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In the News (Thu 21 Mar 19)

  
  Lowell, James Russell. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Lowell’s Poems (1844, 1846), A Fable for Critics (1848), The Vision of Sir Launfal (1848), and The Bigelow Papers (1848; 2d series, 1867) brought him considerable notice as a poet and critic.
In 1855, Lowell became professor of modern languages at Harvard, a position he held until 1876.
While abroad Lowell did much to increase the respect of foreigners for American letters and American institutions; his speeches in England, published as Democracy and Other Addresses (1887), are among his best work.
www.bartleby.com /65/lo/LowellJR.html   (377 words)

  
  Amy Lowell's Life and Career
Lowell enjoyed writing, and two stories she wrote during this time were printed in Dream Drops; or, Stories from Fairyland (1887), by a "Dreamer." The volume was published privately by her mother, who also contributed material, and the proceeds were donated to the Perkins Institute for the Blind.
Lowell's poems began to appear in increasing numbers in journals, and she was becoming a prolific writer of essays and reviews.
Lowell's lectures on the "new poetry" of imagism and free verse drew large crowds, and she was so persuasive that the public began accepting her literary judgments "as nothing less than gospel" (Heymann, p.214).
www.english.uiuc.edu /maps/poets/g_l/amylowell/life.htm   (2112 words)

  
 Robert Lowell
Lowell was called the father of the confessional poets, a term used to describe among others Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, and John Berryman.
Robert Lowell was born in Boston as the son of Robert Traill Spence Lowell, a naval officer, and Charlotte (Winslow) Lowell, the dominating figure in the family.
In 1949 Lowell was hospitalized for mania at Baldpate Hospital in Georgetown, Massachusetts.
www.kirjasto.sci.fi /rlowell.htm   (1311 words)

  
 Lowell, Percival (1855-1916)
Lowell countered by arguing that large telescopes were ill-suited to planetary observation and, in any case, much depended on the seeing conditions which, he asserted, at Flagstaff were among the best available.
Lowell claimed that the canals only appeared to him from time to time – rare and precious visions – when the seeing was excellent.
But Lowell would have none of it and pressed on, single-mindedly, in his pursuit of proof that the network of waterways was both real and intelligently constructed.
www.daviddarling.info /encyclopedia/L/LowellP.html   (1019 words)

  
 Sea and Sky: Tycho Brahe
Percival Lowell was born in 1855 to a distinguished New England family.
Lowell also attended Harvard and graduated in 1876 with a distinction in mathematics.
Lowell believed these lines to be canals built by an advanced civilization of intelligent beings.
www.seasky.org /spacexp/sky5e12.html   (456 words)

  
 Welcome to the City of Lowell — LowellMA.gov
The City of Lowell is the fourth largest city in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Lowell's National Park is known as one of the greatest tributes to the Industrial Revolution and the textile industry that boomed in New England in the nineteenth century.
The Merrimack Repertory Theatre, which is also located in downtown Lowell, is one of the few self-sustaining repertory theater groups in the northeast.
www.lowellma.gov   (334 words)

  
 About Lowell Observatory - Percival Lowell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Percival Lowell was born in 1855 in Boston.
Lowell graduated from Harvard in 1876 with distinction in mathematics.
Lowell concluded that the bright areas were deserts and the dark were patches of vegetation.
www.lowell.edu /AboutLowell/plowell.html   (438 words)

  
 glbtq >> literature >> Lowell, Amy
Lowell wrote dozens of sonnets and lyrics to and for Duse, some of which were so intimate they were suppressed until the deaths of both women.
Lowell was exceptionally obese all of her life, and though easily hurt by insults and ridicule, she was quite unselfconscious about representing her body as sexual, sensual, and pleasurable in her poetry.
Lowell was in this respect and in all things disarming, famous for smoking cigars and wearing men's shirts, and for these predilections she was the target of numerous humiliations and personal attacks from critics more intent on mocking her appearance and habits than assessing seriously her work.
www.glbtq.com /literature/lowell_a.html   (762 words)

