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E-Newsletter November 2006
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  • Scholarly Presentations & Professional Service
  • Awards, Achievements, & Grants
  • Student & Alumni News
  • Dear Colleagues,
    Here is the November 2006 edition of the College of Arts & Sciences e-newsletter. Thanks to all who sent notice of upcoming events, recent accomplishments, publications, and art. Please continue to send news of your own and your students' scholarly and artistic endeavors to nvadnais@suffolk.edu - and we will continue to spread the word!

    Nicole L. Vadnais

    Michael Dukakis

    Michael Dukakis

    ? September 28 ? November 3 at NESADSU
    o MAIN GALLERY: John L. Moore
    This New York-based artist creates large canvases with abstracted references to mirrors, trees and branches, signifiers for issues of self and race. This will be his first Boston based exhibition.
    o PROJECT GALLERY: Alternative Spring Break
    A selection of photographic images taken by Suffolk University students volunteering in Louisiana?s post- Katrina cleanup.

    ? Thursday, November 2, 2006?Michael Dukakis, Governor of Massachusetts, 1975-1979 and 1983-1991; Democratic nominee for President, 1988; Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Northeastern University; Former Vice-Chair, Amtrak Board of Directors, will present ?Rail Transportation in New England: The Region?s Top Transportation Priority for the Next Decade.? 1:30 p.m. in Donahue 311, reception to follow in the Munce Conference Room, Archer 110.

    ? Thursday, November 2, 2006?The Center for Teaching Excellence Committee invites all faculty to the luncheon reception with guest speaker, Dr. Stephen Brookfield. 12:00 p.m. in the Kennedy Room, Omni Parker House. Please contact Christina DiRico, cdirico@suffolk.edu or 617-573-8222 for more information.

    ? Friday, November 3, 2006?Michael Moore, University of Calgary, will present ?Sustainable Energy of the Future.? This event is sponsored by the Government Department. 3:00 p.m. in the McDermott Conference Room.

    ? Tuesday, November 7, 2006?Michael Geisler, Dean of Language Schools at Middlebury College, will give a lecture, ?National Symbols as Sites of Memory.? 1:00 p.m. in the Munce Conference Room.

    ? Wednesday, November 8, 2006?Film screening of Gerry Peary?s film, For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Criticism. 3:00- 4:15 p.m. in Donahue 311, with reception to follow in the McDermott Conference Room.

    ? November 9 ? December 15 at NESADSU
    Reception, Thursday, November 9, 5:00 ? 7:00 p.m.
    o MAIN GALLERY: Rick Harlow
    Rick Harlow is a painter and frequent traveler to Colombia, where he founded a paper making business with the indigenous peoples. Their rituals and shamanism have become the resources for his large paintings.
    o PROJECT GALLERY: Barry Goldstein
    This exhibition will present portraits of medical workers who performed triage and after-care following the 9/11 attack on Lower Manhattan. The artist will also offer insights into their experiences since then.

    ? Saturday, November 11, 2006?James Behrle (Suffolk alumnus) and Del Ray Cross will read from their new books of poetry. 5:00-7:30 p.m. in the Poetry Center (Sawyer Library, 73 Tremont Street), reception to follow.

    ? Tuesday, November 14 and Wednesday, November 15, 2006?The Government Department is pleased to announce a Centennial Lecture Series event, "Hip-Hop and Politics." The first two lectures will be given in mid-November by British journalist Jacqueline Springer, (more about her at http://www.jacqueline-springer.com/) as follows:
    o Tuesday, November 14? ?From the Spray Can to the Supreme Court: Rap Music and Culture and Their Relationships with the Law.? 1:00-2:30 p.m. in Archer 365.
    o Wednesday, November 15 ??Code of the Streets: Rappers and the ?Law? of Snitching.? 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the McDermott Conference Room, reception to follow.

    ? Thursday, November 16, 2006?The Writing Across the Curriculum Committee will hold its first workshop of the year, ?Writing and the Seminar for Freshman.? Craig Christensen, Nina Huntemann, and Quentin Miller will provide brief presentations about how they teach writing in their classes, which will be followed by a discussion on the following questions: How are professors in other sections of the Seminar for Freshman (SF) teaching writing in their courses? What, if any, is the relationship between writing in the SF and writing in upper-level courses? What, if any, is the relationship between writing in the SF and the first-year writing course? Please come and join us for what we anticipate will be a lively discussion about the role of writing in this exciting new program and its relationship to the larger Suffolk academic community. 1:00 p.m. in the Poetry Center. Food and beverages will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Bryan Trabold at btrabold@suffolk.edu

    ? November 16-19, 2006?Candide, Or Optimism
    From the book by François Marie Arouet de Voltaire
    Adapted by Len Jenkin
    Directed by guest artist Peg Denithorne
    November 16, 17 & 18 at 8:00 p.m.
    November 18 & 19 at 3:00 p.m.
    In the C. Walsh Theatre
    Tickets: $15 General Admission, $5 Seniors, Students, and Suffolk Community (w/ID).
    Call 617-573-8680 for information.

