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    Business Students Make Their Best Selling Points

    Ten Manning School of Business students participated in the Northeast Intercollegiate Sales Competition at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island.
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    Engineering Alum Building a Better Lobster Trap

    Plastics engineering alum Cormac Hondros-McCarthy ’15 is developing a ropeless lobster fishing system, LiftLabs, to protect the endangered North American right whale and prevent the loss of fishing gear.
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    Business Students Get in the Giving Spirit

    Manning School of Business students are giving back to the community in several ways this holiday season, including a food drive initiated by first-year student Jayson DeLong.
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  • Sen. Pavel Payano provides opening remarks at the iHub Haverhill's Latino business event to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

    Empowering Latino Small Business Owners

    More than 100 Latino business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals recently gathered at the UMass Lowell Innovation Hub Haverhill, a business incubator and coworking space, to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
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    Would You Buy Soap from an AI-Powered Robot Dog?

    As people develop a stronger sense of connection to artificial intelligence-powered robots, Mark Yi-Cheon Yim, an associate professor of marketing, entrepreneurship and innovation, is researching whether the robots can influence purchasing decisions.
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    Manning Students Serve as Small Business Consultants in Panama

    Ten Manning School of Business students traveled to Panama this summer to provide consulting services to small business owners in a rural community. The weeklong trip, funded by the Manning School, was run by Global Brigades, a nonprofit health and sustainable development organization.
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  • A young woman places a tray of cookies on a rack to cool

    ‘I Can’t Believe I Make Cookies for a Living’

    When photos of her homemade cookies blew up on Instagram, Manning School of Business alumna Maude Gagnon ’19 quit her day job and started her own company, Southie Cookie.
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    Deshpande Symposium an Eye-Opener for Business Students

    Three co-op students from the Rist DifferenceMaker Institute attended the 12th annual Deshpande Symposium on Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Higher Education in Scottsdale, Arizona, where they learned how to make the program more inviting to all UML students.
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    UML Friendship Leads to New Business Venture

    Manning School of Business alumni Eric Howe ’14, ’17 and Matthew Pehl ’14, ’15, who met at UML orientation in 2010, have launched PierAhead, a software-as-a-service company that helps businesses maximize their advertising budgets on Amazon.
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  • Contestants on The Great Food Truck Race TV show pose for a photo with the host in a city plaza

    Alumni’s Italian Food Truck is Off to the Races

    Less than a year after opening their Italian food truck Paisani in Boston, alumni Matt Minichiello ’21 and Ryan Palmer ’20 are competing on the new season of Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race.”
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    Three UML Faculty Members Named Fulbright Scholars

    Three UML faculty members — Sheree Pagsuyoin, M. Berk Talay and Spencer Ross — have received Fulbright U.S. Scholar Awards for the 2023-24 academic year and will be conducting research in Europe, Asia and South America.
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    Manning School Inducts Largest Beta Gamma Sigma Class Ever

    The Manning School of Business chapter of the Beta Gamma Sigma international business honor society inducted a record 167 students at a recent ceremony at the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center.
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    Clean Green Challenge Taps Into Growing Sustainability Market

    Five teams, including three from UMass Lowell, took part in the Innovation Hub’s inaugural Clean Green Challenge, a pitch contest focused on sustainability for entrepreneurs and startups from across the region.
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  • Four people pose for a photo while standing in front of a wall with the words "Teen BLOCK"

    Honors Students Learn That Philanthropy is for Everyone

    Students in “Experiencing Philanthropy,” an honors seminar that explores how nonprofit organizations and community foundations operate, awarded a $10,000 grant to Teen BLOCK, a youth development program run by the Lowell Community Health Center.
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