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Dr. Curtiss Hoffman (anthropology) has completed a management summary report on the archaeological excavations at the Middleborough Little League site conducted by his field school students during the summer of 2012. The overview included a summary results, detailing pit features, artifacts, flakes, organic materials, fire-cracked rock, historic materials, and some preliminary conclusions as to what it all means. A copy of the report has been submitted to the Bridgewater State University library
Dr. Ahmed M. Abdelal (communication sciences and disorders) will present his work during the annual Oxford University Education Research Symposium, held March 17-19. His presentation will focus on the effects of adenotonsillar hypertrophy (enlarged adenoids) on early childhood communication and neurocognitive development. His research will also be published in the symposium proceedings and made available to educators worldwide. More information about the symposium is available [url=http://www.oxford-education-research-symposium.com/]here[/url]
Dr. Yongjun Shin (communication studies) has published two papers on very different topics. The first, “Bourdieu and urban politics: Conceptualizing a Bourdieusian relational framework for urban politics research,” appeared in Sage. The study purposes to build a generic theoretical framework of urban politics, drawing on Bourdieu’s relational sociology and theory of practice. You can read the abstract [url=http://plt.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/12/06/1473095212465926.abstract]here[/url]: Dr. Shin also co-authored, “Into the world of privatized publicity: online privacy on social network sites,” with Professor Dong-Hee Shin of Seoul National University. They argue that social network sites have affected our perception and concept of privacy. It appeared in the Asian Journal of Information and Communications. An abstract is available [url=http://journal-ajic.org/read.jsp?no=78&reqPageNo=1]here[/url] .
Dr. Curtiss Hoffman (anthropology) led a worldwide online webinar on "Cross-Cultural Symbolism in Jung's Red Book: An Anthropological Exploration." The webinar was hosted by the Asheville (NC) Jung Center, and a recording of it will eventually be available through the center’s website. Log on [url=http://ashevillejungcenter.org/webinars/w8/]here[/url] for details.
Dr. Bennie Agbarha, associate professor of educational leadership, and Catherine Marshall, a graduate student in the same discipline, presented at the 36th annual Conference of the Eastern Educational Research Association the results of their research. The presentation was titled, "The Adoption of Electronic Folio in Teacher Education Programs: Benefits and Challenges." The conference was held in Sarasota, Fla.
Heather Murphy, ’06, revenue manager for Red Jacket Resorts, has been awarded the 2013 Stevan Porter Emerging Hospitality Leader of the Year Award by the Massachusetts Lodging Association. The honor was bestowed at the association’s annual meeting in Boston. The award is presented each year to one individual in the state who is considered to be a rising star in the hospitality industry. Ms. Murphy earned a business management degree at BSU, and has worked with Red Jacket Resorts for 10 years with roles ranging from operations to sales to her current position. According to Red Jacket Resorts Executive Vice President Ken Smith, “We are all extremely proud of Heather, whose hard work, industry knowledge and upbeat personality make her a leader at work and in the community. She is a pleasure to work with and we foresee a bright future for her.”