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University of Massachusetts Lowell

Established 1894 Lowell Normal School
1895 Lowell Textile School
1975 University of Lowell
1991 UMass Lowell
Type Public
Chancellor David J. MacKenzie
Faculty 359 full-time
224 part-time & visiting
Undergraduates 6,208 (2003)
Postgraduates 2,370 (2003)
Location Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
Campus Urban
125 acres/500,000 m²
Colors Blue, White & Red
Nickname River Hawks
Mascot Rowdy the River Hawk
Website www.uml.edu

The University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell) is one of five University of Massachusetts campuses. Located in Lowell, Massachusetts, it has become the largest university in the Merrimack Valley. It also underwent numerous consolidations in its history. It was previously the University of Lowell (ULowell), and prior to 1975, it was two colleges: Lowell Technological Institute (LTI) and Lowell State College. These two colleges were originally named Lowell Textile School (founded in 1895 to train technicians and managers for the textile industry) and the Lowell Normal School (founded in 1894 to train new teachers), respectively. Image File history File links UMass-Lowell-logo. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Nickname: Motto: Art is the Handmaid of Human Good Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1653 Incorporated 1826 A city 1836 Government  - Type Manager-City council  - Mayor William F. Martin, Jr. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... Crowded Shibuya, Tokyo shopping district An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... Binomial name Pandion haliaetus (Linnaeus, 1758) The Osprey, Pandion haliaetus is a medium-large raptor which is a specialist fish-eater with a worldwide distribution. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... Binomial name Pandion haliaetus (Linnaeus, 1758) The Osprey, Pandion haliaetus is a medium-large raptor which is a specialist fish-eater with a worldwide distribution. ... A Web site (or colloquially, Website) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible via HTTP... This page is about the university system across Massachusetts. ... Nickname: Motto: Art is the Handmaid of Human Good Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1653 Incorporated 1826 A city 1836 Government  - Type Manager-City council  - Mayor William F. Martin, Jr. ... The Merrimack Valley is the region surrounding the Merrimack River in northeastern Massachusetts. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


It has recently been announced that Congressman Marty Meehan, an alumnus, will become the next Chancellor of UMass Lowell.[1] Martin Thomas Marty Meehan (born December 30, 1956) is an American attorney and politician from the state of Massachusetts. ...

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Academics

UMass Lowell is well-known for its science and engineering programs. It was the first university in the United States to offer a bachelor's degree in plastics engineering, and it is one of a few public universities in the United States to offer a degree in meteorology. UMass Lowell is also the first university to offer a masters in sound recording technology (SRT). The undergraduate SRT program has been consistently recognized as one of the best in the nation. A bachelors degree (Artium Baccalaureus, A.B. or B.A.) is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... Plastics engineering encompasses the processing, design, development, and manufacture of plastics products. ... Satellite image of Hurricane Hugo with a polar low visible at the top of the image. ...


Notable Achievements

  • The Francis College of Engineering's Assistive Technology Program, which focuses on developing devices which improve quality of life for the disabled, has won numerous state and national awards for design excellence and community service.
  • All of the programs in the College of Management are fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, the highest level of business school accreditation. The College of Management has been fully accredited since 1987, and the most recent AACSB reaffirmation of accreditation occurred in December of 2005.
  • The school continues to make advancements in its master's degree program in energy engineering with renowned solar and nuclear specialties. The Energy Engineering Department has been leading the University in its eco-friendly attempts to cut greenhouse gases, in February 2006, switching to wind powered electricity in some *dormatories[2].
  • The nanotechnology program within the University was honored in 2004 by the John Adams Innovation Institute with a $5 million award for the creation of the UMass Lowell Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence.
  • The Master's program in criminal justice is ranked one of the best in the nation by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in their Guide to Graduate Programs in Criminal Justice and Criminology and one of seven regional programs with an eligible Master's program under the Quinn Bill[5].
  • UMass Lowell is also known for it's VLSI graduate program, Plastic engineering program,Chemical/Nuclear Engineering program, and it's new Nano-technology and Nano-Manufacturing Center. The Francis College of Engineering Programs at UMass Lowell are also accredited by ABET.

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Campuses

The University consists of four campuses: North, South, East, and West. Maps can be found here.


North Campus

The North Campus, formerly Academic North, encompasses the majority of the Science, Business and Engineering programs as well as the dormitories Eames Hall, Smith Hall. Costello Gym and Cushing Field contain many of the University's athletic programs.

Southwick Hall in 1906, one of the first buildings constructed on campus, now part of the North Campus

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East Campus

Formerly Residential North, East Campus is located across the Merrimack River from North Campus. Students reside in Fox, Donahue, Bourgeois and Leitch Halls. Bourgeois Hall and Leitch Hall are freshman dorms, and Donahue Hall is suites. It also contains the Campus Recreation Center which was built in 2002, as well as LeLacheur Park and a newly constructed parking structure. A short walk away is Tsongas Arena and Wannalancit Mills. Merrimack River watershed The Merrimack River (or Merrimac River, an earlier spelling that is sometimes still used) is a -long river in the Northeastern United States. ... Edward A. Lelacheur Park is a stadium in Lowell, Massachusetts. ... Tsongas Arena or Paul E. Tsongas Arena is a multi-use indoor sport and concert venue in Lowell, Massachusetts. ...


