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“Sound of Light” featuring work by lecturer Wael Kamal and students Duy Hoang and Lars-Erik Miller hints at the achievements ahead for the artists.
UMass Lowell’s concrete canoe and steel bridge teams scored impressive wins at this year’s regional competitions organized by the New England student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
Lowell Sun editorial recounts UMass Lowell's record-breaking academic year as a tribute to Chancellor Meehan's leadership.
"You have had exceptional instructors during your time here at UMass Lowell, and I guarantee you that at some point in your lives, probably when you are completely not expecting it, you will hearken back to some pearl of wisdom that was imparted on you during one of your classes here," Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said at the Tsongas Center. "But your education never ends. Ever."
Even a year ago, Christina O’Neill didn’t think she would make it this far. On the verge of being kicked out of college last spring following the death of close friend Kelsey Richardson, O’Neill graduated yesterday from the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management prospects at Bank of America.
UMass Lowell raised a record-breaking $725,000 for student scholarships through its annual Commencement Eve celebration.
Since Marty Meehan joined UMass Lowell as its chancellor in mid-2007, he has presided over a massive expansion of the school, with nearly $600 million in capital projects that have been completed or set into motion — representing more than a dozen new construction projects, acquisitions and renovations.
Pat Duquette had been starving for a head coaching opportunity for nearly 20 years. Finally, he'll get his chance. And with it will come an Everest-like challenge. Duquette was officially named the head men's basketball coach at UMass Lowell on Thursday.
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.
Vladimir Saldana was chosen as one of the state’s “29 Who Shine,” an award that recognizes academic achievements and civic contributions.
The women’s track and field team shattered school records with their fourth consecutive conference title.
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.
Join the Dean Bergeron International Relations Club (IRC) at UMass Lowell and it will change your life — starting with “Hell Week.”
The UMass Lowell hockey team, fresh off its best season in its 29-year NCAA Division I history, was honored at the Massachusetts State House May 2.
The University of Massachusetts at Lowell will have a satellite campus up and running in the city in time for fall classes. The University is partnering with Northern Essex Community College to offer bachelor’s degree courses at NECC’s Haverhill campus.
Members of the Music and Entertainment Industry Student Association made professional connections in Nashville over spring break and have high hopes for the group’s future on campus and beyond.
Rich Miner was on campus April 11 to talk to students and faculty as part of the speaker series of the UMass Lowell ACM computer science society.
Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis, UMass Lowell's commencement speaker, will receive an honorary degree that day as well.
Diana Davis, a graduate student who works as a trainer, fitness instructor and facility supervisor at the Campus Recreation Center, was named Student Employee of the Year.
The Diversity Peer Educators program trains students about the importance of understanding, respecting and supporting all people and the need to share their knowledge with others.
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 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.
In clouds of red lace, coral tulle and lavender satin, members of the Navigators Club looked over prom dresses, before donating them to Lowell High School.
A great season -- the best in UMass Lowell's Division 1 hockey history -- ended yesterday with Yale defeating UMass Lowell, 3-2, in a national semifinal at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, when Bulldogs captain Andrew Miller scored 6:59 into overtime.
Bob Dylan’s performance at the Tsongas Center was like a primer on American music, spun by a gruff storyteller.
It wasn’t all that long ago, six years to be exact, that the fate of UMass Lowell’s hockey team hung in the balance and school trustees even talked about eliminating the sport. A lot can happen in a short time. Today, in a striking turnaround that mirrors the university’s rise to new prominence, the River Hawks play in the Frozen Four for the first time in school history, facing Yale University in the national semifinals.
The two Democratic U.S. Senate candidates started out in accord at Monday night's debate at UMass Lowell, condemning the effect of outside money in campaigns, but the common ground didn't last long beyond that first question.
"This is a campus on fire," Athletic Director Dana Skinner said. UMass Lowell's team is bound for Pittsburgh, the host city for this year's NCAA Frozen Four. The River Hawks will face off against Yale University on April 11. The winner will skate on April 13 against either Connecticut's Quinnipiac University or Minnesota's St. Cloud State University for the championship.
