The History Department at UMass Lowell provides a broad introduction to civilizations of the past and present, including those of antiquity, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Read more...

Bob Forrant, Ph.D., honored as 2016-2019 Distinguished University Professor

History Prof. Robert Forrant gets the news that he's the 2016 University Professor. Photo by Edwin Aguirre

The History Department is proud to announce that Prof. Bob Forrant has been appointed as the 2016-2019 Distinguished University Professor. He has indeed distinguished himself for his outstanding teaching, research and community service in both Lowell and Lawrence. Prof. Forrant will deliver the University Professor Lecture in the spring. Read more...

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Nicholas Gates Political Science, History

Nicholas Gates took advantage of every possible opportunity at UMass Lowell, including a semester abroad in Belfast that led to his decision to attend grad school in Denmark.

I like to say I got every penny’s worth of my tuition ... I became more driven in college. I think it became a snowball effect.