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      Dean College Receives NEH Grant to Transform Education in the Humanities

      08/02/2017

      Dean College is among 245 recipients slated to receive a total of $39.3 million in grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

      Franklin, MA (August 2, 2017) – Dean College is among 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. The College plans to use the awarded funding to infuse the humanities into Core Distribution offerings by developing and piloting two courses in the history of science that incorporate hands-on labs: “History of Science” and “Henrietta Lacks: Medicine, Race, Class, and Gender in America.”

       “Culture shapes science, and science shapes culture,” says Project Director and Associate Professor of History Dr. David 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.”

      A full list of grant recipients can be found by visiting www.neh.gov.

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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.

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      Dean College to Host Discover Dean Day, March 23, 2019

      03/15/2019

      Dean College hosts many events throughout the year to help prospective students and families see The Dean Difference firsthand.

      Discover Dean Days are full day open house programs that include campus tours, presentations and opportunities to meet with faculty, staff and students from throughout the Dean community.

      The following is the schedule for Discover Dean Day on Saturday, March 23, 2019:

      9:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast

      10:00am Welcome and Overview

      10:45am Academic Fair

      11:15am-1:00pm Discover The Dean Difference: Explore our campus through a variety of activities that will allow you to visit one-on-one with faculty and staff and get all your questions answered. You will find a voucher in your packet to visit the Smith Dining Center when you are in the mood for lunch.

      To reserve your space, simply register online or contact the Office of Admissions at 508-541-1508 or toll free at 1-877-TRY DEAN. 

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      Dean College to Host Executive Lecture, March 20, 2019

      03/05/2019

      Dean College is honored to host Brigadier General Donald Bolduc ‘86, US Army, Retired, for the Dean College Leadership Institute Executive Lecture Series on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

      The Executive Series offers a unique and interactive opportunity for students, alumni and the local community to interact with today’s business leaders.

      BG Donald Bolduc, Class of 1986, retired in 2017 after 32 years of active duty service to his country in which he received two awards for valor, five Bronze Star medals, two Purple Hearts, led ten deployments, and survived a bomb blast, numerous fire fights and a helicopter crash.

      BG Bolduc, former Commander, Special Operations Command Africa, has hung up his fatigues to advocate for veterans and their families, the treatment and shedding the stigma of PTS, TBI, pain management, sleep disorders and neurotoxicity both from within the US military as well as the general public. 

      Featuring an unprecedented list of national business leaders, including past speakers like Bert Jacobs and Anne M. Finucane, the Executive Lecture Series is a signature event for the Dean Leadership Institute and an exciting opportunity for our students and the community to gain knowledge from an experienced business executive. 

      The speaking program will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Guidrey Center at Dean College, 109 West Central Street, Franklin, MA on March 20, 2019. The program is FREE and open to the public. For more information, visit www.dean.edu/dli.   

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      Dean College Presents: Catch Me If You Can, April 3-7, 2019

      03/05/2019

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Catch Me If You Can, beginning Wednesday, April 3rd through Sunday, April 7, 2019.

      Based on the hit film and the incredible true story, Catch Me If You Can is the tale of Frank Abignale, Jr, an irreverent and precocious teenager who runs away from home. Relying on his charm, imagination and millions in forged checks, he poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer, while enjoying the fast lane and winning the girl of his dreams. J. Edgar Hoover’s F.B.I. soon becomes involved and it is agent Carl Hanratty’s driving mission to track young Frank down and to make him pay for his crimes. Catch Me If You Can is a big and bright spectacle with high-energy dance numbers and a riveting story.

      The Dean College production of Catch Me If You Can will take place in the Main Stage in the Campus Center at Dean College, 109 West Central Street, Franklin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday – 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

      03/03/2019

      Weather Update

      **UPDATED**

      Dean College day classes and administrative offices will be closed on Monday, March 4, 2019.

      Evening classes for the School of Continuing Studies will be held. 

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      CANCELLATIONS: Dance & Theatre Auditions and Saturday with Dean, March 2, 2019

      03/01/2019

      Dean College announces cancellations for Saturday, March 2, 2019.

      Due to the weather forecast for Saturday, March 2, 2019, the Dance and Theatre Auditions, as well as the Saturday with Dean program, have been cancelled. 

      Please call 508-541-1508 to reschedule or choose from one of our visit options that can be found on our visiting campus page. 

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