• Two women hold an award plaque while posing for a photo with five men

    UMass Lowell Honored as Leader in Sustainability

    UMass Lowell has won a 2021 Leading by Example Award for its multifaceted approach to promoting sustainability and improving the environment.
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    Expert: Building Trust Essential to Curbing School Violence

    As school districts, policymakers and parents across the country grapple with how best to stem the tide of school violence in the wake of a mass shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan, a UMass Lowell education expert says decades of research suggest the key to safe schools is not metal detectors, security guards, police or disciplining students – it’s trust.
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  • Jacquie Moloney, Katy Tucker and Joe Hartman

    Acclaimed Nutritionist Receives Top Honor

    Biomedical and Nutritional Sciences Prof. Katherine Tucker, an internationally acclaimed nutritionist, has been named UMass Lowell’s 2021 Distinguished University Professor.
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  • UML Public Health Chair Dan Berlowitz

    New Public Health Education Programs to Address Workforce Needs

    UMass Lowell has been awarded a $3 million cooperative agreement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to develop new undergraduate and graduate programs in public health informatics and technology, to educate diverse students for vital jobs.
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    Boston’s Women Sportscasters Share Career Journeys at Event

    Boston’s best-known women sportscasters will join UMass Lowell’s “Politics and Sports” class for a discussion about their career journeys, the challenges they face and the successes they’ve achieved in the male-dominated sports media industry.
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    UMass Lowell Unveils Award-Winning Coburn Hall

     UMass Lowell celebrated the reopening of Coburn Hall, the oldest academic building on campus reborn through a nationally acclaimed $47 million restoration, renovation and expansion project.
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    Acetaminophen Study Expert Outlines Precautionary Steps for Pregnant Women

    Acetaminophen, the common painkiller used in more than 600 medications found in medicine cabinets everywhere, may pose a risk to pregnant women that could harm the healthy development of a fetus in the womb, according to a UMass Lowell researcher who led a newly published, years-long study on the issue.
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    UMass Lowell Celebrates Renewal of Coburn Hall

    Members of the UMass Lowell community will gather to officially reopen Coburn Hall, the oldest academic building on campus now reborn through a $47 million renovation, restoration and expansion project.
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  • Assoc. Prof. of Education Iman Chahine won a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to do ethnomathematical research in South Africa

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    Experts: Calif., Mass. Elections are Reshaping Politics

    Today’s recall election that seeks to oust California Gov. Gavin Newsom and the preliminary election in the Boston mayoral race each signal sharp changes in political engagement, according to UMass Lowell politics experts available for interviews about these races. 
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    UMass Lowell to Remember Victims of Sept. 11

    UMass Lowell will honor the seven members of the university community and all other victims of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 with a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the tragedy.
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    UMass Lowell Convocation Opens Academic Year

    UMass Lowell kicked off the start of the 2021-2022 academic year today with Convocation, the official welcome for first-year and transfer students in the Class of 2025. 
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    UMass Lowell to Test COVID-19 Diagnostic Methods

    UMass Lowell researchers and students will help evaluate the effectiveness of new, rapid methods to diagnose COVID-19 through a program overseen by the National Institutes of Health. 
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    Experts: Cuomo Must Be Held Accountable

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement yesterday he will resign demonstrates that holding politicians responsible for their behavior can – and must – happen, according to criminal justice and politics experts available for interviews.
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    UMass Lowell Among Team Awarded $20 Million by NSF

    A team of researchers led by Sonia Chernova, associate professor of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech, has won a five-year, $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation to build intelligent systems that support aging.
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    Expert: It’s Vaccines vs. Variants in a Race Against Time

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports this week more than 83 percent of COVID-19 cases in the country are due to the disease’s Delta variant, as the original strain of the illness that sparked the worldwide pandemic is no longer detectable in the nation. The development sets up a race between what are now effective vaccines and potential new strains of the disease that may evolve to evade detection and cause even more sickness, according to a UMass Lowell disease expert available for interviews. 
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    Summer Band Camp Open to Student Musicians

    Student musicians interested in developing their talent in an immersive, ensemble setting are invited to attend UMass Lowell’s annual band camp, which resumes this summer on the university’s campus with in-person sessions. 
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    K-12 Students Honored as Climate Educators

    UMass Lowell’s annual Cool Science contest, which calls on K-12 students in Massachusetts and the Midwest to help teach the public about climate change, has honored a Bay State second-grader as this year’s top winner.
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    MAGIC Helps Students Realize Medical School Dreams

    Without MAGIC, Jose Archila Quezada might have given up on his dream of becoming a doctor. He struggled in some of his science classes his first semester at UMass Lowell, and he began to doubt that he’d ever have the GPA and test scores to get into medical school.
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    UMass Lowell Educator Honored with Manning Prize

    A UMass Lowell education professor has been recognized for her exemplary commitment to students with one of the University of Massachusetts system’s highest honors.
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    Geologist Identifies New Form of Quasicrystal