    ? Tuesday, November 28, 2006?Grace Paley, award-winning fiction writer, will read from her work. 1:00-2:30 p.m. in Archer 365.

    ? Tuesday, December 19, 2006?The Beacon Hill Institute will hold a conference on Metro Area and State Competitiveness. 10:00 a.m., location TBA.

    Mughal Princess

    Mughal Princess

    ? Afshan Bokhari, teaching Indian and Islamic art history courses in the Humanities and Modern Languages Department, has completed the first translation of the 17th century Persian manuscript, the Sahibbiyah (Madam?s Treatise) written by the Indian Mughal Princess Jahan Ara (daughter of Shah Jahan, builder of the Taj Mahal). In the manuscript, the princess documents her personal journey into Sufism under the auspices of her Sufi master and her patronage of major monuments in the landscape of the Mughal Empire (1526-1857) in India. The translation will be published in ?07-?08 by Cambridge University Press. Professor Bokhari will present her research on the Sahibbiyah at the annual Association of Asian Studies conference in March ?07.

    ? Roberto Dominguez and Joaquin Roy (eds.), Towards the Completion of Europe (Miami, FL: Miami European Union Center, University of Miami, 2006), and the following article in a peer- reviewed journal, Roberto Dominguez and Jarry Haar, ?Managing Industrial Development: the Case of Mexico?s Electronics Industry,? Revue Sciences de Gestion, Management Sciences 50, France, 2006 (109-131).

    ? Paul Ezust, Chair of the Math and Computer Science Department, and his son, Alan Ezust?s book, An Introduction to Design Patterns in C++ with Qt 4, has been published by Prentice Hall in their Bruce Perens? Open Source Series.

    ? Greg Fried, Chair of the Philosophy Department, has recently published the following: ?Back to the Cave: A Platonic Rejoinder to Heidegger,? in Heidegger and the Greeks, Drew Hyland and John P. Manoussakis (eds.), Heidegger and the Greeks (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006).

    ? Dan Stefanescu, Math & Computer Science, published the following two papers:
    o ?Distributed evaluation of generalized path queries? (with Alex Thomo and Lida Thomo). Proceedings of the 20th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC), Santa Fe, New Mexico.
    o ?Enhanced Regular Path Queries on Semistructured Databases,? (with Alex Thomo). Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Foundations of Models and Languages for Data and Objects (FMLDO), Munich, Germany.

    Scholarly Presentations & Professional Service
    Book Cover by Lydia Martin

    Remembering the Women and Girls of Ciudad Juarez
    by Marjorie Agosin
    Translation by Celeste Kostopulos-Cooperman
    Book Cover by Lydia Martin

    ?Linda L. Brown, NESADSU, will be included in a panel presentation, ?From Warehouse to Our House? at the 22nd Annual Build Boston Conference to be held at the Seaport World Trade Center, Boston. The panel will discuss the preservation and transformation of the 19th century warehouses of Boston?s Fort Point area into innovative live/work space. It is scheduled for Tuesday, November 14, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

    ? Roberto Dominguez, Government Department, participated in the following conferences:
    o APSA Philadelphia Paper: ?The Construction of the EU Foreign Policy? August 31-September 2, 2006
    o Third Pan-European Conference European Consortium for Political Research Istanbul, Turkey Paper: ?The Impact of Enlargement on the External Relations of the EU? September 21-23, 2006
    o 2006 Canadian Association for Latin American Studies Conference University of Calgary Paper: ?Mexican Foreign Policy: The Limits of Democratic Transformation? September 28-30, 2006
    o Fourth Biennial Conference on Transatlantic Studies Masstricht Center for Transatlantic Studies Paper: ?Organic Intellectuals and Decision Makers in the Construction of US Foreign Policy: Perception of Europe (2000-2005)? October 25-28, 2006

    ? Thomas Dumyahn, Physics Department and Environmental Engineering Program, will present the paper, ?Tobacco smoke intrusion investigation in Boston: Three case studies,? at the APHA conference on Monday, November 6, 2006. The paper was co-written with Jalal Ghaemghami, PhD, John Shea, and Leon Bethune of the Environmental Health Office, Boston Public Health Commission.

    ? Celeste Kostopulos-Cooperman, Humanities and Modern Languages, spoke at the International Symposium on Spanish at the University of Texas, Pan American in April 2006. The theme of the symposium was ?Woman Writers of the Border and Latin America? and the title of her talk was ?Transcending Fear: The Search for Truth and Justice in the Poetry of Marjorie Agosín. Also, on Thursday, October 19th at the Poetry Center of the Mildred F. Sawyer Library, Celeste Kostopulos-Cooperman, Lydia Martin (NESAD), and Marjorie Agosín (professor at Wellesley College and human rights activist) demonstrated how art and the written word can honor the memory of the young women and girls who have been brutally murdered in the desolate region of Mexico?s northern border towns. The presentation and poetry reading, ?Remembering the Women and Girls of Ciudad Juarez,? was sponsored by Amnesty International, the Department of Humanities and Modern Languages, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program and the New England School of Art & Design.

