The College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences faculty and students participate in the administration, operations, research and programs at the research and outreach centers listed below. FAHSS centers also provide opportunities for student internships and practicum placements.
UMass Lowell Center for Asian American Studies was established in 2013, the promotes scholarship and education around the cultures, histories and experiences of Asian Americans. These goals are achieved through our multidisciplinary collaborative research, expertise in Southeast Asian American studies, and collaborative ties with the Lowell community as well as national and international partners.
The Center for Community Research & Engagement (CCRE) promotes healthy, productive, and sustainable communities through research and scholarship, technical assistance, programdevelopment, partnership formation, and funding from public and private sources.To accomplish this mission the center identifies needs and mobilizes resources on campus and in the broader community; establishes links among and between faculty, staff, and students and community, government and business stakeholders to carry out collaborative research projects and enhances student learning and networking through community engaged research and education.
The Center for Irish Partnership fosters collaborations and partnerships with educational institutions in Ireland and Northern Ireland across an interdisciplinary spectrum including the social sciences, the natural sciences and engineering, the humanities and health and education fields. These international partnerships embrace faculty exchange and joint research ventures and to work with Irish partners to create a dynamic model for Cross-Atlantic collaboration that will promote and advance University of Massachusetts Lowell's goals to enhance the student experience by providing a global perspective to teaching and research, while contributing to Irish interests through exchange and service.
The Center for Public Opinion seeks to further UMass Lowell's academic and strategic objectives through cross-disciplinary research related to political and public opinion trends and behaviors, as well as through distinctive, revealing public opinion polling that is conducted with integrity and methodological rigor. Results of such research will be incorporated into curricula to enhance student learning.