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The Suffolk University News
March 2011     Vol. 37, No. 1

Working Together for a Better Campus & Community
Collecting Evidence in Support of Self-Study

Carnegie Classification Recognizes Service

More than 100 members of the University community are directly
involved in preparing for the New England Association of Schools
and Colleges reaccreditation, which offers the University an opportunity to reflect on its accomplishments and challenges since
its 2002 NEASC accreditation.
The NEASC review process has become more stringent in the
intervening years due to increased concerns expressed by the public,
policy makers and educators on the quality of higher education,
according to Vice President for Academic Affairs Janice Griffith.
In addressing the issue of quality, the self-study will discuss
the University’s implementation of student learning assessments
that better enable it to understand how well students are meeting
expected learning outcomes.
Donna Qualters, chair of the Education and Human Services
Department and director of the Center for Teaching Excellence,
has joined Griffith in the reaccreditation effort. She serves as special
assistant to the president directing the committees and participants,
who will complete the self-study process before the University is
visited by the accreditation team in 2010. University faculty, administrators and staff were invited to engage in the self-study through a
survey made available in January and early February.
“The survey enables us to see how well people perceive various
operations within the University” and is part of an ongoing effort
to improve communication on a day-to-day basis, an issue touched
on in the previous assessment, said Griffith.
The self-study is based on 11 standards of excellence.
“The NEASC standards offer valuable guidelines to institutions in self examining their effectiveness in achieving their
mission,” said Qualters. “Therefore this self-study process allows
us to determine our most successful practices and ways in which
we may need to improve.”
In addition to a steering committee, there are subcommittees
working on each of the standards, which address:
■■ Mission and Purpose
■■ Planning and Evaluation

The University has earned the Carnegie Foundation’s
Community Engagement Classification, which recognizes “the
mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources”
between the institution and the community.
“This achievement is the result of a University-wide effort,”
said Carolina Garcia, director of the S.O.U.L.S. Community
Service and Service Learning Center., who, with University
Archivist and Moakley Institute Director Julia Howington,
initiated the effort to collect and analyze data for the Carnegie
Classification application.
Work on the application began two years ago and revealed
a depth and breadth of community engagement that went
beyond what any single person or department had previously
“The wonderful thing about the Carnegie application process was the collaboration among all three academic units and
the central administration as they documented and analyzed
information about a multitude of community engagement
efforts,” said Assistant Provost Suzanne Gallagher.

Continued on page 3

Camera Shy
Academy-award-winning director Michael Cimino strikes a playful
pose during his appearance at the Modern Theatre. He engaged
in a conversation with author and Distinguished Visiting Scholar
James Carroll following a screening of his film Year of the Dragon.
The new theater is proving to be a smash hit on Washington Street.
Story Page 7. (Photo by Ken Martin)

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Grant Funds Forensic Research
Edward Bartick, director of the Forensic Science program, has been
awarded a grant by the National Institute of Justice for “Evaluation
of Statistical Measures for Fiber Comparisons: Interlaboratory
Studies and Forensic Databases.”
The one-year grant funds a collaboration among three universities and three police laboratories: Suffolk University and the Crime
Laboratory Unit of the Boston Police Department; the University

of South Carolina and the South Carolina State Police Laboratory;
and Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis and the
Indiana State Police Laboratory.
The University will receive $152,000 of the $490,000 grant to
fund student researchers and the purchase of a microspectrophotometer and other equipment.
The microspectrophotometer is used in forensic science to
digitally measure the spectra of microscopic samples.
Each university receiving a portion of the grant
is responsible for contributing to the development
of a database and will perform round-robin studies
to compare accuracy of results and statistical data.
Findings will be shared within the group.
“The students will benefit because they will have
a working experience with trace evidence and learn
firsthand how fibers are analyzed, and they will
have been a part of this potentially ground-breaking
research.” said Bartick.
Bartick, the first director of Suffolk’s forensic
science program, spent 20 years as a research scientist
in the FBI Laboratory’s Counterterrorism and
Forensic Science Research Unit. His courses include
Introduction to Forensic Science and Trace Evidence.
While he says that the popularity of forensic science
will endure, he does not get caught up in the hype of
such television programs as CSI.
“On the first day of class, I tell my students that
Professor Edward Bartick is involving students in research using the new
this is not a TV show,” said Bartick. “I tell them that
microspectrophotometer purchased through a grant from the National Institute of
Justice. (Photo by Meghan Van Vuren)
this is about the real thing.” 