    ? Nora Long, Theatre Coordinator, new translation of We All Have the Same Story is featured in All This Flying, All this Tumbling Down, selected works by Dario Fo and Franca Rame, translation by Gillian Hanna, at the Whistler in the Dark Theatre running through November 10, 2006.

    ? Quentin Miller, English, chaired and participated in the roundtable panel ?Teaching in and About Prison? at the American Studies Association convention in Oakland, California.

    ? The Atheist by Ronan Noone, Theatre Department, will be performed at Center Stage, NY, November 24-December 23, announced in Playbill last week. The off-Broadway production is designed by Richard Chambers (Theatre Department). http://www.playbill.com/news/article/102893.html.

    ? David Paleologos, Government Department, Suffolk University Political Research Center, was quoted in the November 3, 2006 edition of USA Today, in the article ?Election tests how much race matters.? Please visit http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/news/2006110 1/1a_cover01.art.htm for the full article.

    ? Bob Rosenthal, Communication and Journalism, is making regular appearances analyzing political events on the New England Cable News program ?Wired,? with Jim Braude. He is also serving as an analyst for the Massachusetts gubernatorial debate on the same network.

    ? Wes Savick, Theatre Department, is the director of Robert Brustein?s new play Spring Forward, Fall Back at Theatre J in Washington D.C. Wes? interview with the Washington Post is at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-

    Awards, Achievements, & Grants
    iMac Lab

    ? The Communication and Journalism Department is proud to announce the successful launch of the new iMac editing lab for media production and broadcast journalism students. The lab consists of six 20-inch iMac computers in a classroom environment. This doubles CJN?s editing capacity, freeing our existing editing systems to be used exclusively for advanced video students and ?Temple Street,? CJN?s student-produced TV-magazine show. User friendly iMacs introduce the Apple platform, which in addition to our existing Avid PCs, increase the knowledge base of our students, making them more competitive in the professional realm. The lab falls under supervision of Media Lab manager and lecturer, Jason Carter.

    ? Suffolk University has been awarded a $10,000 grant by the Center for Election Integrity at Cleveland State University to partner with the City of Boston and to recruit 100 students to serve as poll workers at the November 7th election. The average age of a poll worker is 72. Our country is losing poll workers ? the results are longer lines, closed polling locations, and a strained electoral process. Over 150 students have stepped up to the plate to volunteer their time on election day. Most of our students will work a full day, from 6:00 a.m. ? 9:00 p.m. They will help set up and tear down polling stations; assist voters and answer their questions; provide a fair, reliable, and smooth election day; and ensure that voters are able to vote with the proper guidance, free from intimidation and suppression.

    Student & Alumni News
    Ken Martin's Photojournalism Class

    Students from adjunct professor Ken Martin's photojournalism and photography classes have been shooting assignments on Beacon Hill and in the North End and Chinatown where they have been interacting positively with residents and business owners.

    ? Anita Sharma, Suffolk CAS (1997) and Law School (2000) graduate and adjunct professor of English, has been awarded the Boston Bar Association?s 2006 John G. Brooks Public Service Award. Ms. Sharma is the Asylum Staff Attorney for the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) project. She has represented clients from over 75 countries. She has also worked in India where she was on the team that filed a landmark suit against British-American Tobacco and the Indian government for tobacco smuggling.

    ? Jonathan Orsini (Theatre Major) is featured in After Ashley, a satire about the media?s obsession with victims and violence, a play by Gina Gionfriddo and directed by Shawn LaCount in the Boston Center for the Arts. Call Company One at 617-933-8600 for tickets. October 27 ? November 18, 2006.

    ? Nael Nacer (Theatre Major) is featured in Polaroid Stories, an adaptation of Ovid?s Metamorphosis by Naomi Iizuka and directed by Brent Cheatham, in the Blackbox Theatre, Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown. Call the Tinder Box Stage Company at 617-923-8487 for tickets. November 2-4, 8:30 p.m. and November 5 at 3:00 p.m.

    ? Patrick Flaherty (Theatre Major) stage managed Actor?s Work X, a showcase of scenes written by Henrik Ibsen to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his death. The work was presented by TK Productions at the Boston Playwrights Theatre.

    ? Aaron Pitre (Theatre Alum) is playing the lead role in Salem State College Center for the Arts? production of Six Degrees of Separation, November 16 ? December 3. See http://www.salemstate.edu/arts/ for information.

    Red Dot Open House
    Learn How to Enter and Edit Content for the Web
    Using the New Content Management System
    Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Room D526 (Donahue Building)

    Offered by the Office of Academic Computing
    For more information please contact Diane Raymond at 617-573-8165.

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