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September 2007
Vol. 33, No. 6

Changing Course

New Residence Hall Approved

College Unveils New Curriculum

The University is working to have the newly approved 10 West St. residence hall ready
for students in January 2008, even as it develops proposals for 20 Somerset St. and the
Modern Theater on Washington Street.
One option under consideration would move the New England School of Art & Design,
now on Arlington Street, to 20 Somerset St.
Meanwhile, the University is working with the Boston Redevelopment Authority on
a proposal to convert the former Modern Theater to a residence hall. The renovation also
would create a theater/performance center in the building.
The City of Boston Zoning Commission unanimously approved the University’s proposal for its third residence hall, at 10 West St., during a public hearing early this month.
Representatives from the mayor’s office went on record as supporting the project
at the hearing.

This fall, the College of Arts
and Sciences rolled out what Dean
Kenneth S. Greenberg called “the
most signifi­ ant curricu­um change
c
l
in the history of the College.”
The radically revamped curriculum
includes new and more demanding
courses, more opportunity to connect
theory with practice and a better way
for students to adjust more quickly to
college life.
“These changes preserve the
best of the College’s old curriculum
while introducing new elements that
will make our offerings competitive
with the best liberal arts colleges in
the country,” said Dean Greenberg,
who led the four-year process that
engaged both faculty and students.
The most apparent change is the
conversion of courses from three
credits to four. According to Dean
Greenberg, this will allow students
more opportunity—and faculty more
time—to dig deeper into subject matter.

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Reengineering
the BSBA Degree

The Sawyer Business School has
unveiled a new curriculum for its Bachelor
of Science in Business Administration
(BSBA) degree.
The new curriculum provides business
students with the skills and knowledge
needed to succeed as future global business
leaders, and the significant changes will
help “build one of the best BSBA programs
in Boston,” said Dean William J. O’Neill
The curriculum, developed by a team
of Business School faculty, led by Assistant
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The PEZ Collector
Michaela Masi purchased a few PEZ dispensers less than three years ago. See how her collection
has grown. Page 6 (Photo by John Gillooly)

Changing Course
College Unveils New Curriculum
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Incoming freshmen will now select a faculty adviser for their first year, based upon
their choice of one of more than 50 new Freshman Seminars. These broadly focused courses
present an opportunity for freshmen to engage in critical think­ng and include such choices
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as “Poverty and Inequality,” “Philosophy of Art and Beauty,” “Science in the Ancient
World,” and “The Problem of Freedom.” Freshman Seminar class sizes have been kept
small so that advisers can get to know their students quickly and better guide them during
their crucial first year in college.
A new requirement called the Extended Classroom Experience will ensure that all students have an opportunity to connect theoretical with practical knowledge. Students may
choose to study abroad, complete an internship in Congress or the State House, volunteer
in museums and soup kitchens or engage in an extensive assortment of other activities
linking their class work to the outside world. 

This image is among the Thomas Gearty
photos selected for the project benefiting
the National Braille Press.

A “Vision”
for the Blind
Thomas Gearty, senior development
writer for the Office of Advancement, is
collaborating on a unique project to benefit
the National Braille Press.
Gearty, who also is a fine art photo­
grapher, is working with 15 writers and
poets, each of whom have selected one
of his photographs as the point of departure for writing a brief vignette or poem.
The National Braille Press will then print
their words into the surface of the image
in Braille.
The resulting works offer two different
experiences for both the sighted and the
blind built around touching and seeing
the overlapping “visions.”
The project will be included in an
event at the Museum of Fine Arts in early
October and featured at the National
Braille Press’s annual Hands On gala,
hosted by Jay Leno, on Oct. 26 at the
Intercontinental Hotel in Boston. 
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Managing Editor
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Staff Writers
Karen DeCilio
Tony Ferullo
Design
Heather Clark

