• A grandma, grandson and mother pose for a photo with pickleball courts behind them

    Pickleball Unites Three Generations of River Hawks

    Three generations of River Hawks – Katherine Jeanne Manousos ’63, Julie Petros ’91, ’93 and senior mechanical engineering major Ben Petros – play pickleball together at UML, and two of them will be participating in a fundraising tournament during Homecoming.
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  • Four students in white T-shirts run a backpack fundraiser table outside with two customers

    Alumni Have Their Back, So Business Students Give Back to Community

    Members of the Joy Tong Women in Business student organization are selling backpacks to raise funds, some of which will be donated to Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell. The backpacks were donated by John Pulichino ’67, ’14 (H) and Joy Tong ’14 (H).
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  • Lawreta Kankan with counselors Danny Tran, Keanna Bouthsarath and Sierra Goodwin

    Learning is Social: New Program Sets Health Sciences Students up for Success

    The Zuckerberg: Ready, Set, Go! program hosted 20 first-year health sciences majors arrived on campus a week before classes start for social activities, community service and educational and cultural activities to help them get acclimated to campus and the city of Lowell.
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  • People dressed in banana suits dance in the street

    25 Things to Do in Lowell This September

    Lowell is a city unlike any other, and September is the perfect time for UML students, faculty and staff to explore its eclectic mix of creativity, culture and history.
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    Symphonic Band Camp Hits High Note Celebrating 25 Years

    UMass Lowell’s Mary Jo Leahey Symphonic Band Camp celebrated 25 years of curating students’ passion for music, capped off by the camp’s first-ever performance at Symphony Hall in Boston.
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  • A woman and four men pose for a group photo in front of a sign at a summer camp

    Happy Campers: UML Alumni Revive Youth Program

    A multigenerational group of UML alumni created the Lowell Youth Leadership Program, a nonprofit that runs a free summer camp for underserved kids designed to help them become self-confident, socially connected community leaders.
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  • Book Party 1

    History Professor Helps Second Graders Become Published Authors

    Distinguished University Prof. Robert Forrant held a “book party” to culminate a monthslong collaboration with a second grade class from Lowell’s McAuliffe Elementary School in which he helped the students write and publish their own books.
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  • Education student at Educators Rising

    State Grant Will Help Expand Teacher Pathway Program

    Backed by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Secondary and Elementary Education, the School of Education is expanding programs for students at Lawrence High School who want to become teachers.
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  • UML business major Rohan Solanki demonstrates how he squeezed between his fraternity's garage and the backyard fence to help rescue neighbors from a burning house

    Fraternity Members Rescue Lowell Residents from Fire

    Members of four fraternity houses near North Campus rescued several people from a 2:30 a.m. house fire, gave them warm clothing and provided information to fire investigators and police. And the whole Greek system is working to aid the displaced families.
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  • Four people pose for a photo while standing in front of a wall with the words "Teen BLOCK"

    Honors Students Learn That Philanthropy is for Everyone

    Students in “Experiencing Philanthropy,” an honors seminar that explores how nonprofit organizations and community foundations operate, awarded a $10,000 grant to Teen BLOCK, a youth development program run by the Lowell Community Health Center.
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  • Public health master's student Kyle Fahey goes over a park evaluation form with UML student and faculty researchers and older residents of Lowell.

    City and UML Partner on Making Lowell ‘Age-Friendly’

    Students in health sciences are gaining research experience in Lowell, working alongside an adult advisory group and local agencies to help make the city an “age-friendly” community.
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  • From left to right in this 1988 black and white photo: then-U.S. Rep. Chester Atkins, the late Massachusetts Sen. Paul Tsongas, and the first director of the Tsongas Industrial History Center, the late Ed Pershey.

    Tsongas Industrial History Center Celebrates 30 Years of Hands-On Learning

    The Tsongas Industrial History Center, a partnership between the university’s School of Education and Lowell National Historical Park, has welcomed more than 1.4 million students and teachers from around New England for hands-on lessons about Lowell’s history, technology and environment since its founding in 1991. 
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  • Four Lowell High School students who plan to become teachers hold up UMass Lowell School of Education polo shirts at UML's fall 2022 education symposium

    Future Teachers Celebrated at Education Symposium

    Future teachers at UMass Lowell and Lowell High School were celebrated at the fall 2022 Education Symposium, where researchers, educators and activists talked about the need for "radical innovation" to address inequities.
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  • Rachel Le interviews a research participant

    New Study Analyzes How Neighborhoods Impact the Likeliness of Falls

    A new study led by Prof. of Public Health Wenjun Li, with funding from a $4 million, five-year grant from the National Institute on Aging, will analyze how older people move and use the outdoor space in their communities.
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  • UML art major Urdilinya Smith helps paint a mural on South Campus

    New Campus Murals Are Part of Citywide Arts Collaboration

    When students arrived back on campus, they were greeted by two colorful murals: a “chrome” hermit crab by internationally known artist “Bikismo” and six endangered species painted by New England muralist Sophy Tuttle. The murals were sponsored by ArtUp Lowell, a citywide coalition that brought nine muralists to the city in August.
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  • A professor in a polka dot top sits at a table and speaks with two female students

    Professor Adds Element of Diversity to Chemistry Lessons

    To help students in her Chemistry I and II courses understand the diversity of those working in STEM fields, Asst. Teaching Prof. Suzanne Young has created brief lessons on Black, brown and indigenous scientists not mentioned in their textbook.  
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  • Student workers kayaking with Kate Ford and Kevin Soleil

    Paddling through Summer at the Kayak Center

    Preparations are underway to reopen the Kayak Center for the season with student workers excited to bring water sports to the public.
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  • First-year teaching artist Emma Michaud plays with the Prelude ensemble of the UMass Lowell String Project

    Take a Bow: String Project Turns 20

    More than 20 years after it began, the UMass Lowell String Project is bringing accessible, high-quality music education on violin, viola and cello to Lowell-area schoolchildren – and giving UML music students teaching experience. 
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  • Two young women talk to each other in a room with people milling around in the background

    Business Students Give Restaurants Something to Chew On

    Mill City Consulting, a student-run venture created last fall in the Internship in Entrepreneurship course, helped two Lowell restaurants as they continue to recover from the pandemic.
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  • A woman has her hand over the shoulder of another woman as they walk down a hallway

