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February 2007
Vol. 33, No. 1

Smith Eager to Return to Teaching
Dean Robert H. Smith looks forward to immersing himself in scholarship and pursuing several personal goals
as he makes the transition to the Law School faculty in
the coming year.
Smith will be teaching courses in constitutional law, the
Supreme Court and mediation following a fall semester
“One of the great things about being dean is that you’re in
the midst of everything that’s going on, but the down side
is that that takes up so much of your professional and personal time, said Smith. “One trade­off is that I haven’t been

able to keep up with my teaching and scholarship.

In the eight years Smith has served Suffolk as Law School
dean, there have been many changes in his field of expertise. Smith plans to bring himself up to date by reviewing
recent books and articles about the Supreme Court as well
as decisions by the court.
“I have enjoyed the opportunity to serve as dean and am
proud of what the school has accomplished, but I also
look forward to returning to the role of a law school faculty member, he said.

Smith, who is a divorce mediator, has been able to
cont­inue teaching mediation, and he will resume his volunteer work as a mediator in a community program once
he steps down as dean.
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Alfred Aman Named Law School Dean
Alfred “Fred” C. Aman, Jr., former law school dean
at Indiana University—Bloomington and director of
the Indiana University Institute for Advanced Study,
will become dean of Suffolk University Law School,
effective July 1, 2007.
Aman will succeed Dean Robert H. Smith.
“I feel honored to be joining Suffolk University,
with its distinguished faculty, ambitious students
and superb resources,” said Aman. “From my visits
to Suffolk, I have a strong sense of this community’s
energy and commitment to preparing lawyers for
the opportunities and demands of the 21st century – and for the challenges
of advancing the great work of this law school’s first one hundred years. I am
thrilled to be joining the school at this point in its history.”
Aman is the Roscoe C. O’Byrne Professor of Law at Indiana University—
Bloomington. He was a member of the Cornell Law School faculty and has
held a Distinguished Fulbright Chair in Trento, Italy, and visiting professor­
ships in England, France and Italy. He was in practice before beginning his
academic career and served as law clerk to the Hon. Elbert P. Tuttle of the U.S.
Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.
The most recent of his five books in the legal field is The Democracy Deficit:
Taming Globalization through Law Reform.
Aman earned an A.B. with distinction in Political Science from the Uni­
versity of Rochester and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.
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Centennial Partnership
Celebrates MLK
Celebrating the Life and Achievements of the Rev.
Martin Luther King, Jr., a Centennial Partnership
event, brought together Beverly Morgan-Welch,
executive director of the Museum of African American History; Cambridge Mayor Kenneth E. Reeves;
Bonnie Black, conductor of the Greater Boston
Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Intensive Community
Program; Provost Patricia Maguire Meservey; and
Mariama White-Hammond, executive director of
Project Hip-Hop, a youth-led organization in Boston.
The Jan. 15 celebration at the C. Walsh Theatre featured orchestral renditions of gospel, spiritual and
classical music and readings from the speeches
of Dr. King. More Centennial Celebration photos,
pages 2-3. (Photo by John Gillooly)

A Message to Readers
Another fall semester has
come and gone, and we won­
der why the time moves more
quickly with each year. As
we approach the 2007 com­
mencement, there is an air of
excitement and enthusiasm
across campus. Administra­
tors, staff and students are
working together to make
this year’s “Centennial” com­
mencement one that will be remembered for
many years to come.
Often I am asked if things have slowed down
since the kickoff of the Centennial Celebration
this past September 21. On the contrary, as
we are now seeing the fruits of the labors of
so many individuals through the outstanding
events and programs still in progress. We see
that the months of planning and promotion
were time well spent as the successful and
remarkable programs for the Law School,
Business School and College unfold.
The Centennial Partnership Series is reach­
ing out to our neighborhood organizations and
longtime collaborators, and our students are
providing programs that add a refreshing spirit
to the array of opportunities. Visit the Adams
Gallery to see the current New England School
of Art and Design Student Showcase, to be
followed in March by The Faces and Places of
Suffolk, from our student photographers. The
Athletics Department, not to be outdone, is
working with the Alumni Office in planning
its first-ever Hall of Fame awards ceremony
this spring. And in our continued Centennial
promotion and marketing campaign, Suffolk
University is sponsoring many WGBH-TV pro­
grams as part of Black History Month.
As we finalize plans for the conclusion of
the Centennial Celebration year with the guid­
ance of the Suffolk community, the Centennial
Committee has prepared a new survey for
faculty, administrators, staff, stu­­dents and
The survey, available online from the Centen­
nial home page——
offers an opportunity to evaluate the celebration
as it continues through September 2007. Your
responses are valued, and I encourage you to
take time to complete the survey. Each response
will help us as we fine-tune plans for the
conclusion of our Centennial Year.
Thank you.
Rosemarie E. Sansone
Executive Editor


