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UML English Department Opens Film Series to the Public


LOWELL - The University of Massachusetts Lowell's English Department has initiated a free Thursday night film series in conjunction with its College Writing course.

As part of the new Common Text Program, all incoming freshmen will read Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, chronicling her experiences taking three low-wage jobs in different parts of the United States. The films chosen for the series intersect with Ehrenreich's project and represent a wide variety of attitudes and styles.

       This month's films include Waging a Living, Sept. 15, and Norma Rae, Sept. 22, both at 7 p.m., and Belfast, Maine, Sept. 29 at 5 p.m.  Also included in the fall series are Roger & Me by director Michael Moore, 9 to 5 featuring Dolly Parton, and the popular Mike Judge comedy Office Space. The films will be shown in Room 222 of O'Leary Library, 61 Wilder St., usually at 7 p.m.  All screenings are free and open to the public. For a complete schedule, visit the UMass Lowell calendar Web site at

       The University of Massachusetts Lowell, a comprehensive university with special expertise in applied science and technology, is committed to educating students for lifelong success and conducting research and outreach activities that sustain the economic, environmental, and social health of the region. UML offers its 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students more than 80 degree programs in the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management, and the School of Health and Environment and the Graduate School of Education.  Visit the website at

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