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    A Look Back at 2023

    From being named the No. 1 public university in New England to groundbreaking research and student achievements, 2023 was a memorable year at UMass Lowell. Here’s a look back at some of the highlights.
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    An Ode to Distinguished University Professor Sandra Lim

    Award-winning poet Sandra Lim, an English professor in the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, was named 2023 Distinguished University Professor, UMass Lowell’s most prestigious academic honor for a faculty member.
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    Zipper Buddy Sews Up DifferenceMaker Win

    Zipper Buddy, a clothing attachment that helps people with limited mobility to zipper their jacket, took the top prize at the Rist DifferenceMaker Institute’s Francis College of Engineering Prototyping competition at University Crossing.
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    Engineering Alum Building a Better Lobster Trap

    Plastics engineering alum Cormac Hondros-McCarthy ’15 is developing a ropeless lobster fishing system, LiftLabs, to protect the endangered North American right whale and prevent the loss of fishing gear.
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    Criminology Faculty Study Mass Shootings, Internal Affairs and Police-Mental Health Partnership

    Three faculty members have won U.S. Department of Justice grants to study pressing issues in crime: whether “red flag” laws help to prevent mass shootings, how police internal affairs units investigate citizen complaints, and whether sending mental health clinicians with Boston Police on some calls improves outcomes for troubled individuals.
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  • Bottles of Mill City Red, UMass Lowell branded Craic sauce

    From Seed to Sauce

    Craic Sauce has created a UMass Lowell-branded hot sauce made with peppers grown on campus.
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    UML’s Industry Partnerships: A Mutual Success Story

    UMass Lowell recently celebrated its industry partnerships, which allow companies to tap the university’s research expertise while providing students with paid work experiences.
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    New Business Dean Driven to Help Others Succeed

    Bertie Greer, the new Rist Family Endowed Dean of the Manning School of Business, is an expert in global supply chain management who brings a wealth of administrative and industry experience to UML.
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    Sound Recording Technology Alumni Share Wealth of Experiences

    Six graduates of UMass Lowell’s Sound Recording Technology program returned to UMass Lowell to share their range of career experiences as professionals and celebrate the program’s 40th anniversary.
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    Field Hockey Team Hosts Championship Series

    The UMass Lowell field hockey team has won its first ever America East regular-season title and earned the right to host the 2023 America East Field Hockey Championship from Nov. 2-5 at Wicked Blue Field.
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  • 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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    Education Advocates Aim to Rebuild Teacher Workforce

    The School of Education hosted the [Re]building the Teacher Workforce summit, bringing local teachers and education advocates together to discuss ways to improve diversity and retention within the workforce.
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    From Grief, Beauty Blooms

    Ryan Lamore, a housekeeper with Facilities Management, brightens people’s day – and copes with personal grief – by sharing dahlias from his home garden.
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  • A man in glasses and a plaid shirt sits at a desk that has three robotos on it

    Would You Buy Soap from an AI-Powered Robot Dog?

    As people develop a stronger sense of connection to artificial intelligence-powered robots, Mark Yi-Cheon Yim, an associate professor of marketing, entrepreneurship and innovation, is researching whether the robots can influence purchasing decisions.
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    Professor Developing Pancreas-Like Engineered Tissues to Help People with Diabetes

    Chemical Engineering Assoc. Prof. Gulden Camci-Unal was recently awarded a three-year collaborative research grant worth nearly $242,000 by the National Science Foundation to develop bioartificial pancreas-like engineered tissues that could someday help improve the quality of life of people with diabetes.
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  • Public Health doctoral candidate Liam Fouhy sits behind a machine that measures bone density, in the Health Assessment Lab

    Researcher: Balance of Key Minerals Helps to Prevent Weak Bones

    Getting the right balance of calcium and magnesium in your diet may be more important to keeping your bones healthy than getting the recommended daily minimum of each mineral, says Liam Fouhy ’19, a doctoral student in public health.
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    Researchers Study Link Between the Gut and Brain Health