Celebrating Civil Rights Leader’s Legacy
Office of Diversity Services Assistant Director Jeremy Hayes and Director Jacinda Felix at
the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., luncheon for the Suffolk community. This year’s program featured President David J. Sargent, performances by the Suffolk Vocal Ensemble, and
a keynote speech from John Henry Bracey, Jr., professor of Afro-American history in the
W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of MassachusettsAmherst. (Photo by John Gillooly)

Musical Tribute
to MLK
Suffolk student Aaron Pitre and
Theatre Department Chair Marilyn
Plotkins enjoy a musical tribute to
Martin Luther King, Jr. Pitre was a
featured reader at the Centennial
Partnership event presented with
the Museum of African American
History and the Greater Boston
Youth Symphony Orchestra. (Photo
by John Gillooly)

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Executive Editor
Rosemarie E. Sansone
Managing Editor
Nancy Kelleher

Staff Writers
Karen DeCilio
Tony Ferullo

Heather Clark

NEASC Mid-Point
Under Way

The University is working on a

Author Shares “Adventure”
Dean Kenneth Greenberg, author Frances Mayes and Vice President Marguerite Dennis gather
after Mayes’ talk on the “Adventure of Life. Mayes is the best-selling author of Under the

Tuscan Sun. She is a poet, travel writer and novelist. Her visit was sponsored by the College of
Arts & Sciences and the Center for International Education. (Photo by John Gillooly)

in the New Year
Athletics Department Coordinator Carol Maggio and husband Richard enjoy the Centennial
ice sculpture display outside the Law School as
they celebrate First Night 2007 (Photo by David

Centennial on Stage

fifth-year report for the New England
Association of Schools & Colleges’
Commission on Institutions of Higher
Education, and people across campus
have begun the process of collecting infor­
mation and reviewing the revised NEASC
The most recent NEASC self study was
in 2002, when the University received
a 10-year accreditation. The current
mid-point review is an opportunity to
respond to the areas of emphasis and to
address new standards issued by NEASC
in January 2006.
“NEASC had identified areas it wanted
the Uni­versity to focus on following the
NEASC self-evaluation that took place
five years ago, and it is important to
complete the work that was started then,”
said Provost and Academic Vice President
Patricia Meservey.
Areas NEASC has asked Suffolk to
emphasize include:
• Strategic plan for the Dakar campus
• Developing an assessment of student
learning at Dakar
• Comprehensive planning that includes
the assessment of
learning outcomes
• Enhancing the library and information
resources in keeping with the growth
in enrollment and programs
• Strengthening financial resources
The Commission also has requested
information about the online MBA
The report, which will be responsive
to new NEASC standards for accreditation
that took effect last year, is due in August
and will be reviewed in the fall. 

Professor Wesley Savick’s original Centennial
play celebrating the spirit of Suffolk University
premieres at the C. Walsh Theater March 1-4.

February 20 07

Faculty Publications
William Berman, Law School, has published “When Will They
Ever Learn? Learning and Teaching from Mistakes in the Clinical
Context,” 13 Clinical Law Review 115 (2006).
Carter Bishop, Law School. His paper, “A Good Faith Revival
of Duty of Care Liability in Business Organization Law” was listed
on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) Top Ten Download
list for Corporate Law: Corporate Governance Law.
Krisanne Bursik, Psychology, has published a manuscript,
co-authored with doctoral program graduate Richelle Stackert,
“Ego Development and the Thera­
peutic Goal-Setting Capacities of
Mentally Ill Adults,” in the American
Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol. 60,
No. 4., 2006.
Charles Cramer, Humanities
and Modern Languages, has pub­
lished a book, Abstraction and the
Classical Ideal, 1760-1920, University
of Delaware Press 2006.
Kate Nace Day, Law School.
Her collaborative fiction writing
“White Devotions” and a poem
“Blue Waters” will be published in
The Legal Studies Forum. Day’s review of Catharine A. MacKinnon’s
book, Are Women Human? and Other International Dialogues, will
appear in Bimonthly Review of Law Books.

