• Fish Lab researchers

    Biology Professor Advances Research on Birth Defects of the Head and Face

    Thanks to a pair of three-year grants totaling more than $612,000 from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Biology Asst. Prof. Jennifer L. Fish is conducting studies to understand how genetic mutations cause birth defects of the head, face and mouth.
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  • Ketan and Ronak Muni

    Father-Son Alumni Beat the Sound of Silence

    Ketan Muni ’87 and his son, Ronak Muni ’19, are part of the Earlens team that developed an innovative hearing device, which was recently recognized by Time magazine as one of the “Best Inventions of 2020.”
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  • Ryan Shields shares a $1.5 million, four-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study a unique approach to deterring child sexual abuse.

    $1.5M CDC Grant Will Fund Research on Intervention

    Ryan Shields, assistant professor in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies, is sharing a $1.5 million, four-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study a unique approach to deterring child sexual abuse.
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  • Garret Roberts thanks supporters after the walk

    UML Student Walks 120 Miles for Mental Health Awareness

    Garret Roberts, a sophomore business administration major and member of the UML baseball team, walked 120 miles — from New Hampshire’s Mount Washington to Hampton Beach — in six days to raise money and awareness for those struggling with mental health issues.
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  • Siblings Abby and Ben Drezek stand in front of the UML soccer pitch

    Wonder Kin: Drezeks Make the Grade at UML

    Siblings Abby and Ben Drezek are wrapping up parallel student-athlete careers at UMass Lowell that are almost unparalleled in terms of all-around success.
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  • Collage of students and alumni

    On the Bright Side, These River Hawks Shined in 2020

    For many people, 2020 is a year that they’d rather forget. But across the UMass Lowell community, there have been bright spots, with students, alumni, faculty and staff staying focused, working hard, pursuing their dreams and making us all proud to be part of the River Hawk family.
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  • The Dec. 8 remembrance of John Lennon by current and former UMass Lowell faculty and staff included an impassioned insight into the music of Lennon the Beatle and solo artist by William Moylan, who developed the Sound recording technology program.

    John Lennon Remembered

    UMass Lowell had its own remembrance of John Lennon - via Zoom - on the 40th anniversary of his death.
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  • UMass Lowell honors student Gayathri Dayashankar

    Honors Students Create Graphic Novels on Science and Medicine

    Honors College students are creating graphic novels about science and medicine in a new seminar. Assoc. Prof. of Art Karen Roehr says that during the COVID-19 pandemic, they’re more relevant than ever, because linking words and images helps people understand and relate to health and safety issues.
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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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  • Steve Kornacki

    Who Can Explain the 2020 Election? Rhymes with Khaki

    Political analyst Steve Kornacki looked inside the election number for a UMass Lowell Zoom crowd. He also talked Electoral College, football and Trump’s post-presidency.
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  • Deborah Finch speaks at a podium with her book's cover superimposed

    Marketing Professor’s New Book Explores Posts with a Purpose

    In her new book “Wake Up Call: Lessons from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for Nonprofit Social Media,” Assoc. Teaching Prof. Deborah Finch explores how smaller nonprofit organizations can leverage the power of platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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  • The ConnectKnee team topped a field of 17 to take home top honors at the recent DifferenceMaker/Francis College of Engineering competition.

    DifferenceMaker Engineering Challenge: ConnectKnee Gets Leg-Up on Competition

    It was a cousin’s lacrosse injury that inspired Alyssa Mulry to dream up ConnectKnee, a brace that tracks a patient’s recovery time. And at the recent DifferenceMaker Francis College of Engineering finals, her team -- ConnectKnee -- topped 16 other teams for first place.
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  • Elizabeth Altman speaks during the webinar

    The Workforce is Changing. What Does That Mean for Women?

    Asst. Prof. of Management Elizabeth Altman and Deloitte’s Robin Jones examined how the pandemic is accelerating changes to the future of the workforce, in the first Women’s Leadership Conversation, a new virtual series hosted by UML.
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  • Junior Kamryn Richard sings her part in "The Great Gig in the Sky" for UMLs Pink Floyd Ensemble

    Students’ Pink Floyd Rendition is on the Money

    A UMass Lowell music ensemble class spent the semester learning every note of Pink Floyd's classic "Dark Side of the Moon." Then they recorded it. And now, it's going viral.
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  • Business Professor Nichalin Summerfield

    Business Professor: Vaccine Delivery Ultimate Test for Supply Chains

    The rush to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to billions of people around the world will challenge supply chain capabilities in unprecedented ways, says Nichalin Summerfield, assistant professor of operations and information systems in the Manning School of Business.
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  • A person reads a panel about Little Canada

    Little Canada Panels Provide Window to History

    To celebrate the Little Canada neighborhood that once stood where East Campus is now, the university has installed four new informational panels that tell the story of the life and times of Lowell’s French Canadian immigrants. The project draws on the research of History Prof. Robert Forrant and several students.
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  • Associate Professor of Management Beth Humberd

    What Can We Learn from the Current ‘She-cession’?

    Assoc. Prof. of Management Beth Humberd examined why working women are being disproportionately impacted by the current “she-cession” and offered signs of hope, in a webinar hosted by the UMass Lowell Innovation Hub.
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  • Asst. Prof. David Cornell and the finger sensor research team

    Exercise Science Majors Earn Kudos for Research

    Four current and former exercise science majors won praise at a conference for their research on a heart rate finger sensor – and honors student Andreas Himariotis carried off the top undergraduate prize.
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  • Barry Goers crosses steps during the American Ninja Warrior competition

    UML Alum Conquers Obstacles in Life After Hockey

    After overcoming health obstacles, former UMass Lowell hockey player and Manning School of Business alum Barry Goers ’10 fulfilled a longtime dream of taking on the “American Ninja Warrior” obstacle course.
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  • Young black woman wearing mask, seated on grass, working on laptop on her lap

    UML Experts Offer Advice for Studying and Working from Home

    While we socially distance and mask up to avoid the virus, we can also take steps to stay healthy, productive and on task in class and at work. UML experts share their suggestions for navigating the latest wave of COVID-19.
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  • Science teacher Karin Loach '11 '20 won an award for Best Graduate Paper at a major educational research conference.

