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Jan. 15, 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.

Entrepreneurs Invited to M2D2 Business Collaboration Event

When:            Wednesday, Jan. 16, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

What:            The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) will host an introductory open house for entrepreneurs, inventors and other representatives of small businesses in the medical device industry. The event is designed to educate entrepreneurs on M2D2’s services, including how the center can help them access funding to grow their ventures through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR). The cost to attend the event is $25 and includes lunch. For more information or to register, go to

Where:          Wannalancit Mill Building, First Floor Conference Room, 600 Suffolk St., Lowell

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

College of Engineering Holds Interactive Workshops

When:             Saturday, Jan. 19, 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

What:             UML’s College of Engineering will hold a series of interactive workshops for those considering studying engineering at the school. Topics include wireless sensor networks, assistive technology and paper-making laboratories. A question-and-answer session will be held. Tours will be offered of UML’s Baseball Research Laboratory, as well as nanomaterials and mechanical engineering laboratories.

Where:          Cumnock, Ball and Falmouth halls, UML North, Lowell 

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

Center for Lowell History Presents Photo Exhibit

When:            The exhibit runs through March. The center is open Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What:                The Jackson/Appleton/Middlesex (JAM) urban renewal efforts are gaining momentum, promising changes to the landscape of three of Lowell’s neighborhoods. Photographer Jessica Hosman, a UML fine arts graduate, captured images of the areas in a series of black and white photos. For more on the show or the center, call 978-934-4997.

Where:               UML Center for Lowell History, Mogan Cultural Center, 40 French St., Lowell

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

Forum Strategizes on Region 's Economic Future

When:            Friday, Jan. 25, 7:45 to 11:30 a.m.

What:               Leaders from business, government and education will join forces for a forum on strengthening the connection of the Merrimack Valley to the growing knowledge-based economy. The event will feature a presentation on the 2007 report “Reconnecting Massachusetts Gateway Cities,” a joint project of the Washington-based Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program and MassINC, which is sponsoring the event with UMass Lowell, the Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council, the Merrimack Valley Mayors Coalition and the Theodore Edson Parker Foundation. Presenters and panelists are scheduled to include Massachusetts Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Suzanne Bump, MassINC President Greg Torres, UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan, Northern Essex Community College President David Hartleb, Amesbury Mayor Thatcher Kezer, Lowell Mayor Bud Caulfield, Pedro Arce, president of Veritas Bank in Lawrence and UML Professor Robert Forrant.

Where:             Wannalancit Mill Building, MIL Conference Room, 600 Suffolk St., Lowell.    The free event is open to the public.

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

Music Opportunities for Students in Grades 6 to 12

What:             UMass Lowell's Music Department offers ensembles for students in grades 6 through 12.  Participants study with faculty and music majors, attend a performance by the University Wind Ensemble and perform in concert at UMass Lowell’s Durgin Hall.  UML also offers a Junior Wind Ensemble for students in grades 6 through 9, and a Senior Wind Ensemble for musicians in grades 9 through 12.  Some full and partial talent-based scholarships are available. Ensemble rehearsals begin Monday, Jan. 28.

Where:          Durgin Hall, 35 Wilder St., UML South, Lowell

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


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