Faculty Accomplishments: March 2015

March 31, 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:

  • William Bellamy moderating the Warburg Panel on March 16William Bellamy (pictured left), Warburg Professor in International Relations, moderated the March 16 Warburg Panel discussion titled “Countering Ebola: What Are We Doing? What Are We Learning?” The panel included leading experts on the Ebola epidemic including J. Stephen Morrison, Andrew Weber, Dr. Andy Sechler, and Sheila Davis.

  • Margaret Hanni, Art and Music, conducted a panel discussion for her exhibition “Skirting Identity: Women and Weaving in Laos, Thailand and Myanmar” with Sarah Leonard, History; and Jyoti Puri, Sociology,  March 24. The exhibit is on display at the Simmons College Trustman Art Gallery March 17 to April 16.

  • Alison Marshall, Nursing, conducted several conference discussions at the Contraceptive Technology conferences in San Francisco and Boston in March. The discussions included:  “The Best Method for Me: Effective Counseling Strategies to Improve Contraceptive Use,” “In Defense of the Follow-Up Visit: Missed Pills, Loose Patches, Slippery Rings, and Bleeding Changes,” “Update on Men’s Sexual Health: Clinical Pearls for the Busy Practitioner,” and “Utilizing the New 2014 CDC STD Guidelines: Case-Based Discussion (Bring your challenging cases and questions).”

  • Robert Oppenheim, Professor Emeritus of Art and Music, had a review of his exhibition “Je Suis” published in the Boston Globe March 11. “Je Suis” was on exhibit at the Miller Yezerski Gallery in Boston Feb. 6 to March 18.

  • Julie Vosit-Steller, Nursing@Simmons, did a moderated conference presentation titled “In Memory of Grace: The Spiritual and Religious Tale of a Patient, her Sister, a Mentor and her Student, Medicine and Religion” at the Medicine and Religion Conference in Boston, sponsored by the University of Chicago, March 7. She also co-wrote and submitted an article entitled “Evaluation of the Optimal Positioning of Subcutaneous Butterfly When Administering Injectable Opioids in Cancer Patients,” in the peer-reviewed Indian International Journal, March 10. The other authors are colleagues from Romania at the University of Clug, one of whom is the first nurse in Romania to earn her PhD.

  • Bob White, Communications, entered a computer-animated video titledartmediapoliticsBunnies PSA” in the 17th Annual Boston Underground Film Festival “No Talking, No Texting” contest. “Bunnies” was screened, introducing the Homegrown Horror Program, at the vintage Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, March 27.

  • Renée White (pictured right), Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, moderated a public panel titled “Art, Media, Politics: A Conversation with Four Leading Women” at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design March 25. The panel included Simmons College 2015 Eileen Friars Leader-in-Residence Synthia Saint James, CityLine executive producer Karen Holmes Ward, Penguin Random House senior editor Stacey Barney, and The Color of Film Collaborative and Roxbury International Film Festival founder Lisa Simmons.

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(Top: William Bellamy moderating the Warburg Panel on March 16. Photo credit: Dave McDonald; Right: Synthia Saint James, Stacey Barney, Karen Holmes Ward, Lisa Simmons, and Renée White at "Art, Media, Politics." Photo credit: Keesa McKoy)