    ‘Chancellor Chen’ Greeted with Cheers from UML Community

    After 25 years of empowering UMass Lowell students and communities through education and innovation, Julie Chen was unanimously approved as the university’s next chancellor — a move that received sweeping praise from students, faculty, staff and alumni.
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  • A man holds a microphone while standing at a podium and speaking to a crowd

    UML’s Entrepreneurial Muscle Puts Squeeze on Digital Divide

    UMass Lowell’s Innovation Hub in Haverhill hosted the Digital Equity Challenge, where entrepreneurs and nonprofits pitched their ideas and projects for increasing digital access and literacy in Essex County.
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  • Students from four area high schools listen to a UML admissions presentation during a field trip sponsored by UTeach

    UML Teacher Candidates Host 130 High School Students on Campus

    Students in the UTeach program who are getting early teaching experience in high school math, science and engineering classrooms hosted their high school students on North Campus for a day of hands-on activities.
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  • A man speaks to a crowd while holding a certificate in a wood-paneled room with an American flag

    S.E.E.D. Fund Recipients All About the Green

    Seven projects led by students, faculty and staff received a share of the university’s annual $50,000 Sustainability Encouragement & Enrichment Development (S.E.E.D.) Fund. 
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  • Chancellor Jacquie Moloney holds the hand of theatre arts student Lucas Bermudez, as philanthropist Nancy L. Donahue and theatre arts students Raphaela Pereira and Cristian Ramos Delgado look on

    Nancy L. Donahue Celebrates the Arts with $2 Million Gift

    This year, the Nancy L. Donahue Celebration of the Arts celebrated the Lowell philanthropist’s $2 million donation to renovate Durgin Concert Hall. It is only her latest gift to the university.
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  • River cleanup

    Students, Volunteers Celebrate Earth Day with River Cleanup

    UML’s Society of Environmental Scientists teamed up with two local organizations for a cleanup along the riverbank behind LeLacheur Park. Together, they filled more than 30 60-gallon bags with trash.
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  • James Heiss

    Students, Faculty ‘Spring into Science’

    The Kennedy College of Sciences hosted its fourth annual “Spring into Science” showcase, featuring educational and social events to highlight the importance of the field.
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  • U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan, UML Chancellor Jacquie Moloney and U.S. Sen. Edward Markey hold a ceremonial check for $500,000 for the RHSA

    UMass Lowell Gets $500,000 to Support First-Gen Students

    U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan and U.S. Sen. Edward Markey visited campus to announce $500,000 in federal funding for the River Hawk Scholars Academy, which serves first-generation college students at the university.
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  • Shawsheen Valley Technical High School students

    High School Students Learn about Cybersecurity Field

    Sixty-five students from Greater Lowell and Shawsheen Valley technical high schools and their teachers got an overview of UML’s computer science and cybersecurity programs and some hands-on experience at the university’s Cyber Range during a recent visit to campus.
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  • The first poster in a Blue Mountain Alphabet by Ingrid Hess, with illustrations and information about the Blue Mountain area national parks in Australia

    Professor Educates Children About Environment Through Art

    Art Assoc. Prof. Ingrid Hess is traveling to some of the world’s most beautiful places to make artwork that educates children about the natural world and environmental sustainability. She’s won grants, fellowships and artist residencies to visit national parks in Costa Rica, Australia, the U.S. and more.
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  • A room full of students talk to each other while sitting at round tables

    Students Take the Lead at Sustainability Symposium

    Hosted for the first time by UMass Lowell, the Student Sustainability Leaders Symposium brought together more than 100 students from 18 colleges and universities across the Northeast to share their work and explore opportunities for collaboration and partnerships.
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  • Two students with long dark hair smile while sitting in orange chairs and posing for a photo

    Business Students Help Low-Income Families File Taxes

    Four Manning School of Business students are preparing taxes for low-income families as part of a new internship program with Community Teamwork, a Lowell-based nonprofit organization that supports the IRS’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
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  • UML Associate Professor of Criminology and Justice Studies Neil Shortland leads the annual National Security Seminar at The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars

    Students Learn and Intern in Nation’s Capital

    Students gain professional experience and expert education through UMass Lowell’s close partnership with The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars.
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  • Four high school students in blazers hand out samples of the energy bar they are pitching to judges

    High Schoolers Get Entrepreneurial Entrée into UML

    Local college-minded high school students discovered how UMass Lowell supports entrepreneurship, innovation and creative problem-solving during recent campus events hosted by the Rist DifferenceMaker Institute.
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  • A student walks across a bridge as a campus shuttle bus approaches

    New Canal Bridges Improve Students’ Commutes to Class

    With construction work complete on two new canal bridges along Pawtucket Street, students are enjoying shorter trips on two of the university’s busiest bus lines — and improved paths for walking and biking.
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  • Photos and books in UMass Lowell's Jack Kerouac Archives

    Happy Birthday, Jack Kerouac!

    Famed Beat writer Jack Kerouac was born in Lowell a century ago this March. The university, the city and Kerouac’s literary estate will be celebrating with an exhibit at Lowell National Historical Park, a festival and more.
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  • Mai Gaglione and Ava Gilligan of Tewksbury Memorial High School pitch their “Insulwatch” beneath the watchful eyes of judges, mentors and competitive peers.

    DifferenceMaker Program Draws in High School Students

    The reach of the Rist DifferenceMaker Institute extends well beyond the boundaries of the UML campus, and groups of area high school students recently met virtually to compete using ideas rooted largely in the ongoing pandemic.
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  • More than 100 UMass Lowell students, faculty and staff are volunteering at Lowell General Hospital's Mass Vaccination Program for COVID-19

    Health Sciences Students Volunteer at Lowell Vaccine Clinic

    More than 100 students in the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences have volunteered to help out at Lowell General Hospital’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic, which gives about 2,000 shots each day. In addition, some nursing students are earning clinical hours while giving vaccinations.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Khmer-speaking residents listen to presentation at the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association.

    Lowell is Breaking Language Barriers Ahead of Fall Election

    Working Cities Lowell is a collaborative effort of 13 partners, including UMass Lowell, focused on improving the Acre neighborhood in Lowell and funded by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • SEADA co-director Phitsamay Uy of Lowell, Angkor Dance Troupe operations manager Tim Thou of Lowell, UML Chancellor Jacquie Moloney and Sue Kim, SEADA project director

    UMass Launches S.E. Asian Digital Archive in Lowell

    A new digital archive -- launched at UMass Lowell on Dec. 4 -- documents the history, culture and experiences of people of Southeast Asian origin living throughout the area.
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  • Associate Dean Sue Kim shows off some of the photos in the Southeast Asian Digital Archive at UMass Lowell.

