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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.
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  • Hwai-Chen Guo lab group

    Biological Sciences Professor Analyzing Enzymes to Help Fight Diseases

    Under a National Institute of General Medical Sciences grant, Biological Sciences Prof. Hwai-Chen Guo and five undergraduates are analyzing a group of enzymes found in the human immune system that could potentially act as targets for drugs used to treat serious diseases.
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  • Seven Greer and Daniel LeCain

    Science Students Put Concepts into Practice

    Field experience courses offered during the summer allowed students to explore New England, Montana and Idaho while gaining new skills in ecology and geology.
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  • Biology Asst. Prof. Teresa Lee in the lab

    Biology Professor’s Genetics Research Awarded $374K NIH Grant

    Biology Asst. Prof. Teresa Lee’s research to understand what information is passed between generations, from parent to child, has been awarded a three-year, $374,000 grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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  • James Heiss

    Students, Faculty ‘Spring into Science’

    The Kennedy College of Sciences hosted its fourth annual “Spring into Science” showcase, featuring educational and social events to highlight the importance of the field.
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  • UML Sciences Dean Noureddine Melikechi

    ‘River Hawk Review’ Classes Give Students a Second Chance

    “River Hawk Review” classes offer students a second chance to earn a passing grade in some required classes so that they don’t fall behind on their degree pathways. The summer and winter classes in chemistry, business math, computer science and college writing offer lots of individual support.
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  • Eyes of net-casting spiders

    Researchers Untangle the Secrets of Net-casting Spiders

    A team of researchers from UMass Lowell, Cornell University and the American Museum of Natural History is examining a family of spiders called Deinopidae to understand how these eight-legged creatures became so adept in detecting and capturing prey.
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  • UML Honors students Ariel Shramko and Nilaish Sen

    Pandemic-Inspired Discord Server an Enduring Hit with UML Students

    Two Honors College students who started their UML careers during the pandemic hosted a Discord server to keep in touch with other students they’d met at the summer Student Success Summit. “Riverhawk Rendezvous” has grown rapidly by hosting study groups and connecting students to clubs – and each other.
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  • A female student wearing a masks holds a microphone and paper while speaking, while a man and a woman look on

    Local Biotech Startups Offer Students a Wealth of Internship Opportunities

    Students learned about internship opportunities at a dozen early-stage medical device and biotech startups during a networking event co-hosted by the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) and the UML student chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society.
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  • An aerial view of the Merrimack River running through the UML campus

    With NSF Award, New Grad Program Focuses on Protecting Water Resources

    An interdisciplinary team of UML faculty, led by Assoc. Profs. Meg Sobkowicz-Kline and Chris Hansen, have received a nearly $3 million National Science Foundation Research Traineeship award for a new graduate student program focused on developing sustainable materials and chemicals that won’t harm water resources.
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    COVID-19’s Delta Variant: Here’s What You Should Know

    Biology Prof. Matthew Nugent, who is an expert in disease biology, biochemistry and biotechnology, recently answered questions about the Delta variant and how best to protect against it.
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  • Assoc. Prof. Rick Hochberg in the lab

    NSF Awards Researchers $1.5M to Study Rotifers

    The National Science Foundation has awarded a team of researchers led by Biology Assoc. Prof. Rick Hochberg a four-year grant worth more than $1.5 million to understand the biology and life cycle evolution of rotifers, which are a key link in the aquatic food chain.
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  • Assoc. Clinical Prof. of Education Sumudu Lewis directs the UTeach program at UMass Lowell

    UTeach Turns STEM Majors into Sought-After Teachers

    The UTeach program, which turns science, math and engineering majors into classroom teachers, is now in its 10th year at UMass Lowell. Graduates are in great demand at local high schools, and one was named a finalist for Massachusetts STEM Teacher of the Year.
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  • Chemistry Assoc. Teaching Prof. Khalilah Reddie talks to a student after an Organic Chemistry class

    MAGIC Helps Students Realize Medical School Dreams

    The MAGIC program, started by Chemistry Assoc. Teaching Prof. Khalilah Reddie, aims to close the health professions and medical school admissions gap for students from underrepresented groups, especially students of color, through tutoring and support. Students say MAGIC has improved their academics and their confidence, while providing them with a community.
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  • More than 100 UMass Lowell students, faculty and staff are volunteering at Lowell General Hospital's Mass Vaccination Program for COVID-19