Ross Fuerman, Accounting, published “Comparing the Auditor
Quality of Arthur Andersen to that of the Big 4” in Accounting and
the Public Interest, Vol. 6, 2006.
Audrey Goldstein, New England School of Art & Design, has
two works, The Medicine Cabinets and The Generosity Generator, in
an exhibit of “SMFA Traveling Scholars” in the Foster Gallery of
the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, February 10 —March 11, 2007.
She also is showing a small group of drawings based on MRIs at the
Kingston Gallery in Boston’s South End for the month of March.
Peter Jeffreys, English, will translate, edit and annotate the first
English-language edition of C.P. Cavafy’s Prose Essays as part of the
Birmingham Modern Greek Translations Series published by the
University of Birmingham (U.K.) Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman
and Modern Greek Studies.
Miguel Schor, Law School. His paper, “The Rule of Law,”
was listed on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) Top
Ten Download list for the e-journals Human Rights and Global
Economy, Human Rights and the Global Economy and Law Norms
and Informal Order.
Douglas Seidler, New England School of Art & Design, had
his textbook Digital Drawing for Designers: A Visual Guide to
Auto CAD, accepted for publication by Fairchild Books.
Patrick Shin, Law School. His paper, “Viva la Difference? A
Critical Analysis of the Justification of Sex-Dependent Workplace
Restrictions on Dress and Grooming,” was listed on the Social
Science Research Network (SSRN) Top Ten Download list for the
Employment Law series. 

Academic Conference Attracts 62 Presenters
The second annual Suffolk University
Academic Conference, designed to showcase
the school’s range of faculty scholarship and
celebrate its academic diversity, will be held
March 22 and March 23 in Sargent Hall.
This year’s conference theme is
“Scholarship of Application: Integration
& Connection.” The faculty committee
also has created sub-themes: “Community
Connections,” “Global Connections” and
“Technology Connections.”
The academic conference, conceived
as part of the Centennial Celebration,
presents an opportunity for faculty to
present recent research or works-in-progress
to the entire Suffolk community. Individual
and collaborative presentations will highlight
the two-day conference. There will be 62
presenters this year, up from 29 in 2006.
“Faculty leadership in defining the theme
and soliciting papers and administrative and
staff support in organizing this event have
made this conference a true University-wide
effort,” said Provost and Academic Vice
President Patricia Maguire Meservey. “I


encourage all members of our community
to join us and celebrate the best of Suffolk
The principles of the academic conf­
erence are based on a book, Scholarship
Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate,
by the late Ernest L. Boyer, former pres­
ident of the Carnegie Foundation for the
Advancement of Teaching. Boyer strongly
believed that scholarship exists in all aspects
of academic work, centered on four separate
but overlapping areas:
• cholarship of discovery
• cholarship of integration
• cholarship of application
• cholarship of teaching
The 2006 academic conference, “Dis­
covery: Boundaries & Connections,” focused
on Boyer’s first scholarship principle. His
second and third principles will be featured
during this year’s event, while his fourth
principle will be the main topic at next year’s
More than 250 people from all three
schools attended last year’s academic

conference, and that number is expected to
increase significantly this year.
Registration for the 2007 academic
conference will take place at noon March
22 in the Sargent Hall lobby. Online
registration is available on the Provost’s Web
page. Academic sessions will be held from
1:30 to 4:30 p.m., followed by a reception
in the first-floor function room. Check-in is
at 8 a.m. March 23, with academic sessions
from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Box lunches will be
For more information, e-mail Christina
DiRico at 

