• The original Making WAVES leadership team will continue to guide the ADVANCE Office for Faculty Equity at UML

    New ADVANCE Office for Faculty Equity Aims to Improve Campus Culture

    The new ADVANCE Office for Faculty Equity aims to change the culture across campus for faculty from underrepresented and marginalized groups. It builds on the programs and research of the five-year, National Science Foundation-funded Making WAVES program.
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  • Rob and Donna Manning with students from the Solomont School of Nursing

    Mannings Give $10 Million to UMass Lowell

    As part of their $50 million commitment to the UMass system, UMass Lowell alumni Robert and Donna Manning announced Thursday they will provide their alma mater with a $10 million gift to support the future of business education.
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  • A student reads at a podium while Chancellor Moloney looks on in front of a 9-11 memorial

    UML Remembers Those Who Were Lost 20 Years Ago on 9/11

    The UMass Lowell community gathered at the Unity memorial on East Campus to honor the seven alumni and friends of the university who were killed 20 years ago on 9/11.
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  • New UMass Lowell students celebrate the end of a summer program for first-generation college students

    Publications Praise UMass Lowell Efforts on Diversity

    Three magazines have named UMass Lowell to their lists of "Top Colleges and Universities" for 2021 for the university's efforts to improve diversity, equity and inclusion on campus.
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  • Students sitting in the stands at the Tsongas Center

    A Hello, and Hello Again, to New River Hawks at Convocation

    Convocation formally kicked off the 2021-22 academic year for 2,600 first-year and transfer students — and also served as a belated welcome to campus for sophomores who spent last year learning remotely.
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  • Chancellor Jacquie Moloney surrounded by her family

    Strongwater Farm Honors UML Chancellor Jacquie Moloney

    Strongwater Farm Therapeutic Equestrian Center in Tewksbury honored UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney with its Make a Difference Award. The honor included a video tribute from UMass Lowell graduate and Commencement speaker Noelle Lambert.
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  • Chancellor Jacquie Moloney processes into the Tsongas Center for Commencement 2021

    Commencement 2021: The Class That Persevered Embraces the Future with Optimism

    UMass Lowell celebrated the perseverance of the Class of 2021 in a hybrid format that resembled the school year. Graduates and guests processed in person through the Tsongas Center to receive their diplomas and get formal photos taken, while a pre-recorded ceremony streamed online.
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  • Hogan dedication

    University Pays Tribute to Former Chancellor Hogan

    The university paid tribute to former chancellor, William T. Hogan, with the unveiling of space on campus that will serve as a testament to his visionary leadership for future generations of River Hawks.
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  • Montage of women's faces

    Herstory in the Making

    Women's History Month is a time for us to celebrate the amazing students, faculty and alumni who have made UMass Lowell what it is today.
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  • Elizabeth Altman speaks during the webinar

    The Workforce is Changing. What Does That Mean for Women?

    Asst. Prof. of Management Elizabeth Altman and Deloitte’s Robin Jones examined how the pandemic is accelerating changes to the future of the workforce, in the first Women’s Leadership Conversation, a new virtual series hosted by UML.
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  • UML supporters pose with Chancellor Jacquie Moloney.

    UMass Lowell Smashes Fundraising Campaign Goal

    UML reached its fundraising goal two years early in 2018 with the single largest gift it has ever received: $5 million donated by alumnus Brian Rist, president and founder of Florida-based Storm Smart Industries, who was already a scholarship contributor.
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  • Zoom scree with five people on it

    Decision 2020: The Winners, the Losers and When Will We Know?

    Unprecedented. Almost everything about the 2020 presidential election is different than before. UMass Lowell gathered three experts -- including UMass system President and former U.S. Rep. Marty Meehan -- to discuss the campaigns and where we might all end up after Nov. 3.
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  • Two masked students sit on grass on North Campus at UMass Lowell.

    UMass Lowell Enjoying Extremely Low COVID Numbers

    While many other colleges and universities are struggling with clusters of COVID-19 outbreaks on and around their campuses, UMass Lowell has only had two positive tests since the beginning of the semester.
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  • Chancellor Jacquie Moloney takes part in a panel discussion with Endicott's Steve DiSalvo, Wentworth's Mark Thompson and moderator Hilary Burns from the Boston Business Journal

    Moloney: Now’s the Time to Reimagine Higher Education

    Chancellor Jacquie Moloney said the COVID-19 crisis is moving colleges and universities to reimagine how they serve students during a panel discussion on “The Future of Higher Education” hosted by the Boston Business Journal. She also discussed what UMass Lowell is doing to combat racism.
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  • As the image of Nina Coppens gazes away, gathering to celebrate the late dean's student-created portrait are (from left) Coppens' daughter Katie, Chancellor Jacquie Moloney, Nina’s husband, Paul Coppens, daughter Lindsay, student artists Julie Howard ’18, Yahira Torres, ‘19 and Adel diPersio ’19.

