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A Very Good Year

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The accomplishments and dedication of dozens of faculty, librarians and staff members were honored at the ninth annual Awards for Academic Excellence. Recognized were those who have completed significant scholarly publications and creative work, as well as 2013’s major academic award recipients. This year’s awardees were:

Talk on US Diplomacy

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"U.S. Diplomacy in the 21st Century: A Special Look at the Middle East" will be discussed by retired U.S. Ambassador Margaret Scobey at the fourth presentation of the John Quincy Adams Foreign Affairs Distinguished Speaker Series. Her talk will be Wednesday, April 24, starting at 3:30 p.m. in Maxwell Library's Heritage Room. Ambassador Scobey served as U.S. Ambassador to Egypt from 2008-11 and was present during the fall of Mubarak. She also served as ambassador to Syria, political counselor of Baghdad, and deputy chief of mission in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as well as many other assignments.

Excellence in the Classroom

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In what has become an annual tradition, President Dana Mohler-Faria and members of the cabinet paid a surprise visit to the classrooms of two faculty members to present each with one of the institution’s top honors.

Dr. Ward Heilman, professor of mathematics, is the 2013 recipient of the President's Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Dr. Kathleen Laquale, professor in the Department of Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies, is the 2013 recipient of the President's Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Marathon Tragedy Hits Home

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Megan Gomes, ’13, and her parents had been standing near the finish line of the Boston Marathon most of the day waiting to cheer on a family friend who was running in honor of Megan’s late brother, Kevin. The psychology major even took a photo of the spot: It was across the street from the Boston Public Library, along a line of flags.
 
That spot has since become famous, or infamous: It is where the first of two bombs exploded at 2:50 p.m. Monday.
 

Music Ensemble in Concert

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The Textures Chamber Music Ensemble will present a concert entitled "Seeing Double" on Thursday, April 18, from 8 to 10 p.m. in Boyden Hall's Horace Mann Auditorium. The event is open to the campus community and public free of charge. Student musicians will perform lively music by French composers Faure and Ravel as well as scenes from the much-loved musical, "The Secret Garden."

'Northern Sovereignties'

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"Northern Sovereignties" is the title of the Canadian Studies 2013 Spring Symposium, which will be held Thursday, April 18, starting at 9:45 a.m. in Maxwell Library's Heritage Room. The campus community and public is eligible to attend the morning-long symposium, which will focus on the plight of Arctic and subarctic First Nations, new areas of debate between Canada and the United States, and new possibilities for Quebec's future. Invited speakers are Dr. Marianne Stenbaek of McGill University, Dr. Adam Lajeunesse of the University of Calgary, Dr.

Author, Architect Featured

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Dr. Suad Amiry, author and architect, will present a talk entitled "Sharon and My Mother-in-Law: A Palestinian Architect Turned 'Hakawati' or Storyteller" on Tuesday, April 16 in Maxwell Library's Heritage Room. The event, which starts at 12:30 is open to the campus community and general public. Dr. Amiry is the founder of Riwaq, the Center for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage in the West Bank. She is the author of Nothing to Lose by Your Life, Menopausal Palestine and the soon-to-be-released Golda Slept Here. Following her talk, Dr.

BSU Unites for Cause

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Members of the BSU community participated in the campus’ sixth annual Relay for Life, a 12 hour walk-a-thon to help promote and raise money for cancer awareness. The 700 faculty, staff and students who signed up for the event helped raise $73,600, surpassing the goal of $55,000. “It is a party with a purpose, we raise money and awareness about cancer but it is also to have fun,” said Ashlee Downing, program coordinator. This year, 54 teams took part in the walk, along with 25 cancer survivors. Sodexo, BSU’s food supplier had the largest team.

National mathematics honor society inducts 15

Thu, 2013-04-11 10:29 -- sfinn
BSU hosted the 2013 Abramson Colloquium & Pi Mu Epsilon Induction Ceremony, honoring 15 new members of the honor society. Inducted were Mark Baker, Katie Gruner, Amanda Hudson, Shellie Johnson, Dr. Annela Kelly, Corey R. Ladderbush, Jacqueline G. Lawson, Ashley Minahan, Judith S. Morin, Terry Mullen, Alberto Ocampo, Kerrie Pratt, Kara Marie Plourde, Camille Schulman and Alexandra Vitiello. Pi Mu Epsilon is the National Honorary Mathematics Society, founded in 1914. Advisers to the group are Drs. Laura Gross and Annela Kelly.

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