    In a new study published in the Annals of Neurology, Assoc. Prof. of Public Health Natalia Palacios found that healthy, anti-inflammatory bacteria were less abundant among people who were diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
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    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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    Plastics Engineering Students, Alumni Right at Home in ‘The Big Easy’

    Intralox, a leading conveyor belt manufacturer based in New Orleans, has developed a strong relationship with UMass Lowell’s plastics engineering program. More than 20 students have worked as interns or co-ops at the company since 2016, and there are seven alumni now working there full time.
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  • Miner symposium Noureddine Melikechi, Adam Norton

    Teamwork Plays Integral Part in Computer Science

    During the first Miner School Research Symposium, professors presented their projects, NERVE Center Assoc. Director Adam Norton received the commonwealth’s 2023 Citation for Outstanding Performance and Android co-founder Rich Miner offered advice to students.
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    Alumni in Good (Weather) Company

    Nearly two dozen UML alumni work at IBM's The Weather Company, helping to deliver 25 billion forecasts each day to people and businesses around the world.
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    UML Students Earn While They Learn

    UML students, from a range of majors, share what they learned during their recent paid internships, co-ops and research experiences – and how it’s given them new perspectives on their coursework.
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    Engineering Professor Awarded $2.3 Million to Improve CT Scan Images

    Prof. Hengyong Yu of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has been awarded a four-year, $2.3 million grant by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to help improve the image quality and resolution of photon-counting computed tomography (CT) scans.
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    From UMass Lowell to Netflix

    Mathematics alum Emily Adey ’15, ’18 competed in Netflix’s inaugural season of “The Big Nailed It Baking Challenge.”
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    Women Still Do More Housework Than Men. Can AI Help?

    In a new research paper for the Brookings Institution, Assoc. Profs. of Management Elizabeth J. Altman and Beth Humberd examine the potential for artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles and other emerging technologies to alleviate the unequal burden of household work done by men and women.
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  • From left, Honors College students Kylie Encarnacao, business, Anna Barta, biochemistry, and Nicole Karp, business, attended a welcome event for new transfer students in the Transfer Alliance Program

    Transfer Alliance Program Supports New Transfer Students

    A new program aims to support transfer students so they can hit the ground running during their first semester at UML. The Transfer Alliance Program employs peer allies who are also transfer students.
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    Art Students Experience Japanese Culture Firsthand

    Assoc. Teaching Prof. Yuko Oda and 12 students from the Art & Design Department traveled to Japan for two weeks over the summer, culminating a course focused on the country's culture and influence on contemporary arts and game design.
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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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  • A woman with short hair and glasses smiles while speaking at a podium

    ‘You Belong Here': UML Welcomes New Faces to Campus

    UMass Lowell welcomed approximately 2,700 first-year and transfer students to campus during Convocation at the Tsongas Center, where Chancellor Julie Chen highlighted a new initiative around paid, career-connected experiences.
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    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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  • Rist fellow Caralyn Conrad

    Sustainability Projects Take Shape on Campus

    The Rist Institute for Sustainability and Energy granted fellowships to mechanical engineering major Caralyn Conrad, industrial engineering Ph.D. student Mahsa Ghandi and Art and Design Assoc. Prof. Kirsten Swenson.
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    Professors Look to Diversify Nuclear Science

    Funded by a U.S. Department of Energy grant, minority community college students will have an opportunity to learn about nuclear science at UMass Lowell’s Radiation Laboratory.
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    College Feels Familiar for These First-Year UML Students

    More than two dozen first-year UMass Lowell students are starting college with credits on their transcript, as well as a familiarity with campus life, thanks to the UMass Commonwealth Collegiate Academy.
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    New Robotics Lab Takes Research to Another Level

    The completion of the new Lowell Advanced Robotics Initiative Laboratory at Southwick Hall and the start of the Durgin Concert Hall renovation highlighted a busy summer of work around campus for Facilities Management.
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    Class of 2027 Ready for Everything

