• Monument and cathedral entrance at the Valley of the Fallen in Spain

    Honors College Expands Study Abroad Programs

    The Honors College expanded its study abroad options this year with new courses on Shakespeare’s London and the history of Madrid. Honors College Dean Jenifer Whitten-Woodring is looking for faculty partners to offer even more.
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  • Three women pose for a photo while wearing traditional Korean gowns

    Slowly but Surely, River Hawks Resume Studying Abroad

    As international travel restrictions lift and study abroad programs slowly resume, six UMass Lowell students — including four in one semester — have received prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships from the U.S. Department of State.
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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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  • Greece’s consul general in Boston, Stratos Efthymiou, spoke at the opening of "Acropolis in America," an exhibit at UMass Lowell

    Legacy of Greek Immigrants Celebrated in Campus Exhibit

    A new exhibit on the history of Greek immigration to Lowell, created by history students working with University Prof. Robert Forrant, celebrates what was once the largest Greek community outside of New York and Chicago. The exhibit is on display at University Crossing.
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  • A student takes a selfie with Rowdy

    For International Students, First Hockey Game a Nice Icebreaker

    Cheering on the men’s hockey team at the Tsongas Center is one of the things that brings the UMass Lowell community together. For many international students, attending their first-ever hockey game is like a rite of passage as River Hawks.
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  • Members of the Vietnamese Student Association is one of several international student clubs at UMass Lowell

    Word Play: International Students Get Help With English and More

    Starting college or graduate school in a new country is challenging. The Office of Multicultural Affairs is helping international students to acclimate with new orientation programs and English conversation workshops.
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  • Workshop participants pose for a group photo

    Wilson Center Hosts Chinese Management Scholars Workshop

    The Jack M. Wilson Center for Entrepreneurship hosted the annual Chinese Management Scholars Community research workshop, an event that drew almost 50 Chinese scholars from 30 universities from around the world.
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  • Ludwig Marek poses with two UML hockey players and four faculty and staff members

    Hockey Alum Looks to Leverage UML Assets

    Former UML hockey player Ludwig Marek ’98, now a managing director at the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, shared career advice with current River Hawk players during a visit to the Manning School of Business.
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  • Jose Godinez with Chris Kowalewski and Jose Solis

    For Business Professor, Guatemalan Corruption is Personal

    Asst. Prof. of Management Jose Godinez is collaborating with a university in his native Guatemala to launch a master’s program in corporate compliance. He is also working with the school to conduct a survey on business-related corruption and bribery in Latin America.
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  • GE2 students share their project posters

    GE2 Program Celebrates Grand Milestone

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

    Photo Class Pictures the Azores

    Eleven students who comprised the Documentary Image photography class finished off last semester with a trip to the Azores.
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  • MOPVC students pose during a visit to iRobot

    Manning School Hosts Indian Business Students

    Fourteen business students from M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women in Chennai, India, visited campus for a three-week program that combined coursework led by Manning School of Business faculty and visits to companies like Microsoft and Salesforce.
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  • 2019 INI Fellows

    Summer Program Trains Young Professionals for the Nuclear Industry

    Reactor system fundamentals and technology and advanced reactor designs were just some of the topics discussed at this year’s Intercontinental Nuclear Institute (INI), an annual summer fellowship program organized by UMass Lowell and the Czech Technical University in Prague.
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  • Abitus students and Manning School faculty stand in front of the business school

    Japanese MBA Students Cap Their Journey

    More than three dozen students traveled to campus from Japan to receive their MBA degrees, which they earned online through the university’s partnership with Tokyo-based Abitus.
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  • Political Science Chairwoman Ardeth Thawnghmung does research in Myanmar, where she grew up.

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

    As a young woman in Burma, Ardeth Thawnghmung became a “pig broker,” helping neighbors get their pigs butchered in exchange for money and meat. Now the chairwoman of the Political Science Department, Prof. Thawnghmung studies how people in her native country cope with poverty.
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  • GE2 students pose on the front steps of the Deshpande House in India

    Students Learn About More than Entrepreneurship in India

    On an intensive, two-week study abroad trip to India, 13 undergraduate and graduate students learned about global entrepreneurship and innovation with the Manning School of Business’ Global Entrepreneurship Exchange program.
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  • Dean Sandra Richtermeyer shakes hands with Tu Tran

    Manning School Welcomes First Fulbright Visiting Scholar

    The Manning School of Business hosted its first Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Tu Tran, associate professor of finance and head of the Department of Finance and Banking at Vietnam National University.
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  • Dean of Sciences Noureddine Melikechi reads through the Universal Declaration of Humankind Rights and Duties with UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney

    Chancellor Signs Universal Declaration of Humankind Rights and Duties

    Chancellor Jacquie Moloney signed the Universal Declaration of Humankind Rights and Duties, which says humans have a responsibility to protect the environment for future generations. UMass Lowell is the first U.S. university to sign the accord.
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  • Twin brothers Bhavan and Bhuvan Somayanda at the Career Fair

    Alumni Twins Double Back to Campus to Recruit

    Twin brothers Bhavan and Bhuvan Somayanda, who both earned master’s degrees in plastics engineering in 2015, returned for the Fall Career Fair to recruit for their current employer, Applied Medical.
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  • Pair-Up participants do a scavenger hunt at UCrossing

    Pair-Up Program Builds Friendships Across Cultures

    Now in its fourth year, the Office of Multicultural Affairs’ popular Pair-Up Program helps international students acclimate to campus while increasing cultural understanding for American students.
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  • Sociology Chairwoman Mignon Duffy, right, with Psychology Prof. Meg Bond, director of the Center for Women and Work at UMass Lowell

    Professor Advises United Nations on Social Services

    Sociology Prof. Mignon Duffy researches the vast armies of careworkers – mostly women, mostly underpaid – who care for children and the elderly, the sick and the disabled. Now she’s advising the United Nations on careworkers’ role in services that support families.
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  • Assoc. Prof. of Education at UMass Lowell Iman Chahine is an ethnomathematician.

