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December 2006
Vol. 32, No. 12

New E-Mail System
to Improve Access

The University is preparing to launch a new
e-mail system in January that is expected to significantly improve both local and remote access
while offering enhanced virus and spam control.
The new system is by Mirapoint Inc. and
was chosen after comparisons of a number of
state-of-the-art systems.
“It’s got to be about value,” said Chief
Information Office Mike Pearce. “The
Mirapoint e-mail system is simple and easyto-use, and it adds value through the calendar
feature, with enhanced user flexibility and
through improved Webmail access.”
Faculty, staff and administrators will be able
to access departmental and personal calendars
through the new e-mail system.
The calendar will allow users to:
• Set up meetings
• View colleagues’ unscheduled time
• Accept or decline meeting requests
• Book rooms
• E-mail meeting participants
• Share calendars with other users
E-mail users will retain their current e-mail
addresses and modes of access. The system is
scheduled to change over Jan. 20.
Online support for the migration to the new
system will be available by telephone and at  

Suffolk Voices to Inspire Stage Piece
Associate Professor Wesley Savick and the Theatre Department are calling on members of the Suffolk community to help create an original work for the stage in honor of
Suffolk’s Centennial.
The ensemble piece, Centennial: about a hundred years, is scheduled to open during
the first week of March. It will explore questions related to the passage of time and
invite people within the Suffolk community to come together and celebrate this special
moment in the school’s history.
Savick and others in the Theatre Department will look to current faculty, administrators and students, in addition to recent and past alumni, to supply much of the content
for Centennial: about a hundred years.
They will accomplish this by asking people at Suffolk questions such as:
• How does an institution remember itself?
• Why do we choose to share an institutional identity, and what does it mean when
we do?
• When we celebrate a birthday, an anniversary, a Centennial, what exactly are we
Savick and the cast will then develop a theatrical response to these findings through
an exploratory rehearsal process, which will finally lead to a production.
“The goal of the project is to bring everyone together at Suffolk and use theater
performance as a venue to share ideas, feelings and responses to this Centennial year,”
said Savick. “We hope to convey the diverse and heartfelt responses to our questions in
our production.”  

Centennial Commencement

This year’s Centennial Commencement will return
to a format not seen for many years at Suffolk.
All graduating students from the Law School,
the College and the Business School will gather
together for a single ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Sunday,
May 20, 2007, at the TD Banknorth Garden.
“As with our Centennial Convocation in
September, this year’s Commencement will go
down in Suffolk University’s history as an unforgettable event that taps into the great energy and
creativity that drives our University,” said President
David J. Sargent. 

Baskets of Love  Showing their enthusiasm for the Baskets of Love ­holiday
literacy drive are Mary Ellen Potter, Seamus Gallagher, Ann Coyne, Nancy Stoll, Katy Sawyer
and Elizabeth Irwin. Jumpstart and S.O.U.L.S led the Suffolk community effort to bring school
supplies, books and crafts items to at-risk Boston-area pre-schoolers. (Photo by John Gillooly)

A Message
from the President

I wish you all a warm,

wonderful and safe holiday season. As we head
into the academic break
and the New Year, I’d like
to share my pride in all
of your spirited contributions to our Centennial
Not only are you taking
tremendous care to inject
the best of Suffolk University into each
and every aspect of the celebration—from
September’s Centennial Convocation to
the Campaign kickoff and the planning
for our Centennial Commencement—but
your joyous participation in our Centennial
events demonstrates that you truly believe in
our message and our mission.
To me, Suffolk University represents the
very best of American democracy, which
ideally offers an equal playing field—and
nothing evens the playing field like
I am proud to say that this institution
was a pacesetter in elimination of discrimination based on race, religion, ethnicity,
gender and sexual orientation. And we are
working hard to continue our legacy of
offering affordable education so there is no
economic discrimination.
Our mission remains the same, but we
are educating students in a vastly different
age than when the University was founded,
particularly in terms of the revolution in
technology. The University is working
to ensure that we effectively harness this
technology to make sure that we reach all
our constituents.
Our successes are many, but as we continue enjoying our Centennial Celebration,
let us always remember where we came from
and why we came into existence. You are
important to Suffolk University as employees, but being part of the Suffolk family
is much more than a job. Your efforts on
behalf of our students and alumni and your
support of one another play no small role
in making a better Boston, a better America
and, indeed, a better world.
Thank you for your abiding loyalty to this
incredible institution, and I look forward to
renewing our collective efforts in the New Year.
David J. Sargent


