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Feb
27
Social work paper published

Emily Douglas (social work) published “Child Welfare Workers Who Experience the Death of a Child Client” in Administration in Social Work. The article focuses on a study of child welfare workers who had experienced a fatality of a client. Details are here:

Dec
14
Leading in Education

Dr. Phyllis Gimbel (educational leadership) published in the October 2012 issue of The National Teaching & Learning Forum an article titled, “The faculty fellowship: An opportunity to learn.”  She also published a paper on a three-year exploratory research study coauthored with graduate research assistant, David Mills. The article, “The value of rewriting in graduate educator preparatory programs,” appeared in The International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. With former BSU faculty member Dr. Michelle Cox, she published, “Conversations among teachers on student writing,” in Writing Across Disciplines: A Journal of Language, Learning, and Academic Writing. Along with Dr. Cox, and current BSU faculty members Drs. Nicole Glen and Robert Sylvester, she presented at the Fourth Biennial International Conference at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. The conference was, “New Vistas; WAC/WID Intersections in the 21st Century.”

Dec
14
Focus on Steroids

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 September 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. View the article here.

Dec
14
Updates from China

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. He is one of the earliest missionaries to China, and the first university professor of sinology in US who established the first Chinese program at Yale University in 1877.  In addition, Dr. To was also invited to give guest lectures at Beijing Jiaotong University, a partner institution with BSU, on Chinese and American cultural relations on December 18-19. During the spring semester, Dr. To will be a visiting scholar at both the American Studies Program at the University of Hong Kong and the History Department at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Dec
14
Theism Paper Published

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 here.

Dec
14
Standing Against Bullies

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. Stand Up to Bullying uses a combination of educational information, entertainment and special recognition to motivate students to stand up to bullying in their schools and communities. Meghan McCoy, MARCs program director, along with graduate students and undergraduate students from the program were conducted a town hall meeting style session at the event.

Dec
14
International Tour

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.

Dec
14
Leadership Honored

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. Seven administrators from across campus contributed nomination letters in her name. “I was shocked and honored and felt very humbled to be both nominated by my colleagues and then to be recognized by others in the profession,” Dr. Holbrook said. Earlier in the year she’d earned her PhD from the University of Nebraska, after completing her dissertation on the subject of first-year students. “It’s been a fun year,” she said.

Dec
14
Steroid Paper Published

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. View the piece here.

Nov
13
Professor's social work paper published

An article by Associate Professor Emily Douglas (social work) was published in the Journal of Public Child Welfare (Vol. 6, issue 5). The paper, "Child Welfare Workers' Training, Knowledge, and Practice Concerns Regarding Child Maltreatment Fatalities: An Exploratory, Multi-State Analysis" centers on child welfare professionals as agents of prevention for maltreatment fatalities. It presents results from studying 426 child welfare workers and reveals deficits in knowledge of parent and household risk factors, among other things.

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