Suffolk University is a private, non-sectarian university located in downtown Boston, Massachusetts, and with 9,192 students , it is the eighth largest university in Metro Boston. It was founded as a law school in 1906 and named after its location in Suffolk County, Massachusetts.The university is coeducational and comprises the Suffolk University Law School, the College of Arts & science,and the Sawyer Business School, some of its MBA programs currently rank among the top 50 business programs in the country. It has an international campus in Madrid in addition to the main campus in downtown Boston. Due to its strategic location and well-known law school, many notable scholars, prominent speakers and politicians have visited the university. For example, former U.S. president John F. Kennedy, Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist, and former U. S. President George H.W. Bush. all have given speeches at Suffolk. Wikipedia.
News Article | April 25, 2017
Lawyers for former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez officially filed a motion Tuesday to dismiss his murder conviction following his suicide. Hernandez was serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd when he was found hanged in his prison cell Wednesday. The motion was filed in Massachusetts Superior Court Tuesday, according to a spokesman for the Bristol district attorney’s office, who noted that prosecutors will oppose the motion. Because Hernandez committed suicide, a legal rule known as “abatement” could be invoked, meaning Hernandez would posthumously be pronounced innocent. Read: The Legal Rule That Could Get Aaron Hernandez's Conviction Overturned “The idea is that if an appeal hasn’t happened, there’s a chance the conviction has an error in it,” Rosanna Cavallo, a professor at Suffolk University, told CNN after Hernandez’s death. “Rather than have someone with that incomplete decision that they’re guilty, the state chooses to say the conviction is abated as if it never happened.” Should Hernandez’s conviction be overturned, the NFL could owe his estate millions. William Kennedy, an attorney who represented one of the men who Hernandez was acquitted of murdering, told Boston’s CBS affiliate that the New England Patriots could be obligated to pay the $3.5 million bonus Hernandez lost as a result of his arrest for murder in 2013. On top of that, they could owe Hernandez $2.5 million in base salary he was never paid following the arrest. Hernandez’s lawyers and family also denied rumors that the former tight end was involved in a gay relationship while in prison. Following his death, reports emerged that Hernandez left a suicide note for his alleged lover. “Rumors of letters to a gay lover, in or out of prison, are false,” Hernandez’ lawyer, Jose Baez, told TMZ Sports. “These are malicious leaks used to tarnish somebody who is dead.”
News Article | April 25, 2017
As President Trump challenges the status quo in Washington, D.C., CEOs, CFOs and HR decision-makers are preparing for how his administration could impact the employee benefits industry. James Slotnick, AVP, Government Relations, for Sun Life Financial will provide insight into what changes are most likely to make it through Congress. His discussion will focus on the current state of repealing and replacing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the likelihood of corporate and individual tax reform, how federal paid family leave could become a reality, and other important issues. To help HR professionals and business owners get prepared for any potential changes to the employee benefits industry, United Benefit Advisors (UBA), in conjunction with Sun Life Financial, will host a webinar—“The Trump Effect: Potential Changes on the Employee Benefits Horizon”—on Wednesday, May 3, at 2:00 p.m. EDT. To receive complimentary access to the webinar, enter code SLMayWWW at registration. This webinar has been submitted for 1.25 re-certification credit hours from the Human Resource Certification Institute. “While it seems less likely that we will see a full repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act in 2017, the law’s future remains in question. Employers need insight more now than ever in order to make the right decisions for their workforce and cost management,” says James Slotnick, Assistant Vice President, Government Relations at Sun Life Financial. ABOUT the Presenter James Slotnick, JD, Assistant Vice President, Government Relations at Sun Life Financial For over a decade, James Slotnick has helped employee benefit brokers, financial advisors, and the end-consumer understand the ever-changing insurance industry. Leveraging his sales and legal backgrounds, James is able to break down complex insurance topics into understandable concepts that help both brokers and end-consumers make informed decisions. Most recently, he has been providing education about the impact that health care reform will have on the employee benefits industry. James also frequently speaks about the legislative climate in Washington, Social Security Disability planning, disability plan design, and income tax planning. From 2002 to 2012, James held numerous sales and management roles at Sun Life Financial. After leaving Sun Life in 2012, James became a Director for Prudential Annuities' Advanced Planning Team. James returned to Sun Life in 2013 to become AVP of Advanced Markets and Broker Education. James holds a BA from Saint Anselm College, an MBA from Suffolk University's Sawyer School of Management, and a JD from Suffolk University Law School. He is an active member of the Massachusetts Bar. ABOUT Sun Life Financial® Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individuals and corporate Clients. Sun Life Financial has operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of December 31, 2016, Sun Life Financial had total assets under management of C$903 billion. Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF. In the United States, Sun Life Financial is one of the largest group benefits providers, serving more than 60,000 employers in small, medium and large workplaces across the country. Sun Life’s broad portfolio of products and services in the U.S. includes Disability and Absence Management, Life, Dental and Vision, Voluntary and Stop-Loss insurance. This includes the acquisition of the U.S. Employee Benefits business of Assurant, Inc., in Q1 2016. For more information, please visit http://www.sunlife.com/us. ABOUT United Benefit Advisors® United Benefit Advisors® (UBA) is the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization with more than 200 offices throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. UBA empowers more than 2,000 Partners to both maintain their individuality and pool their expertise, insight, and market presence to provide best-in-class services and solutions. Employers, advisors and industry-related organizations interested in obtaining powerful results from the shared wisdom of our Partners should visit http://www.UBAbenefits.com.
News Article | April 18, 2017
Mario A. Iglesias, JD Recognized as a Professional of the Year by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Publication About Mario A. Iglesias, JD Mr. Iglesias has over 31 years experience in the practice of law in international and domestic legal matters. He owns his own practice, MAI Law Firm, which provides legal services in Miami, Florida, including transactions abroad. He mainly represents businesses and investors in real estate and commercial legal matters representing clients in the U.S. and overseas. The matters may involve domestic and international legal issues. Mr. Iglesias is “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He is a member of the American Bar Association. Born on May 30, 1957 in Havana, Cuba, Mr. Iglesias obtained a J.D., Cum Laude, from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts in 1984. He was a member of its Law Review. Mr. Iglesias has published legal and business articles and has lectured at legal seminars on real estate and financial information. In his spare time he enjoys reading and travel. For further information, contact About Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide is an international advertising, networking and publishing company based in Farmingdale, New York. They are proud to be able to satisfy their clients and continue to have repeat clientele due to their longevity and pride in their products and services. The Owners strive to connect business professionals to enhance their contact base and networking capabilities so they can get the acknowledgment and publicity within their industries and beyond. The Strathmore family has been providing these valuable services for over two decades. They target executives and professionals in all industries to be featured in their publication and on-line directory. Industries include business, law, education, healthcare and medicine, fine arts, IT, government, science, real estate, entertainment and many more accomplished fields. Professional profiles are listed in an annual hardcover journal and in a detailed, searchable database on the website www.strww.com. Miami, FL, April 18, 2017 --( PR.com )-- Mario A. Iglesias of MAI Law Firm in Miami, Florida has been recognized as a Professional of the Year for 2017 by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Edition for his outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of law.About Mario A. Iglesias, JDMr. Iglesias has over 31 years experience in the practice of law in international and domestic legal matters. He owns his own practice, MAI Law Firm, which provides legal services in Miami, Florida, including transactions abroad. He mainly represents businesses and investors in real estate and commercial legal matters representing clients in the U.S. and overseas. The matters may involve domestic and international legal issues. Mr. Iglesias is “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He is a member of the American Bar Association.Born on May 30, 1957 in Havana, Cuba, Mr. Iglesias obtained a J.D., Cum Laude, from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts in 1984. He was a member of its Law Review. Mr. Iglesias has published legal and business articles and has lectured at legal seminars on real estate and financial information. In his spare time he enjoys reading and travel.For further information, contact www.maifirm.com About Strathmore’s Who’s Who WorldwideStrathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide is an international advertising, networking and publishing company based in Farmingdale, New York. They are proud to be able to satisfy their clients and continue to have repeat clientele due to their longevity and pride in their products and services. The Owners strive to connect business professionals to enhance their contact base and networking capabilities so they can get the acknowledgment and publicity within their industries and beyond. The Strathmore family has been providing these valuable services for over two decades. They target executives and professionals in all industries to be featured in their publication and on-line directory. Industries include business, law, education, healthcare and medicine, fine arts, IT, government, science, real estate, entertainment and many more accomplished fields. Professional profiles are listed in an annual hardcover journal and in a detailed, searchable database on the website www.strww.com. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Strathmore Worldwide
Suvak M.K.,Suffolk University
Journal of consulting and clinical psychology | Year: 2013