Martha Colburn, one of the art scene’s most celebrated experimental filmmakers, shares hard-won wisdom with students during her Center for Arts & Ideas residency.
The two Democratic rivals for the U.S. Senate special election will face off Monday night in a pivotal debate clash at UMass Lowell co-sponsored by the Boston Herald.
UMass Lowell, the Hockey East regular season and tournament champions, improved to 28-10-2 and advances to the national semifinals for the first time in program history. The third-ranked River Hawks will face West regional winner Yale on Thursday, April 11, at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.
Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate, and possibly their Republican counterparts, will debate at the University of Massachusetts Lowell on Monday, April 8.
Campus dining halls served up a menu from the kitchen of downtown Lowell eatery Garcia Brogan’s as part of the Visiting Chef series.
Fans from across the globe showed their support for the men's ice hockey team in their championship win against Boston University in the Hockey East tournament on March 23, 2013.
Jordan Rudess, legendary keyboardist for Dream Theater, held a master class for students and learned about their new instruments before giving a concert to benefit scholarships in the music department.
A growing number of business students are getting professional experience through the co-op program and gaining an edge in the job market.
In two short years, coach Norm Bazin and his nationally-ranked UMass Lowell hockey team have already achieved one of his three goals, the Hockey East regular-season championship. The River Hawks have a golden opportunity to achieve another one this weekend as they set their sights on the Lamoriello Trophy that goes to the league's tournament champ.
For the second time in three weeks, UMass Lowell and Providence College will be battling for a title. Fourth-seeded Providence nipped fifth-seeded New Hampshire, 3-2, Sunday in the rubber game of their best-of-three Hockey East Tournament quarterfinal series and will clash with top-seeded UMass Lowell on Friday in a semifinal game at TD Garden in Boston at 5 p.m.
Roughly two dozen student emergency medical responders and staff keep the campus safe 24/7 throughout the school year while picking up invaluable work and life skills.
When the River Hawks won the Hockey East title for the first time, victory was sweet. Also sweet, though not as well known, was the Men's Club Ice Hockey first-place finish in a Division II league.
When UMass Lowell beat Providence, 4-1, on Saturday night to win the Hockey East regular-season title, it was the first time one of the league's six perennial also-rans had ever finished in first place. Before then either Boston College, Boston University, New Hampshire, or Maine had accounted for all the regular-season championships in the league's first 28 years.
Students learned strategies for impressing employers along with tips for working the room at a business event and gracefully maneuvering a four-course meal at a recent Dine and Dress for Success event.
UMass Lowell is on the brink of making some Hockey East history. But the nationally ranked and rampaging River Hawks refuse to focus on anything but the present.
Fidelity exec Laura Pollard, MSB ’89, advised students to pursue happiness over money, to get professional experience as undergrads and to seek a balance between their professional and personal lives.
Each year, the Vietnamese Student Association hosts Tet on campus to celebrate the Vietnamese New Year with several hundred community members.
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.
The annual MLK Week events brought Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy into focus for the University community.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren visited campus to tour the Massachusetts Medical Device Development (M2D2) Center and the Mark and Elisia Saab Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center (ETIC), in addition to updating students on what's she's been doing since the Senate debate at the Tsongas Center in October that helped propel her to Washington.
The University community announced that all of its collegiate sports will be in Division I as of the 2013-14 academic year.
It took vision and hard work, but also a planets-are-aligning set of circumstances for UMass Lowell officials to announce that its athletic teams, starting this fall, will compete in Division 1 as a member of the America East Conference.
Manning School of Business Asst. Prof. Silvia Salas led a two-week study abroad program in Barcelona, Spain over winter break during which students explored international management, collaborated with business students from across the globe and learned about the city’s unique cultural heritage.
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.
For the few dozen UMass Lowell students and faculty members gathered at a vigil Thursday night, it was a time to honor the victims, and to reflect on what might be done to prevent future tragedies.
