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April/May 2007
Vol. 33, No. 3

Nelson, Brown and Rauseo Selected to Inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame
Suffolk Athletic Director Jim Nelson, Crime
Prevention Officer Maureen “Moe” Brown and
Associate Director of Financial Aid Robert
Rauseo may have different jobs, but they all share
one thing in common: They are part of the inaugural class of the Suffolk Athletic Hall of Fame.
Rauseo, Brown and Nelson, along with five
others and two teams, were honored during a
Hall of Fame Induction Dinner May 10 at the
Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge.
The Centennial celebration event was sponsored by the Suffolk Athletic Department and the
Alumni Association.
“The Centennial year seemed like a perfect
opportunity to institute the Hall of Fame,” said
Nelson. “Not only do I wish this to be an annual
event, but I also wish it to be an annual reunion
so former student-athletes can come to­gether
and share time and memories with former teammates whom they may not have seen for 10, 20,
30 or 40 years.”
Nelson: Leader on and off the court

Nelson has been an integral part of Suffolk
University athletics for four decades. He began

Hall of Famers Robert Rauseo, Maureen “Moe” Brown and Jim Nelson (Photo by John Gillooly)

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Addressing Campus Safety

Volunteer Effort Wins Award

Colleges and Universities across the nation were evaluating

Suffolk University, in collaboration with two other

their emergency preparedness in the aftermath of the April 16
tragedy at Virginia Tech.
President David J. Sargent issued a message assuring the
University community that safety has been and continues to be
a priority at Suffolk.
“We have in place an Incident Command System Committee
that meets weekly and is on the vanguard of emergency campus
planning. …We stand prepared to care for the safety of the
Suffolk community and will keep you apprised as we continue
to develop our plans,” he wrote.
He also offered the following highlights of University safety
• Planning: Key people across the University have been
trained in the Incident Command System—an emergency
response program adopted by Homeland Security—and
have been certified by the Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA). They are well prepared to make prompt and
appropriate decisions in times of crisis.
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campu­ses, has won the prestigious Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter
Partnership Award for Campus-Community Collaboration for
work with Jumpstart’s Roxbury School Readiness for All Initiative.
The $10,000 award recognizes exceptional collaborative work
between institutions of higher education and service organizations
for the benefit of communities.
This benefit was seen in the academic and social progress made
by 560 Roxbury preschool children as a direct result of their oneto-one work with Jumpstart mentors from three Boston-area colleges: Suffolk University, Northeastern University, and Wheelock
Jumpstart’s Roxbury School Readiness for All Initiative pairs
college students from Suffolk University and two other Bostonarea colleges with preschool students from 14 early-education
centers in Roxbury.
The Jumpstart mentors work one-to-one with the preschool
students for two hours, twice each week. They also provide
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A Message to Readers

Each year, commencement

brings a mix of emo­tions—
pride in the graduating students and our institution’s
role in their preparation for
the future, wistfulness at
the passing of another year,
and relief that deadlines
have been met and summer
is at hand.
We look forward to our
Centennial Commencement, which will
gather together graduating students from
all three schools. A record number of stu­
dents have registered to walk across the
stage at com­mence­ment, and the entire faculty,
administrators and staff will assemble for this
spectacular event.
We will hear from NBA champion, civil
rights advocate and author Bill Russell, who
will be the Centennial Commencement
speaker on May 20.
Sports Illustrated has called Russell the
“great­­est team player on the greatest team ever.”
Russell joined that great Celtics team 50 years
ago, and he has much to say about leadership
and a winning attitude.
I often feel that the Centennial Celebration
brought together one of the greatest teams
of people ever, so Russell’s words should ring
true to members of our Suffolk community.
We’ve practiced teamwork and leadership for
a full 100 years.
The Centennial Commencement marks
the finale of our Centennial Celebration. Yet
the spirit of the Centennial Celebration will
live on as we mark a new beginning this coming September. We will launch our new century on Founder’s Day, September 19, 2007,
by bury­ing a time capsule filled with artifacts
and photos from the past year. We will honor
this special day by saying a farewell to the past
100 years and welcoming in our next 100.
Events revived or inspired by our Centen­
nial will become traditions over the next century. We look forward to the heritage awards
ceremony in September, and the continuation
of the Athletic Hall of Fame and spring Academic Conference that were conceived of as
we thought about our Centennial Celebration.
The Centennial year brought out tremendous dedication throughout the University
community, and I hope it was a satisfying
jour­ney for all involved, as it has been for me.
Rosemarie E. Sansone
Executive Editor


