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Crazy about Crew
New Illustration Major
Plaudits for EMBA

December 2009  •  Vol. 35, No. 7

Business School Taking
Innovative Approach
The Sawyer Business School has incorporated “innovation”
throughout its undergraduate curriculum as it focuses on providing
students with the knowledge and skills they need to make an impact
when they enter the “real world.”
“Innovation is really about change,” said Dean William J.
O’Neill, Jr. “The ability to embrace change is essential to success
in any profession. Organizations and people today must be aware
of external influences affecting their business and react to these
changes or be left behind.
“They must also be open to new ways of thinking and new
approaches to product development and services. Through our
curriculum and various events, such as the New Product Innovation
Competition, we are teaching our students to be innovative and to
embrace change so that they will have successful professional careers.”
Innovation is one component of LINKS (Leadership,
Innovation, Networking, Knowledge and Service), a balanced and
challenging educational model created by O’Neill. The LINKS
components are incorporated into faculty teaching.
“We’re trying to instill innovation across many of the core
courses throughout our curriculum,” said Professor Laurie Levesque,
assistant dean and academic director of undergraduate programs.
“We want to give students the tools, knowledge and practice to
think creatively and critically. We also want to make sure our graduating seniors are capable of being successful leaders and problem
solvers once they enter the workplace.”
Levesque, Executive in Residence Sushil Bhatia and Professors
Robert DeFillippi, Ken Hung and George Moker comprise the

Dean William O’Neill enjoys a lollipop, presented by successful
alumni entrepreneurs. (Photo by John Gillooly)

school’s innovation and integration team. They meet every month
to discuss new ways to promote innovation to the business leaders
of tomorrow—inspiring them through a particular course, listening
to a featured speaker or participating in a competitive event.
“We look for different opportunities among multiple disciplines
at Suffolk,” said Moker, director of Entrepreneurship Programs.
“Innovation is critical for all of our students, particularly our
graduating seniors, because it creates new opportunities that lead to
economic recovery and expansion. If you unleash creativity, the sky
is the limit, and that’s the foundation of our program.”
Last month, two of Moker’s star pupils, Greg Balestrieri, 23,
and Joe Melville, 31, visited campus to tell the fascinating story of
how they launched a $3 million business in July
2009—only months after graduating from Suffolk
University. The young entrepreneurs shared the
secrets behind the recent launch of their successful
online store,
In October, the Sawyer Business School’s
Assistant Dean and Law Registrar
Center for Innovation and Change Leadership
Lorraine Cove, celebrating 40 years of
honored innovation guru Curtis Carlson,
dedicated service to the University,
president and CEO of SRI International, with
is congratulated by Interim Law Dean
its first Global Leadership in Innovation and
Bernard V. Keenan during the Deans’
Collaboration Award.
Reception, an annual event honoring
The New Product Innovation Competition,
faculty, administrators and staff, at the
established in 2006, has been another way to
Museum of Fine Arts. More photos,
encourage innovation. The popular competition,
pages 4 and 5. (Photo by John Gillooly)
open to undergraduate and graduate students,

The 2009 Deans’