Freshman Christian Folin scored 3:07 into overtime to cap a run of four consecutive goals as No. 15 UMass Lowell defeated Northeastern 5-4 on Saturday night in a Hockey East clash in front of a school-record attendance 7,013 at the Tsongas Center.
Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater is coming to UMass Lowell on Feb. 21 to present a concert for the public to benefit scholarships and, for UMass Lowell music students, once-in-a-lifetime master classes.
Ironworkers for Walsh Construction Co. placed the final steel piece of the Richard P. Howe Bridge's undercarriage during a so-called topping-off ceremony Tuesday. The bridge, named after the former city councilor and mayor, is being built to replace the University Avenue Bridge and will connect Merrimack Street to UMass Lowell's North Campus.
UMass Lowell, ranked No. 18 in the latest U.S. College Hockey Online poll, extended its winning streak to eight games -- the longest current streak in the country, and the River Hawks' longest since a nine-game winning streak in 2001-02, with its nationally televised victory over Providence College Thursday.
Communications professionals and alumni have connected with English students to discuss the versatility of their shared studies.
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.
This winter, which had been relatively mild until the snowstorm last weekend, helped University of Massachusetts Lowell make progress on construction of its two dormitory buildings.
Devan Hawkins, 22, of Pepperell, a first-year graduate student in epidemiology at UMass Lowell, recently attended the UN climate-change conference in Qatar.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs brought students to Philadelphia for their annual cultural immersion trip.
To the crowd of about 3,000 fans who filled a curtained-off half of the Tsongas Center to see and hear America's No. 1 horror and suspense author speak Friday night, it was their best nightmare: Stephen King in the flesh.
American icon, literary genius and one of the most prolific and best-selling authors of all time, Stephen King told a roomful of about 100 UMass Lowell English and creative-writing majors that he's "just an ordinary guy."
Honors Scholar Co-op student Andrew Sanginario assisted PhD candidate Brian Patuto in a search for the connection between a protein and dementia.
More than 100 students from the Manning School of Business learned about accounting careers from successful alumni at the Accounting Forum.
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.
Stephen King says of scary things: “It’s interesting putting yourself in the place of someone who’s having experiences that are totally out of the ordinary, but in an ordinary setting.”
New bridge at University Ave and UMass Lowell student center will transform once-distressed neighborhood.
The world’s problems will not get better on their own, but people who care can make a real difference. That was the message delivered by speakers at the KONY 2012 event on campus.
Prof. Andre Dubus’ award-winning memoir “Townie” has been a wildly successful Common Text for first-year students.
UMass Lowell students, alumni and members of the local community are getting help advancing their business ideas from the Merrimack Valley Sandbox, an initiative that aims to strengthen entrepreneurship and leadership in the area.
What frightens horror master Stephen King? Public speaking. “I do some colleges, but I don’t do a lot of stuff,” King told a handful of reporters last week. “Frankly, it’s kind of scary.” King will make an exception Dec. 7 and discuss his work with a capacity crowd at UMass Lowell’s Tsongas Center as the first of the Chancellor’s Speaker Series.
Music students and faculty had a private tour and performance of keyboards from the Museum of Fine Arts’ musical instrument collection.
International human-rights activist John Prendergast, UMass Lowell’s 2012 Greeley Scholar for Peace Studies, will talk about his behind-the-scenes experience with the KONY 2012 video and campaign that seeks to bring accused Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony to justice.
From a solemn flag ceremony to the last home game for women’s volleyball, events across campus honored the veterans among us.
History students gained hands-on experience in archiving and conference planning by assisting as the University hosted the 2012 New England Renaissance Conference.
UMass Lowell celebrates International Education Week with a line-up of activities focusing on global learning.
The 200 alums who returned to Lowell Oct. 20 to fete its radio station recall its deep, often life-changing effect on them.
Veterans Week recognizes and honors the 1,200 student veterans at UMass Lowell, highlighted by the flag-raising ceremony on Nov. 8 and the hockey game on Nov. 10.
