Faculty Accomplishments

September 27, 2016

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!

  • Eileen AbelsEileen Abels (pictured left), Library and Information Science, presented a poster session titled “Re-Visioning Library and Information Science Education Within an International Context” at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions conference in Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 14.
  • Jeannette Bastian, Library and Information Science, received the Rising Star Award from The Council of State Archives, Aug. 4.
  • Gerald Benoit, Library and Information Science, received a Dole grant for an information discovery project with the Boston Public Library (BPL), Aug. 29. He is also creating an information system for BPL’s print Division, with BPL President and SLIS doctoral student David Leonard and master’s student Anna Wada.
  • Teresa Fung, Nutrition, co-wrote an article titled “An Expanded Model for Mindful Eating for Health Promotion and Sustainability: Issues and Challenges for Dietetics Practice” in the peer-reviewed Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics with Michael Long, Pamela Hung, and Lilian Cheung, July 1. Fung also co-wrote an article titled “Food Quality Score and the Risk of Coronary Artery Disease: A Prospective Analysis in 3 Cohorts” in the peer-reviewed American Journal of Clinical Nutrition with An Pan, Tao Hou, Dariush Mozaffarian, Kathryn Rexrode, Walter Willett, and Frank Hu, July 16.
  • Daniel JoudreyDaniel Joudrey (pictured right), Library and Information Science, and Janis Young, senior cataloging policy specialist in the Library of Congress’ Policy and Standards Division, developed a free online training in Library of Congress Subject Headings, June 24. The training will be available through the Cataloger’s Learning Workshop as a service to the library community.
  • Megan Lambert, Children's Literature, wrote an article featured in a blog titled “Real Sisters and Brothers” in Medium, June 17.
  • James Matarazzo, Library and Information Science, received a Presidential Citation from the Special Library Association (SLA) for work on a committee to revise the SLA’s Competencies for Information Professionals, which was approved by the SLA Board of Directors, Aug. 1. Matarazzo also co-wrote an article titled “New Management Realities for Special Librarians” in the peer-reviewed Online Searcher Magazine with Toby Pearlstein, June.
  • Jyoti Puri, Sociology, presented the following at conferences:
    • Talk titled “(Un)Making Sexual States: Antisodomy Law and Racialization in India” at the Swedish South Asian Studies Network, Lund University Seminar in Lund, Sweden, May 12
    • Seminar titled “Symposium Sexual States” at the Fourth Exposure Symposium: “The Dark Room: Race and Visual Culture Studies Symposium” in Mt. Holyoke College, April 23
    • Talk titled “Gender, Equality and Planning in the Global Era” for the Department of Urban Studies and Planning in MIT, April 15
    • Research findings titled “Sexual States: Governance and the Struggle Against the Antisodomy Law” at the Eastern Sociology Society: Author Meets Critics conference, Boston Park Plaza Hotel, March 20.
  • Additionally, Puri wrote the following featured blog articles:
  • Colin RhinesmithColin Rhinesmith (pictured left), Library and Information Science, was selected as faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, July 20. In August, Rhinesmith was also a co-principal investigator with researchers at the University of Texas at Austin and Oklahoma State University for an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant to study how rural libraries in Kansas and Maine address the challenges of Internet connectivity with hotspot lending programs.
  • Laura Saunders, Library and Information Science, was featured in an article titled “Lawmakers Want Library of Congress to Use ‘Illegal Aliens’” in The Boston Globe, May 28. Saunders also wrote an article titled “Room for Improvement: Priorities in Academic Libraries’ Strategic Plans” in the peer-reviewed Journal of Library Administration, Nov. 15, 2015.
  • Amber Stubbs, Library and Information Science, received the Collaborative Research Experiences for Undergraduates (CREU) grant from the CREU Fund for the project titled “Identifying and Analyzing Security Vulnerabilities in Brain-Computer Interfaces,” July 10.
  • Becky Thompson, Sociology, is writing a poetry chapbook titled And Maybe the Moon, forthcoming in 2016.
  • Nanette Veilleux, Computer Science, received the Collaborative Research Experiences for Undergraduates grant for the project titled “Intonation and Evidence,” July 10.

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