Monday Morning Update

October 17, 2016


Atlantic Crossing: Few events in history are as widely known yet as poorly understood as Columbus's Atlantic crossing of 1492. The only way to cut through the labyrinth of competing narratives, stereotypes and myths is to dive into the actual sources. This is exactly what History Professor James Wadsworth, who specializes in Colonial Latin American and World History, does in his new book Columbus and His First Voyage: A History in Documents. For more on the book, visit here.

Being Green: Stonehill has been recognized in The Princeton Review’s new “Guide to 361 Green Colleges.” The annual guide profiles colleges with the most exceptional commitments to sustainability based on their academic offerings, career preparation for students and campus policies and activities. Learn more here.

Gospel Value: When Fall River Bishop Edgar da Cunha, S.D.V. gives the Saint Andre Lecture on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Martin Institute, he will discuss immigration. Since arriving from Brazil in 1978, he has worked extensively with immigrant communities and serves on the board of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) whose mission embraces the Gospel value of “welcoming the stranger.” For more on Catholic social teaching on immigration, visit here. For an essay on the topic by Rev. Jim Fenstermaker ’77, visit here. All are welcome.

Reading Buddies: On Thursdays, the men’s basketball team spend the afternoon reading with kindergarten and second grade students at Moreau Hall School near campus. For more on this reading partnership, visit here.

Medical Trauma: Now retired, Professor Molly Benjamin’s life has been shaped by cancer, mental illness and alcoholism. On October 25, Benjamin will discuss these and related themes that inform her new book The Catastrophic Self: Essays in Philosophy, Memoir, and Medical Trauma. If you plan on attending her presentation in Alumni Hall at 1 p.m., email Noelle Preston or call 508-565-1131. For more, visit here.

Financial Strategies: Want to be better prepared for life’s milestones such as buying a home, preparing for retirement or starting a family? Mark Bossey ’87 and Al Santosuosso ’07 can help you met those financial goals. Bossey is a Founding Partner at BostonPremier Wealth, LLC and Santosuosso is a Partner at Commonwealth Financial and they are joining forces to present a free Financial Strategies for Significant Life Milestones on Tuesday, October 25 at 6:30 p.m. in Stanger Hall 209. Space is limited. To register, visit here.

A League of Her Own: Last week, we reported on MacKenzie Greenberg ’19, a biology/psychology double major and a starting back for Stonehill’s nationally ranked field hockey team, who is fighting thyroid cancer. In a recent profile, Fox 25 in Boston also told her story. To see it, visit here.

Lesser Evils: In his debut crime novel, Lesser Evils, Joe Flanagan ’87 reimagines 1957 Cape Cod, where the murder of a child brings us into a world of intrigue honed by intricate plotting, sharp dialogue and original characters. We have four copies of the book, which has been hailed for traversing “both the crime and contemporary fiction genres.” Email mmcgovern@stonehill.edu.

Picture of the Week: Why did two Park Rangers on horses visit campus last week? Find out here.