We examined 4 separate dimensions of functional social support (tangible, appraisal, self-esteem, and belonging) as predictors of change in depression over 4.5 years in a sample of women reporting intimate partner violence. Participants were recruited as they sought help for violence perpetrated by a current or former male partner. Three hundred eighty-eight participants completed the Interpersonal Support Evaluation List (Cohen, Mermelstein, Kamarck, & Hoberman, 1985), the Conflict Tactics Scale-2 (Straus, Hamby, Boney-McCoy, & Sugarman, 1996), and the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D; Radloff, 1977) at the baseline assessment. Participants were reevaluated on 9 follow-up assessment occasions over approximately 4.5 years, during which they completed the CES-D. Growth curve analyses revealed that belonging, or the perceived availability of people one can do things with, was the only dimension that predicted changes in depressive symptoms when controlling for initial depressive symptom levels. Higher levels of belonging support reported at the baseline assessment were associated with larger decreases in depression. The findings of the current study suggest that interventions should consider ways to get survivors connected to informal social networks. Neither perceived availability of material aid nor availability of someone to talk about one's problems or serve as a positive comparison when comparing oneself to others was associated with decreased depression over time. Only perceived availability of people one can do things with (i.e., belonging support).
Sultan N.,Suffolk University
International Journal of Information Management | Year: 2014
Cloud or utility computing is an emerging new computing paradigm designed to deliver numerous computing services through networked media such as the Web. This approach offers several advantages to potential users such as "metered" use (i.e., pay-as-you-go) which offers scalability, online delivery of software and virtual hardware services (e.g., collaboration programmes, virtual servers, virtual storage devices) which would enable organizations to obviate the need to own, maintain and update their software and hardware infrastructures. The flexibility of this emerging computing service has opened many possibilities for organizations that did not exist before. Among those organizations are those engaged in healthcare provision. The aim of this article is to shed some light on this development and explore the potential (and future) of cloud computing in contributing to the advancement of healthcare provision. A small case study will also be presented and discussed. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
Sultan N.,Suffolk University
International Journal of Information Management | Year: 2013
Organizations, of all types, live in an increasingly dynamic world. Much of this dynamism is generated by developments or innovations in technology, especially information and communication technology (ICT). Some organizations take advantage of this dynamism and create new products and business models and thrive. Others ignore it or take a long time trying to adapt to it and struggle, often with negative consequences. Some of these innovations, to use the terminology of Christensen, are of a "disruptive" nature such as the telephone, the Web and recently cloud computing. This paper explores the innovation phenomenon of cloud computing and Web 2.0 and specifically examines their impact on organizational knowledge. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Continuing grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 617.75K | Year: 2014
This project is supporting three cohorts of academically talented students with demonstrated financial need in attaining baccalaureate degrees in electrical engineering at Suffolk University. Scholar recruitment is being done in partnership with the Boston Public High School system, with additional support from local power industries. Cohort-building and developmental activities for scholars build on best practices from other institutions and include a project-based first-year seminar, enrichment and career-development sessions, course-affiliated study groups, faculty and peer mentoring, and internship opportunities. The intellectual merit of the project lies in a cohesive and focused approach to scholar recruitment, retention and career transitions which leverages strong participation by high schools and industry and the supportive community of electrical-engineering students and faculty at Suffolk. The broader impacts include expanding and diversifying the power-industry workforce, as well as providing a well-assessed model for consideration by similar institutions.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: Genetic Mechanisms | Award Amount: 361.20K | Year: 2016
Bacteria have the remarkable ability to acquire new genes in a process known as conjugation, which plays a profound role in bacterial evolution and adaptation to different environments. During conjugation, DNA is transferred from one cell to another through a specialized translocation channel. Many of the molecular mechanisms behind the conjugation process remain a mystery. This project will characterize two critical interacting protein components of the conjugation machinery of the bacterium Bacillus subtilis, providing insight into how they function, interact, and localize. The research will be designed and conducted by 12 highly qualified and diverse undergraduate students. By attaining this independent, inquiry-driven research experience, students are more likely to remain in science and gain employment or entrance to top-tier graduate programs after graduation. This project will also improve science education by enabling a professor from a diverse community college to do research and learn new techniques.
