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NEWS FROM UML Feb. 8, 2006


NEWS FROM UML Feb. 8, 2006: A notice of upcoming events, photo opportunities and story ideas at UMass Lowell, compiled by the Communications Office, 978-934-3224. For more stories on UML, visit and click on “UML in the News.”

Potential Gubernatorial Candidate Mihos Comes to Class

Thursday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m. ߝ 12:15 p.m.

Where: O’Leary 222, UML South, 66 Wilder St., Lowell

What:  Christy Mihos, owner of Christy's Markets and an unofficial candidate for Massachusetts Governor, will speak to Prof. Jeffrey Gerson’s State and Local Politics class. Gerson is bringing a number of candidates, campaign operatives and state and local officials to speak to his class over the course of the semester.
 Contact: Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233

Venezuela’s Democratic Socialism is Topic for the Consul General

When:  Friday, February 10, 10 a.m.

Where:  Coburn 100, UML South, 850 Broadway St., Lowell

What:  Consul General of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Martin Pacheco will be at UML to discuss democratic socialism in Venezuela. He worked as a journalist for thirty years. He served as Press Secretary to President Chaves and Press Director of the Presidency before being appointed as Consul General in the Netherlands Antilles in 2000. He has served as Consul General in Boston since 2003.

Contact: Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233

UMass Lowell Professor Kicks off Moses Greeley Parker Series

When:  Sunday, Feb. 12, 2 p.m.

Where: Lowell National Historical Park Visitor’s Center, 246 Market St., Lowell

What:  Assistant Prof. Marie Frank of the Cultural Studies Department will give the first talk of the Moses Greeley Parker lecture series, “Lowell Architecture at the Turn of the Century.” She will present a slide show investigating Lowell’s public and civic structures during the American Renaissance (1880-1930), including the Lowell Memorial Auditorium.
    Founded in 1917, the Moses Greeley Parker Lectures are sponsored by the M.G. Parker Lectures Committee and is presented in partnership with UML, the Lowell National Historical Park, Pollard Memorial Library, Whistler House Museum of Art, Revolving Museum, and New England Quilt Museum. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, contact series director Paul Lappin at

Contact:  Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233

Author Addresses Spirituality in Business
When:  Wednesday, Feb. 15 at noon

Where:  Alumni Lounge, UML North, One University Ave., Lowell

What:    Margaret Benefiel, author of “Soul at Work: Spiritual Leadership in Organizations,” will speak as part of the Last Lecture Series. Benefiel, a professor at Andover Newton Theological School, addresses questions such as: How can a company engender spirituality while also worrying about the bottom line? Can a company use its collective spirituality to boost profits?

Contact: Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233

Lowell Experts Discuss Video Blogging and Citizen Journalism
Luncheon Lecture Series Explores Trends in Media
When:  Thursday, Feb. 16, noon

Where:  O’Leary Library, Room 331, UML South, 66 Wilder St., Lowell

What:    An informal lecture series exploring trends in media, information and technology will begin with a talk on “New Directions: I-Media,” presented by Lynne Lupine, of Left in Lowell, and Jason Daniels,pa of Lowell Telecommunications Corporation and the 100-Second Video Festival. They will discuss video-blogging, citizen journalism and micro media.

Contact: Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233


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