    Education Doctoral Grad Wins Award for STEM Teaching Research

    Science teacher Karin Loach ’11, ’20 presented a paper at the 2020 conference for the Eastern Education Research Association, held last February. This fall, she learned that she’d won the 2020 Best Graduate Paper award for her study of elementary educators’ confidence in their science-teaching ability.
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  • An illustration of a person ordering gifts on their smartphone

    What Will Holiday Shopping Look Like During the Pandemic?

    With COVID-19 cases surging and the economy sputtering, Assoc. Prof. of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ying Huang expects intense competition among retailers for online business this holiday season.
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  • Radio theater students from the production of Snow White, left to right: Director Emma Valentine, Colin Mahoney, who plays the prince and Shaina Perates, who plays the queen.

    Student-run Theater Group Takes to Airwaves

    When the stage went dark as the pandemic arrived, UML's student-run theater group, Off-Broadway Players, took up radio theater to interpret plays. They're airing this month on WUML.
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  • Zoom scree with five people on it

    Decision 2020: The Winners, the Losers and When Will We Know?

    Unprecedented. Almost everything about the 2020 presidential election is different than before. UMass Lowell gathered three experts -- including UMass system President and former U.S. Rep. Marty Meehan -- to discuss the campaigns and where we might all end up after Nov. 3.
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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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  • University officials pose for a photo at the Leading by Example award ceremony at the State House

    State Grant Powers Renewable Energy Master Plan

    UMass Lowell has received a $100,000 grant from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources to develop a campus-wide renewable energy master plan that will help advance the university’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.
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  • Prof. Xuejun Lu and his student working in the lab

    Researchers Developing Wireless Sensor Network for Smart Boiler Systems

    The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded researchers from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering a three-year, $500,000 grant to develop a new, wireless high-temperature sensor network for smart, coal-fired boilers used in industry.
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  • UML Asst. Prof. of Nursing Mazen El Ghaziri, right, SLU Assoc. Prof. Lisa Jaegers, center, and UConn Health Prof. Martin Cherniack in St. Louis in 2017

    Nursing Professor Works to Improve Health of Correctional Officers

    Asst. Prof. of Nursing Mazen El Ghaziri and a colleague at Saint Louis University have been awarded $160,000 by the National Institute of Corrections to create a training program aimed at improving the health and working conditions of correctional officers, who suffer high rates of injury, stress, obesity and premature death.
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  • Peer leaders in the River Hawk Scholars Academy, 2019-2020

    River Hawk Scholars Academy Gives First-Gen Students a Home

    The River Hawk Scholars Academy is a supportive community for first-year, first-generation students who want help navigating the transition to college. It’s now recognized as a national model for such students, who make up a large share of UMass Lowell’s undergraduate population.
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  • UMass Lowell Asst. Prof. of Public Health Serena Rajabiun

    Health Professors Target Improved Care for Black Women with HIV

    Asst. Prof. Serena Rajabiun and two other Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences professors are leading a $3.9 million federal grant to help HIV treatment centers improve care for Black women, who have higher infection rates and worse health outcomes because of poverty, stigma and structural racism.
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  • UML physics major Anne Souza teaches an online lab to science teachers in Haiti

    New Honors Class Inspires Renewable Energy Research

    A new honors seminar that helps students think critically about different sources of energy is inspiring research involving renewables, including projects at UMass Lowell’s Haiti Development Studies Center.
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  • The sun rises over the new Northern Canal Overlook

    State Grants Give Green Light to ‘Pawtucket Greenway’

    The Pawtucket Greenway, a collaboration between UML and the City of Lowell that will connect South and East campuses with a continuous, shared-use pathway for pedestrians and bicyclists, got a boost from a pair of state grants.
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  • Ben Kenney and his dad Daniel pose outside the tackle shack

    Business Student Getting Reel-World Education

    Senior business major Ben Kenney is taking classes remotely this fall from behind the counter of his very own fishing gear shop, Ben’s Tackle Shack, which he opened in May with his father.
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  • Pile of red, white and blue vote buttons

    Decision 2020: UMass Lowell Offers Voting Resources

    Members of the UMass Lowell community have been involved in the election process on multiple fronts, including scholarship and research, voter registration efforts, election polling in battleground states and community education on the history of voting rights.
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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.

    Greeley Scholar Program Expands, Reflects Growing Discussion on Race

    As America’s streets filled with protests and its social conscience reignited following the killings of George Floyd and a long line of others earlier this year, organizers of the university’s Greeley Peace Scholar program decided to expand the annual discussion from a few weeks in April to a yearlong series of speakers and events.
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  • Physics majors Michele Woodland, left, and Shanice Kelly work at the new Schueller Astronomical Observatory.

    Honors Students Set Sights on the Stars

    Michele Woodland and Shanice Kelly do almost everything together: They’re both in the Honors College and they both do renewable energy research with Physics Prof. Robert Giles. They both work at the new telescope on South Campus – and they’re president and vice president of the UML Astronomy Club.
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  • a person drops a mail-in ballot into a mailbox

    UML Student-Athletes Want You to Exercise (Your Right to Vote)

    UMass Lowell student-athletes are taking part in the America East Votes Challenge, a get-out-the-vote competition that’s part of the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, a national initiative to boost voter registration, engagement and turnout among college students.
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  • A student works on her laptop sitting on a bench

    Students Helping Students: Peer Tutors, Advisors Are There

    Even while learning remotely during a pandemic, students who need help with their coursework or who have a question about finding a UML resource can turn to peer tutors and advisors — trained students who are available online.
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  • Joshua Dyck, director of the UML Center for Public Opinion

    UML Pollster Josh Dyck Takes Pulse of Divided Nation

    Division. Doubt. COVID-19. There's plenty to fret in 2020, but Josh Dyck, who oversees the university's Center for Public Opinion, believes voter turnout isn't one of them.
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  • Hurricane Irma

    Researchers to Study the Impact of Coastal Storms on Beach Aquifers

    Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Asst. Prof. James Heiss and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution were awarded a three-year, $784,000 National Science Foundation grant to study how powerful coastal storms affect the fresh water flowing below the ground along the seashore.
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  • An aerial view of the UML campus and Merrimack River

