The National Science Foundation ranks our Physics Dept. 59th in the U.S.
Each year, undergraduate and graduate students from our six colleges and schools gather to present their research in oral and poster presentations to their peers, faculty and guests.
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.
In his University Professor Lecture, Stephen McCarthy discussed the various interdisciplinary research centers on campus that he has been involved with since 1984.
A total of about 400 seventh- and eighth-grade students from Lowell Public Schools toured the campus as part of the University's STEM outreach effort.
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.
Still shaken in the aftermath of the Marathon bombings, a large audience turned out to learn about building peace from George Lopez, UMass Lowell’s 2013 Brad Morse Scholar.
Colleagues and friends of Prof. Ken Geiser gathered on April 26 to celebrate his retirement, establishing the Ken Geiser Endowed Fund for Global Sustainability.
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.
Eleven research abstracts winged their way from UMass Lowell to Washington, D.C., where they joined 800 others in a national competition.
Thanks to the efforts of physics Prof. Supriya Chakrabarti, students in earth sciences and physics had a chance to see and examine up-close a set of lunar specimens loaned by NASA’s Johnson Space Center during two special lunar geology seminars.
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.
Students, faculty and staff organized a weeklong schedule of activities to highlight campus sustainability initiatives and celebrate efforts to protect the environment.
Biology Prof. Mark Hines is part of an international team of researchers that was recently awarded a three-year, $1.6 million grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study methane production in northern wetlands.
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.
An infusion of energy, a welcoming presence, an innovative marvel--the new Health and Social Sciences building offered much to cheer about.
This year, three UMass Lowell researchers and their collaborators were among those chosen to receive grants from the UMass Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Property (CVIP) Technology Development Fund.
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 team of 16 meteorology undergraduate and graduate students will participate at this year’s Boston Marathon by providing live weather reports along the route of the 26.2-mile race.
Students from third grade through high school created artwork for the University’s Cool Science contest which educates the public about climate issues.
Bob Dylan’s performance at the Tsongas Center was like a primer on American music, spun by a gruff storyteller.
Often ignored by history, women have been leaders in the struggle for economic and social justice. Members of the Women's Caucus of Occupy Boston added their voices to a recent forum on women and economic justice.
Award-winning Boston Globe journalists Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy, authors of a best-selling book on alleged Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger, visited campus to discuss their work and to share insight into the writing process with students.
In the last six years, he’s been to 400 homicide scenes. He’s stepped over bodies and seen young perpetrators are sent to prison for life. Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis says gun violence is “a losing proposition” for everyone.
UMass Lowell’s Wind Energy Research Group (WERG) was recently awarded $200,000 by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center to help strengthen and grow its research capacity.
Three community health students attended advocacy training in Washington, D.C. and then visited the offices of Sen. Warren and Rep. Tsongas.
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 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.
Campus dining halls served up a menu from the kitchen of downtown Lowell eatery Garcia Brogan’s as part of the Visiting Chef series.
A frustrating number of sexual violence cases never reach resolution. A $1.2 million grant-funded research project will explore why and suggest changes.
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.
Thanks to a three-year $750,000 grant from the ADVANCE initiative of the National Science Foundation, researchers from UMass Lowell and UMass Medical School are developing an index to measure subtle gender biases within the academic setting.
UMass Lowell launched the Center for Portuguese Partnerships in March to connect with the Portuguese community in Lowell and abroad.
A growing number of business students are getting professional experience through the co-op program and gaining an edge in the job market.
Physics Profs. Partha Chowdhury and Christopher “Kim” Lister are among the researchers engaged in studying fleeting rare isotopes and determining their properties.
A team of researchers from Texas A&M University, King’s College London and Queen’s University of Belfast in the U.K. and UMass Lowell has developed a new metamaterial that could produce ultrasound images that are even higher in quality and resolution.
Computer Science Prof. Jie Wang is collaborating with researchers from the University of Texas, Arlington, and George Washington University to develop innovative waveform designs to improve the "spectrum efficiency" of wireless networks.
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.
The U. S. Senate recently confirmed Beth Rosenberg ’95 as a member of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB).