Reengineering the BSBA Degree
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Professor of Marketing Catherine McCabe, Associate Professor of Management Laurie
Levesque and Associate Dean Morris McInnes, focuses on leadership, innovation, networking, knowledge and service (or LINKS). Students are introduced to the foundations of
business during their freshman and sophomore years.
The curriculum and cohort experiences center around six themes: globalization,
ethics and corporate social responsibility, diversity, leadership, teamwork and networking.
Cohort experiences allow students to connect with their classmates around specific topics. For example, “SU 101 — The Freshman Experience” introduces students to the culture
and diversity of Boston and the Suffolk Community. Later, students will learn about the
city on the Boston Duck Tours while analyzing a case study of Boston Duck Tours in their
Business Foundations class. And Boston Duck Tours CEO Cindy Brown will speak to
students about the company’s challenges and opportunities.
One of the highlights of the new curriculum is the online portfolio, or e-portfolio.
Students build and maintain this Web-based repository of knowledge throughout their
Suffolk careers. They can post writing samples, video clips, papers, case analyses and
reflective pieces about learning experiences while traveling or completing internships. In
the junior year, each student can create a personal Web page that will serve as a means to
present themselves effectively to prospective employers.
“Reengineering the BSBA curriculum was an enormous task that involved administrators, faculty, students, department chairs and advisory boards,” said O’Neill. “We appreciate their hard work and feel that these changes will significantly enhance our undergraduate
student experience and prepare students for the real world of business upon graduation.” 

Suffolk Arts+Sciences Premieres
The College of Arts & Sciences alumni magazine, Suffolk Arts+Sciences,
made its debut this summer. The magazine is a new annual publication
produced by the College dean’s office in collaboration with faculty, staff
and students. An online version of the magazine is available at http://
www.suffolk.edu/college/22239.html.

Gallery Roundup
Adams Gallery

The Adams Gallery will feature the following exhibits in 2007–2008. 
• October

2007–January 2008, From Dairy to Doorstep:
Milk Delivery in New England, 1860–1960. This exhibit,

from Historic New England, explores the origins of
milk delivery to the home and celebrates the “milkman”
through photos, advertisements, artifacts and video.
• February–March

2008, From Solferine to Guantanamo:
145 Years of Red Cross Photography, a traveling exhibit

From Dairy to Doorstep
coming to the Adams
Gallery

from the International Red Cross. The Red Cross
has invited the University community to become
involved in activities, including panel discussions,
that it is planning to coincide with the exhibit. Please
contact Nancy Kelleher in Public Affairs: nkellehe@
suffolk.edu, ext. 1910, for more information. 
• April–June

2008, A Changing World: New England in
the Photographs of Verner Reed, 1950-1972. Historic
New England has created an exhibit of the works of
a photographer who recorded important events in
New England for Life magazine during the 1950s.

6 Honored
with Heritage
Medallions
This year’s Heritage Medallion
ceremony recognized the commitment of
six significant members of the University
community.
The event took place on Founder’s
Day, Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the C. Walsh
Theatre.
The recipients were:
• Clarence Cooper, professor, administrator, executive-in-residence, Sawyer
Business School
• George A. Frost, Gleason Archer’s
benefactor and a longtime trustee
(posthumous)
• Frederick A. McDermott, Law School
dean, 1956-1964 (posthumous)
• Maria Miliora, professor of chemistry,
College of Arts and Sciences
• Daniel Perlman, president, 1980-1989
(posthumous)
• Daniel Sankowsky, professor and
chair of Management, Sawyer
Business School 

Artist’s Tools Are Light & Architecture

Prints and a site-specific projected light installation from
artist John Powell are featured in The Ellipse Series, an exhibit
at the New England School of Art & Design through Saturday,
Oct. 6.
Powell uses the power of projected light to turn a space, such
as an ordinary wall, into a canvas, where he can project colors
and shapes to create art and a deeper meaning.
The light installation at the 75 Arlington St. gallery involves
spectators in the artistic process through the use of four projectors attached to a motion sensor. A complete image will be
projected only when all four sensors are activated.
Over the course of his long career Powell has worked with a
wide range of light-based media, including holography, fire and
light projections, using them in settings ranging from the sides of
buildings to underwater.
Powell’s work includes the permanent lighting installation
John Powell creates art
of the Evelyn Moakley Bridge in the Fort Point Channel and
with color and light in The the lighting for the Larz Anderson Bridge, the Weeks Memorial
Ellipse Series exhibit at
Footbridge and the Western Avenue Bridge on the Charles River.
the New England School
The exhibit is curated by interim NESADSU gallery director
of Art & Design
James Manning. 

Dining in
at 73 Tremont St.
A new café is expected to open in
the Stahl Center this month to serve the
growing community at 73 Tremont St.
The second-floor dining area is
described as a “grab and go” operation
by Tom Fuller of Sodexho, which operates
the facility.
The café serves bagels, muffins,
salads, sandwiches, coffee and bottled
beverages. A small dining area overlooks
the Granary Burial Ground. 