Suffolk University Provost Patricia Meservey, Ashley Tarbet, Alicia Canning, Nicole Francisco,
Pearl Childs, Katy Sawyer, and Carolina Garcia.

Volunteer Effort Wins Award
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additional support, instruction, and attention to all of the students in the earlyeducation classrooms.
In 2002, Suffolk University began a formal partnership with Jumpstart, engaging
20 students in the lives of at-risk preschool children. Over the past four years that
number has increased to 40 Suffolk students, each committing more than 300 hours
to the communities of Roxbury, Dorchester and East Boston.
The two other award finalists were Harvard University’s Phillips Brooks House
Association working with the Boston Youth Fund and the University of
Massachusetts Lowell-Peruvian Ministry of Health collaboration on the Village
Empowerment Partnership.  

A Day of Caring
More than 200 members of the Suffolk community turned out for Service Day
April 13, fanning out to work at organizations or projects at 14 sites.
Some Service Day volunteers stayed on campus to assemble care packages of
items collected through the campus Troop Drive. There were 106 packages sent to
troops overseas.
During a celebratory dinner capping off Service Day, S.O.U.L.S. announced
students put in a total of 24,439 volunteer hours this past academic year.  

Reader Survey
In a continuing effort to better serve
its readers, the SUN is conducting a survey about the newsletter as it is now and
how it might evolve.
The University began publishing
an expanded version of the Suffolk
University Newsletter more than four
years ago, on the initiative of the President’s Communication Council.

Early on we conducted focus groups
to learn what the community wanted
from the SUN. As we consider changes
in format and frequency, we ask you to
again give us your feedback.
Look for the SUN survey online on
the Public Affairs home page on the
University Web site.  

The SUN is Published by:
Office of Public Affairs
73 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108

Executive Editor
Rosemarie E. Sansone
Managing Editor
Nancy Kelleher

Staff Writers
Karen DeCilio
Tony Ferullo

Heather Clark

Campus Safety
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• Communication:

The University is able
to send voicemail messages to on-campus
offices and e-mail alerts to all members of
the community. Emergency notices will be
posted to the Web site when appropriate.
The University is implementing a  new
emergency communication system to expand capabilities on and off campus. The
system, to be in place by July 1, will enable
messaging through both e-mail and cell
phone text.

• Maintaining

Students in Dakar are among the Faces and Places of Suffolk University.
(Photo by Mamadou Diong)

Photo Exhibit Features Student Work

The Faces and Places of Suffolk University exhibit, at the Adams Gallery through
June 1, grew out of a project conceived by Suffolk’s Phocus Photography Club,
which wanted to use the University as a subject.
“The student members of the club felt that there were a lot of unique places
and people around Suffolk’s campuses here and abroad worth photographing in an
artistic way,” said Ken Martin, who teaches photography.
In addition to Phocus Club members, students in photography and photojournalism classes were invited to submit work.    

a Safe Community: If you
see something that concerns you, or in the
event of an emergency on campus, call
the Suffolk University Police emergency
telephone number: 617-573-8111. From
campus telephones, dial extension 8111.
Our University police maintain a close
working relationship with the Boston
Police, Fire, and emergency services and
with the State Police and will coordinate
an appropriate response. University Police
officers are on duty round the clock, and
police and security officers staff residence
hall entrance areas 24 hours a day.  