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.
Community members gathered on March 8 to recognize the members of the Lowell State House Delegation of 2010, who facilitated the transfer of the Tsongas Center from the city to the University three years ago.
We think we know what’s what. A woman wearing a head covering means she’s repressed, right? Islam and Feminism speaker dispels myths.
Students educated the public about climate change during the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston in February.
Plastics Engineering Assoc. Prof. Ramaswamy Nagarajan is one of the University’s leading researchers on sustainability and renewable materials, having devoted more than decade of his career developing products and processes that minimize the use and generation of hazardous substances.
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.
To help strengthen our country’s cyber defenses and protect national security, jobs and privacy, the University merged its Center for Network and Information Security and Center for Cyber Forensics to form a new Center for Internet Security And Forensics Entrepreneurs (I-SAFE).
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.
Prof. Jie Wang and his team have been conducting theoretical research on developing new mobile networks of undersea sensors for detecting submarine intrusions along the coast of the United States.
GRE Assoc. Prof. James Nehring has been selected as the Fulbright Scholar for Northern Ireland Governance and Public Policy.
Each year, the Vietnamese Student Association hosts Tet on campus to celebrate the Vietnamese New Year with several hundred community members.
Assoc. Prof. Manuel Cifuentes of Work Environment is testing the use of treadmills and electric sit-to-stand desks with five University employees.
Despite his initial reservations, Assoc. Prof. Todd Avery of the English Department has embraced the virtual classroom and was recently recognized by a national organization for excellence in online teaching.
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.
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.
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.
Researchers from UMass Lowell and their counterparts from the U.S. Army’s Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center will be working together as part of a new research and development initiative called HEROES (Harnessing Emerging Research Opportunities to Empower Soldiers).
The New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation (NERVE) Center, which was inaugurated Feb. 12, will serve as “proving ground” for robots — a place where these complex machines will undergo rigorous testing to prove their strength, durability, design and functionality — and, in the process, help accelerate robotics research and development across the region.
The University community announced that all of its collegiate sports will be in Division I as of the 2013-14 academic year.
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.
Jordan Rudess, a renowned keyboardist and music application developer, will play a scholarship benefit concert for the music department on Feb. 21 after giving master classes for students.
The health benefits of breastfeeding for infants and mothers are so compelling that women are encouraged by the U.S. Surgeon General and American Academy of Pediatrics to breastfeed their babies exclusively for at least the first six months of life, continuing for at least one year in combination with other foods.
Individuals with high physical demands at work experience muscle pain more frequently than people with low physical work demands. This increase may either be a direct result of the work exposure (fatigue, injury, etc.) or due to an increased sensitization of the muscles to the effort required during work.
In the United States, obesity is a major public health problem, with about two of every three Americans overweight or obese.
We wouldn’t be talking about Martin Luther King, Jr. today if it weren't for ordinary people demonstrating for their rights.
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.
The Department of Physics and Applied Physics is now offering master’s degree and Ph.D. programs in radiological sciences with a medical physics option.
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 fifth year, the men's basketball team volunteered at the Lowell Transitional Center, setting tables, serving meals, interacting with the guests and busing tables.
Lowell seniors, as a whole, are doing well, reports Andrew Hostetler and his research team.
Electrical engineering students Anthony Capone and Derek Dempsey used assistive design technology to create a “hybrid power tricycle” for their client — a 4-year-old boy named Pierce who is afflicted with cerebral palsy.
Jonathan Gardner, Ph.D., of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., will discuss the status of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), which is scheduled for launch in 2018.
During his career in the Massachusetts higher education system, Associate Vice Chancellor for Principal Gifts John Davis has raised more than $100 million in philanthropic support.
Ice hockey, basketball and track and field are having exciting seasons with standout players and team dynamics.
The first graduates of UMass Lowell’s Peace and Conflict Studies master’s degree program are entering their careers ready for all challenges.
The National Science Foundation has recently awarded Prof. Robert Gamache a three-year grant worth more than $434,000 to establish the spectral “line shape” parameters for important gas molecules found in the atmospheres of Earth, Venus and Mars.
