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Calendar – 2/13/03

Thursday 13

National Issues Forum To Release “Racial and Ethnic Tensions Report on the Issues 2003” at UMass Boston3:30 – 5:30 p.m., Chancellor’s Conference Room, Quinn Administration, 3rd floor. Featuring discussion and viewing of “A Public Voice,” a PBS documentary filmed partially at UMass Boston in February 2002.

Women’s Basketball vs. Framingham State College 6 p.m., Clark Athletic Center.

GRE & GMAT Test Drive6 p.m. Kaplan will be offering an opportunity for students to take a free practice GMAT & GRE administered under simulated testing conditions. This is a terrific opportunity for prospective business and graduate students to answer a critical question, “If I took the exam today, how would I score?” To register, please call 1-800-KAP-TEST or visit kaptest.com/testdrive. The Boston Kaplan Center is located at One Congress Street, right off the Green and Orange Haymarket T stop.

Friday 14

STD Awareness Party10 a.m. – 2 p.m., McCormack 1st floor lobby, information booth. Refreshments and STD information provided by the Wellness Center. For more information, call 617-287-5680.

Biology Department Seminar2:30 – 4 p.m., Science Building, 1st floor, room 006. Featuring Kathy Wood Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Biology, title TBA and Nancy Goranson, Ph.D. Candidate Dept. of Biology, “Hermaphrodite Choice in the Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans: effects of Environmental and Genetic Variation.” For more information, call 617-287-6600 or email [email protected].

Saturday 15

Women’s Basketball vs. Plymouth State College 1 p.m., Clark Athletic Center

Men’s Basketball vs. Plymouth State College 3 p.m., Clark Athletic Center

The McCormack Institute is pleased to present Mayor Edi Rama of Tirana, Albania as this year’s Robert C. Wood Visiting Professor in Public and Urban Affairs. At the public lecture, “Artful Democracy: Urban Government and Planning After Communism” on Tuesday, February 25, 2003, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm Mayor Rama will discuss the challenges he faces as a modern mayor in a post-communist state dealing with changing the people’s mentality to be open to democracy and rebuilding a neglected infrastructure. Please join us in the Chancellor’s Conference Room, 3rd floor, Quinn Administration Building.

Monday 17

President’s Day. University Closed.

Tuesday 18

WUMB 91.9FM’s Member Concert featuring British singer-songwriter Julian Dawson7:30 – 9 p.m., Healey Library, Lower Level, Media Auditorium. There is limited free seating starting this month for UMass Boston students to attend WUMB 91.9FM’s monthly member concerts. Call in 617-287-6900 in advance to make a reservation.Wednesday 19

UMB Center for Students with disABILITIESMunch & Mingles DiscussionSeries Community Disability Supports and ResourcesState Agencies, Community Service Providers, Independent Living Centers, Information and Referral Sources, Legal Information and AdvocacyTwo sessions 11:30-12:30 or 12:30-1:30(M/1/415) or (617) 287-7965

Reflection and Discussion”If your Racism is Unconscious, You are a problem: Reflections of a Recovering Racist.”11:30am M/3/Interfaith Chapel

The Watermark presents Mary Sullivan, author of the novel Stay and ccordinator PEN New England. Reading at the Harbor Art Gallery.

Beyond our Backyard: A Community Orientation at UMBWhat difference do you make?2:30 – 4 p.m., McCormack, 3rd floor, Ryan Lounge. Hear UMass Boston students, faculty, staff and community members discuss community service opportunities and their experiences. Panelists will address the Environment, Youth Development, and Homelessness & Hunger in our community. For more information call 617-287-7955. Brought to UMass Boston by the Office of the Chancellor, the Office of Service Learning & Community Outreach. Sponsored by Campus Compact and the Pew Charitable Trusts, the national Raise Your Voice Campaign will bring together more than 100,000 students to address issues and create solutions.

Thursday 20

Live Satellite Event: Copyright Issues Online2:30-4 p.m., Healey, lower level. In this workshop, faculty and staff will learn how to apply the “fair use” provision of international copyright code when using copyrighted materials in digital forms. Topics covered will include guidelines and “rules of thumb” regarding the circumstances under which faculty should obtain permission to use materials they did not create. (Knowing when permissions are not required can save a great deal of time and money.) The workshop will also provide information on the simplest, most efficient ways to obtain permission for use when “fair use” guidelines do not apply. For more information, call 617-287-3990.

Golden Key Membership DeadlineFor those who intend to join Golden Key International Honour Society, this is the last day to do so. For more information, call 617-287-5606 or email [email protected].

Alternative Health Fair10 a.m. – 3 p.m., McCormack 1st and 2nd floor hallways. Sponsored by the Wellness Center. For more information, call 617-287-5680.

Friday 21

Biology Department Seminar2:30 – 4 p.m., Science Building, 1st floor, room 006. Featuring Mr. Joel Tickner, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production,”Precaution, Scientific Tools, and the Research Agenda.” For more information, call 617-287-6600 or email [email protected].

Men’s Ice Hockey vs. St. Anselm College 7 pm, Clark Athletic Center.

Saturday 22

Men’s Ice Hockey vs. New England College 3 pm, Clark Athletic Center.

Monday 24

WUMB-FM’s Winter On-Line AuctionFrom Feb. 24 – 28, log on to www.wumb.org for a chance to bid on more than a hundred items of all types including art work, autographed CDs, a fishing outing and more. For more information, call 617-287-6900.

Tuesday 25

FREE Open mic/Spoken word EventOn Saturday, February 15, 2003, the Boston African American National Historic Site is presenting an open mic/spoken word event to celebrate the centennial anniversary of WEB DuBois’ book, The Souls of Black Folk, at 7:00pm at the African Meeting House at 46 Joy Street, Beacon Hill, Boston. Call 617-742-5415 for details. FREE

Women in Politics and Public Policy Open House4 – 6 p.m., Wheatley Hall, 4th floor, student lounge. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact the assistant director, Jain Ruvidich-Higgins, at 617-287-6785 or [email protected].

Public Lecture with Robert C. Wood Visiting Professorship in Public and Urban Affairs Featuring Mayor Edi Rama of Albania 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Quinn Administration Building, Chancellor’s Conference Room. Hear Rama’s first hand account of the difficulties involved when a country transitions from Communism to Democracy. For more information, call 617-287-5534.

72″x90″ acrylic on canvas painting by Michael Russo. The ceremony will be held in the Malcolm X Lounge where the painting will be hung and there will be comments from Pearl and Deirdre Russo. A reception and panel discussion will follow in the CPCS Plaza. Ismael Ramirez-Soto, Dean of CPCS will moderate the panel comprised of Robert Johnson, Chair, Africana Studies Dept., Chris Nteta, CPCS Professor and Regina Rodriguez-Mitchell, Director, Trotter Institute. For more information contact Marie Kennedy at 617-287-7262.