• Model UN Coordinator Jason Carter with student Madison Feudo at UML's 2024 Model U.N. conference for high schools

    Model U.N. Team Wins Top Prize in Scotland

    UMass Lowell’s Model U.N. team won the award for best delegation at a Model U.N. conference in Scotland over spring break. The team also went to the national competition for Model Arab League a week later and brought home several delegate awards.
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  • Close-up of computer skills class student Jasmine Douglas

    $4 Million Digital Equity Grant Funds Broadband and Classes in Three Cities

    A $4 million state grant will pay for the university to set up broadband internet access in disadvantaged areas of Lowell, Fitchburg and Haverhill. The grant, part of a state effort to promote digital equity, is also paying UMass Lowell students to teach basic computer skills to older and low-income residents.
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  • A professional headshot of a young woman in a blue blazer.

    How to Enjoy Spring Break — Without Breaking the Bank

    UMass Lowell alumni Louis Cirignano ’20, Khyteang Lim ’16, ’18 and Tatiana Tompkins ’21 are helping people save for vacations and other major purchases with their FAM Social Finance app.
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  • Two women talk in front of a window in an office building.

    Mentorship Program Inspires Women to Pursue Investment Management

    The Undergraduate Women’s Investment Network, a mentorship and internship program run by the Boston-based investment management firm Loomis, Sayles & Co., helps female UMass Lowell students interested in business, finance, accounting, mathematics or economics explore career paths and build connections. 
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  • A student uses their laptop outside while seating in a green Adirondack chair

    Changing Campus Landscape Greets River Hawks this Fall

    New homes for the Honors College, Rist Institute for Sustainability and Energy and Asian American Center for Excellence and Engagement highlight a busy summer of campus improvements by Facilities Management.
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  • UML economics major Emily Sayler won the top prize in the 2022 Student Symposium for research in the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

    New B.S. in Quantitative Economics Focuses on In-Demand Skills

    Starting this fall, UML will offer a new B.S. in Quantitative Economics. The degree is highly sought after by employers. It also better prepares students for graduate school, Economics Chair Monica Galizzi says.
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  • UML Associate Professor of Criminology and Justice Studies Neil Shortland leads the annual National Security Seminar at The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars

    Students Learn and Intern in Nation’s Capital

    Students gain professional experience and expert education through UMass Lowell’s close partnership with The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars.
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    Good COP, Bad COP: UML Delegates Reflect on U.N. Climate Summit

    An interdisciplinary group of faculty members from UMass Lowell’s Climate Change Initiative attended the recent United Nations global climate summit, aka COP26, in Glasgow, Scotland, where they observed progress being made — but also missed opportunities.
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  • An aerial view of the Merrimack River running through the UML campus

    With NSF Award, New Grad Program Focuses on Protecting Water Resources

    An interdisciplinary team of UML faculty, led by Assoc. Profs. Meg Sobkowicz-Kline and Chris Hansen, have received a nearly $3 million National Science Foundation Research Traineeship award for a new graduate student program focused on developing sustainable materials and chemicals that won’t harm water resources.
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  • Conference participants on zoom

    Manning Students Learn How Far Data Can Take Them

    More than two dozen Manning School of Business students presented research and learned about trends in data analytics and data science fields at the sixth annual Analytics Without Borders Conference.
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  • TNEC trainers help someone with their hazmat suit

    TNEC’s Evolving Worker Safety Training Gets $6.6M Boost

    Thanks to a five-year, $6.6 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, The New England Consortium at UMass Lowell will expand its hazardous materials worker health and safety training under the direction of Research Prof. David Turcotte.
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  • Asst. Prof. of Economics Kelly Hellman, plastics engineering major Kerry Candlen and chemical engineering major Maria Fonseca-Guzman

    Rist Institute for Sustainability and Energy Awards First Fellowships

    The Rist Institute for Sustainability and Energy has awarded its inaugural fellowships to Asst. Prof. of Economics Kelly Hellman, plastics engineering major Kerry Candlen and chemical engineering major Maria Fonseca-Guzman.
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  • Christian Lutete was the first River Hawk to be named America East Man of the Year in 2020

    Christian Lutete Has Got Game, On and Off the Court

    Christian Lutete ’19 ’20, recently named America East Man of the Year, is a standout basketball player who excels off the court, too. Lutete, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s in peace and conflict studies, served as a mentor to 20 DC-CAP Scholars who, like him, came through the Washington, D.C., public schools.
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  • UML Economics Chairwoman Monica Galizzi teaches a class

