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Dean Fitzpatrick, Four Assumption Alumnae Named to Leadership Worcester Class of 2022 

Aug. 23, 2021 Office of Communications
Assumption University Professor of Psychology and Dean from the D’Amour College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Paula Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., and four Assumption alumnae were named to the Leadership Worcester Class of 2022.

Bringing Literature to Life through Theater

Jul. 28, 2021 Office of Communications
Assumption Professor of English Paul Shields, Ph.D., is bringing literature alive by way of local theater with his recent production of Samuel Beckett’s Not I at the Worcester PopUp Theater.

NSF Grant Awarded to Assumption Professors to Transform Undergraduate Biology Education

Jul. 22, 2021 Office of Communications
Assumption Professors Sarah Rose Cavanagh, Ph.D., and Michele Lemons, Ph.D.,have been awarded a National Science Foundation Incubator grant to form a Research Coordination Network in Undergraduate Biology Education.

Prof. Senecal Examines Causes of Suicide Among Veterans in New Book

Jun. 15, 2021 Office of Communications
Assumption Professor Gary Senecal, Ph.D., recently published a book that examines the mental health, including PTSD and suicide rates, of American Veterans.

Assumption Professor Organizes International Symposium on Latin American Women’s Public Participation, Contributions, and Challenges

May 25, 2021 Office of Communications
Assumption Professor Juan Carlos Grijalva, Ph.D., has contributed to the development of an international symposium during which renowned scholars from across the globe will discuss women in Andean region history, politics, and culture, which will take place both virutally and in-person at the Campus...

Teaching While Black: From Enslaved to Educator

Apr. 15, 2021 Office of Communications
John Frederick Bell, Ph.D., assistant professor of history at Assumption, will deliver a virtual lecture on Fanny Jackson Coppin’s life and legacy entitled, “Teaching While Black: The Life and Lessons of Pioneering Educator Fanny Jackson Coppin,” on Tuesday, April 20 as part of the Shrewsbury Public...

Assumption Professor, Graduates Address Youth Mental Health  

Mar. 22, 2021 Office of Communications
Assumption Professor Adam Volungis, Ph.D., LMHC, and two clinical counseling psychology alumni--Jacleeen Charbonneau, LMHC ’13, G’18 and Zachary Aggott, LMHC ’17--address the concerns of mental health in children in a webinar, “Pandemic Fatigue: Helping Youth and Families."

How the Pandemic Left Behind the Other ‘Essential’ Workers

Mar. 17, 2021 Office of Communications
Assumption Economics and Global Studies Professor Smriti Rao, Ph.D., recently co-authored a study examining what it means to be an essential worker in regards to economic security, with a focus on international migrant domestic workers.

Prof. Vaughan: The Common Good Would Benefit from More Self-Interest

Mar. 10, 2021 Joel Rosario ’24
Assumption Professor Geoffrey Vaughan explores this divide and how the United States might be able to resolve it in his opinion editorial column published in Real Clear Politics.

Prof. Cavanagh: Engaging Students in Learning Amid a Pandemic

Feb. 16, 2021 Office of Communications
Assumption Psychology Professor Sarah Rose Cavanagh, Ph.D., advocates the importance of infusing play in the college classroom in a recent article published in the Chronicle of Higher Education.