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Prof departs for Turkey on cultural exchange | June 14, 2013

Despite a long history of high tensions between the United States and the Middle East, Mercyhurst University faculty member Keiko Takioto Miller will journey to Turkey this Sunday.

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Mercyhurst faculty promotions announced | June 06, 2013

Two veteran teachers at Mercyhurst University have been named full professors. Promoted were Tauna Hunter, chair of the dance department, and Brian Reed, Ph.D., a member of the English faculty who also serves as dean of faculty. In other recent promotions, the Mercyhurst University Board of Trustees granted tenure to R. Scott Tomlison, Ph.D., and promoted him to associate professor of music, while Mary Gavacs, director of the associate degree program in occupational therapy, has been named assistant professor.

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Sheridan writes of ‘future’ for Perry 200 | May 09, 2013

Communication instructor Brian Sheridan puts pen to historic occasion.

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Brian Ripley recognized for teaching excellence | May 09, 2013

Teaching Excellence Award to be presented at year-end faculty reception May 10.

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Mercyhurst prof explores Google Glass | April 05, 2013

Communication prof Meghan Corbin has been chosen by Google as one of 8,000 “explorers” to pioneer the futuristic new Google Glass technology.

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Intel’s Breckenridge to share expertise at international confab in Seoul | April 02, 2013

James Breckenridge, Ph.D., executive director of the Institute for Intelligence Studies at Mercyhurst University (IIS-MU), has been tapped as a keynote speaker for the annual conference of the International Tactical Training Association (ITTA) to be held in Seoul, Korea, this September.

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Wheaton aims to kick start yet another game | March 11, 2013

Just when you thought Mercyhurst University’s foremost gamer Kris Wheaton would have exhausted his supply of games for grownups, he’s invented another, this one called “Widget.”

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McKenzie excavates fossil of Dunkleosteus | March 05, 2013

For 25 years, Mercyhurst University geologist Scott McKenzie has hunted the remains of the formidable Dunkleosteus, a killer fish that made its home in the salt water ocean that covered Erie County some 364 million years ago.

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David J. Livingston appointed new president of Lourdes University | February 20, 2013

David J. Livingston, Ph.D., vice president for advancement at Mercyhurst University, has been named the new president of Lourdes University. Thomas Geiger Jr., chair of the Lourdes University Board of Trustees, made the official announcement at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the university’s campus in Sylvania, Ohio.

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Steven Symes, PhD - Anthropology and Forensic Science Professor | February 14, 2013 - Doug Irving Register Writer

The charred body found in the burned-out wreckage of a mountain cabin, thought to belong to fugitive former police officer Christopher Dorner, had likely curled into a telltale posture, fingers clenched, arms up.

Forensic experts call that the fighter's stance, and it's what bodies do as they burn and the muscles and tissues tighten.

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