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      Dean College Hosting Two Symposiums to Develop Courses That Infuse the Humanities with Science

      07/13/2018

      National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Grant to aid in the development of courses.

      Last summer, Dean College was among the 245 recipients slated to receive a total of $39.3 million in grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) aimed at supporting vital research, education, and public programs in the humanities. This is Dean College’s first grant application submitted and award received from NEH.

      With this funding, College faculty are developing two courses in the history of science that incorporate hands-on labs: “History of Science” and “Beyond Henrietta Lacks:  Race and Medicine in 20th Century America.” Both courses are set to pilot for the 2018-19 calendar year. 

      Project Director and Associate Professor of History at Dean College, Dr. David Dennis spearheaded the development of the courses, alongside Project Co-Director, Dr. Jessica Pisano, as well as Dr. Rob Lawson, who will teach the course on race and medicine. The three have been hard at work this past year, developing both courses.

       “Culture shapes science, and science shapes culture,” said Dennis. “From early ideas about the Earth’s place in the cosmos to popular attitudes toward climate change and cancer treatment, the humanities are essential for how we understand the past and present of modern scientific society. This project furthers the ongoing revitalization of the humanities for the twenty-first century at Dean College and beyond. The opportunity to combine history courses with lab science underscores Dean’s record of educational innovation. I look forward to working with science and humanities faculty, as well as external scholars, to bring this groundbreaking curriculum to our students.”

      For the next two weeks, the College will host two symposiums, one for each course, and will bring in four outside scholars, two from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, one from UMass Amherst and one from Emmanuel College, to help design the curriculum. 

      “The real innovative part here, what I’m most excited about, is that we’re going to couple a humanities course, what would otherwise have been a standard 3-credit course, with a science lab, that allows student to have hands-on experience with the science that’s being discussed in the humanities course,” said Dennis. “The symposiums bring together Dean College faculty with outside experts to answer a key question: how do we integrate a history classroom with a science lab in a way that makes the experience compelling, engaging, and seamless for our students?” he added.

      The group plans to finalize the curriculum for each course this summer with the first offering set to roll out in fall of 2018.

      For more information on the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), visit www.neh.gov. To learn more about Dean College, visit www.dean.edu

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      About Dean College

      Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the opportunity for academic and personal success. A uniquely supportive community for more than 150 years, Dean has woven together extensive student support and engagement with exceptional teaching and innovative campus activities. Our graduates are lifetime learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility and demonstrate leadership. This is The Dean Difference. To learn more, visit: www.dean.edu.

      About the National Endowment for the Humanities

      Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at: www.neh.gov

      *Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this (publication) (program) (exhibition) (website) do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

       

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      Dean College Homecoming: for Alumni and Families, October 19-20, 2018

      09/25/2018

      Join us on October 19-20, 2018 for Homecoming: for Alumni and Families!

      Join us on Friday, October 19th for the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Reception. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here

      On Saturday, October 20th, Dean College will host Homecoming: for Alumni and Families! Our schedule is full of activities— Campus Tours, Residence Hall Open House, Game Day Cookout during the Football and Soccer Games, Alumni Night at Teddy Gallagher's Pub and the Dean Showcase. There will be plenty to do for kids and adults alike! 

      Click here to learn more and view the full schedule!

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      Dean College Presents: Arts Mosaic, October 19-20, 2018

      09/21/2018

      Enjoy an evening of student works!

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Arts Mosaic, Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20, 2018.  

      Enjoy an eclectic evening of select student works integrating dance, theatre, song, film and more as we celebrate the diversity of the arts on the Dean College campus.

      The Dean College production of Arts Mosaic will take place in the Guidrey Center in the Campus Center at Dean College, 109 West Central Street, Franklin at 8:00 p.m. both nights. General admission is $22, Seniors $12 and Children $7.

      To learn more and purchase tickets, visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice.

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      Dean College Presents: Scapino!, October 25-28, 2018

      09/10/2018

      Visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice to purchase tickets!

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Scapino! beginning Thursday, October 25 through Sunday, October 28, 2018.  

      Inspired by the French playwright Molière’s original 1671 play, Les Fourberies de Scapin, Frank Dunlop and Jim Dale have heightened Molière’s comedy with slapstick and burlesque, resulting in a story of the most engaging nonsense. Set in contemporary Naples, Italy, two sons, two daughters, and two fathers find themselves mixed up in the crafty Scapino’s plot to solve romantic problems faced by two of his friends. A fast-talking, quick-thinking scamp, Scapino cleverly manipulates and cajoles everyone into doing what he intends them to do.     

      The Dean College production of Scapino! will take place in the Main Stage in the Campus Center at Dean College, 109 West Central Street, Franklin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday – Saturday and 2:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. General admission is $22, Seniors $12 and Children $7.

      To learn more and purchase tickets, visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice.

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      Dean College Ranks Among the Top Best Regional Colleges

      09/10/2018

      Dean College ranks 23rd in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report for Best Regional Colleges, North category.

      Dean College, a private, residential college located in Franklin, Massachusetts, has been ranked 23nd in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report for the Best Regional Colleges, North category. Additionally, Dean placed 12th in this category for Best Value Schools.  

      This is the eighth consecutive year that Dean College has received the Best College honor and 3rd consecutive year for Best Value.

      “We are thrilled to be recognized by U.S. News and our peer institutions once again this year,” said Dr. Paula M. Rooney, Dean College President. “It signals the overall strength of Dean’s academic experience and the emphasis we place on student success.”

      U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform, publisher of news and information. The U.S. News ranking system for the Best Regional Colleges rests on two pillars. The formula uses quantitative measures that education experts have proposed as reliable indicators of academic quality, and it is based on research of what matters in education, including: graduation rate performance, academic reputation, and financial selectivity among others. 

      This year’s ranking is a testament to The Dean Difference – the hands-on and engaging faculty & staff, strong academic support, valuable internships, and real-life workforce preparation that Dean College provides. 

      For more information on U.S. News & World Report, visit www.usnews.com/education. For more information on Dean College, visit www.dean.edu.

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      Dean College 22nd Annual President's Cup Golf Tournament

      09/03/2018

      22nd Annual President's Cup Golf Tournament

      The 22nd Annual President's Cup Golf Tournament was held on Monday, September 17, 2018 at the beautiful Franklin Country Club just miles from campus. 

      Congratulations to this year's winning foursome: David Cranford, Rick MacDonald, Todd MacDonald and PJ MacDonald. 

      Throughout the past 21 years, the Dean College President’s Cup Golf Tournament has had a profound and positive effect on the education of Dean College students. Support from our players and sponsors has helped us raise more than $1,500,000 for the Dean College Scholarship Fund. By sponsoring or playing in this event, you could help deserving students attend Dean College.

      Visit dean.edu/golftournament to learn more and to register!


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