    Nina Coppens Watches Over O’Leary Now

    A large gathering recently celebrated the unveiling of a student-painted portrait of late FAHSS Dean Nina Coppens. It is, say friends and family, exactly what she would have wanted.
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  •  A view of downtown Lowell on Tuesday, May 8 2018.

    UMass Lowell Commits to Spreading Green Initiatives

    This month the City of Lowell and the university announced the Green Community Partnership — an alliance committed to driving down the carbon footprint of the Mill City.
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  • Student Lily Green talks about her Carbon Consumers project

    How to Lose 10,000 Pounds (of CO2) in Just 10 Weeks

    Three student projects proposing ways to reduce the university community’s carbon dioxide emissions by 10,000 pounds in 10 weeks received the first-ever Rist Institute for Sustainability and Energy (RISE) Student Innovation Awards and a share of $1,000 in prize money.
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  • A view of the new addition on the back of Coburn Hall

    At 123 Years Old, Coburn Hall’s Never Looked Newer

    The start of the spring 2020 semester brings the reopening of the university’s earliest academic building, Coburn Hall, as well as a new home for the Centers for Learning and Academic Support Services and progress on several other Facilities Management projects. 
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  • Asst. Prof. Gulden Camci-Unal delivers her keynote speech

    Eggshells, Interruptions and AI: Inside the Faculty Symposium

    UML faculty members were recognized for achievements in research, teaching and service at the annual Faculty Symposium, which featured 60 “lightning talks” on current research and conversations on better teaching at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center.
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  • Top 100 Women-Led Businesses presentation

    UMass Lowell No. 11 Among Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Mass.

    UMass Lowell, led by Chancellor Jacquie Moloney, is ranked among the top 15 organizations on the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts list and the highest-ranked college or university for the third consecutive year.
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  • U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan speaks with Westford Academy high school students after the Parker Lecture at UMass Lowell

    U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan Touts UML Research, Students at Parker Lecture

    U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan discussed bipartisan legislation, the importance of research at UMass Lowell and ways to boost the innovation economy in a conversation with Chancellor Jacquie Moloney that was part of the Moses Greeley Parker Lecture series.
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  • Pierce Freelon addresses students at Convocation

    New River Hawks Welcomed to Campus, Challenged to Soar

    The university welcomed its largest incoming class ever – nearly 3,400 first-year and new transfer students – at a Convocation ceremony that also kicked off UML’s yearlong 125th anniversary celebration. 
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  • Chancellor Jacquie Moloney

    Mass. High Tech Council Honors Moloney For Leadership

    The Massachusetts High Technology Council honored University of Massachusetts Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney with its Ray Stata Leadership and Innovation Award at its 2019 Annual Meeting.
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  • MLSC's Travis McCready with Jacquie Moloney and Joseph Hartman at the ceremony

    Modernized Perry Hall Opens New Era of Research, Learning

    The university celebrated a $50 million renovation of Perry Hall, which is home to academics, research and industry partnerships in fields including biomedical, chemical and environmental engineering, as well as biomanufacturing and clean energy.
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  • Administrators and guests look at the new Green Roof garden

    UML Celebrates Energy Savings, Sustainability on Earth Day

    The university marked two major milestones at its Earth Day celebration: the completion of its $23.1 million Accelerated Energy Program and its latest STARS Gold rating, which moves UML into the top 10 nationally.
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  • Associate Dean Sue Kim shows off some of the photos in the Southeast Asian Digital Archive at UMass Lowell.

    “Who Are We Without Our History?”

    Lowell’s Southeast Asian community celebrated the launch of the university’s Southeast Asian Digital Archive, which documents the violence they fled as refugees and their experiences resettling in Lowell.
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  • Dean of Sciences Noureddine Melikechi reads through the Universal Declaration of Humankind Rights and Duties with UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney

    Chancellor Signs Universal Declaration of Humankind Rights and Duties

    Chancellor Jacquie Moloney signed the Universal Declaration of Humankind Rights and Duties, which says humans have a responsibility to protect the environment for future generations. UMass Lowell is the first U.S. university to sign the accord.
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  • Oprah Winfrey with the first six students awarded scholarships in her name.

