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NEWS FROM UML Dec. 6, 2006


A notice of upcoming events, photo opportunities and story ideas at UMass Lowell, compiled by the Communications Office, 978-934-3224. For more stories on UML, visit and click on ?UML in the News.? Please note, contact names below are for the media and are not intended to be published.

UMass Lowell Professors to Receive Public Service Awards

When:  Friday, December 8, 12 noon

    The UMass President's Office, 225 Franklin Street, 33rd Floor, Boston

What:  UMass President Jack M. Wilson and UMass Board of Trustees Chairman Stephen P. Tocco will present the annual UMass President's Public Service Awards to UMass Lowell awardees Engineering Dean John Ting and Mechanical Engineering Prof. John Duffy. Ting was nominated in part because he played a key role in obtaining more than $1 million for the Engineering College's Service Learning Initiative. Duffy, director of the Center for Sustainable Energy at UML, has been an advocate for solar power and other alternative energies for more than 20 years. Four faculty from the other UMass campuses also will be recognized.

Contact:  Bill Wright, UMass President's Office, 617-287-7065

University Orchestra Presents 'Mostly Mozart'

Friday, December 8, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Durgin Concert Hall, 35 Wilder St., UML South

What:  The University Orchestra, directed by Kay George Roberts and conducted by Debra Nicole Huber, both of UMass Lowell, will offer "Mostly Mozart: A 350th Birthday Celebration," with Elliott Markow, violin soloist. Mr. Markow, adjunct faculty member at UML, is currently the Concertmaster of the Nashua Symphony Orchestra, the New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra and the Granite State Symphony Orchestra. He has studied with Emanual Borok, Ben Senofsky, and Jascha Heifetz. Sponsored by the UML music department, the concert is free and open to the public.

Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233 or

UML Shares Recommendations at Green Building Forum

When:              Thursday, Dec. 14, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Where:            Wannalancit Mill Building, 600 Suffolk Street (1st floor), Lowell, MA.

The event is sponsored by UML's Center for Family, Work & Community; the Northeast Association for Realtors; the Coalition for a Better Acre; and North East Builders Association.

Contact:          Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233 or

Students Exhibit Final Art

When:  Saturday, Dec. 16, 2 to 5 p.m.

Where: Boott Gallery, Boott Cotton Mills Museum, 115 John St., Lowell

What:  Students' multi-media thesis projects from the art and design studios at UMass Lowell will be on display. The reception will recognize the Fall 2006 Bachelor of Fine Arts students, sponsored by the Art Department and the College of Arts and Sciences, division of Fine Arts, in partnership with the Lowell National Historical Park. All UML Gallery events are free and open to all.

Contact:  Michele Gagnon, UML Gallery Coordinator, 978 934.3491 or

Governor-Elect Patrick to Headline Meehan Town Meeting
UML Professors Will Speak on Climate Change and Health

Saturday, Dec. 16, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: O?Leary Library, Room 222, 61 Wilder St., UML South

What:  Governor-elect Deval Patrick will join a panel of UMass Lowell experts on campus for U.S. Rep. Marty Meehan's Town Meeting, "Climate Change: Local Solutions to a Global Crisis."  It is free and open to the public.

Contact:          Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233 or

Rowdy's Kids' Night Out Benefits Make-a-Wish Foundation

When:  Saturday, December 16, 6 to 10 p.m.

Where:  Costello Gym, Riverside St., UML North

What:  Parents can enjoy their own holiday fun while children (ages 5-12 years old) visit Rowdy the River Hawk. The kids will spend the evening swimming, playing volleyball, soccer, basketball and kickball, doing crafts, watching movies and playing games ? under the supervision of UMass Lowell student athletes.  The fee of $10.00 per child ($5.00 per additional child per family) will benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation. The event is sponsored by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and Athletic Teams

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