Monday Morning Update
April 12, 2010
Public Scholarship Reexamined: Public health researchers have discovered that practitioners need to communicate more with their patients if they are to diagnose and treat them effectively. Similarly in academia, scholars are finding that, if they engage the public in the process of research and analysis, the quality and accuracy of their data improves. Addressing this theme, Stonehill faculty members will join in this national debate about public scholarship and teaching when they gather for Academic Development Day on Wednesday, April 21 in the Martin Institute. For more, visit here.
Teed Off?: With the return of Tiger Woods, observers are asking if his sex scandal will further alienate women from golf, which has a history of excluding women. Business Administration Professor Lee McGinnis studies sexism and golf and he told the Toronto Globe and Mail that "Women have to be highly regarded and well respected in this game, and I don't think the PGA can ignore that. It's a very challenging situation they have on their hands." For more, visit here.
Internship Search: For students today, internships provide a key advantage in a tight job market. Whether gaining practical experience or making professional contacts, students know the value of their internships. Career Services Director Heather Heerman '96 reports that students with internship experience field more interviews than those without, which makes choosing an internship critical. Heerman has four tips for students seeking a great internship. To read her advice, visit here.
Legal Salute: Former U.S. Senator Paul Kirk will be honored by the College's St. Thomas More Law Society on Wednesday in the Moakley Court House in Boston. A trustee emeritus and honorary degree recipient at Stonehill, Kirk gave the Commencement address in 2002. He also chaired the Task Force that revised the mission of the Martin Institute. The College's pre-law students will recognize him for his dedication to public service and the law for over four decades. For more, visit here.
Cosmic Context: In his latest essay, Professor Emeritus of Physics Chet Raymo writes "Life! It's everywhere, pervasive. We are immersed in a sea of it. We are part of it. But what is it? What is life? No question in science is more fundamental. No question is more difficult to answer. We recognize life when we see it, but it is devilishly hard to say what it is." To read Raymo's "Let Me Begin This Celebration of Life" essay from Notre Dame Magazine, visit here.
Theater Dates: Mark your calendar for the Stonehill Theatre Company's production of We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay! A comedy of hunger by Dario Fo, it will be held in Hemingway Theatre on April 22, 23 & 24. For tickets ($8 general/$5 students & seniors) call 508-565-1458.
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