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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 will host Accepted Students Day on Saturday, April 14, 2018

      04/10/2018

      Dean College will host Accepted Students Day on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

      Students admitted for the fall of 2018 are highly encouraged to attend Accepted Students Day, a special program designed to offer you all the information you need to decide if Dean is right for you. Even if you previously visited on a Discover Dean Day or attended another campus event, this day offers unique insights for admitted students! The program begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes in the afternoon.

      What Happens on Accepted Students Day?

      You and your family are welcome to attend. Dean provides both student and parent sessions that offer a first-hand account of student life at Dean and numerous opportunities for interactions with faculty and staff. Representatives from various campus offices will be available to answer your questions.

      The program includes:

      Student activities fair

      Campus and residence hall tours

      Panel presentations

      One-on-one meetings with financial aid counselors

      Overview of Academic Support Services and the Honors, Internship and Study Abroad Programs

      Academic and advising sessions

      Hands-on assistance with paying your enrollment deposit, setting up your email account, submitting the required health forms, and completing the online Housing and Dining Request form.

      Visit the Dean College Accepted Students Day webpage for more information.

      www.dean.edu/ASD
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      Dean College Presents Curtains, April 11-15, 2018

      03/26/2018

      Dean College Presents Curtains, April 11-15, 2018

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Curtains, beginning Wednesday, April 11 through Sunday, April 15, 2018.

      Set in 1950s Boston, Curtains is a musical mystery comedy based on the original book and concept by Peter Stone. This musical is a send-up of backstage murder mystery plots and follows the fallout when Jessica Cranshaw, the extremely untalented star of Robbin' Hood of the Old West, is murdered during her opening night curtain call. It is up to musical theatre fan, police detective Lt. Frank Cioffi, to solve the murder and save the show.

      New York Times critic Ben Brantley called "Lt. Frank Cioffi the best damn musical theatre character since Mama Rose in Gypsy.”

      Curtains – Book by Rupert Holmes, Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, Original Book and Concept by Peter Stone.

      The Dean College production of Curtains 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 Presents: Choreographers Concert, March 23 & 24, 2018

      03/19/2018

      Dean College Presents: Choreographers Concert, March 23 & 24, 2018

      The Palladino School of Dance at Dean College will perform a Choreographers’ Concert on Friday, March 23, 2018 and Saturday, March 24, 2018.

      Renowned guest artists from the Manhattan Dance Project will view selected student works and give insightful feedback to our student choreographers in our version of “So You Think You Can Choreograph.”

      Friday night’s performance will be presented as a straight concert without interruptions, whereas Saturday’s concert will feature live commentary from our guest artists and will be preceded by a preconcert lecture at 7 p.m.

      The Choreographers’ Concert will take place in the Main Stage within the Campus Center at Dean College, 99 Main Street, Franklin at 8:00 p.m. both nights. 

      For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice.
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      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, March 24, 2018

      03/19/2018

      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, March 24, 2018

      Join Dean College on Saturday, March 24, 2018 for an information session and tour of campus designed to help you better understand The Dean Difference. Sessions begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by a tour of campus, allowing you plenty of time to enjoy the remainder of your day. 

      Representatives of the Office of Admissions will be on hand to answer all your questions. We can't wait to welcome you to campus!

      Register for Saturday with Dean on March 24, 2018.
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      Dean College Presents: Senior Showcase, March 16 & 17, 2018

      03/05/2018

      Dean College Presents: Senior Showcase, March 16 & 17, 2018

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Senior Showcase on Friday, March 16 – Saturday, March 17, 2018.

      Creating a performance from the ground up, our talented senior dance students share their choreography, performance and production expertise in this collaborative show.

      The Senior Showcase production will take place in the Main Stage within the Campus Center at Dean College, 99 Main Street, Franklin, MA at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online by visiting www.dean.edu/boxoffice

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