    Health Sciences Students Volunteer at Lowell Vaccine Clinic

    More than 100 students in the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences have volunteered to help out at Lowell General Hospital’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic, which gives about 2,000 shots each day. In addition, some nursing students are earning clinical hours while giving vaccinations.
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  • Lab director Matthew Gage talks to student workers

    UML Takes COVID-19 Testing into its Own Hands

    The university has expanded its COVID-19 surveillance testing with the creation of an in-house test processing lab at Olney Science Center, where students are getting hands-on laboratory experience while helping to fight the pandemic.
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  • Philanthropist Luis Pedroso with UMass Lowell Education Prof. Eleanor Abrams

    Education Students Get Paid Experience in Lowell Schools

    The Pedroso Tutors program is providing valuable, paid classroom experience to UML education students as they help elementary school students in Lowell. The program is funded by Luis Pedroso, an entrepreneur and philanthropist who is a graduate of the Lowell Public Schools.
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  • Fish Lab researchers

    Biology Professor Advances Research on Birth Defects of the Head and Face

    Thanks to a pair of three-year grants totaling more than $612,000 from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Biology Asst. Prof. Jennifer L. Fish is conducting studies to understand how genetic mutations cause birth defects of the head, face and mouth.
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  • Civil and Environmental Engineering Asst. Prof. Sheree Pagsuyoin with graduate student Jiayue Luo in the lab in January.

    Faculty Research Funds Explore COVID Effects

    As the coronavirus pandemic continues to cripple social interaction, upend education, endanger health and disrupt business, the university’s researchers are exploring the ever-widening aspects of the virus’ presence. Several UML researchers recently earned grants to explore a wide array of COVID-19's effects.
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  • Katherine Mayer, front right, UMass Lowell EMT, outside the Tsongas Center

    Seniors Adapt Capstones to Online Learning

    With labs closed and all academic programs now online due to COVID-19, seniors are adapting their capstone projects. Some capstones have even taken on new relevance because they address aspects of the pandemic.
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  • New chair of UML biology department Susanna Remold

    Biology Chair: Our Response is Still Not Fast Enough

    Prof. Susanna Remold, the new chair of biology, served on a White House working group on pandemic prediction. She says the U.S. response to COVID-19 was hurt by the lack of testing and contact tracking early on – and that it still lags.
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  • Medical lab sciences major Erin Snow took a walk on a nearly deserted UMass Lowell South Campus

    The New Normal: Students Adjust to a Semester Interrupted

    As Massachusetts officials advised everyone to stay at home to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus, students are adapting to studying online – and adopting coping strategies to help manage the upheaval.
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  • The Tsewole family pose with Hillary Clinton in the Congo

    For Tsewole Family, All Roads Lead Back to UML

    Manning School of Business students (and siblings) Brit and Easmond Tsewole spent much of their young lives overseas because of their parents’ work for the U.S. State Department. Now, they are settled into the campus where their parents, Ann and Roosevelt Tsewole, met 25 years ago.
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  • A professor walks down the hall on third floor of Olsen

    New Cumnock Courtyard Transforms Heart of North Campus

    Facilities Management worked on close to 100 projects across campus this summer, including the renovated second and third floors at Olsen Hall, the new Cumnock Courtyard and the overhaul of Coburn Hall.
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  • Dhruvi Patel, a pre-med biology major, transferred to UMass Lowell her senior year after Mount Ida College closed.

    Honors College Eases the Way for Transfer Students

    The Honors College has a dedicated advisor and a “Transfermation” peer mentoring program to help transfer students. The goal: Make the transition as smooth as possible.
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  • Tom Shea

    Researchers: Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Cognitive Decline

    The subtle memory decline that can precede Alzheimer’s disease for a decade or more could be slowed or even reversed through lifestyle modifications, according to newly published research by a UMass Lowell faculty member. 
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  • Carrie Blout

    For Genetic Counselors, Career Growth's in Their DNA

    At a recent career seminar, students from a variety of majors heard from three experienced genetic counselors about the various career options in the profession, as well as the challenges and rewards of their jobs.
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  • UMass Lowell Professor Jessica Garb, left, in her research lab with Esperanza Rivera de Torre

    Lab Spinning Research on Spider Silk

    Associate Professor Jessica Garb will use NSF grant to figure out how Darwin’s bark spider produces its silk and what makes it so tough.
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