• Lee Ann Alden holds her award with Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito

    State Recognizes HR Director for Job Well Done

    Director of Workplace Learning and Development Lee Ann Alden was recognized by the state with the Eugene H. Rooney Jr. Public Service Award, one of the top awards given to state employees, for her outstanding work in human resource development.
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  • Student panelist Zachary Traverso speaks during the conference

    Renewable Energy is Great, but How Do We Store It?

    Faculty and student researchers examined what the state must do to incorporate renewable energy sources into the electrical grid to reduce carbon emissions in “The State of Grid Energy Storage in Massachusetts,” a report commissioned by the Associated Industries of Massachusetts.
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  • Jen Keene Crouse in classroom

    Listen Up: Amplify Your Message by Using a Microphone

    College Based Advising, Disability Services, Hospitality & Event Services and the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences have joined together to launch the “Don’t Drop the Mic, USE a Mic” campaign. The initiative encourages presenters to use microphones at large meetings, classrooms, events and conferences.
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  • Chancellor Moloney and UML staff pose with DOER and DCAMM officials with the Leading by Example award

    UML Earns Kudos from Commonwealth for Sustainability

    The commonwealth of Massachusetts recognized UMass Lowell for its sustainability efforts across campus with a 2019 Leading by Example award, which Chancellor Jacquie Moloney accepted at a State House ceremony. 
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  • Profs. Yuyu Sun and Nancy Goodyear working in the lab

    Researchers Develop Germ-killing Fabrics to Prevent Hospital Infections

    Chemistry Prof. Yuyu Sun and Assoc. Prof. Nancy Goodyear of Biomedical and Nutritional Sciences are using N-halamine – a biocide with proven germ-killing property – to reduce the occupational burden of exposure by protecting the hospital staff from harmful microorganisms that can cause various infections. 
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  • The Tsewole family pose with Hillary Clinton in the Congo

    For Tsewole Family, All Roads Lead Back to UML

    Manning School of Business students (and siblings) Brit and Easmond Tsewole spent much of their young lives overseas because of their parents’ work for the U.S. State Department. Now, they are settled into the campus where their parents, Ann and Roosevelt Tsewole, met 25 years ago.
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  • UMass Lowell graduate student Michelle Mailloux pitches on behalf of her Ambulatory Innovation team, on their way to topping Harvard, MIT and a slew of other competitors at the 7th annual Beantown Throwdown.

    Student Entrepreneurs Bring Home Prestigious Throwdown Title

    They went, they conquered, they left. And in their dust were some top Boston universities. Ambulatory Innovation emerged atop the heap at the annual Beantown Throwdown pitch competition.
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  • Greece’s consul general in Boston, Stratos Efthymiou, spoke at the opening of "Acropolis in America," an exhibit at UMass Lowell

    Legacy of Greek Immigrants Celebrated in Campus Exhibit

    A new exhibit on the history of Greek immigration to Lowell, created by history students working with University Prof. Robert Forrant, celebrates what was once the largest Greek community outside of New York and Chicago. The exhibit is on display at University Crossing.
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  • Librarian Ellen Keane poses with Jeopardy host Alex Trebek

    ‘Who is Ellen Keane?’

    Alum Ellen Keane ’09, head of access and technical services for the UML Library, tried out for “Jeopardy!” on a whim. She was invited to Los Angeles in September to appear on the venerable game show.
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  • UMass Lowell History Professor Christoph Strobel specializes in Native American history

    Native Americans are History Professor’s Passion

    When he came to America to teach German and study, Christoph Strobel became fascinated with Native American history. His upcoming book will provide a sweeping view of how Native Americans in New England changed and adapted from precolonial to modern times.
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  • Nicole Villafana, right, and two other students from Lawrence High visited the UMass Lowell campus to consider careers in education

    UML Partners with High Schools to Diversify Teaching Profession

    UML’s College of Education is working with the state and local school districts to recruit future teachers who represent the Merrimack Valley’s diversity. Lawrence High School students visited the campus recently to learn more about careers in education – and campus life.
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  • Business students pose with their winning certificate at the UMass Club

    Student Investors Stick to Winning Formula

    Relying on a “sound process” of careful research and patience, finance students from the Manning School of Business once again came out on top in the Student Managed Fund challenge, an annual investment competition sponsored by the UMass Foundation.
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  • Student Lissette Robles talks with Joanne Yestramski at the lunch

    Here’s What Oprah’s Visit Means to Students One Year Later

    One year after Oprah Winfrey visited campus and helped raise $3 million for student scholarships, 60 undergraduate students have received awards totaling $300,000. The university will soon launch the Oprah Scholarship Society.
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  • Asst. Prof. Gulden Camci-Unal delivers her keynote speech

    Eggshells, Interruptions and AI: Inside the Faculty Symposium

    UML faculty members were recognized for achievements in research, teaching and service at the annual Faculty Symposium, which featured 60 “lightning talks” on current research and conversations on better teaching at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center.
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  • Co-op program staff members pose for a group photo

