Science Professors Lead Coral Reef Field Study in Belize
In June, Chemistry Professor John Savage and Biotechnology Professor Paul Patev accompanied a group of 11
students on a 10-day trip to Belize to study coral reef ecology and conservation as part of the National Coral
Reef Project. In preparation for the research trip, students studied the cultural and economic importance of
reef ecosystems in a new course, titled Coral Reef Ecology, and in a one-credit lab that included the Belize
field experience. In Belize, students collected data while SCUBA diving and/or snorkeling on the reef.
Funding for the trip was provided by the National Science Foundation and the college.
Girls Play Included in New York Short Play Festival
Playwright Masha Obolensky, Instructor in Theater, has written a 10-minute play, titled Girls Play, that was sponsored by the
Huntington Theatre Co. and included in Samuel French's Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival this past summer. Chosen
from more than 1,000 submissions from producing companies, playwriting workshops, and university theater programs, Girls
Play was one of 40 plays presented at the 36th annual festival at New York's Lion Theatre in July:
Addressing Parole Reform in Boston Magazine
English Professor Jean Trounstine, published an article, titled Patrick's Parole Folly, in the August 2011 issue of Boston
Presenting on Sex, Gender & Patriarchy, and the Role of Dissent
Chandrika Shah, Instructor in Philosophy, presented at Kelkar College in Mumbai, India, in August on the topic Sex,
Gender and Patriarchy in the 21st Century. Shah also presented at the Bombay Philosophical Society in Mumbai on The Role of
Dissent in Democracy.
A Meditation on Pink Red Sox Hats
Adjunct Philosophy Professor Stephanie St. Martin has written a chapter in The Red Sox and Philosophy: Green Monster
Meditations edited by Michael Macomber. St. Martin's chapter is titled In Sync with Pink? and discusses the "pink hat fans" and
whether or not they should be a part of Red Sox Nation.
For a complete listing of Middlesex faculty and staff scholarly activities, visit Now Presenting/Now in Print
on the MCC website: www.middlesex.mass.edu/nowpresentingnowinprint/