New Law Dean
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While his scholarship is internationally
recognized, he also has a gift for music.
Aman is a jazz percussionist who has been
the arranger-composer-leader of various
modern jazz groups and percussionist for
The Greenhouse Effect, The Fred Aman
Trio and the Karl Sturbaum Quartet.
“Alfred Aman brings to Suffolk Uni­versity
Law School a breadth of knowledge and
experience and a deep commitment to the
values and principles upon which the law
school was founded,” said President David
J. Sargent. “He endorses the law school’s
history of providing access to excellence
and is strongly dedicated to continuing
the advancement of the day and evening
divisions. His appointment is particularly
significant in that it takes place during our
centennial year.”
Aman is married to Carol Greenhouse,
a professor of anthropology at Princeton

Smith Eager to Return to Teaching
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He also has set several personal goals.
“I want to improve my Spanish and spend
some time in a Spanish-speaking country,

he said. He’s considering a stay in Guatemala, where there are a number of Spanish-language schools, as well as fascinating historical sites.
He also plans to catch up on household
projects that have been neglected over
the past eight years.
However, the Smith household’s loss
was the Law School’s gain. Under Smith’s
­eadership the Law School has seen more
diversity in the student body and a ­larger
geographical draw, along with a rise in
the academic credentials of incoming law

increases in academic presentations and
publications by faculty members.
And the Law School community has been
buzzing about the 90 percent pass rate for
the July 2006 bar exam—the highest pass
rate for Suffolk in 25 years.
The Law School now has its first endowed
chair as the result of a $5 million donation
from Jerry and Phyllis Rappaport and the
Jerome Lyle Rappaport Charitable Foundation. The October donation established the
Rappaport Center for Law and Pubic Service and the Rappaport Endowed Chair in
Law and Public Policy.

“During Dean Smith’s years of service,
he has made significant contributions to
the School and University, said President

David J. Sargent. “His strong and dignified
Clinical and practice skills courses, such
leadership has advanced the school in nuas legal writing, have been enhanced and
merous ways and has positioned us well
strengthened, as have graduate and interfor our future.  

national programs.
There has been increased support for faculty research and scholarship, with resulting

Law Librarian
Emeritus Honored

Professor Edward J. Bander, law librarian

emeritus, has been awarded the prestigious
Edgar Award for Lifetime Achievement
from the Law Librarians of New England.
The award will be presented at a dinner
hosted at the Social Law Library on Friday,
April 20, 2007.
Bander was a Suffolk Law School
librarian and professor from 1978 to 1990.
He had been an associate librarian and
associate professor at New York University
from 1960 to 1978.
He is the co-author, with Frank S. Bae,
of Searching the Law and edited and com­
piled Bardell v. Pickwick: The Most Famous
Fictional Trial in the English Language, by
Charles Dickens. 

Justice Ginsburg at Law School Conference
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with Dean Robert Smith, Professor Stephen Hicks
and Kjell-Ake Modeer of the University of Lund, Sweden. Ginsburg spoke at the conference on
“Globalization and the U.S. Law School: Comparative and Cultural Perspectives, 1906-2006. She

had previously visited the Law School in the ’70s. The conference addressed issues of international
legal education and celebrated Suffolk Law School’s nine-year partnership with the University of
Lund. (Photo by John Gillooly) 