Carnegie Classification Continued from page 1
The process was long and involved, said Garcia. “We appreciated how helpful people were and how willing they were to provide
information. We found a lot of passion and commitment to the
work being done in the community, and that comes across in the
excellence of programs” ranging from the Law School’s clinical
programs to the Connections to College mentoring program.
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
primary classification effort rates all universities nationwide, while
the Community Engagement Classification is voluntary.
“Attaining the Community Engagement classification improves
Suffolk University’s national profile, which is helpful as we pursue
private foundation grants,” said Michelle Auerbach, director of
Research and Sponsored Programs.
“The Carnegie Classification provides evidence of the kind of
commitment to community service and public outreach that external
funders look for,” said Howington. “The hope is that this classification will put us in a better position to fund new community engagement programs and continue funding those we have in place.” 
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Carolina Garcia and Julia Howington spent more than a year working
with people across campus to compile information about community
engagement for the Carnegie application. (Photo by Joe Viamonte)

Brustein Awarded National Medal of Arts
President Barack Obama presented the National Medal of Arts to
Robert Brustein, Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the College,
during a White House ceremony in early March, citing his contribution to the American theater and to the development of theater artists.
The citation read at the East Room ceremony as the president
presented the award praised “Robert Brustein for his contributions
to the American theater as a critic, producer, playwright and educator. As founder of the Yale Repertory Theatre and the American
Repertory Theatre and Institute and as the theater critic for The
New Republic since 1959, Mr. Brustein has been a leading force in
the development of theater and theater artists in the United States.”
Brustein first came to the University’s College of Arts and
Sciences as part of the Distinguished Visiting Scholars program
in spring 2006. He became a full-time faculty member in spring
2007, assuming the role of a Distinguished Scholar in Residence.
He has lectured on Shakespearean tragedies, directing, and
theater criticism. In fall 2007, the Theatre Department produced
his play, The English Channel.
“We are delighted that the nation is bestowing laurels on
Robert Brustein, especially for his role as an educator,” said Suffolk
University Acting President and Provost Barry Brown. “He has
changed the face of American theater, and he brings vitality to the
University’s Theatre Department as he imparts his vast reservoir of
knowledge to new generations of students.”
In addition to Brustein, National Medals of Arts were awarded
to pianist Van Cliburn, sculptor Mark di Suvero, poet Donald Hall,
musician and producer Quincy Jones, author Harper Lee, musician
Sonny Rollins, actress Meryl Streep, singer and songwriter James
Taylor and the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.
“The National Medal of Arts recipients represent the many
vibrant and diverse art forms thriving in America,” said National
Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman, whose

Robert Brustein with President Obama during National Medal of Arts
ceremony at the White House. (Photo by Ruth David, courtesy of the
National Endowment for the Arts)

organization manages the selection process. “From criticism to
literature, music, poetry, sculpture and theater, these honorees’
devotion to shaping and sharing American art is unrivaled, and I
join the president and the country in saluting them.”
The president also awarded the 2010 National Humanities
Medals. Recipients were Library of America founder Daniel Aaron,
historian Bernard Bailyn, historian Jacques Barzun, novelist and environmentalist Wendell E. Berry, scholar Roberto González Echevarría,
American Council of Learned Societies President Emeritus Stanley
Nider Katz, author Joyce Carol Oates, biographer Arnold Rampersad,
author Philip Roth and historian Gordon Wood. 

