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Assumption Prof. Lang Publishes Book on Distracted Learning

Oct. 23, 2020
By Joel Rosario '24 James M. Lang, Ph.D. , professor of English and director of the D’Amour Center for Teaching Excellence , recently published a book about combating distracted learning environments. Professor Lang’s book, Distracted: Why Students Can't Focus and What You Can Do About It , focuses...

Two Assumption Students Selected for State Cybersecurity Mentorship Program

Oct. 20, 2020
Assumption cybersecurity students Olivia Hulsebosch ’21 and Nicole Gomez ’21 have been chosen to join the highly selective Cybersecurity Mentorship Pilot Program, a new initiative designed to encourage and nurture a diverse group of college students to become the next generation of cybersecurity...

Prof. Cavanagh Explores How Social Media is Exacerbating a Polarized Electorate

Oct. 14, 2020
As a highly polarized electorate begins to vote in the 2020 Presidential Election, the political divide in the U.S. seems to be deeper than ever, in particular, on social media. According to Associate Professor of Psychology Sarah Rose Cavanagh, Ph.D. , while the digital age has affected the...

Honoring His Family’s Legacy, Assumption’s School of Nursing Named by Christopher Froelich 

Oct. 14, 2020
Christopher Froelich ’77 is the product of five generations of medical professionals. To honor his family’s commitment to providing unsurpassed and compassionate care by supporting the education of future nurses, Froelich has made a generous seven-figure gift to Assumption University to name the...

Assumption Awarded $1 Million Grant to Combat Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Shortage

Oct. 7, 2020
Assumption University's Rehabilitation Counseling program has been awarded a $1 million training grant from the U.S. Department of Education to address a national shortage of rehabilitation counselors – professionals who empower those with varying disabilities to seek an independent lifestyle....

How Will Cyber Attacks Impact the 2020 Election?

Sep. 28, 2020
Panel to feature former U.S. government cybersecurity advisors Jim Trainor '87 and Jonathan Reiber As the 2020 Presidential Election draws near, fears of cyber threats and voting fraud are at the forefront of Americans’ minds and closely followed by the media. How can the United States prevent...

Assumption Students to Represent University on Worcester International Council

Sep. 28, 2020
Sophia Sawtelle ’21 and Charles Zambito ’22 have been appointed to represent Assumption University as members of the Worcester World Affairs Council (WWAC), a local nonprofit that seeks to “educate, inspire, and engage its members in international affairs.” The Council, which is comprised of civic...

Assumption One of The Princeton Review’s “Best 386 Colleges” for 2021

Sep. 21, 2020
Assumption University has been named one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review’s 2021 annual college guide, The Best 386 Colleges. According to The Princeton Review, just 14 percent of America’s 2,800 four-year colleges are recognized for...

Assumption Prof. Provides Worcester Businesses Key Tools to Thwart Cyber attacks 

Sep. 18, 2020
Assumption Cybersecurity Professor and Director of the Cybersecurity Center Raymond Albert, Ph.D., recently presented to area business leaders at a virtual meeting of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce. Prof. Albert’s lecture, "Protect Your Business from Hackers," served to educate the...

Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education Ranks Assumption a Top University

Sep. 18, 2020
Assumption University has been recognized as one of the top colleges and universities in the nation by The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (WSJ/THE) College Rankings for 2021. This is the fourth consecutive year Assumption has been included on this prestigious list. According to the WSJ...