February 20 07

Welcome to Martha Chamallas, who

poems, Camus: Carnets, at Balliol College,
Sheriff Andrea Cabral delivered the opening
University of Oxford, England.
remarks on Nov. 3.
has joined the Law School as distinguished
Colette Dumas, Management,
Bernard Ortwein, Law School, will
visiting professor for the spring 2007 semes­
Nir Eisikovits, Philosophy, and Nina
receive an honorary juris doctor degree from
ter. She is teaching Feminist Legal Theory
Huntemann, Communication and
the University of Lund, Sweden, on June 1.
and Employment Discrimination. Professor
Journalism, were named the 2007 Service
Best wishes for a happy retirement to
Chamallas holds the Robert J. Lynn Chair
Learning Faculty Fellows by the S.O.U.L.S.
Helen Logan, associate director of the
in Law at the Moritz College of Law at
Community Service and Service Learning
Law School Financial Aid Office, and to
Ohio State University and has taught at
Associate Dean Peter Sartwell, who has
the University of Richmond School of
Celeste Kostopulos-Cooperman,
retired after more than 30 years of service to
Law, Washington University School of Law
Humanities and Modern Languages, partic­
the College of Arts and Sciences.
and the University of Pittsburgh School
ipated on the panel, “Invisible Mexicanas:
David M. Turkalo, Sarah J. Boling, and
of Law. She is a nationally known scholar
Gender Violence in the Maquilas,” at
Sabrina Holley-Williams, Moakley Law
who has written books and articles and
Brandeis University.
Library, will give a presentation, “Casting A
lectured in the areas of Torts, Employment
Magid Mazen, Management, appeared
Wider Net: The Challenges and Rewards of
Discrimination and Feminist Legal Theory.
with Larry Lowenthal of the American
Making Your Online Catalog A Useful Tool
Kate Nace Day, Law School, is a vis­
Jewish Committee on the New England
Beyond The Law Library,” at the annual
iting scholar at Emory University for the
Cable News (NECN) program “Wired” with meeting of the American Association of
spring 2007 semester in Professor Martha
Jim Braude and Leslie Gaydo on January
Law Libraries (AALL) in July. They will
Albertson Fineman’s Feminism and Legal
23, 2007. They discussed former President
focus on the Law Library’s firsthand expe­
Theory Project. She also presented her
Jimmy Carter’s new book, Palestine: Peace
rience in enhancing the value of the
ongoing project, “One Art: Being Feminist
Not Apartheid, and his controversial appear­
University’s online library catalog beyond
in Legal Education,” on a panel, “New
ance at Brandeis University.
conventional library collection uses.
Law and Humanities Approaches to Iden­
Congratulations to Liz McGovern
Suffolk University’s Board of Trustees
tity,” at the 2007 annual meeting of the
of Management on her marriage to Ian
has approved sabbaticals for the follow­
American Association of Law Schools.
McBee Oct. 14 at Hartness House in
ing College of Arts and Sciences faculty
The panel was moderated by Suffolk Law
Springfield, Vt.
members for 2007-2008: Amy Agigian,
Professor Frank Cooper.
The Center for Crime and Justice
Sociology; In-Mee Baek, Economics;
Kudos to the Dean of Students Office
Policy Research sponsored “Creating
Darlene Chisholm, Economics; Jennifer
for going over the top with their donations
Fuchel, New England School of Art &
to the “Baskets of Love” holiday drive, spon­ a New Vision: Exploring Alternatives to
Design; Lydia Martin, New England
sored by Jumpstart and S.O.U.L.S. Starbucks, Detention for Women in Prostitution,” a
two-part conference held on Nov. 3 and
School of Art & Design; Quentin Miller,
a corporate sponsor of Jumpstart, will pro­
English; Dennis Outwater, Philosophy;
vide coffee and pastries to the department in Feb. 2. Funded by the Executive Office
of Public Safety, attendees included more
Gerald Peary, Communication and
appreciation of its contributions.
than 100 Massachusetts judges, police offi­
Journalism; Gerald Richman, English;
Congratulations to David Gallant,
cers, parole and probation officers, domes­
Jay Rosellini, Humanities and Modern
CAS Undergraduate Advising, and his wife
Languages; Wesley Savick, Theatre; and
Kerstin on the birth of a daughter, Elena, on tic violence advocates, correction officers
and direct service providers. Suffolk County Robert Webb, Psychology.
Jan. 25, 2007.
Kathleen Elliott Vinson, Law School,
Jeremy Hayes, Office of Diversity Ser­
is a Visiting Professor of Legal Reasoning,
vices, was selected to join the Boston Gay
Research & Writing at Boston College Law
Men’s Chorus. The next concert is March
School for the spring semester 2007.
24 and 25 at the Cutler Majestic Theatre at
David Yamada, Law School, is creat­
Emerson College.
ing the New Workplace Institute, an inde­
Ruth Hegarty, Communication and
pendent non-profit research and education
Journalism and Education and Human
center devoted to promoting healthy, pro­
Services. She presented a workshop on
ductive, socially responsible workplaces. For
“Attracting Confidence and Success in
Conference participants: Maureen Norton-Hawk, more information, contact dyamada suf­
College and Beyond” to the Merrimack
co-director of Suffolk’s Center for Crime and He was elected chair of the Section
College women’s basketball team.
Justice Policy Research; Marilee Kenny-Hunt,
on Labor Relations and Employment
Welcome back to Kristi Jovell, Law
executive director, Governor’s Commission on
Law of the Association of American Law
School. She has been on maternity leave
Sexual and Domestic Violence; Suffolk County
Schools for 2007 and was featured in an
following the birth of daughter Kaitlyn
Sheriff Andrea Cabral; Jamie Sabino of the
article “Fighting back against ‘bullying’
Endicott Jovell.
Administrative Office of the Trial Court; and
in the workplace” in the Jan. 8 edition of
George Kalogeris, Humanities and
Tina Hurley of the Massachusetts Parole Board
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
Modern Languages, read from his book of
Women’s Services.


