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Beginning Your Research for Graduate Students

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Our next webinar is on Thursday, February 29th from 6-7pm (EST). Explore searching subject databases including saving searches, registering for alerts, and Interlibrary Loan. Get an introduction to Research Guides for graduate students for specific programs, including information on submitting your thesis or dissertation.

This session is on Zoom and librarians will be available to answer your questions. Reserve your spot and get the Zoom link: Beginning Your Research for Graduate Students Webinar Registration.

Find more information about the sessions and other see more content on our Spring 2024 Online Workshop Schedule LibGuide.

Black History Month: Gerard Lew

1906 Lowell High School Track Team: 2 standing in a running position and 2 others crouching as if ready for a race to begin. Image by Center for Lowell History, Lowell Files Collection, Images and Photographs, Lowell Historical Society

The Lew family of Lowell had several members who distinguished themselves in their chosen fields. We shared Teresa Lew at the start of the month, Bucky was honored by the campus this month, and now you can meet Gerard Lew (1888-1965). He was a multi-sport varsity athlete at Lowell High School, captain of the track team, and a key part of the four-man relay team which went undefeated for four straight years.

After attending Massachusetts Agricultural College (now University of Massachusetts Amherst) for three years and playing for their basketball team, he left to teach black children in the rural south. Later years saw Gerard working for the United States Postal Service as a civil service educator, writing a book of poems, and keeping up with his love of history and reading.

In 1961, he was involved in the founding of the first museum of black history in the United States, which is now known as The DuSable Black History Museum, in Chicago. He also served as their first president.

For more about his life visit our Gerard Nelson Lew LibGuide! Don't forget to also read the article: Bucky Lew Finally Getting His Due.