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University Cited
for Research
Productivity
Suffolk University was cited for
its scholarly productivity in the areas
of Business, Education, and Social
Sciences, by Academic Analytics.
The University was listed by Academic
Analytics as one of the “Top 20 Special­
ized Research Universities — Business,
Education & Social Sciences.”
Academic Analytics measures the
scholarly productivity of faculty based
on their publications, citations, and
financial and honorary awards.
Programs, not individual faculty, are
rated and are aggregated to produce
rankings of whole universities. 
“One of the greatest challenges for academia has been finding a way to measure
and evaluate that scholarly — as distinct
from teaching — productivity,” said
Lawrence Martin, chief scientific consultant to Academic Analytics. “The Faculty
Scholarly Productivity Index allows university leadership for the first time to get a
clear picture of the comparative scholarly
strength and vitality of their doctoral programs relative to others on an annual basis.”
In its second year of analysis, the FSP
Index has expanded its data-gathering
program to include information from
nearly 200,000 faculty members based
at 354 institutions and representing 118
academic disciplines in nearly 7,300
Ph.D. programs throughout the country.
In all, the FSP Index research matched
those faculty to more than 15,000 books
authored by slightly more than 9,500
faculty, more than 1 million journal
articles, almost 7 million citations, over
6,000 awards and honors and more
than 83,000 federal research grants.
Academic Analytics, founded in
2005, is the result of collaboration
between faculty and researchers
at the Stony Brook University and
Educational Directories Unlimited. 

University Makes Princeton Review “Best” Book
The University has once again been named a Princeton Review
“Best College,” because it offers students an outstanding under­ raduate
g
education.
Suffolk University is featured in the 2008 edition of Princeton
Review’s annual book, “Best 366 Colleges.” This is the fourth consecutive year that the University has made the list.
The two-page profile of the University discusses academics, campus
life, the student body and admissions.
Here’s what students had to say about academics in the University profile:
…“A small classroom university in the heart of a big city,” Boston’s Suffolk University
“is small enough that you actually recognize students from their pictures in the admissions
booklets [and] big enough to attract national speakers like George Bush Sr.” …Academic
life on the home campus “includes “down-to-earth professors” who “are always available
outside of class and are very helpful” and the Ballotti Learning Center, which “offers extra
help to students who want or need it.” …Academics are “incredibly student oriented” here,
“The student and [his or her] concerns come first.” 

Faculty Publications
Eric Blumenson, Law School. His article, “Amnistías Naciones y Justicia Internacional” in
Revista Argentina de Teoria Juridica, Vol. 8 was cited by Judge Carlos S. Fayt of the Supreme
Court of Argentina in his landmark decision on the theme of constitutional pardons.
Lydia Martin, New England School Art & Design, will have her painting, “The
Border,” on display at the juried exhibition “450 Women Have Been Murdered in
Ciudad Juarez” at Stony Brook University in New York from Oct. 4 through Nov. 2.
Following an exhibition opening reception on Oct. 4, she will participate in a panel
discussion on the missing women of Juarez, Mexico. Martin’s painting is the cover
art for a book of poetry, Young Women of Juarez, by Marjorie Agosin and translated
by Celeste Kostopulos Cooperman of Humanities and Modern Languages. 
Sebastian Royo, associate dean, College, and director of the Madrid campus, has
published “The Euro and Economic Reforms” in The Euro and the Dollar in a Globalized
Economy. (Ashgate Publishing, 2007).

New Faces

Please welcome our newest employees:
Joshua Cheney, Summer Conferences
Francine Cohen, Information Technology

Senka Huskic, Rappaport Center, Law

Services

Keri Lemasters, Athletics
Edward Morgan, Ballotti Learning Center
Richard Norcott, Facilities Management
Susan Prosnitz, Rappaport Center, Law

Travis Farley, Residence Life, Miller Hall
Wendy Garay, Center for International

Education
Allyson Gill, Advancement
Renee Graham, Advancement
Elaine Hackney, NESAD
Michelle Harper, Rappaport Center, Law

