Robert Brooks (Criminal Justice) presented two papers with Jeffrey Cohen at the American Society of Criminology in Atlanta, Ga., in November: “Bullying Goes Viral: News Media Constructions of Cyber-Bullying” and “Constructing the Gay Bullying Victim: a Discourse of Fragility over Resilience.”
Brooks also presented, with Alain Blunt, at the fourth International Conference on the Image in Chicago, Illinois in October. The presentation was titled “Billboard Babies: Embodied Images of Identity and Aspiration in Infant Clothing.”
Brooks also was a guest on the radio program Business, Politics, and Lifestyles with Gary Goldman (WCRN) on October 26. On that program, he discussed the killing of a teacher in Danvers and, more generally, youth offenders and violent crime.
Worcester State Alumni and Grad Student Create Youth Heart Watch
Three Worcester University alumni joined forces earlier this year to create Youth Heart Watch, a nonprofit organization that provides free heart screenings to youth ages 14-24. Donna Anderson '10, . . .