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De-stress with 'mindful communication' | April 04, 2013

Mercyhurst University communication instructor Brian Sheridan developed a new kind of interpersonal communication course designed to help students focus,de-stress and make conscientious decisions.

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Mindful Communication

Annual Mercyhurst Literary Festival | April 01, 2013

The Mercyhurst Literary Festival was created by Jeff Roessner, Ph.D., and Ken Schiff, Ph.D., to bring accomplished writers to campus to read from their works and to interact with student authors. Guests over the years have ranged from Robert Bly and Grace Paley to Martín Espada and Francine Prose.

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Mercyhurst considers launch of underwater archaeology field school | March 27, 2013

The Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute has announced plans to launch an underwater archaeology field school this summer.

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Field school

Mercyhurst to launch new School of Health Professions | March 27, 2013

Mercyhurst University announces a new School of Health Professions and Public Health, beginning this fall.

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David J. Dausey

Statler Foundation awards Mercyhurst hospitality $118,500 | March 20, 2013

The Statler Foundation, long a benefactor of Mercyhurst University, has awarded a grant of $118,579 to the university’s hospitality program, which just this past year took the name of the Statler Department of Hospitality Management.

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Hospitality Management

Mercyhurst to take lead at Mercy Center of the Arts | March 13, 2013

In an effort to enhance clinical opportunities for its early childhood education majors and to provide a vibrant artistic-based preschool experience for the Erie area’s PreK children, the Mercyhurst University Education Department has forged a new cooperative agreement with Mercy Center of the Arts.

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Sister Catherine Edward Delaney, RSM

Two recent surveys show strong placement for Mercyhurst education grads | March 12, 2013

Two separate surveys recently conducted by the Mercyhurst University Career Development Center and the education department revealed job and graduate school placement rates exceeding 93 percent for education graduates from the classes of 2011 and 2012.

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Documentary delves into environmentalism movement | March 07, 2013

Meet award-winning director Mark Kitchell as he hosts a screening of his environmental documentary A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Mercyhurst University’s Walker Recital Hall.

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Love Canal Protest

MAI hosts presentation on extinction of Ice Age mammals | March 07, 2013

Armadillo-like animals the size of cars and beavers the size of bears – oh my! These creatures were among an astonishing group of mammals that once inhabited North America and whose histories will come alive when noted anthropologist Donald K. Grayson, professor of anthropology at the University of Washington, speaks at Mercyhurst University on Tuesday, March 19.

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Donald Grayson

South African fossil discovery sheds light on human evolution | March 07, 2013

Boston University functional morphologist Jeremy DeSilva will discuss the “Two million-year-old surprise from South Africa” when he visits Mercyhurst University on Thursday, March 14. His talk on human evolution, an offering of the university’s anthropology department, begins at 5 p.m. in room 314 of Zurn Hall on the Mercyhurst campus. It is free and open to the public.

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Jeremy DeSilva