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Clowning Around: There’s nothing funny about biology… is there?

Assumption College Undergraduate

Science has gathered plenty of evidence to support the idea that “laughter is the best medicine,” and yet the biology behind humor remains something of a mystery. Just as one recent Assumption student took on the biology of aggression as a research topic, maybe another will consider the polar extreme: humor. Research demonstrates a number […]

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July 21st, 2015

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Clowning Around: Psychology and humor

Assumption College Undergraduate

Everybody loves a good joke, even academics, some of who think so highly of humor that they created a professional association dedicated to the subject: The International Society of Humor Studies. This group of biologists and psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists publish HUMOR: The International Journal of Humor Research. But what about when the joke’s on one […]

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July 17th, 2015

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Assumption’s fifth year Master’s option in Special Education

Assumption College Undergraduate

The United States Department of Education’s 2015-2016 Teacher Shortage Report identified Special Education teachers as an area of high need across the U.S. and in Massachusetts as well, particularly in low-income areas. The Assumption education program provides students with a five-year program option where they earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in […]

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July 14th, 2015

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What is project-based learning?

Assumption College Undergraduate

Pedagogy is defined as the method and practice of teaching, especially as an academic subject or theoretical concept. Assumption education students are no strangers to this term, and the various teaching methods and practices it embodies. One segment of pedagogy is in the realm of project-based learning (or PBL), “which asserts that students learn best […]

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July 10th, 2015

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Psychology careers: Clinical psychologist

Assumption College Undergraduate

Assumption psychology students can gain hands-on professional experience as undergraduates through internships and field work, where they have the opportunity to experience if their chosen field of study is right for them. Assumption psychology students intern at hospitals, clinics, non-profit organizations and local Worcester schools. Psychology major Shannon Porter ‘16 participated in an internship at […]

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July 7th, 2015

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Is pharmacy in your future?

Assumption College Undergraduate

Many Assumption biology majors pursue advanced and professional degrees, including: medical, veterinary, dental and pharmacy programs. Assumption students who possess ambitious academic goals work one-on-one with their advisors to ensure they have a strong foundation in the fields they want to pursue. This is true for recent Biology graduate Barry Nicholson, who is pursuing his […]

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July 2nd, 2015

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