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.
UMass Lowell's Fall Career Fair, the university's largest job fair since 1999, had 150 employers talking to more than 700 students at the CRC.
The expanding Student Alumni Ambassador program encourages students to connect with alumni and community members to learn valuable career skills and share their experiences at the University.
Coach Norm Bazin has UMass-Lowell rising to national prominence, thanks in part to skilled players such as Riley Wetmore and Russian teen-ager Dmitri Sinitzyn.
UMass Lowell’s unique partnership with ConforMIS, maker of custom-designed knee implants, is helping prepare students for the workforce while providing the fast-growing company with a pipeline of highly qualified engineers.
As part of its Oct. 18-21 closing weekend, “Dickens in Lowell” — UMass Lowell’s seven-month exhibition and event series celebrating Dickens’ bicentenary and his travels in Massachusetts — will take a page from the master’s book and go out with a flourish.
The Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship allows students of all disciplines to work together to develop innovative products, services and new businesses that make a difference.
More than 500 UMass Lowell community members, public officials and industry leaders officially opened ETIC, an 84,000-square-foot, $80 million research center and the first new academic building constructed on campus in more than three decades.
As good as the 2011-12 season was for UMass Lowell, coach Norm Bazin is realistic to the fact that 2012-13 is a new season and his club will enter with different expectations after last year’s success.
The Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell has been the site of filming for two major motion pictures – the Oscar-winning movie “The Fighter” and, opening Oct. 12, a movie starring Kevin James, Henry Winkler and Salma Hayek called “Here Comes the Boom.”
John Hanlon, best known as Neil Young’s producer/recording engineer, shared his road to the top of the recording field with SRT students.
The University honored 10 athletes and community members at the 2012 Dream of Perfect Games Celebration of Sport.
The men’s ice hockey team spent the summer training hard in preparation for the 2012-2013 season and it shows.
A stunning 338,000 viewers tuned into the UMass Lowell/Boston Herald U.S. Senate debate Monday night on Ch. 7, WHDH-TV, easily trouncing all the competition on the other stations. The live-stream of the debate also generated more than 155,000 total streams and was viewed nationwide and in Canada, Malaysia, Japan, Korea, Brazil, Italy, France, South Africa and the Russian Federation, among other places.
“Calculated Chaos: The Art of Blue Q,” the first-ever retrospective of the edgy, savvy graphic design that has helped propel Blue Q to the forefront of gift manufacturers, runs through Oct. 26 at UMass Lowell’s University Gallery on South Campus.
Former golf coach Gary Mucica always took immense pride in his program at UMass Lowell, and the Northeast-10 Conference Championship was always one of his main targets every fall. After Mucica passed away on July 2, the golf team dedicated its season to him and looks to win its first NE-10 title.
UMass Lowell is gradually rising through the ranks of the nation's top universities, according to a "best-of" list published recently by U.S. News & World Report. The magazine's "Best Colleges 2013" edition ranks the university at No. 170, up seven places from last year on its "Best National Universities" list.
As the University expands its campus and programs, enrollment has increased in every department with high-caliber, diverse students choosing UMass Lowell.
International student ambassadors are helping newly arrived students feel at home on campus.
The Student Government Association represents students and makes sure their ideas are heard, with concrete results on campus.
Enrollment in the Manning School of Business is growing, several new faculty members have been hired and planning for the new Pulichino Tong Business Building is ramping up.
The Manning School’s Student Managed Fund is up nearly 65 percent over five years while giving students exposure to real-world investing.
The Third Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event drew dozens of students to raise awareness and prevention of sexual and gender violence by walking in high heels.
NECN, WBZ, ’RKO to also air Oct. 1 faceoff between Sen. Scott Brown and challenger Elizabeth Warren at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell.
Incoming freshmen and transfer students arrived at a transformed UMass Lowell campus ready to make changes themselves.
