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    About the McDevitt Center

    The McDevitt Center at Le Moyne College represents a transformational new model for enhancing and integrating research, teaching, learning, and service within the context of a Catholic and Jesuit Comprehensive, Liberal Arts College.

    Structurally, the McDevitt Center represents a quite unique combination of two elements. The McDevitt Center is a high-level research center anchored in four endowed McDevitt Chairs and featuring the kinds of faculty programs and initiatives found in top-tier research institutes, and the McDevitt Center is a full-spectrum experiential learning center featuring the kinds of high-impact co-curricular programs that dramatically enhance student engagement and learning.

    The transformational power of the McDevitt Center derives in part from this combination of elements. Together, they allow the McDevitt Center to play a central role in creating an energized and intellectually vibrant campus community by eroding boundaries between faculty and students, between research and teaching, between faculty and student-services administrators, and between academics and real-world engagement.

    Ultimately, however, the transformational power of the McDevitt Center is rooted in the ways in which it embodies the fundamental principles animating Le Moyne’s Catholic and Jesuit vision of scholarship and education: our conviction that all knowledge forms a whole and that each individual discipline requires enriching insights derived from others; our recognition of the necessity for attentiveness to the values informing inquiry and to the broader historical, cultural, social and political, etc. contexts and implications of inquiry; and our belief that all knowledge is ultimately an instrument of service to others and of thoughtful activity to promote peace and justice locally, nationally, and globally.


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    Student Opportunities

    McDevitt Center is the home of high impact educational practices including global education, service learning, internships, and undergraduate student research.

    An important part of college education is learning how to do research according to the standards and methods of your chosen field of study and academic discipline. Employers and graduate and professional schools increasingly are looking for college graduates with strong research, writing, analytical, and communication skills. Nothing helps you hone those skills more than working on a faculty-mentored, independent project. This website tells you everything you need to know to pursue independent research, entrepreneurial, and creative projects with Le Moyne faculty mentors.


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