Continued on page 7

Faculty Publications
UP, 2009, pages 83-110) and a review essay
“Everybody’s Lost City” in The F. Scott
Fitzgerald Review (Vol. 7, 2009, 177-181). He
also contributed an essay on James Baldwin to
the Companion to Twentieth-Century United
States Fiction (Wiley-Blackwell publishers)
James Ptacek,
Sociology, edited
Celeste KostopulosJustice and
Cooperman, Humanities
Violence Against
and Modern Languages. Her
Women (Oxford
essay “El tapiz como metáfora
University Press,
en La amortajada” is included
in the critical volume on
Violence Series,
María Luisa Bombal (Centro
de Investigaciones, Casa de
Allan Tow,
las Americas, La Habana,
Education and
Cuba 2009). The book conHuman Services,
tains a compendium of critipublished an article
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“It’s Still Chinese Food” in The Chinese
renowned authors, including
Historical Society of New England newsletter
Amado Alonso, Norah Lange
(15.1 Fall 2009, pp3-6) with Chinese lanand Gabriela Mistral.
guage translation by Da Zheng of the English
Alison Kelly Hawke,
Economics.  Her article
Miriam F. Weismann, Business Law
“Modelling skewness and
and Ethics. Her manuscript “Regulating
Audrey Goldstein, NESAD, had an exhibit “Network Theory” at the
elongation in financial
Unlawful Behavior in the Global Business
Gallery Kayafas in Boston.
returns: the case of
Environment: The Functional Integration
exchange-traded funds”
of Sovereignty and Multilateralism” was
(co-authored with Sanjiv Jaggia) appeared in Applied Financial
accepted for publication in the Journal of World Business.
Economics, Vol.19, No.16, August 2009.
Yong Xue, History, had two books published in China: How
Micky Lee, Communication and Journalism, will have a paper
to Be a Great Power (Beijing: CITIC Publishing Group, 2009) and
“A political economic critique of Google Maps and Google Earth”
The Hatred Against the Rich (Jiangsu Literature and Art Publishing
published in the journal Information, Communication, and Society.
House, 2009).
Her article “How to think about intellectual property of open source
Da Zheng, English, published an article “Sampan, a bilingual
software from a feminist political economic perspective” will appear
bridge: An exploration of socio-political functions of bilingualism
in the International Journal of Technology, Knowledge, and Society.
and ethnic press,” in the Chinese Journal of Communication (2.2 July
Quentin Miller, English, published an essay “Using the Blues: James 2009, pp. 227–267). 
Baldwin and Music” in A Historical Guide to James Baldwin (Oxford

Karen Clarke, New England
School of Art & Design. A
LEED-certified kitchen that
she designed appeared on the
cover of Boston Magazine’s
fall 2009 home edition,
“Kitchen Confidential.” The
kitchen of the Lincoln home
was featured in the Boston
Magazine Home article.

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Building Awareness

2009 Pink Tie Award Winners Bob Rosenthal, Communication and Journalism,
and Tony Ferullo, Public Affairs, flank Vice President for External Affairs John
Nucci at the fourth annual Courage & Cuisine luncheon. Breast Cancer
Awareness Month kicked off with more than 200 members of the University
community donning pink T-shirts and forming a human ribbon to show their
support for the fight against breast cancer. (Photos by John Gillooly)

The Center for Advanced Legal Studies has named Law
Professors Andrew Beckerman-Rodau and Michael L. Rustad
as joint recipients of the 2009 Charles P. Kindregan Award for
Extraordinary Contributions to Advanced Legal Studies and
Continuing Legal Education.
Frank Barrett, Government and Community Affairs, was
named to the steering committee of the Downtown Crossing
Partnership’s Business Improvement District.
Celeste Kostopulos-Cooperman, Humanities and Modern
Languages, presented a seminar “Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz /
Defiant Muse or Subversive Scribe?” at Harvard University for the
International Liaison Office of Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios
Superiores de Monterrey.
Jonathan Haughton, Economics, presented a paper “Is the
FairTax Fair?” at the fall meeting of the International Atlantic
Economic Society conference held in Boston. He also presented a
paper “Optimal Subsidies for Wind Power” at the annual conference
of the Society for Cost Benefit Analysis, in Washington D.C. In
August, Haughton spent two weeks in Thailand working with the
World Bank and the National Statistics Office on a project to measure the effects of the “million-baht fund,” one of the world’s largest
microcredit schemes. He traveled to villages to meet local committees
that manage the funds. While there, Haughton took a side trip to
Champasak in southern Laos, crossing the fast-flowing Mekong River
on a rickety boat.
Kathryn Jackson, Counseling Center/Psychological
Services, presented two papers: “Lessons Learned as a

