Additional Events

Spring Authors and Artists Series
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 1:30 p.m., Heineman Ecumenical Center

Daisy Ball: Asian/Americans and Crime - An Historical Overview of Asian/Americans’ Criminal Justice Involvement
Asian/Americans in the U.S. are both the victims of crime, and the perpetrators of crime; however, their characterization as the “model minority” often masks their criminal justice involvement. In this talk, Sociology Professor Daisy Ball reviews Asian/Americans’ present-day model minority status alongside what is known about their criminal justice involvement, beginning from the early-19th century and continuing to the 21st century.

Ke Li: Anonymous Victims and Invisible Communities - U.S. Media Portrayals of Chinese International Students Involved in Homicide
This project employs content analysis to examine U.S. news media coverage of homicides committed by Chinese nationals enrolled at American colleges and universities. Sociology Professor Ke Li’s findings add new depth to our understanding of the news media’s role in portraying foreign nationals in an era of globalization in which transnational movements of humans, products, and ideas have become the new norm.

Family Science Day
Friday, April 21, 2017, 2:30-6:00 p.m., on the Framingham State University Campus

For the third year in a row, Framingham State University will host a day-long science extravaganza for learners of all ages. For more information visit:

McAuliffe Center Planetarium Shows

The Framingham State University Planetarium located in the Christa McAuliffe Center hosts two public planetarium shows on the third Friday of the month. For information on upcoming shows and to register to attend, visit: