UMass Boston Professor Chico Colvard to be Featured on CityLine
September 23, 2011
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Colvard among the IDEAS Boston Speakers Spotlighted on Sunday Program
University of Massachusetts Boston Adjunct Professor Chico Colvard will be featured on the Sunday, September 25 edition of CityLine on WCVB-TV Channel 5. Colvard is one of 16 leading-edge thinkers taking part in IDEAS Boston 2011, a conference which takes up permanent residence at the University of Massachusetts Boston on October 20.
CityLine is WCVB-TV’s weekly urban news and feature magazine program that airs on Sundays at noon.
Joining Colvard on the program is Dr. Claudius Conrad, a surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital who uses music in the operating room, and Marjorie Agosín, a poet, humanitarian, and award-winning activist who teaches Latin American studies at Wellesley College.
Colvard, who is also an alumnus of UMass Boston, debuted his documentary A Family Affair at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010. He currently teaches courses on race, law, and the media at UMass Boston.
To register for IDEAS Boston, learn more about sponsorship opportunities, or read up on all of this year’s IDEAS Boston speakers, visit www.ideasboston.com. Preregistration is required, and closes October 14.
IDEAS Boston is sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Boston, Plymouth Rock Assurance, Ambit Creative Group, Bank of America, the Barr Foundation, Weil, IBM, and Interise. This year’s media partners are The Boston Globe, WBUR radio, WCVB-TV Channel 5, and MassINC.
About UMass Boston
With a growing reputation for innovative research addressing complex issues, the University of Massachusetts Boston, metropolitan Boston’s only public university, offers its diverse student population both an intimate learning environment and the rich experience of a great American city. UMass Boston’s eight colleges and graduate schools serve 16,000 students while engaging local, national, and international constituents through academic programs, research centers, and public service activities. To learn more about UMass Boston, visit www.umb.edu.