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The Foodies

Alumni who grow, cook, serve and think about food. Read more

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Executive Sous Chef Mike Petit gives students in the Food and Nutrition Management course a tour of the South Campus Dining Commons

Eat Your Heart Out

Students today want sustainability on the menu. Read more

A volunteer stocks the shelves at Navigators Food Pantry in University Crossing

Food Fight

UML wages war on hunger. Read more

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Faculty on Food

The properties, perils and politics of what we eat. Read more

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The World on Your Plate

Lowell’s population is a rich ethnic stew—and so are its eateries. In the mill city, bright and fragrant lemon grass lives alongside rich, potato-packed pierogis, and the powerful spices of Indian curries simmer a few blocks from middle eastern falafel. With each new ethnic group calling Lowell home, the palette broadens. View gallery
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WOMEN IN POWER: UMass Lowell was named No. 4 among the 2017 TOP 100 WOMEN-LED BUSINESSES in Massachusetts in the fall ranking by The Commonwealth Institute and The Boston Globe Magazine. 

MOBILE SAUNAS: According to an old Russian saying, everyone is equal in the sauna. Asst. Art Prof. Misha Rabinovich agrees—and thanks to a New England Foundation for the Arts grant, he’s HELPING BRING A MOBILE SAUNA TO BOSTON to help people at odds find common ground.

CONNOR HELLEBUYCK: After a rough season with the Winnipeg Jets last year, the former UML hockey All-American goaltender was NAMED TO THE NHL ALL-STAR GAME in October and is leading the Jets into the playoffs.

SEEDS OF HOPE: In response to Hurricane Maria's devastation of Puerto Rico, UML did its part to help with the island's agricultural renaissance by HOLDING A SEED DRIVE ON CAMPUS giving root to beans, cucumbers, squash, radishes, turnips and more in Puerto Rico’s small-scale farms, communities and schools.

THE WYCLEF JEAN JAM: Singer-rapper Wyclef Jean took his "Wyclef Goes Back to School" project to Lowell, taking advantage of his tour manager, Rachel Driscoll '17 alma mater. The three-time Grammy winner CHATTED WITH STUDENTS AND JAMMED WITH SOME LUCKY ROCKERS.

Alumni Spotlight

  • When I was little, I caught [a garter snake] in the nest box with an egg that he’d swallowed. [My most vivid food-related memory is] driving with my dad to relocate the snake [when] it pops out of the pillowcase and gets loose in the car, and my dad pulls over and flings it out the window.

    Lydia Sisson founded Mill City Grows, which has developed six community gardens, 14 school gardens and three urban farms—including a new greenhouse and garden space behind the residence halls on East Campus.