    From 28 Plastics Engineers Grow Thousands of Co-op Experiences

    Launched 10 years ago as a pilot program with 28 plastics engineering students, the Professional Cooperative Education program has grown to provide co-op work experiences at 566 companies to 2,665 students from 16 majors and concentrations. This year, 450 students are participating in the program.
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  • From left Bob Kilmartin, Salvatore DeFranco, Dana DeFranco, Jacquie Moloney, William O'Donnell, James Carabello and Janine Wert

    University Honors Veterans’ Service and Sacrifice

    Five new inductees joined the UMass Lowell Military Alumni Veterans Hall of Fame on Nov. 1, each bringing an array of service to the nation, with 115 years in uniform among them.
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  • Asst. Prof. Hsi-Wu Wong working in the lab

    Chemical Engineering Professor Recognized with NSF CAREER Award

    The National Science Foundation recently recognized Asst. Prof. Hsi-Wu Wong of the Department of Chemical Engineering with a prestigious faculty early career development grant, called the “CAREER” award. This highly competitive annual program selects the nation’s best young university faculty-scholars “who most effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization.”
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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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  • A student takes a selfie with Rowdy

    For International Students, First Hockey Game a Nice Icebreaker

    Cheering on the men’s hockey team at the Tsongas Center is one of the things that brings the UMass Lowell community together. For many international students, attending their first-ever hockey game is like a rite of passage as River Hawks.
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  • students and staff pose for a photo at the vape pen exchange table

    Healthy H.A.W.K.S. Help Students ‘Escape the Vape’

    Students traded in their vape pens for UML gear donated by the university bookstore during “Escape the Vape,” a two-day event hosted by the peer health education student group Healthy H.A.W.K.S.
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  • Assoc. Prof. of Education Iman Chahine won a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to do ethnomathematical research in South Africa

    Education Professor Wins Fulbright for Ethno-mathematics Work

    Assoc. Prof. of Education Iman Chahine has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to do research in ethno-mathematics. She will spend nine months in South Africa training teachers and evaluating math lessons and materials she developed, based on Zulu and Ndebele arts and culture.
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  • students listen to the panel discussion

    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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  • Assoc. Prof. Morgan Marietta teaches political science at UMass Lowell

    Politics Professor Says Values Determine the Facts We Believe

    Americans are more divided than ever – so divided that they no longer believe in the same facts. Assoc. Prof. Morgan Marietta, a political psychologist and constitutional scholar, has been studying the trend and has written a book on “dueling fact perceptions” that’s getting noticed by the media and political commentators.
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  • During an in-class career choice exercise at UMass Lowell, most students joined the social/helping group.

    Students Find a Focus in New Career Exploration Class

    A new career exploration class helps first- and second-year students in the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences decide on a major – or confirm their choice.
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  • Kevin Rourke and mentee Mildred Kumah speak during the dinner

    River Hawk Scholars Connect with Salesforce Mentors

    The River Hawk Scholars Academy is piloting a new mentorship program that matches 20 first-generation college students with local employees from Salesforce, the cloud computing and customer relationship management software giant.
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  • U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan speaks with Westford Academy high school students after the Parker Lecture at UMass Lowell

    U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan Touts UML Research, Students at Parker Lecture

    U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan discussed bipartisan legislation, the importance of research at UMass Lowell and ways to boost the innovation economy in a conversation with Chancellor Jacquie Moloney that was part of the Moses Greeley Parker Lecture series.
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  • Charlie Connolly talks to Jacob Wilson during the clinic

    Students Spread ‘Love of the Game’ with Community

    Love of the Game, a student-run community outreach program that began as a DifferenceMaker project, is now in its fifth year of hosting sports clinics on campus for people with developmental disabilities.
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  • Students and community members filled the Luna Theater for the first "Philosophy and Film" movie this fall.

    Movies and Philosophy Go Together Like Popcorn and Butter

    The Philosophy and Film series at the Luna Theater downtown brings students and community members together to watch popular movies and then discuss them with a philosophy professor. The free movies are shown monthly during the academic year.
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  • Members of the Vietnamese Student Association is one of several international student clubs at UMass Lowell

    Word Play: International Students Get Help With English and More

    Starting college or graduate school in a new country is challenging. The Office of Multicultural Affairs is helping international students to acclimate with new orientation programs and English conversation workshops.
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  • Alum Cheryl Medina talks to a student about working at the Dept. of Treasury

    Career-minded Students Learn New Handshake

    Students and alumni looking for jobs, internships and co-op positions can now do so through Handshake, a comprehensive recruiting system that the Career & Co-op Center has implemented to replace CareerLINK.
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  • Students John Fedirko, Sarah Galevi and Jacqui Gallant pose at the starting area

    Chaos Theory: Students Conquer Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race

    College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences students Jacqui Gallant, Sarah Galevi and John Fedirko competed as the Rowdy River Rovers in the fourth annual Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race, a festive community event that merges the “STEAM” fields of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.
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  • Deep Blue C members (back row, l-r) Christine Petrucci '74, '79, David "Doc" Voss and Margaret Hopkins '77 and student interns (front, from left) Alexia Hernandez and Daniel Jacavanco.