The subject of this study is a specialized DNA translocation channel known as a Type IV secretion system (T4SS). While the T4SSs found in several Gram-negative bacteria have been well-studied, much less is known about those of Gram-positive bacteria. This project aims to examine the conjugation machinery of Gram-positive bacteria using the integrative and conjugative element ICEBs1 of B. subtilis as a model system. Prior results indicate that the ICEBs1 T4SS is composed of ConE and ConB, among other proteins. ConE is a peripheral membrane ATPase that likely energizes DNA transfer and/or channel assembly. The bitopic membrane protein ConB interacts with ConE and is required for its association with the membrane. ConB and ConE will be characterized by a variety of methods including mutagenesis, conjugation assays, fluorescence microscopy, and biochemistry. This research will define the conserved sequence motifs and domains of ConB and ConE that are required for conjugation, interaction, enzymatic function, and oligomerization. As these proteins are conserved, the findings will apply to the conjugation machinery of numerous Gram-positive bacteria and provide a deeper understanding of a major mechanism mediating horizontal gene transfer.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Continuing grant | Program: | Phase: Genetic Mechanisms | Award Amount: 281.54K | Year: 2012
Intellectual Merit. Conjugation involves the transfer of DNA directly from a donor cell to a recipient cell. Since conjugative elements can deliver their own genetic material as well as other resident DNA, conjugation has played a profound role in bacterial evolution, allowing organisms to acquire new genes and adapt to new environmental niches. During conjugation, DNA is transferred from cell to cell through a specialized DNA translocation channel that is encoded by the conjugative element. This project will characterize the conserved ATPase ConE, a critical energetics component of the DNA translocation channel of the conjugative element ICEBs1 of Bacillus subtilis. This project is designed to reveal which conjugation proteins interact with and recruit ConE to the cell membrane. Furthermore, the sequences of ConE required for conjugation, ATP hydrolysis, and localization to the membrane will be explored. These studies should lead to the discovery of other critical components of the ICEBs1 conjugation machinery and a better understanding of the fundamental principles that govern horizontal gene transfer in bacteria.
Broader Impacts. Major impacts of this project are to enhance undergraduate student training while broadening our understanding of horizontal gene transfer. The research will be designed, conducted, and analyzed by undergraduate students with guidance from the PI. The PI will continue to integrate inquiry-based research into her undergraduate biochemistry laboratory course and high school outreach activities. Furthermore, this project will permit the purchase of a research-grade fluorescence microscope which will allow students to follow a wider range of research interests and learn sophisticated microscopy techniques. The percentage of students entering top-tier graduate programs and careers in the biosciences is expected to increase, as many more students will have the opportunity to gain useful research skills, present their work, and experience the excitement of scientific discovery.
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Knowledge Transfer Partnership | Award Amount: 40.96K | Year: 2016
To explore development of Virtual/Augmented Reality tools for the healthcare education, patient/professional treatment visualization and stimulation. To embed outcomes and efficiencys within primary and acute healthcare provision.