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NEWS FROM UML Nov. 24, 2006


Nov. 24, 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.” Please note, contact names below are for the media and are not intended to be published.

Community Writing Project Explores Gender Violence

When:  Tuesday, Nov. 28, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Where: O’Leary Library, Room 222, 61 Wilder St., UML South
What:  Community writers from several Lowell-area organizations will be honored for their contribution to the Community and Social Psychology graduate program’s seminar, “Creating Alternatives to Gendered Violence.” UML students in the program organized and conducted workshops around gendered violence, and community participants wrote about the issue. Writers from the following groups will be honored: the House of Hope, the Lowell Teen Coalition, the United Teen Equality Center/UTEC, Middlesex Community College Women to Work Transition Program and the YWCA of Greater Lowell Young Parents Program.
Contact: Elizabeth James, University Communications, 978-934-3226

UVAS Features UML Prof. George Chigas

When:  Tuesday, Nov. 28, 7 p.m. 

Where: National Park Visitors Center, 246 Market. St., Lowell
What:  This third installment of UVAS, the Urban Village Arts Series, features Prof. George Chigas of Political Science who writes about many subjects, especially life as a Greek-American boy in Lowell and about the Cambodian experience in Lowell. Also appearing this week are Peter Manseau, author of “Vows: the Story of a Priest, a Nun and their Son,” and Melvern Taylor, an Andover native who lives in Lowell, who performs with the Fabuloso Meltones. Among the sponsors of UVAS are the UMass Lowell Community Relations and English Departments and Prof. Melissa Pennell of English.
Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233 or

No Credit Where Credit is Due’ Subject of Psychology Talk

When:  Wednesday, Nov. 29, 10 a.m.

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

What:   “No Credit Where Credit Is Due: Differential Attributions of Credit in Mixed Sex Work Teams,” is the topic of Psychology Prof. Michelle Haynes’s talk. The lecture is offered as part of the Psychology Research Colloquium Series.
Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233 or

Provost Probes Punk
Wooding Speaks, Kominas Performs

When:  Thursday, Nov. 30, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

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

What:  Provost John Wooding’s talk, “Anarchy in the U.K. ߝ The Sex Pistols and the Clash,” will explore the rise of punk rock. UMass Lowell student Basim Usmani will perform with his Muslim punk band, Kominas. The talk and performance are offered as part of Prof. Jeffrey Gerson’s Politics and Music course.
Contact: Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233 or

UML and Lowell High Students Ask ‘What’s Art Got to Do With It?!’

Thursday, Nov. 30, 6:30 ߝ 8:30 p.m.
        6:30 ߝ Reception
        7:00 ߝ Opening remarks and video
        8:00 ߝ Discussion
Revolving Museum, 22 Shattuck St., Lowell 

What:  What’s Art Got to Do With It?!, a video, reflects the summer research of four UML students and six students of Lowell High School to investigate the impact of the arts in Lowell. Working out of UML’s Center for Family, Work and Community, the students interviewed 300 peopleߞ;attendees at festivals and galleries, business owners, high school and college students, representatives of neighborhood groups, city leaders, artists and musicians and museum directorsߞ;and made recommendations about improving and sustaining economic and social development in the city through its arts.

Contact:  Sandra Seitz, 978-934-3225,

Tripathy Symposium Features Latest Materials Research

When:              Friday, Dec. 1, 8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Where:            MIL Conference Room, Wannalancit Mills, 600 Suffolk St., Lowell

What:  The Sukant Tripathy Memorial Symposium, sponsored by the Center for Advanced Materials, will include eight presentations by leading scientists in materials research. Tailored and bioengineered materials are being developed for therapeutic uses, as sensors, in organic photovoltaics and optoelectronics ߝ and are being produced by non-toxic, environmentally benign processes. For information updates, visit

Contact: Sandra Seitz, 978-934-3225,

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