“E-cigarettes initially were developed as a cessation tool for tobacco dependence, but now it appears they are also a tool for introducing young adults to other tobacco products,” says Ari Kirshenbaum of the Saint Michael’s College Psychology Department faculty, who has received a $365,865 grant from the National Institutes of Health to support his research on the abuse potential of E-cigarettes in young adults.
Jonathan Tortolano will give a concert of music for solo cello on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 12:15 p.m. in the Chapel at Saint Michael's College. A native of Underhill, he is a resident in Toronto and holds dual citizenship with the United States and Canada. Tortolano is Professor of Cello at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Associate Principal Cellist of Pittsburgh Opera and a member of the Gould String Quartet at Niagara on the Lake Festival. His career has included orchestral positions and solo engagements in Spain, Portugal, Brazil, South Korea, Japan, China, Italy, France as well as L’Orchestre Symphonique in Quebec and substitute in the Cleveland Orchestra.
Last year when he began working with fellow veterans and other community partners in the Saint Michael’s College organic garden, Chris Boutin ’18 knew he was onto something – but he wasn’t sure exactly what the next year’s full outgrowth might be.This past week that “something” came into sharper focus when the Marine veteran and psychology major on July 21 presented results of his summer mentored research project: to construct a social and therapeutic horticulture therapy program for veterans at Saint Michael’s at the garden/Permaculture site. “It’s really more an education and community service program, but structuring it the way we did builds in horticulture therapy without the idea that all participants necessarily would need that therapy,” Boutin said.
One by one, Saint Michael’s College mentored summer research students stood by their tables in Alliot Hall Tuesday to describe their challenges, surprises, adjustments and early outcomes from more than a month of wide-ranging work. Nearly an hour later when they were done, Karen Talentino, vice president for academic affairs and a sponsor through her office of these periodic meals together with mentors, administrators and staff, said this year’s projects “may span the greatest breadth of disciplines and topics that we’ve ever had here.”