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News from UMass Lowell for Week of Nov. 25, 2013

Story and Source Ideas for Journalists

11/25/2013

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 Please note that contact names below are for the media and are not for publication.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 are available to discuss:  
  • The political ramifications for the U.S. and Middle East resulting from the deal with Iran to suspend parts of its nuclear program and the upcoming Syrian peace talks;
  • How Black Friday and the holiday retail season affects the economy.
Contact UMass Lowell media relations if you need an expert source on any subject.


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What:      UMass Lowell and Lowell National Historical Park will unveil a permanent public marker that memorializes Charles Dickens’ visit to Lowell in 1842 and his connection to the city. The event is part of the nationally acclaimed Dickens in Lowell festival, which last year explored the author’s travels in America through a variety of public events and the exhibit “Dickens in Massachusetts: A Tale of Power and Transformation,” the brainchild of UMass Lowell English Prof. Diana Archibald. The exhibit recently won a national Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History. In tandem with the marker unveiling, Dickens in Lowell will launch two websites: a virtual Dickens exhibition, located at http://library.uml.edu/dickens/exhibit/virtualtour.html and a Dickens walking tour of Lowell, http://library.uml.edu/dickens/VWT/WalkingTour/. Dickens in Lowell is presented by UMass Lowell in collaboration with Lowell National Historical Park, the Charles Dickens Museum of London, the Tsongas Industrial History Center, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Lowell civic and cultural organizations. 

Where:    Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 304 Dutton St., Lowell

Contacts for media: Nancy Cicco, 978-934-4944, Nancy_Cicco@uml.edu or Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209 or Christine_Gillette@uml.edu

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