    “Who Are We Without Our History?”

    Lowell’s Southeast Asian community celebrated the launch of the university’s Southeast Asian Digital Archive, which documents the violence they fled as refugees and their experiences resettling in Lowell.
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  • Actor Joaquim de Almeida answers UMass Lowell student questions in conversation with Assoc. Prof. Shelley Barish and Visiting Lecturer Patricia Ferreira.

    Portuguese Actor Joaquim de Almeida Shares Lessons of the Silver Screen

    Joaquim de Almeida, the best-known Portuguese actor in Hollywood, gave career advice to students in the Theatre Arts and Digital Media programs. He also spoke at a public event to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Saab Center for Portuguese Studies.
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  • Bill Cummings laughs while he's introduced at UCrossing

    Billionaire Philanthropist Makes Big Impression on Students

    Bill Cummings, a self-made real estate magnate and billionaire philanthropist, shared life lessons with 200 Manning School of Business students at an event hosted by the Wilson Center for Entrepreneurship and supported by the student-run Real Estate Network Association.
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  • Student Meaghan O’Brien stands in front of her research poster

    Ethically Speaking, Donahue Center Develops Strong Voice

    The Donahue Center for Business Ethics & Social Responsibility hit the ground running in its first year, expanding ethics-related education and research to students and faculty across the university.
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  • Ph.D. student Kelechi Adejumo explains the dangers of secondhand smoke to a family in the Healthy Homes project

    Turcotte’s Asthma Research Helps Children and Seniors in Lowell

    For almost two decades, Research Prof. David Turcotte’s “Healthy Homes” project has improved the lives of low-income children and seniors with asthma. His focus on environmental justice also includes research on wind turbines, community health and healthy workplaces.
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  • from left, Tom O'Donnell, director of UML's iHub, Mouli Ramani, president and CEO of Horsepower Technologies, and iHub Associate Director Lisa Armstrong, in the entrance to Horsepower Technologies' new office

    iHub Helps Horsepower Technologies Get a Leg Up

    After "graduating" from the iHub Oct. 1, Horsepower Technologies, which is pioneering rehabilitative orthotic devices for horses, headed for the fifth floor of Wannalancit Mills on Cabot Street, a space with room to grow. 
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  • Lawrence High principal Michael Fiato speaks during the panel discussion

    ‘I’m a Human Being, Not a Target’

    “Confronting Gun Violence Against Kids” was the theme of the College of Education’s 23rd Panasuk Symposium on Educational Research, Policy & Practice, which featured Peter Cunningham, former assistant secretary for communications and outreach for the U.S. Department of Education.
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  • Amy Chan watches Angenie Pang pull a lamp apart at a training session for the SWE Repair Cafe at UMass Lowell

    Women Engineering Students Host Repair Café for Community

    Students in the Society of Women Engineers hosted a Repair Café for the campus and community last month. Along the way, they learned some useful skills themselves, such as how to take apart a microwave oven, fix a lamp and hand-sew patches for denim jackets.
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  • Marty Meehan addresses the Lessons in Leadership crowd

    President Meehan Offers ‘Lessons in Leadership’

    UMass President Marty Meehan returned to campus to discuss the power of education and the importance of college affordability as part of “Leaders in Lowell,” a speaker series run by a pair of Lowell Catholic High School students.
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  • People stand in front of new mural

    Poetry, Art, Revitalization in the Acre

    Dave Ouellette, president of Acre Coming Together Improving Our Neighborhood, and UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney unveiled a new student-painted mural on Decatur Way, a narrow alley between Salem and Merrimack streets that was transformed from a wooded haven for drugs and the homeless to a paved walkway lined with art, poetry, and the creativity of the neighborhood.
    Lowell Sun In The News
  • Peter Casey speaks at the podium

    Casey Charts Steady Course as New Athletic Director

    New Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Peter Casey, who brings a “smorgasbord” of experience to the job, looks to continue the successful course charted by his mentor, Dana Skinner.
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  • Assoc. Prof. Wilson Palacios talks about the advice a peer health advocate gives to people who inject drugs

    Professors Tackle Opioid Epidemic with Hands-on Research

    Assoc. Prof. Wilson Palacios is researching new approaches to prevent opioid overdoses and the spread of disease in Lowell. Meanwhile, Asst. Prof. Angela Wangari Walter is identifying barriers to prevention, treatment and recovery for fishing industry workers in New England.
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  • Tyler Cote is the first full-time employee of Operation250

    Student Counterterrorism Project Gets Boost from $1 Million Grant

    Operation250, which began as a student project to combat terrorism, is the subject of a $1 million U.S. government grant to develop and evaluate its program for teaching children, teenagers, parents and educators about online safety, hate sites and terrorist recruitment tactics.
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  • Abdi Shariff-Hassan dribbles the ball during a game

    From Somali Refugee to College Soccer Powerhouse

    Men’s soccer player and sophomore business administration major Abdi Shariff-Hassan, a Somali refugee, is a key figure in author Amy Bass’ book “One Goal,” which is being featured in the 2018 Lowell Reads series.
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  • Lawrence age-friendly project team

    UML Researchers Partner with City of Lawrence on Age-Friendly Initiative

    University researchers are collaborating with Lawrence to turn the city into an “Age-Friendly Community” – a place where housing, transportation, green spaces, health care and social services help residents of all ages lead healthier lives.
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  • Trevor Noah portrait

    Comedian Trevor Noah Bringing Razor-sharp Wit to Campus

    Trevor Noah, the host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” will bring his biting brand of humor to the Tsongas Center on Oct. 5, courtesy of Student Activities. Students can get discounted tickets.
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  • Packaged linens and hangers from inside a Grad Bag donation

    Students’ Move-Out Donations Come Full Circle

    Linens, blankets and towels donated during Spring Move Out have returned to campus as good as new and are available to students in need, thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Office of Sustainability, Student Affairs and the nonprofit organization Grad Bag.
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  • CS Connections teachers workshop