NESADSU Artists at Adams Gallery
Boston is the theme of student

artists whose work was chosen
for “The New England School
of Art & Design at Suffolk
University Student Showcase,”
now at the Adams Gallery.
“In this Centennial year, it
seems entirely fitting that the
oldest school in the University
should host the newest,” said
NESADSU Chairman William
Davis. “We are delighted to have
this opportunity to showcase our
students’ work for everyone to
Noting that the University
brings together specialists from a NESADSU student Laura Nathanson created this John F. Kennedy
wide variety of disciplines, Davis Presidential Library and Museum shopping bag campaign.
said: “This wonderful diversity
of scholarship encourages an
exchange of ideas that enriches all of us in the Suffolk community, and the ‘NESADSU
Student Showcase’ is an excellent example of such an exchange of ideas.”
The “NESADSU Student Showcase” provides a selection of work from current students
and 2006 alumni. Jim Manning, assistant director of exhibitions, curated the show.
“This exhibit is a microcosm of NESADSU, and we’re showing people in the Suffolk
community and visiting guests what we’re all about,” said Director of Administrative
Services Sara Chadwick. “We’re displaying a sample of student work that represents our
three major programs—Fine Arts, Graphic Design and Interior Design. We also have work
from students in our freshman Foundation program, and, in keeping with the gallery’s
mission, much of the work has a Boston theme.”
First Night 2007 celebrants attending the Centennial Ice Sculpture event are encouraged
to drop by the Adams Gallery to see the “NESADSU Student Showcase.”
The Adams Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, and the “NESADSU Student
Showcase” will be on exhibit through March 16, 2007.  

New Faces at Suffolk
Please welcome our newest employees:
Juania Ashley, Residence Life & Summer Programs
Tobie Caron, Health Services
Laura Ferrari, Dean of Students, Law School
Roshni Gohil, Sawyer Library
Elizabeth Irwin, Dean of Students Office, CAS and Sawyer Business School
Benjamin Janey, Performing Arts
Dawn Kelley, Office of Environmental Health & Safety
Andrew Levinsky, Advancement
Allan Motenko, Registrar’s Office for CAS and Sawyer Business School
Maureen Ridings, Alumni Programs,CAS
John Rotondi, Advancement
Danielle Santoro, Center for International Education  
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Staff Writers
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Faculty Publications
Paul Bachman, Alfonso Sanchez-Penalver and David Tuerck,
Beacon Hill Institute; Jonathan Haughton, Beacon Hill Institute
and Economics; and Laurence Kotlikoff of Boston University have
published an article, “Taxing Sales under the Fair Tax: What Rate
Works,” in the November issue of Tax Notes.
Richard Beinecke, Public Management, has edited two journal issues on implementing evidence-based mental health practices.
An article, “Guest Editors’ Introduction: Evidence-Based Mental
Health Practices and Performance Measures in Massachusetts,”
with Don Shepard and Clare Hurley of Brandeis, was published
in Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health
Services 32(6), November 2006, and “Guest Editor’s Introduction:
Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices,” appeared in the
International Journal of Mental Health 35 (3), September 2006.
Eric Blumenson, Law School. His article, “The Challenge of a
Global Standard of Justice,” was published in the Columbia Journal
of Transnational Law and in Spanish in the Ditella University Law
Review (Argentina).
Mike Chapman, History, has published an article, “Pro-Franco
Anti-Communism: Ellery Sedgwick and the Atlantic Monthly,” in
the Journal of Contemporary History, 41:4 (October 2006), pp. 641–
62. He also edited Lessons of the War in Spain, by Maurice Duval.
(Trebarwyth Press, 2006).
Patricia Hogan, Physics, had her article, “Engineers Are
Thinking Green Too! Green Engineering and Cradle-to-Cradle
Design,” accepted for publication in The New England Association of
Chemistry Teachers Journal.
Renée Landers, Law School, has published “Plus ça change, plus
c’est la même chose: The Representation of People of Color (and
Women) in Boston Law Firms,” 50 Boston Bar Journal. 15 (Nov./
Dec. 2006).