Self-Study Continued from page 1
Organization and Governance
The Academic Program
■■ Faculty
■■ Students
■■ Library and other Information
■■ Physical and Technological Resources
■■ Financial Resources
■■ Public Disclosure
■■ Integrity
The accreditation process involves
the collection of an enormous amount of
data and culminates in a campus visit by
NEASC’s Commission on Institutions of
Higher Education on Oct. 21–24, 2012.
Details about the University’s standards,
subcommittees and the NEASC study
guide may be found at:

Pulling their Punches
Micky Ward and Dicky Eklund horse around with Athletics Director Jim Nelson during
Round 1 of their appearance on campus. The Lowell boxing brothers whose story was told
on film in “The Fighter” met with students at the Regan Gymnasium, then spoke at the C.
Walsh Theatre. They appeared a few days after the movie won two best supporting actor
Oscars and a month before the movie’s producer, David Hoberman, is scheduled to engage
in the “Conversation” series at the Modern Theatre. (Photo by John Gillooly).

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Barbara Abrams, Humanities and Modern Languages, and
Michel Boiron, director of CAVILAM, an intensive language program in Vichy, France, were guests at the French Embassy luncheon
at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
For 10 years, Suffolk students have studied at CAVILAM during
the summer. Boiron visited the University last semester and met
with students in the French program.
Robert Allison, History, was named to the board of trustees of
the USS Constitution Museum. He delivered a lecture on “Boston
and New England: Culture and Economy” at the Center for Global
Humanities at the University of New England in Portland, Maine.
Steve Becker, Web Services, had an exhibit of his fine-art
photographs featuring landscapes, seascapes and more intimate
scenes of Wareham, New England and the Oregon coast on display
at The Gallery at WCTV in Wareham.
Rachael Cobb, Government, presented a paper “Can Voter ID
Laws Be Administered in a Race-Neutral Manner? Evidence from the
City of Boston in 2008” (with James Greiner and Kevin Quinn) at
the 2010 Midwest Political Science Association meeting. The paper
won the Robert H. Durr Award for the best paper applying quantitative methods to a substantive problem in political science.
Tom Connolly, English, led a “talk-back” after the performance
of Eugene O’Neill’s A Moon for the Misbegotten as a guest of the Nora
Theatre Company at the Central Square Theater in Cambridge.
Carolyn Corretti, History, presented a paper “Marital Relations
in Calvin’s Geneva, 1542–1549” at the Sixteenth Century Society
and Conference in Montreal.
Victoria Dodd, Law School, is a member of the executive committee of the Education Law Section of the Association of American
Law Schools for 2011–2012.
Michael Duggan, Office of Enrollment Research and
Planning, presented a session “What’s New in IPEDS” at the
annual New England Association of Collegiate Registrars and
Admission Officers (NEACRAO) conference in Newport, R.I. He
is finishing up his term on the American Association of Collegiate
Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) Institutional
Research Committee and continues to serve as a reviewer for the
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice.
Thomas Garafalo, Office of Environmental Health & Safety,
participated in a question-and-answer session at the Institutional
Recycling Network training seminar with representatives from
Boston College, Northeastern and Harvard. He was asked to
attend because of the University’s reputation of having some
of the top universal waste-recycling programs among area
Julia Collins Howington, Archives and Moakley Institute,
presented a paper “Conflict and Change on Capitol Hill: Bringing
Behind-the-Scene-Stories to the Internet” at the Oral History
Association annual meeting in Atlanta.
Peter Jeffreys, English, presented a paper “Traces of Walter
Pater in Cavafy’s ‘Shakespeare on Life’” at the C.P. Cavafy
International Congress at the University of Cyprus, Nicosia. He
also spoke on his new translation C.P. Cavafy’s Selected Prose Works
at the University of Michigan’s Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.
Lester Lee, History, presented a paper “Race and Resistance:
King Ja Ja of Opobo and the Politics of Revitalization in the
Niger Delta, 1869–1873” at the 6th Black Atlantic Community
Conference at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio.