    Middle School Teachers Learn About Computer Science

    Prof. Fred Martin of the Department of Computer Science recently hosted “CS Connections,” a four-day summer workshop for middle school teachers who want to learn about computer science.
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  • Student employees make CSA deliveries on South Campus

    Farm-to-Cubicle: CSA Pilot Program Delivers Fresh Produce

    The university is piloting a community-supported agriculture (CSA) program this summer, a joint initiative between the Office of Sustainability, the Center for Public Opinion and Mill City Grows, to lay the foundation for a self-sustaining CSA at the university while also providing research opportunities.
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  • an architectural illustration of the new Northern Canal bridge on East Campus

    Replacement Work on Canal Bridges Starts this Summer

    The city of Lowell and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation will begin replacing two canal bridges on campus this summer. Expected to take two years, the projects will create short-term traffic challenges but also long-term benefits to the university community.
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  • Students stand at the cash register in the new retail space

    New Outdoor Center and Bike Shop a Major Step Up

    With more visibility and space, the university’s new Outdoor Center and Bike Shop is better equipped to keep pace with students’ growing interest in cycling and recreational programs.
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  • Teachers weave on manual looms at the Tsongas Industrial History Center in Lowell

    Teachers Learn Hands-on American History in Lowell

    Teachers from elementary, middle and high schools around the country flock to Lowell to learn hands-on teaching techniques in America’s first industrial city.
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  • Francine Crystal leads a workshop at UMass Lowell Women's Leadership Conference 2018

    Women’s Leadership Conference Tackles Bias

    At the third annual Women’s Leadership Conference, speakers including the chancellor addressed blatant and subtle bias on the job – and said that in the #MeToo era, there’s still plenty of work to do.
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  • Dianne Welsh (center) of UNC Greensboro receives the Excellence in Curriculum Innovation in Entrepreneurship Award at the 2018 Deshpande Symposium. She is flanked by Jayshree and Desh Deshpande.

    Educators Get It Done at the Deshpande Symposium

    Julie Lenzer brought her message of creative disruption to the seventh annual Deshpande Symposium for Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Higher Education, which drew more than 300 educators, researchers and entrepreneurs, all looking for ways to infuse innovation into academia. 
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  • Deb Finch stands with Marty Meehan, Rob and Donna Manning and Jacquie Moloney at the reception

    Business Prof Wins Manning Prize for Teaching Excellence

    Manning School of Business Senior Lecturer Deb Finch won the 2018 Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching, awarded annually to one faculty member from each of the five UMass campuses.
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    Students Share the Message of Girl Power

    Students in Regina Milan's Design in Motion class took their assignment outside the classroom to help Girls Inc. create videos that would appeal to donors.
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  • Pamela Beckwith holds up a UML hockey jersey being donated to the Wish Project

    Spring Move Out Nets Record Haul of Donations

    Spring Move Out yielded a record haul from students, with 16,500 pounds of clothing, household goods and nonperishable food items collected by the Office of Sustainability and donated to local nonprofits.
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  • Engineering graduate students take engineering presentation to Girls Inc. in Lowell

    UML, Girls Inc. STEM Tide on Science Gender Gap

    UMass Lowell seniors Benjamin Tran, 21, and senior Katie Elwell, 22, of Tewksbury, created a wind turbine component of the renewable energy "traveling classroom" for their mechanical engineering capstone.
    Lowell Sun In The News
  • Joanne Yestramski helps plant flowers with the compost

    Growth Opportunity: UML Compost Now Available

    Compost generated from the university’s dining hall food waste is now available for purchase by the bag, thanks to a new pilot program run by the Office of Sustainability.
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  • Vice Provost for Faculty Success Beth Mitchneck talks to faculty

    Mitchneck Maps Course for Faculty Success

    In her first year as vice provost for faculty success, Beth Mitchneck has focused on building a sense of community among the university’s nearly 800 faculty members while helping them succeed in their research, instruction and professional development.
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  • University of Georgia education professor Bettina Love spoke about hip hop civics education at UMass Lowell

    Arts and Culture Engage Children in Urban Schools

    Children of color come to school with amazing cognitive skills they’ve developed through music, dance and art. Understanding their culture and history is key to keeping them engaged in meaningful learning, says renowned educator Bettina Love.
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  • UMass Lowell students Judgress Sylvestre and Shanna Chow work with children at the Coalition for a Better Acre after-school program

    Mentoring Program Pairs UML Students with Lowell Schoolchildren

    Ten first-generation UML students are mentoring children in Lowell after-school programs. Assoc. Prof. Phitsamay Uy says she hopes the UML students will get the children interested in college – and that the children will get the UML students interested in teaching.
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  • Crops growing in the greenhouse on East Campus

    Students’ Sustainability Fee Seeds 10 New Projects

    Ten projects led by students, faculty and staff received more than $50,000 in support from the university’s Sustainability Encouragement & Enrichment Development (S.E.E.D.) Fund, which saw a jump in applications in its second year.
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  • Student EMS members pose with their trophy

    Student EMTs Shine on National Stage

    The university’s Emergency Medical Services team finished second out of more than 30 teams in a skills competition at the National Collegiate EMS Foundation’s annual conference in Philadelphia.
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  • Orhan Kallogjeri inspects a refrigerator while Tu Anh Huynh looks on

    Engineering Students All About (Energy) Efficiency

    Mechanical engineer students, led by senior lecturer Michele Putko, are helping improve energy efficiency at the Lowell Transitional Living Center through an independent study project funded by a mini-grant from the university’s Sustainability Encouragement & Enrichment Development (S.E.E.D.) Fund.
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  • Okra, cucumber, bean, radish, arugula, and squash seed packets spread out on a table

    Seeding a Future in Puerto Rico

    Last fall, Hurricane Maria tore across Puerto Rico, decimating the island's infrastructure. Months later, the struggle to rebuild and rebound continues. UMass Lowell wants to help.
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  • Asst. Prof. Silas Laycock with the students

    UMass Lowell Unveils Winners of 2020 Community Impact Grants

    UMass Lowell announced the recipients of this year’s 2020 Community Impact Grants, members of the university and Greater Lowell communities who are leading projects that support the goals of the "UMass Lowell 2020" strategic plan. 
    Press Release
  • Julie Chen and Jacquie Moloney chat with Ted Leonsis

    Market Basket Documentary Offers Lessons in Business Ethics

    The university’s new Richard and Nancy Donahue Center for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility hosted a community screening of “We the People: The Market Basket Effect,” a documentary film co-produced by entrepreneur and former UML student Ted Leonsis, owner of teams in the NBA and NHL.
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  • Student Alumni Ambassadors Catherine York and Ralph Saint Louis collect stuffed animals as part of the fourth annual Rowdy Cares with Bears drive.

