The Merciad

Public Health, EPA to research toxic emissions

Melanie Todd, Staff writer

September 29, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency granted research project proposals for the Mercyhurst Public Health Department and two other universities. Students began work on the project with the new academic school year. Mercyhurst’s...

’Hurst creates ‘Spark Tank’ for young entrepeneurs

Adrian Monty, Staff writer

September 22, 2015

Innovative students now have the opportunity to launch their ideas with Spark Tank at MU, a new program designed to help students become social entrepreneurs. Colin Hurley, director of community engagement, announced Spark Tank...

Students to embark on pilgrimage to hear Pope Francis

Erin McGarrity, Staff writer

September 22, 2015

Fifty-one Mercyhurst students will travel by bus to Philadelphia on the evening of Sept. 26, to attend Pope Francis’ World Meeting of Families Papal Mass on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 4:00 p.m. Registration for the trip, organized...

Former president Gamble leaves legacy at Institute

Emani Burton, Staff writer

September 22, 2015

The Mercyhurst University Board of Trustee members recently recognized former president Thomas Gamble’s contributions to the university by renaming the Mercyhurst Civic Institute in his honor. After 30 years of service, Gamble...

Learning Differences and AIM split

Melanie Todd, Staff writer

September 22, 2015

The Learning Differences Program and Autism/Asperger Initiative at Mercyhurst, which used to be partnered together, have parted ways to become independent programs. While the goals of the two programs are very similar, they work...

Recent grad Francis nominated for women’s leadership award

Lauren Murphy, Staff writer

September 16, 2015

  Update: It was announced on Sept. 17, that Emily Francis is the recipient of the ATHENA Young Professionals Award for 2015. Emily Francis, a recent graduate of Mercyhurst’s class of 2015, was nominated for the ATHENA Y...

Breckenridge addresses Vienna Summit

Erin McGarrity, Staff writer

September 16, 2015

James Breckenridge, Ph.D., dean of the Tom Ridge School of Intelligence Studies and Information Science, joined world leaders and gave a keynote address at the Insider Threat Summit last week in Vienna, Austria. This year’s...

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