Michel Boiron and Barbara Abrams

Steve Becker’s “Oregon Beach”

John Cavanagh has retired after 40 years of teaching history at the
University. On his last day of class, colleagues, family and friends joined
the affable professor for a bagpipe-led procession from his classroom at
One Beacon Street to a farewell luncheon in the Rosalie Stahl Center.

He also presented a paper “The Bonny (Niger Delta) Civil War,
1869–1873” at the Great Lakes History Conference at Grand
Valley University, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Kameika Murphy, History, presented “Currents of Liberty:
Revolutionary Émigrés and their Contributions to Afro-Caribbean
Civil Society, 1775–1838” at a colloquium at Clark University.
Continued on page 6

Art School to Offer MFA in Interior Design
The New England School of Art & Design will offer a studiobased Master of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture beginning
next fall.
“The MFA in Interior Architecture will provide students with
an opportunity for advanced intellectual pursuit and to develop
leadership skills in the field of interior architecture,” said Karen
Clarke, co-program director of Interior Design. “We intend to keep
the program very small and specialized, with an opportunity for an
educational or professional practicum.”
The 60-credit, post-professional MFA degree program is
designed for students with a first professional degree in interior
design, architecture or other closely related fields.
“There is a demand for qualified interior design educators and
experienced design researchers throughout the country,” said Clark.

“Top-10” in Interior Design

The announcement of the new program came on the heels of the
art school’s being named one of the “Top 10” interior design programs in the United States at both the undergraduate and graduate
level by DesignIntelligence magazine.
The November/December 2010 issue of the magazine included
the New England School of Art & Design on its “2011 America’s
Best Architecture & Design Schools” list.
“We take great pride in being recognized nationally for who we
are and what we do,” said Chair Bill Davis. “Being ranked among
some of the best-known institutions throughout the country is a
tribute to all the hard work, creative talent and committed effort
demonstrated by everyone at NESAD.” 

Adams Gallery on Moakley’s Legacy

The Adams Gallery features an encore showing of John Joseph
Moakley: In Service to His Country in collaboration with the
Moakley Archive and Institute. Supplementary material illustrates
the many activities that continue the late congressman’s spirit of
service 10 years after his death.
The exhibit In Service to His Country debuted at the Adams
Gallery in November 2001 and has traveled throughout
Massachusetts in subsequent years. Through photographs, artifacts and papers, the exhibit conveys the story of a South Boston
youth’s formation into a statesman, shaped by his experiences
in the neighborhood, as a Seabee in World War II and serving
the people he represented in elected office at the city, state and
national levels.
The Archive and Institute continue to promote the causes
Moakley championed through a range of activities, including
policy forums, research activities, an oral history project and
annual service-learning trips to El Salvador.
Student Exhibits at SU Gallery

The Suffolk University Art Gallery features rotating exhibits of
student work through May 23.
The Stephen D. Paine Scholarship exhibition, featuring the
work of students entering their final year in studio art programs at
Boston-area colleges, runs through March 19. The scholarship was
established in 1999 by the Boston Art Dealers Association to support these students, and the University has hosted the scholarship
exhibit for many years.
New England School of Art & Design student work will be
shown from late March through May, as follows:
■■ Foundation Student Exhibition, March 27–April 7
Reception: 5–7 p.m. Thursday, March 31
■■ Graphic Design, April 9-22
Opening Reception: 5–7 p.m. Friday, April 15
■■ Fine Arts, April 24–May 6
Opening Reception: 5–7 p.m. Friday, April 29
■■ Interior Design, May 8–May 23
Opening Reception: 5–7 p.m. Friday, May 13

Moakley and Boston Harbor, where his efforts spurred cleaner waters,
the Boston Harbor Islands National Park and development of the South
Boston waterfront.
nesting dolls
from the
Archive depict
Soviet leaders.

