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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|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOztjlDODV4&list=UUgzpTxH1RXBJnctgcZ-sm-w&index=1&feature=plcp[/link] for Dr.

Visual World

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Graphic design went global for students of Assistant Professor [b]Donald Tarallo[/b], when they collaborated with seniors from Hanyang University in South Korea in restyling graphic content and improving system organization for Worcester's waste collection program. [br][br]A collaborative effort between Professor Tarallo, art, and Professor [b]Inyoung Choi[/b] of Hanyang, the "International Design Research" project involved students from both universities sharing sketches and critiquing each others' works weekly online through a collaborative Facebook page.

Honored Gift

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Bristol County Savings Bank presented the university a $12,500 gift to be put toward the Adrian Tinsley Program for Undergraduate Research in honor of the program's namesake and former BSU president.[br][br]The donation was presented to BSU in honor of President Emeritus [b]Adrian Tinsley[/b], who served for many years on the bank's board of trustees. [b]President Dana Mohler-Faria[/b] accepted the donation at a campus reception attended by Dr. Tinsley and a number of the bank's board members.[br][br]President Mohler-Faria said he was "personally thrilled" to receive the gift in Dr.

Away Game

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Eight students traveled to Guatemala over spring break, bringing with them a large cache of useful items for local residents.[br][br][b]Lynn McMahon[/b] and [b]Cindy Calderon[/b] of Health Services led the trip as part of BSU's Alternative Spring Break program.

Mother Africa

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African Women will be the focus of the fifth annual Africa Awareness Week, to be held on campus beginning Monday. [br][br]This year's schedule features nearly five full days and nights of activities, including lectures, music and dance performances, an extensive film series, student panel discussions, African food, demonstrations and a lesson on speaking Swahili. [br][br]The 2012 programming features the most events in the series' history.[br][br]In keeping with this year's theme, organizers Assistant Professor of Anthropology, [b]Dr.

Rebuilding Brockton (Multimedia)

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As a distinguished speaker for the Center for Legislative Studies, Brockton Mayor [b]Linda Balzotti[/b] spoke on campus about the initiatives her office is undertaking to revitalize the city's downtown and other areas. [br][br](See below story for full video)[br][br]Renewal projects include new construction on the Enterprise block, the revival of Main Street, various infrastructural developments, building renovations and smart-growth planning in downtown and the Campello section of the city.

Performance Artist

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The work of [b]Margaret Bellafiore[/b], a visiting lecturer in the Art Department, will be featured in a solo exhibit, "Drawings from Performance," held at Boston's Mobius gallery through March 25.[br][br]The drawings were done over the course of the past three years as part of a monthly series Professor Bellafiore sponsors at Mobius, where the general public is invited in for "marathon" drawing sessions lasting five hours each. The subjects for the drawing sessions, and for Professor Bellafiore's exhibit, are performance artists from the Mobius Artist Group.

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