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The Department of Communications moved into our beautiful new building seven years ago. During Construction I had the opportunity of visiting the space that would become my new home.
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Several members of the Department of Communications captured in photos on a beautiful Friday morning.
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What's the best book you ever read for a school assignment?
Oh, wow! By "school," do you mean my entire academic career? With hundreds, maybe thousands, to choose from, I don't even know where to start. Maybe I'll look at it from a different angle. What book was the subject of the academic paper I found most fascinating, and am most proud of? That would be Jean Ingelow's odd little story "Mopsa the Fairy," which I read in one my favorite-ever classes, Victorian Children's Literature (with Dr. Kelly Hager, at Simmons College's Center for the Study of Children's Literature). To the best of my memory, it was the gender roles that fascinated me. I think I wrote about female entrapment and male liberty -- "boys in flight and grounded women" -- in "Mopsa" and in Victorian England.
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As I paused to remember, as I often do, the contribution that Ray Bradbury made to my life, I took down a VHS from my dusty shelves. It was Something Wicked This Way Comes. Within the clam shell case, as they call them, was a snippet of an interview with Mr. Bradbury. He was quite pleased with the way that the film adaptation of his novel turned out.
He cited just a few times that an adaptation of his work had met his expectations. One was an NBC broadcast called The Electric Grandmother. I had not seen it, although I knew the story very well. I found it on YouTube. It is a nice little production. It has a great big heart.
As the credits rolled at the end I was surprised. I thought I recognized the name of one of production team. In the digital world we can manipulate time, so I played the credits again. Yes, I knew that name. Simmons alumna Yudi Bennett, who happened to be a Communications major as well, had worked on the film.
While I crept back through time and memory, I found more than Ray Bradbury. It was a delightful surprise. Just like a story. By the master of time and space. And the imagination.
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Tuesday May 8 from 4-7pm Third Floor Lefavour Hall
Come One, Come All! Commworks - The Show-The Party is here again. Communications Department's Annual Celebration of Student Work Begins at 4 P.M. with Food Fun & Music. Pick Up Latest Edition of COMMTRACKS Magazine. Recognition Ceremony begins at 5 P.M. in L-316.
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