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Week in Review at BSU 10/7-10/13

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This edition of the week in review features the thoughts of Dr. Brian Frederick, associate professor of political science on the budget crisis in Washington, a visit to WBIM’s hip-hop show, a visiting Harvard professor teaching physics with frying pans, a man who’s made a life of bringing peace to war-torn regions of the world, and more.

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Faculty Focus: Countdown to...?

News & Events

The machinations  down in the nation’s capital have a lot of people scratching their head. With the government shutdown and the pending debt ceiling crisis no one’s sure what’s next.

We asked Dr. Brian Frederick, associate professor of political science, to explain what’s going on and ponder the conclusion of this epic standoff. 

(Video by Shane Lamarre, '15, University News)

Distinguished Speaker Series

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Julian Bond, civil rights leader and former chairman of the NAACP, will be featured at the next President's Distinguished Speaker Series on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in Horace Mann Auditorium, Boyden Hall. As an activist who faced jail for his convictions; a veteran of more than 20 years of service in the Georgia General Assembly; a writer, teacher and lecturer, Bond has been on the cutting edge of social change since he was a Morehouse College student leading sit-in demonstrations in Atlanta in 1960.

The Bridgewater Triangle

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In 1983, cryptozoologist Loren Coleman published his book "Mysterious America" in which he described a 200-square-mile region in Southeastern Massachusetts with a long history of paranormal activity dubbed "The Bridgewater Triangle." A documentary on The Bridgewater Triangle will be shown on Monday, Oct. 28 starting at 7:30 p.m. in Boyden Hall's Horace Mann Auditorium. Tickets are $8 and may be purchased by emailing boxoffice@bridgew.edu or by calling 508.531.1321.

Domestic Violence Awareness

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Dr. Lysetta Hurge-Putnam, executive director of Independence House, Inc., will talk about social causes and consequences of domestic and sexual violence on Thursday, Oct. 24 in Crimson Hall's Dunn Conference Suite. Domestic violence impacts a third of women in the U.S. Victims come from all age groups, social classes, gender, racial and ethnic groups. Independence House works with victims of domestic and sexual violence on Cape Cod by providing services, education, prevention and training. Dr. Hurge-Putnam has served as executive director of Independence House since 1999.

Hot Stuff

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David A. Weitz, the Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and of Applied Physics at Harvard University, presented a talk called “Physics of Cooking.” His lecture was part of the fall 2013 Meeting of the New England Section of the American Physical Society. The Department of Physics hosted the two-day event, which featured lectures and plenary sessions focused on biophysics, in particular optical and nano techniques used in cutting-edge biology and chemistry research.

‘War and Peace’

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Padraig O'Malley, the John Joseph Moakley Distinguished Professor of Peace and Reconciliation at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, came to campus to deliver his talk, “War & Peace: Illusions We Comfort Ourselves With.” The address was part of the first John Quincy Adams Foreign Affairs Distinguished Speaker series.

Asian Perspectives

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The Association for Asian Studies brought to campus its New England Regional Conference 2013.

Spread over the better part of two days, the event brought together scholars from across the United States. Institutions represented included BSU, Harvard, Yale and many others.

Second Sight

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Tyler Holloway, ’14, with the help of his mentor, physics Professor Ed Deveney, has built an optical trap. The project is something usually undertaken by graduate students, however, he and his mentor believe optics are a growing and important field. So last summer, Tyler built BSU’s first-ever optical trap as part of an ATP research project.

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