    Music 'Bridge' Program Connects Students, Professionals

    Professional musicians and educators, including plenty of alums, have come together in Alan William's Take it to the Bridge program to offer real-world music experiences to students who wish to make a life in music.
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  • Career Peer Bony Ganugapanta helps Nicole Resendes with her resume

    Career Peers Help Fellow Students Shine

    Students who need some quick help with résumé reviews, cover letter writing and interview tips can now drop by the Career & Co-op Center and meet one-on-one with a Career Peer, a student who is specially trained to assist with the job-seeking process.
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  • Andrew Fournier '19 returned to campus recently for the dedication of his art piece "River" in the front hallway of the Pulichino Tong Business Center.

    A ‘River’ Runs Through Pulichino Tong

    Increasingly, student art is enlivening buildings across the UML campus. Recently, Andrew Fournier '19 saw his "River" installed int he Pulichino Tong Business Center,
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  • Twins Kayla and Jae'la Rowles and friend Tyson Minor are part of the new DC-CAP Scholars program at UMass Lowell

    New Program Provides Merit Scholarships for 20 Students from Washington, D.C.

    Under a new partnership, 20 high school graduates from Washington, D.C., are studying at UMass Lowell this fall with merit scholarships. It’s part of the university’s mission to support students from all backgrounds in getting a great college education.
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  • UML Observatory team

    A New Astronomical Observatory Rises on South Campus

    Students will get a chance to embark on a visual tour of our solar system and beyond when a new astronomical observatory opens on South Campus this fall.
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  • Asst. Prof. of Management Elizabeth Altman posing at University Crossing

    Manning Professor a ‘Must Read’ in Harvard Business Review

    An article co-authored by Asst. Prof. of Management Elizabeth Altman on how companies can turn their products and services into multisided platforms was included in Harvard Business Review’s “10 Must Reads 2019” and “10 Must Reads on Business Model Innovation.”
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  • Researchers Bob Chen, Stephen Mishol and Jill Lohmeier pose for a photo with a Cool Science contestant

    Cool Science Expands with $3 Million NSF Grant

    For seven years, the Cool Science contest has asked children to communicate climate science through art, with the winning works displayed on Lowell buses. A $3 million National Science Foundation grant will expand Cool Science in Massachusetts and add two metropolitan areas in the Midwest.
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  • Erin Reynolds and Sara May in the PA booth

    UML Connection Keeps Baseball Fans Smiling

    When liberal arts alum Erin Reynolds ’18, coordinator of creative services and entertainment for the Lowell Spinners minor league baseball team, needed a video production intern this summer, she turned to her former classmate, senior graphic design major Sara May.
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  • A student and his family dispose of cardboard during move-in

    Sustainable Move-In Unpacks a Punch

    The Office of Sustainability held its first Sustainable Move-In event on campus, collecting 62 large trash bags of plastic foam and enough cardboard to fill four large dumpsters.
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  • The floating trash collector in water

    Students Engineering Better Way to Clean City’s Canals

    Rover the River Hawk, an Industrial Capstone Senior Design project that Engineering students are building to clean debris from the city’s canals, received a Green Design award from the Lowell Sustainability Council and a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan.
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  • Pierce Freelon addresses students at Convocation

    New River Hawks Welcomed to Campus, Challenged to Soar

    The university welcomed its largest incoming class ever – nearly 3,400 first-year and new transfer students – at a Convocation ceremony that also kicked off UML’s yearlong 125th anniversary celebration. 
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  • Prof. Fred Martin with SoarCS students

    Students’ Programming Skills Take Off with SoarCS

    The four-day summer program gave first-year, full-time computer science students a chance to live on campus, meet classmates and build skills to help them succeed.
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  • "Gallery," another of the images from Pavel Romaniko's grant-winning series. Note the visible staples.

    Four Questions with Photographer Pavel Romaniko

    Pavel Romaniko, visiting assistant professor in the Art & Design department, has been busy lately.  In addition to welcoming a baby son, he also welcomed a $15,000 fellowship from the Mass Cultural Council. 
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  • A professor walks down the hall on third floor of Olsen

    New Cumnock Courtyard Transforms Heart of North Campus

    Facilities Management worked on close to 100 projects across campus this summer, including the renovated second and third floors at Olsen Hall, the new Cumnock Courtyard and the overhaul of Coburn Hall.
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  • Two students talk outside of McGauvran Center at UMass Lowell

    Nine Places That Can Help You Have the Best Semester Ever

    As you settle into campus, there are things you must know to make your college life easier. Hacks. Check out our guide to nine places that will help you absolutely rock the fall semester.
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  • Faculty members practice in a TEAL classroom

    UML Opens New Doors on Active Learning Classrooms

    UMass Lowell is introducing its first two Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) classrooms at Olsen Hall this fall, becoming one of the first universities in the region to implement Sony Vision Exchange technology.
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  • U.S. Rep Lori Trahan visits the Urban Agriculture Greenhouse

    UML Recognized for Waste Reduction Efforts

    The university’s waste reduction efforts ranked fifth in the 2019 Sustainable Campus Index, up five spots from the previous year. The university’s Urban Agriculture Program was also highlighted in the index, which is published by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
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  • UMass Lowell student studies on the South Campus lawn

