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News from UMass Lowell for Week of Nov. 21


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 and click on “News.”  Please note that contact names below are for the media and are not for publication. 

Sources of the week:  UMass Lowell experts are available for interviews on the retail and consumer forecast surrounding “Black Friday” and the holiday shopping season, the issues facing the congressional “super-committee” on deficit reduction and the psychological impact of the alleged assaults by a former Penn State football coach.

Student Music Ensembles Present Free Concerts

Faculty Researcher Discusses Battle Against Human Trafficking 

U.S. Competition in Global Economy is Program’s Focus 

Special Agent, Alumnus Discusses Work at NCIS, Defense Security Service

Craft Fair Celebrates Creativity of UMass Lowell Women

Polymer, Solar Cell Experts to Speak at 2011 Tripathy Symposium

Fans Celebrate Stanley Cup Night at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell
What:          New England sports fans will get acquainted with the NHL’s Stanley Cup at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell prior to the River Hawks’ game against Hockey East rivals the University of New Hampshire Wildcats. Known as hockey’s Holy Grail, the cup, captured by the Boston Bruins this year, will visit the arena thanks to event sponsor Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union. Managed by the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, the cup is the oldest professional sports trophy in North America and enjoyed a whirlwind summer, touring the globe with Bruins players. River Hawks fans will get their chance to view and take photos of the cup which will be visible from the arena’s main concourse throughout the game. All River Hawk season ticket holders and Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union members who have a valid game ticket will be allowed early entry for photos, beginning at 3 p.m. At 5:30 p.m., doors will open to the public. The game will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased via or by calling 866-722-8780.

Winter Holiday Celebration Unites Musical Groups for Performance

Curtain Rises on Off-Broadway Players