Faculty Papers and Academic Engagement


Members of the faculty regularly present research and share expertise with other academics. Some recent highlights:

  • Barbara Abrams of Humanities and Modern Languages and Gloria Boone of Communication and Journalism co-authored a paper “Memory and Transcendence of Place and Time in Online Holocaust Memorials,” which they presented as part of a panel on Digital Horizons of Remembering War and Conflicts at the Third Global Conference on Digital Memory in Prague.
  • Six faculty members participated in the Asian Studies: Traditions and Transformations Conference in Boston. Simone Chun, Government; Micky Lee, Communication and Journalism; and Chris Westphal, Education and Human Services, presented papers on the panel "Globalization: Labor, Trade Union, and Constructed Citizenship." The panel was moderated by Da Zheng of English. At separate sessions, Gertrude Hewapathirana, Education and Human Services, presented the paper "Lived Experience of Successful Entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka," and Ron Suleski, Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies, gave a PowerPoint presentation about his detective work in tracing and analyzing a Chinese family's genealogical history against the backdrop of the Republic Era.
  • Eric Bellone, Applied Legal Studies, presented data on his research on the "Impact of Videoconferencing on in-Court Attorney/Client Communications" at Northeastern University.
  • Tom Connolly, English, has been named to the editorial board of The New England Theatre Journal.
  • Nina Huntemann, Communication and Journalism, spoke on "Rethinking Video Game Violence" at Central College in Pella, Iowa.
  • Quentin Miller, English, delivered the paper "Beale Street and Other Alienating Spaces" at the seventh Race and the Twenty-First Century Conference at Michigan State University.
  • Benjamin Powell, Economics, was elected president of the Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE), an international association comprised of scholars in economics, political science, philosophy, business, history and related disciplines who have a common interest in studying and supporting a private-enterprise system. He recently organized the association’s annual conference, which studied institutional evolution towards freedom and prosperity.
  • Bob Rosenthal, Communication and Journalism, appeared on the Fox25 Morning News May 2 to analyze the national and international political ramifications of the killing of Osama Bin Laden.
  • Ron Suleski, Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies, was a discussant on a panel “Constructing a Multi-Ethnic Utopian Culture in Manchukou, 1932-1945” at the annual conference of the Association for Asian Studies in Honolulu. He also moderated a workshop panel on “National Historiographies” at Empire and Beyond: Manchuria in the Modern World at Harvard University.
  • David Yamada, Law School, was profiled in the current issue of ADA Today, the membership magazine of Americans for Democratic Action, a Washington D.C.-based public policy advocacy group. Yamada is chair of the group’s executive committee.
  • Dmitry Zinoviev and Vy Duong, Math and Computer Science, served as judges at the Massachusetts State Science Fair, high school division, at MIT.
  • The 48th annual conference of the Eastern Academy of Management, hosted by the Sawyer Business School and the University, was held on campus in May. Jodi Detjen, Management and Entrepreneurship, and MBA student Victor Davidson won the CASE Fellows Award for their case “Dynamic Research – The Challenge of Acquisition.” The “Best First Time Submission” went to Meera Venkatraman, Marketing, and alumnus Sean Zinsmeister, MBA ’11, for their case, “I am hungry: I sought, I found, I redeemed.” Sheila Webber, Management and Entrepreneurship, and SBS Associate Dean Laurie Levesque served as vice presidents of local arrangements for the conference. Webber also was elected Eastern Academy of Management secretary-elect for 2011-2012. Ben Ngugi of Information Systems and Operations Management was named associate editor for technology for The CASE Journal.
  • Patricia A. Reeve, History, presented "Bone and Sinew of the Republic: Antebellum Workingmen Assert the Right of Person" at Gender and Health: Histories, an international symposium at the University of Waterloo, Canada, and funded by the Canadian Institute of Health. Symposium papers will be published as an anthology in 2012-2013. She also chaired and commented on the panel "Teaching Tragedy" at the conference Remember the Triangle Fire, which was sponsored by the Labor and Working Class History Association and marked the centennial of one of the nation's most infamous industrial disasters.


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