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Thursday, November 7

Diabetes and Latinos, Addressing Health LiteracyA discussion with Dharma E. Cortes, Ph.D. in the Library Staff Lounge of the Healey Library on the eleventh floor from 1:00-2:30pm. Lunch is provided without charge for those who make reservations in advance.

7th Annual Latino Multicultural Festival Today’s activities include morning and evening film presentations, and an Latin American Arts & Crafts Expo, 3- 6 p.m., CPCS Plaza, and Music Night, Wheatley Lounge. For more information contact Casa Latina at 617-287-7945, visit Wheatley, 4th floor, room 123 or email [email protected].

Friday, November 8The Irish band the Wolftones at the Banshee, 934 Dorchester Avenue (617) 436-9747. Tickets cost $20

Pass/Fail Deadline. Students must declare that they will be taking a course Pass/Fail by this date. For more information, call 617-287-6200.

Adrienne Hawkins Master ClassAdrienne Hawkins, artistic director of Impulse Dance Company will present a master class from 4-6pm in the Creative Room of the Clarke Athletic Center. All are welcome, admission is $5.00 at the door.

Biology Department Seminar: Genome systems models — genotype and phenotype2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Science Building, 1st floor, room 006. Featuring Dr. George Church, Harvard University, Department of Genetics. For more information, call 617-287-6600 or email [email protected].

7th Annual Latino Multicultural Festival Today’s activities include a morning film presentation, Folkloric and Multicultural Dance Lessons, 2 – 4 p.m., Wheatley Plaza, and a Multicultural Buffet, 5 – 7 p.m., Wheatley Cafeteria. Also, attend our Multicultural Festival Show, 7 – 10 p.m., Snowden Auditorium. For more information contact Casa Latina at 617-287-7945, visit Wheatley, 4th floor, room 123 or email [email protected].

Ground Zero, NYJoin the Asian Center for a visit to Ground Zero. Tickets are available at Student Life W-1-181. Limit is 1 ticket per valid UMB identification. The ticket includes a round trip bus ride that leaves UMB on this day at 5:00am and returns to UMass by midnight-1:00am. Contact the Asian Student Center for more information: (617) 287-7984.

Saturday, November 9

Pass/Fail and Withdrawal Deadline for off-campus, weekend and on-line classes. For more information, call 617-287-7900.

Monday, November 11

National Geographic Explorer’s The Search for PT 109An exclusive screening of Search for PT 109 will be shown at the John F. Kennedy Library at 5:30pm. Following the screening, the Kennedy Library will host a panel discussion with Dr. Robert Ballard, expedition leader; Maxwell Kennedy, expedition crew member; and Richard Keresey, captain of the PT 105. Boyd Matson, host of the National Geographic Explorer will moderate the discussion. For more information, call (617) 929-4571.

Asian Center Stress Relief Week11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Wheatley, 4th floor, 168. Hungry and stressed out? Join Us at the Asian Center for some free food! For more information, call 617-287-7984 or email [email protected]. Additional dates: December 10-12, 2002.

Tuesday, November 12

Women’s Group12:30 – 1:30 p.m., McCormack, 1st floor, room 613. This support group will provide resources for women to support personal, professional and academic growth. The program will include education programs, guest speakers and peer support. For more information contact Donna Durfee-Stonis at 287-5664 or email [email protected].

Post-Election Analysis: How Did Women Do?6 – 8 p.m., Worcester Public Library, Saxe Room. Join Carol Hardy-Fanta, Director of UMB’s Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy, for an analysis of the 2002 Gubernatorial Election, and hear about the graduate certificate Program for Women in Politics & Public Policy. For directions go to http://www.mccormack.umb.edu/cwppp/events/ For more information, call 617-287-5541 or email [email protected].

An Exhibition to Honor Veterans: “Stack Arms”; work by Ken HrubyNovember 12 – December 20, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., McCormack, 1st floor, Harbor Gallery. A graduate of West Point, Ken Hruby spent 21 years as a professional infantry officer, serving in both Korea and Vietnam. Through his artwork, he re-examines his experience as a soldier and the relationship that exists between the military and the society it serves. Sponsored by the William Joiner Center and Arts on the Point. For more information, email [email protected].

Bring Food for the HungryCampus collection ends for canned food donations on the fifth floor of McCormack, the fourth floor of Wheatley (outside of Student Life), and outside Healey Library.

Wednesday, November 13

Poetry ReadingWriters from the Joiner Center Writers’ Workshop celebrate the publication of Summer Home Review at the Harbor Art Gallery from 2:30-4:00pm.

UMass Boston / American Red Cross Blood Drive9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Clark Athletic Center, 1st floor, lobby. Give the gift of life – thus far, UMass Blood Drives have helped to save the lives of almost 2000 people. To make an appointment to donate please visit our web site at www.umb.edu/students/health and click on the Wellness Center, call 287-5680, or email [email protected].

Graduate Student Assembly Meeting3:45 – 5:15 p.m., Wheatley, 4th floor, student lounge. For more information, call617-287-7975 or email [email protected].

Thursday, November 14

African American Health StudiesTo be held at Northeastern University, the second part of the Phi Beta sponsored discussions of the health of African Americans. In Curry Student Center, Rm. 442, at 6pm, covering Diabetes Types I & II and high blood pressure. For more information, contact Michelyn LaFrance at [email protected].

Art/Talks; Taylor Davis: Points of Origin11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., McCormack, 1st floor, Harbor Gallery. Taylor’s work comes from her experiences growing up in the west. “Cattle cars on trains, cargo crates on flatbed trucks, rural architectural buildings like corn cribs – buildings made to aerate crops – which are half air, half solid; even fences,” are the associations she draws on. Her plywood sculptures refer to these forms, but as a result of meticulous construction and attention to materials, they become abstract rather than utilitarian, and balance solidity with the flow of air and light, which she says, reflect her personality by “being present and absent at once.” For more information, call617-287-5347 or email [email protected].

Defining Success1 – 2 p.m., McCormack, 1st floor, room 613. In a world with so many coulds, shoulds and wants, how do you know how to select what’s best for you? In this 3-step training, you learn how to define the 3 most important, and enduring, measures of success for you. After this exercise, you’ll never forget the phrase “I know how successful I am by how ….” For more information, call 617-287-5680 or email [email protected].

The Balancing Act: Juggling the Demands of School, Work, and FamilyHow do you juggle the pressures of your schoolwork, a job, and caring for your family. Please join Naomi and Carolyn for a workshop and discussion on managing these multiple roles from 12:30-1:30pm at the UMass Wellness Center, McCormack, Rm 1-613.tion, call 617-287-5530 or email [email protected]