News from UML for Week of Nov. 24, 2008

11/24/2008
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224

Nov. 24, 2008: 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, visit www.uml.edu and click on “UML in the News.” Please note, contact names below are for the media and are not intended to be published.

Click on the following links to learn what else is going on at UMass Lowell:

Get the Holidays Started with the City of Lights Parade, Art Stroll
Seminar Explores Stock Market and Economic Insecurity
Students’ Interactive Art Featured in Revolving Museum Exhibit
Free Concerts Presented By Student Musicians, Vocalists
Latest Research in Materials Science Highlighted at Symposium
New York Ballet Presents Special Version of ‘The Nutcracker’
Find Art in Engineering at University Gallery

Get the Season Started with the City of Lights Parade, Art Stroll

When:            Saturday, Nov. 29; Art Stroll, noon to 4:30 p.m.; parade, 4:30 p.m.; choral concert, 6:30 p.m.

What:            Celebrate the start of the holiday season with Lowell’s 2008 City of Lights celebration. Food, music and shopping will be featured during the Holiday Art Stroll, followed by a parade winding through downtown featuring the UMass Lowell Marching Band. There will also be free trolley rides that include hot cocoa, treats and readings of “The Polar Express.” To cap off the night, Mayor Edward “Bud” Caulfield will turn on the lights illuminating the city and the countdown to Winterfest will begin. Visitors can also enjoy a choral concert at St. Anne’s Church on Merrimack Street. For a full schedule and event locations, visit www.cultureiscool.org.

Where:          Throughout downtown Lowell

Contact for Media:    Morgan Hough, Public Affairs, 978-934-1912, Morgan_Hough@uml.edu

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Seminar Explores Stock Market and Economic Insecurity
 
When:    
        Monday, Dec. 1, noon
 
What:             Prof. William Lazonick of UMass Lowell’s Department of Regional Economic and Social Development presents “The U.S. Stock Market and Economic Insecurity.”  Lazonick is an internationally known economist and author of the new book, “Sustainable Prosperity in the New Economy? Business Organization and High-Tech Employment in the U.S.” The program is part of the seminar series sponsored by the department’s Center for Industrial Competitiveness and the Sloan Foundation Industry Studies Program. Admission is free.
 
Where:          O’Leary Library, Room 500M, UML South, 61 Wilder St., Lowell

Contact for Media:    Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or Christine_Gillette@uml.edu

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Students’ Interactive Art Featured in Revolving Museum Exhibit
 
When:    
        Opening event is Tuesday, Dec. 2, 7 to 9 p.m.
 
What:             Interactive art by UMass Lowell students will be featured at the opening of a new exhibit at the Revolving Museum. The pieces were created in Tangible Interaction Design, a new multidisciplinary class taught by UMass Lowell faculty Fred Martin of Computer Science and Karen Roehr of Art, that combines computing, sensing, interaction and graphic design.
 
Where:          The Revolving Museum, 22 Shattuck St., Lowell

Contacts for Media:    Morgan Hough, Public Affairs, 978-934-1912 or Morgan_Hough@uml.edu, or Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or Christine_Gillette@uml.edu

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Free Concerts Presented by Student Musicians, Vocalists

When:            Wednesday, Dec. 3, Thursday, Dec. 4, Monday, Dec. 8, Tuesday, Dec. 9 and Wednesday, Dec. 10; all performances are at 7:30 p.m.

What:             UMass Lowell students participating in instrumental and vocal groups will perform free concerts open to the public: University Choirs, directed by Murray Kidd, will perform on Wednesday, Dec. 3; String Ensemble, directed by Kay George Roberts, on Thursday, Dec. 4; Percussion Ensemble, directed by Jeff Fischer, on Monday, Dec. 8, Concert Band, directed by Daniel Lutz, on Tuesday, Dec. 9; and the Senior Performance Recital on Wednesday, Dec. 10.

Where:           Durgin Hall, UML South, 35 Wilder St., Lowell

Contact for Media:    Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or Christine_Gillette@uml.edu

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Latest Research in Materials Science Highlighted at Symposium

When:             Friday, Dec. 5, 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

What:             The University of Massachusetts Lowell will hold an anniversary symposium to honor the memory of the late Prof. Sukant Tripathy, renowned researcher and former director of the Center for Advanced Materials, who also served as UMass Lowell’s provost and vice chancellor. This annual event brings together researchers and colleagues from academia and industries, as well as past and present students and associates of the center to discuss latest research activities in materials science. 

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

Contact for Media:    Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or Christine_Gillette@uml.edu

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New York Ballet Presents Special Version of ‘The Nutcracker’
 
When:
            Sunday, Dec. 7, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
 
What:  
           UMass Lowell’s Discovery Series and the New York Ballet welcome the start of the holiday season with a special, one-hour version of the traditional favorite, “The Nutcracker.” Tickets are $12, and can be purchased through the UMass Lowell box office at 978-934-4444.
 
Where:           Durgin Hall, 35 Wilder St., Lowell

Contact for Media:    Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or Christine_Gillette@uml.edu

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Find Art in Engineering at University Gallery 
 
When: 
           Exhibit runs through Thursday, Dec. 11. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
What:
             Engineering projects from aqueducts to electrical substations and oil refineries inspire Jamey Morrill’s “Grid.”  It is a modular installation made of PVC pipe and wood that uses floor-based interconnected forms for a pared-down tribute to the natural evolution of complex infrastructure from simple forms. Morrill will discuss his work at the artist talk.

Where:          University Gallery, McGauvran Student Union, First Floor, UML South, 71 Wilder St., Lowell

Contacts for Media:    Michele Gagnon, University Gallery, 978-934-3491 or Michele_Gagnon@uml.edu, or Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or Christine_Gillette@uml.edu

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