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Landmark College has received a $200,000 grant award from the Roger I. and Ruth B. MacFarlane Foundation to grow its online learning division. This award will fund a web-based program director position at the College, and it will support new LD-friendly online coursework at the undergraduate, graduate, and high school level. “The MacFarlane family understands the need to move forward with technology in education and business,” said Dr. Peter Eden, president of Landmark College. “The grant enables us to redouble efforts in this critically important area.”
On November 16, 2014, Landmark College alumnus Dr. Zachary Alstad joined the Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT) as a research associate. In his role at the College, Alstad is working on two National Science Foundation (NSF) grants, both of which focus on learning and students with learning disabilities (LD).
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. House of Representatives held a hearing called “The Science of Dyslexia” on September 18, 2014. Headed by Chair Lamar Smith (R-Texas), the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology hosted a panel to speak about challenges, talents, and best practices associated with dyslexia, a reading disorder affecting between 5 and 17 percent of school-age children. The hearing was scheduled two weeks before National LD Awareness month, a 30-year October tradition to highlight and celebrate neurodiversity.
PUTNEY, Vt.—Landmark College received two major research grants this month from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Both projects will examine the best ways to teach science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics to students with learning disabilities.
On Saturday, August 30, 2014, members of the Landmark College Board of Trustees and President Dr. Peter Eden donned blue hard hats and wielded shovels to break ground for the Nicole Goodner MacFarlane Science, Technology & Innovation Center, the first new academic building in the history of the campus. On this stunning late summer day, hundreds of students, families, faculty, and staff attended the Groundbreaking Ceremony at the entrance of the academic quad. The $10 million building is slated to open in August 2015. It will house programs in the natural sciences and computer science, as well as research and development activities.
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