• UML Sociology Asst. Prof. Chandra Waring and senior sociology major Kimani Brown look at research together

    ‘Racial Equity and Inclusion’ is New Track for Sociology Majors

    Racial equity and inclusion are the focus of a new concentration for sociology majors. It’s supported by several recently hired faculty who study race and ethnicity, opening up new research opportunities for students.
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  • UMass Lowell Sociology Assoc. Prof. Mignon Duffy with the Merrimack River in the background

    Sociology Class and Student Government Join Forces on Survey

    Students in a sociology research methods class collaborated with the Student Government Association on a survey of undergraduates. The sociology majors got real-world experience – and the SGA is using the results to assess and advocate for student needs.
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  • Honors nursing major Marbella Leal '19 won the student MLK Distinguished Service Award

    King Celebration Recognizes Community Service

    This year’s winners of the university's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Awards have served the community through theater, community health research and volunteer work with homeless people and at-risk high school students.
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  • UMass Lowell students Danelia Ramirez, Janelle Christopher and Emily Crespo spoke on a panel at the College of Education's Panasuk Symposium 2019

    Researcher: Social and Emotional Learning are Key to School Success

    Students who develop socially and emotionally also learn better, says researcher Juliette Berg. She shared her work and strategies for improving school climate and student attitudes at the College of Education’s annual Panasuk Symposium.
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    Students Peer Into the Future of Work

    The UMass Lowell Labor Education Program explored how students can prepare for the future of work at “The Gig Economy, Automation and You,” a panel discussion featuring Assoc. Prof. of Management Scott Latham and Thomas Kochan, co-director of the MIT Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Research.
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  • Sociology Chairwoman Mignon Duffy, right, with Psychology Prof. Meg Bond, director of the Center for Women and Work at UMass Lowell

    Professor Advises United Nations on Social Services

    Sociology Prof. Mignon Duffy researches the vast armies of careworkers – mostly women, mostly underpaid – who care for children and the elderly, the sick and the disabled. Now she’s advising the United Nations on careworkers’ role in services that support families.
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  • This summer, Mary Humble (left), Georgina Hutchison and Deirdre Hutchison will all be studying together at UMass Lowell.

    Three Generations of Women Study at UML

    For Mary Humble, studying at UMass Lowell is the fulfillment of a dream – after her high school education was cut short in Ireland nearly 60 years ago. Her daughter recently joined her on campus, and her granddaughter starts at UML this summer.
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  • Scene from Memory Box being performed by Flying Orb

    Students Customize Degrees to Pursue Their Passions

    When student interests cross the borders of traditional academic disciplines, they turn to interdisciplinary studies and the Bachelor of Liberal Arts program to customize their education.
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  • Vice Provost Julie Nash, left, and sociology lecturer Thomas Pineros-Shields, right, chat with students after their presentation on college debt

    Sociology Students Hold Forum on Debt-Free College

    Sociology students taking the course Social Problems discussed their ideas for reducing the cost of college with state legislators and university officials at an end-of-semester “Debt-Free College Town Hall.”
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  • Lowell firefighter David Provencher is in UMass Lowell's new MPA program

    M.P.A. Degree is a Ladder to Success for Firefighters

    A Lowell firefighter and two other veterans trying to join the fire department are taking advantage of the new Master of Public Administration program to learn skills that will help them advance in the department.
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  • Allison Hansell of the SEIU 775 Benefits Group, Asst. Prof. Fumilayo Showers of Central Connecticut State and another woman listen while UML History Prof. Robert Forrant talks

    Global Conference Focuses on Carework Inequalities

    As babies and children and when we’re sick, disabled or dying, we all need care – and most of that care is provided by women working for low or no wages. It’s time to change that, according to speakers at the Global Carework Summit.
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  • English majors Charlotte Moore and Paktra Lynch explained their project with SayDaNar CDC

    Students Showcase Research and Service-Learning Projects

    The annual Student Research and Community Engagement Symposium showcases research and service-learning projects in the arts and humanities, as well as the sciences and social sciences.
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  • Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian; Elizabeth Cerda, administrative attorney in the Massachusetts District Court Department; and Ken Lavallee, former Lowell Police superintendent, at the launch event.

    New MPA Degree Offers Unique Track in Public Arts and Humanities

    The first students in UMass Lowell’s new Master of Public Administration program are getting a crash course in how to manage public and private agencies in the arts and humanities, criminal justice and human services.
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  • Provost Michael vayda pumps up the crowd

    Climate Change Teach-In Reveals Shift in Thinking

    The annual David Lustick Climate Change Teach-In drew nearly 400 students to Cumnock Hall, where speakers offered lessons on responding to a changing world.
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  • Erika Decker of DigitasLBi talks to aspiring graphic designers.

    For FAHSS Majors, Your Career Starts Here

    The Career & Co-op Center is targeting FAHSS majors with several innovative programs, including Employer-in-Residence days and a one-credit course on career preparation.
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