    We asked a dozen first-year students how they are feeling about starting at UMass Lowell. What brought them here? What do they look forward to? What are they nervous about? What do they hope to accomplish as members of the Class of 2027?
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    Sandra Miller’s Novel “Wednesdays at One” Garners Critical Acclaim

    Sandra Miller, an adjunct faculty member in the English Department, discusses her psychological thriller novel “Wednesdays at One,” which puts a spin on a harrowing personal experience from her past and has been launched to positive reviews.
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  • Nick Sorabella

    Physics Grad Student Named One of NASA’s FINESST

    Ph.D. student Nicholas Sorabella was awarded a Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) grant for his astrophysics research.
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  • Mahdi Garelnabi in research lab

    Study: Women Suffer Worse Heart Disease Outcomes Than Men

    A new analysis of 15 global studies on cardiovascular disease shows that women are diagnosed and treated later than men for cardiac issues, resulting in worse outcomes for women than for men.
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    Hot in the City

    Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Asst. Prof. Joy Winbourne is researching how trees respond to urban environments and climate change by deploying sap flow sensors throughout Lowell.
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    Manning Students Serve as Small Business Consultants in Panama

    Ten Manning School of Business students traveled to Panama this summer to provide consulting services to small business owners in a rural community. The weeklong trip, funded by the Manning School, was run by Global Brigades, a nonprofit health and sustainable development organization.
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  • A woman in a purple sweater places a pin on the lapel of a man in a police uniform

    Changing of the Guard for University Police

    New UMass Lowell Police Chief Ron Dickerson ’13 looks to build on the department’s transformative growth and community connections as he fills the shoes of the retired Randy Brashears.
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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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    UML Awarded $5.5M to Establish Space Technology R&D Hub on Campus

    UMass Lowell was awarded nearly $5.5 million by the state and the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative to develop a new hub at the university that offers one-stop support system for designing, building and testing small satellites and spacecraft components.
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    From Star Wars to South Park

    Alumnus Terrence Masson '89, a pioneer of media and visual entertainment, returned to campus this spring to share his career experiences and insights on the industry going forward.
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  • Marshall Greenleaf, director of student and family support services at UMass Lowell, answers a parent's question at family orientation

    “College is a Family Journey”

    “College is a family journey,” says Student and Family Support Services Director Marshall Greenleaf. Over the past two years, the Office of Family Programs has expanded its services to support parents and family members – so they can support their students.
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  • A young woman places a tray of cookies on a rack to cool

    ‘I Can’t Believe I Make Cookies for a Living’

    When photos of her homemade cookies blew up on Instagram, Manning School of Business alumna Maude Gagnon ’19 quit her day job and started her own company, Southie Cookie.
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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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  • Two young men sit in orange chairs with a laptop between them on a table

    UML Friendship Leads to New Business Venture

    Manning School of Business alumni Eric Howe ’14, ’17 and Matthew Pehl ’14, ’15, who met at UML orientation in 2010, have launched PierAhead, a software-as-a-service company that helps businesses maximize their advertising budgets on Amazon.
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  • Jonghan Kim in Lab

    Biomedical Professor Leads $2.9M Study to Develop Safer Drugs

    Assoc. Prof. Jonghan Kim of the Biomedical and Nutritional Sciences Department is leading a study to develop a long-acting nanoparticle drug that removes iron from the body without harsh side effects.
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    Pre-Health Advising Guides Future Doctors and Dentists

    This past academic year, Pre-Health Advising had a 100% acceptance rate among students and alumni who applied to dental school and a 90% acceptance rate for those who applied to medical school.
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    River Hawks Dive into Summer Reading Lists

    With summer officially upon us, it’s time for members of UML’s community to dive deep into their summer reading lists.
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  • Contestants on The Great Food Truck Race TV show pose for a photo with the host in a city plaza

