Campus Currents

November 30, 2020

Award-winning infographic Jessica Bellamy

Tuesday Talk: Jessica Bellamy

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m.

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International speaker, Adobe Creative Residency alumna, and award-winning infographic designer, Jessica Bellamy, is a co-principal investigator at the Root Cause Research Center. As a trained research analyst, designer, and community organizer, in 2015, Jessica founded, GRIDS: The Grassroots Information Design Studio. Since then she has worked on over 170 design projects with nonprofits and community groups and has been featured in Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global, Forbes, Communication Arts Magazine, The Great Discontent, Create Magazine, Creative Mornings, Slack, The Dieline, Revision Path, and more. Today, Jessica is a pioneer of data equity, design justice, and abolitionist planning in the American South. The Root Cause Research Center--where she works--works alongside and equips impacted community members to develop new strategies and research studies for authentic transformative change.

Native American Activism & Contemporary Leaders

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. Webinar Session

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Join us for a discussion about Native American activism & today’s contemporary leaders and the ways in which we can build community. Featuring Savannah Romero (Eastern Shoshone), IllumiNative.

Moments that Matter in the Learning and Development of Children

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1:30 p.m.

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Join Dr. Kelly Kolodny (Education) as she discusses her new book, Moments that Matter in the Learning and Development of Children: Reflections from Educators. It explores the significant moments that unfold for young people in their schooling from the perspectives of teachers and school staff. Educators often reflect on “moments” as being a critical piece of their work with children. They can help make things better for students and produce a difference in lives. They are meaningful for young people, as well as consequential for teachers and school staff as they reflect on the outcomes of their efforts. Yet, as they are difficult to define and capture, these moments often are not studied for the value they offer. This book promotes awareness of these moments, as well as their connected meanings and possibilities. Recognizing the significance of moments extends an opportunity to situate schooling in broader contexts and to understand learners as whole embodied beings, engaged in social interactions, making sense of their surrounding world, and generating transformations in it. When educators reflect deeply about the possibilities connected to the moments they share with children, they recognize the multitude of opportunities that support their learning and development. They become “awake” to some of moments’ promises.

Fall 2020 Study Abroad Photo Contest

View the submissions and cast your vote for the Fall 2020 Study Abroad Photo Contest!

AstroNights LIVE: Home for the Holiday (Skies)

Friday, December 18, 2020 at 7 p.m.

There’s no place like home for Holiday Skies! Light the Yule Log, put on your favorite ugly sweater, and join us for a virtual version of Holiday Skies, the live, astronomical "variety show” inspired by the science and cultural traditions of the Winter Solstice. Holiday Skies has delighted audiences at the Framingham State University Planetarium for the past four years. This year, we hope to bring even more of you into this planetarium family tradition, from the warmth and comfort of our own homes.

Suitable Solutions Virtual Graduation Ceremony

Suitable Solutions Virtual Program Networking & Mocktail Mixer Graduation Ceremony

Thursday, 12/3, on Zoom, 4:00pm-5:00pm

Network virtually with employer partners while learning about proper networking techniques that help you stand out, from our Networking Navigator. Discover how to start and wrap up a conversation, or keep a conversation going, and more! - Register on Handshake or Ramlink to get the required password.

Save the Date: Campus Professional Development Series

9th Annual Campus Professional Development Series: “Let’s Go The Whole 9 Yards Together”

The Campus Professional Development Steering Committee is pleased to announce that the 9th Annual Campus Professional Development Days will be held on Thursday, January 7th and Friday, January 8th, 2021.

More details will be available in the coming weeks!

Notable Accomplishments

-Dr. Lorretta Holloway, Vice President of Enrollment and Student Development, is guest editing, along with her colleague Dr. Sara Danger from Valparaiso University, a special issue of the journal Humanities. The focus of the special edition is "Reading Race: Race, Social Justice, and 19th-Century British and American Women Writers, 1830-1910." You can learn more about it at:

Upcoming events

Regenerative Agricultural Business Practices to Domestic Plants for Responsible Products with Mario Garcia Quesada

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Organized by: Dept of Biology, McAuliffe Center & Challenger Learning C

Spanish: Regenerative Agricultural Business Practices to Domestic Plants for Responsible Products, Mario Garcia Quesada

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Organized by: Dept of Biology, McAuliffe Center & Challenger Learning C

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