• Photos and books in UMass Lowell's Jack Kerouac Archives

    Happy Birthday, Jack Kerouac!

    Famed Beat writer Jack Kerouac was born in Lowell a century ago this March. The university, the city and Kerouac’s literary estate will be celebrating with an exhibit at Lowell National Historical Park, a festival and more.
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  • Associate Professor of English Todd Tietchen is a noted Kerouac scholar

    Kerouac Haunts Lowell Streets – and the MRT Stage

    A recently discovered novella by Jack Kerouac is being adapted for the stage by the artistic director of the Merrimack Repertory Theatre. “The Haunted Life” will also be a teaching tool in UML’s Theatre Arts and English programs all year, thanks in large part to English professor Todd Tietchen.
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  • Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian; Elizabeth Cerda, administrative attorney in the Massachusetts District Court Department; and Ken Lavallee, former Lowell Police superintendent, at the launch event.

    New MPA Degree Offers Unique Track in Public Arts and Humanities

    The first students in UMass Lowell’s new Master of Public Administration program are getting a crash course in how to manage public and private agencies in the arts and humanities, criminal justice and human services.
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  • Against Football

    Acclaimed Author Selected as Kerouac Writer-in-Residence

    Author Steve Almond, whose insightful, often irreverent take on contemporary American life has earned him both literary praise and prizes, will teach English at UMass Lowell this semester as the Jack Kerouac Writer-in-Residence for 2016.