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Feb. 13, 2008: 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. For more stories on UML, visit and click on “UML in the News.” Please note, contact names below are for the media and are not intended to be published.

Friends of Photography Present Portfolio Exhibit 

When:  Exhibit runs through Thursday, Feb. 14. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What: The Friends of Photography group includes UMass Lowell students, alumni, faculty and staff who share a love of the photographic process.  The group presents local and regional exhibitions and organizes an annual fundraiser to support educational programs and workshops for its members.  The exhibit features digital and traditional photography.

Where: 883 Broadway St., Lowell

Contacts for Media: Gallery Coordinator Michele Gagnon, 978-934-3491 or or Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or

Division of Arts Hosts Weekend Snapshot 

When: Saturday, Feb. 16, 9:30 a.m.

What: UML’s College of Arts and Sciences will hold a Weekend Snapshot for its Division of Arts to give prospective students a chance to learn about majors and courses, and meet some of the faculty. Presentations on admissions and arts programs will be followed by a campus tour. The event will wind up around noon. For more, check out

Where: O’Leary Library, UML South, 61 Wilder St., Lowell

Contact for Media: Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or

Black Inventors Are Focus of Campus Exhibit
When: Thursday, Feb. 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What: This event will showcase renowned black inventors and their work in the fields of science, aerospace, communication, health care, agriculture, transportation and engineering.

Where: McGauvran Student Center, Second Floor, UML South, 71 Wilder St., Lowell

Contact for Media: Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or

River Hawks Hockey Goes Disco with ’70s Night
  Friday, Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m.

What: Tie on your dance shoes: Motor Booty Affair, New England’s top disco band is bringing the ’70s to the Tsongas. The band is known for its platform shoes, funky fashions and high-energy performances of classic dance tunes of the disco era. Motor Booty Affair will perform prior to the start of the River Hawks hockey game vs. the University of Vermont Catamounts, as well as during both intermissions. Expect to see some fun on-ice, ’70s-themed promos during the game, as well. After the hockey action ends, the ice will be covered with a 25-foot-square dance floor so disco fans of all ages can get down during a 45-minute concert. For those who don’t feel like channeling “Saturday Night Fever,” the Talon Club will stay open late. Admission to the game and post-game concert is $14 for adults, $8 for kids and seniors, and $5 for UML faculty who show their ID at the Tsongas Arena box office. For more on Motor Booty Affair, check out

Where: Tsongas Arena, 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Lowell

Contact for Media: Christine Gillette, Public Affairs, 978-934-2209 or


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