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[b]Patricia Rozema[/b], renowned Canadian film director and screenwriter, stopped by campus to share her thoughts with students and members of the Bridgewater State University community about the making of her 2009 film "Grey Gardens."[br][br]Ms.

Student named one of '29 Who Shine'

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[b]Diana Ramos[/b], '12, an honors student involved in numerous social justice and human rights organizations on-and off-campus, was named by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education to the prestigious "29 Who Shine" list.[br][br]The list is comprised of outstanding students representing each of the 29 public higher education institutions in Massachusetts. The honorees are chosen based on their academic achievements and record of student leadership and community service.

Issues Near and Far

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Nearly 400 members of the campus community filled the Campus Center ballroom to hear [b]Elizabeth Warren[/b], the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, and former Secretary of State [b]Madeleine Albright[/b] discuss their views on a wide range of topics.[br][br]The program began with [b]President Dana Mohler-Faria[/b] posing questions to the two guests. Following that, a half dozen BSU students got a chance to pose their own questions.[br][br]Dr. Warren is a professor at Harvard Law School and would have been happy to continue a life of teaching and research, she said.

Tsongas Scholarship Recipients Honored

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Recipients of this year's Paul E. Tsongas scholarship, including a number of BSU students, were honored during a ceremony held in the Great Hall of Flags of the Massachusetts Statehouse.[br][br]As part of a program founded in 1998 in memory of U.S. Sen. [b]Paul E. Tsongas[/b], Massachusetts, who died in 1997, the nine state universities each year award a number of scholarships to top high school graduates in the commonwealth. These scholarships cover all tuition costs and mandatory fees at the institutions.

Day of Dialogue (Multimedia)

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The Office of Institutional Diversity hosted its annual Day of Dialogue, where campus community members joined in group discussions and workshops centered on issues of race, gender and social justice. [br][br]Organizer [b]Sabrina Gentlewarror[/b] said the day-long event, subtitled, "Race and Gender: Making Connections," aimed to raise awareness about racism and gender bias and explore avenues for creating equality on campus and beyond. [br][br]"BSU has a long commitment to diversity and social justice issues," she said.

Africa Awareness Week Held (Multimedia)

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The world's second most populous continent was the topic at BSU last week, as the institution sponsored its fifth annual Africa Awareness Week. The schedule featured nearly five full days and nights of activities, including music and dance performances, extensive film viewings, student panel discussions, African food, and lessons on speaking Swahili. [br][br]The theme of this year's programming was African women. Many of the events addressed the often underestimated contributions of African women in their societies, said Assistant Professor of Anthropology [b]Dr.

The Middle East, from all sides

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Beginning Wednesday, the Center for Middle East Studies will sponsor the third annual Middle East Educational Week, featuring a comprehensive and eclectic program of lectures and events investigating a variety of topics currently making news in the region. [br][br]Lectures and discussions will take up issues such as the current situation in Kurdistan, the Middle East in the media, the effects of social media in the region, relations between Turkey and Iraq, and the Iranian nuclear threat. [br][br]Things conclude with a Passover celebration on Thursday April 12. [br][br]Organizer [b]Dr.

Inside Africa (Multimedia)

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When Invisible Children's documentary, [i]Kony 2012[/i], about the eponymous Ugandan warlord, went viral on YouTube earlier this month, critics lashed out at the charitable organization for using the video to manipulate facts and depict Africans as powerless, among other things.[br][br]Using that controversial video as a jumping off point, BSU guest speaker [b]Dr. Timothy Longman[/b], director of the African Studies Center at Boston University, delivered an informative and often critical lecture on campus about human rights campaigns throughout Africa. [br][br]Dr.

Touching Base

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The members of a contingent of visitors from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, including [b]Valentina Merdanian[/b], the most recent of the president's distinguished speakers, joined BSU officials for a tour of Plymouth during their stay in the area.[br][br]Ms. Merdanian is the director of institutional relations at Red Cloud Indian School in South Dakota. During her address on campus, she spoke about her school and issues surrounding Native American reservations, particularly poverty.

'Live' from BSU

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Check out this recent event via BSU podcast:[br][br]Guest speaker [b]Dr. Takanori Fujita[/b], associate professor of Kyoto City University of Art, delivered a talk in the campus center's small ballroom, titled, "Primacy of Corporeality in the Transmission of Japanese Traditional Music: Repetition and Indifference." The informative presentation came complete with live demonstrations of traditional Japanese music.[br][br][b]Click [link]here|[/link] for Dr.


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