    Online Learning Tips from the Pros

    New students should find Blackboard, the university’s online learning management system, easy to navigate. But the top tip from the online learning pros is still, “Read your messages.”
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  • Al Contarino and George Peters at the White House

    Engineering Alum Visits White House to Talk Pizza, Pride

    KettlePizza, a company co-founded a decade ago by industrial technology alum Al Contarino ’92, was chosen to represent Massachusetts at the 2019 “Made in America” product showcase at the White House.
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  • RAMP girls

    Summer Programs Set Up Incoming Freshmen for College Success

    A total of 35 first-year engineering majors participated in this year’s UML Launch and RAMP summer programs, which were designed to prepare the students for the rigors of college life. 
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  • Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey poses for a photo with Courtney Cashman

    Law of Averages: Cashman a Force for UML Softball

    After River Hawk shortstop Courtney Cashman led all of NCAA Div. I softball with a .508 batting average as a junior, the criminal justice major from Danvers spent the summer interning with the Massachusetts State Police.
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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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  • Home care worker helping elderly with medications

    Study Finds Home Health Workers Often Face Verbal Abuse

    Work environment graduate student Nicole Karlsson was the lead author on a published study that showed that about one in four home care workers reported at least one incident of verbal abuse by clients or their relatives during the preceding 12 months.
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  • UML alumnus Matthew Chigas runs a tabletop training exercise in Nashua

    Criminal Justice Internships Pay Dividends for Students

    When criminal justice students intern for credit, they get real-world experience and a broader perspective on the careers available to them. And some internships lead to great jobs.
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  • Benjamin McEvoy and Edward Morante sit at a table talking at DifferenceMaker bootcamp

    Boot Camp Makes a Difference in Pitch Power

    Each Thursday in June for five hours a day, members of nine DifferenceMaker teams refined, rebooted and reimagined the projects that earned them spots in summer boot camp.
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  • Jose Godinez with Chris Kowalewski and Jose Solis

    For Business Professor, Guatemalan Corruption is Personal

    Asst. Prof. of Management Jose Godinez is collaborating with a university in his native Guatemala to launch a master’s program in corporate compliance. He is also working with the school to conduct a survey on business-related corruption and bribery in Latin America.
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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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  • Lori Weeden speaks during the workshop

    It’s Never Too Early to Learn About Climate Change

    The UMass Lowell Climate Change Initiative, in conjunction with the National Association of Geoscience Teachers and the College of Education, hosted a professional development workshop for two dozen area K-12 teachers on incorporating climate change education into the classroom. 
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  • Maureen Stanton is an award-winning writer and associate professor of English at UMass Lowell

    English Professor Publishes Her “Memoir of a Delinquent Girlhood”

    Assoc. Prof. Maureen Stanton’s new book, “Body Leaping Backward: Memoir of a Delinquent Girlhood,” chronicles her struggles as a teenager to find herself and her place. In the classroom, she helps students tell their own stories.
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  • GE2 students share their project posters

    GE2 Program Celebrates Grand Milestone

    The Global Entrepreneurship Exchange (GE2) program reached the 1,000-student milestone as 75 students and faculty from 12 countries visited campus for two weeks of multicultural collaboration designed to teach the fundamentals of launching a business.
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  • A group of students stand in front of the ocean holding a UMass Lowell flag

    Photo Class Pictures the Azores

    Eleven students who comprised the Documentary Image photography class finished off last semester with a trip to the Azores.
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  • UMass Lowell history major Bradley Sherwood works year-round at the Tsongas Industrial History Center at Lowell National Historical Park

    Sun and Fun, Science and History at National Park Summer Camps

    Summer camps at the Lowell National Historical Park allow children to explore history, science and more while having fun. The camps are run by the Tsongas Industrial History Center, a partnership between the park and UML’s College of Education.
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  • Bill Blood poses with library staff at O'Leary Library

    Hang Gliding Once a ‘Soar’ Subject for Students

    The UMass Lowell Center for Lowell History digitized a collection of more than 60 photos, videos and documents from the university’s hang gliding club, which was active on campus from 1974 to 1996. The collection was loaned by the club’s co-founder, Bill Blood.
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  • 2019 INI Fellows

    Summer Program Trains Young Professionals for the Nuclear Industry

    Reactor system fundamentals and technology and advanced reactor designs were just some of the topics discussed at this year’s Intercontinental Nuclear Institute (INI), an annual summer fellowship program organized by UMass Lowell and the Czech Technical University in Prague.
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  • UMass Lowell College of Education Assoc. Prof. James Nehring in his office, with a quilty made by families of his former students

    Education Professor Wins Manning Prize for Teaching Excellence

    Jim Nehring, an associate professor of education, won the Manning Prize for Teaching Excellence at UMass Lowell this year. Nehring is a strong advocate for public education that couples academic rigor with inquiry-based, student-centered learning.
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  • DSX satellite

    SpaceX Launches UML-built Instrument to Study ‘Killer Electrons’ in Space

    To help understand how killer electrons are generated and, consequently, how they can be mitigated, the Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded a three-year contract to a team of UMass Lowell researchers led by Physics Prof. Paul Song to support the Air Force’s DSX mission to the Earth’s radiation belts.
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  • A student volunteer sorts donations on South Campus

