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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.

Virtual Museum Aims to Change Perceptions and Raises Awareness of Mental Health Issues

Jan. 22, 2021 Office of Communications
Assumption University Professor Paul Piwko, MBA, and Assumption alumna Alexandra Orlandi ’19 have incorporated the National Museum of Mental Health Project, a "museum without walls" to showcase mental health issues.

Prof. Pica-Smith Shares Importance of Interracial Friendships

Dec. 16, 2020 Joel Rosario ’24
Assumption Professor Cinzia Pica-Smith recently shared her research on interracial friendships at the Shrewsbury Public Library.

Assumption Professor and Alumna Shine Light on Engaging and Historic Mental Health Exhibit that Puts a Face on Mental Illness

Nov. 18, 2020 Office of Communications
Assumption Accounting Professor Paul Piwko and alumna Alexandra Orlandi '19 published an op-ed highlighting the important mental illness exhibit at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery.

Provost Pens Op/Ed for Washington Post on Supreme Court Powers

Dec. 12, 2019 Office of Communications
Assumption University Provost Greg Weiner, Ph.D. , and director of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Center for Scholarship and Statesmanship at the University, authored an opinion editorial piece on the power of the United States Supreme Court, The Supreme Court majority should resist the temptation to...

Assumption’s New Director of Choral Activities has an Ambitious Plan to Bring Music to the Worcester Community

Dec. 10, 2019 Office of Communications
Director of Choral Activities Brad Dumont brings a commitment to community arts education to his new position at Assumption.

N.E. Conference Features Research Conducted by Assumption Faculty and Grad Fellows

Dec. 5, 2019 Office of Communications
Assumption psychology faculty memebers Alison Stoner, Ph.D., Adam Volungis, Ph.D., and Leonard Doerfler, Ph.D., participated in the 59th NEPA Conference on Nov. 9.

Prof. Cavanagh Examines Online Tribalism in New Book

Sep. 3, 2019 Office of Communications
Sarah Rose Cavanagh, Ph.D ., associate professor of psychology and associate director for grants and research for the Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption, has published a new book, Hivemind: The New Science of Tribalism in Our Divided World (Grand Central Publishing). According to the...

March Madness as Adverts 250 Project Nets Second Place in National Championship

Apr. 5, 2019 Office of Communications
While much of the country is fixated on this weekend’s NCAA Final Four, Assumption’s Associate Professor of History Carl Robert Keyes, Ph.D., is celebrating a Final Four victory of his own—his Adverts 250 Project finished second overall in The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History’s annual...

National Science Foundation Grant to Train Mathematics Teachers

Mar. 5, 2019 Katelynn Rosa '19
Amidst a shortage of mathematics teachers in Massachusetts, Assumption Professors Jessica A. de la Cruz, Ph.D., associate professor of education, and Joseph Alfano, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics, have secured an $118,315 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to support a project to...