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    • 85% undergraduate students
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Applied Science

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In a lab in the Science and Mathematics Center, graduate student Stephanie Hallett readied a table-top device that uses lasers to measure the speed of light. Several mirrors were aligned perfectly, the lights dimmed, and the measurements appear via wavelength on a small screen. When the lights came back on, she expressed her excitement.

Making Connections

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Two BSU representatives who attended the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) International Convention in Boston made connections with industry leaders in hopes of opening more research, internship and employment possibilities for undergraduates.

"Everything we do goes back to increasing opportunities for our students," said Dean Arthur Goldstein of the College of Science and Mathematics, who attended the event with Dr. Joseph Seggio, assistant professor of biology.

Building Bridges

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The Bridge Partnership, a 13-day summer academic program at BSU for New Bedford's Roosevelt Middle School students, is underway.       Through the end of July, a total of 150 students attending in two separate sessions will live in a university residence hall, take day and evening courses with BSU faculty and staff, and tour educational, cultural and historic sites in Boston and southeastern Massachusetts.

Shalom!

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Dr. Lee Torda, assistant professor of English, and four students are spending nearly three weeks in Israel this month. The young writers are working on creative nonfiction pieces focusing on different aspects of life in Israel.

Fresh Perspective

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A training session organized by the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership brought more than 30 Orientation Leaders to New Bedford High School to relive the high school experience and answer questions about college life.

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Dr. Skip Fennell, former president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, delivered a talk in the Math and Science Center focused on how teachers can best incorporate Common Core State Standards into their curriculum.

The common standards initiative is a state-led effort that provides a consistent framework for teachers to prepare children for college and the workforce. Massachusetts joined 46 other U.S. states and territories in adopting the common standards in 2010.

Language Arts

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Eighteen faculty members from the School of Languages and Communication Studies at Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) are in the first week of BSU's first ever English Teacher Training Program, which will run through July.

"The main focus of the program is for the visiting faculty to learn more about teaching English as a second language and American studies," said key organizer Dr. Wing Kai-To, professor of history at BSU and coordinator of the university's Asian Studies program.

A World of Water

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For the better part of a decade, Dr. Diana Fox has been examining issues related to water in faraway places like Trinidad and Jamaica. The professor of anthropology and three-time Fulbright scholar, has looked at water from a variety of angles; including the effect gender and culture have on patterns of usage and problems associated with government policies and infrastructure.

Pitching In

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Eighteen staff members in the university's Division of External Affairs recently spent a day volunteering their services at Gifts-to-Give, a non-profit agency in New Bedford where no one receives a salary and thousands of the commonwealth's neediest children are provided with gift packages to brighten their lives.

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At the CONNECT Math Spring Seminar, Dr. Frank Morgan, Atwell Professor of Mathematics at Williams College, delivered his keynote address, "Optimal Tilings," which outlines research conducted in finding the most area-efficient tile design.

President Dana Mohler-Faria provided opening remarks for the seminar, which was held in the Math and Science Center.

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The College of Graduate Studies will hold an information session Monday, May 5 at 5:30...

May 14

Bridgewater State University will hold its Ninth Annual Graduate Commencement Convocation...

May 17

Bridgewater State University will hold its 173rd Spring Commencement Convocation on Saturday,...

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