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News from UMass Lowell for Week of March 3, 2014

Story and Source Ideas for Journalists

03/03/2014

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. In case of inclement weather, call UMass Lowell’s weather hotline at 978-934-2121; if the university is closed, all events are canceled. Please note that contact names below are for the media and are not for publication.

Sources of the week are available for discuss:
  • How to maintain healthy sleep patterns to counter the effects of Daylight Saving Time, which starts on Sunday; 
  • How Russia’s military action in Ukraine could affect the economy. 
Contact UMass Lowell media relations if you need an expert source on any subject.


What:      The public and UMass Lowell students will get a rare chance to hear some of the world’s most accomplished musicians when the U.S. Marine Corps Jazz Ensemble presents a free concert of standards and original compositions. The group is part of the Marine Corps Music Program, which consists of 10 bands known as “the President’s Own,” which perform for heads of state, foreign dignitaries, military leaders and the American public. The ensemble asked to perform at UMass Lowell as part of its current tour. Before the show, jazz ensemble members will present a workshop for more than 350 UMass Lowell students in the university’s music performance, music business, education and sound recording technology programs. Tickets are not required for the show. Free parking is available across the street from the venue in the Wilder lot. Members of the public who would like more information about the event should contact UMass Lowell’s Director of Instrumental Music Outreach Debra-Nicole Huber at DebraNicole_Huber@uml.edu.

Where:    Durgin Concert Hall, Durgin Hall, South Campus, 35 Wilder 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

What:      Student-veterans at UMass Lowell are learning how to translate their military experience into job skills and potential new careers in the life-sciences industry through Edge4Vets. Participants who complete the workshop series will earn a guaranteed interview for an internship from one of the program’s four sponsors: Covidien, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Fresenius Medical Care and Haemonetics. Mentors will help participants assess their strengths, develop confidence and make connections that will help them find career success after graduation. With a growing national reputation for success helping veterans land civilian jobs, Edge4Vets was developed by Tom Murphy of the Human Resiliency Institute at Fordham University. UMass Lowell is the first Massachusetts university to offer the national program. More than 1,450 student-veterans attend UMass Lowell, which is ranked among the most military-friendly schools in the nation by G.I. Jobs magazine.  


Where:    Durgin Concert Hall, Durgin Hall, South Campus, 35 Wilder 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