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Mar
13
Professor Abdelal in Oxford

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 here

Mar
13
Professor Shin publishes two papers

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 here: 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 here .

Mar
4
The Swimming and Diving Team Holds Banquet
The Swimming and Diving Team combined its annual alumni dinner with its team banquet. The 95 attendees of the Swimming and Diving Alumni and Former Teammates Meet and Banquet included team alumni, current team members and their families, and friends of the program. “This was an unbelievable evening and it really gave our alumni and current athletes a great chance to get together and talk about old stories and new stories,” said Michael S. Caruso, head coach of the swimming and diving team. He emphasized that the event, which was held at the Abington Ale House, forged an important connection between current and former team members.
Mar
4
Professor Takes on Jung

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 here for details.

Mar
4
Professor, Grad Student Present Research in Fla.
Dr. Bennie Agbarha, (educational leadership) and Catherine Marshall, a graduate student in the same discipline, presented the results of their research at the 36th annual Conference of the Eastern Educational Research Association. The presentation was titled, “The Adoption of Electronic Folio in Teacher Education Programs: Benefits and Challenges.” The conference was held in Sarasota, Fla.
Feb
27
Professor, Grad Student Present Research in Fla.

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.

Feb
27
Alumna earns industry honor

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.”

Feb
27
Alumnus works for Obama campaign
Augusto Goncalves, ’12, spent a portion of last year in Nevada working on President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. During his time at BSU, he was a political science major who participated in the honors program and was a member of Pi Sigma Alpha. Very active on campus during his years as a student, Mr. Goncalves worked for a time in Gov. Deval Patrick’s office as an intern. He was presented his diploma by the governor himself during last year’s Chairman’s Dinner.
Feb
27
C.A.G.S. student, professor presents research
Melissa McCann, a C.A.G.S. in educational leadership student and a graduate research assistant who will graduate in May, presented her research study, "The Impact of School Structure and Environment on the Morale of Middle School Teachers" at the Eastern Educational Research Association Annual Conference in Sarasota, Fla. Professor Stephen Nelson, associate professor of educational leadership, serves as Melissa's advisor. He also presented a paper at the conference, "The Shape and Shaping of the Presidency: The Insights of Former Presidents and the Intrigue of the Office." The paper was based on a research project that was funded by the Bridgewater's Center for the Advancement of Research and Scholarship (CARS) about college presidents in retirement. The paper is adapted from a chapter of his forthcoming book, The Post-Presidency: Life Beyond the Duty and Pulpit of College Presidents.
Feb
27
Faculty member’s ‘art book’ exhibited

Margaret Bellafiore, a visiting lecturer in the Art Department, is exhibiting her artist book, "First Aid," at the San Francisco Center for the Book, as part of Al Mutanabbi Street Starts Here project. The exhibition runs through May 11. The project is an international response of book artists to the bombing of the street of booksellers in Baghdad in 2007. More information is at sfcb.org.

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