News from UMass Lowell for Week of Dec. 14, 2009

12/15/2009
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Dec. 14, 2009: This is a notice of upcoming events, photo opportunities and story ideas at UMass Lowell, compiled by the Office of Public Affairs, 978-934-3224. This is the last issue of News from UMass Lowell for the semester. It will resume at the end of January. In the meantime, check out www.uml.edu/news. Please note, contact names below are for the media and are not intended to be published.

Click on the following links to learn more about what’s in this issue:

Experts Available for Holiday-Related Articles
Prof. Joins Boston Ballet Orchestra, Boston Pops
Holiday Party for Families Living in Local Shelters
Students Take Part in Simulated Waste Cleanup

Experts Available for Holiday-Related Articles 

If you’re looking for an expert who can speak about the following topics ߞ; toy safety, holiday stress, family dynamics, fitness, and healthy eating ߞ; contact Christine Gillette at 978-934-2209 or Christine_Gillette@uml.edu, or Karen Angelo at 978-430-6303 or KarenAngelo@comcast.net.

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Prof. Joins Boston Ballet Orchestra, Boston Pops
 
When:
 The Boston Ballet’s “The Nutcracker,” now through Sunday, Dec. 27; Boston Pops, Thursday, Dec. 31, pre-concert at 8 p.m.
 
What: UMass Lowell Music Prof. David Martins has been selected to play clarinet in 36 performances of the Boston Ballet production of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.” On New Year’s Eve, Martins will join noted soloist Amanda Palmer with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops.
 
Where:  “The Nutrcacker,” The Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston; the Boston Pops, Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston.

Contacts for Media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Karen Angelo, 978-430-6303, KarenAngelo@comcast.net

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Holiday Party for Families Living in Local Shelters

When: Sunday, Dec. 20, noon to 3 p.m.

What: Families from shelters in Lowell are invited to a Lowell Holiday Festival celebration hosted by the university. Children will be treated to lunch, activities, entertainment and a visit from Santa bearing gifts for all.

Where: Campus Recreation Center, 100 Pawtucket St., Lowell

Contacts for Media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Karen Angelo, 978-430-6303, KarenAngelo@comcast.net

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Students Take Part in Simulated Waste Cleanup

When: Monday, Jan. 11 to Friday, Jan. 15, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

What: With simulated work tasks and mock incidents, the Hazardous Waste Site Health and Safety course that’s typically provided to government workers and businesses, is offered to students.  They will gain a better understanding of work-site hazards and how to properly respond in emergency situations. The five-day course offered by the New England Consortium at UMass Lowell consists of tabletop exercises and live interactive drills complete with HazMat suits.

Where: Wannalancit Mills, 600 Suffolk St., Fifth Floor, Lowell 

Contacts for Media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or Karen Angelo, 978-430-6303, KarenAngelo@comcast.net

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For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224