News and Events
Thi Bui, Author of The Best We Could Do
Wednesday, September 20, 7:00p.m.
What does it mean to be a refugee, to flee your home for life in a country whose citizens often resent you? Thi Bui's first book, The Best We Could Do, published earlier this year, is a compelling graphic memoir that recounts her family's journey from war-torn Vietnam to the United States in the 1970s. It is a powerful examination of identity and the notion of "home" that speaks to our times. In the words of Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Viet Thanh Nguyen, it is "a book to break your heart and heal it."
Presented by the Divisions of Arts & Humanities and History & Society.
James Bradford, Undergraduate Teacher of the Year
Adjunct Lecturer in the History &
Society Division at Babson College. He
was awarded the John F. Richards Fellowship from the Afghanistan Institute of
Afghanistan Studies to research the history of opium production, use, and trade
in Afghanistan. His research led to the publication of his article, “Drug
Control in Afghanistan: Culture, Politics, and Power during the 1958
Prohibition of Opium in Badakhshan,” in the Journal of Iranian Studies
Bradford’s broader research
interests include U.S. foreign policy, the illicit drug trade, and issues
related to state building, globalization, and economic development in South
Asia and the world. He also teaches classes on the global drug trade, human
rights, political and social revolutions, South Asia, and U.S. foreign policy
in the world at Berklee College of Music.
The Dirty Life: Kristin Kimball
Tuesday, November 1, 7:00 p.m.
When writer Kristin Kimball interviewed a young farmer in Pennsylvania on a magazine assignment, she had no idea she would abandon her cosmopolitan lifestyle to follow him to the shores of Lake Champlain and help start Essex Farm. Her charming memoir, The Dirty Life: A Story of Farming, Food and Love (2010), tells the story of a beginning against all odds, of a personal makeover and a happy ending. Today Essex Farm is an internationally recognized success as a small farm community that produces excellent food, and as a school for talented young farmers seeking to start their own ventures. There will be a book signing immediately following. Presented by Arts and Humanities Division, History and Society Division, Mathematics and Science Division, CWEL, and Lewis Institute
Kandice Hauf Named Faculty Mentor for Global Scholars
Associate Professor of History Kandice Hauf has been named faculty mentor for the Class of 2019 Global Scholars, Babson’s first full cohort of ten incoming international students receiving need-based scholarships. Kandice is an historian of China who has extensive international experience. She has taught, studied and conducted research in various countries, and has a strong commitment to mentoring students and fostering a diverse community.
Book Signing with Fred Opie
On Saturday, March 28, from 1:00-2:00pm, at the New England Mobile Book Fair, 82 Needham Street, Newton Highland, MA, Fred Opie will be appearing at a book party and signing for his new book, Zora Neale Hurston on Florida Food Recipes, Remedies & Simple Pleasures.
Fall Semester 2014
The Dual Life of Stephen Deets
Stephen Deets is featured in the most recent issue
of Babson Magazine, honoring the legacy of his brother, Michael, who worked to
improve Baltimore’s Charles North neighborhood. Read the full article and learn how Deets, Associate Professor of politics, became heavily involved in revitalizing Charles North: "The Dual Life of Stephen Deets."
Spring Semester 2014
Marjorie Feld receives 2014 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. LEADERSHIP AWARD
Marjorie Feld received the Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award during Babson's 11th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Day celebration on February 27, 2014.
This award was created in 2004 by the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Committee. It honors members of the Babson community (students, groups, organizations, faculty, or staff) who reflect Dr. King's principles and ideals in philosophy and action.
Sadie Burton-Goss, Babson's Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, presented the award to Professor Feld, Associate Professor of History in the History and Society Division, in recognition of: courage and conviction in valuing differences; commitment to "seeing beyond borders" by building inclusion; acceptance of challenge and risk in achieving goals for the great good; and compassion for humanity.
Frederick Douglass Opie on NPR
Professor of History and Foodways, Frederick Douglass Opie, talks about his blog series
Lent Through the Lens of Food with Michel Martin, host of the NPR’ program Tell Me More.
Fall Semester 2013
Mary Godwyn, Associate Professor of Sociology, interviewed people from India, the UK, the US, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Denmark, Lebanon, Italy, Turkey, Canada and China for a book (contracted by Springer-Verslag) about how business ethics is taught around the world.
Jim Hoopes, Professor of History, presented at the Australasian Business Ethics Society meeting. His paper “Virtuous Social Initiatives: An Islamic Family Business in Malaysia” is co-authored with Mohar Yusof and Leilanie Mohd Nor (Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysia).
Xinghua Li, Assistant Professor of Media Studies, published in Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture and in the Proceedings of the 2013 Conference on Communication and the Environment. She also presented at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.
Chris Chanyasulkit, Adjunct Lecturer, presented her research at the American Public Health Association 141st Annual Meeting. She was also re-appointed to the Massachusetts Asian American Commission.
Spring Semester 2013
The Tenth Annual
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. LEGACY DAY CELEBRATION
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013 - 5:00 PM CARLING-SORENSON THEATER
Ta-Nehisi Coates, senior editor at The Atlantic and author of The Beautiful Struggle, will speak at Babson College's annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Day event.
Events include a keynote address, an awards presentation, and creative and speech contests. this year's theme is "Race and the Persistence of Social Inequality in Contemporary America."
Ta-Nehisi Coates also covers culture, politics, and social issues for The Atlantic magazine and its website, TheAtlantic.com. Coates' blog for The Atlantic was named one of the best blogs in 2011 by Time Magazine. His memoir, The Beautiful Struggle, is a poignant story about the hardships of growing up in Baltimore with a father who was a former Vietnam Vet and Black Panther who started his own underground black press and dedicated his life to carrying his sons across the shoals of inner city adolescence. Currently, Coates is working on his next project, a book about the Civil War.
Fall Semester 2012
At the Stuart courts, the nobles not only enjoyed characters and revelry, but also appreciated music of depth and sophistication, timeless qualities that make this music as attractive today as it was four hundred years ago.