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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 152nd Commencement Exercises, May 5, 2018

      04/23/2018

      Dean College 152nd Commencement Exercises, May 5, 2018

      Dean College will be celebrating its 152nd commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

      Commencement speakers include Dr. Paula M. Rooney, Dean College President; Mark D. Boyce, Chairman of the Dean College Board of Trustees; and student speaker Nabeel Barqawi.

      For more information, visit www.dean.edu/commencement.

      A live stream will be available for commencement the day of. You can access the stream here.

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      Dean College to Host Commencement Reception and Awards Night, May 4, 2018

      04/23/2018

      Dean College to Host Commencement Reception and Awards Night, May 4, 2018

      The Commencement Reception and Awards Night will start at 6:00pm on Friday, May 4th in the Guidrey Center. 

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      Dean College Presents Dance Company: Move, April 26-29, 2018

      04/23/2018

      Dean College Presents Dance Company: Move, April 26-29, 2018

      Award winning faculty and guest choreographers showcase the impressive talent of our dance majors in hip hop, African, jazz, tap, modern, pointe and ballet pieces. This year we reflect on the concept of time.

      Performances of Dance Company: Time begin Thursday, April 26th through Sunday, April 29th.

      For more information and tickets, visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice.

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      Dean College to Host 5th Annual Dean Dash 5k, April 21, 2018

      04/17/2018

      Dean College to Host 5th Annual Dean Dash 5k, April 21, 2018

      The course will start and finish at Awpie Way located just outside of Dean Hall. You will start promptly at 1:00 PM and take a 3.16-mile walk, jog, or run through the quiet, residential streets of Franklin. Every turn along the course will be clearly marked by a directional sign pointing you down the right path and a course marshal will be present at every road to ensure your safety.


      At around the 1 and 2-mile marks, there will be a water station for you to take a break in and re-hydrate. Upon your return, you will be greeted by Boomer the Bulldog at the finish line and ushered to the serving area where you will get to enjoy grilled burgers, hot dogs, a salad and fruit station, and two buckets full of Gatorade bottles to reward yourself for finishing the Dean Dash 5K! 

      Stick around after the race for the award ceremony presentation, live entertainment by the band Barefoot Young, inflatable games sponsored by Student Activities Committee, lawn games hosted by Outdoor Recreation and Activity Club, and picture opportunities with Boomer and a Franklin FD firetruck!

      Registration
      Dean College Students/Kids Under 12: $5 
      Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $13
      Family/Community Members: $18
      Registration prices will increase by $5 on race day so don’t wait!

      Your registration grants you the following: A race t-shirt, race bib, drawstring bag souvenir, lunch, hydration station, and live entertainment.
      Whether you are a seasoned race enthusiast or a first-time runner, we hope you will join us by participating in this year’s race.

      For more information and to register, visit www.dean.edu/deandash.

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      Dean College Presents The Glass Menagerie, April 19-22, 2018

      04/17/2018

      Dean College Presents The Glass Menagerie, April 19-22, 2018

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform The Glass Menagerie, beginning Thursday, April 19 through Sunday, April 22, 2018.

      One of the great plays of American Theatre, The Glass Menagerie is what Williams called a “memory” play. Controlling the present and the past of the story about harsh realities of his family’s impoverished existence, it is narrated by one of its central characters. Through desperation and courage, this play explores beauty and meaning in the confusion of living.

      The Dean College production of The Glass Menagerie will take place in the Performing Arts Studio Stage (PAS) at Dean College, 61 School 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. Please note that this performance will take place in a venue that is not handicap accessible.

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

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