    Student Donations Go Back into the Community

    Students donated more than 14,000 pounds of clothing, bedding, food and personal items during this spring’s Sustainable Move Out Donation Drive, which benefitted a half-dozen nonprofit organizations across the community.
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  • Manning students pose with Ed Keon at the CQA Institute

    Finance Students Take AIM at Wall Street

    Four Manning School of Business finance students – Bony Ganugapanta, Greg Montemurro, Thavady Pech and Katie Sanchez – took part in the CQA Institute’s two-week Advanced Investment Management course at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
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  • A student shakes hands with keynote speaker Harvey Lodish

    Biotech East Explores Intersection of Science and Business

    The Manning School of Business and the Jack M. Wilson Center for Entrepreneurship hosted the first-ever Biotech East, a weeklong course for Ph.D. students and postdocs in health, science and medical programs interested in discovering the commercial side of science.
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  • Asst. Prof. Gulden Camci-Unal and her student in the lab

    Researchers Use Eggshell Particles to Grow Bone Tissue in the Lab

    A team of UMass Lowell researchers led by Chemical Engineering Asst. Prof. Gulden Camci-Unal has developed an innovative way of using powdered eggshells for engineering bone tissue that could lead to improved results for bone repair and healing. 
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  • In her Deshpande Symposium keynote speech Amy Nelson, CEO of Venture for America, told the crowd that creating entrepreneurs will be a challenge but a necessary one.

    Deshpande Symposium Looks to the Future

    The need to promote entrepreneurship among risk-averse millennials is a challenge facing colleges and universities across the country, according to Amy Nelson, CEO of Venture for America, speaking at the Deshpande Symposium.  
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  • The Manning group inside Salesforce

    San Francisco Treat: Business Students Visit Salesforce

    Ten students from the Manning School of Business participated in the Salesforce TrailheaDX developer conference and career fair in San Francisco, where they also got an inside look at the CRM giant’s new global headquarters.
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  • Voices of Hunger keynote speaker Anthony Jack, assistant professor of education at Harvard, speaks with a conference participant

    The Hunger Games: Colleges Respond to Students in Need

    At the third Voices of Hunger conference, UML and other colleges in southern New England shared strategies for serving students struggling with hunger, housing, transportation and other needs.
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  • Joan Baez (left) and Bob Dylan serenade the crowd at Costello Gymnasium on Nov. 2, 1975

    Remembering When Rolling Thunder Hit Costello Gym

    Distant echoes from Bob Dylan’s 1975 Costello Gymnasium performance surface in the final mix of the newly released 14-disc CD box set, “The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings.” Martin Scorsese’s documentary/concert film of the tour lands on Netflix and in select theaters soon.
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  • Paul Hogan competes at the NCAA championships

    Hogan Caps UML Career with All-American Performance

    Distance runner Paul Hogan, a civil engineering major from Burlington, capped his stellar college career by becoming the first UML track athlete to earn All-American status by placing 11th in the 10,000 meter run at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas.
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  • A student takes a picture of the sheep

    Mow Town: Sheep Do the Job at ‘EweML’

    From grazing sheep to battery-powered lawn mowers, Grounds Operations Manager Erik Shaw is coming up with innovative ways to maintain the campus grounds – and help boost the university’s sustainability efforts.
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  • Older woman sleeping

    Research Seeks to Improve Sleep Patterns of Night Shift Workers

    Sleep disruption can lead to depression, cardiovascular disease and accidents on the job or at home. To combat these issues, Asst. Prof. Yuan Zhang of the Solomont School of Nursing is partnering on a $1.7 million four-year National Institute of Aging grant to study strategies that help older night shift workers sleep soundly.
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  • Pig farm manure

    Researchers Produce Renewable Engine Fuel from Wet Biowaste

    A team of researchers from UMass Lowell, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and China Agricultural University in Beijing has developed a new, sustainable way of converting wet biological waste into diesel-compatible fuel, using heat and water.
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  • A UMass Lowell graduate takes a selfie outside the Tsongas Center with his family

    Graduates Get Right Down to Work

    With the unemployment rate at near-record lows, many members of the Class of 2019 went right to work from Commencement.
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  • Brandi Zella, texttbooks manager at the River Hawk Shop, demos Follett Discover for Marshall Greenleaf, an adjunct professor

    Cutting Textbook Costs is High Priority for Campus

    The rising cost of textbooks is hurting students’ wallets – and their academic success. Campus leaders, faculty, the university libraries, the bookstore and students are working together to lower costs.
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  • Middlesex Community College President James Mabry, left, and UMass Lowell Honors College Dean Jim Canning

    UML and Middlesex Work Together for Transfer Success

    UMass Lowell and Middlesex Community College share a common mission: making a world-class education available to all students so that they can achieve their potential. New initiatives are bringing the two schools closer than ever – and creating a model to help all transfer students succeed.
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  • Keynote speaker and Congressman Lori Trahan, right, with Kim Rist, Brian Rist and Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney.

