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Deval Patrick at BHI
Celtics Partnership

December 2008  •  Vol. 34, No. 7

Celebration Kicks Off Modern Theatre Project
The University celebrated the official
start of its newest residence hall project in
November, setting the stage for restoration
of the Landmark Modern Theatre façade
and injection of additional life into the
Downtown Crossing neighborhood.
The project will bring a new 184-seat
theater and a gallery to Downtown Crossing,
while creating 197 additional student
beds on campus. The building will open
in fall 2010.
The celebration also highlighted the
University’s emphasis on sustainability in
designing new buildings and retrofitting
existing infrastructure.
Suffolk President David J. Sargent,
Vice President John Nucci and Boston
Mayor Thomas Menino described the
importance of the restoration of the
Modern, the third Washington Street
theater to be preserved. The Paramount
Theatre and the Opera House are the other
recently rescued “jewels” in the area.
“We always are pleased when we can
benefit our students, whether by expanding
our academic offerings or improving our
infrastructure,” said President Sargent.
“We are particularly proud when we can

University and city officials join together to unfurl a banner marking the beginning of the Modern
Theatre residence hall building project. (Photo by John Gillooly)

also serve our city, and this building will
go a long way to advance revitalization
efforts in Downtown Crossing and the
Theater District.”
Meredith Jones, a student representative on the University’s Sustainability

Committee, also spoke, discussing the
success of “green campus” efforts.
For the second time in University history,
the building blocks of a demolished building
will rise again as part of new construction.
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Law School Podcasts Climb the Charts on iTunes U
Suffolk University Law School professors are in high demand
on iTunes U, where their legal writing skills podcasts are climbing
the charts.
In fact, one of their recordings ranks among the top 10 most
downloaded law-related iTunes U podcasts worldwide.
Suffolk is the only law school in the country offering weekly
legal writing tips on iTunes U.
“The great thing about this is that students get the benefit of
being taught by 13 different professors, and we get to utilize the
talent of our entire department,” said Suffolk University Law School

Professor Kathleen Elliott Vinson, who directs the Legal Practice
Skills program. “This is a teaching tool using technology that is very
popular and familiar to students entering law school. They’re listening to these podcasts to enhance their learning experience.”
Each week, a different Legal Practice Skills professor records and
uploads a 5-to-10-minute legal writing tip podcast corresponding
to his or her academic syllabus. One week, the “Annotated Sample
Memo” ranked as iTunes U’s second-most-downloaded law-related
podcast, topping hundreds of others.
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Promotion, Tenure and
Sabbaticals for College

Felicia Wiltz, associate

Barbara Abrams, associate

professor of Sociology

professor of Humanities and
Modern Languages
Kevin Carragee, professor
of Communication and
Nancy Hackett, associate
professor, New England School
of Art and Design
Steven Novick, professor,
New England School of Art
and Design
Bruce Wickelgren, associate
professor of Communication
and Journalism
Barbara Abrams, associate
professor of Humanities and
Modern Languages
Lisa Celovsky, associate
professor of English
Patricia Hogan, associate
professor of Physics
David Medoff, associate
professor of Education and
Human Services
Elisabeth Moes, associate
professor of Psychology
Sukanya Ray, associate
professor of Psychology
Marjorie Salvodon, associate
professor of Humanities and
Modern Languages
Jane Secci, associate professor
of Communication and

Barbara Abrams, associate
professor of Humanities and
Modern Languages
Robert Allison, professor
of History
Robert Bellinger, associate
professor of History
Linda Brown, professor,
New England School of Art
and Design
Lisa Celovsky, associate
professor of English
Thomas Connolly, associate
professor of English
Edith Cook, associate professor
of Math and Computer Science
Rosemarie DiBiase, associate
professor of Education and
Human Services
Patricia Hogan, associate
professor of Physics
Vicki Karns, associate professor
of Communication and
Frederick Marchant, professor
of English
Shahruz Mohtadi, associate
professor of Economics
Steven Spitzer, professor
of Sociology
Da Zheng, associate professor
of English 

First Night Ice Sculpture
3–5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 31, Law School

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Managing Editor
Nancy Kelleher

Staff Writers
Karen DeCilio
Tony Ferullo
Heather Clark

Get Organized for New Year
Human Resources is offering a training and development
course, Straighten Up!, designed to organize office workspace, at
9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, in the Law School function room. The
program begins with a half-hour demonstration by Pam Kristan,
Straighten Up! consultant and trainer. She has helped thousands
change the way they organize their workspaces and their lives.
Optional participation in the full program features at-the-desk
work during the morning, with an 11:30 a.m. send-off to help
you stay organized. Kristan will come to your desk to offer
insightful and effective interventions to help you reorganize your
For more information on Straighten Up! : http://www.
To register:

