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Eric Carle Museum to Offer Children's Literature Courses Next Month

(December 10, 2013) -- The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is teaming up with Simmons College to offer a roster of children's literature classes beginning next month for both graduate students and non-degree students. The museum program began in the fall of 2008 in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons.

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The Center for the Study of Children's Literature Recommends Kwanzaa Books

(November 22, 2013) -- The Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College is pleased to share a round-up of seven children's books about Kwanzaa to help you and your family celebrate the seven pillars of Kwanzaa!

The Center for the Study of Children's Literature Recommends Christmas Books

(November 22, 2013) -- The Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College is pleased to share a round-up of 12 classic and contemporary children's books to help you and your family celebrate the 12 days of Christmas!

The Center for the Study of Children's Literature Recommends Hanukkah Books

(November 14, 2013) -- The Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College is pleased to share a round-up of eight excellent children's books to help you and your family celebrate the eight nights of Hanukkah!

Maryann D'Agincourt '75, '89GS Novel to be Published This Month

(May 9, 2013) -- The Journal of Eva Morelli by Maryann D'Agincourt '75, '89GS will be be out this month.

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Marta Crilly '11LS, '11GS and Kristen Swett '98LS Archive Boston Marathon Memorial Site

(May 7, 2013) -- Marta Crilly '11LS, '11GS and Kristen Swett '98LS, assistant archivists for the City of Boston, worked to preserve the fragile messages that are part of a makeshift Boston Marathon memorial in Copley Square. Posters and paper chains were disentangled from the fences and will be moved to the city archives in West Roxbury where they will be catalogued, photographed, and shelved in special acid-free folders and boxes.

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2013 Children's Literature Summer Institute Speakers Announced

(May 5, 2013) -- The Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College will dedicate its 2013 summer institute to the theme of "Love Letters" on the last weekend in July. Among the speakers who will attend the Institute are Daniel Handler, Maira Kalman, M. T. Anderson, Shane Evans, Jack Gantos, Jo Knowles, Jason Chin, Jeanne Birdsall, Wong Herbert Yee, David Hyde Costello, Deborah Heiligman, and Vicky Smith.


Megan Dowd Lambert '02GS Engages Readers at Akron Art Museum

(March 22, 2013) -- Megan Dowd Lambert '02GS, a Simmons College instructor, developed the Whole Book Approach at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art to engage children and adults with the picture book as art. Lambert's interactive story time will include opportunities to discuss how pictures, design, and production elements interact with the text.

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Lauren Sullivan Michaud '10GS to Head New Program at Landmark School

(January 28, 2013) -- Lauren (Sullivan) Michaud '10GS, a graduate of Marblehead High School and current Beverly resident, has been named the new director of the Skills+ Summer Study Skills Workshop at Landmark School.

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Hannah Rodgers Barnaby '00GS Announced as 2013 Morris Award Finalist

(December 12, 2012) -- Young Adult Library Services Association(YALSA) selected five books as finalists for the 2013 William C. Morris Award, which honors a book written for young adults by a previously unpublished author. YALSA will name the 2013 award winner at the Youth Media Awards on January 28 during ALA's Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.

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International Women's Advocate and Former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies Visits Simmons

(November 2012) -- Marjorie Margolies, Emmy-winning journalist and former Pennsylvania Congresswoman, visited Simmons College as part of the distinguished Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Program for a series of events focused on gender, politics, and social change.

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Dr. Renée Bergland Named Hazel Dick Leonard Chair

(September 4, 2012) -- Provost Charlena Seymour has announced the immediate appointment of Dr. Renée Bergland, Professor of English, as the next Hazel Dick Leonard Chair, for a term of five years. 

Professor Kelly Hager Says "Bleak House" Was Dickens's Best Novel

(August 2, 2012) -- What was Charles Dickens's best novel? It depends whom you ask of course. Here then are six impassioned, knowledgeable opinions on the topic of the best Dickens novel, including Associate Professor Kelly Hager's.

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Carol Bonner '74SW Named CAS Interim Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Academic Affairs

(July 19, 2012) -- Dr. Carol Bonner '74SW has returned to Simmons to join Dean Renée T. White as the Interim Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Academic Affairs for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Kristin Cashore '04GS: By the Book

(July 5, 2012) -- New York Times Sunday Book Review featuring Kristin Cashore '04GS.

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Wicked Author Gregory Maguire '78GS Speaks at National Children's Literature Conference Held at Simmons

(June 14, 2012) -- More than 400 scholars, critics, and literary professionals are expected to attend the 39th Annual Children's Literature Association Conference hosted by Simmons and featuring renown author Gregory Maguire '78GS. Maguire is a Simmons alumnus and former children's literature professor whose book Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West was adapted into a hit Broadway play.

The three-day national conference will be held June 14-16 and Maguire will deliver the distinguished Francelia Butler Lecture on Friday, June 15.

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Laurie Dias-Mitchell '83GS Named New Tiverton Middle School Prinicipal

(May 23, 2012) -- Laurie Dias-Mitchell '83GS was named the new Tiverton Middle School Prinicipal beginning on July 1.

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Associate Dean Cathy Mercier, director of Children's Lit, Quoted in Washington Post about Maurice Sendak

(May 9, 2012) -- The Sendak trilogy of "Where the Wild Things Are" (1963), "In the Night Kitchen" (1970) and "Outside Over There" (1981) "crashed open the gates" for what themes authors could address in children's literature, said Cathryn M. Mercier, director of the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College in Boston.