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Jeremy Solomons, English

Potpourri
Please be aware that the sun submission request e-mail is now
being distributed via the Suffolk Information e-mail which is
sent to faculty and staff on the 15th and 30th of each month.
Submission requests may be sent to sun@suffolk.edu at any time.
Also, the SUN is moving toward becoming an online publication
and expanding its coverage to include student achievements.
As part of the University’s observance of Breast Cancer
Awareness Month, students, administrators, faculty and staff
are invited to gather in front of the Donahue Building at 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 2, for a “Walk to the State
House.” Biodegradable pink balloons will be
released in support of the Massachusetts women
who will be diagnosed with breast cancer during
the month of October.
Congratulations to Eric Dewar of Biology
and his wife Greta on the birth of their son
Ronan Lee Dewar on July 26. He also is welcomed by big sister Elspeth.
Ronan Lee Dewar
Ruth Hegarty, Communication and
Journalism and Education and Human Services,
spoke at the 2007 Business & Professional
Women’s Foundation National Conference
“Workingwomen Moving Forward: Define
Your Future” held in Reno, Nev. Her workshop
focused on personal and professional networking that increases career opportunities, leadership
abilities and community resources.
Ken Hung, Information Systems and
Ruth Hegarty
Operations Management, and
co-authors received the Best Paper Award for
“Student-Manager Surro­ acy Revisited: An Empirical Investigation,”
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at the 2007 Academy of Management Research Methods Division
meeting in Philadelphia.
Kathryn Jackson, Counseling Center. She presented a
paper “Narrative of the McCarthy Period: The Paradox of Public
Heroism and Private Pain” at the 7th International Conference of
the Collegium for African American Research in Madrid, Spain.
She also presented “Psychotherapy with College Student Survivors
of War and Political Trauma,” at the European Conference on
Traumatic Stress Studies in Opatija, Croatia.

Sabbaticals
Gerard Clark, professor of Law, spring semester
Sara Dillon, professor of Law, spring semester
Stephen McJohn, professor of Law, spring semester
Russell Murphy, professor of Law, fall and spring semesters
Robert Smith, professor of Law, fall semester
Leaves of Absence
Carter Bishop, professor of Law. For the 2007–2008 academic year,

he will be a visiting professor at the University of Baltimore School
of Law.
Valerie Epps, professor of Law, spring semester
Anthony Polito, professor of Law. For the 2007–2008 academic
year, he will be a visiting professor at Brooklyn Law School.
Tommy Thompson, professor of Law, fall and spring semesters
Sebastian Royo, associate dean, College, and director of the
Madrid campus, presented “Financial Integration and Economic
Reforms. What Can Emerging Countries Learn from the Case of
Spain?” at the 2007 American Political Science Association annual
meeting in Chicago, Ill.
The University Police vehicle won “Best College Vehicle
Design” at the 23rd
annual “Tuned by
Tuna” Car Show held
at Smith & Wesson
in Springfield to benefit the local Shriners
Hospital. Police Lt.
Donald Toussaint
holds the winning
trophy.
Zhen Zhu, Marketing, and co-authors received the Best
Overall Conference Paper Award for “Fix It or Leave It: Customers’
Expectation, Intention, and Reactions in Technology-based SelfService Failure and Recovery” at the 2007 American Marketing
Association Summer Educators’ Conference. 

News from the Law School
Peniey McClary, Center for Advanced Legal Studies, has been

promoted to assistant director.
David Yamada announced that The New Workplace Institute,
a non-profit research and education center that he founded to
promote healthy, productive, and socially responsible workplaces,
has launched its website, www.newworkplaceinstitute.org.  The
Institute’s board of directors includes Law School alumnae Evelyn
Haralampu and Ann Rudy, as well as Law School adjunct professor James Whitters III. The Institute’s advisory committee includes
Law School alumna Melissa Walsh.

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The PEZ Collector
Michaela Masi knows something about
character building.
Evidence of that can be found in her
personal collection of more than 500
PEZ dispensers, those popular candy-toy
creations that have been part of American
pop culture for about 50 years.
You name the character, and Masi has it
—everyone from Batman, Big Bird and
Elvis to Donald Duck, Fred Flintstone and
Snow White. Her PEZ figures, which
in­­
clude a bride and groom from Slovenia,
range in size from traditionally small to
gi­ an­ ic, and some of them even talk and
g t
play music.
In order to keep track of her prized
collection, she has put together a detailed
catalog that she updates regularly upon
purchasing or receiving a new gem.
“There are a few people who think I’m
a little crazy, but that’s OK,” said Masi,
director of Annual & Leadership Giving in
the Advancement Office. “For me, it’s just
a fun hobby. I love the challenge of finding
new PEZ to add to my collection.”
A little over two years ago, while shopping on Newbury Street, Masi casually
spotted a wall of PEZ dispensers in a candy
store. She was working in the Advancement
Office at Simmons College at the time and
decided to buy a few PEZ as a good-natured
gesture for her staff.
She also bought one for herself, Fozzie
Bear of The Muppets.