South Campus

South Campus is home to the colleges of Health Professions, Liberal Arts and Social Science programs. Its dormitories are Concordia and Sheehy Halls. South campus also contains O'Leary Library, the larger of the University's two libraries.


West Campus

West Campus, located in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, was home to the School of Education, which offers graduate programs in education. It is currently used a demonstration school by the graduate education program. Chelmsford is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ...


Student Life

Student Organizations

The Big Seven

The Big Seven are the main organizations on campus funded directly from the student activities fee. Generally, they are the largest and most well-funded organizations on campus; other student organizations have budgets granted through the Student Government Association. They are:

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Other Clubs

Some of the other student organizations include:

  • Association for Students of African Origin (ASAO)
  • Latin American Students Association (LASA)
  • Music and Entertainment Industry Students Association (MEISA)
  • Music Educators National Conference (MENC)
  • Audio Engineering Society (AES)
  • Spectrum (gay/straight alliance)
  • International Relations Club (Model UN)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Pre-Law Society
  • Magik (Masters gaming konnection)
  • SWE
  • College Bowl
  • NSBE
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers [6]

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Housing

Eight residence halls on campus house just over 2000 residents, including 68% of the freshmen class according to the official web site.


East Campus

  • Bourgeios Hall
  • Donahue Hall
  • Fox Hall (Fox is an 18-story tower, housing over 500 residents, and includes a large dining hall)
  • Leitch Hall

North Campus

  • Eames Hall
  • Smith Hall

South Campus

  • Concordia Hall
  • Sheehy Hall

Student Operated On-Campus Services

  • EMS (Emergency Medical Service)
  • Escort Service (Night-time Shuttle Service)
  • SIC (Student Information Center)

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Greek Life

UMass Lowell is home to 5 Fraternities and 4 sororities. 4 Fraternities (ΣΤΓ, ΔΚΦ, ΣΦO, OΠ ) are situated near North Campus, while ΦΚΣ is located near South Campus. The fraternities and sororities listed below are not recognized by the University, and have no official standing on campus. Two of the fraternities (ΣΤΓ and ΦΚΣ) are national, as are two of the sororities (ΚΔΦ and AST). The remaining organizations are locals.


Fraternities


Delta Kappa Phi (ΔΚΦ)


Omicron Pi (OΠ)


Phi Kappa Sigma (ΦΚΣ), Gamma Upsilon chapter


Sigma Phi Omicron (ΣΦO)


Sigma Tau Gamma (ΣΤΓ),EΔ Chapter Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity (also known as Sig Tau or ΣΤΓ, is a U.S. all-male college social fraternity founded at an unusual hour in the morning on June 28, 1920 at Central Missouri State University (formerly known as Central Missouri State Teachers College) and set up their first house...


Sororities


Alpha Sigma Tau, Beta Tau chapter Alpha Sigma Tau (AΣT) Sorority is a national collegiate sorority founded on November 4, 1899 at Michigan State Normal College (now Eastern Michigan University). ...


Alpha Omega


Kappa Delta Phi, National Affiliated Sorority (ΚΔΦ). Kappa Upsilon Chapter Kappa Delta Phi (ΚΔΦ) is a college fraternity, founded on April 14, 1900 at Bridgewater State College. ...


Phi Sigma Rho


Sports

LeLacheur Park, with the Merrimack River in the background, taken from the top of Fox Hall

UMass Lowell athletic teams compete in a variety of sports. Men and women compete in Division II, with the exception of men's hockey, which competes in Division I. The men's sports include baseball, Lacrosse, basketball, cross country, golf, ice hockey, track and field, and soccer. The women's sports are basketball, cross country, track and field, field hockey, soccer, softball, and volleyball. The University's mens' hockey team plays in the Hockey East conference, and use Tsongas Arena as their home ice. Past champions include the 1988 men's basketball team, the men's cross country team, the ice hockey team (three times), and the 2005 field hockey team. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The Minnesota State High school Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ... Golf is a sport in which individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and also is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men and women in many countries around the world. ... Softball is a team sport, in which a ball, eleven to twelve inches (or rarely, 16 inches) (28 to 30. ... Volleyball is an Olympic sport in which two teams separated by a high net use their hands, arms or (rarely) other parts of their bodies to hit a ball back and forth over the net. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Hockey East is a college athletic conference which operates in New England. ... Tsongas Arena or Paul E. Tsongas Arena is a multi-use indoor sport and concert venue in Lowell, Massachusetts. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The nickname "River Hawks" came about during the school's transition into UMass Lowell, and was inspired by the campus's location by the Merrimack River. The University of Lowell's nickname was the Chiefs, which was abandoned in favor of the less offensive current name. A campus-wide poll was conducted for student input and final candidates including the Ospreys and the Raging Rapids, according to the Connector student newspaper. Merrimack River watershed The Merrimack River (or Merrimac River, an earlier spelling that is sometimes still used) is a -long river in the Northeastern United States. ...


University Demographics

2006 enrollment totals were 11,208 students, comprised of 8,649 undergraduate students and 2,559 graduate students. In-state enrollment totals 92% of undergraduates and 71% of graduate students. International students are 1% of the undergraduate population and 14% of the graduate population. Students of color are 21% of the total undergraduate population and 18% of the graduate population. The male-female ratio is 60%/40% for undergraduates and 52%/48% for the graduate population.[2]


Notable alumni and former students

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References

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Specialized state colleges Massachusetts College of ArtMassachusetts College of Liberal ArtsMassachusetts Maritime Academy
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