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News from UMass Lowell for Week of April 9, 2013

Story and Source Ideas for Journalists

04/09/2013

This is a notice of upcoming events, photo opportunities and story ideas at UMass Lowell, compiled by the Office of University Relations, 978-934-3224. For more stories about UMass Lowell, visit www.uml.edu and click on “Media” at the top of the page. Please note that contact names below are for the media and are not for publication.

Sources of the week: UMass Lowell political experts can discuss the candidates’ performance in the April 8 U.S. Senate debate between Democratic candidates U.S. Reps. Stephen Lynch and Edward Markey, along with the issues in the race. University representatives will be available to discuss how the success of the River Hawks men’s hockey team complements the university’s mission and goals for the future of the institution.   

What:      The public is invited to the free Jack Kerouac book reading and discussion series that explores three of the author’s Lowell-centric novels: “The Town and the City,” “Visions of Gerard” and “Maggie Cassidy.” The UMass Lowell Libraries series, which began in January, features Prof. Todd Tietchen, a member of UMass Lowell’s English faculty, who leads discussions about each novel. A Beat Generation scholar, Tietchen is an internationally known Kerouac expert. Members of the public may attend one or both of the remaining sessions, which will cover “Visions of Gerard” on Tuesday, April 9 and “Maggie Cassidy” on Tuesday, April 30. To register, go to http://libguides.uml.edu/kerouac or contact Sara Marks at Sara_Marks@uml.edu. Support for the series is provided by the UMass Lowell English Department and Office of Community and Cultural Affairs, and the Massachusetts Humanities Council.

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What:      Hockey fans from across the region will cheer on the home team when the puck drops at 4:30 p.m. on the NCAA Frozen Four semi-final matchup between the UMass Lowell River Hawks and the Yale Bulldogs, broadcast live on the Tsongas Center video scoreboard from the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Admission and parking will be free; concessions and Frozen Four merchandise will be available for purchase. Fans may also enjoy seeing the Hockey East regular-season and Lamoriello trophies, awarded to the River Hawks earlier in this historic season along the team’s journey to the Frozen Four. A second viewing party for the public will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13 should the River Hawks advance to the national championship game, to be played against either St. Cloud State University or Quinnipiac University.   

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