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Updates from China

Fri, 2012-12-14 11:40 -- jwinters

Dr. Wing-kai To, professor of history and coordinator of Asian Studies, will present a paper, "Samuel Wells Williams' Views of Chinese Immigration and his Influence on the Chinese in America," at the International Symposium in Memory of the 200th anniversary of the birth of S. W. Williams: Relations Between East Asia and the United States in the 19th Century, at Beijing Foreign Studies University, on December 16. Samuel Wells Williams (1812–1884) is an important figure in the relations between East Asia and the United States in the 19th century.

Theism Paper Published

Fri, 2012-12-14 11:34 -- jwinters

Professor Matthew Dasti (philosophy) published a chapter in the Routledge Companion to Theism titled, "Theism in Asian Philosophy." The paper investigates debates over the existence and nature of God in classical Indian philosophy, especially those involving Buddhism and the Hindu schools of Nyaya and Vedanta. The Web site for the book is [url=]here[/url].

Standing Against Bullies

Fri, 2012-12-14 11:29 -- jwinters

The Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (MARC) cosponsored the second annual Stand Up Event, in which more than 5,000 students from Massachusetts and neighboring states came together to make a stand against bullying. The program was designed by a coalition of more than 50 organizations working with bullying prevention experts to educate, motivate and empower young people to actively promote social change in their schools and communities.

International Tour

Fri, 2012-12-14 11:28 -- jwinters

Professor Debora Nemko (music) will perform in the Netherlands four times over winter break. The pianist, a regular on international stages, will perform two chamber music concerts, on Jan. 12 and 13, a benefit concert in Voorborg, and will cap the short tour with a New Year’s Eve performance in de Hoekseen with Soprano Julia Bronkhorst and Friends.

Leadership Honored

Fri, 2012-12-14 11:26 -- jwinters

Dr. Catherine Holbrook, associate vice president of student affairs, was honored by the National Association of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education with the Institutional Leadership Award. The honor is given annually in recognition of a professional who has contributed significantly to the growth and development of his/her home institution in the areas of programs, policies, staff or student development. The award covers the organization’s New England region, and was given to Dr. Holbrook at a conference held in Mystic, Conn.

Steroid Paper Published

Fri, 2012-12-14 09:27 -- jwinters

Professor James E. Leone (Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies) is the coauthor of a major position statement on androgenic-anabolic steroids. Published in the Sept. 2012 Journal of Athletic Training the article seeks to inform athletic trainers and medical professionals about the dangers of steroid use. “The National Athletic Trainers’ Association Position Statement: Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids” was coauthored by Drs.Robert D. Kersey, Diane L. Elliot, Linn Goldberg, Gen Kanayama, Mike Pavlovich and Harrison G. Pope Jr.

Studying Earth and Water

News & Events

Dr. Richard Enright of the Department of Geological Sciences and students Eric Croll and Timothy Kiesel attended the Annual Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) held in San Francisco, where the students presented research they conducted under Dr. Enright’s mentorship.

“This is the first time a BSU professor has ever mentored two students whose work was accepted for the same prestigious American Geophysical Union meeting,” said Dr. Enright. “They did an admirable job both during the summer and at the meeting.

Images of Rockport

News & Events

Professor Ivana George of the Art Department took her Photo 2 class to Rockport for a day of shooting with large-format cameras. Inspired by a stop along the way to the Peabody Museum and the Ansel Adams exhibition, “At the Water’s Edge,” the students set out to create their own black-and-white images of the Massachusetts coastline.

View a slideshow of the student’s images below. The still image is of Professor George on location with a student.

Spotlight on Undergraduate Research

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More than 500 students participated in the Mid-Year Symposium, a showcase of student research and creative work from 100- and 200-level courses, which was held in the campus center ballroom.

“This is a celebration of early undergraduate scholarship and creative work and it’s great to see the diversity of disciplines that are represented,” said Dr. Jenny Shanahan, director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, which sponsors the program.


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