It’s that time of year again– the shorts go to storage and the boots come out, and thousands of Northeastern students return to campus for another semester full of classes, co-op, extracurriculars, and of course, sandwiches from Rebecca’s (has anyone seen the lines there lately? It’s almost criminal!).
Speaking of criminal, world-renowned scholar and Brudnick Professor of Sociology and Criminology Jack Levin has returned this semester to instruct another substantial class in the ways and thought processes of serial killers, mass murderers, gang members, racist skinheads, and more. If you haven’t heard of Jack or any of his work, but think you may be interested in learning more, stop by 567 Holmes Hall and ask Kelly for more info, or call the Brudnick Center on Conflict and Violence at (617) 373-4987.
Have a wonderful semester, everyone!
October 24-28, 2011
The Northeastern University Humanities Center’s Artists and Practitioners in Residence Program presented Barbara Gottschalk, co-founder of Seeds of Peace, for a week of panel discussions, forums, and workshops. Bobbie was a panelist in the “Identity Development through Play,” “Skill Building for Facilitating Dialogue and Conflict Resolution,” and “Issues of Immigration in Today’s America” panel discussions, and she also led a grant writing workshop on October 27. Seeds of Peace’s Mission is to help young people from regions of conflict develop the leadership skills necessary to advance reconciliation and coexistence. High school students from Israel/Palestine, Egypt, Pakistan, and India come together for a three week long camp in Maine to see what peaceful coexistence looks like and understand one another as human beings.
The Invisible Hate Crime
Hate crimes against people with disabilities are widespread and often involve extraordinary levels of sadism. Unlike racially and religiously motivated offenses, attacks against people with disabilities tend to be committed not by strangers but, more often, by family members, neighbors, employees and friends who may also be caregivers. We don’t have to change the law on hate crimes against people with disabilities-that has already happened-but we must change the thinking of ordinary people who consider only race, religion or sexual orientation as grounds for bigotry.
The first step in combating these shameful incidents is an acknowledgment that they exist.
Link to Read This Feature Story: http://www.miller-mccune.com/legal-affairs/the-invisible-hate-crime-27984/#
Maya Genovesi and Abby Huhtala
Undergraduate student, Maya Genovesi is the 2011 Outstanding Student Research Award winner in the Social Sciences, Business and Law category, at the Research & Scholarship Expo. Her research is on “Fascination with Serial Murder: The Impact of the Killer’s Body Count and Torture”.
Link to Maya’s Research: http://www.northeastern.edu/expo/view_abstracts/abstract.php?sid=1823
Current Brudnick Center Research Assistant, Abby Huhtala is the 2011 Panhellenic Scholar of the year at Northeastern University.
For more than 35 years, working with magazines like Rolling Stone, newspapers like The New York Times and websites like MSNBC, Roger Black has been developing ways to communicate content more effectively. Recently he completed redesigns of Scientific American (both print and online), and is consulting on the design of MIT’s Technology Review website. His teams have redesigned Reader’s Digest, Esquire, The Nation (Bangkok) and the Los Angeles Times, to name a few. Read more…