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News from UMass Lowell for Week of Nov. 13, 2017

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Director of University Bands Daniel Lutz
Daniel Lutz, UMass Lowell director of university bands, will conduct the Wind Ensemble at its free fall concert on Thursday, Nov. 16.

11/13/2017

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 news about UMass Lowell, visit www.uml.edu/pressroom. Please note that contact names below are for the media and are not for publication.

Sources of the week
UMass Lowell faculty experts are available to discuss:
  • The #boycottkeurig movement and how it may affect the beverage company’s brand after it and other like-minded businesses pulled their advertising from “The Sean Hannity Show” to protest coverage of the assault allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore; 
  • How to stay on track with a healthy diet at Thanksgiving and through December; 
  • Who should get a flu shot, what the vaccine will protect against this year and tips to stay well this season.
Contact UMass Lowell media relations if you need an expert source on any subject.

New Haverhill Campus Hosts Event for Prospective Students 

When and where: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 6 to 8 p.m. UMass Lowell Haverhill Campus, Harbor Place, 2 Merrimack St., Haverhill

What: Prospective students, their families and working professionals interested in attaining a UMass Lowell education at the new Haverhill satellite campus are invited to attend an open house that will provide them with everything they’ll need to know to become River Hawks. The state-of the-art campus, located in the heart of Haverhill’s downtown, allows UMass Lowell to deliver high quality programs more conveniently than ever to individuals who live or work in the Greater Merrimack Valley and southern New Hampshire. In Haverhill, students may pursue a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, business administration or psychology, often in a blended format both on campus and online. Courses are conveniently scheduled to meet the needs of traditional students as well as busy professionals. Members of the public who would like more information may email Continuing_Education@uml.edu or call 978-934-2474.

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

Free Concert Spotlights Medieval and Renaissance Music 

When and where: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 8 p.m. Durgin Hall, South Campus, 35 Wilder St., Lowell

What: The UMass Lowell Chamber Singers will perform a free concert of music from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, showcasing the rich harmonies and intricate melodies of songs from these periods. The ensemble of student vocalists will be accompanied by fellow students playing instruments popular during these eras. Open to the campus and community, the event is presented by UMass Lowell’s Music Department and Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program. Members of the public who would like more information should email Paula_Telesco@uml.edu.

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

Student Musicians Share Talents in Wind Ensemble Performance 

When and where: Thursday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m. Durgin Hall, South Campus, 35 Wilder St., Lowell

What: The UMass Lowell Wind Ensemble will perform its free fall concert for the campus and community. The group is comprised of student musicians who are developing their virtuosity by learning a challenging repertoire of classical and contemporary works. Selections to be performed include composer Mark Camphouse’s “Yosemite Autumn,” Joseph Haydn’s “Fantasies on a Theme,” and Morton Gould’s “American Salute,” among others. Conducting the ensemble will be UMass Lowell Director of University Bands Daniel Lutz.

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

Event Aims to Advance Women’s Leadership Roles 

When and where: Friday, Nov. 17, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren St., Lowell 

What: Internationally renowned health-care leader Ellen Zane, the first woman CEO of Tufts Medical Center, will headline “Women and Leadership in a Changing World.” The event – presented by UMass Lowell and its international partner Queen’s University Belfast – will explore the challenges and benefits of increasing the ranks of women leaders in public office, private industry and higher education. Sessions will include a discussion on achieving pay equity and networking opportunities will allow participants to meet professional peers. Panelists will include UMass Lowell Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation Julie Chen; Elizabeth Altman, former vice president of business development for Motorola Mobile Devices and now a professor in UMass Lowell’s Manning School of Business; and Professor Emeritus Paula Rayman, whose expertise includes work and inequality, and gender and science. Members of the public who would like more information or to register should visit www.uml.edu/conferences/womens-leadership-conference-2017 or email Victoria_Denoon@uml.edu.

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

NBC Political Correspondent to Look Back, Ahead at Trump’s Term

When and where: Friday, Nov. 17, 3 p.m., doors open at 2:30 p.m. University Crossing, 220 Pawtucket St., Lowell

What: NBC News and MSNBC National Political Correspondent Steve Kornacki will look back at the 2016 vote and ahead to the 2018 mid-term elections at a free event open to the public. Kornacki’s talk, “The Trump Election One Year On: Did it Change Everything?” follows on his visit to campus last November when he presented “Election 2016: What the #&^! Happened?” immediately after Donald Trump won the presidency. In May, Kornacki was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at UMass Lowell’s Commencement. A Groton native, Kornacki took dual-enrollment classes at UMass Lowell as a high school senior. The program is presented by UMass Lowell’s Center for Public Opinion. 

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

Volunteers Prepare Holiday Food Baskets for Local Families

When and where: Monday, Nov. 20, 10 to 11:30 a.m. UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren St., Lowell

What: More than 300 local families in need will have a Thanksgiving dinner this year, thanks to a campus-wide food donation drive organized by UMass Lowell students, faculty and staff earlier this semester. With the drive completed, volunteers from the university community will gather to assemble holiday meal baskets – each to be filled with vegetables, stuffing, a dessert and a gift certificate to a local supermarket – to go to local families selected by Merrimack Valley Catholic Charities, which is partnering with UMass Lowell on the project for the ninth year. Students helping to assemble the baskets are from Billerica, Brockton, Dracut, Lowell and Methuen. Note: This event is not open to the public but media are welcome to attend.

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