    Record River Hawk Class Soars Out Into the World

    The university honored its largest graduating class ever – more than 4,500 students – at graduate and undergraduate Commencement exercises held over two days at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell.
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  • UMass Lowell Vice Provost for Innovation and Workforce Development Steven Tello

    Online and On Campus, UML Quality is High

    UMass Lowell, a pioneer in online and continuing education, earns high rankings for its excellent professors and up-to-the-minute programs. Now it’s integrating its online and on-campus graduate programs in a new Division of Graduate, Online and Professional Studies.
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  • CCI members pose with state legislators

    Faculty Experts Brief Legislators on Climate Change

    The university’s Climate Change Initiative hosted members of the state’s House Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change for a roundtable discussion on climate science and policy at which faculty members shared scientific research and expertise to help inform policy decisions.
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  • From left, mother Bonna, sisters Brianna, Krissandra, Celena and Alexandra and father Cuong Mai.

    Four Sisters Benefit from Their Parents' Long Road Here

    UMass Lowell is no stranger to the Mai family, with four Mai sisters on campus now and their father, a double River Hawk whose journey from Cambodia to freedom was nothing short of harrowing. Theirs is an immigrant story for our times.
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  • Transfer students Chantay Sewell-Jones, Nicole Morales-Taveras and Jessica D'Esposito on South Campus

    For Mount Ida Transfers, a Degree of Relief at UML

    One year after the sudden closure of their school, Mount Ida College, transfer students Nicole Morales-Taveras, Chantay Sewell and Jessica D’Esposito are graduating from UMass Lowell with bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice.
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  • Nursing students Kelly Tanner, Sharon Nabulime and Mamawa Sannoh at the Student Research & Community Engagement Symposium

    Symposium Showcases Student Research and Community Projects

    More than 280 students finished the academic year by presenting their work at the annual Student Research & Community Engagement Symposium. Many of the students’ research projects aimed to solve or engage real-world problems, from public health to violent crime.
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  • Sea of mortarboards at commencement with one in center that says I may be small but I've got big plans.

    Salute to Seniors

    They started companies. Created clubs. Formed foundations. Members of UMass Lowell’s Class of 2019 have once again proven that River Hawks don’t wait until they graduate to do great things.
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  • UML business major Sarah McNeill is minoring in legal studies and plans to go to law school

    So You Want to Be a Lawyer?

    The Legal Studies Program helps prepare undergraduates in any major for law school success.
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  •   From left, Edward Morante and Benjamin McEvoy pitch their Idea Challenge venture, Benji Ball.

    Benji Ball Hits DifferenceMaker Home Run

    A game modified to make baseball more inclusive, created by a DifferenceMaker team on a winning streak, topped 10 student teams to take home the $6,000 Rist Campuswide DifferenceMaker award at the seventh annual Idea Challenge competition.
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  • A student walks past the rooftop garden at University Crossing

    Rooftop Garden Takes Urban Agriculture to Another Level

    Rows of kale, Swiss chard and collard greens are growing on the new Green Roof vegetable garden at University Crossing, a collaboration between Mill City Grows and UML’s Urban Agriculture Program, Student Government Association and Office of Sustainability.
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  • MLSC's Travis McCready with Jacquie Moloney and Joseph Hartman at the ceremony

    Modernized Perry Hall Opens New Era of Research, Learning

    The university celebrated a $50 million renovation of Perry Hall, which is home to academics, research and industry partnerships in fields including biomedical, chemical and environmental engineering, as well as biomanufacturing and clean energy.
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  • Kim Merriman learns how to fire a grenade launcher

    Business Ph.D.s Hone Leadership in ‘Operation River Hawk’

    Three professors and two doctoral students from the Manning School of Business joined cadets and soldiers from the Massachusetts National Guard’s 101st Engineer Battalion for “Operation River Hawk” at Fort Devens.
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  • Administrators and guests look at the new Green Roof garden

    UML Celebrates Energy Savings, Sustainability on Earth Day

    The university marked two major milestones at its Earth Day celebration: the completion of its $23.1 million Accelerated Energy Program and its latest STARS Gold rating, which moves UML into the top 10 nationally.
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  • Guest speakers

    University Celebrates the Legacy of JFK and the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

    Nearly 200 high school students along with dozens of UMass Lowell students, faculty and staff and the public attended the recent “Moonshot” symposium organized by UMass Lowell and the JFK Library Foundation to commemorate this year’s 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 lunar landing mission.
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  • MIT Linguistics Prof. Michel DeGraff spoke at the UMass Lowell symposium on instructing children in their own language

    “Language is Wealth”

    Immigrants bring a wealth of different languages to the United States. When schools value those languages, children learn better – and everyone benefits, Prof. Michel DeGraff told educators at the College of Education’s spring symposium.
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  • Student Employee of the Year Nathan Klosowski with Candice Garabedian, Lauren Michaels and Karina Cruz

    Student Employee of the Year Shows Real Drive

    Junior business administration major Nathan Klosowski, a coordinator and supervisor in the Office of Transportation Services, beat out a crowded field to win the university’s Student Employee of the Year award.
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  • Eggs

    How Many Eggs Are Too Many?