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Janet Gargiulo, M.D., '73GS Honored as Outstanding Practitioner by the ACP

(May 1, 2012) -- Medical oncologist Janet Gargiulo, M.D., president elect of the Albany Medical College Alumni Association, has received the Ralph O. Claypoole Memorial Award from the American College of Physicians (ACP), the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. The award was bestowed at ACP's annual Awards and Convocation Ceremony in New Orleans, LA, Thursday, April 19.

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Heather Geary '03GS, '07GS

(April 30, 2012) -- The Saugus School Committee voted unanimously Thursday to name a new Executive Director of Pupil Personnel Services and Special Education after a month-long search process.

Superintendent Richard Langlois recommended Heather Geary '03GS, '07GS, the current assistant director of special education for Billerica Schools.

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Jessica S. Bazinet '10GS Awarded Berkshire County Educator Recognition Award

(April 24, 2012) -- Jessica S. Bazinet '10GS was awarded the Berkshire County Educator Recognition Award. The award, given by Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in collaboration with Berkshire County K-12 superintendents, was created last year to honor the region's exceptional teachers.

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Play Published by Janet Neipris '71GS Dispatched to Iran

(December 14, 2011) -- "A Small Delegation," penned by Janet Neipris '71GS, was converted into Persian by Talin Abadian and published by Afraz in 120 pages and 1100 copies. The play deals with the relationship between an American university professor and his Chinese translator in China as symbols of East-West dialogue; however, the western viewpoint dominates over the whole space. 

Janet Neipris '71GS was born in Boston, graduated from Tufts University, and received an MA in English from Simmons College and an MFA in Playwriting from Brandeis University. Her plays have been produced at theaters in the U.S and internationally.

full story. (Iran Book News Agency)

Anna Staniszewski '06GS Shares Magic in Modern Day Fairy Tale

(December 14, 2011) -- Anna Staniszewski '06GS, lecturer of English at Simmons, has just published My Very UnFairy Tale Life, the tale of an exasperated young girl, Jenny, who must deal with many of the everyday travails 12-year-old girls must face.  My Very UnFairy Tale Life is now available in stores and online.

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English Professor Lowry Pei Published Novel Online

(November 28, 2011) -- English Professor Lowry Pei published Over the Fence as an ebook on Pei's story, "The Wait," is also available on the site for a free download.

Terri Bright '08GS, '13GSD Launched New Dog-Powered Scooter Training Program for Rescued Animals

(November 28, 2011) -- Terri Bright '08GS, '13GSD, trainer at the MSPCA, has launched a new scooter training program which keeps shelter pets active and agile. Bright has since become the first person to earn a Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with an animal specialty at Simmons College where she is now a doctoral candidate.

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Farah Assiraj '09GS Awarded Distinguished Fulbright Award in Teaching for 2011-2012
(June 9, 2011) -- Farah Assiraj '09GS is one of approximately 40 teachers worldwide just selected for the Distinguished Fulbright Award in Teaching for 2011-2012, to be spent in Morocco.

Jill Gold '08GS Awarded MATSOL Teacher of the Year Award
(June 8, 2011) -- Jill Gold '08GS, a teacher at the Whittemore Elementary School in Waltham, Mass., was recently awarded the 2011 Teacher of the Year award from the Massachusetts Association of Teachers of Speakers of Other Languages (MATSOL).

French/Spanish Fall 2010 Newsletter

(September 8, 2010) -- As the incoming chair of the Modern Languages department, I am delighted to send you the fall 2010 edition of the Modern Languages Messenger. I hope you will enjoy learning about the endeavors of our students and faculty as well as upcoming events in the department. Feel free to contact me at

Interim Deans Named for CAS, SHS, and SOM; New Associate Provost Named

(July 30, 2010) -- The College announced several leadership changes this spring, including the appointment of a new associate provost and three new interim deans.

August 2009 News from CAS Grad

(August 20, 2009) -- News about two graduates of the dual-degree (CAS Grad/GSLIS) program in History/Archives.

Samuel Sennott '07GS Develops iPhone Software that Gives Voice to the Handicapped

(July 30, 2009) -- Samuel Sennott '07GS, a recent graduate of the Assistive Special Education Technology for the Education Department program, is already doing remarkable things in his field.

Kristin Cashore '04GS Pens Acclaimed Young Adult Fantasy Novel Graceling

(February 26, 2009) -- A graduate of the College's Master of Arts in Children's Literature program – the first program of its kind in the nation – Kristin Cashore '04GS has received critical acclaim for her debut novel, the young adult fantasy Graceling (Harcourt, 2008).

Training your Dog: Advice from '08GS Applied Behavioral Analysis Alumna, Ph.D. Candidate

(February 26, 2009) -- Terri Bright '08GS was the first person to earn a Master's of Science degree at Simmons in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) with an animal specialty.

CAS Education Graduate Named a Boston Educator of the Year

(July 31, 2008) -- Christopher Grammer '05GS has been named one of 15 Educators of the Year by the Boston Public Schools.

CAS Alumni Day Features Innovative Student Work

(April 1, 2008) -- The 2008 CAS Alumni Day opened leisurely, with a breakfast reception and a current student poster session.

Hundreds of Alumnae/i Join in the Celebration at Alumni Day

(April 1, 2008) – Over 300 GSLIS, SSW, SHS, and CAS graduate school alumnae/i gathered for a day of mingling, learning, and celebration on Alumni Day, Saturday, March 29.

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