Athletic Hall of Fame
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working at Suffolk in 1966 as an assistant
director of athletics and men’s assistant
basketball coach. In 1975 he was named director of athletics. He was head coach of the
men’s basketball team from 1976 until 1995,
guiding the Rams to appearances in the
NCAA Division III Regional Tournament in
each of his first two seasons at the helm.
Nelson was inducted into the New
England Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006
and received the Outstanding Service Award
from the National Association of Basketball
Coaches that same year. He was named a
Sports Ethics Fellow by the Institute for
International Sport in 2005 and received
the New England Basketball Coaches Assoc­
iation Doggie Julian Award for Service to
New England Collegiate Basketball in 1997.
Brown: All-around achiever

Brown is the second all-time leading scorer
in Suffolk women’s basketball history, with
1,458 points. The energetic backcourt ace
played in 93 consecutive games wearing the
blue and gold, setting a school record. She

was named the team’s Most Valuable Player
in each of her four years.
Demonstrating her athletic versatility,
Brown played a key role on the women’s
softball, tennis and cross-country teams for
two years. No matter what sport she competed in at Suffolk, she gave 100 percent
effort all of the time.
“I am honored and privileged to be
elected into the Hall of Fame,” said Brown.
“This means so much to me, and it is
something I will always remember.”
Rauseo: Tennis standout:

From the end of his sophomore year
through his senior season, Rauseo won 19
consecutive matches playing at the number
one position on the Suffolk men’s tennis
team. It was a streak that is imagined by
many, but realized by few.
Rauseo enjoyed a superb four-year career
for the Rams, compiling a 35 –6 overall
record. He was the team’s captain and Most
Valuable Player in each of his last three
seasons. Combining a tremendous work

ethic with a competitive fire that burned
deeply, he led by example. As a senior, he
was an NCAA Regional quarter-finalist.
Said Rauseo: “To be inducted into the
first Hall of Fame class, along with so many
outstanding Suffolk athletes and coaches, is
the greatest accomplishment I’ve ever had.”
Suffolk’s first athletic director and men’s
basketball and baseball coach, the late
Charles Law, headed the list of Hall of Fame
inductees. He was joined by Ellen Crotty
Pistorino, who participated in women’s
basketball, softball, tennis and c­rosscountry
from 1984–88; Donovan Little, who played
men’s basketball from 1975– 79; Brian
Horan, who played ice hockey from
1987– 91; and George Doucet, who coached
baseball from 1959– 72.
Teams selected for induction were the
1974– 75 men’s basketball team coached
by Law and the 1990–91 ice hockey team
coached by Bill Burns, Jr.  