    Prof. Katherine Tucker was a co-author, with researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, on a study published in the March issue of the medical journal JAMA that found that the more eggs an individual consumes, the greater the risk for heart disease, stroke and overall mortality.
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  • Assoc. Prof. Melissa Morabito, right, and Prof. April Pattavina research why so few rape and sexual assault cases end in arrest and prosecution.

    Why Do So Few Rape Cases End in Arrest?

    Only 18 in 100 rapes and sexual assaults on teenage girls and women reported to police result in an arrest, and fewer go to court. Three criminal justice professors found that decisions to close cases are largely based on prosecutors’ judgments about victim behavior, credibility and cooperation.
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  • Students look at research posters at University Crossing

    UML Well Represented at America East Research Symposium

    Ten undergraduate students from a range of majors have been invited to present their research at the inaugural America East Research Symposium at Binghamton University in New York.
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  • Five UMass Lowell alumni work in Congresswoman Lori Trahan's district office: Emily Byrne, Sara Khun-Leng, Vladimir Saldana, Sarah Byrne and Meaghan Gallagher

    Congresswoman Fills Key Roles with UML Alumni

    As UML students, three young women worked together on U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan’s congressional campaign. Now that they’ve graduated, they’re working for her full time – alongside four other UMass Lowell alumni.
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  • A good chunk of the labor behind the Library of New England Immigration includes (from left) alum Ernest Guerrera '18, History Professor Robert Forrant, junior Cameron Blanchard and Ingrid Hess of the Art & Design department.

    Students Help Create Home for Lowell Immigration History

    For four years, History Prof. Robert Forrant and Assistant Prof. Ingrid Hess of Art & Design have quietly charted the history of immigration in Lowell. With the help of a team of UML students , they have built a unique website to help teachers and students understand the waves of immigrants calling the city their new home.
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  • The Parking Spaces app on a phone at the Riverside lot

    Lots to Like About New Parking Spaces App

    The university’s new and improved Parking Spaces app shows real-time parking availability at all three of the campus parking garages and at the Riverside lots on North Campus.
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  • Bernie and Kay Petruzzello

    Senior is Fourth Generation to Graduate from UML

    When Harry Rider graduates from UMass Lowell this spring, he will be the fourth generation in his family to do so, starting when his great-grandmother earned her teaching certificate at Lowell Normal School.
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  • Student EMTs hold their awards at the NCEMSF conference

    Student EMTs Make UML a HEARTSafe Campus

    The university has been recertified as a HEARTSafe Campus by the National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation, while UMass Lowell EMS received the Striving for Excellence award.
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  • David Rattigan introduces Lauren Spencer to students

    Patriots Pro Tackles Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media

    Lauren Spencer, social media supervisor for the New England Patriots, shared tips on personal branding and insights on jobs in digital media with Professional Communications students in the Manning School of Business.
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  • Chalk artist Anna Dugan '18, Assoc. Prof. Marie Frank and Art & Design Chair Jehanne-Marie Gavarini between the designs Dugan added to the historic chalk boards found during the renovation of Coburn Hall.

    Alum Draws on Past to Bring Advice to Art Students

    Anna Dugan '13 returned to the Art & Design department recently to design in chalk and encourage current students to use all of their skills in the world beyond the university.
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  • A student asks a Tesla employee a question via video conference

    Tesla Recruits Students via Virtual Campus Visit

    Alum Nicole Falotico ’11 was one of five Tesla employees who recruited UML students for summer internships and co-op positions via a video conference presentation at Saab ETIC’s Perry Atrium.
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  • Senior Maddie May Scott is a powerful drummer with Flight of Fire, and her skills will take her on a star-studded cruise headlined by Melissa Etheridge

    Maddie May Scott’s Got the Beat

    Rocker Melissa Etheridge took notice of drummer Maddie May Scott's Flight of Fire and hand-picked them to join the all-star lineup playing her seven-night spring cruise from Tampa to Grand Cayman, March 31-April 7.
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  • Political Science Chairwoman Ardeth Thawnghmung does research in Myanmar, where she grew up.

    Life on $2 to $5 a Day: How People in Myanmar Cope with Poverty

    As a young woman in Burma, Ardeth Thawnghmung became a “pig broker,” helping neighbors get their pigs butchered in exchange for money and meat. Now the chairwoman of the Political Science Department, Prof. Thawnghmung studies how people in her native country cope with poverty.
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  • Student demo at HEROES lab.

    Congresswoman Lori Trahan Gets HEROES Welcome

    U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan learned about the latest technology used in parachutes and other battlefield innovations while touring the HEROES lab on Feb. 20.
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  • Criminal justice students listen intently during a panel on the case of Kalief Browder at UMass Lowell

    The Cost of Pleading Innocent: The Kalief Browder Case

    Yusef Salaam, a member of the “Central Park Five” who spent years imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit, talked with students about the pressure to plead guilty even when you are innocent. He came to campus for a panel discussion on the notorious case of Kalief Browder.
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  • Yusef Salaam, Karen Smolar and Asst. Prof. Miko Wilford talk about the Kalief Browder case at UMass Lowell

