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Is technology changing the classroom?

Is technology changing the classroom?

Emmy Misail Connector Contributor Dr. Thomas Shea has been a biology professor at UMass Lowell for 24 years, and has watched classrooms transition from paper to PC with alarming speed. He has seen computers help his students reach amazing heights in the classroom, from conducting cutting-edge research to crafting good PowerPoint presentations. But that influx

‘She Started it’ gives insight on female entrepreneurship

Students gathered at the Innovation Hub on April 11 to watch the film “She Started It.” (Photo: David Bragdon) Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Staff On April 11, the UMass Lowell Innovation Hub and the Manning School of Business hosted a screening of the film “She Started It” followed by a Q&A panel of local entrepreneurs. “She

Dr. Nakamura awarded honorary degree

Dr. Shuji Nakamura presents his lecture on blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) after receiving an honorary degree from UMass Lowell. (Jessica Kergo/Connector) Jessica Kergo Connector Staff The university held its 16th annual Tripathy Endowed Memorial Lecture and Honorary Degree Ceremony last Wednesday. The annual lecture and ceremony is presented by world-renowned scientists in an effort to

‘Troy: Fall of a City’ falls short of potential

The show was filmed in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo courtesy of Endemol Shine Group) Josh Plunkett Connector Contributor This month, Netflix added the BBC’s new adaptation of the Trojan War for American audiences. This new interpretation of the war’s events includes a few compelling story elements, moments and characters never before delved into in

Softball loses in doubleheader against Army

The River Hawks fall to a 12-20 overall record. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Editor The UMass Lowell softball team fell short in their doubleheader against the Army West Point Black Knights on April 14 at River View Field. The losses put UMass Lowell’s overall record at 12-20. “We were trying to

Theatre Arts Program to debut ‘P.O.V.’ on April 18

“P.O.V.” development ensemble outlining and assembling content for the show. (Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Theater Arts Department) Conrad Solomon Connector Contributor UMass Lowell’s Theatre Arts Program is putting the finishing touches on its production of a devised piece, “P.O.V.” in preparation for its debut on April 18. David E. Shane, former associate artistic director

Women’s basketball coach’s contract will not be renewed

UMass Lowell Athletics will search for a new head coach for women’s basketball. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Staff On March 5, it was announced that Jenerrie Harris’s contract will not be renewed, ending her four-year tenure as head coach of the UMass Lowell women’s basketball team. During those four years Harris

UMass Lowell hosts Non-Profit and Government Career Fair

Nisa Holley Connector Staff UMass Lowell hosted a Non-Profit and Government Career Fair Wednesday afternoon in O’Leary Library. Going to a career fair can be nerve wrecking because students may not know what awaits them. One could possibly meet their future employer and have no expectations coming in. There is also the struggle of deciding

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