    Alumni’s Italian Food Truck is Off to the Races

    Less than a year after opening their Italian food truck Paisani in Boston, alumni Matt Minichiello ’21 and Ryan Palmer ’20 are competing on the new season of Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race.”
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  • CS Prof. Hong Yu in front of Miner School sign

    Here's to Your (Digital) Health

    From AI and Big Data to Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing, researchers from the Kennedy College of Sciences are helping to drive innovations in digital health care.
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    Computer Science Levels Up

    Rich Miner's $5 million donation intended to meet growing demand and foster diversity in Computer Science.
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    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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    Three UML Faculty Members Named Fulbright Scholars

    Three UML faculty members — Sheree Pagsuyoin, M. Berk Talay and Spencer Ross — have received Fulbright U.S. Scholar Awards for the 2023-24 academic year and will be conducting research in Europe, Asia and South America.
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    Donahue Fellows Chosen to Explore Ethical Leadership

    Faculty members Meg Sobkowicz-Kline, Marie Frank, Ingrid Hess, Hieu Phan and Neil Shortland have received three-year fellowships from the Donahue Center for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility to pursue research on ethical leadership.
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  • Two EMS workers equip a stretcher with supplies on an arena concourse

    Student EMTs Answer the Call at the Tsongas Center

    Student EMTs from UMass Lowell Emergency Medical Services made a “seamless” transition to providing coverage for events at the Tsongas Center this year, earning valuable paid work experience along the way.
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  • A student wearing glasses concentrates on work he is doing to a race car

    River Hawk Racing Restarts Its Engine

    For the first time since 2018, the River Hawk Racing team is competing in the Formula SAE competition at Michigan International Speedway, where it will put its race car to the test against more than 100 schools from across North America.
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    Political Science Professor: Expect Inflation to Continue

    Due to the continued effects of climate change coupled with the unstable relationship between the United States and China as a goods supplier, Asst. Prof. of Political Science Jarrod Hayes says Americans should prepare for prolonged inflation.
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  • Biochemistry and Nutritional Sciences Assoc. Prof. Mahdi Garelnabi in the CPH lab

    Biomedical Sciences Professor Tapped to Direct ADVANCE Office for Faculty Equity

    A health sciences professor is the new director of the ADVANCE Office for Faculty Equity. A researcher specializing in cardiovascular disease, Assoc. Prof. Mahdi Garelnabi brings extensive experience working on diversity within the American Heart Association and other groups.
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    It’s All in the Family for These River Hawks

    For many River Hawks, UML feels like family.  For these graduates, their classmates really are family. Among the Class of 2023 are eight families who have multiple members earning UML degrees.
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    First 10 DC-CAP Scholars Earn Their UML Degrees

    Ten students from Washington, D.C., who received full scholarships to attend UMass Lowell through the District of Columbia College Access Program (DC-CAP) are the first to receive their degrees.
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  • A man in an orange vest and hard hat gestures while talking to a group of students

    Hard Hats Required in This Construction Management Course

    Civil engineering students got a real-world lesson in construction management this semester from adjunct faculty member Rex Radloff ’09, ’11, a Suffolk Construction project executive in charge of the $381 million Lowell High School renovation.
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  • A woman wearing glasses and a purple shirt holds a microphone and speaks to contest judges seated in front of her

    Clean Green Challenge Taps Into Growing Sustainability Market

    Five teams, including three from UMass Lowell, took part in the Innovation Hub’s inaugural Clean Green Challenge, a pitch contest focused on sustainability for entrepreneurs and startups from across the region.
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  • Collette, left, and Diana Whitcomb show off their matching grasshopper tattoos on the snowy South Campus quad

    Two of Four Quadruplets Graduate

    Quadruplets Collette and Diana Whitcomb are graduating together. Their brothers, Andrew and Bryce, aren't far behind.
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  • Eleanora Peters, wearing a UML School of Education shirt, and Regina Peters, wearing a Kennedy College of Sciences sweatshirt, frame the statue of Joan of Arc in Coburn Hall

