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10 things you didn’t know about the state-of-the-art Testa Science Center

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The Richard and Janet Testa Science Center at Assumption College houses the Natural Sciences, but students of every major and program benefit from this modern facility for their classes, meetings, listening to visiting speakers or to just kick back and study in the natural light-filled atria. There are some things, however, you may not know […]

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January 29th, 2015

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Advertising Beyond Borders

Assumption College Undergraduate

Advertising a product or a service across different countries can present many challenges including language translation and different cultural standards. Many can still recall a few notorious campaigns gone astray. KFC’s old slogan “finger-lickin’ good” translated became “eat your fingers off” in China, or, American Airlines’ “Fly in Leather” translated “Fly naked” for the market […]

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January 27th, 2015

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New psychology research on the positive effects of keeping that smartphone in your pocket

Assumption College Undergraduate

The 2014 Pearson Student Mobile Device survey found 84 percent of college students own a smartphone. And American smartphone owners spend an average of two hours and 57 minutes a day on their phone. This growth in usage doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Their rise in use, in fact, has brought a […]

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January 23rd, 2015

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Innovation thriving in Massachusetts

Assumption College Undergraduate

According to an index report released by the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, “Massachusetts continues to be one of the most innovative and prosperous states in the country.” Thanks to the state’s innovation economy “nearly 38 percent of the state’s workforce is employed within an innovation… sector, much higher than any other state.” Also, wages in the […]

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January 20th, 2015

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Making the Most of Student Teaching

Assumption College Undergraduate

At this point in the academic year, many senior education majors at Assumption are gearing up for their semester-long student teaching requirement — an important step toward licensure in Massachusetts. As student teachers prepare to begin this new semester, it never hurts to remind oneself that teaching is more than a job, it’s an ongoing […]

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January 15th, 2015

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The Marketing Debate: Exploring Traditional vs. Digital at Assumption

Assumption College Undergraduate

According to a recent Pew Research study, “81 percent of online Americans report their internet and cell phone use has made them better informed about products and services today than they were five years ago.” Also, contrary to popular belief, the study finds that the majority of Americans are not overwhelmed by the amount of […]

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January 13th, 2015

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Biology Faculty Spotlight, Dr. Jessica McCready: Assumption faculty and students research potential links between pregnancy and breast cancer.

Assumption College Undergraduate

Dr. Jessica McCready is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Assumption College who discovered an interest in biology at a young age. “My ultimate goal was to become a medical doctor because I didn’t really know what else to do with a degree in Biology.” This idea changed, when as a junior at Cornell University […]

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January 8th, 2015

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Clear thinking this winter and a successful spring semester

Assumption College Undergraduate

In a previous blog, we discussed the importance of getting a little rest over the winter break. Entering mid-January rejuvenated and ready to take on the next semester, whether in college or high school, is a great feeling. Just as our bodies use energy — stored in glucose — to complete physical tasks like walking, […]

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January 6th, 2015

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