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News from UMass Lowell for Week of Nov. 28

11/28/2011

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 “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 Please note that contact names below are for the media and are not for publication.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 “Cyber Monday” and the holiday retail and consumer forecast, Newt Gingrich’s sudden surge in the New Hampshire primary race and Egypt’s first democratic elections since the uprisings that toppled former president Hosni Mubarak.

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

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Craft Fair Showcases Creativity of University Women

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Singers Present Choral Concert to Benefit Food Pantry
What:          In the spirit of the season, UMass Lowell singers, under the direction of Thomas Malone, will present a concert to benefit the Open Pantry of Greater Lowell as part of the university’s new programs in choral music and community. The songs performed will date from the Colonial period (1770 to 1805) and will feature distinct harmonies common in the singing schools of 18th-century Boston and communities across the state, long before pianos were available. To better showcase the power of this music and in keeping with 18th-century practice, the singers will be seated around the balcony about the heads of audience members. Selections performed include songs by Massachusetts composers. Bruce Randall, a 1981 UMass Lowell alumnus and accomplished composer in the Old New England Harmony style, will be honored during the event. Concert proceeds will benefit the Open Pantry of Great Lowell. A $5 donation or non-perishable food item is suggested but the music is free and all are welcome. 

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Polymer, Solar Cell Experts to Speak at Tripathy Symposium

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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 begins at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased via TsongasCenter.com or by calling 866-722-8780.

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Winter Holiday Concert Unites Performance Groups

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Lucky Fan Could Win $10,000 at ‘Hoop Slam’ Basketball Double-Header 

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Student Music Ensembles Present Free Concerts

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Peace and Conflict Studies Program Hosts Open House
What:            Prospective students and the public are welcome to attend this session to learn more about UMass Lowell’s Peace and Conflict Studies program, which explores the causes of violence, the methods to resolve violence and practices to build peace. The program combines theoretical and experiential education to prepare students for success in their careers. Undergraduate students may enroll in either major or minor concentrations in the program. University juniors and seniors may apply for the accelerated bachelor’s to master’s program, through which students earn both degrees in five years. Graduate students may earn either a graduate certificate or master of arts degree in the program. Lowell High School students are expected to attend the open house, which will include student presentations and a musical performance. To attend, contact Seth Izen at Seth_Izen@uml.edu.

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Curtain Rises on Off-Broadway Players’ Production 

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