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Join Us For A Celebration of Kingsley Tufts Award Winner Afaa Michael Weaver

March 29, 2014

Join us on April 14th at 4:30pm in the Trustman Art Gallery as we celebrate Professor Afaa Michael Weaver's win of the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for his book The Government of Nature (University of Pittsburgh Press).

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A Memory of Nelson Mandela

December 9, 2013

Warburg Professor of International Relations, Ambassador Mark Bellamy (ret.) shares a memory of Nelson Mandela and reflects upon his time in South Africa during the early 1990's.

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The Green Chemistry Commitment is a 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Finalist

October 23, 2013

Simmons College is one of the co-developers and original signatories of The Green Chemistry Commitment, which has been named one of five 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Finalists.

The Green Chemistry Commitment is an initiative to transform chemistry education, led in part by Associate Professor and Department Chair Rich Gurney, who is on the Advisory Board.

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Martín Espada and Lauren Schmidt Reading A Successful Close As Afaa Michael Weaver Transitions to Director Emeritus of ZNH

October 17, 2013

On October 16th, Martín Espada (The Trouble Ball) and Lauren Schmidt (Two Black Eyes and A Patch of Hair Missing) read to a packed Trustman Gallery.

The reading was the last programmed event for Founder and soon-to-be Emeritus Director of the Zora Neale Hurston Literary Center, Professor Afaa Michael Weaver.

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Professor Marlene Fine Publishes "The Interracial Adoption Option"

October 12, 2013

Professor Marlene Fine and spouse Fern L. Johnson have co-written The Interracial Adoption Option, which was published this August by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

"The book is the personal story [of adopting their sons] but it's not an autobiographical book," Fine said. The book is meant to help parents who are thinking about the decision to adopt a child of a different race.

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Simmons Co-Sponsors the 2013 ICSD Conference in Kampala, Uganda

September 16, 2013

The International Consortium for Social Development (ICSD) held its 18th Biennial Conference in Kampala, Uganda this summer. The conference, co-hosted by Simmons College and Makerere University in Kampala, was attended by twelve Simmons students and five faculty members, including Assistant Professor Benjamin R. Cole from the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor Hugo Kamya of the School of Social Work, who co-chaired the conference.

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Lecturer Kate Larson Featured As Harriet Tubman Expert in New Documentary

May 15, 2013

History Lecturer Kate Larson was filmed as "the world's expert on Harriet Tubman" for Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s documentary, Many Rivers To Cross.

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Assistant Professor Benjamin R. Cole Joins Scholars In Taiwan

May 7, 2013

Assistant Professor Benjamin R. Cole is one of a small group of scholars picked to spend a week in Taiwan through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China.

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Professor Kirk James Beattie Awarded Fulbright to Study in Egypt

April 15, 2013

Chair of the Political Science and International Relations Department, Professor Kirk Beattie has been awarded a Fulbright Grant to examine the impact that different educational tracks have on an Egyptian student's later political involvement.

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Sociology Lecturer Shelley White and Dean Renée White Attend the First US We Day

April 4, 2013

Lecturer of Sociology Shelley White and Dean Renée White attended the first We Day in the United States on March 27th. "[We Day] is to create the spark…get students pumped up about being the change-makers," said Shelley White.

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Simmons College Radio Wins "Most Creative Show" at IBS International Radio and Webcasting Conference

March 20, 2013

Simmons College Radio was recognized nationally at the 73rd Annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) International Radio & Webcasting Conference with three awards, including "Most Creative Show."

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Associate Professor Judith Aronson's Photo Included in the National Portrait Gallery

March 2, 2013

Associate Professor Judith Aronson's photograph of Robert Lowell has been included in the exhibition "Poetic Likeness: Modern American Poets" at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian.

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Renée Bergland's Philosophies of Sex Reframes Discussion of 19th Century Literature

February 15, 2013

English Professor and Hazel Dick Leonard Chair Renée Bergland has co-edited a new anthology of critical work on the "lost" manuscript of Julia Ward Howe entitled Philosophies of Sex: Critical Essays on The Hermaphrodite.

Many are familiar with Julia Ward Howe as the author of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" and inventor of Mother's Day. But a previously unpublished manuscript — The Hermaphrodite — changes the way that nineteenth century literary scholars can look at Howe.

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Senior Lecturer Edie Bresler Awarded Spring Residency at Boston Center for the Arts

January 10, 2013

Senior Lecturer Edie Bresler has been awarded a Spring Artist Residency at the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) for her project Exchange Economies.

Exchange Economies explores the relationship between how value is set and what that actually means. While in residency, Bresler will roam the neighborhoods around the BCA and ask strangers if they'd be willing to sit for a portrait. Photos will be taken using everything from a 19th century view camera to an iPhone, and participants will receive a voucher that can be exchanged for any of the portraits on display during a BCA community day.

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