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Professor Margaret Bellafiore (art) has published "Combat to Campus" in the September issue of Academe, a publication of the Association of University Professors. In the article, Professor Bellafiore recounts a sound installation she created using the voices of BSU student veterans. The installation took place at BSU and at Mobius, a Boston gallery. You can read the article [url=http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/pubsres/academe/2012/SO/Feat/bell.htm]here[/url].
The Massachusetts Archaeological Society (MAS) and the Taunton River Watershed Alliance sponsored an Archaeological paddle in the watershed. The canoe and kayak tour drew more than 40 participants and featured an in-depth look at the Taunton River and its tributaries. It was guided by Professor Curtiss Hoffman (anthropology), past president of MAS. Dr. Hoffman is an activist supporting the rich historical values in the watershed, who recently contributed to the important discussion among developers, regional lawmakers, and the Massachusetts Historical Commission debating the ability of a medical software company to expand on archeologically sensitive land located on the South Coast. Participating in the trip were anthropology major McKayla Hoffman (no relation) and recent alumna Mara Smith. October is Massachusetts Archaeology Month. Go to [url=http://www.savethetaunton.org/]www.SaveTheTaunton.org[/url] for more information. Photos from the trip can be found [url=https://picasaweb.google.com/115003448282161968260/TRWATauntonRiverCanoeKayakTrip]here[/url], and a video [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4gc-xhglkg]here[/url].
A photograph by Professor Ivana George (art) is being exhibited through Saturday at the Photographic Resource Center in Boston as part of its Benefit Auction Exhibition. (Details are [url=http://www.bu.edu/prc/exhibit/exhibit2012_auctionpreview2012.htm]here[/url]). The image, "Glacial Waters #4," was taken during a 2009-2010 trip to Peru, which was sponsored in part by CART (now CARS). The photograph was also featured in an exhibition at the Griffin Museum this summer. To see the entire Glacial Water series, log on [url=http://www.ivanadamiengeorge.com/artworks/current_projects/glacial_waters.html]here[/url].
While attending a meeting for the Food and Agriculture Organization Intergovernmental Group (FAO-IGG) of the United Nations, Dr. James Hayes-Bohanan, professor of geography, helped develop a report to help guide the FAO-IGG in assisting tea growers around the world adapt to climate change. Dr. Hayes-Bohanan co-wrote the paper at the meeting, held in Washington D.C., with Working Group on Climate Change, comprised of top tea researchers from Sri Lanka, India, and Kenya. Dr. Hayes-Bohanan, a coffee specialist, is currently working on a two-volume reference book, Geography of Coffee and Tea. Read more on his report and other projects on the professor’s blog: http://environmentalgeography.blogspot.com/2012/09/tea-time.html
Patricia J Serino, who is enrolled in the master's of social work program, recently presented her research poster, "Client-Centered Care Planning," at BSU’s Graduate Research Symposium, the Massachusetts Gerontology Association's annual meeting, and at the National Research on Child and Family Practice and Policy conference, also held at BSU, which Ms. Serino also helped plan and organize. At the Mass Gerontology Meeting (which was themed "The Invisible Faces of Ageism"), the Woburn resident earned for her work one of the event’s top prizes.
The Spanish language journal of international history, ISTOR, translated and published an article about the history of hockey by Professor Andrew Holman. Dr. Holman is a respected authority on the subject, as well as director of BSU's Canadian Studies Program, and his article, "Una bandera de tendones: el hockey sobre heilo y la historia de Canada," is featured in the journal's spring 2012 issue.
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. Della Giustina will present her paper, "Incarcerated workers in the Prison Industrial Complex: From convict leasing to modern-day prison labor," at the Justice Studies Association conference in Chicago. She is the national treasurer of the Justice Studies Association.
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. Anderson will present her paper, "Connecting People and Places: Native American Programming at Bridgewater," at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference at Mohegan Sun.
In recognition of their outstanding academic achievements, 14 political science juniors and seniors were inducted into the National Political Science Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha. Inductees were: Devin Armstrong, Virginia Buckley, Casey Crawford, Kelsey Davis, Joshua Derouen, Matthew Diomede, Kayla Haarvey, Brendan Joyce, Michael Landry, Alexandria LaRose, Ryan Roccko, Christopher Schweitzer, Natasha Silva and Eric Wallace. The BSU chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha is one of 150 in the United States.
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."