April/May 2007

John Berg, Government, was named to

Dispute Resolution Section. The topic was
one practically any lawyer would like to discuss: “Unreasonable Clients: When Lawyers
Ask for Help—and When They Don’t—
Enrollment Research & Planning
What Can a Mediator Do?”
News: Jake Deehan was promoted to assoStephanie Hartung and Shailini
ciate director; Megan Daley is the research
George, Law School, presented “Like
analyst; and Barbara Pfeiffer is the new
Apples to Oranges: Methods of Demys­
assistant director. Staff members particitifying Analogical Reasoning” at the Rocky
pating in the 2007 AACRAO (American
Mountain Legal Writing conference in Las
Association of Collegiate Registrars and
Vegas, Nev.
Admissions Officers) Conference held in
Hal Hansen, History and Economics,
Boston were: Michael Duggan, who prepresented a paper, “Built, Not Inherited:
sented a half-day workshop “Introduction
The Southwestern Origins of Small Business
to IPEDS Data Tools: A Hands-On Test
Organization in Germany,” at the Greater
Drive” and conducted a session “Designing
Washington Area Economic History seminar
Effective Questionnaires and Surveys”;
at Johns Hopkins University. He also spoke
Megan Daley, who presented a session
on “Building Industrial Strength through
on “Doing Web-based Surveys: A Review
Specialized Cities” at a conference in Abu
of Selected Products and a Demonstration”;
Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates.
and Michael Duggan and Rebecca
Patricia Hogan, Environmental Engi­
Mathews joined AJ Meyers, Registrar’s
neering program director, served as a reviewOffice, and Jeanne Aversa, Undergraduate er for Exploring Opportunities in Green Chem­­
Admissions, for a session “Telecommuting — istry and Engineering Education: A Workshop
Making it Work for You and Your Office.”
Summary, a publication of the National
Dwight Golann, Law School, and forResearch Council and the National Acad­
mer Harvard Program on Negotiation
emies.  She also was invited to participate
Director Marjorie Aaron were tapped to
in a 30-person nationwide panel to conreplace Senator John McCain as plenary
sider how green chemistry can be incorspeaker at the annual meeting of the ABA’s
porated into the chemical industry at a
workshop held at Harvard University.  The
workshop, “Green Chemistry: Integrating
Science and Policy to Promote Innovation
for Sustainable Prosperity,” was hosted
by the Belfer Center for Science and Inter­
national Affairs of Harvard’s Kennedy
School of Government and the Green Chem­
istry Institute.  Results of the panel’s discussions will be published through the Belfer
Institute and will be part of the Green
Chemistry and Engineering Conference in
Washington D.C. in June 2007.
Marilyn Jurich, English, presented a
paper, “Beasts and Men: Madness, Morals
and Mischief in the Eighteenth-Century
English Fable,” at the Northeast American
Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
annual meeting hosted by Salem State
College. She also presented a paper, “Aes­
thetics and Politics in Naguib Mahfouz’s
annual conference of the International Asso­
Finally, the red-tailed hawks visible from 73 Tremont St. have successfully hatched a chick,
ciation of Fantasy in the Arts in Dania, Fla.
whose tiny head peeps out from under his mother’s breast feathers. Last year the hawks’ nest
Charles Kindregan and Maureen
on the 11th-floor ledge of 6 Beacon St. was repeatedly destroyed. They kept rebuilding, but last
McBrien, Law School, discussed the legal
spring lost their eggs to a predator. Now a flock of Suffolk well-wishers is keeping an eye out
the board of overseers of the Boston Modern
Orchestra Project.
Gloria Boone, Communication and
Journalism. While on sabbatical she has
been writing a book about online advertising and public relations. She also lectured
on online advertising and new media at
the Universidad San Pablo-CEU in Madrid.
Boone said: “The students and professors
were very interested in the new forms of
online advertising that are just emerging in
Europe, such as behavioral targeting and
user-generated video advertising.”
Carolyn Boyes-Watson, Sociology,
moderated “Restorative Justice: A HowTo Guide for Legal Professionals” at
Northeastern University School of Law.
Darlene Chisholm, Economics, served
as a mentor for junior faculty in economics at a workshop sponsored by the National
Science Foundation following the Eastern
Economic Association conference in New
York City. She was a mentor for scholars in
the area of industrial organization and regulation and offered feedback on participants’
current research and advice on establishing a
professional network and identifying publication strategies.

Rachael Cobb, Government, participated in the Writing Across the Curriculum Workshop on Writing and Course

New Neighbors

as the hawks tend to their fledgling. (Photo by John Gillooly)


issues raised in their new book, Assisted
Reproductive Technology: A Lawyer’s Guide
to the Emerging Law and Science, at a grand
round at the Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Medical School Vincent
Obstetrics and Gynecology Department.
Mary Lally, assistant dean, Enrollment
& Retention Management/Registrar, was
named to the advisory board of The
Successful Registrar, a monthly newsletter.
Erica Mattison, Facilities Planning
and Management, participated in the
32nd annual conference for the Northeast
Sustainable Energy Association, held in
Boston.  “The Building Energy conference
was a wonderful opportunity to make connections for Suffolk and learn about how
other institutions are incorporating sustainability principles into their work,” said
Mattison, who, in addition to coordinating
Suffolk’s Recycling Program, staffs Suffolk’s
newly launched Sustainability Task Force. 
Debra Harkins, Psychology, and
Lauren Mizock, Psychology doctoral student, presented “The Relationship Between
a White Researcher and Participants of
Color: The Impact of Race on the Research
Process, Narrative Interviews and Racial

