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Western New England University Celebrates 24th Annual Honors Program with Presidential Reception

November 02, 2023

Western New England University celebrated its new incoming class of Honors Program students with it’s 24th annual presidential reception. WNE President Robert E. Johnson welcomed the Class of 2027 to this distinguished program, emphasizing academic rigor and leadership opportunities.

Writers Series author Jung Yun photo by Greg Dohler

WNE New Writers Reading Series to Feature Author Jung Yun

October 18, 2023

Western New England University's New Writers Reading Series proudly features acclaimed author Jung Yun, renowned for her work, O Beautiful. Join this literary evening on October 26th at 6:00 p.m., a chance to engage with the mind behind the New York Times Editors' Choice book.

Study Abroad students in Pompeii

WNE Students/Staff Experience Life-Changing Journey in Sorrento, Italy

August 07, 2023

Western New England University students and staff embarked on a transformative journey to Sorrento, Italy, as part of the Sorrento Study Abroad program. This immersive experience included courses in Business Communication and Italian Culture, with enriching activities like gelato-making and tours of historic sites, offering students insights into Italian culture and global business practices.

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Western New England University's College of Business Hosts "How to Network on the Golf Course" Event with President Robert Johnson

February 14, 2024

Western New England University's College of Business presents "How to Network on the Golf Course" with President Robert Johnson, offering vital insights for professional success.

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Former Professional Basketball Player Turned Owner, Sir Charles Evans, to Speak at Western New England University's College of Business Future of Work Week

February 12, 2024

Western New England University's College of Business hosts Sir Charles Evans, former professional basketball player turned owner, during Future of Work Week, offering insights into basketball, coaching, and entrepreneurship.

Tax Challenge Winners

Western New England College of Business Triumphs in Stock Market Challenge

December 08, 2023

Western New England University’s College of Business students have emerged as the 1st Place winners of the 2023 Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts Stock Market Challenge – College/Corporate Competition.

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Western New England University College of Engineering Invites Community to Celebrate Engineers Week 2024

February 19, 2024

Celebrate Engineers Week 2024 with Western New England University's College of Engineering, showcasing design challenges, career sessions, robotics, and more to inspire the next generation of engineers.

Robots competing in FIRST Robotics challenge at WNE

Spotlight Showdown at WNE to Showcase Middle and High School Students' Robot Design and Building Skills

January 25, 2024

FIRST Tech Challenge teams from across Massachusetts are gearing up for the inaugural Spotlight Showdown at Western New England University. In this thrilling event, student alliances will demonstrate their robotic creations, vying for top honors in six award categories and a chance to progress to the FTC MA State Championship.

WNE College of Engineering students and faculty.

Healey-Driscoll Administration Grants $1.1 Million to Western New England University to Support Advanced Robotic Welding Technologies

January 08, 2024

The Healey-Driscoll Administration allocates $1.1 million to Western New England University for a three-year project led by the Center for Advanced Manufacturing Systems (CAMS). The initiative focuses on establishing a research and training cluster in advanced robotic welding technologies.

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School of Law Named Finalist in Bloomberg Law’s Law School Innovation Program

February 05, 2024

Western New England University School of Law is named a finalist in Bloomberg Law’s Law School Innovation Program. The school's innovative "Teaching Legal Research Through Community Outreach" program, focusing on real-time research, accessible communication, and skill cultivation, places it among 12 institutions leading legal education with forward-thinking initiatives.

(L to R:) Faculty mentor Professor Fred Royal joins law student winners, Joy Vincenzo and Brendan Morrison, to celebrate their recent victory at the ABA Tax Challenge Competition.

School of Law Students Secure Best Written Submission Prize at Prestigious ABA Tax Challenge Competition

February 01, 2024

Western New England University law students, Joy Vincenzo and Brendan Morrison, demonstrated exceptional tax law proficiency by securing the Best Written Submission prize at the ABA Tax Challenge against 64 competing teams.

Nicole Belbin, Associate Dean for Library and Information Resources

School of Law to Host Lunch and Learn Event on January 22

January 08, 2024

Save the date for Western New England University's School of Law Lunch and Learn event on January 22, focusing on "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: ChatGPT, AI, & Algorithmic Bias." Facilitated by Nicole Belbin and moderated by Dr. Bridgette Baldwin, the event delves into AI's impact on DEI issues.

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WNE OTD students and faculty working with patients in the Bear Paw Clinic

Western New England University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Unveils Innovative Online OTD Distance Pathway

February 08, 2024

Responding to shifts in occupational therapy, Western New England University unveils the online Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Distance Pathway. Applications for the inaugural Fall 2024 cohort are open. The hybrid program combines online and on-campus experiences, ensuring flexibility without extending time to degree completion and preparing students for evolving healthcare demands.