    Giving Thanks by Giving Back

    As we celebrate Thanksgiving, we’re grateful for all that our students do to give back to the campus, the community and the world. Here are just a few examples how they are stepping up and making a difference.
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  • Students Ralph Saint Louis ’18 (at rear, center) and Qin “Sal” Li distributing stuffed animals to children at the Lowell YMCA Preschool.

    Students Show They Care with Teddy Bears

    Students are collecting new teddy bears and other stuffed animals to give to children in Lowell and hurricane-ravaged areas for the holidays. The Student Alumni Ambassadors are collecting in Fox Hall and also taking online donations of money.
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  • Manning students pose for a photo at the Walk and Wag fundraising event

    Manning Women in Business ‘Paws’ to Help Veterans

    The new Manning Women in Business student club helped raised more than $2,100 on Veterans Day for Operation Delta Dog, which rescues homeless dogs and trains them to become assistance dogs for veterans suffering from PTSD.
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  • Chancellor Jacquie Moloney and guests cut the ribbon on the greenhouse

    Campus Greenhouse Makes an Impact on State’s Urban Food Production

    UMass Lowell was among eight urban agriculture projects from across the Commonwealth to share in more than $343,000 in state grants, which were announced at the ceremonial opening of the Urban Agriculture Greenhouse on East Campus.
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  • UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney, left, speaks at the UMass Lowell greenhouse while other look on.

    Mill City Grows -- Now in Every Season

    Mill City Grows unveiled its new greenhouse, part of a partnership with UMass Lowell, to be able to extend its growing season, bringing fresh, healthy produce to Lowell residents even during long chills.
    Lowell Sun In The News
  • Antoinette Purcell tries tuna tartare at Dining in the Dark

    Marketing Class Experiences ‘Dining in the Dark’

    Business students in lecturer Deb Finch’s Marketing for Nonprofits class participated in the Lowell Association for the Blind’s annual “Dining the Dark” event, then analyzed how the event can be better marketed.
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  • BA Education Students at Murkland

    New B.A. Education Majors Hit the Ground Running

    Just halfway through their first semester, 18 first-year education majors are getting a taste of what it’s like on the frontlines of teaching at the Charlotte Murkland Elementary School in Lowell.
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  • Tabatha Candido '15, '17 works on a task with a preschooler at PrideStar Center for Applied Learning.

    Autism Studies in Workforce Partnership with New Center

    A growing partnership between the university’s Autism Studies Program and a new treatment center in Lowell offers multiple opportunities for students and graduates. The PrideStar Center for Applied Learning employs UML students and alumni and offers research opportunities for faculty and graduate students.
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  • Maura Walsh and Shortie McKinney

    Alum Shares Front Line Disaster Response Experience

    Maura Walsh '80, health care administration alumna and former leader of a 15-hospital health care system in Texas, returned to campus recently to share her experience managing a command center during and after Hurricane Ike.
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  • Evening students Madelyn Natera and Kirsy Rodriguez use the computers before attending their class.

    Students Settling in at New Haverhill Campus

    The first UMass Lowell satellite campus opened in Haverhill several weeks ago and about 75 students already are enrolled in night classes.The Haverhill campus offers bachelor's degree programs in business, criminal justice and psychology, but college officials anticipate the offerings will expand. Courses can be taken in Haverhill, or online, so that students can accelerate their programs if they wish.
    Eagle-Tribune In The News
  • Sister Joanne Sullivan, principal of St. Patrick's, and Brianna Atwood

    Honors Student Pairs UML Volunteers with Lowell School

    For her first honors class at UMass Lowell, plastics engineering major Brianna Atwood wanted to do community service. She called a neighbor, the nun who is principal of the St. Patrick School in Lowell, and soon had a dozen student volunteers tutoring in multiple languages.
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  • Mill City Grows staff spread compost inside the greenhouse

    Urban Agriculture Greenhouse Sprouts on East Campus

    The university’s new Urban Agriculture Greenhouse, run in partnership with Mill City Grows, will be a testing ground for water and energy efficiency — while also providing food for the local community.
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  • Biomedical engineering major Madison Merrill learns cell-culture techniques in her summer co-op with chemical engineering research scientist Prokash Paul

    Co-op Scholars Explore Infinity – and Beyond

    Every year, more than 200 first-year students receive merit-based, $4,000 Co-op Scholarships in their acceptance packages. The scholarships pay them to do research with a faculty member, intern at a community agency or study abroad.
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  • Lowell city manager Kevin Murphy and UMass Lowell chancellor Jacquie Moloney sign a master agreement with State Rep. Dave Nangle, State Sen. Eileen Donoghue, Lowell mayor Ed Kennedy and U.S. Sen. Ed Markey.

    UMass Lowell, City Ink 'Historic' Pact

    After more than a year of negotiations, UMass Lowell and city officials signed a "historic" master agreement, laying out the university's commitments to the city.
    Lowell Sun In The News
  • Jenny Srey and Ched Nin of the Minnnesota 8

    Southeast Asian-Americans Studied and Celebrated

    The Southeast Asian American Studies Conference at UMass Lowell drew scholars and policymakers, artists and activists from around the country for three days of shared learning and performance.
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  • Rising Loaves director Mary Guerrero and small group leader Lidyanette Gonzalez work with students in the carpenter shop.