    Very Cool! UML 16th on Sierra’s List of Eco-friendly Schools

    UMass Lowell is No. 16 on Sierra magazine’s “Cool Schools” list for 2020, the university’s highest ranking ever in a survey that assesses colleges’ performances on everything from sustainability-focused courses, carbon-neutral energy and land policies, eco-friendly dining halls and student engagement.
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  • Immigrants being sworn in as U.S. citizens at Minute Man National Historical Park in 2007

    History Center Educating Teachers, Public about Voting Rights

    The Tsongas Industrial History Center has created a series of free, live webinars to educate teachers about the historic struggles of Black people, women and other groups to win the vote and have a say in government.
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  • A view of the GPS Center from outside

    A Look Inside the New Graduate and Professional Studies Center

    The Graduate and Professional Studies Center opened its doors this fall on East Campus as the new home of Residence Life, Study Abroad, the International Students & Scholars Office, Navitas, Graduate Admissions, and Graduate, Online and Professional Studies.
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  • Justin Lawler and Devonne Sutton laugh while holding a wedding sign

    Just Married: 4 UML Couples Tie Knot During Pandemic

    Several UMass Lowell alumni and students got married this summer — in spite of the coronavirus pandemic — in intimate, socially distanced ceremonies where veils and open bars were replaced by face masks and hand sanitizer.
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  • Jasmine Varona and Lori Capra standing outside the Pulichino Tong Business Center

    Accounting Student Blazes New Trail to UML

    First-year Manning School of Business student Jasmine Varona is the first student to complete Haverhill High School’s NAF Academy of Finance, a certificate program developed by the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants in partnership with UML to introduce young students to the accounting profession.
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  • University administrators tour a new classroom

    Remote Teaching Workshops Prep Faculty for Fall’s Virtual Reality

    The Provost’s Excellence in Learning and Teaching summer workshop series was among several ways the university helped faculty prepare for remote instruction this fall. The workshop sessions, led by UML faculty and Information Technology staff, focused on both technical and pedagogical development.
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  • UMass Lowell medical lab science major Dannalee Watson rinses a slide she stained

    Help Wanted: Medical Lab Science Grads in Great Demand

    Even before COVID-19 testing overwhelmed hospital and public health laboratories, medical lab scientists, including those who graduate from UMass Lowell, were in great demand. Now their skills – analyzing lab samples and helping doctors to diagnose patients – are more sought after than ever.
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  • Clinical Health Sciences grad Lindsey Roberts '14 '19 is the new director of the lab at Lowell Community Health Center

    UML Alumni and Volunteers Help ‘Stop the Spread’ of COVID-19

    When two alumni now working at Lowell Community Health Center wanted volunteers for their “Stop the Spread” COVID-19 testing campaign this summer, they knew whom to call: their former professors in the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences.
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  • A single father encourages his son who's doing a school project

    Back to (Virtual) School Tips – for Parents

    Eliza Bobek, clinical assistant professor of education, has two young children, and like many working parents she’s juggling her job with supervising her children’s online learning. In the process, she’s learned a lot about taking breaks and using timers.
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  • ETIC staff members Thomas Ferraguto, Jay Goodman and Patrick Casey outside the clean room

    Inside the Cleanest Room on Campus

    The Nanofabrication Laboratory clean room on North Campus, perhaps the safest place to be during the coronavirus pandemic, is one of 10 Core Research Facilities that have partially reopened to faculty, students and industry partners under careful safety protocols.
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  • Drought photo

    Climate Scientists to Study Droughts, Heat Waves in the Northeast

    Profs. Mathew Barlow and Christopher Skinner of the Department of Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences will study the cause of heat waves and droughts in the Northeast and how they interact with each other under a three-year, $478,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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  • Fox Hall as depicted on HawkCraft

    Block Party: Students Connect Virtually on HawkCraft

    Students who miss being on campus — and incoming freshmen who want to meet fellow River Hawks outside of the remote classroom this fall — can connect virtually on HawkCraft, the university’s official Minecraft server.
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  • Kirsten Swenson, seated on a "throne" of recycled aluminum at the top of Mierle Laderman Ukeles's public earthwork, "Turnaround/Surround," at Danehy Park in Cambridge.

    Land as Art Lands Art Professor Burkhardt Fellowship

    Armed with a prestigious Burkhardt Fellowship, Assoc. Prof. of Art History Kirsten Swenson will spend the 2021-2022 school year researching and writing about a subject she calls an “obsession” – urban parks designed by artists.
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  • Denise Dunlap speaks from a podium

    In Race for COVID-19 Testing, Business Professor Finds Unique Lane

    Manning School of Business Asst. Prof. Denise Dunlap is studying how entrepreneurial companies are developing COVID-19 testing technologies through her work with RADx, a National Institutes of Health initiative backed by $1.5 billion in federal stimulus funding.
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  • Group of virus cells. 3D illustration of Coronavirus cells

    UMass Lowell COVID-19 Response

    UMass Lowell continues to proactively update the university on efforts to monitor and prepare for impacts related to COVID-19 (coronavirus).
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  • Socially distanced students in masks sit in the grass on campus

    From Testing to Telehealth, UML Committed to Students’ Well-being

    As a fall semester like no other gets underway, UMass Lowell is focused on the health and safety of students — both residential and remote —  through measures such as surveillance testing for COVID-19 and teletherapy counseling sessions.
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  • Gray Fitzsimons (left) and Tony Sampas will be at the heart of the team producing the Greater Boston Portuguese-American Digital Archive.

