The swimming pool at Costello Gym has open hours throughout the week
On the cusp of earning their bachelor’s degrees, the 2,292 undergraduates in UMass Lowell’s Class of 2013 are moving forward with plans to launch careers, seek advanced degrees, start businesses and chase their dreams – prepared in large measure by their University experiences.
Ten student teams participating in the first DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge are sharing $25,000 in prize money to address problems like childhood obesity and the need for affordable prosthetics for children in developing nations.
Colleagues and friends of Prof. Ken Geiser gathered on April 26 to celebrate his retirement, establishing the Ken Geiser Endowed Fund for Global Sustainability.
UMass Lowell junior track star Diamond Jones, a former Lowell High athlete, has overcome adversity to shine with the River Hawks.
Students, faculty and staff organized a weeklong schedule of activities to highlight campus sustainability initiatives and celebrate efforts to protect the environment.
UMass Lowell honored alumni who have provided outstanding service to the University, their profession and the community at the 2013 University Alumni Awards ceremony. The honors paid tribute to a prominent alumna/alumnus in each school or college, along with one recent graduate, and served as a fundraiser for student scholarships.
UMass Lowell sophomore Brittany Palaski is a dance instructor and co-founder of Speaking Through Dance, a nonprofit planning to hold its first major benefit, the 2013 Spring Festival, at the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center.
The high-end opthalmascopes and brand-new patient exam tables inside UMass Lowell's sparkling Health and Social Sciences Building are making Valerie King pumped for the coming academic year.
An infusion of energy, a welcoming presence, an innovative marvel--the new Health and Social Sciences building offered much to cheer about.
Three community health students attended advocacy training in Washington, D.C. and then visited the offices of Sen. Warren and Rep. Tsongas.
The Manning School of Business and the School of Health and Environment have teamed up to offer a new graduate program aimed at physicians, hospitals administrators and other professionals who want to bring an entrepreneurial approach to the health-care industry.
The U. S. Senate recently confirmed Beth Rosenberg ’95 as a member of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB).
Assoc. Prof. Manuel Cifuentes of Work Environment is testing the use of treadmills and electric sit-to-stand desks with five University employees.
A Virtual Student Services Center that will allow students to pay bills, add a class or check financial aid notifications from cell phones, tablets or other computing devices is being developed under a $300,000 grant from the Davis Educational Foundation.
University researcher and cancer epidemiologist Richard Clapp appeared on NBC News “Rock Center with Brian Williams” program on Feb. 22 in an interview with the network’s Chief Medical Editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman.
Dozens of UMass Lowell faculty members participated in technology workshops over semester break, learning the latest on how to enrich teaching and research with such tools as iPads and clickers.
Valerie King and seven nursing students in the new Global Health Experience course traveled to Chile during winter break to see how healthcare delivery is affected by cultural differences.
Students in the Community Health Education Club are volunteering for the Lowell Health Department, bringing speakers to campus and participating in a Washington, D.C. advocacy summit.
Assoc. Prof. Maria Brunette spent her sabbatical as a visiting faculty member in the College of Engineering at the University of Lima, Perú, conducting research and teaching engineering students about worker health and safety.
UMass Lowell, with partners MassCOSH and the Boston Workers Alliance, released a new study that examines obesity and low-wage workers and held a forum with experts to discuss solutions.
The Northeast Section of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) has created an annual travel award for a young clinical laboratory scientist in Prof. Eugene Rogers’ name.
Nursing faculty and UMass Lowell administrators welcomed 32 students to the Bring Diversity to Nursing program.
George Hart, the new director of libraries, is seeking to open up new channels of communication to connect the library staff to students and faculty.
Exercise physiology major Jessica LeBlanc had the experience of her life performing water-skiing stunts for Kate Hudson in an upcoming movie.
A new study by UMass Lowell and MassCOSH researchers flips on its head how we look at obesity health risks: rather than focusing on sedentary lifestyles, the study looks at low-wage workers toiling in heavy labor and how their work conditions contribute to weight gain and obesity.
A new study, entitled “Obesity/Overweight and the Role of Working Conditions” and authored by representatives of UMass Lowell, MassCOSH, and the Boston Workers Alliance, finds housekeepers, janitors and other blue-collar workers have neither the time nor the energy to benefit from exercise tips commonly provided to more sedentary office workers.
The Department of Work Environment 25-year anniversary symposium attracted more than 170 alumni, business partners and government officials.
This fall’s Career Fair, the largest in several years, attracted 150 employers and several hundred students, some of whom lined up interviews on the spot.
The new Human Assessment Lab is equipped with high-tech devices that measure body composition, cardiovascular function, oxygen intakes and fitness levels.
Internship programs, co-ops and service learning projects have expanded, giving students more opportunities to be ready for work once they graduate.
More than 140 alumni, friends, faculty and staff celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Department of Nursing on Oct. 4.
Physical therapy (PT) students met with U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas about supporting a law that provides Medicare patients with more than two months of treatment in outpatient clinics.
The Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) awarded four grants to UMass Lowell faculty to identify and test less hazardous substances.
At a State House event, Jessica Alvarez-Montano shared her personal challenges in earning a higher-level nursing degree.
Assoc. Prof. Deirdra Murphy of physical therapy volunteers overseas to become a better teacher.
The new University Dining Commons in Fox Hall will take campus dining to new heights.
Nursing received a $996,584 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human services to recruit, retain and graduate diverse nursing students.
UMass Lowell’s Healthy Homes program helped improve the health of Lowell children with asthma by reducing environmental risks that trigger asthma attacks.
TURI and state legislators recognized “Champions of Toxics Use Reduction,” including Assoc. Prof. Daniel Schmidt of plastics engineering.
Prof. Emeritus David Wegman of Work Environment was selected to co-direct a $48 million fund that will be used to investigate life-saving advances for coal miners.
UMass Lowell freshman and sophomore students from across the five colleges are offered co-op scholarships to participate in the new Research, Community and Enterprise Co-op Scholars program.
Many members of the class of 2012 have landed their coveted first post-college professional jobs.
Colleagues, friends and family of Prof. Kay Doyle gathered on May 9 to celebrate her retirement, raising $20,000 to establish the Kay Doyle Endowed Scholarship fund.
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