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.
Eleven members of the University police force were recognized for dedication, professionalism and service at the department’s third annual awards program.
Physics Prof. Paul Song and his co-investigators at UMass Lowell's Center for Atmospheric Research recently received a three-year grant from NASA worth more than $356,000 to study magnetosphere-ionosphere interactions.
Assoc. Prof. Maureen Stanton, a new member of the English department, won the 2012 Massachusetts Book Award in nonfiction for her book “Killer Stuff and Tons of Money: An Insider’s Look at the World of Flea Markets, Antiques and Collecting.”
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E) has awarded a team of researchers from UMass Lowell, UMass Boston and the University of Wisconsin a three-year, $3 million grant to develop a metal catalyst for converting sunlight, carbon dioxide (CO2) and water into hydrocarbon fuel.
A partnership between the GSE and the Lawrence public schools to improve classroom instruction for English language learners is expanding, thanks to a $1.6 million federal grant.
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.
Computer science students enrolled in the Artificial Intelligence course taught by Assoc. Prof. Fred Martin develop some interesting class projects.
A team of researchers from UMass Lowell, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School is applying nanotechnology to a light-based therapy that could someday help patients fight viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells.
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 Office of Multicultural Affairs brought students to Philadelphia for their annual cultural immersion trip.
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.
Ken Ratcliffe, an alumnus and former Apple executive, returned to campus to share his insights on careers and the business world as part of the Robert J. Manning Speaker Series.
Two years ago, Myanmar was a closed society. Since then U.S. President Barack Obama visited the country, its most famous dissident was freed -- and UMass Lowell joined an initiative to rebuild education and civil society.
Nursing faculty and UMass Lowell administrators welcomed 32 students to the Bring Diversity to Nursing program.
Stephen King daylong visit at UMass Lowell wowed fans and raised more than $100,000 for English students, establishing the Stephen and Tabitha King Scholarship Fund.
In the predawn hours of Nov. 21, a sounding rocket carrying a scientific instrument designed to observe and study a faraway galaxy was successfully launched from the Army’s White Sands Missile Range near Las Cruces, N.M.
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.
UMass Lowell’s Distributed Semiconductor Instructional Processing Laboratory (DSIPL) has been providing both undergraduate and graduate students with hands-on training in semiconductor design and fabrication.
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.
Hosted by UMass Lowell’s Office of Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Property, the Nov. 27 meeting of the Middlesex 3 Coalition was billed as “Enabling Life Sciences Innovation Beyond Cambridge.”
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.
A total of 18 teachers from 20 middle schools and high schools in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island recently received classroom awards from UMass Lowell as part of the University’s Computer Science K–12 Community Partnership Program and STEM outreach.
Music students and faculty had a private tour and performance of keyboards from the Museum of Fine Arts’ musical instrument collection.
An integral part of UMass Lowell’s newly inaugurated $80 million Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center on North Campus is a “clean room” facility, where the air inside is continuously circulated, filtered and monitored to make sure that the number of microscopic particles present doesn’t exceed the maximum allowable limit.
From a solemn flag ceremony to the last home game for women’s volleyball, events across campus honored the veterans among us.
Christopher Leger, an electrical engineering and math sophomore, and Josiah Hackendorf, a mechanical engineering senior, have created a prototype electric-powered tricycle that would help commuters cut down on air pollution and gas consumption.
Citing the University’s outstanding energy and environmental leadership, the state recently presented UMass Lowell with a Leading by Example award.
History students gained hands-on experience in archiving and conference planning by assisting as the University hosted the 2012 New England Renaissance Conference.
Exercise physiology major Jessica LeBlanc had the experience of her life performing water-skiing stunts for Kate Hudson in an upcoming movie.
In a recent podcast produced by the Museum of Science in Boston, electrical engineering Assoc. Prof. Joel Therrien talked about the importance of studying how nano-sized particles affect human health and the environment.
UMass Lowell celebrates International Education Week with a line-up of activities focusing on global learning.
UMass Lowell's climate-change experts weigh in on the effects of Hurricane Sandy and what they mean for the future.