New Faces
Please welcome our newest employees:
Karen Corey, Office of Government & Community Affairs
Daniel D’Onofrio, University Media Services
Timothy Loiselle, Undergraduate Admission
Mick-Kelly Pierre, Mail Services 

Faculty Publications
James Angelini, Accounting, has published two papers:

“Business Taxes in Massachusetts: Toward Fundamental Reform”
(with Tuerck, D., Conte, F., Sanchez-Penalver, A.); in State
Tax Notes, Vol. 49:6; and “An Exploration of Distortions in
Horizontal Equity Caused by Cost of Living Differences” (with
Noga, T.) in Tax Notes.
Susan Atherton of Business Law and Ethics and David
Wheeler of Marketing. Their article “Marketing Innovations
and the Effect of Patent Reform on Plant Patents” will be
published in the Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences.
Melanie Barker
Berkmen, Chemistry

and Biochemistry,
had a micrograph
of bacterial cells
that she obtained
through fluorescence
microscopy published
in the textbook
Microbiology: an evolvMelanie Berkmen
ing science (2008).
Christopher Buscaglia, Business Law and Ethics. His
article “Crafting a Legislative Solution to the Economic
Harm of Employee Misclassification” will be published in the
University of California, Davis, Business Law Journal (spring
2009 edition).
C. Gopinath, Strategy & International Business, has
published “Recognizing and justifying private corruption” in
the Journal of Business Ethics, 82: 747–754. 

Student Affairs Division news:
Beth Rosenbleet hosted the 2008 National Orientation Directors

Association conference held in Boston Oct. 31–Nov. 3. The
conference, which marked the end of Rosenbleet’s three-year commitment as host, attracted more than 900 participants. Karen
Jasinski coordinated the national pre-conference programs.
Kate Bauer and David DeAngelis were honored at the
National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) regional
conference in Hartford, Conn. DeAngelis received the Donald
L. McCullough Award, the highest honor given annually
to recognize an individual’s long-term commitment to the
organization and field of student activities. DeAngelis has
served on the regional board in various capacities over the past
10 years. Bauer was named the Staff Programmer of the Year
for exemplifying outstanding achievement in student affairs.
Denise (Strum) Lang, Creative
Services, and Jason Lang were
married May 31 at The Brookside
Club in Bourne.
Brenda Bond, Public
Management, is the principal investigator for two state-funded research
grants in Lowell and Springfield
to assess the implementation of
citywide youth violence policies.
Denise and Jason Lang
This semester she hosted Boston
Police Commissioner Ed Davis and Colonel Mark Delaney of the
Massachusetts State Police as guest speakers in her Public Service
Human Resource Management classes.
Jake Deehan and Michael Duggan of Enrollment Research and
Planning participated in the New England Association of Collegiate
Registrars and Admission Officers conference in Manchester, N.H.
Deehan co-presented the session “Using Pivot Tables in Microsoft
Excel,” and Duggan conducted “Mining for Competitor Data:
Using IPEDS Data Tools to Make Your Life Easier.”
Erin Evans, Law School, and Rich DeCapua, Office of Student
Affairs, presented a preconference session “Critical Topics Facing
Residence Life, Housing, and Disability Services” with colleagues
from Brown and Lesley universities at the annual National
Association of Student Personnel Administrators Region 1 conference in Hyannis.
Quentin Miller, English, presented “Home to Harlem, and Back
Again: James Baldwin’s Returns” at the American Studies Association
convention in Albuquerque, N.M.
Adam Nelson, Athletics, appeared Oct. 28 on the New
England Cable News “Good Morning Live” show, previewing
the Boston Celtics upcoming season.
He was on the show during the Celtics’
championship playoffs and for the NCAA
March Madness basketball tournament
last spring.
Congratulations to Jeff Rhind of
University Media Services and fiancée
Dania Swartz on the birth of their daughter
Natalya Catherine Rhind
Natalya Catherine Rhind on Oct. 29. 

