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Five Intel Seniors Earn Army Commissions

Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Eight Mercyhurst University graduating seniors will be commissioned into the U.S. Army as second lieutenants on Saturday, May 17, during an evening ceremony at the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center.

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Mercyhurst Names Top Graduate Students

Posted on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Among the 102 graduate students accepting their master’s degrees at commencement this weekend, seven have earned the top honor awarded by the Mercyhurst University College of Graduate Studies.


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Mercyhurst intel students brief NGA on role of ethnicity in Syrian strife

Posted on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Students of the Tom Ridge School of Intelligence Studies and Information Science at Mercyhurst University recently delivered a briefing to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency on the interplay between Syria’s ethnic and religious structures and the civil war in that country.

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Intel student to participate in Erie Collegiate Innovation Showcase

Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Matthew Vandeville, an intelligence studies and public health dual major, and Rebecca Cratty, an interior design major, will represent Mercyhurst University at the first Erie Collegiate Innovation Showcase. The event features eight innovative projects presented by students from Erie County’s four universities and LECOM

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Dr. Breckenridge to share dais with Cyril Wecht at UPMC Hamot Research Days

Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Mercyhurst University professors James Breckenridge, Ph.D., and Dennis Dirkmaat, Ph.D. will share the dais with renowned forensic pathologist, attorney and medical-legal consultant Cyril Wecht at UPMC Hamot’s Research Days 2014 on Thursday, April 24.

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Mercyhurst dedicates new intel school named after Gov. Tom Ridge

Posted on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Mercyhurst University announced today that its pioneering intelligence studies program will take the name of the nation’s first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, 43rd governor of Pennsylvania and Erie native, Tom Ridge.

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Mercyhurst Intelligence Studies honored by Boeing for performance excellence

Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 2:28 PM

The faculty-student research of intelligence studies associate professor Kristan Wheaton, J.D., and graduate assistant Melonie Richey has earned Mercyhurst University a Performance Excellence Award from Boeing.

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Multi-disciplanary team collaborates on Kickstarter Campaign

Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Mercyhurst University Associate Professor of Dance C. Noelle Partusch knows a lot about classical ballet, but when it comes to fundraising, she can’t quite make the barre.

Intelligence Studies Associate Professor Kristan Wheaton knows little about dance, but he’s successfully funded two of his own projects and helped finance dozens more through Kickstarter, the world’s largest crowdfunding platform.

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The Potential of Social Network Analysis in Intelligence

Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 3:33 PM

The legality of the National Security Agency’s (NSA’s) use of US citizens’ metadata to identify and track foreign intelligence organizations and their operatives is currently a subject of much debate. Less well understood (and consequently routinely misreported) are the capabilities and limitations of social network analysis, the methodology often used to evaluate this metadata.

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Two ROTC cadets earn special honors

Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 3:02 PM

Eric Pelosi, an intelligence studies major, will graduate as a Distinguished Military Graduate (DMG), a distinction only awarded to the top 25 percent of ROTC cadets nationwide. A second intel major, William Margiotta, will graduate as a Distinguished Military Student (DMS).

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