In a convocation ceremony focused on community service, keynote speaker Robert Egger told the UMass Lowell class of 2016 that his original plan to make the world a better place was to open a nightclub. He's since founded Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit meal-distribution program DC Central Kitchen.
The new University Dining Commons in Fox Hall will take campus dining to new heights.
UMass Lowell junior Corey Lanier spent the week running between convention centers at the Republican National Convention in Tampa - almost 600 miles south of where his classmate, Analissa Iverson, hoped for a chance to meet Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Retrospective on Marty Meehan's first five years as chancellor and the impact on the University.
UMass Lowell’s grounds are getting a new look with the planting of new trees, flowering bushes, perennial beds and a rose garden.
Hundreds of Boston Public School students will have a chance to experience a potentially history-making U.S. Senate race debate sponsored by the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and the Boston Herald.
The Tsongas Center at the University of Massachusetts Lowell was recently ranked number 13 in performance worldwide by Venues Today Magazine, for its capacity category of 5,001 to 10,000.
Summer is an exciting time to be in Lowell and we’re sharing our favorite seasonal activities.
Ruben Sanca of Cape Verde (and UMass Lowell) talks to Only A Game host Bill Littlefield about competing in the London Olympics in the 5,000-meter run.
Over the summer, more than 40 projects large and small will bring more stunning changes, including new buildings for learning and living, more and better dining options, increased parking and updated research and lab spaces.
Several women student leaders recently attended the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders and are eager to share what they've learned with the University community.
The UMass Lowell athletics marketing and media relations staff are winning awards for their dedicated and innovative work.
UMass Lowell police are using three-wheeled electric vehicles to support community policing efforts and increase their visibility around campus.
UMass Lowell graduate Melinda Ferullo started working as an environmental engineer a week before she graduated in May. College grads are finding better success in the job market this year.
UMass Lowell’s recycling program is yielding strong results, with more than half of the solid waste generated on campus being recycled.
A pair of UMass Lowell hockey players were selected in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft on Saturday afternoon in Pittsburgh. Incoming freshman goaltender Connor Hellebuyck was drafted with the ninth pick in the fifth round by the Winnipeg Jets and redshirt freshman defenseman Dmitry Sinitsyn of Moscow was taken with the second pick in the seventh round by the Dallas Stars.
Just starting his freshman year at UMass Lowell, Phil Geoffroy was a quiet student Senate member who tended to mostly stay to himself. The same Chelmsford native, having learned quickly, will now serve as the university's student trustee for the UMass system -- said to be the youngest ever from the Lowell campus.
More than three dozen students participated in faculty-led study abroad programs this summer, learning about everything from the Battle of Marathon in ancient Greece to security practices at a Lady Gaga concert in Hong Kong.
UMass Lowell’s pioneering Division of Online and Continuing Education has been breaking down barriers to education for 15 years.
Athletes Angus MacDonald and Ashley Zielinski missed Commencement at the Tsongas Center, but got special treatment from Chancellor Marty Meehan when they returned from the NCAA Track and Field Championship in Colorado.
Each year, more graduates are choosing to stay in Lowell after their time at UMass Lowell to work in and improve the city they now call home.
Several award-winning student-athletes share advice on balancing the demands of school and sports.
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.
Prof. Arno Minkkinen recently gave his first public lecture in Lowell to share his photography adventures with local artists and arts supporters and expand his classroom to the community.
Fox Hall’s resident pair of peregrine falcons successfully hatched three chicks this spring.
Many members of the class of 2012 have landed their coveted first post-college professional jobs.
UMass Lowell has raised nearly $700,000 for student scholarships through tonight’s Commencement Eve Celebration, surpassing last year’s amount and marking another consecutive record-breaking year. Since 2008, more than $2.2 million has been raised.
Over the next 48 hours, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will embark on a whirlwind of a tour, Mill City-style, culminating in his address at UMass Lowell's Commencement Saturday.
UMass Lowell is honoring Reynaldo Santana, along with six other students, with the University Medal for Community Service for his impressive record in leadership and business.
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