    Students Say They’re More Than a Number in Economics Department

    The Federal Reserve Bank of New York recently found that the students in the Economics Department at UMass Lowell are more racially and ethnically diverse than in 99 percent of economics programs across the country. Students liken the department to a family.
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  • Ed Keon gives his virtual village talk

    Business Alum Sees Signs of Hope in Bleak Economic Picture

    Manning School of Business alum Ed Keon ’77, chief investment strategist for Quantitative Management Associates, shared his insights on the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the economy as part of Alumni and Donor Relations’ “Virtual Village” speaker series.
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  • Ludwig Marek poses with two UML hockey players and four faculty and staff members

    Hockey Alum Looks to Leverage UML Assets

    Former UML hockey player Ludwig Marek ’98, now a managing director at the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, shared career advice with current River Hawk players during a visit to the Manning School of Business.
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  • Joseph Hughes, chief of the worker education and training branch of NIESH, speaks at UMass Lowell

    Opioids and Work: A Critical Connection

    Most people addicted to opioids are working – and job conditions can either contribute to addiction or help to prevent it and encourage recovery. The university was selected as one of four sites nationwide for a pilot training program on the critical connections between work, mental health and addiction.
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  • Dean Sandra Richtermeyer shakes hands with Tu Tran

    Manning School Welcomes First Fulbright Visiting Scholar

    The Manning School of Business hosted its first Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Tu Tran, associate professor of finance and head of the Department of Finance and Banking at Vietnam National University.
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  • Ph.D. student Kelechi Adejumo explains the dangers of secondhand smoke to a family in the Healthy Homes project

    Turcotte’s Asthma Research Helps Children and Seniors in Lowell

    For almost two decades, Research Prof. David Turcotte’s “Healthy Homes” project has improved the lives of low-income children and seniors with asthma. His focus on environmental justice also includes research on wind turbines, community health and healthy workplaces.
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  • Honors political science major Justin St. Louis, at UMass Lowell, is deputy political director for Republican congressional candidate Rick Green

    Students Gain Campaign Experience in Midterm Elections

    Political science students looking for campaign experience have found plenty of opportunities this year in the open race for the 3rd Congressional District seat and other midterm contests. Many of them cross the border in presidential election years to work in New Hampshire, too.
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  • Members of UMass Lowell's 2017 Federal Reserve Challenge Team

    Economics Majors Compete in Federal Reserve Challenge

    A team of students went to the college Federal Reserve Challenge this fall to present their argument for raising the federal funds target interest rate. They learned a lot along the way from each other and their advisor, Asst. Prof. Brendan Epstein.
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  • UMass Lowell economics Prof. William Lazonick teaching

    Economics Professor Says Tax Cuts Won’t Create Jobs

    Economics Prof. William Lazonick has gained considerable attention for his groundbreaking work on stock buybacks. He says the proposed cut in the corporate tax rate being debated in Washington will not create many jobs, because corporations use most of their gains to repurchase their own stock. The big winners, he says, are corporate raiders and senior executives whose incomes are based on stock performance. The big losers? Everyone else.
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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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  • UMass Lowell's Model U.N. team in Leuven, Belgium

    Model U.N. Team Racks Up Global and Local Successes

    The Model United Nations Team brought home six awards from its latest competition in Belgium and recently hosted its 13th annual Model U.N. for regional high schools. Alumni have started Model U.N. clubs at area schools whose graduates often matriculate at UMass Lowell and join the team.
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  • Asst. Prof. David Kingsley checks on an experimental economics game at UMass Lowell

    Games Teach Students about Economic Decisions

    Students in David Kingsley’s Behavioral Economics class play games with fake money to better understand the economic decisions that people make.
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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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  • Graduate students Katerin Ramirez Tejeda and Kelechi Adejumo worked on the health assessment.

    University Assesses Health Needs in Greater Lowell

    Prof. David Turcotte and a team of students carried out a community health needs assessment for Lowell and surrounding towns—and made some surprising findings.
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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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  • Tyler Farley, left, and members of the "Electoral Politics" class met Marco Rubio at a town hall in Salem, N.H.

    Students Intern and Learn at GOP and Dem Conventions

    Five students are witnessing history at the Republican and Democratic conventions, thanks to generous scholarships from the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
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