    The Cost of Pleading Innocent: The Kalief Browder Case

    Yusef Salaam, a member of the “Central Park Five” who spent years imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit, talked with students about the pressure to plead guilty even when you are innocent. He came to campus for a panel discussion on the notorious case of Kalief Browder.
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  • Hazmat training

    Students Secure Hazmat Certification

    Students majoring in geoscience, civil engineering, environmental science and meteorology got hazmat-certified to broaden their skills, giving them an advantage in the job market.
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  • Asst. Prof. of Psychology Miko Wilford speaks at a panel on problems with the plea system

    Psychology Prof Tackles Injustice in the Justice System

    Asst. Prof. Miko Wilford has won a five-year, $498,000 National Science Foundation CAREER grant to study an urgent issue for the justice system: Why innocent suspects plead guilty.
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  • Student volunteers lay down flooring in the home

    Students Help Houston Rebuild from Hurricane Harvey

    Thirteen business, engineering and health science students spent a week in Houston helping Hurricane Harvey flood victims rebuild as part of the Organizational Behavior in Action directed study course led by Olga Tines, an assistant teaching professor in the Manning School of Business.
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  • Craig and Darcie Nuttall

    Perfect Match

    In sickness and in health, UML couple Craig and Darcie Nuttall discovered they’re made for each other.
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  • GE2 students pose on the front steps of the Deshpande House in India

    Students Learn About More than Entrepreneurship in India

    On an intensive, two-week study abroad trip to India, 13 undergraduate and graduate students learned about global entrepreneurship and innovation with the Manning School of Business’ Global Entrepreneurship Exchange program.
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  • public health students

    Reusable Bags are Green, but are They Clean?

    A team of public health students from the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences, who are working at the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) on their capstone project, found safer cleaning solutions for reusable bags.
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  • Mentors Luis Diaz, Jordan Jones and Steevens Pierre Tousssaint stand in University Crossing

    Money Management Mentors Offer Their Two Cents

    The university’s new Money Management Mentors program gives students a way to discuss their personal finances in a confidential, one-on-one setting with trained peers, with the goal to increase retention and decrease student loans.
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  • Ellen Wetmore and Deborah Santoro hang out with TweetBot, v.2., in the University Gallery. The spider-like robot will be sifting through tweets during 404 Arts Festival through March 5.

    404 Fest Humanizes Tech through Art

    In its first time in the U.S., the 404 International Festival of Art & Technology is at UMass Lowell University Gallery and other sites across campus, through March 5.
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  • Alumni recruit for Draper at the Career Fair

    Professional Co-ops Pay Off in Many Ways for Students

    UMass Lowell students have earned more than $24 million over the past five years through the Professional Cooperative Education program, helping them pay for college while gaining valuable real-world work experience. 
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  • The design for the U.S. Mint's 2019 Massachusetts quarter in the America the Beautiful series, which features Lowell National Historical Park

    Lowell Quarter Launched by Mint – with UML's Help

    The U.S. Mint’s release of a new state quarter featuring Lowell National Historical Park represents a quiet triumph for UML’s Ellen Anstey, who has devoted a decade to promoting, researching and critiquing designs for the coin.
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  • Steffen Johnson and business partner Daniel DiRienzo pose for a photo in the garage

    Business Student Taps into Craft Beer Trend

    Manning School of Business student Steffen Johnson, an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan, plans to open Anawan Brewing Company in his hometown of Rehoboth this fall.
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  • An open collaboration space at the renovated Perry Hall

    Renovated Perry Hall Bigger, Better Than Ever

    Facilities Management completed a $50 million renovation of Perry Hall over winter break and continued to make progress on several other major projects across campus.
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  • Tyler Iorizzo and Assoc. Prof. Anna Yaroslavsky in the lab

    Physics Grad Student Wins Award for Skin Cancer Research

    Tyler Iorizzo has won international recognition for his contribution in developing an imaging device that could lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of certain skin cancers.
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  • Students talk on the balcony of the Camps Rec Center

    Manning School Hosts High School Business Competition

    The Manning School of Business hosted more than 800 students from nine area high schools for a DECA regional conference at the Campus Recreation Center and University Suites.
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  • Asst. Prof. of Education Jack Schneider

    Failing Public Schools? Education Professor Says No

    Are America’s public schools failing their students? For the most part, they’re not, says education historian and Asst. Prof. Jack Schneider – despite political rhetoric to the contrary.
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  • The winners, the UMass Lowell-based team RAMS, collect their prize after placing first in the recent Haverhill Hackathon.

    Hacking for Good in Haverhill

    A team of first-year students rooted at UMass Lowell captured top honors and $5,000 in prize money at the first Hack Haverhill 24-hour hackathon competition, topping 14 other teams from colleges, high schools and the professional world.
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  • Jonathan Lemire, White House correspondent for the Associated Press, visited UMass Lowell's Learning in Retirement Association (LIRA). He spoke about covering President Donad Trump. His mother, longtime UML employee Susan Lemire, introduced him.

    Journalist Shares the View from His Front Row Seat to History

    Jonathan Lemire, White House correspondent for the Associated Press and the son of Susan Lemire, the university’s coordinator of advisory services and is a member of the curriculum committee for the Learning in Retirement Association, spoke at UMass Lowell recently.
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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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