Psychologist: Teaching the Writings of Alice Walker” at the
26th International Literature and Psychology Conference at the
University of Viterbo in Italy and “Personal and Developmental
Factors in Coping and Resilience: A Group Case Study” at the
Coping and Resilience International Conference in Dubrovnik/
Cavtat, Croatia. 
Quentin Miller, English, presented a paper “Lost and...
Found?  James Baldwin’s Script and Spike Lee’s Malcolm X”
at the American Studies Association (ASA) convention in
Washington D.C. In October he spoke at Western Connecticut
State University as part of the visiting lecturer series.  His talk,
“No Room of One’s Own,” focused on two early works by James
Baldwin: the essay “Equal in Paris” and the novel Giovanni’s Room.
Dana Rosengard, Communication and Journalism, received a
Fulbright-Hays Award to conduct a workshop in broadcast journalism in December at the University of Zagreb in Croatia. He will
also consult with Croatian National Television (HTV).
Sebastián Royo, associate dean of the College and director of
the Madrid campus, presented “Portugal in the European Union” in
November at the U.S. State Department in Washington D.C.
Joseph H. Strain, associate dean emeritus, College of Arts
and Sciences, was recognized by Cambridge Who’s Who for his
leadership and excellence in teaching, academic administration,
and advocacy.
Kathy Vinson, Legal Practice Skills, was nominated as secretary
of the Legal Research, Writing and Reasoning section of the
American Association of Law Schools (AALS). 
December 20 09


Deans’ Reception 2009
40-Year Honorees
Donald L. Cohn, Math & Computer Science
Lorraine D. Cove, Law School
Anthony G. Merzlak, English

30-Year Honorees
Michael B. Arthur, Strategy & International Business
Harry Bartnick, New England School of Art & Design
Warren G. Briggs, Information Systems & Operations

Joseph W. Glannon, Law School
Audrey Goldstein, New England School of Art & Design
Marlene M. McKinley, English
Donald R. Morton, Sociology
Darlene F. Poplawski, Information Technology Services
David R. Wheeler, Marketing

Professor of Math and Computer
Science Donald Cohn

Professor and Chair of English
Anthony Merzlak

20-Year Honorees
Jennifer Chin, Sawyer Business School
Marguerite Dennis, Enrollment & Retention

Janice Fama, Sociology
Ki C. Han, Finance
Susan G. James Leyva, Enrollment & Retention

Raymond Harrison Kelton, Humanities &

Modern Languages
Dina J. Kiesel, Sawyer Business School
Denis Lee, Information Systems & Operations

Lydia Martin, New England School of Art &

Peter McQuaid, Career Services & Cooperative

Gabriel Membreno, Facilities Management
Michele Plott, History
Robert Rauseo, Student Financial Services –


Warren Briggs, professor of Information Systems and Operations Management; Dina Kiesel
academic adviser for Sawyer Business School undergraduate programs; Alexandros Prezas,
professor of Finance; Sawyer Business School Dean William J. O’Neill, Jr.; David Wheeler,
associate professor of Marketing; Denis Lee, professor of Information Systems and Operations
Management; Ki C. Han, chair and professor of Finance; Michael Arthur, professor of Strategy
and International Business

Frantz Salomon, Facilities Management
Mohamed C. Zatet, Electrical & Computer

10-Year Honorees
Amy C. Agigian, Sociology
Michael L. Barretti, Executive Education and Lifelong Learning
Joseph G. Beaudette, University Police
Myriam M. Berrios, Law School
Mark Brus, New England School of Art & Design
Walter F. Caffey, Enrollment & Retention Management
Jessica N. Camelio, Law Library
Justina F. Chu, Law School
Richard A. Comeau, Facilities Management
Jeanne A. Dodge, Math & Computer Science
Anthony D. Ferullo, Public Affairs
Mishell A. Fortes, Law Support Services
David Gallant, College of Arts and Sciences
Oswaldo Garzon, Facilities Management