    O Yes! Oprah Winfrey Brings in $3 Million for Scholarships

    Oprah Winfrey’s visit to campus inspired students and fans from around the region – and her conversation with Chancellor Jacquie Moloney raised $1.5 million for scholarships. Winfrey then announced she would match that amount.
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    UMass Lowell to Award Oprah Winfrey Honorary Degree

    UMass Lowell will award Oprah Winfrey an honorary doctor of humane letters degree when she visits campus Nov. 15 as part of the Chancellor’s Speaker Series.
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  • Marjorie Yang talks to students and faculty at the Saab ETIC Perry Atrium

    Extended Family: UML Welcomes Textile Scion to Campus

    Marjorie Yang, chair of the $1 billion Hong Kong-based textile company Esquel Group, visited campus and talked to students about sustainability and social responsibility. Her father, Y.L. Yang, earned a master of science in textile chemistry from the Lowell Textile Institute in 1948.
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  • UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney speaks to reporter

    Moloney Touts UMass Lowell Progress on Enrollment, Affordability

    "We're retaining our students at a higher rate, we're graduating them and we feel really great looking at these numbers," said UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney, speaking during an Editorial Board meeting with The Sun.
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  • UML alumnus Brian Rist joins Chancellor Jacquie Moloney at the Celebration of Philanthropy.

    UML Alum to Donate Record $5M

    With the support of thousands of donors, UMass Lowell’s first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign, “Our Legacy, Our Place,” has surpassed its $125 million goal 18 months ahead of schedule, thanks to a new, $5 million commitment from alumnus Brian Rist, the largest single gift in university history.
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  • People stand in front of new mural

    Poetry, Art, Revitalization in the Acre

    Dave Ouellette, president of Acre Coming Together Improving Our Neighborhood, and UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney unveiled a new student-painted mural on Decatur Way, a narrow alley between Salem and Merrimack streets that was transformed from a wooded haven for drugs and the homeless to a paved walkway lined with art, poetry, and the creativity of the neighborhood.
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  • Oprah Winfrey speaks

    Oprah to Speak at UMass Lowell for Scholarships

    Philanthropist and entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey will bring her wisdom and candor to UMass Lowell on Nov. 15 as part of the Chancellor's Speaker Series.
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  • Francine Crystal leads a workshop at UMass Lowell Women's Leadership Conference 2018

    Women’s Leadership Conference Tackles Bias

    At the third annual Women’s Leadership Conference, speakers including the chancellor addressed blatant and subtle bias on the job – and said that in the #MeToo era, there’s still plenty of work to do.
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  • Women at all ages and stages of their careers at UML's Women's Leadership Conference

    Meteorologist, Publishing Exec to Speak at Event

    A top executive with Scholastic Inc. – the multimillion-dollar publisher with rights to the “Harry Potter” and “The Hunger Games” series – and a Boston meteorologist will anchor UMass Lowell’s 2018 Women’s Leadership Conference.
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    Roses, Not Guns, Says Greeley Scholar

    Tawakkol Karman, the first Arab woman, the first person from Yemen and the second Muslim woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, was on campus to deliver the keynote address at the university’s 23rd annual Day Without Violence. She is UML’s 2018 Greeley Scholar for Peace Studies.
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  • UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney speaks to the crowd at a breakfast

    Female Leaders Call for More Women in Power

    While women across the country continue to run for office in record numbers and coalesce into powerful social movements, local female leaders kicked off the annual Lowell Women's Week by praising those fighting for change.As Chancellor Jacquie Moloney put it: "Women are going to save the world."
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  • UMass Lowell Student Government Association President Lisa Degou and student Trustee Lindy Reed chat with Chancellor Jacquie Moloney.

    Student Government Talks, and the Chancellor Listens

    From providing financial literacy workshops to improving advising, the Student Government Association advocates for student interests – and works with the chancellor and her team to implement solutions.
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  • UMass Lowell Student Government Association President Lisa Degou and student Trustee Lindy Reed chat with Chancellor Jacquie Moloney.

    Student Government Talks, and the Chancellor Listens

    From providing financial literacy workshops to improving advising, the Student Government Association advocates for student interests – and works with the chancellor and her team to implement solutions.
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  • Asst. Prof. Silas Laycock with the students

    UMass Lowell Unveils Winners of 2020 Community Impact Grants

    UMass Lowell announced the recipients of this year’s 2020 Community Impact Grants, members of the university and Greater Lowell communities who are leading projects that support the goals of the "UMass Lowell 2020" strategic plan. 
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  • Chancellor Jacquie Moloney

    UMass Lowell Chancellor Recognized Among Top Women in Business

    UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney, the first woman to lead her alma mater, where she has instilled an entrepreneurial approach in academics and operations, was honored today at the first-ever “Women Who Mean Business” awards. 
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  • UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney speaks at podium

    UMass Lowell 4th-ranked Women-led Business

    The Commonwealth Institute and the Globe Magazine partnered to name the most noteworthy companies and nonprofits led by women. UMass Lowell, under the leadership of Chancellor Jacquie Moloney, ranked fourth in the state, and tops in the education category.
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  • Joining Chancellor Jacquie Moloney at The Commonwealth Institute’s award breakfast were John Feudo, Patti McCafferty, Joanne Yestramski, Mike Vayda and Julie Chen.