    Saab Center Grant Will Help Shine Light on Portuguese-American Experience

    Students, faculty and researchers interested in Portuguese-Americans in the Merrimack Valley and beyond will soon have access to a digital archive chronicling generations of immigrants, thanks to a $300,000 grant received by the university’s Saab Center for Portuguese Studies.
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  • UMass Lowell Education Assoc. Prof. Phitsamay Uy

    Education Faculty Prepare Teachers for Multilingual Students

    UML’s education faculty prepare future teachers for classrooms with multilingual students. The inclusive teaching methods they impart benefit all students, including those with learning disabilities.
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  • UMLPD Officer Brian Ethier and his son Colby standing by the Merrimack River

    ‘It Was Literally a Matter of Minutes’

    Thanks to his alert teenage son, UMass Lowell Police Officer Brian Ethier helped rescue eight neighbors — including five children — from their burning home in Tyngsboro, Mass.
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  • Hubble Space Telescope photo of Mars

    Sciences Dean Takes Part in NASA’s Mars 2020 Mission

    Noureddine Melikechi, dean of the Kennedy College of Sciences and a physics professor, is a member of the science team for SuperCam, one of the main instruments onboard NASA's Mars 2020 "Perseverance" rover.
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  • CS Pathways teacher workshop

    Researchers Awarded $1M NSF Grant to Create Middle School Curriculum

    A team of researchers from UMass Lowell and SUNY Albany won a three-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create a computer science curriculum for middle schools in collaboration with school districts in Lowell and Methuen, Mass., and Schenectady, N.Y.
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  • Screen grab from Minecraft UML showing Pulichino Tong Building

    Student Activities Get Creative – While Staying Safe

    Get connected this fall by joining a student-run club, a fitness class or a musical group. While nearly all activities are online, there are still plenty of ways to dive into campus life and find your River Hawk crew.
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  • Civil and Environmental Engineering Asst. Prof. Sheree Pagsuyoin with graduate student Jiayue Luo in the lab in January.

    Faculty Research Funds Explore COVID Effects

    As the coronavirus pandemic continues to cripple social interaction, upend education, endanger health and disrupt business, the university’s researchers are exploring the ever-widening aspects of the virus’ presence. Several UML researchers recently earned grants to explore a wide array of COVID-19's effects.
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  • Linh Nguyen posing in front of water

    Students Find Opportunities to Learn and Grow in Summer Internships

    With the economy still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic, the summer of 2020 could have been a washout for students looking to land internships or build their résumés through summer jobs. But scores of UMass Lowell students managed to find opportunities where they could apply their skills and gain experience.
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  • Four Manning Consulting Group members sit at a table and meet outside Brew'd Awakening

    Local Businesses Are Hurting. These Students Are Helping.

    UML students from the Manning Consulting Group volunteered their services this summer to help two Lowell businesses, Warp and Weft and Brew’d Awakening Coffeehaus, find ways to increase business during the coronavirus pandemic.
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  • RAMP director Kavitha Chandra takes a selfie with three program participants

    New Engineering Students RAMP Up for Long-term Success

    Two dozen incoming first-year and transfer students got a jump on their engineering studies — and a preview of college life during the coronavirus pandemic — through the Francis College of Engineering’s Research, Academics and Mentoring Pathways (RAMP) program.
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  • For those about to dance....Between learning and performing international folk dances, a portion of those in class salute one another. Via Zoom, of course.

    International Folk Dance Club Steps to Zoom

    If it's Tuesday, junior Physics major Sarah Bustin must be sending a flurry of emails and prepping for Folk Dance Club's Zoom class.
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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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  • A screenshot of GE2 participants on Zoom

    Here’s How 640 Entrepreneurs Respond to a Pandemic

    More than 640 students and faculty from 23 countries participated in the Manning School of Business’ Global Entrepreneurship Exchange program, which pivoted to a one-week virtual session this summer because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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  • UML Plastics Engineering Prof. Ramaswamy Nagarajan demonstrates a mask that was certified after being tested at the Fabric Discovery Center

    Fabric Discovery Center Aids Hospitals and Companies with PPE Testing

    Thanks to a state grant, the university’s Fabric Discovery Center acquired equipment to test PPE that could be used to prevent transmission of COVID-19. Now, staff are conducting PPE testing for the state emergency management agency, hospitals, and regional companies that are ramping up to manufacture high-quality masks and gowns. And that’s just the beginning.
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  • Katie Sanchez senior photo

    New Grads Launch Careers in Altered Employment Market

    Zoom interviews, delayed start dates, online onboarding and working remotely from the homes where they grew up are just some of the circumstances that recent UML graduates face as they begin their careers in the age of COVID-19. Despite the shaky economy, many are landing jobs and adjusting to the new workplace realities.
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  • Beth Humberd teaches a class at the Manning School of Business

    Without Support Systems, Families Caught in COVID Quandary

    Without traditional support structures like schools and day care in place, working parents — especially moms — are being put in a difficult situation in the rush to reopen the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic, says Assoc. Prof. of Management Beth Humberd.
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  • the sun rises behind Fox Hall and East Campus

    Energy-Saving Measures a ‘Big Win’ for UML Utility Bill

    By taking simple steps like turning off unneeded computers and lights and adjusting air conditioners during peak periods of energy demand, UML faculty and staff helped the university reduce its projected utility bill by $180,000 for the coming year.
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  • Assoc. Prof. of Criminology Christopher Harris at UMass Lowell

    Criminology Professor: Community Policing Works

    Assoc. Prof. Christopher Harris researches policing, including early intervention programs for police officers accused of misconduct. He also works closely with police departments and communities to improve public safety.
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  • Gray Fitzsimons and Tony Sampas at the Center for Lowell History

    Not Your Run-of-the-Mill Research Project

    The UMass Lowell Library’s Center for Lowell History has created a research guide on a forgotten group of people from the city’s industrial past: the overseers who managed the workers on the factory floors for the wealthy mill owners.
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  • UML Asst. Philosophy Prof. Nicholas Evans

    Professor Examines Ethics of Biomedical Research on Soldiers

    Asst. Prof. of Philosophy Nicholas Evans has won a $209,749 grant to study the ethics of conducting research into biomedical enhancements on members of the military. The three-year grant from The Greenwall Foundation comes with an appointment as a Faculty Scholar in Bioethics.
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  • UML Assoc. Prof. of English Keith Mitchell is the 2020 winner of the Manning Prize for Teaching Excellence

    Assoc. Prof. of English Keith Mitchell Awarded Manning Teaching Prize

    A teacher changed Assoc. Prof. Keith Mitchell’s life, setting him on the path to become a professor of American and African American literature. Now Mitchell’s passion for the classroom has been recognized with the 2020 Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
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  • You thought all they did was play music? John Shirley captures video of Alan Williams at Boarding House park for “We’d Rather Be with You.”

