• 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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  • Bench Celebration

    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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  • DraftKings Team

    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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  • Ross lab gold and tin

    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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  • 2023 to do list

    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.