    Lawrence Students Write and Learn About History

    University Prof. Robert Forrant helped launch a summer history and writing program for Lawrence students from third grade through middle school, with help from the Lawrence History Center, Andover Bread Loaf and a Creative Economy Grant from the UMass President’s Office.
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  • Brianna Trainor

    Students Teach Healthy Eating

    Students studying dietetics gain valuable work experience during their summer community internships.
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  • Denisse Torres enjoying a laugh while working

    UML Students Pursue Big League Dreams with Spinners

    Denisse Torres and Anthony Gervase, both seniors in the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, are working as video production interns for the Boston Red Sox’ Single-A Lowell Spinners this summer at LeLacheur Park.
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  • Scholarship recipient Kennis Mor with, from left, Yutaka Kobayashi, UMass Boston Prof. Paul Watanabe and UML Assoc. Prof. Phitsamay Uy

    First-year Cambodian-American Students Win Nisei Scholarships

    A dozen incoming first-year students have been awarded scholarships by the Nisei Student Relocation Commemorative Fund. The fund honors efforts to get nearly 5,000 second-generation Japanese-American (Nisei) students out of World War II relocation camps and into colleges.
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  • Concert at Lowell's Boarding House Park

    Summer in the City Sizzles

    Lowell offers a bounty of summer activities, from kayaking to fishing to music festivals to culinary adventures.
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  • A bike rack in front of Olsen Hall that will be replaced

    Nine Sustainability Projects Share $50K S.E.E.D. Fund

    Nine student, faculty and staff projects were awarded a share of the university’s first $50,000 Sustainability Encouragement & Enrichment Development (S.E.E.D.) Fund, which supports environmental sustainability initiatives that make a positive impact on the student experience.
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  • A senior center patron enjoys the student concert

    Music Students Play to Inspire Senior Citizens

    Students in Savannah Marshall’s Progressive Performance and Production Pedagogy class learn about music’s potential to connect people by performing at local senior center.
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  • UMass Lowell's Model U.N. team in Leuven, Belgium

    Model U.N. Team Racks Up Global and Local Successes

    The Model United Nations Team brought home six awards from its latest competition in Belgium and recently hosted its 13th annual Model U.N. for regional high schools. Alumni have started Model U.N. clubs at area schools whose graduates often matriculate at UMass Lowell and join the team.
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  • English Prof. Sue Kim looks through Higgins & Ross book of photos of Cambodian refugees in Lowell

    New Grant Helps Document Southeast Asian Refugees in Lowell

    A $239,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant will help the university libraries and the Center for Asian American Studies organize and expand a digital archive documenting the history of Southeast Asian refugees in Lowell — before too much of that history is lost.
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  • Student Employee of the Year Mary Connell in Lowell

    Student Employee of the Year Makes Lowell Her Canvas

    Student Employee of the Year Mary Connell, a sophomore art major from Princeton, helps promote all that Lowell has to offer through her work with the Community Relations office.
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  • Students and professor pose with Mill City Grows co-founders

    MBA Students Help Urban Farmers Grow Business

    MBA students in Asst. Prof. Liz Altman’s capstone strategy class develop and present business strategies for Mill City Grows’ mobile market as part of field-based learning project.
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  • Juliette Rooney-Varga presents at the State House

    University’s Climate Change Experts Brief Lawmakers

    Assoc. Prof. Juliette Rooney-Varga and members of the university’s Climate Change Initiative led a legislative briefing at the State House on “Meeting the Climate and Energy Challenge,” introducing their interactive simulation to policymakers.
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  • Asst. Prof. Silas Laycock with the students

    Faculty, Students Bring Astronomy Roadshow to Haiti Schoolchildren

    A team from UMass Lowell spent spring break teaching more than a hundred schoolchildren in Haiti about astronomy, rocket science, space exploration and the lives of famous scientists, engineers and mathematicians.
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  • Feruza Erkulova

    She Came to America, but Met the Whole World

    The Graduate School of Education hosted 21 teachers from around the world for an intensive six-week program that included field experiences in local schools and cultural excursions.
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  • 25 Haverhill High students who have earned a total of more than 700 college credits from Northern Essex Community College

    Getting a Jump -- and Savings -- on College

    When Haverhill High School senior Isabella Callahan enrolls in UMass Lowell’s honors engineering program this fall, she will take 40 Northern Essex Community College credits with her.
    Haverhill Gazette In The News
  • Jacquie Moloney and students pose with an LRTA bus

    No Fare! Students, Staff Enjoy Free Bus Service

    Students, faculty and staff who rely on public transportation to get to campus appreciate the university’s new partnership with the LRTA and MVRTA, which lets them ride buses for free.
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  • Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian; Elizabeth Cerda, administrative attorney in the Massachusetts District Court Department; and Ken Lavallee, former Lowell Police superintendent, at the launch event.

    New MPA Degree Offers Unique Track in Public Arts and Humanities

    The first students in UMass Lowell’s new Master of Public Administration program are getting a crash course in how to manage public and private agencies in the arts and humanities, criminal justice and human services.
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  • UMass Lowell student Mirza Gracia, 23, and Hazel Rivera, 11, a Bartlett sixth-grader

    With UML Help, Lowell Students Teach Computer to Sing

    UMass Lowell's "Teach a Computer to Sing" after-school program has been going on at Lowell's Bartlett Community Partnership School for about 18 months.
    Lowell Sun In The News
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    Grants Help Police Make Difference in Kids' Lives

    UMass Lowell is one of the research partners that received funding on to help prevent gang violence from the state. The Lowell campus received $49,980, while both the Lawrence campus and Haverhill/Methuen campus received $24,994.
    Eagle-Tribune In The News
  • Students at Summit ElderCare

    Students Find Collaborative Care is the Best Care

    A new “Interdisciplinary Experiential Learning” course gives students from five different majors — nursing, medical laboratory science, nutritional sciences, exercise physiology and public health — experience working in teams at Summit ElderCare in Lowell.
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  • Lorenzo Chiodi demonstrates extrusion to a group of rapt fifth-graders.

    Engineering Students Talk Science with Lowell Schoolchildren

    Mechanical engineering students visited Lowell middle schools and after-school programs to get kids excited about science. It was a service-learning project that was part of a required course, Materials Science for Engineers.
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  • Students and faculty pose with an EcoSonic Playground prototype

    Music Researchers’ Playground Project Really Swings

    The EcoSonic Playground, a research project led by Asst. Prof. Elissa Johnson-Green and visiting lecturer Christopher Lee, brings musical play to underserved communities while teaching kids STEM skills as they build their own musical playground structures from recycled materials.
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  • UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney, left, and vice chancellor Patricia McCafferty walk through the Harbor Place

    Innovation Station: Harbor Place Could Become the Next High-tech Hub

    Officials from UMass Lowell outlined plans to bring an innovation hub to the new downtown Harbor Place commercial building in Haverhill in hopes the city will become another Cambridge as a "go-to place" for innovation.
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  • Grad students clean walls at the Lowell Transitional Living Center

    Grad Students Give Back to City on Volunteer Day

    The recent student-organized Graduate Volunteer Day gave grad students across all disciplines a chance to help the local community while building connections with one another.
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  • Workshop participants take a break at University Crossing

    Collaboration’s in the Air at Sustainability Workshop

    At the university’s 2016 National and International Partnerships in Sustainability Workshop, a broad range of attendees collaborated on existing initiatives — and explored new ones.
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  • Graduate students Katerin Ramirez Tejeda and Kelechi Adejumo worked on the health assessment.

