College Letter 10/2014
The GI Bill launches a veteran’s foray into interdisciplinary research on Stalinist industrialization.
It was in 2011 that Sean Thoel ’16 found his inspiration in concrete. The Navy veteran was fresh off a stint working as a nuclear mechanic on the USS Columbia and working in construction. Thoel’s job was pouring concrete pool decks, a task he was very familiar with—before joining the Navy in 2002, he spent four years working construction in Chicago, spending his days in factories and foundries, building foundations for massive machines. But Thoel wanted something more. [Read more]
A federal grant funds bystander intervention programs in New England high schools.
The Department of Psychology and Prevention Innovations have received a grant in excess of one million dollars from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to test the effectiveness of Prevention Innovations’ sexual assault and relationship violence bystander prevention program, Bringing in the Bystander®, with youth in nearly 30 high schools across New England. [Read more]
Brain power and talent attend the newest class of College faculty.
The College welcomes one new associate professor and nine new assistant professors this year, a group that spans the liberal arts disciplines, from dance choreographer to classicist to STEM educator to environmental geographer. [Read more]