Suffolk in the News
Shortly after noticing Fozzie Bear on
her desk, Masi’s friend, Hillary, presented
her with a number of other PEZ characters
as a gift. “She got it all started,” said Masi,
31. “I had about a dozen of them at first,
and then people at work began giving them
to me, some­ imes bags of them after cleant
ing out their homes. It kind of snowballed
from there.”
In addition to her many assorted
characters, Masi owns other PEZ-related
items, such as a mug, flashlight, key ring,
snow globe, lunch box, T-shirt and a
street sign: PEZ COLLECTOR PL. She is
a self-proclaimed PEZ purist, loading the
dispensers with the tiny candy provided in
each package.
“Some PEZ collectors feel strongly
about preserving the original packaging—
I disagree,” she said. “If I’m going to collect
PEZ, I’m going to enjoy them and the
candy, too!”
Masi, who received her undergraduate
degree in psychology from the College of
the Holy Cross in 1998, was in her glory
recently while visiting a PEZ Museum in
Pennsylvania. “It was a neat place to visit,”
she said. “I was excited to see that I had a lot
of the PEZ’s that they had on display.”
Masi, an avid tennis player and Red Sox
fan, says she is always searching for a new
PEZ character. “Right now I’m on the
look­ ut for the Pink Panther,” she said with
o
a smile. 

Suffolk University faculty, staff,
stu­ ents and programs are featured regud
larly in local and national media. The following offers a sampling of recent Suffolk
Uni­ ersity media mentions.
v
Boston Globe—Sept. 3

Suffolk University President David J.
Sargent among six presidents profiled in
Globe magazine
Boston Globe—Sept. 3

Director of admissions John Hamel and
junior Catyn Piver quoted in “College
residence halls get high-tech treatment.”
Boston Globe—Sept. 3

Theater legend Robert Brustein prepares
for premiere of his new play at Suffolk
University’s C. Walsh Theatre
Boston Globe—Sept. 2

ART founder finds Suffolk a more welcoming home: Distinguished Visiting Scholar
in Residence Robert Brustein
USA Today—Aug. 8

Residence Life Director Maureen Wark
discusses parents’ use of Facebook to screen
roommates
For links to stories, please see the Public
Affairs Web site:
www.suffolk.edu/offices/1003.html

College Prep
Institute Graduates
Elisha Bray and Santo Aybar celebrate completion of the 2007 Summer College Prep Institute co-sponsored by the University and the
Boston Private Industry Council (PIC). More
than 20 Boston Public Schools seniors were
involved in the program. Partnering summer
employers — Bank of America, Boston City
Hall, JP Morgan, Sovereign Bank, and Suffolk
University — agreed to release their student
workers two mornings a week, with pay, to
attend classes at the University.
(Photo by John Gillooly)

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Community Building for New & Adjunct Faculty
The Center for Teaching Excellence presented a full day
of activities in late August to build community among new and
adjunct faculty.
“Recent research on those new to the academy is showing that
it is a very isolating experience and that some of the most talented
new teachers and researchers are leaving for a more communal
environment,” said Donna Qualters, associate
professor and director of the Center for Teaching Excellence.
“One way to ensure new faculty success and to provide a
context and a feeling of welcome, is to bring faculty together at
the very beginning to get to know each other,” she said. “This
also builds interdisciplinary connects which are so important in
today’s educational environment. It’s really the first step in helping
them succeed.” 
Qualters said that adjuncts’ need for community is, in some
ways, even more important.
“Across the United States now, more and more of the teaching
is being done by adjuncts, who often come in, teach and leave,”
she said. “Some make their living by going from college to college,
almost a gypsy existence. Again, by letting them know in a tangible
way that the institution is interested in them, that their work is
important, and that there are people available to help them navigate the envi­ onment provides the climate to keep the best teachers
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and help the newer teachers become the best.”
New Faculty Orientation began with a welcome and break­­
fast, before breaking out for panel discussions and “Great
Teaching” workshops.

Christina DiRico and Donna Qualters of the Center for Teaching
Excellence. (Photo by John Gillooly)

A “Speed Dating” component allowed faculty to quickly
meet key people in support roles across campus, from librarians
and academic support staff to designers and information tech­
nology professionals.
The orientation ended with a wine and cheese reception.
The new faculty members mingled with the adjunct faculty
who were arriving for the evening sessions.
The adjunct get-together featured workshops on “Classroom
Assessment” and “Balancing Professional Responsi­ ilities with
b
Teaching,” presented by a seasoned adjunct professor, Judge Isaac
Borenstein. About 60 adjunct faculty members from all three
schools attended. 