Identity Development,” at the Hawaii
International Conference of the Social
Sciences in Honolulu.
Gerald Richman, English, presented
“Boston on the Internet” at the Popular
Culture Association/American Culture
Association 2007 Joint Conference at the
Boston Marriott Copley Place in April.
Sebastián Royo, associate dean,
College, and director of the Madrid campus, presented two papers, “The EU and
Economic Reforms” and “Varieties of
Capitalism in Spain,” at the International
Studies Association annual meeting in
Chicago, Ill.
Congratulations and best wishes to
Karen Schwartz, risk manager, on her
engagement to Steve Kruppa. They are
planning an early fall wedding.
Douglas Seidler, New England
School of Art & Design, presented a paper
“Using Free Web Technologies to Increase
Understanding and Visual Learning” at
the 2007 International Conference on the
Beginning Design Student in Savannah, Ga.
Theatre Department News: Wes
Savick and Steve McIntosh had central roles in the professional play produc-

tion of Einstein’s Dreams performed recently
as part of the Cambridge Science Festival.
Adapted from Alan Lightman’s novel, the
play was directed by Savick, who also wrote
it in collaboration with the artists from
Underground Railway Theater. McIntosh
was responsible for the lighting design.
Venture Magazine celebrated its 40th
anniversary with a reception at the Omni
Parker House featuring readings from this
year’s edition and remarks by former editors. Advisers to the literary/arts magazine
are Quentin Miller and Fred Marchant
of English and Dan McHugh of Student
Camille Weiss, Humanities and Modern
Languages, presented a paper, “A Party
of Asses: The Holy League as Depicted in
the Satyre Menippee,” at the Renaissance
Conference of America in Miami, Fla.
The University is now enrolled in the
enhanced International SOS Travel
Assistance Program which provides security and medical evacuation services along
with a convenient portal for pre-trip planning. For more information, contact Risk
Manager Karen Schwartz at 617-973-1141

Suffolk Fares Well in Recycling Mania
In its first year participating in the Recycle Mania competition for U.S.
colleges and universities, Suffolk placed in the top 50 percent in Per Capita
Classic, which measures the amount of material recycled per person.
The Suffolk University campus recycled 16 cumulative pounds per person.
The following shows the University’s place in other categories:
• Top 40 percent for bottles/cans
• Top 30 percent for paper
Suffolk launched its cardboard and bottle/can recycling programs in
August 2006.
More than 100 colleges and universities took part in Recycle Mania.
Winning poster

Wayne Chin practices what he preaches in his prize-winning
recycling poster. (Photo by Natalie Wombwell)

Wayne Chin of the Theatre Department designed the winning entry in the
Recycle Mania Poster Contest. More than 100 members of the Suffolk community cast votes to choose a winner from among nine finalists.
Wayne’s design is featured on the recycling Web page, on the Dateline
screen and posted in campus buildings
While the Recycle Mania organization offered posters for campus use, the
competition was devised to create a poster specific to the University.
“The competition was a way to call upon the creativity and skills here at
Suffolk to help promote recycling on campus and Suffolk’s participation in
Recycle Mania” said Erica Mattison, recycling coordinator.  

