Monday Morning Update
March 01, 2010
Visually Fresh: In her new book, ABCing: Seeing The Alphabet Differently, Visiting Lecturer Colleen Ellis uses the alphabet to help readers better see and understand the visual world, especially the relationship between the figure and the ground. As she explains, it is “not just about the ‘a,’ but also about the space in which the ‘a’ exists.” Ellis uses single Roman letters as narratives to introduce fresh ways of visualizing, thinking and talking about art and design. The Boston Sunday Globe has hailed the book as “thoroughly inventive.” For more, visit her website www.abseeing.com/.
Atomic Power: With nuclear politics such a hot issue these days, History Professor Shane Maddock’s new book on nuclear apartheid is timely. To be released later this month, the book explores America’s quest for atomic supremacy from World War II to the present. A foreign policy expert, Maddock also looks at how America kept post-colonial powers out of the “nuclear club,” which critics dubbed “nuclear apartheid.” For more, visit here.
Papal Petition: Associate Professor of History Kevin Spicer, C.S.C. ’87 is one of 19 Catholic scholars who have written to Pope Benedict XVI asking him to slow the process of making Pope Pius XII (1876-1958) a saint until more historical research is completed into the late pontiff’s role during the Holocaust. For more on this story, visit here.
Community Service: For the fourth straight year, Stonehill has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. Annually, more than 1,400 Stonehill students participate in community service. For more, visit here.
Prayer Request: One of Women’s Head Basketball Coach Trisha Brown’s most loyal fans is her nephew Matt Brown, a 15-year-old Norwood HS hockey player and Skyhawk follower. In a game last month, however, Matt suffered a spinal cord injury and is now in a rehabilitation facility. Switching roles, Trisha is now rallying support for Matt as his family confronts this injury. Campus Ministry has already held a Mass for him. The women’s basketball team has worn Matt’s name on their warm-ups and the hockey team has sent him a good luck Stonehill puck. If you wish to join the many Stonehill people who have sent good wishes to the Brown family, visit www.mattbrownnumber3.org/
Hoop Dreams: Both Skyhawk basketball teams have advanced to the Northeast-10 Championships. The top-seeded men’s team will play tonight at 7 p.m. while the third-seeded women’s team will tip-off tomorrow at 7 p.m. On both nights, the first 200 students will enter for free, thanks to Student Affairs. For pregame reports and ticket information, visit www.stonehillskyhawks.com.
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