NEWS FROM UML - April 12, 2005

04/12/2005
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A notice of upcoming events, photo opportunities and story ideas at UMass Lowell, compiled by the Communications and Marketing Office, 978-934-3224. For more stories on UML, visit www.uml.edu and click on "UML in the News."

 

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Evelyn Murphy to Speak Thursday at UML Forum

Film Series Continues with Monkey Dance

Eric Jackson to Jazz Up UMass Lowell

Speaker Says Gender Myths Hurt Both Sides in the Battle of the Sexes

A Portrait of the Artist, and Many Others, Is Topic of Art Symposium

Hollywood Film Based on UML Author's Book Opens Next Week

 

Evelyn Murphy to Speak Thursday at UML Forum

 

When:  Thursday, April 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

Where:  Alumni Library Lounge, University Avenue, UML North

 

What:

Former Lt. Gov. Evelyn Murphy will be the featured guest speaker at a University of Massachusetts Lowell forum on Are Women Getting Even? Women, Men and Wages. Murphy is the founding president of the WAGE Project, Inc., which is dedicated to addressing wage disparities for women, and a resident scholar at Brandeis University's Women's Research Center.

The 7th Annual Gathering at the Well Forum is presented by the University's Center for Women and Work (CWW) and funded in part by its Council for Diversity and Pluralism.  It is designed to promote dialogue on issues of women and work and develop action agendas for the region. 

For more information on the event, which is free of charge and welcomes tax deductible donations, call 978-934-4380 or register online at www.uml.edu/centers/women-work.

 

Contact:  Patti McCafferty, 978-934-3238, patricia_mccafferty@uml.edu

 

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Film Series Continues with Monkey Dance

 

When:  Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., April 14, 21 and 28

 

Where:  Boott Cotton Mills Events Center, 115 John St.,  Lowell

 

What:

"Patterns of Community Development," a documentary film series, continues every Thursday in April, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Events Center in the Boott Cotton Mills Museum in downtown Lowell. Admission is free and each evening will feature refreshments and entertainment before the film.

On April 14 the 65-minute Monkey Dance, a new documentary film, will air. It follows the lives of three Cambodian-American teenagers through three years of their lives in Lowell. The three are members of Lowell's Angkor Dance Troupe. A selection of troupe members will perform. Cambodian Expressions and the Angkor Dance Troupe are co-sponsors.

The April 21 film The Value of Life: AIDS in Africa Revisited (54 minutes) tells of United Nations HIV/AIDS envoy Stephen Lewis who in 2003 visited Africa - where 30 million have HIV/AIDS. It offers solutions to the epidemic.  It is co-sponsored by Second World.  The series will conclude with Is Wal-Mart Good for America?on April 28.

For more information on the series, visit www.uml.edu/com/CITA.

 

Contact:  Patti McCafferty, 978-934-3238, patricia_mccafferty@uml.edu

 

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Eric Jackson to Jazz Up UMass Lowell

 

When:  Tuesday, April 19 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

Where:  O'Leary Library, Room 222, 61 Wilder St., UML South

 

What: 

WGBH Radio's "Jazz with Eric in the Evening" has been voted radio's Best Jazz Show by readers of the The Boston Globe. Jackson next week will speak to the campus community about legendary jazz and blues singer Billie Holliday.

The event is free and open to the public.

 

Contact:  Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, (978) 934-3233, renae_lias@uml.edu

 

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Speaker Says Gender Myths Hurt Both Sides in the Battle of the Sexes

 

When:  Tuesday, April 19 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

 

Where:  O'Leary Library, Room 222, 61 Wilder St., UML South

 

What:            

Rosalind Chait Barnett, executive director of the Commuinty, Families, and Work Program at Brandeis University's Womens Studies Research Center, will speak on "Same Difference: How Gender Myths are Hurting our Relationships, Our Children, and Our Jobs." Light refreshments will be provided, and the talk will be followed by open discussion.

The event is cosponsored by the UMass Lowell Psychology Graduate Student Organization and the Center for Women & Work, and funded by the UML Bookstore Committee.  It is free and open to the public.

 

Contact: Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, (978) 934-3233, renae_lias@uml.edu

 

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A Portrait of the Artist, and Many Others, Is Topic of Art Symposium

 

When:  Friday, April 22 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

 

Where:  O'Leary Library, Room 222, 61 Wilder St., UML South

 

 What: 

"American Portraiture and the Construction of Identity" will be discussed by Liana Cheney, UML professor of art history; Deborah Varat, assistant professor of art history at the University of Southern New Hampshire; John Christ, visiting professor, Tufts and UMass Lowell; and Paul Master-Karnik, director of the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park.

Sponsored by the Art History Club and Friends of the UMass Lowell Library, the event is free and open to the public. A reception will immediately follow.  For more information, contact Marie Frank at (978) 934-3482 or Marie_Frank@uml.edu.

 

Contact:  Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, (978) 934-3233, renae_lias@uml.edu

 

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Hollywood Film Based on UML Author's Book Opens Next Week

 

When:  Friday, April 22 at 5:30 p.m.

 

Where:  Alumni Library and Cumnock Hall, University Avenue, UML North

 

What:

            A $26 million Hollywood feature film, based on the book by UMass Lowell Adjunct Professor and Writer Geoffrey Douglas, will debut in theatres nationwide on Friday April 22.

            The University will host an invitation-only premiere of The Game of Their Lives, featuring an introduction and book-signings by Douglas, beginning with a red-carpet reception at 6 p.m. at Cumnock Hall.  (Author press availability is scheduled for 5:30 to 6 p.m. in Alumni Library directly across the street.)

            Based on Douglas' book of the same name, The Game of Their Lives tells the true story of the 1950 U.S. National Soccer Team and the greatest upset in the history of the World Cup.  The movie is directed by David Anspaugh with the screenplay by Angelo Pizzo, the writer-director team that created the 1986 box-office favorite "Hoosiers," which was nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe Award.  For more information, visit www.gameoftheirlivesmovie.com.

Douglas, the author of three books, is an adjunct instructor of English and staff writer at UMass Lowell since 1998.  He has been published widely, including a 2001 Yankee piece "A Question of Life and Death," which was a finalist for the National Magazine Award.

 

Contact:  Patti McCafferty, 978-934-3238, patricia_mccafferty@uml.edu

 

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