    A UMass Lowell geologist is among the researchers who have discovered a new type of manmade quasicrystal created by the first test blast of an atomic bomb.
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    Entrepreneurship Event Celebrates 10th Anniversary

    More than 1,000 educators, entrepreneurs and other experts will participate in the 10th annual Deshpande Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education Thursday, June 10 through Friday, June 11, 2021.
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    Researcher Receives $450K Grant

    UMass Lowell researcher Marianna Maiaru, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, was recently recognized by the U.S. Air Force with funding for her work on process modeling of composite materials.
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    Free Events Explore the Clinical Trials Process

    Biotech and medical-device entrepreneurs preparing to test their innovations in clinical trials will gain insights into that process during free programs presented by the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2). 
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    UMass Lowell Students Tackle Security Issues

    UMass Lowell students are working with intelligence organizations to rapidly address national security challenges through a U.S. Department of Defense program new to New England.
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    $3.3M Grant to Fuel Response to Post-Pandemic Challenges

    A group of Massachusetts research institutions and organizations led by UMass Lowell has received a $3.3 million federal grant to continue its efforts to ensure the Commonwealth is prepared to face the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, future pandemics and other public health crises.
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    Expert: Competition May Create a Bumpy Ride for Ford’s Electric Pickup Truck

    While President Joe Biden’s test drive of Ford’s new F-150 Lightning pickup this week may have demonstrated the automotive giant’s embrace of electric vehicles, Ford’s latest model may soon find itself and its competitors on a very crowded highway, according to an expert on auto industry trends and strategic marketing available for interviews.
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    UMass Lowell Honors Success of the Class of 2021

    Outstanding seniors preparing to graduate from UMass Lowell were recently honored for their service to the campus and community, their academic and athletic achievements and their efforts to promote diversity and inclusion.
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    UMass Lowell to Celebrate Class of 2021

    Graduates who have earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees will be honored in person via a series of brief, small ceremonies on Thursday, May 13 and Friday, May 14 at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell.
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    Expert: Skipping Second COVID-19 Vaccine Dose is Dangerous

    Nearly 8 percent of those who got a first shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines have missed their second doses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Skipping the second dose puts individuals and overall public health at risk, according to a microbiology expert.
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  • TrueFIT team member Siddhant Iyer Explains the project to a panel of eight alumni judges during the ninth annual DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge

    Student ‘DifferenceMakers’ Honored for Inventions

    A product that detects and helps seal leaks in ill-fitting face masks to protect against COVID-19 and other environmental hazards recently won top honors in UMass Lowell’s annual student entrepreneurship pitch competition. 
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    UMass Lowell to Require Student COVID-19 Vaccinations for Fall

    Consistent with the growing consensus of colleges and universities across the country, UMass Lowell will require all residential and commuter students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the beginning of the fall semester to live, learn or visit any UMass Lowell campus or property, campus officials announced.
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    Math Professor Awarded NSF Grant for Research

    Nilabja Guha, assistant professor of mathematical sciences, received a three-year, $140,000 NSF grant for his project, “New Directions in Bayesian Change-Point Analysis,” which aims to fill a gap in the statistical tools used in the analysis of changes in data.
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    M2D2 $200K Challenge Names Pitch Contest Winners

    A biotech startup that aims to transform how intravenous medications are administered to patients is the top winner in the 2021 Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) $200K Challenge.
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  • Archana Kamal

    Physics Professor Wins $1M in Funding for Quantum Information Processing Research

    UMass Lowell researcher Archana Kamal has won two early career development awards totaling more than $1 million from the U.S. Air Force and the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her research in the emerging field of quantum information processing (QIP) with open quantum systems.
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  • Beth Humberd

    Expert: Women Returning to Work Face Short-Term, Long-Term Challenges

    As more school districts are reopening to in-person instruction for students, there are more women who were sidelined by the coronavirus pandemic looking to return to their careers. But the path back to the workforce may not be an easy one, according to Beth Humberd, associate professor of management in UMass Lowell’s Manning School of Business.
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    UMass Lowell to Award More Than $1M in Summer Scholarships

    In an effort to help offset the financial hardships that many are experiencing, UMass Lowell is allocating more than $1 million for scholarships for currently enrolled UMass Lowell undergraduate students or for new students accepted into an undergraduate degree or certificate program for the summer 2021 semester.
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  • Brenna Morse

    Researchers Develop Tool to Simplify Diagnoses for Children Facing Medical Complexities

    Brenna Morse, a UMass Lowell graduate and current nurse of children with complex conditions who has been a faculty member in the Solomont School of Nursing since 2015, and a team of researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital have developed a method through which health-care providers can more readily identify a medical issue being experienced by a child who cannot communicate it on their own.
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    National Research Project Bundles Interventions to Make Aggressive Gains in Black Women’s Health

