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April 10, 2003: 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 UMass Lowell, visit and click on NEWS.

 What's in this issue:

Wheelchair Basketball Scheduled for Friday

Writer in Residence Performs Pieces of Her Work

Mexican Economist to Speak On Child Labor in Mexico

Grad Students to Give Third Graders Interactive Geography Lesson


?>Wheelchair Basketball Scheduled for Friday

?> When: Friday, April 11, 7 p.m.

Where: UMass Lowell Campus Recreation Center, corner of Pawtucket and Aiken streets, Lowell


           The UMass Lowell Physical Therapy Club hosts the Bay State Wheelers, a Worcester-based team in wheelchairs, for their annual basketball match-up Friday, April 11 at the Campus Recreation Center. PT Club members, all candidates in the physical therapy doctoral program, have yet to win against their wheeled competition.

            The game is a fundraiser organized annually by the UMass Lowell student group, with proceeds from the sale of t-shirts and baked goods supporting a local charity. This year's sales will go to the Bay State Wheelers' organization.  Admission is free.

Contact:  Elizabeth James, University Communications, 978-934-3226

Writer in Residence Performs Pieces of Her Work

When: Monday, April 14, at 2:30 p.m.

Where: 205 Coburn Hall, UMass Lowell South, Broadway Street, Lowell


Elizabeth Cox, the Kerouac Writer in Residence for spring 2003, will read from her work on Monday, April 14 at 2:30 p.m. in Coburn Hall Room 205, UMass Lowell South on Broadway Street.

Cox is the author of three novels: Night Talk, The Ragged Way People Fall Out of Love and Familiar Ground. The reading is sponsored by the Department of English.

For information, contact Prof. Bill Roberts, (978) 934-2515.

 Contact: Rick Sherburne, University Communications, (978) 934-3232

Mexican Economist to Speak On Child Labor in Mexico

When: Tuesday, April 15, Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Where: 500 O'Leary Library, UMass Lowell South, Wilder Street, Lowell


Economist Luis Felipe Lopez-Calva from the Universidad de las Americas (UDLA) in Puebla, Mexico and the Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City will speak about his research on child labor in Mexico on Tuesday, April 15 at noon in Room 500 O'Leary Library on UMass Lowell's South Campus.

Dr. Lopez-Calva's research looks particularly at the impact of community level cultural and behavioral rules/norms on individual household decision-making about child


For information, contact Prof. Chris Tilly, (978) 934-2796 or

Contact: Rick Sherburne, University Communications, (978) 934-3232

Grad Students to Give Third Graders Interactive Geography Lesson

When:  Thursday, April 17

Where: (9:30 to 9:55 a.m.) Mrs. Hassatt's class, Washington School, Lowell

               (10:30 to 11:30 a.m.) Pawtucketville School Auditorium, Lowell


In honor of the 200th anniversary of Lewis and Clark's journey, graduate students from UMass Lowell's elementary education program will perform an interactive play for Lowell third graders. The play, written by the six UMass Lowell students, is an interactive geography lesson while detailing Lewis and Clark's experience.

Contact: Elaine Hays Keough, University Communications, (978) 934-3325

For more information, contact or 978-934-3224