The 200 alums who returned to Lowell Oct. 20 to fete its radio station recall its deep, often life-changing effect on them.
“We are lucky to live and work in such a historically significant place, but we take it for granted,” says Assoc. Dean Julie Nash. Now hundreds of students know better.
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.
A team of researchers from UMass Lowell, Duke University, the University of Vermont, the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and Penn State Altoona has recently received a two-year award of $1 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration to develop a high-tech automated system for inspecting and monitoring the health of the country’s rail transit infrastructure.
UMass Lowell and Northern Ireland’s University of Ulster have forged a new research partnership to advance international collaboration in the fast-growing fields of medical device technologies, innovation and health care.
A team of researchers at UMass Lowell are now able to replicate photosynthesis in the laboratory, with the goal of someday storing solar energy on a commercial scale.
The Department of Work Environment 25-year anniversary symposium attracted more than 170 alumni, business partners and government officials.
The lost play by Jack Kerouac finally had its world premiere in the author’s hometown through a partnership between the University and Merrimack Repertory Theatre.
UMass Lowell adjunct music professor Mark Berger is a finalist for the Rapido! competition, a “quick-fire” contest for composers, who write short chamber pieces within two weeks.
Illuminating perspective and heated disagreement were both offered at the “Picking the President” panel discussion, held just two weeks before the national presidential election.
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.
During the recent Celebration of Philanthropy, supporters, alumni and friends were abuzz with the excitement of new facilities, record-breaking fundraising and the spirit of giving back. More than 1,050 attended the second annual series of events honoring the University’s most generous benefactors who have given $1,000 or more over the last fiscal year.
Asst. Prof. Alex Ruthmann traveled to several countries during his sabbatical to teach and research music and technology.
In the pre-dawn hours of Nov. 10, physics Asst. Prof. Timothy Cook and his research team will be at the Army’s White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, ready to launch a NASA-funded science experiment called IMAGER.
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.
Lurking in closets, packed away in attics, stuffed in bags or boxes is a trove of celluloid treasures – home movies. The original films, while long-lasting, are often discarded. Not so at UMass Lowell.
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from UMass Lowell and the State University of New York, Binghamton, has been awarded a three-year grant worth nearly $460,000 by the National Science Foundation to synthesize lead-free nanosolder materials and develop innovative nanosoldering techniques for joining electronic components measuring only billionths of a meter in size.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $2.2 million grant to a project led by Graduate School of Education faculty to study how ads on subway trains impact learning about climate change.
One moment said it all, when Eddie Daniels, anti-Apartheid freedom fighter, came off the dais and hugged student Nonaliti (Nali) Wa Ngugi, who grew up in South Africa. “It’s nice to meet a legend,” said Wa Ngugi.
Spider expert Jessica Garb says she fears a rare, endangered spider found in an underground cave in Texas may lose the battle that’s put a $15 million San Antonio highway project on hold.
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.
Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, discussed our changing relationship with social networks at the inaugural Provost Speaker Series.
The new Human Assessment Lab is equipped with high-tech devices that measure body composition, cardiovascular function, oxygen intakes and fitness levels.
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.
Prof. Nelson Eby of the Department of Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences says New England has the same seismic risk as San Francisco in terms of damage to infrastructure.
Enrollment in the Manning School of Business’ newly launched Master of Science in Accounting program has exceeded expectations.
Writer Rick Moody and Tanya Donelly of influential Throwing Muses and Belly shared their work and their thoughts with a rapt crowd as part of the Jack Kerouac Literary Festival.
Internship programs, co-ops and service learning projects have expanded, giving students more opportunities to be ready for work once they graduate.
Chemical engineering Asst. Prof. Prakash Rai has been awarded a grant by the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NCI/NIH) totaling more than $725,000 to study the use of theranostic nanomedicine for the treatment of breast cancer.
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.
More than 140 alumni, friends, faculty and staff celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Department of Nursing on Oct. 4.
The U.S. Army Research Office has awarded Prof. James Whitten a grant worth $345,000 over a period of three years to perform research on the photoluminescence of metal oxide nanoparticles measuring billionths of a meter.