Felecia D. Glover, Advancement
Lorie Graham, Law School
Youmna H. Hinnawi, Center for International Education
Leighton N. Honda, Law Library
James A. Kaufman, Theatre Arts
Jafar Mana, Information Systems & Operations Management
Karen A. McKetchnie, Ballotti Learning Center
Annamaria M. Mueller, Law School
Brendan P Murray, Law School
Elaine L. Pascale, Second Language Services
Isabel S. Raskin, Juvenile Justice Center
Diane M. Raymond, Communication & Journalism
Robert Scott Reedy, Center for International Education
Betsy Roberti, Law School
Kristin M. Sarkisian, Office of the President
Connie L. Sellers, Sawyer Library
Elizabeth Stillman, Legal Practice Skills

College of Arts and Sciences Dean Kenneth S.
Greenberg and Harry Bartnick, professor, NESAD

Interim Dean and Professor of Law Bernard V.
Keenan and Law Professor Joseph Glannon

Vice President for Student Affairs Nancy Stoll and
Peter McQuaid, director of Cooperative Education

Wendy Sarkisian, Kristin Sarkisian, staff assistant,
Office of the President, and Aramene Sarkisian

Lendsey Melton; R. Scott Reedy, director of international student programming, Center for
International Education; Associate Vice President of Enrollment and Retention Management Walter
Caffey; Jose Leyva; Susan James Leyva, director of the Office of Retention Services, Enrollment &
Retention Management; Youmna Hinnawi, director of study abroad, Center for International Education

Law Professor Renee Landers; Tom Barrette, Joan Pizzano, Vice PresidentTreasurer Francis X. Flannery; Law Professor Richard Pizzano

Vice President for External Affairs John Nucci and Frantz Salomon, HVAC
mechanic, Facilities Management

Photos by John Gillooly
December 20 09


Rowers Gain Satisfaction in Teamwork
What makes an athlete get up at
4:10 a.m. and endure a long commute that
leads to two hours of grueling physical
For Craig Christensen, the camaraderie of
rowing crew on the Charles River is incentive
enough, but the opportunity to take part
in the world’s largest two-day rowing event,
the Head of the Charles Regatta, makes his
training regimen particularly satisfying.
Like Christensen, Jessica Krywosa says
she enjoys the rhythm of teamwork inherent
in crew, where four or eight rowers, guided
by a coxswain, synchronize to row as one.
“I also enjoy the quiet mornings on
the river before the world wakes up, said
Krywosa, of University Communications.
“Watching the sunrise with great friends
while getting in a pretty hard workout has
been very satisfying.”
Christensen, an associate professor in
the College’s Department of Electrical and
Computer Engineering, began rowing in
high school and continued while a student
at MIT. After a long layoff, a friend who is
an Olympian encouraged him to get back
in the swing of rowing. He has been rowing
at Community Rowing, Inc., or CRI, in
Brighton for two seasons.
He competed in eight-man, four-man
and pairs competitions in August at the U.S.
Masters Nationals in New Jersey, taking

Craig Christensen, third from the bow, rows
with his CRI teammates in the Head of the
Charles Regatta.

home a bronze medal. His crew of eight
also took first place in the New Hampshire
Master’s Championship in October. He
rowed in the Senior Masters Eight category
at the Head of the Charles in October, placing 11th for the second year running
“Our objective was to be in the top 10
this year,” said Christensen. “But we did
take 28 seconds off our time” in a field that
included many more international teams.
“We were very pleased that we made a
dramatic improvement.”

Krywosa rowed for Northeastern while
in college and is delighted she’s had the
chance to train and race again as a member
of Gentle Giant Rowing Club on the Mystic
River in Malden. Like Christensen, this was
her second season as a club rower and her
second straight Head of the Charles.
The Head of the Charles draws more
than 7,500 rowers from around the world.
Hundreds of thousands of spectators line
the Charles River along a course that begins
downriver from the BU Bridge and ends
three miles upstream.
This regatta comes near the end of a
rowing calendar that begins in spring with
training for sprint races, during which
boats race side-by-side over relatively short
distances to the finish line. The head races
of the fall are essentially time trials over
longer courses of about 5,000 meters.
But the training season doesn’t end when
the local rivers freeze over. Rowers work on
ergometers—rowing machines—and do
strength training all winter long.
For Krywosa, the fall season was particularly rigorous, because, in addition to training
four mornings a week and racing once every
weekend, she was running monthly road
races in preparation for her first half marathon. Add to that her pursuit of the martial
art Krav Maga, and she was working out six
days a week, sometimes twice a day. 

