News from UMass Lowell for the Week of Nov. 1, 2010

11/02/2010
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Nov. 1, 2010: This a notice of upcoming events, photo opportunities and story ideas at UMass Lowell, compiled by the Office of Public Affairs, 978-934-3224. For more stories about UMass Lowell, visit www.uml.edu and click on “UML in the News.”  Please note, contact names below are for the media and are not for publication.

Hot topics of the week: UMass Lowell experts are available for interviews about the outcome of tomorrow’s elections and the upcoming flu season.

N.E. Football Night at UMass Lowell Hockey
Robotics Workshop for Teachers is Saturday
National Expert Discusses ‘Bubble Economy’
University to Sign Compact, Hold Diversity Event
Brown Joins Student Veterans at Flag-Raising
Explore Graduate Study Options at Open House
String Project Celebrates 10 Years with Concert
Relief Volunteer Discusses Conditions in Haiti


N.E. Football Night at UMass Lowell Hockey
 
When:
     Friday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m.
 
What:      The first 1,000 fans to arrive at this Friday’s UMass Lowell River Hawks hockey game will receive a free bobblehead of former New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi. Three members of the Patriots cheerleading squad will also be in attendance, giving away posters and signing autographs during the first intermission. The River Hawks will battle Hockey East opponent Vermont for the first time this season. Doors open at 6 p.m. and a portion of ticket proceeds will benefit the American Stroke Association. All home hockey games are free to UMass Lowell students with a valid student ID. Tickets are available online at www.uml.edu/tsongascenter, by phone at 866-722-8780 and at the Tsongas Center box office.
 
Where:      Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Lowell
 
Contacts for media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Renae Lias Claffey, 978-934-3233, Renae_Lias@uml.edu

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Robotics Workshop for Teachers is Saturday
 
When: 
   Saturday, Nov. 6, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 
What:     The Science and Robotics Workshop will instruct K-12 educators how they can use projects like the one demonstrated at this event to teach their own students. The teachers will also be able to attend a session on data collection and learn about other university programs and educational opportunities. The workshop is hosted by UMass Lowell Computer Science Profs. Holly Yanco and Fred Martin.
 
Where:     Olsen Hall, Third Floor, UML North, 198 Riverside St., Lowell
 
Contacts for media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Renae Lias Claffey, 978-934-3233, Renae_Lias@uml.edu

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National Expert Discusses 'Bubble Economy’
 
When: 
    Monday, Nov. 8, noon to 1:30 p.m.
 
What:      Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C., will discuss the economic issues the country faces in a way all can understand. Baker has written a number of books on the subject, including one for which the lecture is named, “Recovering from the Bubble Economy.” He worked as a consultant for the World Bank and the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress. This talk is part of the Lunchtime Lecture Series launched by UMass Lowell to enrich campus and community programs through the discussion of tough topics and current events.
 
Where:    UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren St., Lowell
 
Contacts for media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Renae Lias Claffey, 978-934-3233, Renae_Lias@uml.edu

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University to Sign Compact, Hold Diversity Event
 
When:      Wednesday, Nov. 10. Compact signing is 9 to10:30 a.m.; “Diversity in Motion” is 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
 
What:  
     UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan will join leaders from Middlesex Community College and Lowell General Hospital in signing a Merrimack Valley offshoot of the Commonwealth Compact ߝ established in 2008 to increase diversity in the Bay State by encouraging people of all races, religions, nationalities and genders to live and work in Massachusetts. In addition to Lowell General, several top employers in the region will witness the signing, including Pharmaceutical Strategies, Enterprise Bank and Lowell Community Health, along with Lowell City Manager Bernie Lynch. Following the signing, UMass Lowell Equal Opportunity and Outreach will host the third annual “Diversity in Motion,” which this year focuses on veterans and features Major Gen. Joseph Carter, adjutant general of the Massachusetts National Guard, as keynote speaker. Note: This event is not open to the public but members of the media are welcome to attend.

Where:      Compact signing ߝ Allen House, UML South, Two Solomont Way, Lowell; Diversity in Motion ߝ UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren St., Lowell

Contacts for media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Renae Lias Claffey, 978-934-3233, Renae_Lias@uml.edu

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Brown Joins Student Veterans at Flag-Raising

When:     Wednesday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m.
 
What:      A ceremonial flag-raising in honor of Veterans Day will be preceded by remarks from U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan, Student Veteran’s Organization President David Boyd and other dignitaries. Approximately 1,270 veterans attend UMass Lowell.
 
Where:  
    Cumnock Hall front lawn, UML North, One University Ave., Lowell
 
Contacts for media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Renae Lias Claffey, 978-934-3233, Renae_Lias@uml.edu

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Explore Graduate Study Options at Open House

When:    Wednesday, Nov. 10, 4 to 7 p.m.
 
What:     Representatives from UMass Lowell Graduate Admissions will offer information to prospective graduate students in all subject areas at this year’s open house. Visitors can meet faculty members, register for spring courses on campus and online, and find out about all UMass Lowell has to offer. Professionals from the Registrar’s and Financial Aid offices will be available to answer questions.
 
Where:  
   UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren St., Lowell
 
Contacts for media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Renae Lias Claffey, 978-934-3233, Renae_Lias@uml.edu

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String Project Celebrates 10 Years with Concert

When:     Sunday, Nov. 14, 3 p.m.
 
What:     The UMass Lowell String Project will commemorate its 10th anniversary with a benefit concert featuring the Harlem Quartet. The New England Orchestra and Lowell Youth Orchestra will also perform. Proceeds will go to the project’s mission to provide high-quality stringed-instrument instruction and creative music classes to local students from elementary school through high school. Reservations are $30 for the concert only or $100 for the concert and a VIP reception at Allen House following the performance. To register, contact Jacqueline_Ledoux@uml.edu or 978-934-2236.
 
Where:     Durgin Concert Hall, UML South, 35 Wilder St., Lowell
 
Contacts for media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Renae Lias Claffey, 978-934-3233, Renae_Lias@uml.edu

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Relief Volunteer Discusses Conditions in Haiti

When:    Tuesday, Nov. 16, 4 p.m.
 
What:     David Campbell ߝ whose volunteer work has taken him around the world, including to Haiti after the devastating earthquake ߝ will discuss the current state of the nation as it struggles to recover. Campbell is the executive director of All Hands Volunteers, a non-profit organization based in Carlisle that helps survivors of disasters around the world. He is also one of the founders of Hands On Thailand, established after the tsunami in 2005, and gathered 1,500 volunteers to aid residents of the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina.
 
Where: 
   Pasteur Hall, Room 301, UML North, One University Ave., Lowell
 
Contacts for media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Renae Lias Claffey, 978-934-3233, Renae_Lias@uml.edu

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