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Ashdown Presents on Group Identity

In November, Assistant Professor of Psychology Brien Ashdown traveled to Murray State University in Kentucky to deliver a presentation titled, "Sex, Religion, and Basketball: It's All about Identity," which condensed a variety of Ashdown's research projects that focus on the common theme of group identity. "The connecting principle is my belief that group identity plays a strong role in our thoug...  More >>

Peltz Awarded Grant to Study Sleep Disturbance

In November, the National Sleep Foundation awarded a $10,000 grant to Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology Jack Peltz and his colleague, Thomas O'Connor, professor of psychiatry at the University of Rochester's School of Medicine and Dentistry. The grant funds Peltz and O'Connor's proposed study, "Environmental and Parental Influences on Adolescent Sleep Disturbance," which will examine "ad...  More >>

Neveldine ’95 Returns to Class

Hollywood director and writer Mark Neveldine '95 has returned to his alma mater a number of times to share his knowledge and passion with students. Most recently, he and personal assistant Daniel Webb '13 spent a Tuesday evening with students in Professor of English Grant Holly's course, "The Art of the Screenplay." Neveldine has directed and filmed commercials and produced, acted in, written and...  More >>

Semester Explores Ancient Rome

Kevin Teel '17, who has taken Italian language courses since he was in seventh grade, is excited to have the opportunity to use his language skills on a daily basis while spending the fall semester in Rome. He is one of 15 students participating in the Rome Global Education program led by Professor of Chemistry Walter Bowyer. "This is one of the best groups of students I've ever worked with," say...  More >>

Saucier ’07, First Coaching Season

Liz Saucier '07 has wrapped up her first season as the head field hockey coach at John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor, Maine. The team was ranked No. 3 going into the Eastern Maine Class B Quarterfinals on Tuesday, Oct. 21. "With an outstanding senior class, I am sad to see the season come to a close before reaching the Eastern Maine finals, but proud of the leadership and sportsmanship the...  More >>

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