The University’s collaboration with Tamkang

University in Taiwan was explored during International Education Week 2006, an
event organized by the U.S. Departments
of Education and State. Vice President for
Enrollment and International Programs
Marguerite Dennis participated in a videoconference on “Meeting the Challenges
of International Education in Taiwan.” She
described the exchanges of students, faculty,
administrators and research that are the hallmarks of the collaboration with Tamkang
University. A follow-up letter from President
George W. Bush said that student exchanges
“allow Americans to better understand other
cultures and encourage students from around
the world to see firsthand the true nature
of the multicultural society we enjoy in
A SUN beam on Kathy Maloney,
Performing Arts, for her dedication to
Suffolk’s a cappella group, the Ramifications.
The song Breakaway, from their debut album,
Voices in the Attic, has been included in this

Quentin Miller, English. His essay, “Playing a Mean Guitar:
The Legacy of Staggerlee in Baldwin and Morrison” was published in James Baldwin and Toni Morrison: Comparative Critical and
Theoretical Essays, edited by Lovalerie King and Lynn Orilla Scott.
New York: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2006: 121–148.
CAS Associate Dean Sebastian Royo. He had three articles
printed in the Spanish newspaper Cinco Dias. They are: “Sègolene
Royal y los Socialistas Franceses” Nov. 6, 2006, p.16; “La Fuerza del
Boom Hispano en EE UU” Oct. 23, 2006, p. 25; and “Elecciones en
EE UU” Oct. 9, 2006, p. 16. He also published two book chapters:
“Spain and Portugal in the European Union: Misión Accomplished?”
in The European Union and the Member States: Cooperation,
Coordination, and Compromise (New York: Lynne Rienner Publishers,
2006) and “The Challenges of EU Integration: Iberian Lessons for
Eastern Europe” in Towards the Completion of Europe (Miami: Jean
Monnet EU Chair, University of Miami, 2006).
Michael Rustad, Law School, has published “Software
Licensing” in The Licensing Journal, p. 24, June/July 2006.
Marjorie Attignol Salvodon, Humanities and Modern
Languages, wrote a short essay inspired by the film, “Un Amour
à taire,” directed by Christian Faure, for the Boston Jewish Film
Festival program book (November 2006).
Miguel Schor, Law School, has published “Constitutionalism
Through the Looking Glass of Latin America,” 41 Texas International
Law Journal 1 (2006) and “The Rule of Law” in Encyclopedia of Law
and Society: American and Global Perspectives (David Clark ed., 2006).
Duncan Vinson, Humanities and Modern Languages, has published “‘As Far From Secular, Operatic, Rag-time, and Jig Melodies
As Is Possible’: Religion and the Resurgence of Interest in The Sacred
Harp, 1895-1911,” in the Journal of American Folklore 119: 413–43
(Fall 2006).  

years Best of College A Cappella (BOCA) compilation CD.
The University has been chosen for inclusion in the inaugural edition of the Colleges
of Distinction guidebook. Suffolk was singled out for its international programs by
both high school guidance counselors and
college admission officers. Selection was
based on student engagement in the educational process, great teaching, vibrant learning communities and successful outcomes.
Suffolk is one of fewer than 300 schools in
the country chosen for this honor.
Robert Allison, History was appointed to
the Massachusetts Historical Commission.
Sandra Barriales-Bouche, Humanities
and Modern Languages, presented the paper
“The Ethical Response to a Silenced Past:
The Use of the Personal Narrative in Between
the Dictator and Me” at the conference “Film
and History: The documentary Tradition” in
Dallas, Texas, on Nov. 8.
Eric Blumenson, Law School, presented
his article, “Killing in good conscience:

What’s Wrong with Sunstein and Vermeule’s
Lesser Evil Argument for Capital Punishment
and other Human Rights Violations?” at
law faculty workshops at Rutgers, Loyola,
Northeastern and Suffolk as well as to the
Suffolk Philosophy department.
Mike Chapman, History, defended his
doctoral dissertation, “Arguing Americanism:
John Eoghan Kelly’s Franco Lobby, 1936-43,”
at Boston College on Nov. 21.
Darlene Chisholm, Economics, participated in the Eighth Annual Business and
Economics Scholars Workshop Summit
in Motion Pictures Industry Studies at the
Carl B. DeSantis Center at Florida Atlantic
University in November. Her paper, “Market
Size and Overlapping Characteristics in
Multi-Product Firm Rivalry: How Box Office
Revenue Cycles Influence Movie Exhibition
Variety,” (co-authored with George Norman
of Tufts) was included in the workshop’s
Gerard J. Clark, Law School, was
awarded a Fulbright Lectureship to teach,
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travel and write in China for the 2007 spring semester. He will teach
courses in American government and ethics at Tsinghua University in
Beijing and will do research on the legal profession in China.
Celeste Kostopulos-Cooperman, Humanities and Modern
Languages, who translated and wrote the critical introduction to the
bilingual volume of poems, Secrets in the Sand/The Young Women of
Juárez, by Marjorie Agosin, lectured on the disappeared and murdered
girls of Ciudad Juárez at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. As part of
her book tour, she also visited several Spanish classes and illustrated how
poetry and the written word can be powerful instruments of healing and
social change.
Sarah Dillon, Law School, served as a panelist on “Romania’s
Homeless Children: Problems, Politics and Policies Related to
Institutional Conditions, Foster Care and International Adoption” at
Harvard Law School. She also spoke to the International Economic Law
Group Annual Conference of the American Society of International
Law on “Locking Horns at the WTO, a UN Without all those Tiresome
Michael Duggan, Enrollment Research and Planning, conducted
a half-day workshop on “Using IPEDS Data Tools” at the annual conference of the North East Association for Institutional Research in
Philadelpha, Pa. He conducted a session, “What’s new in IPEDS,” at the
annual New England Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission
Officers (NEACRAO) meeting in Newport, R.I.
Jonathan Haughton, Beacon Hill Institute and Economics.
While on sabbatical he is a visitor this fall at the Atelier de Recherche
Quantitative Appliquee au Developpement Economique (ARQADE) at
the Universite Toulouse 1 (Sciences Sociales) in France. In November,
he also participated in a three-day workshop in London on “Poverty
Analysis,” co-sponsored by the World Bank Institute and the UK
Department for International Development.
Jeremy Hayes, Diversity Services, and Paul Korn, Counseling
Center, presented a workshop, “Safe Zone: Training & Supporting Allies
of the GLBT Community on Campus,” at the 24th Annual Society
Organized Against Racism (SOAR) Conference at UMass Dartmouth.
Financial journalist Elizabeth MacDonald highlighted a research
paper co-authored by Rani Hoitash, Accounting, in an article in Forbes
magazine that described controversies concerning Sarbanes-Oxley and
the regulation of auditors and cited a research paper described as coauthored by Suffolk University and Long Island University.
Kuo-Ting (Ken) Hung, Management, has been included in the 2007
edition of Marquis Who’s Who in America.
Nina Huntemann, Communication and Journalism, spoke on
“Armchair Soldiers: Masculinity and Warfare in Video Games” at
Colgate University in November.
Joe McCarthy, Education and Human Services and History, has
been included in the 2007 edition of Marquis Who’s Who in America.
Quentin Miller, English, organized, chaired and participated in a
roundtable panel on “Teaching In and About Prison” at the American
Studies Association convention in Oakland, Calif.
Jay Rosellini, Humanities and Modern Languages, presented a
paper on German poet and dissident Wolf Biermann at the annual
meeting of the German Studies Association in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Dean of Students Nancy Stoll served on the New England
Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) accreditation team ­
visiting Roger Williams University in November.



first night with

Suffolk University
and the
Centennial Committee
invite you to
join us as we celebrate

First Night 2007
and Present
the University’s encore
ice sculpture display

December 31, 2006
3 p.m.–5 p.m.
Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont Street
Hot beverages will be served
RSVP 1-866-882-2006 or

Jeff Stone, Athletics, was reelected as the District 1 director
for the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.
Thomas Trott, Biology, presented his paper “Historical
Perspective of Community Diversity of Rocky Intertidal Habitats
on the Maine Coast,” at the 7th Bay of Fundy Workshop in
St. Andrews, New Brunswick, in October. His poster “Can
Biodiversity be Measured Independent from Sampling Effort?”
won best poster award at the Census of Marine Life, Natural
Geography in Shore Areas Program, First World Conference, held
in Kobe, Japan, in October.
Theatre Department News: Richard Chambers designed
The Atheist, an off-Broadway one-character play by Ronan
Noone, about a manipulative journalist who tells his convoluted
story, which ­(possibly?) becomes his suicide note, in the form of
a YouTube style home video. The play runs through Dec. 23 at
Center Stage New York.