Holiday Enjoyment…or not?
Now that we are in the midst
of the holiday season, you may be
filled with excitement about seeing family, celebrating with friends and reliving old traditions. On the
other hand, you may be feeling stress about hosting family gatherings,
anxiety about spending too much money and exhaustion from trying
to take everything on yourself. If you are like a lot of us, you are feeling all of the above!
You can find relief from holiday stress if you commit to making
this year different. Here are some ways to do that:
• Identify what stresses you out most so you can be empowered
to make a change. It could be something simple like getting
your holiday cards out early or choosing not to send them at all.
• Learn how to say “no” to anything that is more of a hassle for
you than a pleasure. This will allow you to enjoy the things you
choose to do because you won’t be stretched so thin.
• Try to hang on to the healthy habits you’ve worked so hard to
develop throughout the rest of the year. Overindulgence can
lead you to feel emotionally and physically unhappy. Maintain
your physical activity and try your best to get lots of sleep.


• Reach

out to others if you need it. If you’re feeling lonely over
the absence of a loved one, see if you can become involved in
a community-based event or even volunteer your time to help
others in need. Finding a connection with others can help if
you’re having difficulty coping with the season.
• Practice relaxation techniques like yoga, exercise or listening to
your favorite music. This can help reduce tension throughout
your body and decrease anxiety and frustration. Maybe you’ll
even get a boost of confidence and energy to attack some of the
issues that are causing the stress.
• If you feel as though your feelings of stress, anger or loneliness
are persistent or worsening, seeking help from your medical or
mental health care provider could be the answer.
Here’s an idea: Why not promise to continue to use these strategies throughout the year? The ultimate gift you can give yourself is
the ability to take control of aspects of your life that may feel out
of your control. Most importantly try to focus on the parts of the
season that make you happy and allow you to feel a sense of peace.
See you next year! 

NESAD to Add Illustration Major
The New England School of Art & Design will add a BFA in
Illustration to its program offerings, with students studying everything
from the graphic novel to illustration in 3-D.
The National Association of Schools of Art and Design has given
plan approval to the program, which sets the stage for NESAD to
begin enrolling students. Plan approval—based on the proposed
curriculum, financial support, faculty and facilities—is the first step in
the accreditation process, which can be concluded only after sufficient
students have completed the program.

“One of the neat things about the program is that it’s going to
cover so many areas of illustration,” said Sara Chadwick, NESAD
director of administrative services.
Areas of study that students will be exposed to, in addition to traditional illustration, include illustration for the Web, children’s book
illustration, animation, mural design, the graphic novel, illustration in
3-D and a professional practice course that will help them determine
how to put their knowledge to work, according to Chadwick.
NESAD hopes to begin enrolling students in the new program
in 2011. 

Exhibit Celebrates Historic Preservation
In honor of Historic New England’s centennial, the Adams
Gallery presents The Preservation Movement Then and Now from
Dec. 14, 2009, through March 15, 2010.
The exhibition, organized by Historic New England, traces the
history of the preservation movement in New England. The catalyst:
an unsuccessful effort in 1863 to save the Hancock House, which
was built in 1737 on Beacon Hill. It later was home to patriot John
Hancock, he of the famous signature.
Historic New England was founded to protect early buildings such
as the Hancock House from being lost to development or neglect.
In addition to panels describing the relationship of the Hancock
House to the preservation movement, the exhibit employs
photographs, artifacts, and online access to Historic New England
collections to illustrate the organization’s continuing efforts to make
the region’s heritage available and enjoyable to all.
Resa Blatman Paintings

Recent paintings by Resa Blatman will be at the Suffolk Art Gallery
Dec. 4, 2009, through Jan. 17, 2010.
Blatman navigates the territory between representation and experience by superimposing realism and dynamic, graphic fantasy. The
exuberance of the overall pattern is given a surreal believability through

Restoring old wallpaper at Historic New England. (David Carmack photo
courtesy Historic New England)

detailed rendering of the fur, feathers, and skin of a host of creatures.
The artist will be in the gallery for a talk at 2:30 pm Tuesday,
Dec. 8, and an opening reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 12.
The exhibit was curated by James Hull. 

