The psychology of going against the grain: what makes an effective leader?

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In our last blog post, we discussed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man whose call for change through nonviolence is the foundation for his legacy of leadership. There are many quality traits that contribute to becoming an effective leader. But before you can lead a team, a company, a movement, or a nation, you […]

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Students at Assumption research cell biology with Dr. Aisling Dugan, Ph.D.

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How can something so small like a microbe or a mutated cell cause such devastating effects? Assumption Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Aisling Dugan combines cell biology, molecular biology and genetic biology to answer this question. “Observing microbial infection or cancer cells as bad guys versus the defenses of the good guys has always been […]

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Assumption business students help to sustain, grow Haitian orphanage

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Many Assumption classes provide students an opportunity to fulfill the school’s mission: to form graduates known for critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service. When the nonprofit organization Be Like Brit asked Assumption professor and director of MBA program, Eric Drouart if he and his students could develop a strategic plan, he knew it to […]

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Assumption Associate Professor of Education, Eric Howe, Ph.D. and the epistemology of science

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A timely topic of significant interest in education is the push for greater emphasis on STEM education. (See a previous bachelor’s in education blog post about this topic.) Associate professor of science education at Assumption College, Professor Eric Howe, Ph.D. shares, “anecdotally, I’ve found that there has been heightened interest in science teaching when we’ve […]

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The psychology behind why people fear change

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January marks the annual celebration of one of the greatest revolutionaries and leaders of change in the world — a man who, through his courageous actions and dreams of a future filled with hope, equality and opportunity, changed the history of this nation forever in the civil rights movement — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. […]

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Why writing is crucial in business

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When Assumption marketing student, Linda Truong started her internship at the Worcester Business Journal, she didn’t anticipate the opportunity to help write almost 40 introductory speeches for an upcoming event. But she gladly assumed the assignment and witnessed weeks of hard work pay off as she watched the event and listened to her words introduce […]

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Teaching teachers: Experiential learning taught through student teaching

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“Research shows that an inspiring and informed teacher is the most important school-related factor influencing student achievement,” according to Edutopia. That is why Assumption students spend 400 hours in area classrooms learning with experienced mentor teachers and working with students at the grade-levels they aspire to teach. It starts in their first year and it’s […]

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3 Business lessons from watching an Assumption grad on Shark Tank

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Starting a new business is tough. Getting someone to believe in it enough to put their money at stake is even tougher. That’s the premise of ABC’s show, Shark Tank, where entrepreneurs are invited to present their business idea for a chance to make a deal with one or more of the show’s “shark” investors. […]

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Massachusetts town addressing opioid crisis: How can a psychology degree help mitigate the public health emergency?

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After receiving word in March that the small town of Gloucester, MA had lost their fourth person in three months to a heroin overdose — the killer of over 8,200 people in 2013 alone, a death rate that has quadrupled in the past decade — Police Chief Leonard Campanello took immediate action, announcing to the […]

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The biology behind stress: Addressing final exam anxiety

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Friday, December 11 to Thursday, December 17 marks final exam week for fall semester at Assumption. For many students, including those who are pursuing a bachelor’s in biology, exams can be a source of significant stress. But one of the best ways to combat stress is to understand the biology behind it. To know why […]

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