    Music Professors: We’d Rather Be with You

    Between missing his students and a summer of live performance, Music Prof. John Shirley decided to round up other faculty and send a video note to their students. The message? We miss you!
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  • Asst. Prof. of Education Jack Schneider opposes the use of high-stakes standardized testing.

    Faculty: Colleges and Schools Rethinking Role of Standardized Tests

    As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts standardized testing and widens educational gaps between well-off and low-income students and districts, College of Education faculty say that educators have an opportunity to rethink the outsized role that test scores play in K-12 schools and college admissions.
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  • A photo of David Seybert and copies of his book One Student to Another

    Business Grad Shares Tips for College Success in New Book

    David Seybert ’20, who earned his business degree in just three years and landed a full-time job a year before graduating, is sharing what he learned at UMass Lowell in a new self-published book, “One Student to Another: 200 Tips to Ensure College Success.”
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  • A student reads from a tablet while sitting on a bench

    Cost, Convenience Drive Shift to Digital Textbooks

    To help students save money on textbooks, the UMass Lowell Library offers faculty members a variety of ways to adopt free or low-cost digital textbooks for their courses.
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  • Person with green gloves spraying a cleaning solution on a bathroom handle

    Disinfectants Can Kill the Coronavirus, but Can Also Harm Health

    With the coronavirus pandemic persisting, people may be tempted to increase the use of disinfectants to help stem the spread of the virus. But these products contain Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered pesticides that can cause harm, especially if not used as directed.
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  • Chancellor Jacquie Moloney takes part in a panel discussion with Endicott's Steve DiSalvo, Wentworth's Mark Thompson and moderator Hilary Burns from the Boston Business Journal

    Moloney: Now’s the Time to Reimagine Higher Education

    Chancellor Jacquie Moloney said the COVID-19 crisis is moving colleges and universities to reimagine how they serve students during a panel discussion on “The Future of Higher Education” hosted by the Boston Business Journal. She also discussed what UMass Lowell is doing to combat racism.
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  • Chemistry Assoc. Prof. Matthew Gage

    University Awards Seed Grants for COVID-19 Research

    With the help of seed funding from the Office of Research and Innovation, faculty researchers from the Kennedy College of Sciences and the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences will conduct studies designed to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  • Incoming freshman Martha Moreno shows her graphic design work

    New River Hawks Ready for Launch!

    First-year and transfer students can get a head start on their UML experience by signing up for the university’s newly expanded Launch! Summer Program, which offers free workshops and seminars as well as exclusive courses at a discounted tuition rate.
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  • A whimsical shot of the Class of 2020 of UML’s animation program. That's Pouya Afshar in the bag.

    Animation Program Draws Third-Place Ranking

    For the first time, UMass Lowell’s animation program has cracked the top five among the state’s animation schools, ranking third in Massachusetts according to Animation Career Review’s 2020 listing.
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  • View of the harbor and beach in San Sebastian, Spain

    Honors Study Abroad Course on Basque Culture Goes Virtual

    The university’s in-person study abroad programs are on hold, but International Experiences & Study Abroad is offering virtual global internships and online courses with an international focus. An Honors College professor even moved his summer study abroad program in San Sebastian, Spain, to Zoom, bringing experts on Basque history and culture into students’ homes.
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  • UMass Lowell Asst. Prof. of History Elizabeth Williams won an exclusive Kluge Fellowship

    History Professor Awarded Kluge Fellowship at Library of Congress

    A stint with the Peace Corps in Jordan led Asst. Prof. of History Elizabeth Williams to study the history of the Middle East, from the waning of the Ottoman Empire through the post-World War I French Mandate. Now she has been awarded a Kluge Fellowship to spend nearly a year doing research at the Library of Congress.
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  • David Moloney '15, author of "Barker House"

    David Moloney ’15 Turns Past into Fiction

    David Moloney ’15 worked for five years as a correctional officer at a New Hampshire jail before quitting and returning to college. A creative writing major, he used those experiences in his first book of linked short stories, “Barker House,” and now teaches offenders in a jail diversion program as well as college students.
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  • Southwick Hall

    Unspooling a 2,000-mile Thread of UML History

    In his recently published book, “Opus in Brick and Stone: The Architectural and Planning Heritage of Texas Tech University,” architect and author Brian Griggs reveals how Texas Tech’s roots became intertwined with UMass Lowell nearly a century ago.
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  • Business student Michael Hulen holds one of his company's masks

    Business Student Way Ahead of the Curve on Face Masks

    Manning School of Business student Michael Hulen started his own face mask business, STATEMENT, last fall — nearly six months before the coronavirus pandemic made wearing a mask in public a requirement across much of the country.
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  • UML Assoc. Prof. Joshua Dyck looks at a political map of the U.S.

    UML Expands Polling in 2020 with Student Help

    With help from undergraduates, the Center for Public Opinion expanded its polling in 2020, measuring approval ratings for political leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic and taking the temperature of Democratic primary voters in key early voting states.
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  • Logging in to the Minus One Virtual Karaoke Concert was simple, as student musicians pre-programmed the details. The singers supplied the fun.

    Virtual Karaoke: Adapt, Log In and Sing

    For nearly three hours on the last night of spring semester’s finals, current and former students of the Music Department gathered online with faculty and friends to cut loose in song. Even the department head chimed in.
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  • A collage of photos of 2020 graduates.

