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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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Education

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

Mercyhurst collaborates on Sister Joan Chittister Archival Project | March 06, 2013

Mercyhurst University has joined in a collaborative effort to preserve and make accessible the papers of one of its most prominent graduates, Sister Joan D. Chittister, OSB.

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Sister Joan Chittister

Online hybrid gets high marks in Mercyhurst’s OL program | February 27, 2013

In today's technology-driven world, it was important to Mercyhurst University professor Gil Jacobs, Ph.D, to meet the changing educational needs of his graduate students. To adapt meant developing a new academic model that was successful — measured by meeting course learning objectives, facilitating quality education and creating satisfaction among his students.

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MU OL Program

Buddhist monk to share insights on finding well-being in the mind | February 27, 2013

Tibetan Buddhist teacher and monk Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche comes to the Carolyn Herrmann Student Union Great Room at Mercyhurst University on Tuesday, March 12, at 10 a.m. to present “Discovering Peace and Well-Being in the Mind.” The lecture is free and open to the public.

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monk visit

Mercyhurst announces 'happiness' as academic theme for 2013-2014 | February 22, 2013 - Posted in News Releases

Mercyhurst University is pleased to announce the theme for the 2013-2014 academic year: happiness.

President Thomas Gamble, Ph.D., the Office of Academic Affairs, Campus Ministry and the Institute for Arts & Culture invite Mercyhurst students, faculty, staff and administration to explore the many different aspects of happiness throughout the next academic year.

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New MU academic theme is happiness

Mercyhurst prof’s dad, 91, tells class saga of being POW in WW II | February 14, 2013

To a little girl, he was a surreal sight – that airman shot out of the sky and secured behind bars in a ramshackle basement jail in the Daxberg, Germany, town hall.
It was May 1944. She peered wide-eyed through the barred windows at the prisoner – twenty-something U.S. Army Air Corps Sgt. Arthur H. Mills Sr. She would never forget him.

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POW in WWII