    The University of Massachusetts Lowell, in collaboration with AIDS United, and the Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health (CISWH) at Boston University’s School of Social Work (BUSSW), have been tapped to lead a national, first-of-its-kind project to evaluate and disseminate bundled evidence-informed and trauma-informed interventions for Black women with HIV.
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    Expert: COVID-19 is Complicating Tax Season

    The COVID-19 pandemic is creating complications for tax filers this season, according to a UMass Lowell taxation expert available for interviews on the subject.
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    Career Fairs Fuel Opportunities for Job-Hunting Students

    UMass Lowell student Molly Polanek showed up well-prepared for her first career fair. Not only did the psychology major have her résumé ready to go, but she researched the employers with whom she planned to meet and wrote a list of detailed questions for each of them.
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    Former Ambassador to Portugal to Speak at Event

    A former ambassador to Portugal who served under President Barack Obama will present a free UMass Lowell program for the public that will examine U.S.-Portuguese relations. 
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    UMass Lowell Researchers Work Toward a Greener Economy

    The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded UMass Lowell researchers $1.8 million to develop recyclable plastics and manufacturing technologies to help the country reduce its greenhouse- gas emissions and improve its environmental sustainability.
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  • Juliette Rooney-Varga

    Climate Change Expert Advocating for Sound Policy

    Juliette Rooney-Varga, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized expert on climate change. Through her research, advocacy and educational efforts, she is teaching – at the state, national and international levels – what it takes to understand and develop good policy around mitigating climate change.
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    Environmental Health Expert Works to Improve Homes, Workplaces

    David Turcotte is an authority on sustainability and environmental justice who is leading efforts to improve the quality of life for people in their homes and workplaces. A member of UMass Lowell’s Climate Change Initiative, Turcotte can discuss how the phenomenon impacts the incidence of asthma and hazardous-materials cleanup responses as a result of extreme weather events.
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  • Activist Fania Davis is the 2021 Greeley Peace Scholar, her April residency closing out a yearlong series of presentations on race and equality.

    Civil Rights Icon to Headline Day Without Violence

    Civil rights leader Fania Davis, UMass Lowell’s 2021 Greeley Scholar for Peace Studies, will be in virtual residence at the university next month, when she will lead the annual Day Without Violence and other free events for the campus and community. 
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  • Garrett Michaelsen, an assistant professor of musicianship and music theory, ran the first of the spring semester’s “Headphone Series,” hour-long evening listening and discussion sessions. He focused on jazz from the 1920s and 2020.

    Music Series Embraces the Art of Listening

    New virtual music programs for UMass Lowell students and the public are connecting participants through the art of listening in a shared experience.
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    New UMass Lowell Speaker Series Engages Honors Students and the Public

     A new UMass Lowell speaker series designed for students enrolled in the university’s Honors College will examine the impacts of climate change on public policy, international security and the ethical dilemmas posed by evolving technology. 
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    Expert: Mars Rover Will Help Prepare for Human Exploration of the Red Planet

    The NASA rover “Perseverance,” expected to land on Mars today, represents an extraordinary step forward in the search for life on the red planet but also for the well-being of life on Earth, according to a UMass Lowell physicist available for interviews whose research is part of the mission. 
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    Event to Showcase the Future of Sensor Technology

    Researchers and entrepreneurs developing sensor technologies for use in a variety of applications will share their expertise and experiences during a free event presented by UMass Lowell on Wednesday, March 3 at noon.  
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    Expert: Impeachment Trial Won’t Change Minds

    As the Senate prepares to consider whether former President Donald Trump incited a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, a constitutional scholar available for interviews says the impeachment trial “won’t change anyone’s mind.”
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    Wanted: Entrepreneurs for M2D2 $200K Challenge

    The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center seeks entrepreneurs to enter its M2D2 $200K Challenge, as the pitch competition celebrates its 10th year advancing the innovative ideas of early-stage medical device, diagnostic and biotech companies.
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    White House Correspondent to Present Virtual Event Feb. 3

    Jonathan Lemire, White House reporter for The Associated Press and MSNBC political analyst, will talk about the experience of covering the presidency of Donald Trump, the 2020 campaign and the challenges faced by the new Biden administration at this virtual event.
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    Students Win Kudos for Sports Medicine Research

    UMass Lowell students testing a new device that could transform the way heart-rate data is collected have won praise for their work from the American College of Sports Medicine.
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    Expert: Leaders Should Follow Constitution’s Principles, Not Partisan Interest

    As the House of Representatives considers whether to hold President Donald Trump accountable for his alleged role in last week’s deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol, a constitutional law expert says it’s unlikely Trump would be able to pardon himself – or for impeachment proceedings to ultimately convict him.
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  • Prof. Arie Perliger's fifth book, American Zealots, takes a deep look into the world of the extreme right-wing.

    Expert: Our Political Institutions ‘Are Under Siege’

    The unprecedented violence at the U.S. Capitol yesterday has exposed how vulnerable the government is to attack and fueled a greater need to protect democracy, according to a UMass Lowell counterterrorism expert available for interviews.