Monday Morning Update
August 09, 2010
Accessible Professors: The latest Princeton Review survey reports that Stonehill students rate their professors highly for being so accessible and helpful. Our students also like the small, interactive nature of their Stonehill experience. The College is one of 218 Northeast institutions recommended by the Princeton Review in its 2011 edition of The Best 373 Colleges. The College appears in several of its ranking lists as well, with our study abroad and career services options getting high marks from students. Next up will be U.S. News & World Report, which is expected to release its rankings later this month. For more on the Princeton Review survey, visit here.
Backpack Project: Alumni volunteers will meet on Wednesday night to fill backpacks with school supplies for children in Brockton, Taunton, Quincy, Foxboro and other local towns. Now in its seventh year, the Back to School Backpack Project is one of the Alumni Council's most successful service initiatives. More than 300 backpacks filled with supplies were donated last year and alumni volunteers are working diligently to ensure this year's success. All are invited to participate. For information, call 508-565-1344, email email@example.com or visit Stonehill Connect.
The Science of Stress: Stress does not kill us. It just makes everything that does kill us much worse. In the August edition of Wired Magazine, Jonah Lehrer writes about the challenges of stress and the search for a cure. Lehrer will give the Common Intellectual Experience lecture at Stonehill on October 7 and his book How We Decide is required reading for the Class of 2014. Still in his 20s, Lehrer is a prolific and acclaimed writer who explores issues in neuroscience and psychology. To read the article from Wired, visit here.
Literary Prague: At the International James Joyce Symposium in Prague this summer, Allyson Manchester '11 was the only undergraduate to give a presentation. The English major read a paper on Joyce's novel Ulysses (1922), a project she worked on closely with her faculty mentor, Assistant Professor of English Ellen Scheible. Manchester is just one of 50 students participating in the Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program this summer. With Professor Scheible, she is collaborating on a project called James Joyce and the Literary Archive.
Final Tribute: From 1964 to 2000, Frank Ryan served Stonehill as an English professor, department chair and acting associate academic dean. Above all, Ryan, who died in May, had a wonderful poetic sensibility to him, a way with words, conversation and literature. We have two tributes to him. One is from Professor Emeritus of History Anne Carrigg '57 and the other is from his son-in-law William Stott, who gave the eulogy at Ryan's funeral and whose words were, fittingly, in the form of a poem. To read both tributes, visit here.
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