Professors Spearhead Green Education Initiatives
Given the anticipated needs of a burgeoning world population
and the reality of global warming, green education has captured the
interest of students, and faculty members across the University are
creating programs to fuel the interest in sustainability.
“This is the century of the environment,” said Patricia Hogan,
associate professor in the Physics Department and director of the
Environmental Engineering program. “The time to debate is over;
it’s time to act.”
Sustainability initiatives have attracted a wide range of students,
from art and design majors to those studying the sciences.
Among the projects and programs that are preparing students for
the environmental sustainability challenge:
• An Environmental Engineering Program in the Physics
Department that is incorporating principles of sustainable
design into all levels of engineering coursework. Hogan is
developing a green engineering course for seniors that will be
piloted in 2008.
• The incorporation of green chemistry into the Organic
Chemistry Laboratory curriculum.
• A Sustainable Design for Interiors course at the New England
School of Art & Design at Suffolk University that teaches
the principles, theory and practice of sustainable design in
structures and spaces.

A core science course on sustainable design offered by
the Environmental Engineering Program for non-science
majors, “The Built World: How Humans Engineer
Environments.”
• The appointment of Erica Mattison as a special projects
co­ r­ in­ tor for Campus Sustainability to coordinate
od a
the campus recycling program and staff an energyefficiency initiative.
• Outreach to elementary and middle school students
involving hands-on projects, using funding obtained by the
Environmental Engineering Program. These projects involve
multi-disciplinary teams of Suffolk engineering, science, and
design students.
“Students trained in sustainability at Suffolk University will be
vital to our future, no matter what career path they choose,” said
Denyce Wicht, assistant professor of chemistry, whose research
interests involve creating novel green chemistry experiments that
can be used for green organic chemistry laboratory courses. 
Wicht, Hogan and Karen Clarke, co-program director of the
Interior Design Department, who teaches Sustainable Design for
Interiors at the New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk
University, have brought their commitment to sustainability to a
wider audience through presentations and professional affiliations. 


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Deans’ Reception
The Deans’ Reception, a traditional
and festive event that brings people
throughout the University community
together, will be held from 6 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, at the Museum
of Fine Arts in Boston. The University’s
Service Award Program will recognize
numerous colleagues on their tenth,
twentieth, thirtieth and fortieth anniver­
saries of dedication to Suffolk University. 

National Reading
Campaign
The University’s service organization,
S.O.U.L.S., in partnership with
Jumpstart, participated in Read for
the Record, a national campaign by
Jumpstart designed to encourage hundreds of thousands of children and
adults from across the United States to
read the same book on the same day.
The Story of Ferdinand by Munro
Leaf, was read on Sept. 20 in an effort to
raise public awareness about significant
disparities in early education as well as raise
money to support Jumpstart’s national
early education programs. Suffolk students,
faculty, and staff participated in the reading
event from 4 to 5 p.m. at the North End
Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., Boston.
The University community also may
contribute online at www.readfortherecord.
com. Jumpstart was looking to break its
previous record for the largest shared reading experience, which was set by 150,000
people on Aug. 24, 2006, during the inaugural Read for the Record campaign.   For
more information, contact Kelly Melcher,
site manager of Jumpstart, at the S.O.U.L.S.
office Ext. 6387 or by e-mail kmelcher@
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New Student Academic Convocation:
A Welcoming Tradition
Management Professor Magid Mazen, Assistant Professor of Finance Khaled Amira, Professor Bea
Snow of Biology and Campus Minister Amy Fisher process alongside the students at the New Student Academic Convocation held at Converse Hall, Tremont Temple on Sept. 4. President Sargent offered welcoming remarks to the students and their families to mark the beginning of the students’
academic careers at the University. (Photos by John Gillooly)

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The proposal was sent to Mayor Thomas Menino for his signature and approval. 
“Pending any appeal, this completes the City of Boston project approval process for
this exciting new 274 student bed/retail project for the University and we expect to be
ready for occupancy in January 2008,” said John Nucci, vice president of Government &
Community Affairs.
The 10 West St. residence hall will house students in apartment-style units featuring
full kitchens and private bathrooms.
The building will be connected to the campus network, with both wireless and wired
connectivity.
Renovations of the building meet LEED standards for sustainable building construction,
indoor air quality, and energy savings.