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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

      05/01/2017

      Dean College will be celebrating its 151st commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 6, 2017 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 speakers Karen Laven and Valerie Davis.

      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 Host Graduating Students Award Ceremony

      04/24/2017


      Dean College to Host Graduating Students Award Ceremony, May 5, 2017

      The Graduating Student Award Ceremony will start at 5:30pm on Friday, May 5th in the Guidrey Center. Immediately following, there will be a reception in the Atrium for all award winner and their guests. Reception concludes by 7:30pm.

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      Dean College Residence Hall Closings

      04/24/2017

      The residence halls will close at 6:30pm on Thursday, May 4th for NON GRADUATING STUDENTS. 

      The residence halls will close at 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 6th for GRADUATING STUDENTS.

      Dean College May 2017 Residence Hall Closing Information

      The residence halls will close at 6:30pm on Thursday, May 4th for NON-GRADUATING STUDENTS.

      Students must check out of their residence hall room three hours after their last final.

      The residence halls will close at 3pm on Saturday, May 6th for GRADUATING STUDENTS.

      Prior to leaving students must do the following:

                      -Ensure all trash is taken out of the room

                      -All belongings are removed from the room

                      -Lock all windows

                      -Turn off the light, and lock the door

                      -Turn in their key to the residence director, community advisor or designated key drop area.

      Students should sign up with their Resident Director or Community Advisor to check out of their room, and return their room key.

      Mail keys should be returned directly to the mail room.

      Residents who live further than 500 miles away, and need to stay late due to travel arrangements must go to Chapman House by to finalize arrangements. Charges will apply.

      The College does not store belongings. Should students need storage AppleBox Storage is a local company that the College has worked with. You may contact them at AppleBoxCollege.com. The company delivers boxes to the student, the student packs, and the company picks them up! The company will then deliver the items back to you in the fall.

      Any questions please contact the Office of Residence Life at reslife@dean.edu or 508-541-1838.

      Students are also encouraged to stop by Chapman House or speak with their RD if they have any questions.

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      Dance Company: Waves

      04/24/2017

      Performances of Dance Company: Waves begin Thursday, April 27th through Saturday, April 29th. Visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice for more information and to purchase tickets. 

      Dean College Presents Dance Company: Waves, April 27-29, 2017

      Award winning faculty and guest choreographers showcase the impressive talent of our dance majors through new and restaged dance works ranging in style from hip hop to jazz dance, tap, modern dance and ballet.

      Performances of Dance Company: Waves begin Thursday, April 27th through Saturday, April 29th. Visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice for more information and to purchase tickets. 

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      Dean College Presents Dance Company: Waves, April 20-22 & 27-29, 2017

      04/10/2017

      Dean College Presents Dance Company: Waves, April 20-22 & 27-29, 2017

      Award winning faculty and guest choreographers showcase the impressive talent of our dance majors through new and restaged dance works ranging in style from hip hop to jazz dance, tap, modern dance and ballet.

      Performances of Dance Company: Waves begin Thursday, April 20th through Saturday, April 22nd and again on Thursday, April 27th through Saturday, April 29th.

      Visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice for more information and to purchase tickets.

       

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