    Caps off to the Class of 2020

    As the class of 2020 prepares to receive their degrees, members of this historic class reflect on what they’ll remember best about their time at UMass Lowell, what comes next and what advice they would offer to incoming students.
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  • UMass Lowell Asst. Prof. of Criminology Ryan Shields

    Human Trafficking Research: Professors Win Major Grants

    Two assistant professors of criminology have won a pair of $500,000 grants from the National Institute of Justice to study sex and labor trafficking. Ryan Shields is working on ways to better identify trafficking victims, while Amber Horning Ruf researches how people become pimps and sex traffickers.
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  • Jack Wilson speaks to students on campus

    Jack Wilson Saw Zoom Boom Coming – 20 Years Ago

    From his pioneering role in video conferencing software to his tenure as UMass president during the Great Recession, UML Distinguished Professor Jack Wilson provides a unique perspective on these uneasy times.
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  • Sophomore chemical engineering major Anthony Quartarone

    Student Researchers Shine at Annual Symposium

    The 23rd annual Student Research and Community Engagement Symposium went online this spring. The quality of the student projects remained as high as ever, despite the change of venue.
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  • Kimberly Cosgrove designed Holly Hops, which celebrates and empowers women in beer marketing.

    Seniors Display the Art of Resilience

    The Art & Design Department transformed the opening of its annual end-of-the-year student art show into an online celebration for a class of 46 graduates whose last semester of college has been disrupted, but not defined, by the coronavirus pandemic.
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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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  • Katherine Mayer, front right, UMass Lowell EMT, outside the Tsongas Center

    Seniors Adapt Capstones to Online Learning

    With labs closed and all academic programs now online due to COVID-19, seniors are adapting their capstone projects. Some capstones have even taken on new relevance because they address aspects of the pandemic.
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  • Intralox recruiters talk to a student online

    Career Services Helps Students Adjust to Changing Job Market

    From online résumé reviews and practice interviews to a virtual career fair and professional networking events, the Career and Co-op Center is finding new ways to help students find opportunities in a suddenly changed job market.
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  • Asst. Prof. Danjue Chen

    Engineering Professor Gets NSF CAREER Grant

    Civil and Environmental Engineering Asst. Prof. Danjue Chen’s research into the complex traffic interactions between self-driving and human-driven cars has won a five-year, $500,000 faculty early-career development award from the National Science Foundation.
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  • An electric vehicle charging station behind Coburn Hall

    New Incentives Help University Save Energy, Money

    The university is advancing its sustainability and cost-saving goals through new partnerships and programs with its utility provider, National Grid, doubling both its electric vehicle charging stations and its incentives for energy efficiency.
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  • Sam Codyer makes a contact tracing call from home

    Public Health Students Volunteer as Contact Tracers

    Thirty undergraduate and graduate public health students from the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences have volunteered to work with local boards of health on contact tracing efforts to help contain the coronavirus pandemic.
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  • International student Duy "Jeremy" Cung is about to graduate from UMass Lowell in mechanical engineering

    In Pandemic, Vulnerable Students Turn to UML’s Support System

    International students, students with disabilities or mental health concerns and some LGBTQ+ students are facing unique challenges during the campus shutdown. The university offices that serve them are supporting them with services ranging from teletherapy to online get-togethers.
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  • Student Molly Teece with 3D printers in background

    3D Printing Student Club Cranks out Hospital Supplies

    Plastics engineering majors organized a small-scale COVID-19 response effort, using their 3D printing capabilities to crank out supplies for health care workers.
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  • UML education majors open Chromebooks they were given as part of a pilot project

    New Educational Tech Class Coincides with Pandemic

    Midway through the spring 2020 semester, as first-year education majors were taking a new, required class in educational technology, schools closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Studying virtually themselves while learning how best to use online teaching tools is giving these students a new perspective on technology’s promise – and its limitations.
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  • A worker wearing PPE cleans a food delivery van.

    TNEC Offers Free Trainings on COVID-19 Worker Safety

    The New England Consortium, a UML-based institute, is offering free trainings on keeping workers safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic, whether they’re front-line health care workers or employees in other essential industries.
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  • Mill City Grows' Nikki Tolani waters crops inside the greenhouse

    UML’s Greenhouse Helps Ease Growing Food Insecurity

    As food insecurity grows because of the coronavirus pandemic, the university’s Urban Agriculture Program is helping to provide fresh, healthy produce to the community through its partnership with Mill City Grows.
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  • English professor and poet Sandra Lim won a major literary award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters

    Professor and Poet Sandra Lim Wins National Literary Award

    Assoc. Prof. of English Sandra Lim has won a national award for her poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Lim was among eight writers to win a $10,000 Arts and Letters Award in literature this year.
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  • The April 15 DifferenceMaker $50,000 Idea Challenge went virtual in light of the campus closure. MyGrow Fabrix took the top prize and team representative Justin Simone (top right) made his pitch from a home computer.

    Grow Fabric Tops DifferenceMaker Field

    Graduate student Justin Simone pitches a gem during the eighth annual DifferenceMaker $50,000 Idea Challenge, which was held online.
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  • Carol Hay

    Ethical Questions in a Pandemic

    Rationing health care amidst a pandemic is ethically complex, says Assoc. Prof. of Philosophy Carol Hay.  What is clear is that COVID-19 is exposing deep inequalities in access to health care and other basic resources that existed long before the pandemic arrived, she says.
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  • An American flag waves in front of Fox Hall

    For Student Government, the Vote Must Go On

    Thanks to online voting, the Student Government Association was still able to hold its election this spring. Thirty-two students were on the ballot for president, vice president, student trustee and senators.
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  • UML players Kennedy Asare, Augustus Busumbru Busumbru and David Kazadi pose with a trophy

    Men’s Club Basketball Team Crowned National Champs

    The top-ranked UMass Lowell men’s club basketball team was crowned national champions by the National Club Basketball Association after rolling to a perfect 18-0 record. It’s believed to be UML’s first national championship for a club sport.
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  • Four student EMTs stand by their vehicles on East Campus

    Student EMTs Answer the Call, Even During Pandemic

    The university has switched to remote operations because of the coronavirus pandemic, but student EMTs are still providing continuous emergency response services for the students and essential staff members who remain on campus.
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  • UMass Lowell South Campus

    Amid COVID-19 Campus Closure, Welcome Day and Orientation Going Online

    As high school seniors weigh college decisions without the chance to visit campuses, UMass Lowell’s Admissions team is offering one-on-one admissions counseling, individual virtual tours of campus by student tour guides, and social media forums where prospective students can ask questions.
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  • The senior students at LIRA won't be denied class, thanks to a quick and efficient move online for classes.