    New Education Faculty Bring the World to Lowell

    New faculty in the College of Education bring global experience to the challenges facing local schools. Their expertise will raise students’ awareness of cultural differences that affect children’s school experiences – and figure out how to improve education for everyone.
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  • Marjorie Yang talks to students and faculty at the Saab ETIC Perry Atrium

    Extended Family: UML Welcomes Textile Scion to Campus

    Marjorie Yang, chair of the $1 billion Hong Kong-based textile company Esquel Group, visited campus and talked to students about sustainability and social responsibility. Her father, Y.L. Yang, earned a master of science in textile chemistry from the Lowell Textile Institute in 1948.
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  • Business student Robert Taschner talks with GE2 participants

    From China to Lowell, Young Entrepreneurs Join Forces

    More than 150 students from 11 countries, including 27 UML students, participated in two-week Global Entrepreneurship Exchange program sessions this summer in China and Lowell.
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  • Students ride on a gondola on a canal in Venice

    River Hawks Spread Their Wings Abroad this Summer

    There are 150 UML students studying abroad in 20 different countries this summer, as the International Experiences & Study Abroad office continues to provide new ways for students to become globally engaged while gaining valuable career skills.
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  • Piles of rubble and trash are everywhere in Haiti, which has little sanitation infrastructure

    Civil Engineering Students Use Know-how to Help in Haiti

    A dozen civil and environmental engineering majors created their own senior capstone class to take on the challenge of designing home sanitation systems for a community in Haiti. The students traveled to Haiti to learn more about the people and local conditions.
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  • The ISSO office at Cumnock Hall is busy with advising sessions

    As Global Village, University Maps Out Success

    With more than 1,400 international students enrolled at the university this fall, the services provided by the International Students and Scholars Office and the Office of Multicultural Affairs are in high demand.
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  • Business students pose with Peter Adler in Denmark

    Business Students Study in Copenhagen

    Manning School of Business students learned about international business during a three-week study abroad program in Copenhagen, Denmark, led by adjunct faculty member Peter Adler.
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  • 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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  • Allison Hansell of the SEIU 775 Benefits Group, Asst. Prof. Fumilayo Showers of Central Connecticut State and another woman listen while UML History Prof. Robert Forrant talks

    Global Conference Focuses on Carework Inequalities

    As babies and children and when we’re sick, disabled or dying, we all need care – and most of that care is provided by women working for low or no wages. It’s time to change that, according to speakers at the Global Carework Summit.
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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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  • Vice Chancellor Steve Tello talks about entrepreneurship programs at UMass Lowell

    Steven Koltai Advocates Peace through Entrepreneurship

    Entrepreneur and former State Department adviser Steven Koltai is on a mission: building peace through entrepreneurship. He says economic desperation is the primary cause of conflict — and encouraging job creation through entrepreneurship should be the focus of foreign policy.
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  • John Prendergast at UMass Lowell

    Activist: Students Are Leaders of Social Change

    Former Greeley Peace Scholar and Africa activist John Prendergast returned to campus to tell students their activism matters, perhaps now more than ever.
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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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  • Fiona Byrne of the Living Legacies project talks about Cyril Mack

    Divided Loyalties: Remembering World War I and the Irish Rebellion

    The “Remembering 1916” conference examined how Irish families fought on both sides of World War I, with some joining British forces and others fighting against England for Irish independence. It also explored the impact on Lowell and neighboring cities.
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  • Nicole Hamel

    Nursing Students Study in China

    Eight nursing students and two faculty members traveled to China on a cross-cultural exchange experience.
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  • Burhan Colak poses with fellow members of the Turkish Armed Forces

    Psychology Grad Helps Thwart Coup Attempt in Turkey

    Burhan Colak ’15, who returned to service in the Turkish Armed Forces after earning his master’s in community social psychology, helped put down the recent coup attempt in Turkey.
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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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  • Frank Talty discusses the U.S. election at Irish Diaspora Conference

    Irish Eyes Are on U.S. Presidential Race

    The Center for Irish Partnerships at UMass Lowell co-sponsored the Irish Diaspora Conference in Donegal, Ireland, where co-director Frank Talty addressed the U.S. presidential race.
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  • global entrepreneurs pose in India

    Budding Entrepreneurs Gain Global Perspective in India

    This winter, 60 students from the United States, India, China, Japan and Thailand came together in Hubli, India, for the university’s semi-annual Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation course.
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  • U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Robert Sherman speaks at University Crossing

    Ambassador to Portugal Talks to Students About Diplomacy

    U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Robert Sherman told a university audience the United States can no longer be the world’s policeman and needs to work strategically with allies from Europe in countering terrorist threats and narco-trafficking.
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