We’re No. 1!
Gov. Deval Patrick confers with Beacon Hill Institute Executive Director
David Tuerck at an event marking the release of BHI’s Eighth Annual
Competitiveness Report. Massachusetts ranks first among all states
in terms of its economic “competitiveness”— its ability to attract and
retain business and to provide a high standard of living for its residents
over the long run. Patrick introduced the report at a University conference. (Photo by John Gillooly)

iTunes U
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In addition, the weekly Legal Writing
Tips podcast series was chosen as one
of the nine featured podcasts on the
iTunes U site. Two of the three “New
and Notable” podcasts also were produced
by faculty from the Legal Practice Skills
“For today’s multi-tasking student,
this is a cutting-edge way to learn,” said
Vinson. “It’s accessible and portable—
Kathleen Vinson
you can listen and learn on the train ride
home, walking your dog, working out in the gym or relaxing in
your pajamas.”
The Legal Practice Skills podcasts launched on iTunes U in
spring 2008.
“We’re reaching out to so many people,” said Vinson. “Our
podcasts are free and available to anyone across the country and
around the world.”
Dean Alfred C. Aman, an accomplished jazz drummer, has
even jumped into the act. “He created the background music to
one of our three podcast series, and it sounds great,” said Vinson.
Some Legal Practice Skills faculty also are providing personal
podcasts to students, offering oral critiques of papers instead of
traditional written feedback.
“I just wanted to comment on how powerful the audio
critique is versus comments on a page,” wrote first-year law student Cynthia Snow in an e-mail to Professor Samantha Moppet.
“It was really great to sit here in my kitchen and listen to you talk
to me. Thanks for being so progressive and insightful.” 

December 2008


Suffolk Scores with
Celtics Partnership
A new partnership formed with the
Boston Celtics paves the way for academic
and sports business opportunities and an ingame sponsorship.
Sawyer Business School students will
study and evaluate the NBA franchise’s business, marketing, and community programs
and needs in class. Then, working in collaboration with Celtics personnel, they will
develop marketing programs to be evaluated
and potentially implemented by the team.
The partnership also includes an in-game
sponsorship, through which the University
sponsors a popular T-shirt giveaway during
each home game.
Professor of Marketing Catherine
McCabe, who developed the academic
pro­ ram, said the partnership will bring
real-world learning in sports business and
marketing to Business School students.
At the same time, the Celtics may be the
beneficiaries of some fresh ideas.
“The opportunities for students within
the sports industry in Boston and New
England have been growing rapidly,”
said McCabe. “That includes not just
professional sports leagues and teams, but
also companies that are sponsoring and
developing partnerships with those teams.
Whether considering a career path in sports
business or some other area of marketing,
Suffolk students will be better prepared for
the competitive job market.” 

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The marble, sandstone and brownstone
façade of the Modern Theatre will be taken
apart stone by stone and restored.
In the 1920s, it was brick that was saved
and reused as the Beacon Hill campus was
being constructed. When a building at
51 Temple St. was demolished to make way
for a new structure, the University made
a deal to have the brick left on site. Work
crews cleaned nearly 150,000 bricks and
used them in constructing the new building.
While making the most of its resources
in those early years, the University proved
to be ahead of its time in sustainable use
of materials. 



Ana Vaquerano, program coordinator of the Law School’s Chelsea legal clinic, University Archivist
Julia Collins and Derek Lomba, whose photos are included in the Connections exhibit, reminisce
about El Salvador. (Photos by John Gillooly)

Service-Learning Efforts Recognized
at Connections Exhibit Reception
Students involved in service-learning missions
to El Salvador were applauded at a reception for the
exhibit Connections: Suffolk University Keeps Moakley
Legacy Alive in El Salvador, which features photographs chronicling their experiences in the Central
American nation befriended by the late Congressman
Joe Moakley.
The Moakley Archive and Institute created the
Connections exhibit, which includes an encore showing
of the 2003 exhibit El Congresista: Joe Moakley en El
Salvador and is at the Adams Gallery through Jan. 12.
After describing Moakley’s first encounter with
President David Sargent and Deb
guerrillas in the wilds of El Salvador as he conducted a Searfoss, a student leader for the
congressional investigation there—a tense introduction January 2009 service-learning trip
that Moakley lightened by singing an Irish song—
to El Salvador. Students are selling
President David J. Sargent praised the students for
T-shirts and photos to raise money
their efforts.
for a Salvadoran building project
“I salute you. Joe Moakley would be proud to know that will be part of their service.
that you were going to El Salvador to help his friends
there,” said Sargent.
Sargent said the students’ efforts are particularly meaning­ ul for him, as he has two
grandchildren who were orphaned in El Salvador and adopted by his son.
Sargent’s sentiments were echoed by Frederick W. Clark, Jr., president of the John
Joseph Moakley Charitable Foundation, who thanked the students on behalf of the
foundation for “bringing our culture to El Salvador and bringing the Salvadoran
culture back here.”