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Calendar – 4/29/04

Thursday, April 29

ART/TALKS Art Department Award Recipients, Spring 2004: 1-2pm, McCormack Hall, 1st Floor, Harbor Gallery. The student recipients of awards given by the Art Department will discuss their current academic and/or studio work and, where appropriate, describe the project which the award enables them to pursue. The scholarships: the Sam Walker Scholarship, the Vivian Carolyn Savio Scholarship and the Ruth Butler Travel Scholarship have each been funded in honor of a person associated with the department and are awarded annually on a competitive basis. For more information, call Wendy Baring-Gould at 617-287-5347 or email [email protected].

Water Watch General Meetings 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Wheatley Hall, 4th Floor, Room 156. We meet to discuss upcoming events and projects we are working on such as: cleanups on the Charles and the Neponset rivers, education in K-12 classrooms, Water Watch website development, and other things related to pollution in our water ways. For more information, call Teresa D’Anna at 617-287-3866 or email [email protected].

In the Eye of the Storm: Controversies Surrounding Holocaust Films 2:30 – 4 p.m. The John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies presents the 2004 Bernard A. Stotsky Lecture Series. This year’s distinguished lecturer is Professor John J. Michalczyk. Dr. Michalczyk is a documentary filmmaker whose work since 1990 has focused on issues of social justice. He uses the examinations of painful human experience to shed light on our humanity. For more information, call Candyce Carragher at 617-287-5550 or email [email protected].

Men’s Baseball vs. Fitchburg State 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 617-287-7800 or email [email protected].

Christian Ecumenical Worship 4 – 5 p.m., McCormack Hall, 3rd Floor, Interfaith Chapel. Come and fellowship together in song, scripture, and the Word. For more information, call Rev. Adrienne Berry-Burton at 617-287-5838 or email [email protected].

Friday, April 30

Institute for Asian American Studies Research Fellow Presentation Healey Library, 8th Floor, Provost’s Conference Room. Paul Fernald, Institute for Asian American Studies Research Fellow and University of Connecticut Doctoral Student in Geography, will present his study, “Settlement and Business Sector Growth of Selected Asian American Ethnic Groups in New England, 1980-2003.” Lunch will be provided if you RSVP by April 28. For more information, call Shauna Lo at 617-287-5650 or email [email protected].

5th Annual Graduate Academic Conference 10am-6pm. The Graduate Student Assembly is hosting the 5th Annual Graduate Academic Conference. The event will consist of workshops and guest speakers to help better the academic and professional outlook of our graduate student community. For more information, call Abbas Gokal at 617-287-7975 or email [email protected].

“The Power of NOW” Brown Bag Luncheon Series Noon, McCormack Hall, 3rd Floor, Interfaith Chapel. Find the truth that is within you. Join with the Interfaith Catholic Chaplain for a deeper look at Exkhart Tolle’s “The Power of NOW.” For more information, call Maggie Cahill at 617-287-5839 or email [email protected].

Fundamentals in Marina Management and Planning – EGS 478 1-3:30pm, McCormack Hall, UL, Marine Operations Boat Shop. Classes run Fridays, 1-3:30, March 26 – May 28. Register now and have the opportunity to take the EGS444 internship in the summer. This Independent Study Program is designed to prepare participants for a position at a marina or boatyard facility. The program emphasizes good management techniques, storm preparation considerations, government and environmental regulations, electrical and mechanical systems, as well as “hands-on” basic boating operations. 3 Credits. For more information, call Moni at 617-287-5404 or email [email protected].

Biology Friday Seminar 2:30-4pm, Science Center, 1st Floor, Room 006. Shirley Micallef, Biology Ph.D. Candidate at UMass Boston, will be presenting “Bacterial Community Fingerprinting of the Arabidopsis thaliana Rhizosphere.” And Robert Miller, Biology Ph.D. Candidate at UMass Boston will be presenting “Ecological Factors Structuring Subtidal Invertebrate Communities in the Gulf of Maine.” Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Diana Ruddy at 617-287-6600 or email [email protected].

Saturday, May 1

Men’s Tennis vs. Southern Maine 1-3pm. For more information, call 617-287-7800 or email [email protected] .

Sunday, May 2

Walk For Hunger with the Beyond Our Backyard Sercie ClubFor more information, call Christina Correia at 617-287-7955 or email [email protected]

Beacon Dash 5k Run/Walk 10am, Clark Athletic Center, LL, Lobby. Second annual event to help raise funds for the UMass Boston Early Learning Center. For more information, call 617-287-6788 or email [email protected].

Digital Classroom Seminar Series 12:30-2pm, Healey Library, 11th Floor, Library Staff Lounge. The Digital Classroom Seminars address emerging technologies impacting the classroom. They are held on the second Wednesday of each month. Faculty are invited bring their lunch to the 90 minute sessions. Coffee, tea and dessert will be served. This event is sponsored by the Instructional Technology Center and the Division of Corporate and Continuing and Distance Education. For more information, call Eileen McMahon at 617-287-3998 or email [email protected] .

Tuesday, May 4

Engineering Open House 8:30-9:45am, Science Center, 3rd Floor, Room 126. Introduction to Engineering students present their projects on Data Modeling and Prediction using LabVIEW and Excel. For more information, call Tomas Materdey at 617-287-6435 or email [email protected].