  
 Lowell National Historical Park (U.S. National Park Service)
The early story of America's Industrial Revolution is commemorated at Lowell National Historical Park in the midst of this lively city.
Explore the role of water in shaping Lowell's history while traveling by canal boat on the park's canals.
Francis Cabot Lowell died before his colleagues began planning the industrial city of unprecedented order and scale that would eventually be named Lowell, Massachusetts.
www.nps.gov /lowe   (269 words)

  
 Lowell voting problems probed - The Boston Globe
The US Department of Justice is conducting an investigation into voting problems in the city of Lowell, as advocates called for an increase in voting assistance to growing immigrant populations in the Bay State.
In Lowell, an advocacy group has reported that Cambodian-American voters faced difficulties at the polls last fall and has recommended that the city print more election materials in Khmer, a language spoken by Cambodians, who constitute up to a quarter of city residents.
McCarthy, Lowell's assistant city manager, said the city has provided interpreters at the polls, but that the volunteers promised by nonprofit groups were not reliable on election day; the city is now reaching out to students for help as interpreters.
www.boston.com /news/local/articles/2006/03/19/lowell_voting_problems_probed   (1245 words)

  
 Lowell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
When the Lowell Board of Health blocked the siting of a trash-transfer station next to a Superfund chemical-waste site on the city's south side last year, it relied on a creative interpretation of state environmental law.
Because the concept is not part of the state's current rules, the Lowell Board of Health addressed environmental injustice as one of the broadly defined "nuisances" that can warrant rejection of a plant.
Norine Brodeur, who served as president of Lowell Fair Share and founded an Ayers City chapter, recalls that her children were often ill with persistent colds and sore throats, problems her neighbors were found to share.
www.bostonphoenix.com /archive/features/99/01/14/LOWELL.html   (2850 words)

  
 Lowell Sun Online - Home
Lowell 4, Manchester/Essex 0 Westford 6, Boston Latin 0 Acton-Boxboro 4, Newton South 0 Linc.
LOWELL -- Sundar Ramaswamy said it will take a long time to come down from the emotional high of the Hindu religious ceremony he helped organize this weekend at the Shri Swaminarayan (ISSO) Temple in Lowell.
Blame it on the ubiquity of Dunkin Donuts (there are 29 within 10 miles of Lowell), bloated portions, a profusion of sticky rice -- even the popularity of Wii and Xbox.
www.lowellsun.com   (508 words)

  
 Teacher accused of sex assaults - The Boston Globe
LOWELL -- For Massachusetts chess lovers, Severine E. Wamala was a beacon, organizing local tourneys that drew internationally ranked masters to play the game that the Ugandan immigrant revered.
Lowell High School students knew the 45-year-old math teacher as a nattily dressed taskmaster who insisted on excellence and could explode in rage when he caught students slacking off.
Lowell police and the Middlesex district attorney's office said yesterday that they had launched an investigation to determine whether any of the alleged sexual assaults occurred while Wamala lived in Lowell.
www.boston.com /news/local/articles/2006/09/14/teacher_accused_of_sex_assaults?page=full   (965 words)

  
 Lowell, Michigan 49331 - InfoMI.com
Lowell is located in Lowell Township and is situated on the eastern border of Kent County.
Lowell’s downtown area has been restored, complete with a town clock and Victorian style lamps along the sidewalk that accent the turn-of-the-century architecture seen in so many of its buildings.
Lowell was named after a city by the same name in Massachusetts to attract people from that state to come to Michigan to settle here.
www.infomi.com /city/lowell   (237 words)

  
 Northwest Indiana News: nwitimes.com
He also thinks Lowell would have doubled its growth had it tapped into a nearby source that was cheap and apparently limitless -- the Great Lakes, which hold the country's largest supply of fresh water.
From his work on the Lowell effort a decade ago, he confirmed Marshall's opinion that lake water attracts larger industry and commercial interests that could have jump started the town's expansion.
Lowell faced a similar situation in 1992 when the EPA required it to fix a natural fluoride problem it struggled with for years.
www.thetimesonline.com /articles/2004/12/13/news/top_news/ba1bc3c2c7fce2be86256f690003b52c.txt   (1407 words)

