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At the frontiers of autism research, Holy Cross professor offers exciting new perspectives

A cognitive psychologist, Professor Richard Schmidt’s research has long focused on the motor movements of socially interacting individuals.

Originally posted: December 21, 2014 »

HWS Receives Highest U.S. Honor for Service

Hobart and William Smith Colleges have been recognized nationally as one of only four institutions named for the President's Award for Education Community Service in a recent Honor Roll of nearly 800 colleges and universities considered for the prestigious recognition.

Originally posted: December 20, 2014 »

Middlebury College Signs on to ‘Real Food’ Challenge

Joining nearly 60 other institutions in the RFC’s campus commitment, Middlebury pledged that by 2016, 30 percent of food purchased for Dining Services will meet RFC criteria, including: local (within 150 miles), ecologically sound, fair working conditions, and humane animal treatment.

Originally posted: December 20, 2014 »

$1 Million Gift to Help Attract National Merit Scholars to Gustavus

Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to announce that Bob “Stick” Peterson ’74 and his wife Cindy have generously given $1 million for the creation of an endowed scholarship fund intended to attract and retain National Merit Scholars to the College. The fund will officially be known as the Robert A. Peterson Distinguished Student Scholarship Fund.

Originally posted: December 19, 2014 »

Using computer science to better understand biology

Many of the students in Associate Professor of Biology Steve Freedberg’s bioinformatics course aren’t computer science majors. Many have little experience writing code. Yet all of them have developed computer programs that provide a sophisticated research tool for understanding biological systems

Originally posted: December 19, 2014 »

Rhodes College President Elected to National Merit Scholarship Corporation’s Board of Directors

Rhodes College President William E. Troutt has been elected to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation’s (NMSC) Board of Directors for a three-year term.

Originally posted: December 18, 2014 »

Gettysburg student's venture keeps textbook trading local

ScholarOasis provides a middleman-free platform that facilitates direct textbook trading from student to student on the same campus. Many Gettysburg College students have already signed up to trade textbooks.

Originally posted: December 18, 2014 »

Connecticut College sophomore awarded prestigious Fulbright-Hays scholarship to study in China

Nicolae Dorlea ’17 will spend eight months studying in China as a Fulbright-Hays scholar.

Originally posted: December 17, 2014 »

Keck Science Department presents original student senior thesis research

The Claremont community got a glimpse of life inside the laboratory as seniors presented research topics ranging from the effects of climate change on the physiology of intertidal organisms to the effects of acute stress on foraging behavior this week. Students of the W.M. Keck Science Department – the interdisciplinary home to biology, chemistry, and physics for Scripps, Pitzer, and Claremont McKenna Colleges – shared their senior research projects with faculty and fellow students, celebrating or commemorating the publication of their senior theses.

Originally posted: December 17, 2014 »

Mudders Take Top Prizes at 5-C Team Hackathon

Harvey Mudd College encourages a collaborative problem-solving approach that lets students harness the power of collective skill and experience. Harvey Mudd students put this power to good use at the recent 5-C Hackathon, an all-night programming competition that challenges students to design a useful Internet application. Harvey Mudd fielded winning teams—both made up of first years—in two of three categories.

Originally posted: December 17, 2014 »