April/May 2007

From Human Resources
Health Support Information

New Investment Funds Offered Through Fidelity

Employees who are members of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care can

The University has added seven Fidelity investment funds for the
University’s contribution on your behalf to the Standard Retirement
Plan. These changes were made to assure a variety of investment

save time and perhaps money by visiting
to access a wide range of reliable health-related information that is
both secure and confidential. Among them are:
• Health Topics A to Z Healthwide Knowledgebase NEW!
• Health Links Finder
• HPHConnect
• Health Risk Appraisal
• Smoking cessation resources
• Monthly e-newsletter on personal health topics
Review of Standard Retirement Plan Investment Options

Eligible participants must contribute 5 percent of their gross
compensation to the plan. The University contributes 9 percent of
participants’ gross compensation to the plan on their behalf. Participants may contribute their 5 percent to an open list of TIAA-CREF
or Fidelity funds. Participants may allocate the University’s 9 percent
contribution on their behalf to the same open list of TIAA-CREF
funds or to a defined list of Fidelity funds, including the seven new
funds. For a full list of Fidelity funds offered for the University’s
contribution, contact Human Resources at Ext. 8415.
For more information, go to or contact a
Fidelity Retirement Services representative at 800-343-0860. Human
Resources contacts are Liz Berman,, or Judy

New funds as of March 1, 2007
Fidelity Value Fund
Fidelity Diversified International Fund
Fidelity Mid Cap Stock Fund
Fidelity Small Cap Stock Fund
Fidelity International Small Cap
Fidelity Total Bond
Spartan US Equity Index
Closed funds as of March 1, 2007
Fidelity Asset Manager Fund
Fidelity US Government Reserves
Fidelity Intermediate Bond
Fidelity Mortgage Securities.
Employees who were invested in any of the above closed funds
had to either redirect future contributions themselves or Fidelity
redirected their future contributions to an age-appropriate Fidelity
Freedom Fund based upon date of birth on file with Fidelity. Exist­ing assets may remain in the closed funds, but the funds are no
longer available for new contributions or assets.   

New Faces

New Organizations Arise from Research

Please welcome our newest employees:

Members of the Suffolk community have founded two new organizations, one focused

Kaajal Asher, Advancement
Lindy Briggette, Dean’s Office, College
Armando De los Santos, University


Gerard DiChiara, Payroll
Margaret Dion, Facilities Planning
Leah Doxtader, Electrical & Computer


Stephanie Gallagher, Advancement
Teodora Lainez, University Police
Rupesh Lama, University Police
Cynthia Martin, History
Amine Mouad, University Police
Donna Qualters, Center for Teaching

Excellence, Provost’s Office
Jeffrey Rhind, University Media and
Creative Services
Shannon Rosa, Dean’s Office, College

In Memoriam
Cathy Boyle, manager of Circulation

Services, Sawyer Library  


on terrorism research, the other on fostering healthy workplaces.
International Society for Terrorism Research

Assistant Professor Alice LoCicero of the Psychology Department and Justin Sinclair, a
doctoral student in Clinical Psychology, have founded the International Society for Terrorism Research, an international organization that includes researchers from the fields of
anthropology, biology, economics, political science, psychology and sociology.
The Society is now accepting papers for the inaugural issue of its online journal, which
states that its mission is to “become a central reference tool in the field, serve as source
material in graduate courses, and openly engage controversial issues.”
The Society will cosponsor the International Conference on Interdisciplinary Analyses
of Aggression & Terrorism with the International Colloquium on Conflict and Aggression
(CICA). The conference takes place in September in Madrid.
For more on the society, see
New Workplace Institute

The New Workplace Institute, founded by Suffolk Law Professor David Yamada, is a new
non-profit research and education center promoting healthy, productive, socially responsible workplaces. 
The Institute presented “Imagining the Good Workplace” in April, the first event of the
New Workplace Forum, a series of educational programs underwritten by the Law School.
Yamada, the Institute’s president and a nationally recognized authority on workplace
bullying and abusive work environments, discussed research and advocacy aimed at the
creation of psychologically healthy workplaces that affirm employee dignity.  