    Cross-Campus Sisters Graduate Together

    Two of the four Peters sisters, all UMass Lowell Honors students, are graduating together. Eleanora, an education major, has already started on her master's degree. Regina, a biology graduate, is tracking turtles.
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    Band of Brothers

    For identical twins Zarek and Tymon Nieduzak of Acton, Massachusetts, graduating from UMass Lowell at the same time is double the fun and excitement.
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  • A man and a young woman work on their laptops while sitting at a glass dining room table

    Like Father, Like Daughter

    After watching her dad Atta receive his MBA from the Manning School of Business, Khadija Mir will walk across the same Tsongas Center stage a day later to receive her bachelor’s degree in business administration.
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    Tarlin Triplets Thrive at UMass Lowell

    Triplets Jillian, Chloe and Sam Tarlin have carved out their own paths at UMass Lowell as they prepare to graduate together.
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  • MPH students Tanimul Islam and Samia Binta close up

    Couple from Bangladesh Earns MPH Degrees Together

    Married couple Samia Binta Rahman and Tanimul Islam, who are trained doctors from Bangladesh, are graduating from the Master of Public Health program together.
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  • Brenda and Rachel Mains

    Twin Sisters Choose Public Health Twice

    Twin sisters Brenda and Rachel Mains, who graduated with bachelor’s degrees from UML’s public health program in 2021, are graduating together from the Master of Public Health program.
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    UMass Lowell Blooms into Certified Arboretum

    A ceremonial planting on South Campus signified UMass Lowell’s new role as a certified arboretum – a place where trees and other plants are cultivated for scientific and educational purposes.
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  • Lawreta Kankam, Heer Patel and Essi Havon

    The "Benefit of Youth" Needed to Transform Public Health Systems

    National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Micky Tripathi spoke on campus recently to students, staff and faculty about the modernization of public health systems in celebration of National Public Health Week.
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  • A student leans over a bowl of soup while talking to people at a table

    Friday Soup Lunch Serves Vibrancy by the Bowl

    Friday Soup Lunch has grown from a weekly get-together in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering to a traveling potluck that gives students, faculty and staff across the UML campus a chance to unwind together over bowls of soup.
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  • A student holds a model airplane with clear wings for four other students to see

    Students’ Life-Saving Device Takes Top DifferenceMaker Prize

    Catnap, a device to sense when toddlers are about to have a nocturnal asthma attack, won the top prize at the Rist DifferenceMaker Institute’s 11th annual $50,000 Idea Challenge, held recently at University Crossing.
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    Greeley Peace Scholar Describes Life of Peaceful Activism

    Greeley Scholar for Peace Studies and Day Without Violence keynote speaker Dayamani Barla shared stories of her battles to protect the land and rights of the Indigenous Adivasi people in India.
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    These Students are HIP to the Honors College

    By leading enrichment activities and offering advice to newer students, Honors Informational Peers help build a stronger sense of community in the Honors College.
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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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  • Gaschnig glacial deposit sampling

    Research Suggests Earth Became More Habitable 3 Billion Years Ago

    A team of researchers, including Assoc. Prof. Richard Gaschnig of the Department of Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, found that the Earth’s crust went through a major transition three billion years ago.
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  • A young man lunges to hit a backhand in pickleball while his teammate looks on

    River Hawks of All Ages Join the Pickleball Craze

    Pickleball, the fastest-growing sport in the country, is catching on at UML, where students, faculty and staff come together on Sunday mornings at the Campus Recreation Center to learn the game.
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    New Faculty Success Center a Nexus of Ideas, Support

    The new Faculty Success Center brings together the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Academic and Instructional Technology and the ADVANCE Office for Faculty Equity at University Crossing.
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  • UML biomedical engineering student Alex Hutchinson in Granada, Spain

    RHSA Expands with Study Abroad, First-Gen Student Conference

    The River Hawk Scholars Academy is expanding its programs for first-generation college students, including adding a study abroad course and a conference organized by students, thanks to federal aid and grants from nonprofits.
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  • Assoc. Prof. Trelles and grad student in the lab

