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Members of River Hawks Scholars Academy

Closing the Generation Gap

UMass Lowell is finding new ways to help first-generation students thrive and succeed.

Liam Henderson '21 on the trail

Trail Magic

Liam Henderson ’21 hiked the Appalachian Trail in 120 days — and emerged a different person.
George Condo in his NY studio Image by Jake Naughton

Large-Scale Art

Visual artist George Condo, who studied art history and music theory at UMass Lowell, has exhibited his work all over the world. 


DOLLARS FROM DONUTS: As a Division I college athlete, nutrition is important to UML field hockey player Lauren Brushingham. That doesn’t stop her from spending a lot of time at Krispy Kreme—and not just because their donuts are delicious.  

THE PINK STUFF IS MORE MEH THAN MIRACLE: After watching hours of people on TikTok use The Pink Stuff paste to scour every inch of their homes— and then rave about what a miracle substance it is—staff at the Wirecutter product review section at The New York Times reached out to the experts at the Cleaning Laboratory at UMass Lowell’s Toxics Use Reduction Institute to put the bubblegum-colored cleanser to the test. 
SLOW YOUR ROLL, TESLA: "If an autonomous vehicle was a drug, then we’d know exactly how to test it.” So said Philosophy Assoc. Prof. Nicholas Evans in Newsweek about uneven regulation and testing of self-driving cars.  

All-Female Famers

UMass Lowell Athletics hosted its 2021 Hall of Fame induction on Oct. 16, inducting its first-ever all-female class — almost exactly 50 years after Title IX passed.
Dozens of women in royal blue jackets
Potter Yary Livan

Master Class

UML Art and Design adjunct faculty member Yary Livan is the only known master Khmer ceramist in the U.S.—and likely just one of three to survive the Khmer Rouge genocide.