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News From UMass Lowell 9-26-11

09/26/2011

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 “UML in the News.”  Please note that contact names are for the media and are not for publication.

Sources of the week: UMass Lowell experts are available for interviews on 2012 political contests, the latest national debt discussions and the impact of No Child Left Behind waivers.

  
‘Dream of Perfect Games’ Kicks Off Fall Festival 
What:          UMass Lowell kicks off its annual Fall Festival on Friday, Sept. 30 with its first-ever “Dream of Perfect Games” celebration at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event will honor athletic excellence as well as individuals and groups that use sports to strengthen their communities, including author and sports commentator Jackie MacMullan and Kids in Disability Sports, and there will be a special tribute, “Father, Sons & Baseball,” in memory of Adam Keenan, the UMass Lowell student-athlete who passed away in June. Other honorees include 2011 Athletics Hall of Fame nominees and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. All proceeds will go to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Tickets are $50 per person and are available at www.goriverhawks.com or by calling 978-934-2345. Other Fall Festival events include:

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‘Housing Market and the Macro Economy’ Opens Lecture Series

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All 7 Democratic Senate Candidates to Participate in Debate
What: The seven candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts will participate in the first debate among the Democrats who hope to challenge Republican Scott Brown in 2012. Participating will be candidates Elizabeth Warren; Tom Conroy; Marisa DeFranco; Alan Khazei; Bob Massie; Herb Robinson, and Setti Warren. The debate is being presented through a new initiative of the university’s Center for Public Opinion and the Boston Herald that also includes polling on how Massachusetts voters feel about candidates and critical issues facing the Commonwealth. The UMass Lowell Political Science Club is co-sponsoring the debate which will feature questions by a panel of UMass Lowell student leaders, a university focus group and Twitter followers. UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan, who represented Massachusetts’ Fifth District in Congress for 14 years, will serve as the moderator. The debate is free and open to the public. The program will be streamed live by the Boston Herald at www.bostonherald.com and UMass Lowell at www.uml.edu. The public can participate via Twitter with the hashtag, “#UMLdebate.”

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Birdsong at Morning Performs in ‘Music on the Merrimack’ Series
What:           Acclaimed chamber-pop group Birdsong at Morning — led by UMass Lowell faculty member Alan Williams, with Darleen Wilson and Greg Porter — brings the group’s music to the Durgin Concert Hall in this free concert, part of the “Music on the Merrimack: Global Echoes” series. Birdsong at Morning’s latest release, “Annals of My Glass House,” met with critical acclaim for its songs’ luxurious arrangements and production. The series celebrates musicians from Lowell and Greater Boston whose work reflects the area’s cultural communities and traditions. Performers offer master classes and demonstrations — many of which are open to the public — for music students during the day. The series is presented by the UMass Lowell Music Department and the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.  

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Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! Features UMass Lowell Professor  

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‘Art Law’ Workshops Teach Artists How to Protect Their Work

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