Fitchburg State Hosts Eastern Regional Undergraduate Moot Court Qualifying Tournament

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 17, 2023 at 3:47 PM

The Fitchburg State University Campus Center was abuzz today as the university once again hosts the American Moot Court Association's Eastern Regional Undergraduate Moot Court Qualifying Tournament. Student teams and coaches from as far away as California and Louisiana registered for the event this afternoon. Event coordinator, Economics, History and Political Science Professor Paul Weizer, welcomed volunteer judges, as well as the competing teams. This competition will span this afternoon and all day tomorrow.

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Topics: Student Experience, Events, Programs and Majors, Community, Economics, History, and Political Science

Faculty Panel Talk: The Israel/Gaza Crisis

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 15, 2023 at 11:15 AM

Members of the faculty looked at the historical factors that have led to what has been called the Second October War in Israel and Gaza, while exploring how the crisis fits into other contexts, in Ellis White Lecture Hall yesterday afternoon. Professor Joshua Spero moderated a panel discussion, which also included Michael Hoberman (English Studies),Eric Budd (Economics, History and Political Science), Yasser Derwiche Djazaerly (Humanities), Benjamin Lieberman (Economics, History and Political Science), R. Brad Bannon (Humanities) and Wafa Unus (English Studies)

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Topics: Our Faculty, Information Session, Humanities, Economics, History, and Political Science, English Studies

Center for Faculty Scholarship Book Talk: Dr. Teresa Fava Thomas

Posted by Andy Cunningham on October 25, 2023 at 3:45 PM

The Center for Faculty Scholarship featured Professor Teresa Fava Thomas of the Economics, History and Political Science Department for a conversation about her new book, The Allied Bombing of Central Italy: The Restoration of the Nile Mosaic and Sanctuary of Fortuna at Palestrina. Dr. Thomas's book "explores the pressure by the Mussolini regime to control the Barberini family's art collection, the uses of cultural materials for propaganda purposes, the Allied use of airpower in the Italian theater of war, the postwar decision-making and recovery process. The book is one of the very few long-range studies of the war's impact on a single Italian town."

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Topics: Events, Our Faculty, Community, Health and Natural Sciences, Economics, History, and Political Science

ALFA - A Review of the 2022 - 2023 Supreme Court Term

Posted by Andy Cunningham on October 24, 2023 at 8:43 AM

Fitchburg State University Professor of Political Science Paul Weizer teaches A Review of the 2022 - 2023 Supreme Court Term for the Fall Session of our Center for Professional Studies' Adult Learning in the Fitchburg Area (ALFA),program,

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Topics: Center for Professional Studies, Community, Economics, History, and Political Science

Students compete in College Fed Challenge

Posted by Andy Cunningham on October 20, 2023 at 9:45 AM

Fitchburg State University this year joined the College Fed Challenge, a national competition wherein teams of undergraduate students from across the country analyze economic and financial conditions and develop monetary policy recommendations. Their proposals are then offered in formal presentations to teams of judges.

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Topics: Student Experience, Clubs and Organizations, Economics, History, and Political Science, Mathematics

History & Political Science Students Honored

Posted by Andy Cunningham on May 3, 2023 at 10:45 AM

Yesterday afternoon, the Xi-Upsilon Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society, inducted three Fitchburg State University History students. Afterward this induction, the Political Science faculty and their honor society, the Alpha Delta Kappa Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society inducted three Political Science students. Congratulations all!

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Topics: Our Students, Programs and Majors, Economics, History, and Political Science

HIST 2057 Origins of Hip Hop: Public Art in Hammond

Posted by Fitchburg State University on December 8, 2022 at 10:16 AM

The students in HIST 2057 Origins of Hip Hop committed an act of public art this week in Hammond — they took over the bulletin board on the Street level to display their artistic interpretation of the origins of this culture and its influences, complete with quotes they drew from readings.Learn more about our Economics, History,  and Political Science Department

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Topics: Our Students, Economics, History, and Political Science

Fitchburg State Hosts Eastern Regional Undergraduate Moot Court Qualifying Tournament

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 18, 2022 at 4:05 PM

The Fitchburg State University Campus Center was abuzz today as the university hosts the American Moot Court Association's Eastern Regional Undergraduate Moot Court Qualifying Tournament. Student teams and coaches from as far away as California and Louisiana registered for the event this afternoon. Event coordinator, Economics, History and Political Science Professor Paul Weizer, welcomed volunteer judges, as well as the competing teams. This competition will span this afternoon and all day tomorrow.

Some Fitchburg State alumni Moot Court National Competition Winners were on hand to assist and reminisce with Professor Weizer. Good luck to all competitors!

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Topics: Student Experience, Events, Economics, History, and Political Science