Faculty Publications
Paul Bachman, Beacon Hill Institute, and Jonathan Haughton,

Economics and Beacon Hill Institute, published “Do Project Labor
Agreements Raise Construction Costs?” in the inaugural issue of the
electronic journal Case Studies in Business, Industrial and Government
Statistics. Haughton is an associate editor.
Rodney M. Barker, Law School, was the editor-in-chief
of Immigration Options for Religious Workers, published by the
American Immigration Lawyers Association (2005). He also
authored several articles for the book.
Sandra Barriales-Bouche, Humanities and Modern Languages,
has published “La voz autobiográfica de Federica Montseny en el
exilio y en el post-exilio” (“The Autobiographical Voice of Federica
Montseny in Exile and Post-Exile”) in Ernestina de Champourcin.
Mujer y cultura en el siglo XX (Ernestina de Champourcin. Women
and Culture in the 20th Century).
Christopher Gibson, Law School. His paper “Technology Stan­
dards–New Technical Barriers to Trade?” was listed on the Social
Science Research Network (SSRN) Top Ten Download list for Duke
Law School Science, Technology & Innovation; IEL: WTO Law; LSN
Science, Technology & Innovation Research Papers; and Asian Law.
Xinxin Jiang, Math and Computer Science, has published
“Testing that marginal sequences of data are not independent via
self-normalization” in Statistics, Vol. 41, No. 2, April 2007.

Quentin Miller, English, will publish “The Signifying Poppet:
Unseen Voodoo and Arthur Miller’s Tituba” in a special issue of
the journal Forum for Modern Language Studies on “Stagecraft
and Witchcraft.”
Sebastián Royo, associate dean, College, and director of the
Madrid Campus, has published “Varieties of Capitalism in Spain:
Business and the Politics of Cooperation” in the European Journal of
Industrial Relations, Vol. 13, No. 1, Spring 2007. He also published
three articles in the Spanish newspaper Cinco Días: “Elecciones
en Francia: ¿El Final de un Régimen?” “Aló, Presidente!” and
“Perspectivas Económicas del Nuevo Año.”
Mark Schneider, History, published a book, African Americans
in the Jazz Age: A Decade of Struggle and Promise (Rowman and
Littlefield 2006).
Douglas Seidler, New England School of Art & Design, has
published his first book, Digital Drawing for Designers: A Visual
Guide to Auto CAD. (Fairchild Books, March 2007).
Alex Yen, Accounting, had an article “A Content Analysis of the
Comprehensive Income Exposure Draft Comment Letters,” published in the 2007 edition of Research in Accounting Regulation.  

Marketing Research Grant
Assistant Professors of Marketing Anders

Study & Service in El Salvador
Ten Suffolk University students and five faculty members traveled to El Salvador during
spring break to learn about the late Massachusetts Congressman John Joseph Moakley’s
statesmanship in the midst of civil war and to volunteer their services at humanitarian aid
agencies. Stopping by a scenic overlook are, rear, Ana Vaquerano of Law School Clinical Services, Tom Remp, Alex Finlay, Philosophy adjunct Professor Jeff Johnson, Roy De Pasquale
and Ben James; center, Olivia De Jesus, Megan MacDonald, Government Professor Judy
Dushku, Theresa Goretti, Allison Strem, Humanities and Modern Languages Assistant Professor Iani Moreno, Mario Alfiero and Hernan Merino, the group’s bus driver; kneeling, Charlene Julien, Moakley Institute Director Beth Bower and guide Kyle Ham. The delegation met
with Salvadoran government officials and visited key locations related to Moakley’s Congressional investigation of the 1989 Jesuit murders in San Salvador. Moakley’s findings about
U.S. involvement led to the end of the Salvadoran civil war.