  
 SPORTS
Lowell High School offers 30 varsity sports, as well as freshman and junior varsity level sports, fielding a total of 68 teams.
In addition, Lowell High School is home to the individual and team state champions for indoor pentathlon.
Lowell is proud of its past record and it is proud of the emphasis that has been placed upon sportsmanship and fair play in competition with other schools.
lhs.lowell.k12.ma.us /Default.aspx?tabid=41   (721 words)

  
 Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More - Robert Lowell
Lowell was politically involved—he became a conscientious objector during the Second World War and was imprisoned as a result, and actively protested against the war in Vietnam—and his personal life was full of marital and psychological turmoil.
Snodgrass and Allen Ginsberg, Lowell in the mid-fifties began to write more directly from personal experience, and loosened his adherence to traditional meter and form.
Considered by many to be the most important poet in English of the second half of the twentieth century, Lowell continued to develop his work with sometimes uneven results, all along defining the restless center of American poetry, until his sudden death from a heart attack at age 60.
www.poets.org /poet.php/prmPID/10   (420 words)

  
 Mars - Percival Lowell and Mars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Lowell is pictured here in the observer's chair of the 61-centimeter (24-inch) refracting telescope in the observatory he established in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Lowell Observatory is still one of the foremost sites for telescopic studies of Mars and the other planets.
Percival Lowell made this globe of Mars summarizing his observations of the planet for the year 1901.
www.nasm.si.edu /ceps/etp/mars/percival.html   (173 words)

  
 Lowell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lowell is the name of several places, families, persons, and institutions mostly in the United States of America.
Francis Cabot Lowell, businessman and co-founder of Lowell, Massachusetts
Percival Lowell, astronomer and founder of Lowell Observatory
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lowell   (308 words)

  
 James Russell Lowell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) is one of the group of authors sometimes called the Fireside Poets or the Schoolroom Poets, a group which also included Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Greenleaf Whittier, and Oliver Wendell Holmes.
Lowell's contribution to Arthurian literature is his poem "The Vision of Sir Launfal." First published in 1848, "The Vision of Sir Launfal" tells the story of Launfal, who is initially a haughty nobleman.
Thus Lowell deliberately creates a non-Arthurian Arthurian poem in order to suggest that his vision of the Grail as true charity is something that any person in any time can achieve.
www.lib.rochester.edu /camelot/auth/lowell.htm   (438 words)

  
 Why read 1,200 pages of Robert Lowell? - By A.O. Scott - Slate Magazine
To read Lowell in sequence is to discover that he was indeed a supreme maker—not just of individual lyrics, but of sequences, of books (which he ordered and reordered with the same fanatical care he brought to lines and stanzas), and, above all, of his own biography.
Kenyon, where Lowell went to study with John Crowe Ransome and Allen Tate, was the northern outpost of the Southern Agrarians, a group of writers who saw the traditional values of the South as an antidote to modern technological capitalism.
Lowell's beliefs were sincere, but they were also, given the nature of his ambitions, quite useful.
www.slate.com /id/2084651   (1668 words)

  
 Lowell Elementary School - MMSD
Lowell is a school-based community which embraces its diversity to assure that all learners will master skills, acquire a lifelong passion for learning, think critically and communicate effectively by respecting themselves and others.
Lowell benefits from donations of materials, financial support, and volunteer time from many organizations in the area such as United Way, University of Wisconsin Work Study, Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Families and Schools Together (FAST), Americorps and the Atwood Community Center.
Lowell School welcomes families throughout the year and asks you to stop in or call for a tour.
www.madison.k12.wi.us /019.htm   (885 words)

