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Annual Women in STEM Luncheon
Lowell Campus Lower Cafeteria, 33 Kearney Square.
3/11/2014 12:30 PM
3/11/2014 2:30 PM
Middlesex Community College will sponsor its Women in STEM Luncheon from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, in the Lowell Campus Lower Cafeteria, 33 Kearney Square.
An extension of Lowell Women’s Week 2014, the annual Women in STEM Luncheon will feature a panel of undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate women who are studying and working in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. These women will share their personal stories, including how they chose their areas of interest, and the hurdles and rewards of their work. The speakers will also present their research projects in fields such as astrophysics, computer science, biotechnology, engineering and more.
Although free and open to the public, reservations are required for the Women in STEM Luncheon. To register, contact Professor Margie Bleichman at
Middlesex Community College to Host Free MILES Opening Session
Bedford Campus Center's Cafe East, 591 Springs Road
3/20/2014 2:00 PM
3/20/2014 4:00 PM
Middlesex Community College will host the spring Opening Session of the Middlesex Institute for Lifelong Education for Seniors (MILES) at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 20, in the Bedford Campus Center’s Café East, 591 Springs Road. The event is free and open to the public.
MCC’s MILES program offers stimulating, interactive daytime seminars and workshops with no term papers, tests or grades for active, older adults. This informational and entertaining opening session provides community members an opportunity to learn more about MILES and the courses being offered, and is a good opportunity to meet instructors and peers. Light refreshments will be served.
The MILES Opening Session will feature a keynote address by Robert Thorson, Professor of Geology at the University of Connecticut. Thorson is also author of “Thoreau Country Landscapes: The View from Walden’s Shore.” His book examines Henry David Thoreau as a writer, philosopher, political activist, proto-ecologist and a remarkably skilled physical scientist with a special interest in how his Concord landscape came to be.
Each MILES course is $15. All MILES participants enjoy free use of the MCC Fitness Center and library. For the complete schedule of MILES courses, contact Chris Lindsey at 781-280-3570 or visit https://
. To register for MILES courses, call 1-800-818-3434.
MCC Explores ‘Asia Today’ for Interdisciplinary Weekend 2014
3/28/2014 8:00 AM
3/28/2014 8:00 AM
Register now for “Asia Today,” a unique two-day Interdisciplinary Weekend course, to be held Friday and Saturday, March 28 & 29, at Middlesex Community College. This one-credit course will explore the intersections of cultures and communities in Asia today, through art and literature, history and philosophy, economics and science, music, dance and food.
The two-day course, which is designed to have the feel of a conference, begins on Friday afternoon with a guided tour of the Asia collections found in Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, followed by a thematic meal in Boston’s Chinatown (included).
Saturday sessions begin with a keynote address, titled “China Learns Capitalism” by MCC Professor Peyton Paxson. Concurrent sessions and exhibits follow the keynote, and students can choose which topics they would like to explore.
For more information about “Asia Today,” contact Dona Cady, Dean of International Education, at
. To register for Interdisciplinary Weekend 2014 (IDS 105), call 1-800-818-3434.
Spring Concert Series: ‘Crosscurrents of Chinese Music’
MCC Concert Hall (Building 6), 591 Springs Road, Bedford
3/29/2014 3:00 PM
3/29/2014 5:00 PM
A World of Music, Middlesex Community College’s 2014 spring concert series, begins with “Crosscurrents of Chinese Music,” a multimedia event featuring traditional Chinese music, a new composition written expressly for traditional instruments, and a composition by a Chinese composer combining Eastern and Western influences. The program will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 29, in the MCC Concert Hall (Building 6), on the Bedford campus, 591 Springs Road. The concert is free and open to the public.
Co-sponsored by “Asia Today,” MCC’s 2014 Interdisciplinary Weekend, the concert will open with Wang Guowei, artistic director of the ensemble Music from China and noted erhu soloist, performing traditional Chinese music.
The performance will continue with a video of the 2013 world premier performance of “Es for Erhu, Yangqin, Pipa and Guzheng” by MCC faculty member Richard Chowenhill, performed by Music from China. Guowei and Chowenhill will talk about this unique collaboration.
The event will conclude with “Four Memories of Watercolors for Piano” by Tan Dun, played by MCC Music Department Chairwoman Carmen Rodriguez-Peralta. During this performance, slides of Chinese watercolors will be shown.
To see previous A World of Music performances, visit
. For more information about A World of Music, contact Carmen Rodriguez-Peralta, director, at
or 781-280-3923. For directions, visit:
MCC Celebrity Forum 2014: An Evening with Robert Redford – Actor, Director, Environmentalist
Lowell Memorial Auditorium
6/20/2014 8:00 PM
6/20/2014 10:00 PM
In celebration of the 16th anniversary of the Middlesex Community College Celebrity Forum, the MCC Foundation will feature acclaimed actor, director, environmentalist and Sundance Institute founder Robert Redford at 8 p.m. Friday, June 20, 2014, in the Lowell Memorial Auditorium.
For tickets and sponsorship information about “An Evening with Robert Redford,” please visit http://
or contact MCC Dean of College Advancement Dennis Malvers at 781-280-3514.