MEEHAN BUZZ: Since it opened last month, the three-story, $35 million Leo J. Meehan School of Business building has been buzzing with activity. Our photographer recently captured the spirit of the new building, which is proving so popular with students, faculty and visitors. See photos.
AMES LEGACY: The Boston Globe recently highlighted an upcoming Stonehill public symposium about the legacy of Easton industrialist and Congressman Oakes Ames (1804-1873) who played a major role in the development of the First Transcontinental Railroad, which is marking its 150th anniversary. Read the Globe story.
GENDER BIAS: Is the underrepresentation of women at the top of Fortune 500 companies a result of unconscious bias—or more deliberate, systemic sexism? This question and others were at the heart of a recent Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (S.U.R.E.) project conducted by students and faculty in the labs of our neuroscience program. Get the full story.
TANKING TAKE: After week 1 of the NFL season, it looked like the Miami Dolphins were set to "tank" their season and aim for the first pick in next year's draft. Intrigued by our professional sports system, a reporter from one of Holland’s top newspapers, NRC Handelsblad, reached out to Economics Professor Akira Motomura for his expert analysis. Read the translated coverage.
GOD AND ROMANCE: Campus Minister Fr. Matt Face, C.S.C. has just co-written a memoir "When God Wrecks Your Romance" about two kids, Fr. Matt and Amanda Vernon, now a married mom of four children, who fell for each other as teens, did not end up together but still have a happy ending. While their faith is orthodox, their story is an unorthodox but moving reflection on spiritual growth and God’s calling. Got two minutes? Catch Fr. Matt and Amanda sharing their story in the video below. Watch the book’s promo video.
THIS WEEK ON THE HILL
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK
The week's events are dedicated to raising awareness of issues concerning suicide, anxiety, depresssion, and the ways we as a community can help address the topic of mental health.
Mon., Sep. 16 | Fresh Check Day Wellness Fair | 11 AM-2 PM | Main Quad
Tue., Sep. 17 | Post Secret Table Activity | 11 AM-2 PM | Dining Commons
Wed., Sep. 18 | Anxiety and Depression Resource Table | 11 AM-2 PM | Dining Commons
Thu., Sep. 19 | ULifeline Resource Table | 11 AM-2 PM | Dining Commons
Fri., Sep. 20 | Q.P.R. Suicide Prevention Training | 11 AM-12 PM | Duffy 017
Fri., Sep. 20 | TGIF Late Night Fun | 6-11 PM | Sports Complex
Sat., Sep. 21 | Out of the Darkness Walk | 9 AM-12 PM | Borderland Park
KENNEALLY LECTURE: ANTISEMITISM IN THE U.S.
This year's James J. Kenneally Lecture, sponsored by the Catholic-Jewish Dialogue Committee, features a historical perspective on antisemitism from Brandeis Professor Dr. Jonathan Sarna.
Tue., Sep. 17 | 6 PM | McCarthy Auditorium, May Hall
CALO GALLERY RECEPTION: INTERFERENCE VOLUME
In celebration of the new exhibit, which features a redacted poetry version of the Mueller Report, Professors Jared Green and Jim Bohn present and share new poems and live sound.
Wed., Sep. 18 | 3-4:30 PM | Cushing-Martin
SURE POSTER OPEN HOUSE
Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) students and faculty will display their summer '19 projects and be on-hand to answer questions.
Fri., Sep. 20 | 12-2 PM | Dining Commons
OAKES AMES SYMPOSIUM
The Stonehill College Archives and Ames family are honoring Oakes Ames upon the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. The event features Pulitzer Prize-winning author T.J. Stiles. Register here.
Sat., Sep. 21 | 8:30 AM-6 PM | Martin Institute
SPORTS ON CAMPUS THIS WEEK
9/17: M. Tennis v. Emerson; Field Hockey v. Assumption
9/18: W. Soccer v. Franklin Pierce
9/21: W. Soccer v. Le Moyne; W. Tennis v. Assumption; M. Soccer v. Assumption
Click here for a schedule that includes all sports
Today in 2016, we took a deep dive into students' exceptional SURE summer research projects. If you're interested in SURE, keep an eye on their page ahead of the next application period. Thank you for reading, we'll see you next week!