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Liberal arts prepare students for many careers

Liberal arts majors often follow winding career paths before settling on a longer-term career, a new article published by US News World Report notes.

Originally posted: January 26, 2015 »

Pomona College mathematics professor wins national teaching award

The Mathematical Association of America bestows Pomona College mathematics professor Shahriar Shahriari with the 2015 Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished Teaching of Mathematics.

Originally posted: January 26, 2015 »

Biology Professor Patrick Ferree Secures $830,000 NSF Grant

Assistant Professor of Biology Patrick Ferree is the recipient of an $830,000 five-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Development Program to research genome conflict. Ferree is in the W.M. Keck Science Department of Pitzer College, Claremont McKenna College and Scripps College.

Originally posted: January 25, 2015 »

Connecticut College professor awarded $412K for cancer research from National Institutes of Health

Connecticut College biology professor Martha Grossel has been awarded a grant of $412,470 from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to continue cutting-edge cancer research.

Originally posted: January 25, 2015 »

Money Magazine Ranks Ohio Wesleyan Among Nation’s ‘Best Colleges’

Ohio Wesleyan University is listed among the nation’s “Best Colleges for Your Money” in Money Magazine’s new rankings, determined by an analysis of OWU’s “educational quality, affordability, and alumni earnings.”

Originally posted: January 24, 2015 »

Mount Holyoke professor earns national honor for literary translation

Translating from one language to another is always challenging. So imagine translating the thoughts of an avant-garde writer known for his surrealist poetry and prose for adults and as “the Russian Dr. Seuss” for his children’s poetry. That was the task facing Mount Holyoke College Professor of Russian Peter Scotto and coauthor Anthony Anemone, a professor at New York’s New School.

Originally posted: January 18, 2015 »

Swarthmore Computer Scientists Win Google Hackathon

Organized by Google Ideas, the hackathon focused on building apps or programs to tackle social issues and featured presentations from Christopher Reeve, the United Nations, and UNICEF. The Swatties designed Alli to help raise awareness of and prevent sexual assault on college campuses. Community members can send and view anonymous distress alerts on the app.

Originally posted: January 17, 2015 »

Recognizing women fighting global violence

While pursuing her degree at Mount Holyoke College in 2012, Marleny DaRosa ‘13 traveled to the Netherlands to observe the trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor, who was convicted of murder, rape, and terrorism. The events had a lasting effect on DaRosa, who was inspired to tell the stories of women fighting against violence around the world who are often unnoticed.

Originally posted: January 16, 2015 »

Brain Waves, Phobias, and Bacterial Sugars: Bowdoin Research in Human Health

Research isn’t just a way to accumulate abstract knowledge - it can be a step on the path toward improving people’s lives. With the help of student researchers, faculty members at Bowdoin are probing an array of topics with implications for human health, from understanding Alzheimer’s and treating anxiety to developing therapeutics that combat dangerous bacteria.

Originally posted: January 16, 2015 »

$1 Million Grant Will Help Claremont Colleges Create a More Diverse Faculty for U.S. Higher Education

A new $1 million grant to The Claremont Colleges—Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, Pomona and Scripps—will push forward efforts by this group of small, academically-rigorous institutions to create a more diverse faculty for America’s colleges and universities.

Originally posted: January 15, 2015 »