Quinsigamond ribbon cutting

The Quad [Oct. 29-Nov. 4]: Four things to know from Assumption, Clark, Becker and QCC

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CNN faith and religion commentator to speak at Assumption

Assumption College will welcome Father Edward Beck, C.P. ’80, CNN’s faith and religion commentator, who will present “Religion, Church and the Media: A Delicate Balance” at  7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, in the La Maison Auditorium, 500 Salisbury St.

The lecture will focus on the various portrayals of faith and religion in mainstream media. Beck will draw upon his 10 years of experience in network and cable news to examine the ways in which mainstream media cover faith and religion in television news.

David Barsamian

Inbox [Sept. 17-23]: News and notes from Worcester State, Becker, Anna Maria, Friends of Goddard Library, GWCF and Library Foundation

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David Barsamian to speak at WSU Tuesday

Broadcaster, author and award-winning investigative journalist David Barsamian will be the first speaker featured in Worcester State University’s new Provost’s Series on Democracy and Diplomacy.

Barsamian will deliver two talks. The first is a campus lecture, “The New Political Resistance in the Age of Trump,” at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the May Street Building, 280 May St.; the second, a community lecture, “Media, Propaganda, and U.S. Foreign Policy,” at 7 p.m. Ghosh Science and Technology Center, Room 102, 486 Chandler St.

UniBank scholarships

Inbox [July 16-22]: News and notes from Davis Art Gallery, UniBank, Worcester Institute for Senior Education, Columbus Day Parade, GWCF and SmartAsset

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Davis Art Gallery seeking submissions for next exhibit

The Davis Art Gallery is seeking abstract artwork for our next juried exhibit: Nonobjective NOW. Various 2D and 3D media will be selected for the exhibit, including drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, photography, fiber arts and more.

The gallery will select approximately 35 to 45 artworks that will appear in the main exhibition space at the gallery, 44 Portland St., from Sept. 22 to Jan. 5. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22.

Inbox [May 31]: News and notes from Worcester State, Anna Maria, UMass Medical School, Planned Parenthood, city of Worcester

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Doherty teacher, WSU alum, honored at State House

Renah M. Razzaq, a mathematics teacher at Doherty Memorial High School, represented Worcester State University at the State University Educator Alumni Recognition Award Ceremony yesterday at the State House in Boston.

Renah Razzaq

Courtesy of Worcester State University

Worcester State University Education professor Sue Foo, left, and associate dean of Education Raynold Lewis, right, with Doherty High teacher and WSU alum Renah Razzaq.

Educators representing the nine campuses across the State Universities of Massachusetts were recognized for teaching excellence. Among the educators honored were school principals, teacher mentors and team leaders, a developer of professional development programs, and a teacher helping inner-city students gain exposure to the arts.

Razzaq is in her 15th year as a teacher at Doherty. She has served as department head for the last six years.

A Mother’s Journey [Part 45]: The collaboration realization

Editor’s note: Since September 2015, Worcester Sun has chronicled the trials and triumphs of Sun contributor Giselle Rivera-Flores as she explores ways to help her daughter and other Worcester families find affordable educational support and assistance. We used to describe her as an aspiring business owner; now, she’s an inspiring one. During her journey to establish and grow her nonprofit tutoring collaborative she has, you could say, stepped beyond the walls of her dream.

Giselle Rivera-Flores

After a series of workshops held by community leaders, endless peer presentations reflecting our leadership skills, and extensive discussions about what Worcester needs, Leadership Worcester has come to an end for the 2016-17 class.

In this joint initiative of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce and Greater Worcester Community Foundation, 25 “promising new professionals” connected through their various professional and personal backgrounds to talk about the future of Worcester — and quite honestly, they couldn’t have selected a better group of motivated, strong-minded and opinionated individuals.

On a mission to keep us all inspired up to the last minute — after months of skills development, training and networking — our final project was to sum up our experience in a six-word memoir. After a few minutes of debating and battling to bring the program full circle in only a few words, I stumbled upon my “ah-ha!” moment.

I realized Leadership Worcester was never really about building leaders. Instead, for me, it was about helping existing leaders learn to collaborate with others, to be the change we want to see.

Read Giselle’s previous chapter, The one dedicated to mom, or scroll down to explore more of her story.

Mandell: Closing the book on Jane Week in Worcester

“Jane Jacobs offered us a different paradigm of development that is incremental, organic, holistic, small scale, and based on the talents and energy of locals. Some of the best examples of a taste of Jane are right here in the Canal District and in what I saw in full action on a [Jane Week] tour of Main South. Worcester is on the cusp of a true renaissance! Can’t you feel it in the air?”

Inbox [May 14]: News and notes from WalletHub, Clark, Sullivan Group, GWCF, Grafton Hill Business Association and University Park Campus School

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Massachusetts 6th in United States for working moms

The financial website WalletHub has ranked Massachusetts the sixth best state in the country for working mothers.

Using 13 metrics over three categories — child care, professional opportunities and work-life balance — the commonwealth rated only behind Vermont, Minnesota, New Jersey, Delaware and Connecticut.

Massachusetts ranked fourth in pediatricians per capita and sixth in average length of workday. It also rated highly in parental-leave policy score and 12th in lowest percentage of single-mother families in poverty.

Read the entire story and see the complete rankings on WalletHub.com

Clark’s Mosakowski Institute adds scholar

Clark University’s Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise works to connect both the university’s research and its teaching to the world of public policy making and implementation. The University is pleased to announce that Margaret A. Post, Ph.D., will strengthen that mission when she joins the Institute as a research assistant professor, beginning in August.