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KUDOS Awards
The following employees received
award certificates at a 2006 KUDOS
Centennial luncheon featuring Assistant
Dean Mary Lally of the Registrar’s Office
as guest speaker. She told the group
how the FISH philosophy was incorpo­
rated into the everyday work life of the
Registrar’s office, resulting in improved
employee morale and a higher produc­
tivity rate. In addition, members of her
department have received more than 30
KUDOS awards.
Kristen Baker, Performing Arts
Jim Barrett, Law Technology
Steve Becker, UMS
Judy Benson, Retention Services
Michael Boivin, Law Support Services
Kristen Bourque, Law-Dean’s Office
Ron Brunelle, Assistant Treasurer’s Office
Dennis Bryson, Mail Services
Roxanna Canales, UMS
Mario Castrillon, Facilities Management
Usha Chandrasekhar, Physics

Mara Collins, Graduate Admission
Lorraine DePeiza, Undergraduate

Mishell Fortes, Law Support Services
Brian Foster, Facilities Management
Todd Fowler, Residence Life
Marie Fratto, Law Support Services
Gerard Frawley, Facilities Management
Jackie Govoni, Economics

Lauren Grover, CIE
John Hamel, Undergraduate Admission
Greg Harris, Business Office
Nick Heath, Humanities
David Hegarty, Advancement
Shaylanna Hendricks, Law Support

Paula Higgins, Law Dean’s Office
Annette Iebba, Student Accounts
Kenold Joseph, University Police
Kevin Kelly, Student Accounts
Janine LaFauci, Law Support Services
Mary Lally, Registrar
Danielle LaVita, Law Support Services
Tina Lewis, Law Support Services
Vicki Lothrop, Health Services
Joan Luke, Law Clinical Programs
Danny Luu, Student Accounts
Helen Lynch, Law Support Services
Seth Markley, Law Support Services
Andrea McEachern, Law Clinical

Patricia McLaughlin, Law Support

Johanny Mejia, Mail Services
Babs Mello, Law Support Services
Cathy Mulherin, MIS
Andrew Mulherin, Sawyer Library
Rafael Muroy, Undergraduate

Jim Nelson, Athletics
John Nucci, Government & Community

James O’Connor, MIS

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Researchers from the Physics and Biology
departments are engaged in the engineering of
environmental wireless monitoring systems. The
results of laboratory research and field tests were
reported at Pittcon 2006 and IEEE SECON 2006
conferences in the fall. New achievements will
be presented at Pittcon 2007 and CANCAM
2007 conferences.
Winners of the Sargent Hall 2006 “Deck the
Halls” Office Decorating Contest are: First Place
Team— Advanced Legal Studies; First Place
Individual— Marie Fratto, Suite 340; Second
Place Team— Sargent Hall Mailroom; Second
Place Individual— Andrea Shannon, Suite
260; Third Place Team— University Media
Services; Third Place Individual— Helen
Lynch, Suite 280. 

Keith Hara, University Bookstore
Tim Neal, MIS
Andrea Ortisi, CAS Dean’s Office
John Pagliarulo, University Police
Marie Pagliarulo, Payroll
Marie Peguero-Gonzalez, Financial Aid
Migdalia Perez, Graduate Admission
Doug Peterson, Registrar
Krystle Petrie, Law-Dean
Johanna Porter, Law Support Services
Mary Ellen Potter, Dean of Students
Carolyn Potts, UMS
Meri Power, Government
Rosa Puello, Law Support Services
Janice Quinlan, Law Support Services
Joanne Rand, Mail Services
Jason Riccio, Registrar
Eulvid Rocque, Business Office
Vivian Rosado, Law Clinical Programs
Caitlin Ryan, Facilities Management
Guillermo Saldarriaga, Facilities

