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'Uncle Boonmee'

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The Global Film Series at Bridgewater State University is presenting "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives," with a discussion led by Linda Liu of the Department of Communication Studies, Wednesday, March 26 at 6 p.m. The film will be screened in the Maxwell Library Lecture Hall, Room 013. A film from Thailand, Uncle Boonmee has chosen to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside when the ghost of his deceased wife appears to care for him and his long-lost son returns home in non-human form.

'Searching for Sugarman'

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The Global Film Series at Bridgewater State University is presenting "Searching for Sugarman" with a discussion led by Dr. Kimberly Chabot Davis, professor of English, Thursday, March 20 at 4 p.m. The film will be screened in the Moakley Auditorium. "Searching for Sugarman" tells the true story of Mexican-American Sixto Rodriguez, a '70s rock icon that never was. His soulful album sold poorly in the U.S. and he disappeared into obscurity amid rumors of an on-stage suicide.

Screening and Film Director

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The Global Film Series at Bridgewater State University is presenting the documentary "The List" along with its director, Beth Murphy, Wednesday, March 5 at 3:30 p.m. The film will be screened in the Center for Science & Mathematics Auditorium. It will be followed at 5 o'clock by a Q&A with its director. "The List" tells the story of thousands of Iraqis whose lives are in danger for having assisted United States military forces during the Iraq War.

Faculty Focus: Hate Crimes

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To mark the end of Black History Month, Dr. Carolyn Petrosino, professor of criminal justice, discusses a longtime personal and scholarly interest: hate crimes.

The first video contains highlights from her talk. The second video (full version) is also available below. 

(Video shot and edited by student Nicholas Allende '16, University News) 

Hear the Band (Multimedia)

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The Campus Center Auditorium was filled with music when BSU hosted the third-annual High School Honors Band Festival. Twelve local high schools performed with BSU’s wind ensemble.

Serving as directors for the evening’s performance were Dr. Edwin C. Powell of the University of the Pacific, and BSU’s own Dr. Donald Running.

Videos courtesy of Team TVS.


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Students from six area high schools attended a workshop held on campus entitled, “STEM Career Exploration” where they had the opportunity to meet and talk with professionals in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to learn about opportunities in those fields.

As part of the day's activities participants had a chance to tour BSU's new $98.5 million dollar science building.

Worldly Thoughts

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Ambassador (retired) R. Nicholas Burns, professor of the practice of diplomatic and international politics at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, was featured as part of BSU’s John Quincy Adams Foreign Affairs Distinguished Speaker Series.

Long Look Back

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Gov. Deval Patrick and President Dana Mohler-Faria led a panel discussion titled, “The Future of Black History,” shining a light on issues pertaining to race in America.

Central Developments

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President Dana Mohler-Faria and Dr. Lisa Battaglino, dean of the College of Education and Allied Studies, led a contingent of a dozen students to Belize to continue the institution’s long-standing commitment to the Central American nation.

“It was a genuine privilege for me to see first-hand the kind of work in improving schools that she and BSU students have been doing there over the past seven years,” the president said.

Down Syndrome

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Dr. Catherine Bearce Nowak, clinical director of The Feingold Center, Division of Genetics, at Boston's Children's Hospital, will be the featured speaker at the Children's Physical Developmental Clinic's Spring Speaker Series on Saturday, March 1. Her topic is "Physical and Motor Characteristics of Children with Down Syndrome" and will begin at 8 a.m. in Room 120 of the Center for Science & Mathematics at Bridgewater State University.


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