    With a Viral Threat, Learning in Retirement Program Goes Online

    With the university’s mid-March shift to virtual learning in response to the coronavirus pandemic, a new, remote reality began for students, faculty and staff. And don't forget those learning in retirement: LIRA members treasure their time at the university, as well.
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  • A student works on a laptop while sitting on the floor

    How UML Moved 2,700 Courses Online in 10 Days

    Thanks to strategic investments in technology and a universitywide spirit of support, UML was able to successfully transition to online learning and remote work after the coronavirus pandemic forced the closure of campus.
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  • The main characters of "Bob's Burgers."

    Bob’s Burgers Brotherhood: Tuning in with Alums Tim and Pat Dacey

    Since its debut in early 2011 on Fox, “Bob’s Burgers” has developed a dedicated audience and twice won Emmy awards. UMass Lowell alumni, Spencer natives Tim and Pat Dacey, have been linchpins of the show’s distinct musical soundtrack since 2017.
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  • New chair of UML biology department Susanna Remold

    Biology Chair: Our Response is Still Not Fast Enough

    Prof. Susanna Remold, the new chair of biology, served on a White House working group on pandemic prediction. She says the U.S. response to COVID-19 was hurt by the lack of testing and contact tracking early on – and that it still lags.
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  • River Hawk Rising student Ricardo Candanedo and his mentor, Elsie Otero, associate director of Multicultural Affairs at UMass Lowell

    River Hawk Rising Program Mentors Students for Success

    The River Hawk Rising program provides structured support and a personal connection to students of color, transfer students and first-generation students during their time at the university, setting them up for success in college and beyond.
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  • A woman participates in a video conference call from home

    How to Manage When Everyone’s Working Remotely

    With millions of people working from home because of the coronavirus, Asst. Prof. of Management Elana Feldman offers guidance on how businesses can manage expectations and help employees deal with unprecedented uncertainty.
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  • UML student interns Rachel Papazian and Kimberly Carroll work at Versatope

    From Vaccines to Testing, M2D2 is ‘Laser-Focused’ on the Coronavirus

    The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) has quickly shifted its focus to connect members of the life sciences innovation community with resources and funding opportunities to advance solutions for the coronavirus pandemic, from testing and detection to, ultimately, an effective vaccine.
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  • Gregory Chiklis '92 has been on the front lines of testing for the COVID-19 virus.

    CEO Gregory Chiklis ’92 Helps to Improve Testing for Virus

    As CEO and chief scientific officer of Franklin, Mass.-based MRN Diagnostics, Gregory Chiklis has spent the past six weeks in a race against the clock, working on a rapid blood test for COVID-19.
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  • Medical lab sciences major Erin Snow took a walk on a nearly deserted UMass Lowell South Campus

    The New Normal: Students Adjust to a Semester Interrupted

    As Massachusetts officials advised everyone to stay at home to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus, students are adapting to studying online – and adopting coping strategies to help manage the upheaval.
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  • Students inspect a solar panel on a parking kiosk on Jackson Street

    UML’s Solar Energy Association Provides Bright Spot for City

    Graduate students from the Francis College of Engineering’s Solar Energy Association are helping the community by inspecting the city of Lowell’s solar-powered parking meter kiosks as part of an extracurricular service-learning project.
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  • A school group at the Tsongas Industrial History Center

    As Teaching Goes Online, College of Education Helps Schools and Parents

    The College of Education is stepping up to help teachers in K-12 schools transition their classes online during school closures caused by COVID-19. Clinical Prof. Michelle Scribner-MacLean created a Facebook group with teacher resources, and the Tsongas Industrial History Center is beefing up its social media offerings and website.
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  • UML English professors Todd Avery and Maia Gil'Adi

    Going Stir-Crazy? Find an Antidote in the Arts

    Going stir-crazy? Here are some suggestions from arts and humanities faculty on how to enrich and entertain yourself – all while staying safe.
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  • Business student David Seybert

    Seven Tips for Online Success, From One Student to Another

    Senior business administration major David Seybert, who is writing a book on how to succeed in college, shares strategies for getting the most out of courses in the new online-only environment.
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  • Stoklosa Middle School fifth grader Kedwin Santiago Torres proudly shows off his part in the EcoSonic Project during the recent regional science fair in Lowell.

    Sonic Youth Make Music from Recycled Goods

    UML's Elissa Johnson-Green's EcoSonic Playground melds music with STEM and ends up being a whole new thing at the regional science fair.
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  • UMass Lowell Asst. Prof. of Philosophy Joel Michael Reynolds

    Reynolds Gets $250,000 NEH Grant for Disability Work

    Asst. Prof. of Philosophy Joel Michael Reynolds is co-directing a series of community conversations on disability and technology as part of a $250,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant. He’s also starting a journal on the philosophy of disability.
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  • And they sent in the clowns. During his turn at Pitch Karaoke, sophomore Sarorn Lin was ready for the next slide, having no idea it would be a series of clowns.

    Pitch Karaoke: Selling by the Seat of Your Pants

    Over the course of a light, fun evening, UML students and others tried to sell an audience and a trio of judges products and services. Just one catch ... everyone learned what the business did at the same time.
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  • Asst. Prof. Richard Gaschnig conducting field work

    Earth Science Professor Awarded NSF Grant

    Asst. Prof. Richard Gaschnig of the Department of Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences has been awarded a three-year, $222,600 grant by the National Science Foundation to study the chemical exchange that occurs between the ocean crust and the earth’s mantle during a geological process called subduction.
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  • Shannon Kelleher in her lab in the Saab Center

    The Role of Zinc: It's More Important than You Think

    How zinc is distributed to tissues and cells is the root of Prof. Shannon Kelleher’s research, which aims to reveal the role that zinc plays in the development of inflammatory bowel disease and food allergies.
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  • As the image of Nina Coppens gazes away, gathering to celebrate the late dean's student-created portrait are (from left) Coppens' daughter Katie, Chancellor Jacquie Moloney, Nina’s husband, Paul Coppens, daughter Lindsay, student artists Julie Howard ’18, Yahira Torres, ‘19 and Adel diPersio ’19.