Michael Schneider, UMS
Robert Scialla, Law Support Services
Andrea Shannon, Law Support Services
Steve Snow, Law Book Store
Ellen Solomita, Advancement
Adam Sparrow, Web Servicecs
Michael Spooner, Registrar
Isaac Stahl, CIE
Dale Vasconcellos, Facilities

Anthony Voto, Mail Services
Crystal White, Registrar 


The new issue of Salamander, a literary journal
edited by Professor Jennifer Barber and housed in
Suffolk’s English Department, appeared in January.
The issue presents an excerpt from Irène
Némirovsky’s unfinished novel, Suite Française,
along with an excerpt from Jonathan Weiss’s
biography of Némirovsky.
Also featured are short stories by
Edith Pearlman and Stephanie
Dickinson, poetry and poetry in
translation by George Kalogeris,
Catherine Sasanov, Daniel
Tobin, and John Oliver Simon,
a novel-in-progress by Stephen
Eric Berry, and a portfolio of
photographs by Gary Duehr.
Learn more about Salamander
online at 

February 20 07

Service Day Signup

S.O.U.L.S., Suffolk’s Community Service

and Service Learning Center, will hold its
10th annual Service Day and Celebration
Dinner on April 13.
S.O.U.L.S. sponsors a Service Day for all
members of Suffolk University each April,
when students, faculty, administrators
and staff volunteer for three-hour shifts at
agencies throughout Boston.
Volunteer activities will take place in
the afternoon, and individual and group
signup will take place beginning March 1
in the S.O.U.L.S. office or Web site.
In the evening, S.O.U.L.S. will host
the 10th annual Service Day Dinner at the
Holiday Inn, 5 Blossom St., Boston. All
Service Day participants, S.O.U.L.S. volun­
teers and service partners are invited.

Master’s Program
in Women’s Health

The Sociology Department will offer a
master of arts in Women’s Health begin­
ning in fall 2007.
Students in the master’s program will
gain knowledge of reproductive health,
HIV/AIDS, eating and body image prob­
lems, and the health concerns of an aging
Associate Professor Amy Agigian,
director of Suffolk’s Center for Women’s
Health and Human Rights, will serve as
program director.
According to the National Women’s
Studies Association, few U.S. colleges and
universities grant master’s level degrees
in Women’s Studies. Suffolk’s program
will be the first to focus specifically on
women’s health. 

New Varsity Sport

Suffolk University Athletic Director

Jim Nelson has announced that the
University will field the inaugural wom­
en’s varsity soccer season in fall 2007.
Suffolk women soccer players had
competed as a club team for two seasons.
The Rams will compete in the NCAA
in Division III and play in the Great
Northeast Athletic Conference. Open
tryouts will be held in late August. 


Emergency Info
Dial 8111 in University Emergency

The Suffolk University Police have a dedicated emergency telephone extension— 8111.
This number is for emergency use only. From telephones outside the campus network,
dial 617-573-8111.
The University police strongly encourage all members of the Suffolk community to
place stickers with emergency and University Police contact numbers on all campus phones.
For pre-printed stickers, contact the police at the general business number, 617-573-8333.
No-School Announcements

In case of snow or other emergency closings, Suffolk University will notify students, faculty,
and staff about school cancellations or delays through the University’s telephone informa­
tion line, 617-573-8000, on the University’s home page and through television and radio
station announcements.
Radio Stations
WBZ News Radio 1030
WHJY – FM (94.1)
95.7 FM WZID
96.5 FM The Mill

Television Stations
CBS Channel 4
NBC Channel 7
ABC Channel 5
WPRI FOX 12 Providence

Support Available for New E-Mail System

The University successfully made the transition to the new Mirapoint e-mail system on
Jan. 21.
While there were a few glitches, as one would expect, there were no significant prob­
lems, according to Chief Information Officer Michael Pearce.
“The relatively smooth transition can be attributed to the many people throughout the
institution who worked together to make this happen,” said Pearce. “They did a great job
and should be proud of what they achieved together.”
An Information Services Support Center has been created to assist with e-mail and
network connectivity issues. It may be reached at 617-557-2000. In addition, Mirapoint
support documents and video tutorials can be found at