Bengtsson and Giana M. Eckhardt received a
research grant from the Marketing Science Insti­
tute (MSI) to study the social construction of
brands in China.
The project will explore how connections
between brands and consumers occur by empha­
sizing the importance of social negotiation in
this process. The research results can be used to
advance the understanding of brands as cultural
resources and to help companies interested in
entering China develop relevant brand-positioning strategies that facilitate emotional connections
between the brand and consumers.
Bengtsson and Eckhart have partnered with
Dunkin’ Brands, co-sponsors of the project with
MSI. They will travel to China this summer to
begin empirical data collection.
The Marketing Science Institute is the premier
funding organization for research in marketing. It
provides intellectual leadership in marketing and
its allied fields, with the goal of improving and
influencing business thinking and practice. MSI’s
core activities consist of supporting high-quality
academic research and presenting the findings
at conferences and in working paper and monograph form.  

April/May 2007

Save the Date:
Spring Fling
In appreciation for the hard work
of the University community during the
Centennial celebration, this year’s Spring
Fling is a special thank you event featuring entertainment by The Fat City
Band, along with many raffle prizes and

Thursday, May 24, 2007
4:30–8:30 p.m.
Pemberton Square (Rain location:
Regan Gym, Ridgeway Building)

Law Faculty
at District Court
Five Law School faculty members
were presenters at the District Court
Symposium for Clerk-Magistrates held
at Cranwell in Lenox on March 29 – 30.
Discussing Massachusetts statutes and
appellate cases on small claims jurisdiction
and consumer issues were:
• Associate Dean Marc G. Perlin, who
teamed up with Attorney John M.
Connors for Civil Procedure
• Professor William L. Berman,
Landlord-Tenant Law,
• Professor Joseph P. McEttrick,
Consumer Law,
• Professor Richard M. Perlmutter,
• Professor Michael Rustad, Torts
The law faculty members assisted in
preparing a reference manual for the
symposium. They met many Massachusetts District Court clerk-magistrates
from across the commonwealth who are
graduates of the Law School.
More than 100 District Court clerk
magistrates attended the symposium. The
two-day program included classroom pre­sentations and an “Ask the Professors” plenary session. Participants viewed a video,
The Bad, the Good, the Ugly, produced
at Suffolk Law on proper procedure in a
small claims hearing.
A principal organizer of the symposium was Attorney Ellen S. Shapiro,
administrative attorney for the District
Court and wife of Suffolk Law Professor
Barry Brown.  


Liberia Gets Assist from Soccer Coach
Ernst Cleophat felt like he had just scored the winning goal in the World Cup when
he learned in November that the Suffolk women’s soccer team will be competing on the
varsity level in the fall.
But while eagerly awaiting the beginning of the Rams’ first women’s soccer season in
the Great Northeast Athletic Conference, the head coach took time for a humanitarian
trip to Liberia.
There he met Liberian-born George Weah, who formerly played soccer for AC Milan.
Cleophat and Weah are devising plans to help the children of Liberia.
“We want to help kids over there by maybe opening a medical center or a soccer
academy where they can also further their education,” said Cleophat.
Cleophat, a native of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, played professional soccer in his homeland
and in Brazil between the ages of 16 and 32. In America, he attended Boston English High
School, where he scored a total of 135 goals, led his team to back-to-back state championships in 1987 and 1988, and was named Massachusetts High School Player of the Year in
each of those two seasons.
Cleophat’s dominance on the soccer field continued throughout his collegiate career. He
is Suffolk’s all-time leading scorer, with 108 goals. The talented striker and team captain
also earned the school’s Most Valuable Player and Most Outstanding Player Awards, as well
as receiving Conference Player of the Year, Conference Rookie of the Year and Conference
Player of the Week honors, the latter distinction many times over.
Today, Cleophat lives in Augusta, Ga., with his wife, Verna, and their three children. He
is an entrepreneur who has his own Egyptian market business. During the college soccer
season, he moves to Boston.
Cleophat says he coaches as a way of giving back to the sport that has played such an
integral part in his life. “I coach for the love of the game and the enjoyment of teaching
and interacting with my players,” he said. “I can’t wait to get started again.”