Latest UMass Lowell Announcements

  • Current Public Health Guidance on COVID-19 Exposure Protocols

    With the start of the semester around the corner, the university would like to remind students, faculty and staff of current guidance from state and federal public health organizations that are an important part of our strategy to keep our campus healthy and safe.
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  • Campus Continues to Open Up, as Public Health Restrictions are Lifting

    At UMass Lowell, while face coverings will remain an option for any individual, they will no longer be mandatory indoors or outdoors beginning May 29 except on university transportation vehicles, consistent with updated public health guidance.
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  • UMass Lowell to Require Student COVID-19 Vaccinations for Fall

    UMass Lowell will require all residential and commuter students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the beginning of the fall semester to live, learn or visit any UMass Lowell campus or property.
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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.