News from UMass Lowell for Week of Oct. 25, 2010

10/25/2010
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Oct. 25, 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  Please note, contact names below are for the media and are not for publication.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 upcoming elections, the regional housing market and the coming flu season.

Tripathy Lecture Focuses on Cutting-Edge Science
Meet and Greet with UMass Lowell Writers
‘Fall Colors’ Concert Showcases Vocalists
White-Out Night at River Hawks Hockey
Annual Safe Trick-or-Treat at UMass Lowell

Massport Official Discusses Fighting Terrorism
Robotics Workshop for K-12 Teachers is Nov. 6
National Expert Talks About  ‘Bubble Economy’
Art Show on 'Inter-Glacial Free Trade Agency'
Explore Graduate School Options at Open House


Tripathy Lecture Focuses on Cutting-Edge Science
 
When:   Thursday, Oct. 28, reception at 3 p.m., program at 3:30 p.m.
 
What:    Konarka Technologies presents its annual Tripathy Endowed Memorial Lecture, which introduces world-renowned scientists and their fields of study. This year, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Prof. Timothy Swager will speak on “Chemistry and Applications of Carbon Nanotubes.” These nanotubes have unique properties that can potentially be used in a variety of fields, ranging from nanomanufacturing to body armor for the military. The Tripathy Lecture was founded in 2002 in honor of the late Sukant Tripathy, a UMass Lowell professor whose research led to the formation of Konarka. The event aims to engage the university community in emerging science and technology.

Where:   Ball Hall, Room 210, UML North, 185 Riverside St., Lowell
 
Contacts for media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Karen Angelo, 978-430-6303, KarenAngelo@comcast.net.

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Meet and Greet with UMass Lowell Writers
 
When:   Thursday, Oct. 28, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
 
What:    Acclaimed authors from the UMass Lowell community will return to their roots. Award-winning author and adjunct Prof. David Daniel will read from “Coffin Dust,” his collection of short stories. Following that, UMass Lowell alum Lloyd L. Corricelli will share excerpts from “Chasing Curves,” a detective novel set in Lowell. Both authors will be available to meet the public and sign books.
 
Where:  Barnes & Noble, 151 Merrimack St., Lowell
 
Contacts for media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Karen Angelo, 978-430-6303, KarenAngelo@comcast.net.

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‘Fall Colors’ Concert Showcases Vocalists
 
When:  Thursday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m.
 
What:   Vocal groups from across UMass Lowell music will come together for a night to showcase their talent. The UMass Lowell Chamber Singers, University Choir and Choral Union, directed by Murray Kidd, will all perform separately before uniting for the finale. The evening will offer a taste of different music styles, composers and time periods.
 
Where:   Durgin Concert Hall, UML South, 35 Wilder St., Lowell
 
Contacts for media:  Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Karen Angelo, 978-430-6303, KarenAngelo@comcast.net

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White-Out Night at River Hawks Hockey
 
When:    Friday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m.
 
What:    The UMass Lowell River Hawks will compete against Hockey East opponent Boston University for the first time this season. The River Hawks went 1-2 against the Terriers last year and have had a long history of grueling match-ups, including the 2009 Hockey East finals. White-Out Night, which asks all UMass Lowell fans to wear white, offers family fun and activities for all ages. Ally-Oop the Clown will be twisting balloons and there will be a white T-shirt giveaway, courtesy of Moe’s Southwest Grill. All home hockey games are free to UMass Lowell students with a valid 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 Karen Angelo, 978-430-6303, KarenAngelo@comcast.net

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Annual Safe Trick-or-Treat at UMass Lowell
 
When: 
  Friday, Oct. 29, 5 to 7 p.m.
 
What:    Two UMass Lowell residence halls will open their doors to children in the community for a safe trick-or-treating experience. Students and staff members will supervise activities, including games and crafts. All ages are welcome to participate in a costume contest, walk through a spooky haunted house and come away with a lot of candy.
 
Where:   Sheehy Hall, UML South, Solomont Way, Lowell
 
Contacts for media:  Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Karen Angelo, 978-430-6303, KarenAngelo@comcast.net

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Massport Official Discusses Fighting Terrorism
 
When:  Monday, Nov.1, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
 
What:   Dennis Treece, director of corporate security for Massport, will discuss safety measures to combat terrorism. Since September 2002, Treece has been responsible for the security of Logan Airport, two regional airports, the shipping and cruise terminals and the harbor. This event is presented by the Criminal Justice and Criminology Department.
 
Where:    Coburn Hall, Room 109, UML South, 850 Broadway St., Lowell
 
Contacts for media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Karen Angelo, 978-430-6303, KarenAngelo@comcast.net

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Robotics Workshop for K-12 Teachers is Nov. 6
 
When:   Saturday, Nov. 6, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 
What:   The Science and Robotics Workshop will show K-12 educators how to build and program a robot creature. The teachers will also be able to attend a session on data collection and learn about other university programs and scholarship opportunities. The workshop, 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 Karen Angelo, 978-430-6303, KarenAngelo@comcast.net

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National Expert Talks About ‘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. The event is free and open to the public but reservations are required by Nov.1. Program includes a complimentary buffet lunch. Contact Paul Marion, Paul_Marion@uml.edu for reservations.
 
Where:   UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren St., Lowell
 
Contacts for media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Karen Angelo, 978-430-6303, KarenAngelo@comcast.net

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Art Show on 'Inter-Glacial Free Trade Agency'

When:   Artist talk and reception, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 3 to 5 p.m., exhibit runs Monday, Nov. 8 to Thursday, Dec. 2.
 
What:   An exhibit by Canadian-born artist Lynn Richardson examines the relationship between governments, corporations and the effects of this association on the environment. The installation includes a variety of materials that replicate nature, including multiple “iceberg” formations and a wooden fence representing the 4,000-mile shipping route of the Northwest Passage. The University Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays by appointment.
 
Where:   University Gallery, McGauvran Student Center, UML South, 71 Wilder St., Lowell
 
Contacts for media:  Michele Gagnon, 978-934-3491, Michele_Gagnon@uml.edu or Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu

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Explore Graduate School 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 Karen Angelo, 978-430-6303, KarenAngelo@comcast.net

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