    University Assesses Health Needs in Greater Lowell

    Prof. David Turcotte and a team of students carried out a community health needs assessment for Lowell and surrounding towns—and made some surprising findings.
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  • Liam plays basketball

    Students Help Boy’s Hoop Dream Come True

    Students from the eNABLE Lowell group fitted 8-year-old Liam Haggerty with a custom-made artificial hand at the South Campus basketball court.
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  • Staff members check out the Kerouac Room collection

    Beats by Jack: University Opens Kerouac Room

    The new Kerouac Room at the Center for Lowell History brings the UMass Lowell Libraries’ collection of Beat literature together in one place as a research resource for the university community and general public.
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  • UML professors Phitsamay Sychitkokhong Uy, Allyssa McCabe and MinJeong Kim

    Grant to Help Kids Learn of Southeast Asia

    UMass Lowell professors MinJeong Kim, Allyssa McCabe and Phitsamay Sychitkokhong Uy will work to bring original Southeast Asian folk tales to Lowell's elementary students.
    Lowell Sun In The News
  • Robin Toof and Melissa Wall often partner with the Lowell PD on grants

    University Researchers Partner with City on Opioid Addiction

    University researchers helped the Lowell Police Department win two major grants totaling nearly $1.3 million over three years to study factors contributing to opioid addiction and come up with solutions.
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  • Health Workers

    CPH-NEW Secures $6.3 Million Worker Health Grant

    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health awarded the Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace a five-year $6,357,027 grant.
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  • Garrett Michaelsen blows a trumpet solo during "Nefertiti"

    Chancellor’s Celebration Hits Perfect Note

    In the first of four concerts to benefit music students, a show based around the skills of faculty players earned a standing ovation.
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  • UMass Lowell students got a welcome from the university and downtown Lowell

    University Shows Off Home Turf

    The university welcomed new and returning students to Lowell with tours, sounds and lights the day before classes began, and hundreds enjoyed the festivities.
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  • Students laugh while playing volleyball

    Global Entrepreneurship Course Spawns Act of Charity

    Manning School’s Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation summer session grows to 122 students from eight countries, including 49 from Myanmar who make $1,470 donation to local Burmese community center.
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  • decatur way opening

    Acre Alley Reborn with Art, Poetry

    UMass Lowell is a partner in a dramatic transformation of a troubled alley whose five-year journey was celebrated with an opening June 2.
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  • City Councilor Corey Belanger, standing in for the mayor, Lowell Regional Wastewater Utility executive director Mark Young of Lowell, David Ouellette of ACTION, State Rep. Rady Mom, and UML chancellor Jacqueline Moloney.

    Water, Art and You Brighten Formerly Blighted Alley

    Dozens of city and neighborhood officials, UMass Lowell leaders, schoolchildren and others gathered Thursday in a roped-off section of Salem Street to mark the ceremonial opening of Decatur WAY, its transformation finally complete.
    Lowell Sun In The News
  • Kevin Copson gets his M.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies

    Peace and Conflict Graduate Networks Job with Startup

    Before he graduated, Peace and Conflict Studies student Kevin Copson lined up a job with a start-up that supports Weave open-source software, created by university researchers.
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  • Zayna Basma and Katie Bilodeau load donations

    Move-Out Nets Over 7 Tons of Donations

    Students donated more than 14,000 pounds of clothing, furniture and miscellaneous dorm room items during spring move-out, which the Office of Sustainability provided to local charities.
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  • Matt Hurwitz welcomes students from Lowell High School to the final celebration at University Crossing

    Writing Students Visit Lowell High to Learn and Inspire

    College Writing II students visited Lowell High to speak about college as part of a study on whether service learning leads to better academic outcomes for UMass Lowell students.
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  • Students edit their Climate Change PSA at O'Leary

    Lights, Camera, Climate Change!

    Students in Assoc. Prof. Juliette Rooney-Varga’s climate change course produce one-minute PSA videos on the plight of Earth, which are screened at Lowell Eco-Film Series.
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  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks at Business Matchmaker event

    Sen. Warren Plays Matchmaker at Tsongas Center

    Hundreds of small business owners flocked to the Tsongas Center for U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s third annual Massachusetts Business Matchmaker event.
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  • Youngsters march in 2015 Lowell Earth Day Parade

    Lowell Expands Earth Day to an Entire Month

    This year, thanks to more than two dozen community partners including UMass Lowell, Lowell is dedicating the entire month of April to eco-conscious activities and educational events as part of Lowell Earth Day Celebration 2016.
    Press Release
  • Niki Tsongas and Jacquie Moloney cut the ribbon on Tsongas Collection

    Tsongas Digital Archive Comes to Life

    More than 34,000 pages from late Sen. Paul Tsongas’ political career are now online thanks to the efforts of UMass Lowell’s library staff.
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  • Youngsters march in 2015 Lowell Earth Day Parade

    Earth Day Festivities Grow in Scope, Ambition

    Thanks to Prof. John Wooding's creative economy grant, the university is partnering with more than two dozen community groups for the monthlong Lowell Earth Day Celebration 2016.
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  • Career Fair

    UMass Lowell Spring Job Fair Draws 200 Employers

    More than 1,200 UMass Lowell students pitched their qualifications for full-time positions, internships and co-op opportunities at the Spring Career Fair, held last Wednesday at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell.
    Lowell Sun In The News
  • Kids wave pompoms

    Club Breaks Barriers, Opens Dialogue

    Members of the Disable the Label club work to unite people with unique challenges and to welcome students with disabilities through events and outreach.
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  • Three-time U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky reads his poetry.

