Twelve students, like chemistry major Benedicta Agyemang-Brantuo '22, who make the world a brighter place. See how they shine.

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Lessons from Mary

Prof. Andre Dubus III reflects on a life well-lived by his mother-in-law that offers guidance for moving forward after COVID. Read more

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The Bright Side of the Dark Side

A video of a music ensemble class’s performance of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” went viral. Read more

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Office Hours: Mathew Barlow

Peek into one of the most interesting staff offices on campus. Read more

Andrew Marshall performs on NBC's "The Voice"


BECAUSE SHE'S WORTH IT: Criminal Justice alumna Noelle Lambert '19, named 2020 Woman of Worth by L'Oreal Paris, will be competing on the U.S. Paralympics Track & Field Team. 

WORLD HEALTH, IN THEIR HANDS: More than 130 UMass Lowell students, faculty and staff volunteered to help inoculate people against COVID-19.

GIVING US A VOICE: Music business major Andrew Marshall '21 ended up advancing to the "battle rounds" and "the knockouts" on NBC's hit show "The Voice." The cancer survivor didn't win on TV, but did treat his fellow graduates to his rendition of the national anthem at Commencement.

THIS ICON GAVE OUR GRADS ADVICE: Deepak Chopra has written 90 books and taught millions of people to meditate. In May, he shared his secrets to health and happiness with the Class of 2021

OUR OWN POET LAUREATE: Poetry has given first-year nursing major Amina Mohammed a voice. While in high school, she was named the first poet laureate in Massachusetts. Read a new poem she wrote about living through the pandemic.