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New Faces

Faculty Publications

Please welcome our newest employees:
Jill Abrahams, Advancement
Chioma Adaku-Griffin, Executive Education/Lifelong Learning 
Michelle L. Badger, Advancement
Angela Coletta, Advancement
Christine Chiaramonte, Assistant Treasurer’s Office
Stephen W. Cotter, Facilities Management
Philip L. Cunningham, Advancement
Mary A. D’Entremont, Law School Registrar’s Office
Justine D. Flynn, Sociology
Daniel M. Gomes, Information Technology Services
Katelyn M. Lewis, Sawyer Business School Graduate Programs
Kathryn E. Linder, Center for Teaching Excellence
Tristam K. MacDonald, Math & Computer Science
Christopher T. Milto, Academic Access and Opportunity
Emma O’Leary, Economics
Robert W. Roetger, Advancement
Nora Sidoti, Theater Arts
Paul D. Tran, Undergraduate Admission
Tonya Williams, Information Technology Services 

Khaled Amira, Finance. His paper “Competition among
Stock Exchanges for Equity” (co-authored with Mark
Muzere) has been accepted for publication in the Journal of
Banking and Finance.
Gloria Boone and Cynthia Irizarry, Communication
and Journalism, have published “Spanish Content on
Hospital Websites: An Analysis of U.S. Hospitals in
Concentrated Latino Communities” (with Linda Gallant)
in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication,
Vol.15, 2010.
James Cataldo and Alex Yen, Accounting. Their manuscript “Ratings Users Beware: Using Information from the
Credit Default Swap Market to Validate Credit Assessments”
was accepted for publication in the CPA Journal.
Cynthia Irizarry, Communication and Journalism,
published the case study “Where does it hurt? The
impact of gender diversity in a medical practice” in Case
Studies for Organizational Communication: Understanding
Communication Processes, 2010, Oxford University Press.
Charles Kindregan and Maureen McBrien, Law
School, have published Assisted Reproductive Technology: A
Lawyer’s Guide to the Emerging Law and Science, 2nd ed.,
American Bar Association.
Micky Lee, Communication and Journalism, has contributed eight keywords to the forthcoming Encyclopedia of
Gender in Media (Sage). She will present a paper “The Bodies
of Chinese Women Gymnasts in the Beijing Olympics”
(co-authored with Courtney Smith) at the International
Communication Association conference in Boston in May.
Quentin Miller, English, has published two review essays:
on Gary Amdahl’s novella collection I Am Death in the fall
2010 issue of The Review of Contemporary Fiction and on
Magdalena Zaborowska’s study “James Baldwin’s Turkish
Decade: Erotics of Exile” in Comparative Literature Studies,
winter 2010. He also published “James Baldwin’s Critical
Reception” in the collection Critical Insights: James Baldwin,
pages 95–109 (Salem Press) and a short story “3 × 2” in the
online journal Prick of the Spindle vol. 4.4. It is available at:
Susan M. Orsillo, Psychology, has
published The Mindful Way through
Anxiety: Break Free from Chronic Worry
and Reclaim Your Life (co-authored with
Lizabeth Roemer).
Gerald Peary, Communication and
Journalism, who is a long-time film critic for
the Boston Phoenix, is writing feature articles
on film series, film history and related topics for the Sunday
Boston Globe. He has published pieces on Elaine May, Orson
Welles, Ingmar Bergman, Charlie Chaplin and Chinese
filmmaker Lou Ye, among others. 


Continued from page 4

Gerald Peary, Communication and Journalism, was named

general editor of the University Press of Mississippi “Conversations
with Filmmakers” series. He served as president of the International
Film Critics Jury at the Mannheim (Germany) Film Festival and
spoke at a Dartmouth College conference on the nature of film
festivals. Peary’s feature documentary, For the Love of Movies: the
Story of American Film Criticism, played on the Documentary
Channel in February at the end of a run of 55 public screenings
around the world.
Sebastián Royo, associate dean of the College and director
of the Madrid campus, presented “Public Administration and
Globalization” at the Universidad Pablo Olavide in Seville, Spain.
Jeff Stone,
Athletics, was
inducted into the
Athletic Trainers
of Massachusetts
(ATOM) Hall of
Fame at the 63rd
annual meeting of
the Eastern Athletic
Trainers Association
in Philadelphia, Penn.
Ronald Suleski,
Jack Baynes, former head athletic trainer at
Rosenberg Institute
Northeastern University, and Head Athletic
for East Asian
Trainer Jeff Stone.
Studies, was cited in
Japan’s Diamond online magazine article “Other than Animation,
Interest in Japan is Low. Americans are looking forward and are
worried about the Chinese.” (“アニメ漫画以外で日本への関心は低
鎮が見た日米中三角関係の深層 ーロナルド スレスキー サフォー



