Monday Morning Update
October 22, 2012
Mathematics Education: The College has been awarded a $1.19 million grant to re-conceptualize how mathematics teachers are prepared. The Education Department, in collaboration with Mathematics Department faculty, secured the grant from the National Science Foundation's Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. Titled Communities of Practice: Teacher Preparation and Beyond, the project will address how to attract, prepare and retain mathematics teachers, a field with a critical teacher shortage. The members of the Noyce Project Team are: Education Professors Karen L. Anderson, Kathleen McNamara & Eunmi Yang, Mathematics Professors Eugene Quinn & Timothy Woodcock, and Intercultural Affairs Director Liza Talusan. For more on the grant, the largest in our history, visit here.
The Lost: Author Daniel Mendelsohn will give the Chet Raymo Literary Series lecture this Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Martin Institute. His most acclaimed novel, The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million, traces his efforts to find information on six relatives killed during the Holocaust. In his talk, Mendelsohn will discuss "Literature Lost and Found," an extended rumination on the often haphazard processes by which the great literature of the past has been preserved for the present. He will also reflect on how many past classics have not survived. The Raymo Lecture is free and open to the public. For more, visit here.
Alumni Magazine: If you did not get a copy of the latest Stonehill Alumni Magazine, call Tania Kelly at extension 1321 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have extras and are happy to share them. Also, please know that you can enjoy the magazine at www.stonehillalumnimagazine.org. Thanks to our colleagues in the Mail Room and Facilities Management for helping us distribute the magazine across campus.
Meet the Candidates: Congressional politics will be on the agenda on Tuesday when the Democratic and Republican candidates for the Fourth Congressional District seat will each hold a town hall style meeting with local voters in the Martin Institute. Democrat Joseph Kennedy III will answer voter questions in his session at 12 noon while Republican Sean Bielat will answer questions at the 7 p.m. session. The public is invited to attend both sessions in the Martin Institute. For more information, visit here.
Inside Politics: When we recently offered free copies of Patrick Griffin's new book Primary Columns, an insider's account of Republican presidential politics, to our readers, demand exceeded supply. However Trustee Griffin '81 will visit the Martin Institute on Monday, October 29th for a presentation on his experience as a media consultant who has spent his professional career advising presidents & presidential candidates on how to win New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary. Griffin's talk will begin at 6:30 p.m. and he will take questions from the floor. All are welcome.
Faith & Science: Is Evolution Satan's Great Lie? Professor Karl Giberson explored that question in a recent Huffington Post article, taking issue with Georgia Congressman Paul Broun's claim that evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory are "lies from the pit of hell." To read Giberson's article, visit here.
For more information, contact Communications and Media Relations at 508-565-1321.