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Are Computers Hazardous to Your Health?

While earning an online degree is convenient, spending too much time hunched over your laptop and ignoring your body’s need for moving, stretching, and good nutrition can have negative health consequences. With health experts listing sitting and a sedentary lifestyle among cigarettes and fast food as poor lifestyle choices, too much computer time without a break can lead to everything from poor posture to carpal tunnel to severe back pain.

 Here are a few things you can do to stay healthy while working at your computer:

30 Interview Questions to Start Practicing

We’ve given you some general tips on how to prepare for an interview that will help get you through at least the first round…

Tags: Career Tips

Common Question: Will My Diploma Say That I Took My Degree Online?

We receive many different questions from prospective students when it comes to higher education. How do I know what program is right for me? How do I best manage online coursework with my personal and professional life?  What’s the best way for me to interact with my professors in an online format? We will be tackling some of the most frequently asked questions in our ongoing blog series.

This week, Is my diploma going to say that I took my degree online?

2016 UMass Graduates

As commencement season is upon us, recent graduates will soon anxiously be entering the workforce. UMass prides itself on graduating students that are ready to take on the job market confidently and successfully, prepared to enter job interviews with the skills learned at UMass. Along with some interview tips that helped UMass students land a job, here are some stats about the graduating class of 2016.

Stats about the 2016 graduating class:

UMass Lowell Now Offers Behavioral Management in Autism Graduate Online Certificate

This April, the Autism Society has gone beyond simply promoting autism awareness, but worked to encourage individuals to become partners and advocates in the movement toward acceptance and appreciation of the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year. On April 2, individuals everywhere wore blue in participation of the “Light it up Blue” campaign. With tremendous amounts of support, this day has turned into a global effort to honor of the millions of individuals and families affected by autism.

LinkedIn Launches New App for Students

LinkedIn is the world’s largest social media platform for professional networking. Through LinkedIn users can build a professional profile, connect with others professionals, and highlight your expertise and experience; it is essentially an online resume and networking event rolled into one.

Making a Digital Difference

To improve academic results, policymakers use research and data to make changes in what—and how—students are taught. Data gives insight into student’s lives, as well as what works and doesn’t work in today’s education. Most importantly, data identifies patterns that provides insights into educational outcomes.

Sitting vs. Standing In The Workplace

The controversy around sitting or standing while at work continues to grow. While many people firmly believe that the sitting disease will cause serious health issues (if it hasn't already), others think differently.

Did You Celebrate National Library Week With This Year?

Here at UMassOnline, we are all proud to support and celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians, as we would not be where we are today without them!

In the mid-1950s, research showed that Americans were spending less on books and more on radios, televisions, and musical instruments. This brought a major concern to the American Library Association (ALA) and the American Book Publishers; in hopes to keep their organizations alive, the two organizations developed a plan for a National Library Week.

UMass Receives Funding For Student Scholarships

With many students unable to afford college, the University of Massachusetts just made it easier. With a $158 million supplemental budget approved by the Legislature and signed by the Governor, $10.9 million will be distributed to the University of Massachusetts with $7 million of that dedicated for student scholarships.

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