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.
Boston Globe, Feb. 17, 2011: Men’s
basketball player featured in “Pepdjonovic
putting up some numbers at Suffolk.”
Boston Globe, Feb. 16, 2011: Ford Hall
Forum lineup and author Dennis Lehane’s
appearance at the Modern Theatre cited in
Sing Tao Daily, Feb. 11, 2011: The
international Chinese-language newspaper
reports on Maxine Hong Kingston’s book
reading at the Modern Theatre.
Boston Globe, Feb. 7, 2011: Academy
Award winning director Michael Cimino’s
appearance at the Modern Theatre featured
in “Names.”
WCVB-TV, Feb. 6, 2011: Alumnus
David Denninger, a lieutenant in the
Massachusetts National Guard, is featured in
the series “Assignment: Afghanistan.”
FOX25 Boston, Feb. 4, 2011:
Communication and Journalism Chair Bob
Rosenthal discussed the crisis in Egypt.
New England Cable News, February,
2011: Student reporters on the air collecting
sidewalk interviews for “Suffolk in the City.”
ABA Journal, February, 2011: Law
Professor Andrew Perlman is quoted in
“Seduced: For Lawyers, the Appeal of Social
Media Is Obvious. It’s Also Dangerous.”
New England Cable News, Jan. 31,
2011: History Department Chair Robert
Allison offered a perspective on the crisis
in Egypt.
New England Cable News, Jan. 30, 2011:
Professor of Management and Entrepreneur­
ship Magid Mazen discussed the political
upheaval in Egypt.
WCVB-TV, Jan. 30, 2011: Law School’s
clinical program cited in “City Line” segment
on domestic violence.
The New York Times, Jan. 7, 2011:
Student connects with Colorado boyfriend
from “dream college” in Boston.
WGBH-TV, Jan. 6, 2011: “Greater
Boston” segment on The Modern Theatre.
C-Span, January 2011: Students question
policymakers during academic seminar series
in Washington, D.C. 

Author Dennis Lehane offers advice to would-be writers and discusses the films adapted
from his books following a screening at the Modern Theatre. (Photo by Ken Martin)

Modern Theatre in the Spotlight
About 100 people were lined up outside the Modern Theatre in mid-February,
hoping for a chance to see author Dennis Lehane following a series of screenings of
movies based on his books.
“It was really cool to see that the line had a mix of students, people from the
community, and faculty and staff,” said Marketing and Special Projects Supervisor
Nora Sidoti.
Lehane’s appearance in conversation with Professor Gerald Peary had sold out
quickly online, but, because there usually are no-shows for free performances, the
theater was able to accommodate those waiting, said Sidoti.
Through a broad range of programming based on the themes of Performance,
Conversation and Cinema, the Modern Theatre is drawing a wide range of patrons
as well as media attention.
The inaugural programming schedule was devised through the collaboration
of members of the Theatre Department with chairs of other departments, faculty
and upper administration, according to Abbie Katz, a Theatre Department faculty
member serving as Modern Theatre programming manager.
The programming includes new concepts along with longtime favorites.
“We can do more with some of these events in the Modern Theatre,” said Katz.
“The flamenco ensemble Casa Patas has performed many times at the University, but
this year we were able to add internationally known jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval
to the program.”
Katz said each success stimulates additional ideas for programming and
The theater is booked most days and nights, both with University classes and
public events.
February was movie month, and this month will be devoted to preparing for the
March 31 premiere of Car Talk: The Musical!!!, written and directed by Professor
Wesley Savick and inspired by the NPR radio call-in show of the same name.
“I’m most excited about Car Talk,” said Sidoti. “It has many students involved,
and they get to work in a professional environment and celebrate the University’s
new performance space.” 
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Higher Education Consortium
Introduces Healthy You
Suffolk University has joined with Boston Consortium of Higher
Education peers in a new initiative to encourage faculty and staff
to live healthier lives. Called HEALTHY YOU, the program is
designed to emphasize individual choice and responsibility through
a voluntary program that focuses on wellness. This effort will include, and expand upon, the University’s already popular Healthy
Mondays and the SO FIT Wellness Challenge. Healthy Mondays,
running in the fall, and the Wellness Challenge, running in the
month of April, are a joint effort of Health and Wellness Services
and Human Resources. “To Your Health,” the SUN article focusing on health issues, also will become part of the Healthy You
program. Watch your e-mail and mailbox for more information as
HEALTHY YOU and the SO FIT Wellness Challenge unfold.
This month’s SUN article focuses on nutrition.
National Nutrition Month Offers Food for Thought