Slomoff Visiting Lectureship in Dispute Resolution: Mediating the Impossible, High Stakes, Complex 1-3pm. Eric Green has mediated some of the most significant and higly visible conflicts in the country, including Microsoft, Enron/Arthur Anderson, Mastercard/Visa, Toms River and Monsanto PCB’s. The impact of the work goes far beyond the results reached by the parties. Mr. Green will describe some of the special features of mediating such cases, and will discuss the ethical and policy implications of handling such important matters in this way. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call Kelly Ward Mason at 617-287-7421 or email [email protected] .

CPCS Faculty Out in the World: Keep Moving Longer, Features for Safe Driving 5-6pm, Wheatley Hall, 4th Floor, CPCS Plaza. CPCS Professor Nina Silverstein along with Gerontology Research Associates Elizabeth Van Ranst, and Alison Gottlieb will show their video “Keep Moving Longer”, and discuss their research-in-progress on increasing awareness of vehicle modifications among older drivers to promote safe mobility. For more information, call Andrea Wight at 617-287-7381 or email [email protected].

Community Ice Cream Social 5:30-7:30pm, Harbor Point Club House. Join the Beyond Our Backyard Service Club in dishing out ice-cream to our elderly neighbors in Harbor Point or just come for the ice-cream. For more information, call Christina Correia at 617-287-7955 or email [email protected].

Wednesday, May 5

Brown vs. Board of Education: 50 Years Later9:30am-12:30pm. The Trotter Institute and the Africana Studies Department are sponsoring this public meeting and forum, which will include a keynote speaker (Judge Charles Walker, former chair of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination), and three respondents (Gerald Gil, Professor of History, Tufts University; Monique Brinson, Teacher, Boston Public Schools; and Jean McGuire, Executive Director, METCO. The presentations will be followed by a question/answer period and open microphone for comment. For more information, call Castellano Turner at 617-287-5879 or email [email protected].

Casa Latina Festival12pm-7pm, Join Casa Latina for the 7th annual Spring Festival on Cinco de Mayo. Brazilian Samba by Fernando Holz and Band, Latin rock band “Sarcasmo”, and Mariachi El Charro. Campus Center Plaza. Food, Prizes, Fun.

ECO-Tours of UMass Boston 3-3:40pm, Service Building, UL, Recycling/Sustainability Program Office. ‘Green’ buildings, furnishings, recycled paper, compostable bags and energy efficiency – it is all happening at UMass Boston. Get to know your Sustainable Campus and ‘Green’ efforts at UMB. Find out what we recycle and how UMass Boston is making environmentally responsible choices. For more information, call UMBe Green at 617-287-5083 or email [email protected].

Critical & Creative Thinking Graduating Student Presentations 4:15-8:30pm, Wheatley Hall, 4th Floor, Grad Student Lounge. www.cct.umb.edu/openhouse04.html For more information, call peter taylor at 617-287-7636 or email [email protected].

Spring Choral Concert 7:30pm, Peoples Baptist Church of Boston: 134 Camden Street, Boston, MA. The UMass Boston University Chorus and Chamber Singers; Jeffrey Rink, Conductor; Terry Halco, Accompanist. Program includes works by Byrd, Handel, Mendelssohn, Purcell and Schutz. Requested donation of $5.00 ($3.00 for students and seniors). Unauthorized use of cameras and recording devices prohibited. Small children and infants will not be admitted. For more information, call 617-287-6984.

Thursday, May 6

Engineering Open House 8:30-9:45am, Science Center, 3rd Floor, Room 126. Second day of the Data Modeling using LabVIEW and Excel Project Presentations, by Engin 103 students. For more information, call Tomas Materdey at 617-287-6435 or email [email protected] .

Institute for Asian American Studies Research Fellow Presentation 1-3pm. Monica Chiu, Research Fellow at the Institute for Asian American Studies and Assistant Professor of English at University of New Hampshire will present her study, ” That was Then; This is Now: Lao American Youth Culture in a New Hamphire Seacoast High School.” Lunch will be provided if you RSVP by May 4. For more information, call 617-287-5650 or email [email protected] .

Graduate Student Assembly Meeting 3-4pm. The Graduate Student Assembly is dedicated to enhancing the academic and professional development of our graduate student community. Membership is open to all matriculated graduate students, who are invited to attend the meetings. For more information visit the GSA website at www.gsa.umb.edu or call 617-287-7975.

Critical & Creative Thinking Graduating Student Presentations 4:15 – 8:30 p.m., Wheatley Hall, 4th Floor, Grad Student Lounge. www.cct.umb.edu/openhouse04.html For more information, call peter taylor at 617-287-7636 or email [email protected] .

Antigone by Jean Anouilh8-10pm, McCormack Hall, 2nd Floor, McCormack Theatre. Directed by Daniel Gidron. Ticket prices: $10.00 ($7.00 students with valid UMB ID and seniors). Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis on the date of performance. The McCormack Theatre Box Office opens 30-minutes prior to the start of the performance. Unauthorized use of cameras and other recording devices is strictly prohibited! Children under 4 years not admitted. Anyone requiring disability-related accommodations in order to fully participate in this event should contact Carol DeSouza at (617) 287-5166 or e-mail [email protected] no later than 2 weeks prior to the event. For more information, call Performing Arts Department at 617-287-5640.