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  • Students and faculty from Merrimack College, in classroom, and Bannari Amman Institute of Technology in Tamilnadu, In... Dec 15, 2017 —
    Faculty and students from Bannari Amman Institute of Technology in Tamilnadu, India, are traveling to Merrimack College for a series of lectures and shared academic experiences — without ever having to leave their desks.
  • Nov 10, 2017 —
    Sixty Merrimack seniors received a crash course in career planning last week at the college’s semiannual Professional Development Retreat at the Battery Wharf Hotel in Boston.
  • Paula Bordogna Dec 3, 2017 —
    The math department this semester introduced an innovative approach to teaching its Concepts in Algebra class, which has been recognized nationally for making learning more student-centered, personalized and aligned with student learning preferences.
  • Nov 3, 2017 —
    Merrimack has begun a “cross-hiring” initiative to help prepare students for careers in the real world. Recognizing that most graduates will need to work within interdisciplinary teams, the college has set up a framework for specialized classes to collaborate with each other to complete projects.
  • Electrical and computer engineering chair Jack Adams Nov 19, 2017 —
    The electrical engineering department has introduced a new concentration for students who plan to go in the electrical power industry, where the demands of a changing field offer a strong employment outlook.
  • Oct 27, 2017 —
    When Kaycie Kasza-Hook ’20 got a job at Petco as a freshman, she fell in love with animals and realized her true calling is animal care and not in the business world. So she switched majors from business to biology with the goal of becoming a veterinarian.

Notable & Quotable

  • James KaklamanosJim Kaklamanos, assistant professor of civil engineering, was named recipient of a 2017 ExCEED New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Kaklamanos was cited for his outstanding teaching record as a new faculty member, contributions to the academic and surrounding community and proven commitment to education. He will be recognized at the society’s annual conference in Columbus, Ohio, on June 27.

  • <p class="p1">President Christopher Hopey, third from right, poses with newly tenured faculty, from left, Jimmy Franco, Brittnie Aiello, Sally Shockro, Susan Marine and Sirkwoo Jin.</p>Five faculty members, representing all four school at Merrimack, were awarded tenure in January by President Christopher E. Hopey, third from right. They are, from left, Jimmy Franco, assistant professor of chemistry; Brittnie Aiello, assistant professor of criminology; Sally Shockro, assistant professor of history; Susan Marine, associate professor and program director in the higher education master’s program; and Sirkwoo Jin, assistant professor of management.

  • Cynthia CarlsonCynthia Carlson, assistant professor of civil engineering, was first author on a paper, “Storm-Water Management as a Public Good Provision Problem: Survey to Understand Perspectives of Low-Impact Development for Urban Storm Water Management Practices Under Climate Change,” that won Best Policy-Oriented Paper of 2016 from the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, published by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The paper explored how storm water could be thought of as a “public good” and be managed better.

  • James KaklamanosJames Kaklamanos, assistant professor of civil engineering, was honored by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of this year’s 10 New Faces of Civil Engineering worldwide. The program recognizes the next generation of civil engineering professionals, 30 years and younger, who have demonstrated the potential to lead the field to new heights. Kaklamanos, who serves as faculty adviser to Merrimack’s ASCE student chapter, was cited for his exemplary work with students.

 

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