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.”
A world-premiere staged reading of Kerouac’s “Beat Generation” will be the centerpiece of 2012 Jack Kerouac Literary Festival.
Electrical and computer engineering Assoc. Prof. Xuejun Lu has been awarded a $750,000 grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to develop an electrically tunable polarimetric infrared focal plane array (IRFPA) for adaptive infrared sensing and imaging.
John Hanlon, best known as Neil Young’s producer/recording engineer, shared his road to the top of the recording field with SRT students.
UMass President Robert Caret talks about career opportunities to a class of nearly 40 freshmen and transfer students majoring in chemistry during a campus visit on Sept. 28.
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.
Researchers and administrators from universities around the world are coming to campus to share ideas and expand their knowledge as a result of the growing number of international partnerships.
Tola N. Sok came from Cambodia as a child. Now a graduate student and USAF officer, he went back to make a difference.
A conversation with biology Assoc. Prof. Juliette Rooney-Varga, who is passionate about climate change.
“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.
Fred Wudl, a research professor of chemistry and materials at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will speak about “Adventures in Organic Electronics” during the Tripathy Endowed Memorial Lecture, to be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, at Alumni Hall on North Campus.
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.
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.
Manning School of Business Asst. Prof. Berk Talay is researching whether stock market reactions to a company’s marketing activity can provide insight into the company’s future success.
Young alumni are actively involved in this election season, as May 2012 graduate Jon Zlotnik is running for state representative in his hometown of Gardner and his former roommate Brad Helgin is his campaign manager.
As the University expands its campus and programs, enrollment has increased in every department with high-caliber, diverse students choosing UMass Lowell.
In just over two years of ownership, UMass Lowell has turned the Tsongas Center into an award-winning venue for more than just concerts.
International student ambassadors are helping newly arrived students feel at home on campus.
A multi-disciplinary team of researchers from UMass Lowell and Wichita State University has been awarded nearly $1.9 million by the National Science Foundation to develop the next-generation of wind-turbine blades.
The Student Government Association represents students and makes sure their ideas are heard, with concrete results on campus.
Chancellor Marty Meehan joined University administrators, faculty and staff as well as friends and family members in honoring plastics engineering Prof. Stephen McCarthy, who was named this year’s University Professor.
The Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) awarded four grants to UMass Lowell faculty to identify and test less hazardous substances.
Electrical and computer engineering Assoc. Prof. Alkim Akyurtlu recently received a three-year grant totaling about $650,000 from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to study homogeneous negative refractive index metamaterials.
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.
UMass Lowell’s mission to enhance the student experience by providing a global perspective will be highlighted when Queen’s University Belfast — in partnership with UMass Lowell and Dublin City University — hosts the Advanced Materials, Polymer Processing and Manufacturing Conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Sept. 25 and 26.
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.
Profs. Pradeep Kurup and Ramaswamy Nagarajan are conducting pioneering research to develop an electronic “tongue” for detecting and analyzing heavy metals in the soil and groundwater.
At a State House event, Jessica Alvarez-Montano shared her personal challenges in earning a higher-level nursing degree.
For the second consecutive year, UMass Lowell has secured a record number of private donations and pledges, boosting student scholarships and endowment funds at the fastest rate among public universities in the state.
Incoming freshmen and transfer students arrived at a transformed UMass Lowell campus ready to make changes themselves.
Assoc. Prof. David Lustick is using a $32,000 Creative Economy grant to fund a Cool Science initiative to get students and commuters thinking about the science of climate change.
Assoc. Prof. Deirdra Murphy of physical therapy volunteers overseas to become a better teacher.
Electrical and computer engineering Assoc. Prof. Tingshu Hu has received a three-year grant totaling more than $372,000 from the National Science Foundation to develop advanced, nonlinear control-design methodologies for power electronic interfaces in renewable energy systems.
Chemical engineering Assoc. Prof. Sanjeev K. Manohar is developing a sensor that would help keep the military's food supply safe and secure.
The new University Dining Commons in Fox Hall will take campus dining to new heights.