    Three-time U.S. Poet Laureate Talks Poetry with Students

    Three-time U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky gave a public reading and visited a poetry class taught by Asst. Prof. Maggie Dietz, who worked with him on the Favorite Poem Project.
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  • Graphic art students posing outside of Melmark school in Andover

    Art Students Have Designs on Greater Good

    Visiting Lecturer Regina Milan’s Design in Motion students created 60-second fundraising motion graphics for Melmark, a school in Andover that treats severely autistic children and teens.
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  • Art students pose in front of their mural at Drum Hill Ford

    Art Students Drive Home Vision

    Art students created a mural commissioned by the owner of Drum Hill Ford in Lowell, who was so impressed with the end result, he committed to funding an annual Art Department scholarship.
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  • Paul Tsongas

    Tsongas Legacy Intertwined With University

    Former U.S. Sen. Paul Tsongas, who would be turning 75 in February, helped shape the trajectory of Lowell and the university.
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  • Grant-writing student Charlette Renault-Caragianes tours the Lowell Transitional Living Center, her community client, with executive director Josh White.

    Students Write Grants for Community Agencies

    Undergraduates are writing grants for community nonprofits and gaining valuable professional experience in a new service-learning class offered by the English Department.
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  • Gospel choir singing at MLK Dinner

    Student Wins MLK Award for Work with Girls Inc.

    Distinguished Service Awards, presented at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dinner, go to students, faculty and staff dedicated to social change, service and community engagement.
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  • TNEC

    The New England Consortium Lands $7.6M Grant

    The National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences has awarded The New England Consortium a $7.6 million grant to protect the health and safety of workers responding to hazardous-materials and climate-change crises.
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  • TNEC

    The New England Consortium Lands $7.6M Grant

    The National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences has awarded The New England Consortium a $7.6 million grant to protect the health and safety of workers responding to hazardous-materials and climate-change crises.
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  • Jonathan Burgin presents

    University’s Innovation Ecosystem Flourishes

    Faculty and students from a wide swath of disciplines demonstrate why the university is increasingly becoming known for its entrepreneurial prowess.
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  • Suicide Prevention Walk

    Students, Faculty 'Walk the Walk' to Save Lives

    Lecturer Michelle Hunt and the university’s men’s and women’s lacrosse teams supported suicide prevention by walking in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness walk.
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  • UMLPD MACLEA awards winners

    University Police Honored with Awards

    Campus Resource Officer Jeff Connors, whose partner Joe Brown is recovering from a heart attack, was among four members of UMass Lowell Police to receive statewide honor.
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  • Mehmed Ali

    War and Peace: New Library Coordinator Checks In

    After working in Iraq and Afghanistan for five years, Mehmed Ali is excited for his new assignment: Program and Project Coordinator for the university libraries.
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    Walking Tours Bring Lowell’s History to Life

    The new Lowell Walks series, co-sponsored by UMass Lowell, the blog and the Lowell National Historical Park, features a different Saturday morning tour of the city throughout the summer.
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    Professor Puts Peace Research to Work

    Prof. Paula Rayman spent her recent senior Fulbright Scholarship sabbatical in Northern Ireland and Israel, teaching and working with women leaders on strategies for peace.
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    Friendship Brings Grammy Winner to Campus

    A lifelong friendship with Music Prof. Gena Greher helped bring Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Manchester to campus in February.
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    Kerouac Fest Features Rare Film, Live Music

    Singer-songwriter Jolie Holland’s nod to Jack Kerouac comes with a backdrop of rarely seen Andy Warhol films at Mill No. 5 in Lowell Oct. 10, part of the 2014 Kerouac Literary Festival.
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    Irish Conference Builds on Teamwork

    UMass Lowell is hosting a conference called "Irish in Massachusetts: Historical Significance, Lasting Legacy," from Wednesday to Friday. The conference, and the collaborations between UMass Lowell, Queens University Belfast and Dublin City University, focus on much more than history, though. Seminars will explore Irish influence and history on topics ranging from literature to sports to the continuing impact of the Irish.
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    A Lowell-Lover's To-do List

    Lowell's unique history, heritage and location offer loads of options for entertainment, enrichment and fun. We've put together a top-ten list of things to do in Lowell.
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    Engineering Students Assist Homeless Shelter

    A class of mechanical engineering students under Asst. Prof. Christopher Hansen has been working with the Lowell Transitional Living Center to improve the cots used in the Center’s Winter Emergency Bed Program. 
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    Report Touts Growth as Boon to City

    The University of Massachusetts Lowell unveiled a report this week detailing what its leader called its substantial impact on the local and regional economy, citing many contributions to the city, including more than $600 million in capital projects "now producing a windfall for ... Lowell."
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    Projects Drive Renaissance in Lowell's Acre

    The Acre neighborhood's renaissance, slowed by the recession, is back on track. Thanks to new construction projects at Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union and UMass Lowell, the Merrimack Street corridor is becoming one of the more "blossoming" areas of Lowell, according to city officials.
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    Co-op Experience Provides Job-Search Edge

    A growing number of business students are getting professional experience through the co-op program and gaining an edge in the job market.
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    Campus Police Earn Awards

    Eleven members of the University police force were recognized for dedication, professionalism and service at the department’s third annual awards program.
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    UMass Lowell Coming to Haverhill

    The University of Massachusetts Lowell plans to open its first-ever satellite campus in downtown Haverhill next fall.
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  • Entrepreneurs Win with Crutches that Support Technology

    Two UMass Lowell mechanical engineering graduate students saw that crutches, in their traditional form, do not give users the ability to interact with their mobile devices as easily as people who don't use crutches.
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    Campus Landscaping Efforts Blossom

    UMass Lowell’s grounds are getting a new look with the planting of new trees, flowering bushes, perennial beds and a rose garden.
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    Students Harness the Power of Mass Media

    UMass Lowell faculty and students, in collaboration with the Cambridge Educational Access TV Media Arts Studio have created a program that blends media-making and climate-change science.
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    Teaching Climate Change Through Media

    With support from its partners and from NASA’s Innovations in Climate Education grant, UMass Lowell's Climate Change Initiative is developing ways to integrate student-media production into climate-change education.
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    Students Jumpstart Teaching Careers

    UMass Lowell students are working with local preschools to improve literacy skills in low-income communities.
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    Retirement? Just Another Way to Serve

    Prof. Emeritus Alan Lincoln enjoys challenges.  Working as a Fulbright Specialist in the West African nation of Ghana was challenging in a new way.