January 2012 Archives

    Edited By Bill Granfield william_granfield@student.uml.edu
    Starting on Sunday in the second week the students took a tour of the old city of Macau including an almond cookie factory.   Professor Saravara wanted to emphasize fresh local food, including almond cookies, and shark fin soup.  The tour for this week was the HSBC bank in Hong Kong. The students were given a lecture and tour by Professor Saravara friend's Stanley. The lecture was on protest management, a unique opportunity for the students.  Students were then allowed to stay in Hong Kong for the weekend if they wanted too.

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W2 2 Shark Fin.jpgRight: Fresh Fish Market, Shark Fin soup.

W2 3 HSBC Lecture.jpgLeft: HSBC Bank Lecture on Protest Managment

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Right: View From on top of the HSBC Building

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Left: Professor Saravara's Friend Doug and Family.

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Above: Ocean Park Hong Kongs "Sea World"

W2 8 Ocean park me and Michelle.jpgAbove: Professor Sarava and His Wife Michelle

W2 9 Meeting with CityU.jpgLeft: Outside City University In Hong Kong

Edited by Bill Granfield william_granfield@student.uml.edu  
 The trip started off at Logan Airport out of Boston. One of the major challenges was to choose the best airline and route. Professor Saravara's background and experience allowed him to choose the best and most convenient route.  The best flight was a layover in Chicago, and then a slightly shorter route over the North Pole which provided less turbulence.

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The route included a 747 which is a very reliable plane which has been in service for years.Professor Saravara teaches his classes that attention to detail is important, and he was sure to check seat size, cabin size, and even the seat layout.  Some of the students where seasoned flyers and some weren’t. Professor Saravara had to be prepared for that and anything that might come at him. A complete orientation was held prior to the flight. 

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After the class landed they took a short ferry to the island, and the students were able to get settle into their dorms and then went out for dinner as a group. On the first day students took a tour of the university, and Sanado square, and the St. Paul ruins.

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Left: Group Shot of Students and Professor Saravara at Senado Square

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Right: St. Paul's Ruins

During this week class also started, Professor Saravara paired the students up with University of Macau Counterparts, which after a short lecture, they worked together on projects.  The first tour of the week was at the Venetian Casino, one of the largest Casinos in Macau.

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Left: Professor Saravara Teaching.

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The Students were able to view one of the control centers, in the casino Guided by Matt Forbes.

Right: Professor Saravara's Daughter and Son

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Left: A  "Still Actor" in the Venetian Casino
Edited by Bill Granfield william_granfield@student.uml.edu
During the Summer of 2011, Professor Stephen Saravara and 12 students from the Criminology Department took an enriching trip to the Island of Macau. The trip itself was one of the first, and largest trips overseas at UMass Lowell. The primary purpose of the trip was to be able to offer students an affordable way to go overseas, to give students a class that offered 6 credits, could benefit the student that had a security or law enforcement interest and finally to provide a culturally enriching  experience for the students. Professor Saravara had lots of support from the Criminology department in setting up the trip.  
    In all twenty students from the University of Macau, and twelve Umass Lowell Students met over the summer in what would turn out to be a very enriching experience. Another trip is planned for this summer and might possibly  be open to Sociology Majors and possibly all students. The core theme of the class was asset protection,which was then broken down to vulnerability assessments and approaches.  Students were assigned a buddy from Umass and one from the University of Macau creating groups to take students around. One day every week  for four weeks, Professor Saravara and the students were taken on a field trip in which they given a behind the scenes tour of security at larger companies.

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