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Inside the Piano, Outside the Box

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Combining daring programming with an engaging performance style, Barbara Lieurance, a member of piano faculty at BSU, will bring pianistic virtuosity of an entirely new kind to the concert hall. In this program, "Barbara Lieurance: Inside the Piano, Outside the Box," she champions the compositional tour-de-force "Rhapsodies" by C. Curtis-Smith - the first piece ever written for bowed piano - along with a new commission inspired by the Rhapsodies by Canadian composer John Oliver. Other music includes the jazzy Russian virtuosity of Gubaidulina and the beautiful melodies of Brahms.

Participant in state discussion

Wed, 2012-08-22 11:38 -- egaffney

Dr. Jo-Ann Della Giustina, associate professor and graduate program coordinator of criminal justice, was invited to participate in the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety's conference, "Rethinking Reentry: A Massachusetts Imperative." The goal of the conference was to create tailored, concrete strategies to suport successful reentry of returning citizens after incarceration. It was held in anticipation of Gov. Deval Patrick's statewide Reentry Task Force. Also, Dr.

Keynote speaker at conference

Wed, 2012-08-22 11:15 -- egaffney

Dr. Joyce Rain Anderson, assistant professor of English, was the keynote speaker with Lee Farrrow of My Sister's Keeper, at the South Shore Parent Leadership Conference held in Brockton. The presentation was titled "Strengthening Families to Strengthen Communities," and was filed by Brockton cable TV. Dr. Anderson was also elected to a third term as board president of the Brockton Neighborhood Health Center. Additionally, she was one of the speakers at the Women's Community Leadership Development Summit at Stonehill College. In June, Dr.

MPA alumnae in the news

Wed, 2012-08-22 11:00 -- egaffney

Melissa Arrighi, who earned her Master of Public Administration in 2001, has been appointed town manager in Plymouth, where she had previously served as assistant town manager. Ms. Arrighi also holds a bachelor's degree from Bridgewater and prior to working in Plymouth, she had bee assistant town manager in Orleans. MPA alumna Athena Mota, G'11, was honored by the New England Business Bulletin as one of the South Coast's "Top Young Professionals Under 40."

Publication featured

Wed, 2012-08-22 10:55 -- egaffney

The latest publication of Dr. Yongjin Shin, assistant professor of communication studies, was featured in the Journal of Urban Technology. The article is titled "Community Informatics and the New Urbanism: Incorporating Information and Communication Technologies into Planning Integrated Urban Communities." Dr. Shin also presented his work on "Conceptualizing a Bourdieusian relational framework for urban politics research" at the annual convention of the Urban Affairs Association in Pittsburgh.

Paul earns scholarship

Wed, 2012-08-22 10:48 -- egaffney

Brockton native Sharlene Paul, a psychology major with a minor in social welfare, is the inaugural recipient of the Adam London Memorial Scholarship. Established by Dr. Howard London, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs and his colleagues, the scholarship is in memory of his son, Adam, who died August 2010 in a single-car accident at age 17. Sharlene will earn her degree over the summer and aspires to attend gradute school and enter the mental health field to help adult populations, the elderly and people with disabilities. In a thank-you letter to Dr.

Forensic Team competes

Tue, 2012-08-21 15:43 -- egaffney

The Forensic Team took third place at the Northeast Regional Championships at Suffolk University, with member Taylor Pettiford qualifying for Nationals in Prose Interpretation and Informative Speaking. Team members are Andrew Zbyszewski, Alexandria LaRose, Emma Hao, Matt Bates, Shannon Lynch, Hillary Howarth, Justin Perry and Mr. Pettiford. Professor Susan Miskelly is the team's adviser.

Event planning students work in Quincy

Tue, 2012-08-21 14:33 -- egaffney

Students in COMM-470, Event Planning, worked with Quincy-based Interfaith Social Services to organize the 38th annual South Shore Walk and Family Fun Celebration. The event, held at the Kennedy Center in Quincy, raised $30,000 that will help feed families and individuals in need. Rick Doane, director of Interfaith, credited the BSU student volunteers with making this year's event so successful. The amount raised nearly doubled past events, according to Interfaith.

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