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Inventiveness Showcased

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Once again, students from across the region came to campus to showcase their creativity, as BSU hosted the ninth annual Invention Convention.

One thing’s for sure, these middle school students have had their thinking caps on, producing a wide range of inventions. One by one, the teams demonstrated their projects inside the auditorium of the Conant Science and Math Center. “This year’s entries were great, unique,” said Mary Price, director of the university’s Center for Pre K-12 Educational Outreach, which funds and operates the program.

ICE helps melt barriers

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Sitting in the statehouse office of Sen. Marc Pacheco recently, BSU student Francesco Hladysz talked about his days in high school and the difficulty of watching his friends go on to further their education.

“I always wanted to go to college,” he said.

Professor named Fraser Institute fellow

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Dr. Aeon Skoble, chairman of the Philosophy Department, has been named a senior fellow at the Fraser Institute. The Institute said the selection was based in part on Dr. Skoble’s innovative methods of teaching economic key concepts and the philosophy behind markets and voluntary exchange.

"Professor Skoble is one of North America's leading educators in the philosophy of markets. By connecting economics to popular culture, he offers an approachable, engaging perspective for students of all ages," said Jason Clemens, Fraser Institute executive vice-president.

Core Issues

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BSU hosted the annual conference of the Massachusetts Mathematics Association of Teacher Educators (MassMATE), which featured a full slate of speakers, workshops, breakout sessions, exhibits and more.

Art Professor Selected

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Professor Margaret Bellafiore (instructor, art) was selected to be part of the Boston Children’s Museum’s centennial celebration. She designed a window installation for a letter of the alphabet. Professor Bellafiore said she chose the letter S for “symbol.” The installation includes a 100-year-old American bald eagle, a peace symbol, the Great Seal of the United States, 26 little "dolls" holding semaphore flags, an 1883 silver dollar, quarters and several dollar bills.

Looking at Almodóvar

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Dr. Leora Lev (foreign languages) has contributed an essay, "Our Rapists, Ourselves: Women and the Staging of Rape in the Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar," to the recently published Companion to Pedro Almdovar. Dr. Lev’s chapter suggests that Almodóvar's cinematic reflections on rape offer a more nuanced, troubling, and necessary analysis that complicates – even when it's also clearly grappling with – understandings of rape both within Spain and beyond in ways that resist reductive categorizations.

Professor on TV

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Dr. Phyllis Gimbel (educational leadership) was featured on the local cable TV showWellesley One on One. Log on to www.wellesleymedia.org and under “programming” click on “demand.” Search there for the title of the program to view. Dr. Gimbel speaks with Rama Ramaswamy, a geologist turned poet.

Research Driven

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No one could blame Joe Matta, ’13, if a few years ago he would have had a tough time imagining himself attending an Ivy League university. The Bridgewater native and 1999 graduate of Coyle and Cassidy High School in Taunton, was working construction and delivering auto parts in the years before coming to BSU.

However, things changed after Mr. Matta stepped into an organic chemistry class that granted him entry to the world of research. “Suddenly, it all fell into place,” he said.

Onward and Upward

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"I’m glad it’s over,” said graduating senior John DeMille. “It was fun while it lasted.” The Pembroke resident and earth science major was one of nearly 1,200 undergraduate students to cross the stage and receive their bachelor’s degrees during the 172nd spring commencement convocation.

Thousands of family and friends of the graduates attended the ceremony, held on the Boyden Quadrangle under sunny skies.

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