EMBA Program among World’s Best

Business School
Continued from page 1

The Sawyer Business School’s Executive MBA program has been listed in the
Financial Times 2009 EMBA rankings as one of the top 95 EMBA programs worldwide.
It is the only ranked EMBA program in the region.
“Making the Financial Times list is a well-deserved recognition for the students, faculty, administrators and alumni of the oldest Executive MBA program in New England,”
said Professor Michael Barretti, director of the Institute of Executive Education,
academic director of the Executive MBA program and an EMBA alumnus. “Everybody
has worked very hard to get the program to this level of distinction.”
The Financial Times, an international business newspaper based in London, uses
extensive alumni surveys in preparing its rankings. This year’s list was based on interviews
with the Class of 2006, evaluating how completion of the Executive MBA program
impacted graduates’ career progress, salary growth, and realization of personal and professional goals. 

as well as alumni, was founded by Bhatia,
a globally known innovator, entrepreneur,
inventor and author, who holds several
These activities and events help make
“innovation” a major buzzword at the
Business School.
“The most impressive thing is that by
bringing together faculty from various
departments, we are continually improving the business school,” said Levesque.
“Innovation has become really pervasive in
the entire curriculum. Now our goal is to
elevate its status to a higher level.” 
December 20 09


University on Stage
Tru Grace: Holiday Memoirs, Wesley
Savick’s adaptation of a pair of short stories for the Central Square Theater in
Cambridge, brings together several members of the University’s extended family.
In addition to Savick, a Theatre
Department associate professor, the following members of the University community
have ties to the production::
• Theatre Department General Manager
Jim Kaufman is a Central Square
Theater board member.
• Kaufman’s daughter, Sofia, 11, plays
the title role in The Loudest Voice.
• Cathy Carr-Kelley, executive director
of the Central Square Theater, earned
her MBA from the Sawyer Business
• Central Square theater staff member
Amy Leigh Frizzi is a University
Tru Grace: Holiday Memoirs runs
through Dec. 27, 2009. 

Modern Theatre Topping Off
President David J. Sargent shakes hands with construction workers as they prepare to hoist
the final beam to the top of the Modern Theatre residence hall structure during a topping-off
ceremony held in October. (Photo by John Gillooly)

In the News
Suffolk University faculty, administrators, students and programs are
featured regularly in local and national media. The time and effort they give to help
promote the University is greatly appreciated. The following offers a sampling of recent
media mentions. A more comprehensive list of “Suffolk In the News” is available on
the Public Affairs Web site.
New England Cable News – Nov. 16, 2009

Associate Professor of Communication and
Journalism Nina Huntemann on “In Focus,”
discussing the anti-terrorism-themed video
game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
Also appeared on: WGBH-TV “Greater
Boston” – Nov. 11, 2009

3 – 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31
at the Law School

In Memoriam
Edith Kaplan, professor, Psychology
George Steve Patterson, professor and

chair, Chemistry and Biochemistry  



Suffolk University/7News Poll –
Nov. 12, 2009

Coakley Still Leads Opponents
Patrick remains favorite despite negative
WHDH-TV 7News Boston – “The Hiller
Media mentions:
Christian Science Monitor – Nov. 8, 2009 WBUR radio; Boston Herald; CQ Politics;
Law Professor Marc Rodwin is cited in
The Sun Chronicle, Attleboro
article, “Flu: why worker’s won’t stay home.” David Paleologos, director of Political
Also mentioned on: KFVE, Honolulu,
Research Center, on WGBH-TV “Greater
Boston” and on New England Cable News
WHDH-TV7News Boston – “The Hiller
Instinct” – poll cited again on Nov. 18,