Monday Morning Update

September 16, 2019


MEEHAN BUZZSince 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 LEGACYThe 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 TAKEAfter 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 ROMANCECampus 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!