    Nina Coppens Watches Over O’Leary Now

    A large gathering recently celebrated the unveiling of a student-painted portrait of late FAHSS Dean Nina Coppens. It is, say friends and family, exactly what she would have wanted.
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  • Assoc. Prof. Hieu Phan stands in front of the stock ticker at the business school

    Finance Professor Diagnoses Economic Impact of Coronavirus

    Hieu Phan, an associate professor of finance in the Manning School of Business, says the global financial markets’ reaction to the coronavirus outbreak shows that companies are not prepared to deal with the challenges of pandemics.
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  • Toy Story 4 director Josh Cooley shares an Oscar moment with Rachael Bigelow '11, who helped shape the film's musical palette.

    SRT Grad Shares “Toy Story” Oscar Glory

    It took a lot of folks to make the Oscar-winning "Toy Story 4," and one of them was a 2011 UMass Lowell SRT graduate. Rachael Bigelow didn't take the easy way to her diploma, but she's making it work for her at Pixar.
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  • DCU Innovations Manager Thomaz De Moura presents Pedro Piau and Oliver Jennings with their $500 prizes

    ‘Cash Forward’ on the Money at Innovation Contest

    Cash Forward, a project that proposes cash-back incentives from credit cards to be put into customers’ investment accounts, won the seventh annual Rist DifferenceMaker Innovation Contest, sponsored by Digital Federal Credit Union and the Manning School of Business.
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  • A student passes rolls to another student

    Etiquette 101: How to Dine, Dress and Network Like a Pro

    Students learned how to confidently navigate a business meal and make a great first impression at Career Services’ annual “Dine, Dress and Network Like a Pro” event.
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  • The Whitcomb quadruplets of Saugus, Mass.

    A, B, C, D: Three Quadruplets Come to Campus

    Three of the Whitcomb quadruplets chose UMass Lowell, each for their own reasons. But they’re happy to be here together.
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  • A person writes on a chemistry exam

    AI-powered Grading Software Earns High Marks

    Faculty can save time grading – and provide faster and more detailed feedback to students – with Gradescope, an online tool now available campuswide.
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  • Student Lily Green talks about her Carbon Consumers project

    How to Lose 10,000 Pounds (of CO2) in Just 10 Weeks

    Three student projects proposing ways to reduce the university community’s carbon dioxide emissions by 10,000 pounds in 10 weeks received the first-ever Rist Institute for Sustainability and Energy (RISE) Student Innovation Awards and a share of $1,000 in prize money.
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  • Conservator Gianfranco Pocobene, second from right, discusses the Coburn Hall murals with Chancellor Jacquie Moloney, right, and others.

    Coburn Hall’s Historic Murals Brought Back to Life

    Art conservators are uncovering and restoring a set of 1930s murals depicting the educational mission of Lowell Teachers College, as part of the renovation and expansion of Coburn Hall.
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  • Honors nursing major Marbella Leal '19 won the student MLK Distinguished Service Award

    King Celebration Recognizes Community Service

    This year’s winners of the university's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Awards have served the community through theater, community health research and volunteer work with homeless people and at-risk high school students.
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  • UML Honors computer science major Joseph Calles has volunteered at Central Food Ministry for more than a year

    Honors Students Volunteer at Lowell Food Pantry

    When the Honors College dean put out the call for volunteers at a local food pantry, dozens of students stepped up, allowing Central Food Ministry to serve more families. Now, two honors student fellows are helping to sustain and grow the partnership.
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  • Healthy food in grocery cart

    Food for Thought: Experts Chew on Diet Fails

    Studies show that fad diets don't keep off weight in the long term. Faculty who are registered dietitians and students majoring in nutritional science share science-based advice to eat healthy for successful weight loss.
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  • Asst. Prof. Sheree Pagsuyoin working with a grad student in the lab at Perry Hall

    Professor’s Study of Drugs’ Impact on the Environment Receives NSF CAREER Grant

    Civil and Environmental Engineering Asst. Prof. Sheree Pagsuyoin’s study on the impact of drug abuse on the environment has been recognized by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with a CAREER award. This prestigious national faculty early career development award highlights the research being conducted by the nation’s best young university faculty-scholars.
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  • Dominik Hyppolite on piano and Alec Anand on guitar share a lighter moment during rehearsal

    Seven Six Cuts Across the Grooves

    UMass Lowell has its own student-run record label, and they’re serving up a showcase on Saturday, Feb. 1 in Lowell at The Worthen Attic.
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  • Juliette Rooney-Varga talks with two conference attendees about the En-ROADS climate solutions simulator

    UML Researchers Shed Light on Climate Change Science

    Climate change was the central issue at the 100th annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society in Boston, where students, faculty and alumni from the Kennedy College of Sciences shared their environmental and atmospheric science research and networked with meteorologists, climate scientists and academics from around the country.
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  • A view of the new addition on the back of Coburn Hall

    At 123 Years Old, Coburn Hall’s Never Looked Newer

    The start of the spring 2020 semester brings the reopening of the university’s earliest academic building, Coburn Hall, as well as a new home for the Centers for Learning and Academic Support Services and progress on several other Facilities Management projects. 
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  • Chief Randy Brashears, Sgt. Mike Soucy and Deputy Chief Ron Dickerson pose with Soucy's Collier Award

    University Police Celebrate a Decade of Progress

    Sgt. Mike Soucy, who recently received the statewide Sean Collier Award for Innovations in Community Oriented Policing, was among several UMass Lowell Police Department officers recognized at a breakfast celebrating the successful strides the department has made over the past decade.
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  • Mars 2020 rover

    UMass Lowell Reaches for the Stars in 2020

    From exploring the solar system and searching for habitable planets around nearby stars to zapping the Martian surface with a laser, our faculty and student researchers are working to gain a better understanding of the cosmic neighborhood in which we live.
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  • Students in the First-year Seminar in Honors at UMass Lowell do research at the Center for Lowell History, with local historian Bill Walsh

    Honors Students Explore Lowell in First-year Writing Class

    Honors students are assigned to explore the city of Lowell, from its past as America’s first planned industrial city to its current identity as a multicultural arts hub, in the First-year Seminar in Honors.