Shannon Smith ’08 ’09 is helping to build an education system in the United Arab Emirates just a few years after graduation.
Three new social science research initiatives will provide insights on youth issues, among topics.
Three young researchers are currently working at the Center for Advanced Materials as part of the University’s summer internship program.
A team of researchers from several universities including UMass Lowell aims to control a robot by simply speaking to it or sending it a text message.
A new movie and the Lowell premiere of Jack Kerouac’s only full-length play are bringing the Beats to the foreground of pop culture in 2012.
UMass Lowell’s Engaging Computing Group (ECG), in collaboration with the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Greater Boston Chapter and the Advanced Math and Science Academy, recently organized the three-day CS4HS workshop and conference on campus, which attracted 40 teachers from across the region.
A new minor launching in the fall, Journalism and Media Studies, will pull from several departments to prepare students for modern media careers.
UMass Lowell’s grounds are getting a new look with the planting of new trees, flowering bushes, perennial beds and a rose garden.
UMass Lowell faculty and students, in collaboration with the Cambridge Educational Access TV Media Arts Studio have created a program that blends media-making and climate-change science.
Electrical engineering Prof. Martin Margala, together with his former graduate student Vikas Kaushal and collaborators from the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain and North Carolina State University, are moving one step closer to developing even smaller, faster and super energy-efficient mobile electronic devices with their work on “ballistic deflection transistors,” or BDTs.
A team of researchers in the Chemistry Department is studying a new drug developed by a biopharmaceutical company that could someday treat a form of lung cancer.
Assoc. Prof. Mathew Barlow is part of a team of researchers led by Judah Cohen, a climate modeler at the Lexington-based consulting firm Atmospheric and Environmental Research Inc. that developed a sophisticated seasonal forecast model which correctly predicted this year’s warm winter and hot summer.
James Byrne, professor of criminal justice and criminology, serves on a panel of experts for the Ministry of Justice in the United Kingdom.
Prof. Marie Frank’s illustrated history of UMass Lowell compiles hundreds of the University’s best images and memories from 1894 to 2011.
Two UMass Lowell students will be getting first-hand experience in national electoral politics at the 2012 presidential nominating conventions.
A team of UMass Lowell researchers led by physics Prof. Jayant Kumar is using photonics, or light technology, to mimic the color of a nasty beetle — the emerald ash borer (EAB) — which has already killed tens of millions of ash trees across more than a dozen states in the U.S. and two provinces in Canada.
Nursing received a $996,584 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human services to recruit, retain and graduate diverse nursing students.
Michael E. Jones, a professor of legal studies at UMass Lowell, has strong connections to the Olympics.
At the center of the University’s efforts is the brand-new, $80 million state-of-the-art Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center (ETIC), which is scheduled to have its grand public opening Oct. 11.
Teachers participating in the Tsongas Industrial History Center’s weeklong Inventing America workshop got to witness history being uncovered at the archaeological dig on the grounds of St. Patrick’s Church.
Summer is an exciting time to be in Lowell and we’re sharing our favorite seasonal activities.
The National Science Foundation has awarded computer science Asst. Prof. Tingjian Ge two research grants totaling nearly $773,000, including the prestigious, highly competitive “CAREER” award.
UMass Lowell’s Healthy Homes program helped improve the health of Lowell children with asthma by reducing environmental risks that trigger asthma attacks.
A group of mechanical engineering students is putting their engineering skill to work helping the Israeli Bobsled and Skeleton Federation team prepare for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Small numbers had a big impact when Squadron N-12 swept all prizes in elite drill team events. Now the group leads a campaign to help current students.
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.
Ruben Sanca ’09, ’10 and staff member will represent his native Cape Verde in the 5,000-meter run at the 2012 London Olympics.
Asst. Prof. Margaret Sobkowicz-Kline of Plastics Engineering and Assoc. Prof. Viktor Podolskiy of Physics and Applied Physics have been awarded Joseph P. Healey Advancing Research, Scholarship and Creative Work Seed grants for their work on photovoltaic cells and optics, respectively.
