Campus Currents

November 6, 2017

Grace Poe, wrkxfmly Assignment, Santa Rosa High School, Santa Rosa, CA

SHOWING (work x family): Exhibit Grand Opening Tuesday

Join us for the national debut of Showing (work x family), a 28-foot, six-screen sound and image installation created by Berkeley California's Working Assumptions arts foundation. The exhibition combines landmark commissioned photographs of pregnant women in the workplace, curated by contemporary photographers who reveal the interplay between work and family, and inspiring imagery by high school students who undertook wrkxfmly, the project's original photography assignment brought to over 50 schools nationwide.

Picture Imperfect: Photography of the work x family equation
Tuesday, Nov. 7
4:30 p.m. View the exhibit in the Mazmanian Gallery
5 p.m. Hear the talk with Jane Gottesman in the Forum

Attend the exhibition opening and talk by Jane Gottesman. Showing (work x family) is the vision of Gottesman, whose previous work includes Game Face: What Does a Female Athlete Look Like? She believes that through photography we can begin to understand the profound puzzles of work and family life. The exhibit starts with looking, but is more: it is a point of engagement for dialogue and action about work and family issues.

This event is part of FSU's #ThisisHumanities project, and ties into a Family Diversity and Change teach-in that will be occurring across campus in November. We hope you can join us!

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2nd Annual Veteran's Day Luncheon - Today!

Join us in Honoring Veterans at FSU! Hear a talk from Nick Paganella of the Framingham Veterans Council.

Nov. 6th, at 1:30 p.m. in the McCarthy Center Forum

Questions? Contact Chon'tel Washington at

Dr. Klarevas Discusses Gun Violence

By Kate Shane, publications intern

The main threat of violence in America comes from a gun according to Dr. Louis Klarevas, author of Rampage Nation: Securing America from Mass Shootings, who spoke to students and the Framingham community on October 26.

In his talk, “Treating Mass Shootings for What They Really Are: Threats to National Security,” Klarevas discussed how there are three different types of shootings: nonfatal, fatal and high-fatality. Fatal shootings involve four or less deaths, while high-fatality shootings, also called Gun Massacres, result in six people killed.

The people who commit mass shootings typically men who have fragile egos and high-self esteem, according to Klarevas. Out of 128 shootings Klarevas studied, 122 of the perpetrators were men. Of the six women, only one performed the shooting by herself, the rest romantically intertwined with a guy. All shooters are of working age, ranging from ages 16 to 64, with 108 being prescribed as mentally ill. Klarevas clarified that making the assumption that all mentally ill people are going to shoot up a place is incorrect; a mass shooter has to have aggression as well.

The recent Vegas shooting left everyone in the country asking “Why?” Unfortunately, even “the F.B.I does not know,” said Klarevas. The horrible tragedy leaves the nation in pain, but with no answers, he said.

Dr. Klarevas is an associate lecturer at UMASS Boston in the political science department and author of the 2016 book Rampage Nation: Securing America From Mass Shootings, where he includes comprehensive profiles of mass murderers including the Virginia-Tech shooter.

Midday Performance Series: Grupo Fantasia

African Drumming Grupo Fantasia
November 13, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
Heineman Ecumenical Center

Afro-Cuban music has its roots deep in history and may seem mysterious to outsiders. Though deep in history, it was never written about but rather lived through traditions in religion, story, music, song, dance, family knowledge and dates back to the slave ships and before. You will hear the sweet sounds of this melodic music and be able to participate with Grupo Fantasia, a local musical group that will have you dancing in your seat.

Late Night Skies at the FSU Planetarium

Late Nite Skies at the FSU Planetarium presents Back to the Moon for Good featuring Dr. Supriya Chakrabarti of UMASS Lowell.

Friday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m.

Join us for a screening of the fulldome film Back to the Moon for Good, which tells the story of the Google Lunar XPrize, a contest that has inspired a modern-day space race among teams of space enthusiasts from around the world. After the film, Dr. Supriya Chakrabarti of UMass Lowell will share insights on Team Indus and their quest to land a spacecraft on the Moon. Dr. Chakrabarti is a Professor of Physics and Director of the Lowell Center for Space Science and Technology (LoCSST) at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. His work focuses on instrumentation for both space and ground based observation of Earth’s forests, planetary atmospheres and extra-solar planets. Now, Dr. Chakrabarti’s team has been asked by Team Indus to help them develop an instrument for their Moon mission!

Upcoming Events Sponsored by CIE

Suitable Solutions Career Professionalism Program Professional Attire Fittings at Marshalls
Wednesday, November 15 & Thursday, November 16, 3 :00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Marshalls, Framingham 
Students enrolled in the program will receive free professional interview attire through our partnership with The TJX Companies, Enterprise and MetroWest Chamber of Commerce.

On-Campus Interviews Week
November 27—December 1, 2017— More Employers TBA
11/27/17: Wayside Youth &Family Support Network
11/28/17: Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
11/29/17: Mini Miracles
11/30/17: Santander Bank

Mocktail Mixer Networking Event & Graduation
Thursday, December 7, 2017,  5:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., MC Forum

Network with employer partners while learning about proper networking techniques and etiquette while enjoying appetizers and “mock” tails during the final event of the Suitable Solutions Professionalism Program. Pre-registration is required via Ramtrack.

Wednesday Employer Showcase, Campus Center Lobby, 9AM to 6PM


9:00 a.m.—Noon: Wegmans
Noon—3:00 p.m.: The Learning Center for the Deaf & Shift Pros
3:00 p.m. —5:45 p.m.: HACU


9 a.m. – noon: US Army
Noon - 3 p.m. The Kraft Group/Gillette Stadium & Santander Bank
3 – 6 p.m. Alku


Noon – 3:00p.m.: RCS Learning/Mini Miracles

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Habitat Earth Screening for Young Learners with Dr. Margaret Carroll

Monday, April 12, 2021

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Organized by: McAuliffe Center & Challenger Learning C

The Unraveling of the World: What Climate Change Has to Teach Us by Dr. Vandana Singh

Monday, April 12, 2021

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Organized by: McAuliffe Center & Challenger Learning C, Dept of Physics & Earth Science

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