    UMass Lowell is No. 4 Among Top Woman-led Businesses

    UMass Lowell has been ranked fourth among the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts in 2017 by The Commonwealth Institute (TCI), in partnership with The Boston Globe Magazine.
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    UMass Lowell is Already Leading in Tech Education

    Letter to the editor from UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney accepting the challenge posed in an op-ed column to further elevate UMass Lowell in order to close a gap in science and technology education.
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  • Female student with laptop on lap

    Growing Enrollment, Out of the Limelight

    Chancellor Jacquie Moloney interviewed about the growth of UMass Online. She is a former dean of Online and Continuing Education at UMass Lowell.
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  • Lowell city manager Kevin Murphy and UMass Lowell chancellor Jacquie Moloney sign a master agreement with State Rep. Dave Nangle, State Sen. Eileen Donoghue, Lowell mayor Ed Kennedy and U.S. Sen. Ed Markey.

    UMass Lowell, City Ink 'Historic' Pact

    After more than a year of negotiations, UMass Lowell and city officials signed a "historic" master agreement, laying out the university's commitments to the city.
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  • Women at all ages and stages of their careers at UML's Women's Leadership Conference

    Be Bold, Fail Early on Way to Success, Top Women Execs Say

    Be bold, plan on some failures and always be open to new opportunities, the founder of BroadwayHD.com and a top executive at Coca-Cola told a packed house at the 2017 Women’s Leadership Conference.
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  • Steven Panagiotakos has a good laugh as he listens to the speakers during the UMass Lowell event Monday.

    UMass Lowell Recognizes Panagiotakos for Contribution to Technology

    Former state Sen. Steven Panagiotakos, hailed as a giant of a politician who never forgot his humble beginnings, was honored for his help in securing $35 million to build the Mark and Elisia Saab Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center on UML's North Campus.
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  • UMass President Marty Meehan delivers his State of the University

    Meehan: UMass is Lifeblood of State's Economy

    UMass President Marty Meehan, who has headed the five-campus system since 2015, used his first "state of the university" address Monday to call attention to rising college costs, speak out against federal policies and highlight the role UMass plays in the state, according to prepared remarks.
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  • UML Chancellor Jacquie Moloney with NASA scientist Pamela Conrad, Center for Women and Work Director Meg Bond, and Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation Julie Chen

    University Launches Campaign to Support Women Faculty in STEM

    The university has launched Making WAVES, a campuswide effort to address barriers to professional advancement for women and minority faculty in STEM fields. A five-year, $3.5 million National Science Foundation grant is supporting the research initiative.
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  • Julie Nash, the new vice provost for student success, aims to increase retention and provide high-impact learning experiences for all students.

    Julie Nash is Building on a Culture of Student Success

    Julie Nash, the new vice provost for student success, is charged with building a university culture that not only helps students stay on track, but achieve at higher levels.
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  • MSNBC's Steve Kornacki analyzed the 2016 presidential election at UMass Lowell

    MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki Performs a Post-Election Autopsy

    MSNBC host and political correspondent Steve Kornacki returned to UMass Lowell to explain how Donald Trump won the Electoral College despite losing the popular vote by nearly 2.5 million votes.
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  • UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney, left, and vice chancellor Patricia McCafferty walk through the Harbor Place

    Innovation Station: Harbor Place Could Become the Next High-tech Hub

    Officials from UMass Lowell outlined plans to bring an innovation hub to the new downtown Harbor Place commercial building in Haverhill in hopes the city will become another Cambridge as a "go-to place" for innovation.
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    UMass Lowell Awards 2020 Challenge Grants

    UMass Lowell today announced the first recipients of this year’s 2020 Challenge Grants, which provide funding for new projects on campus and in the community.
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  • A student asks a question during the Chancellor's Forum

    Chancellor Lays Out Campus Master Plan for Students

    More than 100 students had the opportunity to ask administrators about the campuswide master plan at the Student Government Association’s Chancellor’s Forum.
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  • Garrett Michaelsen blows a trumpet solo during "Nefertiti"

    Chancellor’s Celebration Hits Perfect Note

    In the first of four concerts to benefit music students, a show based around the skills of faculty players earned a standing ovation.
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    $3.5 Million NSF Grant Will Fund Program to Close Gender Gap for STEM Faculty

    A team of researchers from UMass Lowell recently received a $3.5 million NSF grant to develop a program to combat "microaggressions" and other barriers that face women faculty in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields across higher education. 
  • UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney joins state and UML officials at Thursday morning's ceremony.

    State Highlights Energy-Efficient Buildings at UMass Lowell

    With four UMass Lowell buildings recognized for advanced energy and environmental design, it was the perfect hub for the state on Thursday to announce a milestone for energy-efficient state buildings.
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  • International students attend UMass Lowell's Office of Multicultural Affairs Meet and Greet.

    Diversity Programs and Growth Lead to National Awards

    The Office of Multicultural Affairs welcomed students to campus with a “meet and greet” at University Crossing — while celebrating news that the university has won a national Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for the second year in a row.
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    Curtain to Rise on Rich Musical Traditions at Benefit Concert

    In performances that will span jazz to classical, pop to global rhythms, UMass Lowell’s music faculty, students, alumni and friends will showcase their virtuosity and dedication to their craft during the Chancellor’s Celebration of Music, a concert for the public and university community.
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    Lowell, UMass officials working on master deal

    UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney and Lowell City Manager Kevin Murphy want one document that lays out UMass Lowell's contributions.
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  • City Councilor Corey Belanger, standing in for the mayor, Lowell Regional Wastewater Utility executive director Mark Young of Lowell, David Ouellette of ACTION, State Rep. Rady Mom, and UML chancellor Jacqueline Moloney.

    Water, Art and You Brighten Formerly Blighted Alley

    Dozens of city and neighborhood officials, UMass Lowell leaders, schoolchildren and others gathered Thursday in a roped-off section of Salem Street to mark the ceremonial opening of Decatur WAY, its transformation finally complete.
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    City and UMass Lowell Share a Vision for Economic Growth

    Op-ed column co-authored by Chancellor Jacquie Moloney and Lowell City Manager Kevin Murphyon how the city of Lowell and UMass Lowell are expanding on the conventional college town model with a joint economic-development strategy that is already yielding significant benefits for the community.
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  • UMass Lowell graduates wave to family and friends in the crowd.

    Delivering Diplomas and a Message: 'The World Needs You'

    Commencement speaker Judy Woodruff advice to the UMass Lowell class of 2016 was that America needs them. At 3,700 graduates, it was the largest class to ever graduate the university. Woodruff, an award-winning journalist and anchor of the PBS Newshour, told them not to be fooled by the pessimism and cynicism evident in today's politics.
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    Changing The World One Student At A Time

    As someone who struggled to find support for her own educational ambitions, Chancellor Jacquie Moloney understands how important role models, mentors and advisers can be.
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  • Members of the SGA meet with Chancellor Jacquie Moloney before the forum.

    Chancellor Addresses Inclusivity on Campus

    Chancellor Jacquie Moloney met with more than 50 students at the latest Chancellor's Forum, sponsored by the Student Government Association.
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  • Our Legacy, Our Place kickoff

    UMass Lowell Throws First Pitch on Campaign

    UMass Lowell hopes to raise $125 million by 2020 in its first comprehensive campaign to help students attend the university.
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  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks at Business Matchmaker event

    Sen. Warren Plays Matchmaker at Tsongas Center

    Hundreds of small business owners flocked to the Tsongas Center for U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s third annual Massachusetts Business Matchmaker event.
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  • Chancellor Jacquie Moloney with Daniel Howell, president of the UMass Lowell student-run organization Men Achieving Leadership, Excellence and Success

    Group Gives Men of Color a Voice, and Direction

    Daniel Howell credits his participation in the Men Achieving Leadership, Excellence, and Success (MALES) organization at UMass Lowell for enabling him to communicate in a more professional manner.
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    M2D2 Hosts Fifth Annual New Venture Competition

    UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney spoke before more than 100 medical-device and biotech entrepreneurs and investors Wednesday at the fifth Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) New Venture Competition Showcase.
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  • UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney, right, talks with Herald columnist Judith Bowman about breaking the glass ceiling as a woman.

    Business Protocol: Tough Love Turns to Great Success

    Jacqueline Moloney, the new chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Lowell, embraced technology early — confronting the boys’ network head-on. She sat down with a Herald columnist recently at her office to share her keys to success.