Faculty Accomplishments: January/February

February 23, 2015

Keep up with our faculty's latest achievements!

Our faculty are actively engaged in their fields. They publish intriguing research articles, exhibit original artwork, share their expertise at major conferences—and so much more! See this month's highlights:

  • Colette Dieujuste with Dean Judy BealColette Dieujuste (pictured left), Nursing, received the Nursing Education/Teaching Award at the New England Regional Black Nurses Association's 2015 Excellence in Nursing Awards Celebration, Feb. 5.

  • Richard Gurney, Chemistry, presented a Lunchtime Lecture at Simmons Feb. 26 titled “Cups to Cleaners, Trash to Treasure: Conversion of Cold Coffee Cups into an Antimicrobial Cleaner.” The talk was in conjunction with the Trustman Art Gallery’s exhibition “Ubiquitous” by Michelle Lougee.

  • Daniel Joudrey, Library and Information Science, co-authored a Jan. 7 article titled "Still a Lot to Lose: The Role of Controlled Vocabulary in Keyword Searching" in the January 2015 issue of Cataloging & Classification Quarterly.

  • Kyong Eun Oh, Library and Information Science, received the 2015 ALISE/Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Award for her dissertation titled "The Process of Organizing Personal Information" completed at Rutgers University, Jan. 9. She will present a summary at the 2015 ALISE Annual Conference.

  • Robert Oppenheim, Professor Emeritus of Art and Music, has a solo exhibit of recent paintings titled “Je Suis” on display at the Miller Yezerski Gallery in Boston Feb. 6 to March 3. The opening reception, “First Friday,” was held Feb. 6.

  • Lowry Pei, English, received the Toby Sloane Award for Student Centeredness from the Simmons Board of Trustees Feb. 5. The award recognizes Lowry’s body of work and dedication to the College’s institutional values. This is the third time this award has been given.

  • Afaa WeaverAfaa Weaver (pictured left), English, did a reading of select poems from his new book City of Eternal Spring for the “Birds of Metal in Flight: An Evening of Poetry With 5+5” event at Columbia University, NY, Feb. 25. Weaver’s selections included poems about his experiences living and traveling throughout China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. The event also included readings by Chinese and American poets Bei Dao, Charles Bernstein, Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, Pierre Joris, Marilyn Nelson, Ouyang Jianghe, Xi Chuan, Zhai Yongming, and Zhou Zan in celebration of the sculpture “Flying Phoenixes” by Xu Bing currently on display in St. John’s Cathedral.

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(Top: Colette Dieujuste with Dean Judy Beal at the 2015 Excellence in Nursing Awards Celebration. Photo credit: Paul Smith)