Today@UMass Lowell
Aug. 01, 2014

UTeach Student Wins Top Research Award
Judges at the 8th Annual UTeach Conference in Austin named math major John Romano the winner for his poster presentation “M2D2, UTeach, Lowell High School Experience.” Read More

John Romano, right, at the UTeach Conference in Austin explains how he taught entrepreneurship to high school students.

Western Education Starts with Higher Education
Greg Alexandropoulos ’14 wanted to start a band. Now he has Western Education, which is making its mark with a new recording. Read More

Western Education, from left: drummer Mark Ragusa, singer/keyboardist Greg Alexandropoulos, guitarist Georgio Broufas and bassist Will Hunt.

Gamache Named One of the World’s Top Researchers
Prof. Robert Gamache of the Department of Earth, Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences was named by Thomson Reuters as one of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” for 2014. Read More

Prof. Robert Gamache

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  • Lowell Sun: $20M OK'd to Expand Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell

    (7/31/2014) A $1.3 billion bond authorization bill sent to the governor's desk by State House leaders contains authorization to borrow $20 million to expand the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, in a move that could be a big victory for economic development in the downtown.

  • Plastics News: UMass Lowell Hosts Collaborative Research Meeting for Future Projects

    (7/30/2014) UMass Lowell recently hosted a seminar, which was billed as a collaborative research meeting between Dow Chemical Co., the U.S. Army’s packaging experts at its Natick Laboratories in Natick and Gloucester Engineering Co. Inc. in Gloucester.

  • Lowell.com: Researcher Advancing Sugar-Based Plastics Wins Career Award

    (7/30/2014) A UMass Lowell researcher Margaret Sobkowicz-Kline of Maynard, an assistant professor in UMass Lowell’s Plastics Engineering Department, who is exploring ways to improve plastics made from sugar crops, has received the National Science Foundation’s Career Award.

  • Eagle-Tribune: GLMT Brings 'Chicago' to Lowell

    (7/31/2014) The Greater Lowell Music Theatre is performing “Chicago, A Musical Vaudeville” this weekend. “Chicago” is the longest-running American musical in Broadway history, and one of its most recognizable titles at, at UMass Lowell Aug. 1-3.

  • Jewish Voice: Researchers Can Steal an iPad PIN with Google Glass or a Smartwatch

    (7/30/2014) Researchers at UMss Lowell have developed a technique for surreptitiously stealing iPad PIN codes, and all it takes is a camera. The one built into Google Glass and Samsung’s Gear Smartwatches are a perfect fit too. The method relies upon a new video recognition algorithm that can estimate where a person is tapping on a touchscreen even if the screen itself is not completely visible.

  • Lowell Sun: Beach Party Fun

    (7/30/2014) Get ready for a downtown beach party on Thursday, Aug. 7, as the streets of Lowell come alive with music, arts and activities from 5-9 p.m. in the latest installment of Downtown Lowell First Thursdays. The UMass Lowell Riverhawk Party Band will parade around town, and there will be art and activities galore in downtown Lowell museums, businesses, restaurants and galleries.

  • Winchester Star: North Billerica, Winchester Residents to be Featured in Art Exhibition

    (7/30/2014) Alum Denise Manseau of North Billerica, a graduate candidate at the Massachusetts College of Art, is among those exhibiting her work at an art exhibition Aug. 5-15 at the Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery, 621 Huntington Ave., Boston.

  • The Landmark: University of Massachusetts - Lowell

    (7/31/2014) Local students graduate UMass Lowell.