March marks the beginning of spring and National Nutrition
Month. This is a great time of year to focus more energy on
making healthier food choices after a particularly long winter.
Many of us try to eat healthy foods and have chosen to eat more
conscientiously by choosing a lower-fat diet, local produce or
more natural foods. But how much do we really know about the
health benefits of specific foods? Taking the time to learn about
how particular foods can help you improve health or maintain
an already healthy lifestyle is a huge step toward a nutritionally
balanced life.
Did you know that avocados, broccoli, carrots and tomatoes
are known to combat certain types of cancer? Foods such as
pomegranate juice, barley and yogurt may help prevent Type 2
diabetes. Fish has been proven to help reduce the risk of developing heart disease. Salmon, herring and albacore tuna are all
packed with Omega-3 fatty acids, which help lower cholesterol
and blood pressure levels. Red and purple grapes may help lower
elevated blood pressure and may reduce certain risks, such as
blood clotting and blood vessel narrowing. Fruits and veggies
with dark skins are high in natural antioxidants. Spinach is a
powerful vegetable loaded with antioxidants and an alphabet
soup’s worth of vitamins (A, B2, B6, C, K). Make sure to wash it
thoroughly before use or buy organic.
Before you give up coffee in favor of a healthy lifestyle, think
again. Coffee can have some surprising health benefits, such as
reducing the risk of diabetes and some cancers. Too much caffeine, however, can lead to sleep disturbances, bone density loss
and anxiety, so it is best to drink it in moderation.

In Memoriam

Law Professor Emeritus Thomas J. McMahon


Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.
Acting President and Provost Barry Brown with John L. Jackson, Jr., the
Richard Perry University Professor of Communication and Anthropology
at the University of Pennsylvania, the keynote speaker at the annual
Martin Luther King, Jr., luncheon hosted by the Office of Diversity
Services to celebrate the life and legacy of the late civil rights leader.
(Photo by Dan McHugh) 

Campus Publications Cited
The CASE District 1 2011
Communication Awards recognized the Suffolk Alumni Magazine
(SAM) with silver in the magazine
categories of Best Design and Best
Overall Magazine. The Association
for Women in Communications also
honored SAM with Clarion Awards
2010 in the categories of Best Overall
External Magazine, circulation of
100,000 or less, and Most Improved
Magazine, external publication.
College Magazine Earns National Recognition

The Suffolk Arts+Sciences magazine IMAGINE issue received five
EDDIE awards from FOLIO, the largest competition for magazines, which recognizes the best in editorial and design excellence.
The awards are:
Supplemental Annual/One-Shot, Single Article

Gold for “Urban Activist”
Silver for “It Says Love”
Bronze for “Capital City Classroom”

Supplemental Annual/One-Shot, Web site

Silver—the magazine’s blog/Web site placed second to a
Newsweek site.

Supplemental Annual/One-Shot, Full Issue