When you think of retirement, does learning about biostatistics, astronomy or the theremin come to mind? Maybe not, but for more than 135 members of the Learning in Retirement Association (LIRA), those just scratch the surface of activities and interests available to pursue.
The Greater Lowell Music Theatre, founded in part by alumni Jack Neary and Leon Grande, will bring its first production of “The Music Man” to Durgin Concert Hall on Aug. 3 and 4.
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.
The International Sports Engineering Conference will be held at UMass Lowell this July, just two weeks before the opening of the Summer Olympics.
UMass Lowell police are using three-wheeled electric vehicles to support community policing efforts and increase their visibility around campus.
UMass Lowell’s recycling program is yielding strong results, with more than half of the solid waste generated on campus being recycled.
Two teams of UMass Lowell researchers — led by Prof. Holly Yanco of Computer Science and Prof. Robert Giles of Physics and Applied Physics — are among the recipients of nearly $750,000 in grants from this year’s UMass President’s Science & Technology Initiatives Fund.
Thoreau the environmentalist, education about climate change science and reinventing the city are projects that will benefit the public.
TURI and state legislators recognized “Champions of Toxics Use Reduction,” including Assoc. Prof. Daniel Schmidt of plastics engineering.
Chad Montrie debunks the popular notion that dominance, or “alpha dog,” training is the right way to handle the family pet.
Look no further than campus and your nearest library for your summer reading fix from the UMass Lowell community.
The UMass Lowell concrete canoe team finished 13th overall in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) national competition hosted by the University of Nevada in Reno.
Two graduate students — Sethumadhavan Ravichandran and Soumitra Satapathi — have each been awarded the 2012 Tripathy Memorial Endowed Graduate Fellowship in honor of their academic accomplishments and multidisciplinary research in the areas of materials science and polymer science.
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.
The Merrimack Valley has inspired many writers whose work is featured in the new anthology, “River Muse."
John Pulichino '67, and his wife, Joy Tong, established a $4 million scholarship fund to benefit the UMass Lowell Robert J. Manning School of Business. The University is recognizing this husband and wife partnership by naming the new Business School building in their honor.
UMass Lowell’s pioneering Division of Online and Continuing Education has been breaking down barriers to education for 15 years.
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.
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.
UMass Lowell recently hired Gary Delehanty to serve as facilities manager for ETIC, the Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center, set to open this fall on North Campus. Delehanty, who has 25 years of experience maintaining and operating clean rooms and other research labs, says taking care of ETIC is a dream job.
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.
The Tsongas Industrial History Center, a unique partnership between UMass Lowell’s Graduate School of Education and the Lowell National Historical Park, wrapped up its 20th anniversary observance with a June 4 celebration at the Bellegarde Boathouse.
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.
Two computer engineering graduates have developed an Apple app designed to help people with speech disabilities communicate with their friends, families and caregivers.
Junior Angelique Mugabekazi, a sociology major, received two scholarships that will enable her to return to her native Rwanda this summer to participate in a peace and conflict studies 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.
Prof. Stephen McCarthy of the Plastics Engineering Department, lauded by his peers and students for his exemplary teaching, outstanding research and extraordinary service to UMass Lowell for nearly three decades, has been awarded the prestigious title of University Professor.
Many members of the class of 2012 have landed their coveted first post-college professional jobs.
Junior history major Mary-Kate Hazel has won the prestigious Laska Award, given by the New England History Teachers’ Association. “I ‘blame’ my grandmother,” she says.
UMass Lowell joined more than 550 leading science organizations and institutions across the country in the largest celebration of science and engineering in America held in April in Washington D.C.
Samuel Hamill, a senior electrical engineering student from Lawrence, has created a solar-powered lawn mower to help cut down on air pollution, gas consumption and noise.
Matters of self-defense, some of them controversial, are in all the headlines. How does philosophy Prof. Whitley Kaufman evaluate the moral issues surrounding current cases?
Businesswoman and author Juliette Mayers, featured speaker at the recent Merrimack Valley Commonwealth Compact’s Diversity Works Speaker Series, offered practical advice and shared examples from her own experience in her talk, “Critical Connections: The Art of Networking,” at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center.
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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