Dr. Dana-Lynn Koʻomoa-Lange

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Receives Grant from National Cancer Institute for Pediatric Neuroblastoma Research

January 30, 2024

Western New England University's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences secures a $423,743 grant from the National Cancer Institute for a three-year research project on pediatric Neuroblastoma. Led by Dr. Dana-Lynn Koʻomoa-Lange, the study focuses on targeting relapsed high-risk Neuroblastoma by manipulating aberrant calcium signaling, showcasing WNE's dedication to innovative cancer research.

Duggan Academy students visit the WNE College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

WNE-Duggan-BBBS Community Health Leadership Program Creates Lasting Impact with Enriching Day at WNE College of Pharmacy

January 02, 2024

Seventeen enthusiastic 7th-grade students from the John J. Duggan Academy recently experienced a transformative day at WNE's College of Pharmacy, marking the conclusion of the WNE-Duggan-BBBS Community Health Leadership Program. The program, led by dedicated WNE Clinical Associate Professors, aimed to spark curiosity and excitement about healthcare and pharmacy careers through hands-on activities and mentorship.

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e-week activities from 2023

Western New England University College of Engineering Invites Community to Celebrate Engineers Week 2024

February 19, 2024

Celebrate Engineers Week 2024 with Western New England University's College of Engineering, showcasing design challenges, career sessions, robotics, and more to inspire the next generation of engineers.

Univerity President Robert Johnson

Western New England University President Dr. Robert Johnson Named Member of Massachusetts AI Strategic Task Force

February 16, 2024

Dr. Robert Johnson, President of Western New England University, appointed to Massachusetts AI Strategic Task Force by Governor Maura Healey. Tasked with leveraging AI for economic growth while ensuring responsible implementation.

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WNE to Host Undergraduate Open House on Saturday, March 2

February 15, 2024

Prospective students and parents are invited to experience the university's vibrant community, explore academic programs, and learn about admissions and financial aid at this free event.

Four men golfing

Western New England University's College of Business Hosts "How to Network on the Golf Course" Event with President Robert Johnson

February 14, 2024

Western New England University's College of Business presents "How to Network on the Golf Course" with President Robert Johnson, offering vital insights for professional success.

close-up of a basketball on the court

Former Professional Basketball Player Turned Owner, Sir Charles Evans, to Speak at Western New England University's College of Business Future of Work Week

February 12, 2024

Western New England University's College of Business hosts Sir Charles Evans, former professional basketball player turned owner, during Future of Work Week, offering insights into basketball, coaching, and entrepreneurship.

WNE OTD students and faculty working with patients in the Bear Paw Clinic

Western New England University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Unveils Innovative Online OTD Distance Pathway

February 08, 2024

Responding to shifts in occupational therapy, Western New England University unveils the online Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Distance Pathway. Applications for the inaugural Fall 2024 cohort are open. The hybrid program combines online and on-campus experiences, ensuring flexibility without extending time to degree completion and preparing students for evolving healthcare demands.

student being taught about the law at WNE School of Law

School of Law Named Finalist in Bloomberg Law’s Law School Innovation Program

February 05, 2024

Western New England University School of Law is named a finalist in Bloomberg Law’s Law School Innovation Program. The school's innovative "Teaching Legal Research Through Community Outreach" program, focusing on real-time research, accessible communication, and skill cultivation, places it among 12 institutions leading legal education with forward-thinking initiatives.

(L to R:) Faculty mentor Professor Fred Royal joins law student winners, Joy Vincenzo and Brendan Morrison, to celebrate their recent victory at the ABA Tax Challenge Competition.

School of Law Students Secure Best Written Submission Prize at Prestigious ABA Tax Challenge Competition

February 01, 2024

Western New England University law students, Joy Vincenzo and Brendan Morrison, demonstrated exceptional tax law proficiency by securing the Best Written Submission prize at the ABA Tax Challenge against 64 competing teams.

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School of Law Hosts Color of Law Roundtable Discussion Series Featuring Chief Public Defender Attorney TaShun Bowden-Lewis

January 31, 2024

WNE School of Law's Color of Law Roundtable series features Chief Public Defender Attorney TaShun Bowden-Lewis. As the sixth Chief Public Defender in Connecticut and the first African American in the role, she shares insights into her experiences, managing a diverse team of 400 professionals. The Color of Law series, initiated in 2007, connects students with accomplished attorneys of color, providing valuable perspectives on legal careers.

Dr. Dana-Lynn Koʻomoa-Lange

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Receives Grant from National Cancer Institute for Pediatric Neuroblastoma Research

January 30, 2024

Western New England University's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences secures a $423,743 grant from the National Cancer Institute for a three-year research project on pediatric Neuroblastoma. Led by Dr. Dana-Lynn Koʻomoa-Lange, the study focuses on targeting relapsed high-risk Neuroblastoma by manipulating aberrant calcium signaling, showcasing WNE's dedication to innovative cancer research.