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Nov. 19, 2007: This is 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 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.

River Hawks Hockey Extends the Fun for City of Lights Parade-goers

When: Saturday, Nov. 24, 7 p.m.

Where: Tsongas Arena, 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Lowell

What: Lowell's annual City of Lights Parade will make its way through downtown on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. For parade-goers who want to extend their enjoyment, the UMass Lowell River Hawks are holding a special promotion: $5 admission to the game vs. Hockey East rivals Merrimack College (regular admission for adults is $14); to take advantage of the discount, just tell the box office staff you attended the City of Lights Parade. In addition, free fleece hats will be given out to the first 500 fans, and everyone can take the chill off with $1 hot chocolates. For more on River Hawks Hockey, check out

Contact for Media: Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or

University Gallery Exhibit Focuses on Urbanism

When:  Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Dec. 13

Where: McGauvran Student Union, UML South, 71 Wilder St., Lowell

What: The work of artist Richard Metzgar is featured in the exhibit "walkingposters," an "investigation in urbanism as a primary space of cultural experimentation" that includes digital prints, digital maps on vinyl and audio-visual components.  The University Gallery is located on the first floor of McGauvran Student Union. Admission to the gallery is free.

Contacts for Media: Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or or Michele Gagnon, University Gallery, 978-934-3491 or


Top Researchers in Materials Science to Speak at Annual Symposium

When: Friday, Nov. 30, 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Wannalancit Mills, MIL Conference Room, 600 Suffolk St., Lowell

What: Top researchers in materials science - which includes semiconductors, metals, ceramics and polymers - will speak at the 2007 Sukant Tripathy Annual Memorial Symposium. The event is named for the late Prof. Sukant Tripathy, renowned researcher and former director of the Center for Advanced Materials, University provost and vice chancellor. This symposium brings together researchers and colleagues from universities and industry, as well as current and former students. This year's scheduled speakers include representatives of Konarka Technologies Inc. in Lowell, Genzyme Corp. in Waltham, as well as researchers from UMass, Cornell University, Brandeis University, University of Connecticut and University of Delaware.

Contact for Media: Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or

Women's Works: A Celebration of UMass Lowell Creativity and Scholarship

When: Friday, Nov. 30, 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Cumnock Hall, UML North, One University Ave., Lowell

What: Women's Works:  A Celebration of UMass Lowell Creativity and Scholarship is part of the 10th anniversary celebration of the UMass Lowell Center for Women & Work - an interdisciplinary center dedicated to advancing knowledge about the relationship between gender and work through research, enhancing understanding through education and training, and challenging inequalities through institutional change. The event, one of several this year marking the center's 10 years of creating positive change for women in the workplace, will feature women with ties to UML displaying and selling their own creations. Art, crafts, poetry, food and publications will be available, including UMass Lowell Prof. Meg Bond's new book, "Workplace Chemistry: Promoting Diversity through Organizational Change."  Admission is free.

Contact for Media: Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or

A Holiday Celebration of Peace
When:     Sunday, Dec. 2, 2 p.m.
Where:   UMass Lowell Center for the Arts, Durgin Hall, 35 Wilder St., Lowell

What:             Grammy-nominated singer John McCutcheon's special holiday family presentation "Living and Celebrating Peace Holiday Concert" is appropriate for all ages.  McCutcheon's 24 recordings have garnered honors including five consecutive Grammy nominations for Best Children's Recording.  Tickets are $12. 
Contact for Media: Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or


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