STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Nicole Potcner Inducted Into Psi Chi National Honor Society

Posted On Sep 11 2019 by

first_imgWORCESTER, MA — The Assumption College Department of Psychology has announced that Nicole Potcner, Wilmington, has become a member of the Psychology National Honor Society, Psi Chi. Potcner, Class of 2018, was inducted into the honor society this spring.“Students named to Assumption College’s chapter of Psi Chi have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to and mastery of their academic studies,” said Louise Carroll Keeley, provost and vice president of academic affairs at the College. “Earning membership to an honor society is among the highest academic recognitions for an undergraduate.”Psi Chi was founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduates, of junior or senior academic standing, who have chosen psychology as their major or minor. Inductees must also have completed nine semester hours of psychology courses, rank in the top 35 percent of their class, and have a minimum grade point average of 3.25, in both psychology classes and in overall cumulative grades. Psi Chi members are invited to submit scholarly articles to the Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research, apply for research grants, and attend and present at regional and national conferences.About Assumption CollegeFounded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption in Worcester, Mass., Assumption College is a Catholic liberal arts institution that offers undergraduate students 41 majors and 48 minors in the liberal arts, sciences, business, and professional studies; as well as master’s and continuing education degrees and professional certificate programs-each through an educational experience that is grounded in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition. The curriculum enables students to gain a depth and breadth of knowledge that leads to professional success and personal fulfillment. Students-whether on the Worcester campus or at the College’s Rome, Italy, campus-become engaged participants in Assumption’s classic liberal arts education, exploring new ideas and making connections across disciplines. To prepare for the workforce, students learn cutting-edge theory and best practices, conduct innovative research, and develop excellent communication and critical-analysis skills. Assumption graduates are also known for their thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service to their community. For more information about Assumption College, please visit www.assumption.edu.(NOTE: The above press release is from Assumption College via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Rachel Johansson Inducted Into International Psychology Honor SocietyIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Jacqueline Ryan Inducted Into Philosophy International Honor SocietyIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 4 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Assumption CollegeIn “Education”last_img read more


Saudi prince MbS for 100b investment in India

Posted On Sep 3 2019 by
first_imgSaudi Arabia`s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman shakes hands with India`s prime minister Narendra Modi ahead of their meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, 20 February 2019. — Photo: ReutersSaudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) said on Wednesday he saw investment opportunities of more than $100 billion in India over the next two years as he began his first official visit amid tensions between arch foes India and Pakistan.India rolled out the red carpet for the crown prince as it seeks diplomatic support against Pakistan following a militant attack in the disputed region of Kashmir.The crown prince was also given a lavish welcome this week in Pakistan where the two sides signed memoranda of understanding valued at about $20 billion to help prop up Pakistan’s economy.In a joint press appearance after talks with Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, the crown prince said terrorism was a common concern and Saudi Arabia was ready to share intelligence with India to tackle it.India blames Pakistan for not doing enough to roll up militant groups that operate from its soil including the one that claimed responsibility for the Kashmir car bombing on Thursday last week.Pakistan denies any involvement in cross-border terrorism and said it would retaliate against an Indian attack.“We face similar challenges, chief among them extremism and terrorism … and we reaffirm to India that we are ready to work in the intelligence and political arenas to coordinate our efforts…” the crown prince said.Saudi Arabia’s formidable domestic security structure helped put down an al Qaeda bombing campaign over a decade ago. But the kingdom continues to face occasional attacks by Sunni Islamic State fighters and Shi’ite militants in its Eastern Province.SAUDI ARAMCO IN TALKSRiyadh also leads a coalition of Arab states fighting in support of Yemen’s internationally recognized government against the Iranian-aligned Houthi fighters, who regularly fire rockets across the kingdom’s southern border.The crown prince also said he wanted to expand commercial relations with India.“Today we expect the opportunities we are targeting in India in various fields to exceed $100 billion in the coming two years… we want to work with you, Mr Prime Minister, to ensure these investments are made and to ensure useful returns for both countries.”Giant petroleum and natural gas company Saudi Aramco said it was in talks with India’s Reliance Industries Ltd for possible investments and was seeking other opportunities.Both India and Pakistan had expected a scaling up of investments on the crown prince’s first tour of the region since the storm over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist, at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October.The killing of Khashoggi, a known critic of the crown prince, has strained Saudi Arabia’s ties with the West and battered the prince’s image abroad. He’s next due in China.The European Commission has added Saudi Arabia to an EU draft list of countries that pose a threat to the bloc because of lax controls against terrorism financing and money laundering, sources told Reuters last month.But Modi has sought to use India’s fast-growing economy to attract more investment from Saudi Arabia and other Islamic nations since he took office.During the press briefing, Modi said he had agreed with the prince to strengthen cooperation on counter-terrorism and naval and cyber security.The two countries signed agreements on investment in infrastructure, housing sector and tourism.last_img