    Researchers Develop Way to Produce Hydrogen from Plastic Waste

    A team of university and U.S. Army researchers, led by UML Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Assoc. Prof. Assoc. Prof. Juan Pablo Trelles, has developed a way to extract hydrogen from plastic waste that can be used as clean fuel.
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  • Offshore wind turbines

    Using Sound Waves to Monitor Offshore Wind Turbine Blades

    Mechanical Engineering Assoc. Prof. Murat Inalpolat and his team are developing and implementing a continuous, sound-based sensor system for monitoring the structural health and integrity of offshore wind turbine blades.
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    Men’s Basketball Brings March Madness to Lowell

    Capping off a perfect home season and a second-place finish in the America East Conference, the UMass Lowell men’s basketball team has captured the attention of college basketball fans on campus and beyond.
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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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    From the Art & Design Department to the Super Bowl

    Connecting through the UMass Lowell Art & Design Department, alumni Derek Kunze '16, Otto Setiajita '18 and Julien Saliba '19 used their graphic design skills to work on DraftKings' 2023 Super Bowl commercial.
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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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  • A closeup photo of a person's hands working on a puzzle; the image is of a smiling woman in glasses

    She Pieces Together Future Careers — and Jigsaw Puzzles

    When she’s not helping engineering students find co-op jobs, Asst. Director of Cooperative Education Tiffany Medeiros is racing to complete jigsaw puzzles in national competitions.
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  • Chioma Opara with the other 2022 Future Nobel Laureate Scholars and a faculty advisor

    Psychology Student is Future Nobel Laureate Scholar

    Psychology major Chioma Opara was among 10 students worldwide who were accepted to the Future Nobel Laureate Scholarship Program last year. Her journey culminated with a week in Sweden in December, learning and hearing from Nobel Laureates.
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  • Kelsey Mangano

    The Sweet Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

    Plant-based bioactive compounds called flavan-3-ols found in dark chocolate and other foods are known to promote health.
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  • A man in glasses and a blue jacket stands on a bridge with a building behind him

    Haverhill iHub Serves as Springboard for Hometown Business

    After four years of growth at UMass Lowell’s Innovation Hub in Haverhill, information technology and consulting company Uncommon Catalyst has “graduated” to its own office space — just two floors up at Harbor Place.
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    Chemistry Lab Group Makes Scientific Discovery

    Chemistry Asst. Prof. Michael Ross’ lab group found that nanoparticles combining post-transition and noble metals absorb higher energies of light. Their discovery is highlighted in Matter, a scientific journal published by Cell Press.
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  • A male and female student prepare to slide down a sand dune while several other students look on

    Studying Abroad in Chile, River Hawks Adapt on the Fly

    When their planned study abroad trip to Cuba was canceled, 21 Honors College students were able to pivot and instead explore the South American country of Chile during winter break.
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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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  • A man in glasses and a suit stands at a podium and talks to students

    Management Professor Gets the Band Back Together

    Michael Beers enjoys being a lead voice at the front of the room, whether it’s as an assistant teaching professor of management in the Manning School of Business or onstage with his band, Mount Rumford.
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    What’s on Your 2023 To-Do List?

    With the start of the spring semester, River Hawks are reviewing their 2023 to-do lists and getting ready to dive in.
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  • A rugby player runs with the ball while being swarmed by defenders during a game

    Plastics Engineering Grad Gears Up for Pro Rugby Career

    Nolan Buckley completed his plastics engineering degree in December, but he’s putting that career on hold as he begins his rookie season of Major League Rugby with the Dallas Jackals.
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  • Honors education major Eleanora Peters with Education Prof. Pat Fontaine, a mentor with whom she is doing research on Lowell industries during World War I

    Four Sisters Pursue Honors in Biology, Education

    Four close-knit sisters found their way to UMass Lowell to study biology and education. The Peters sisters, who were home-schooled after the oldest finished third grade, are all in the Honors College, and three won Immersive Scholarships to do research.