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.

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...

Assumption Professors Named Fulbright Specialists

Feb. 25, 2019 Katelynn Rosa '19
Two Assumption professors have been named Fulbright Specialists by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and World Learning. According to the ECA, Specialists are competitively selected to join the roster based on their knowledge, skill sets, and ability to...

Assumption Professor Compiles Anthology of Memoirs by Assisted Living Residents

Feb. 12, 2019 Katelynn Rosa '19
When not teaching in the college classroom, Assumption English Professor Lucia Knoles, Ph.D., teaches autobiography writing classes for members of Worcester’s senior community. Throughout the summer, Prof. Knoles collaborated with a group of residents of the Eisenberg Assisted Living Center...

Students Apply Biology Concepts to Address Food Insecurities

Jun. 7, 2018 Brianna DiPanni '18
Students enrolled in the BIO160: Concepts in Biology class learned practical and valuable skills through a hands-on experience working with Community Harvest Project (CHP), a local nonprofit that grows and donates produce to those grappling with food insecurity. In addition to learning important...

Students Present Research at 24th Annual Undergraduate Symposium

May 1, 2018 Office of Communications
Seventy-eight students were selected to present an original academic research project at Assumption’s 24 th Annual Undergraduate Symposium, which was held April 23-24 on the Worcester Campus. The undergraduate symposium showcases the academic research and scholarly achievements of Assumption...

Jessica Ferronetti ’18 Awarded Distinguished Fulbright Grant

Apr. 18, 2018 Office of Communications
Assumption senior Jessica Ferronetti, of Andover, has received a Fulbright award for the English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program in Argentina. The grant will enable Ferronetti to teach English in local classrooms while serving as a cultural ambassador for the United States. She is one of a select...

“An MRI for chemists” dedicated at Assumption

Mar. 6, 2018 Office of Communications
With a new Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer installed on campus, Assumption now has an “MRI for chemistry students” that has immediately expanded the quality of student and faculty research conducted at the institution. The instrument, valued at $350,000, was donated by the Discovery...

Assumption Professor Appointed to Select International Climate Change Research Group

Jul. 26, 2017 Office of Communications
Assumption Associate Professor of History Stuart Borsch, Ph.D., has been named to the Dantean Anomaly Advisory Board, an arm of a prominent international research group studying medieval climate change. The Dantean Anomaly refers to the conclusion of a period of time in which the entire continent of...