María Gracia Andía publishes a chapter in book on Same-Sex Marriage in Latin America

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Universidad de San Andrés Professor of Law María Gracia Andía (PhD, Northeastern University) is an author in the new book edited by Professors Jason Pierceson (University of Illinois Springfield), Adriana Piatti-Crocker (University of Illinois Springfield) and Shawn Schulenberg (Marshall University), Same-Sex Marriage in Latin America: Promise and Resistance. Chapters explore the role of public opinion, political parties, courts […]

Mahfuzul Chowdhury, PhD ’92 awarded a Fulbright Scholarship

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Mahfuzul Chowdhury, PhD ’92 has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship. Dr. Chowdhury is a professor of political science and director of the Social Science Research Institute at the University of Chittagong in Bangladesh. He will begin his term as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar in October, joining the Department of Political Science at Duke University for […]

Richard Maloney, PhD ’10, presents paper at Brookings/NEA symposium on economic impact of art and culture

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Richard G. Maloney recently presented at a symposium on the economic impact of art and culture. The event, held on May 10th, co-hosted by the Brookings Institution and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), examined new growth theory as a tool for assessing the impact of art and culture on the U.S. economy, including the theory that cities play a major role in facilitating economic growth

Corey Denenberg Dehner ’09 appointed Co-Director of the Worcester Community Project Center

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Corey Denenberg Dehner (Ph.D. ’09) was recently appointed Co-Director of the Worcester Community Project Center at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The Worcester Community Project Center works with its many community partners on issues of social, environmental and economic significance to the city of Worcester, its many distinct neighborhoods and region. Corey will also be a faculty member in the Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Department.

Jennifer Balboni ’06 published

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Dr. Jennifer Balboni, (Ph.D. ’06) has authored her first academic book, Clergy Sexual Abuse Litigation: Survivors Seeking Justice, now published by FirstForumPress. Dr. Balboni is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Simmons College.

Jennifer Balboni explores the experiences of clergy sex abuse survivors who sought justice through the court system, highlighting the promise and shortfalls of civil litigation in providing justice. Balboni draws on cases across the country such as the landmark 2002 lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Church to show how legal procedures that focused on financial settlements overlooked the survivors’ overarching desire to see the Church publicly acknowledge its wrongdoing. Her analysis underscores the gap between public and legal perceptions of justice and gives fresh insight into the complex ways that civil litigation can transform the lives of crime victims.

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