Campus Notes for The Point Issue #9

Office of Communications | June 03, 2010
Campus Notes for The Point Issue #9


Associate Professor of Political Science and Institute for Asian American Studies director Paul Watanabe and Associate Professor of History Vincent Cannato appeared on the Cambridge Forum earlier this spring to discuss the history of Ellis Island.

Anne Agee, vice provost for information technology and CIO, gave the keynote address at the Boston IT Roadmap on May 25. Her presentation was titled “Making Security Popular: Creating a University-wide Information Security Council.” She also participated in a panel discussion at the conference, titled “Reality Check: Sorting Through the Hot vs. the Hype.”

Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy director Carol Hardy-Fanta gave the annual Barbara Hyland Lecture at Regis College on May 22. The topic of her talk was “Women and Politics: The Dream Lives On and the Fight Continues.”

John McGah, director of the McCormack Graduate School’s Give US Your Poor: The Campaign to End Homelessness, will be presenting a workshop at the 2010 National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference on July 14 in Washington, D.C. John will copresent with David Peter Stroh of Bridgeway Partners  a session titled “A Systemic Approach to Ending Homelessness,” applying systems dynamics view to understanding interconnected forces contributing to homelessness and identifying leverage points for change.

Associate Professor of Economics Julie Nelson traveled to the University of Catania, Sicily, in March to give several invited talks on feminist economics, and also to Washington University in St. Louis to take part in a symposium on “For Love or Money." Watch the video here. And in May, she delivered a plenary lecture to the annual Conference of the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien (DGfA), on the topic “Gender, Metaphor, and American Economies,” in Berlin.


Associate Professor of Management Information Systems Wei Zhang and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs Oscar Gutierrez, along with Associate Professor Kieran Mathieson of Oakland University, had their paper “Information Systems Research in the Nonprofit Context: A Conceptual Framework" accepted for publication in the journal Communications of the Association for Information Systems.

In May, William Monroe Trotter Institute director Barbara Lewis published an essay on Aunt Ester, the enduring spirit of slavery, in August Wilson: Completing the Twentieth-Century Cycle, published by the University of Iowa Press. In April, she arrived in Amsterdam on her way to deliver a paper at the University of Liverpool, when the volcano in Iceland interrupted her journey.


Students from Assistant Professor of Management and Marketing Benyamin Lichtenstein’s Introduction to Entrepreneurship class participated in a service learning project for the Fenway News. College of Management students Meghan Tavarez, Chris Peterson, Wascar Castillo, and Lasha Yarde presented their project to the Fenway News Board of Directors at the end of the semester.


Professor Adenrele Awotona, director of the Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters, has been appointed as an advisor to the International Child Art Foundation’s (ICAF) Chile Healing Arts Program. ICAF, which is based in Washington, DC, has served as the national art and creativity organization for American children and the international art and creativity organization for the world’s children since 1997.


An appearance by Associate Professor of Gerontology Elizabeth Dugan at the Bedford Council on Aging, where she spoke on senior transportation, was the topic of a story in the Lowell Sun.

Associate Professor of Dispute Resolution Darren Kew was interviewed on the BBC/Public Radio International program The World on May 6 about the death of Nigerian President Umaru Yar’Adua.

American Studies professors Lynnell Thomas and Rachel Rubin appeared with New Orleans journalist, filmmaker, and Tremé cowriter Lolis Eric Elie on Boston's public radio station WGBH’s The Callie Crossley Show for a segment on Tremé.

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