  
 Dozen Distinctive Destinations | Lowell, Massachusetts
Lowell, Massachusetts, (population 103,000) has experienced a renaissance by transforming itself from a gritty, declining factory town to a prosperous community with a proud historic, cultural, and working class heritage.
Founded in 1821, Lowell was the site for a massive complex of textile mills in northeastern Massachusetts.
Today, Lowell’s former textile mills have been renovated to house offices, low-income family and elderly housing, apartments, condominiums, museums, a visitors’ center, a day care center, an art gallery, and a variety of uses for the University of Massachusetts at Lowell
www.nationaltrust.org /dozen_distinctive_destinations/list.asp?i=42   (446 words)

  
 Lowell News
A 16-year-old girl was shot in the leg on a Lowell street on Tuesday, apparently caught in the crossfire of a gang dispute, police said.
According to Lowell police, a 16-year-old was shot in the leg at the intersection of Westford and Smith Streets shortly before 4 p.m.
Police are searching for a 31-year-old Lowell man they say cut his ex-girlfriend off in traffic yesterday morning and then kidnapped her at gunpoint before she managed to escape.
www.topix.net /city/lowell-ma   (757 words)

  
 The Boott Cotton Mills of Lowell, Massachusetts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
This was the Boott Cotton Mills complex at Lowell, Massachusetts.
In essence, the Industrial Revolution's transformation of America from an agrarian-based society to an industrial society can be seen through the physical development of the Boott Cotton Mills from 1835 through the early 20th century.
This lesson is based on the Lowell National Historical Park, one of the thousands of properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/21boott/21boott.htm   (323 words)

  
 Essex National Heritage - Lowells Boat Shop
Lowell's Boat Shop was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987 and in 1992 was designated a National Historic Landmark.
As Lowell's begins its third century, it will serve as a living, working museum, a training ground for boatbuilders who continue to build America's finest wooden boats.
The Newburyport Maritime Society (NMS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and interpreting the maritime heritage of the lower Merrimack Valley.
www.essexheritage.org /visiting/placestovisit/listofsitesbycommunity/lowells_boat_shop.shtml   (373 words)

  
 Lowell Observatory - Flagstaff, Arizona   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Lowell Observatory was founded by Percival Lowell in 1894.
Lowell predicted the discovery of a ninth planet and spent years searching for it.
Lowell was also fascinated with the planet Mars and as a result the name of the location which contains the observatory is now appropriately named Mars Hill.
www.kaibab.org /other/gc_oa_lo.htm   (337 words)

  
 Lowell Folk Festival
In 2007, the Lowell Folk Festival celebrated the addition of the Greater Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau as a new Festival partner.
The CVB joined with the City of Lowell, Lowell Festival Foundation, National Council for the Traditional Arts, and Lowell National Historical Park in producing the Lowell Folk Festival.
The Lowell Folk Festival is Presented by Lowell National Historical Park, Lowell Festival Foundation, National Council for the Traditional Arts, Greater Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the City of Lowell.
www.lowellfolkfestival.org   (298 words)

  
 Astronomy - Lowell Star Party recap - Laura Baird   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The second annual star party at the Lowell Observatory blended astronomical history with cutting-edge science and, of course, dark-sky observing.
During the preceding week, star-party attendees were able to reserve private, 90-minute sessions with a Lowell staff member to observe through the historic scope.
The enthusiasm of both star-party attendees and Lowell Observatory staff members for their surroundings was unmistakable, helping make this party a wonderful blend of the past and future of astronomy.
www.astronomy.com /asy/default.aspx?c=a&id=2210   (737 words)

  
 Lowell Hotel - New York City - Lowell Hotel Reviews - TripAdvisor
The Lowell caters to those who do not wish to stay at an "in" hotel, though, I think it's standard is better than most well-know grand hotels in the city.
Having stayed at the The Lowell 8 times in the last 3 years, it is my favorite Hotel in all of New York, and possibly the USA.
The Lowell in Manhattan caters to the elite, but its doors are open to everyone.
tripadvisor.com /Hotel_Review-g60763-d93585-Reviews-Lowell_Hotel-New...   (870 words)

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