• Chemical Engineering Prof. Seongkyu Yoon

    UMass Lowell is Working to Freeze-Dry COVID Vaccines

    UMass Lowell scientists are developing a production method to freeze-dry COVID-19 vaccines activated by messenger-RNA so they can be transported and stored at room temperature.  
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  • UML Honors students Ariel Shramko and Nilaish Sen

    Pandemic-Inspired Discord Server an Enduring Hit with UML Students

    Two Honors College students who started their UML careers during the pandemic hosted a Discord server to keep in touch with other students they’d met at the summer Student Success Summit. “Riverhawk Rendezvous” has grown rapidly by hosting study groups and connecting students to clubs – and each other.
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  • A man in glasses looks up at a large monitor showing a map of the United States

    Business Professor: Start Your Holiday Shopping Yesterday

    As the pandemic continues to disrupt global supply chains, Operations and Information Systems Asst. Prof. JM Song discusses why U.S. shipping ports are snarled and what it means for the holiday shopping season.
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  • A woman in a wheelchair holds a microphone while speaking on stage

    Why Has Entrepreneurship Thrived During the Pandemic?

    As the Rist DifferenceMaker Institute celebrates its 10th anniversary, Director Holly Lalos discusses why there’s been a resurgence in entrepreneurship during the pandemic, and Assoc. Prof. Li Sun shares research on how new ventures can survive a crisis.
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    COVID-19’s Delta Variant: Here’s What You Should Know

    Biology Prof. Matthew Nugent, who is an expert in disease biology, biochemistry and biotechnology, recently answered questions about the Delta variant and how best to protect against it.
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  • UML Nursing student Caroline Owusu

    Nursing Faculty Will Assist in Clinical Trials for New, Rapid COVID-19 Tests

    Solomont School of Nursing faculty will soon assist with clinical trials on rapid COVID-19 tests that are being developed as part of a massive federal effort. Assoc. Prof. Ainat Koren is leading the initiative, which will deploy nurses and nursing students to existing testing sites to gather patient samples and data.
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  • A man talks on the phone and works on a laptop at home while holding his daughter on his lap

    Will the Shift to Remote Work Survive the Pandemic?

    A team of workforce scholars from the Manning School of Business is researching how the shift to remote work during the pandemic has changed the landscape of the labor market, and what it means for job seekers in the future.
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  • Operations Director Jirair Derkrikorian gives Chancellor Jacquie Moloney a tour of Fox dining hall

    Daily Special: UML Finds New Ways to Nourish Students During Pandemic

    University Dining Operations Director Jirair Derkrikorian, whose team worked to create special dining experiences for students during the pandemic, was recognized as a “College Foodservice Hero” by the industry website Food Management.
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  • Global Studies Doctoral Student Shawn Driscoll co-created a book exploring the pandemic a century ago, beginning with no idea of how timely it would be.

    Timely Tome Examines Previous Pandemic

    Global Studies doctoral student Shawn Driscoll helped create, edit and write "The Grip," which examines the affect the 1918 pandemic had on Worcester. When the project began, he had no idea what was around the corner. We caught up with him with a few questions.
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  • Assoc. Vice Chancellor Julie Chen and her wife, Susu Wong, get vaccinated by Nursing Prof. Lisa Abdallah, who volunteers at Lowell General Hospital's vaccination clinic

    Should You Get Vaccinated?

    Starting April 19, anyone 16 years and older living in Massachusetts can get vaccinated against COVID-19. Campus health experts and researchers recommend vaccination for everyone who can safely get the shot -- so that we can protect ourselves and others in our campus community.
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  • Selfies of Brian Madigan and Christina Michel, who both work at Moderna

    ‘It’s Kind of Like You’re Saving the World’

    Several recent UML alumni are doing their part to bring the COVID-19 pandemic to an end through their vaccine production work at pharmaceutical companies Moderna and Pfizer.
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  • Lab director Matthew Gage talks to student workers

    UML Takes COVID-19 Testing into its Own Hands

    The university has expanded its COVID-19 surveillance testing with the creation of an in-house test processing lab at Olney Science Center, where students are getting hands-on laboratory experience while helping to fight the pandemic.
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  • Lowell National Historical Park interpretation ranger Allison Horrocks enacts a mill girl on a virtual field trip

    Educators Create Live, Virtual Field Trips at Tsongas Industrial History Center

    When school field trips to the Tsongas Industrial History Center – a partnership between Lowell National Historical Park and UML’s College of Education – were canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, center staff seized the opportunity to create live, interactive virtual field trips for K-12 students.
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