Faculty Accomplishments: August 2015

September 04, 2015

Keep up with our faculty's latest accomplishments!

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!

  • Gary Bailey, Social Work, wrote three blogs published on the Huffington Post titled “Black Church Burnings Post Charleston Tragedy,” July 7; “The Words of 37+ Women Against One Man: The Sad Conundrum of Bill Cosby,” July 10; and “Why What Happened to Cecil the Lion and Samuel DuBose Should Matter To Us All,” July 31.

  • Donna Beers (pictured left), Mathematics and Statistics, presented research findings titled “Connecting Forensics and Linear Algebra” at the 2015 MathFest, Aug. 5, in Washington, D.C.

  • Mark Bellamy, Warburg Professor of International Relations, was quoted by several media outlets in July, including the Los Angeles Times and the Independent (UK), regarding President Barack Obama’s recent trip to Africa. Bellamy also co-wrote an article titled “Obama’s Chance to Revisit Kenya” published in the New York Times, July 24, and led a discussion about the policy dimensions of the President’s trip at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., July 16. Bellamy was also a guest on the Voice of America’s French language program, “Washington Forum,” July 30, where he discussed the President’s trip to Africa.

  • Amit Dashottar (pictured right), Physical Therapy, received the Kenneth R. Gottesfeld Award from The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS), July 30. The award acknowledges the publishing of outstanding research, professional, technical, or review articles in the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, a SDMS bimonthly publication, and offers a monetary award.

  • Martha Mahard, Library and Information Science, was quoted in the Boston Globe for her report on the state of the Boston Public Library’s art collection, June 22. Comments from her report were referenced in another Globe article, June 24, featuring an address from Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh on the same topic. Mahard’s report on the BPL’s art collection was also referenced in a Boston Sun Times article on June 22.

  • James Matarazzo, Library and Information Science, presented research findings titled “Corporate Libraries: Harbinger of Change for All Libraries” at the 14th Annual Conference of the Association of Caribbean Higher Education Administrators, July 10, hosted at The University of the West Indies in St. Augustine, Trinidad. Matarazzo’s presentation was based on the results of research conducted with Dr. Toby Pearlstein ’77LS, ’86LSD.

  • Eric Poulin, Library and Information Science, began his term as President of the Massachusetts Library Association July 1. Poulin is also Coordinator of Library Services at Greenfield Community College in Greenfield, Mass.

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