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Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Tuesday April 1, 2014 | 3:00 p.m.   
Corcoran Commons, The Heights Room
Award-winning writer, director, and producer of the documentary films Miss Representation (2011) and The Mask You Live In (2014), Jennifer Siebel Newsom will discuss how mass media depictions of women and girls restrict their paths to positions of leadership and power. She will also explore how w...
Tuesday April 1, 2014 | 3:00 p.m.   
Cushing Hall, Room 209
Zhiwei Yun (Stanford)

3:00 p.m.

Epipelagic representations and rigid local systems

Reeder and Yu have constructed in a uniform way certain supercuspidal representations of p-adic groups called "epipelagic representations", using invariant theory studied by Vinberg et al. In the function f...

Tuesday April 1, 2014 | 6:30 p.m.   
Fulton Hall, Room 511

Dr. Richard B. Primack, Professor of Biology at Boston University and Editor-in-Chief of Biological Conservation


Thoreau was a climate change scientist! For the past 10 years, Professor Richard Primack and his colleagues have been using Thoreau’s records and other data...

Tuesday April 1, 2014 | 7:00 p.m.   
Gasson Hall, Room 100
A distinguished novelist, short story writer, and essayist, Zadie Smith is one of the most acclaimed young writers working today. Her first novel, White Teeth, was the winner of The Whitbread First Novel Award, The Guardian First Book Award, The James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, and the ...
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Wednesday April 2, 2014 | 4:00 p.m.   
Corcoran Commons Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus
Prof. Gerald J. Beyer is Associate Professor of Theology at Villanova University. He received his B.A. in Philosophy from Georgetown University, his M.A. in Religion from Yale University Divinity School, and his Ph.D. in Theological Ethics from Boston College. His areas of specialization include John...
Wednesday April 2, 2014 | 5:30 p.m.   
Gasson Hall, Room 100
American evangelicals are, sometimes frantically, trying to adjust to an increasingly post-Christian America. We can no longer pretend that we are a "moral majority," sharing "values" with the American mainstream. In a quest to differentiate themselves from the failures of the old Religious Right, so...
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Thursday April 3, 2014 | 4:30 p.m.   
Burns Library, Thompson Room
A Lecture presented by Burns Visiting Scholar Professor Terence Brown

Burns Library Thompson Room, followed by a reception in the Library's Irish Room

In this lecture Professor Brown will consider how writers from the north of Ireland have dealt with evangelicalism with its emphasis on person...

Thursday April 3, 2014 | 7:00 p.m.   
McGuinn Auditorium, 121
Public Lecture by Fr. Paul McNellis, S.J.
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Saturday April 5, 2014 | 9:30 a.m.   
Higgins Hall, Room 300
Celebrate James Joyce and his work as it relates to the digital humanities at this day-long symposium.

This event is free, but registration is required at:

Saturday April 5, 2014 | 1:30 p.m.   
Robsham Theater Arts Center
Oliver Stone is a three-time Academy Award winning filmmaker and Director of such notable films as Platoon, JFK, Born on the 4th of July, Wall Street and Midnight Express. Peter Kuznick is Professor of History at American University and director of the Nuclear Studies Institute. The two have coll...
Monday, April 7, 2014
Monday April 7, 2014 | 5:00 p.m.   
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons
Presenter: Rowan Williams, Emeritus
Archbishop of Canterbury, Professor of
Theology, Cambridge University
Monday April 7, 2014 | 7:00 p.m.   
Devlin Hall, Room 008
A look behind-the-scenes of network television with BC alum, Tracey Wigfield (recent Emmy-Award winner for her work on the final episode of 30 Rock which she co-wrote with Tina Fey).
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Tuesday April 8, 2014 | 4:00 p.m.   
McGuinn Hall, Auditorium Room 121
A lecture by Rachel Lloyd, founder and CEO of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS), and author of Girls Like Us. Followed by a brief Q&A session and book signing.
Tuesday April 8, 2014 | 7:00 p.m.   
Higgins Hall, Room 300
Professor Krause will discuss the causes and effects of terrorism in general and the 2013 Boston Marathon attacks in particular. He will present findings from his own research on the role of education, emotion, and community resilience in the difficult choices faced by societies in the aftermath of t...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Wednesday April 9, 2014 | 7:00 p.m.   
Trinity Chapel, Newton Campus
A panel discussion will be held on nonviolent action against oppressors around the world. First, an oratorio (song) will be sung about how 10,000 teachers in Norway stopped Hitler from putting Nazi textbooks in their schools. A discussion will follow
about how nonviolent action has begun to take pla...
Wednesday April 9, 2014 | 7:00 p.m.   
Fulton Hall, Room 511
Born in Dublin in 1969 and now living with her family in Canada, Emma Donoghue is the award-winning author of the novels Room, The Sealed Letter, Landing, Life Mask, Slammerkin, Hood and Stir-fry; short-story collections Astray, Three and a Half Deaths, Touchy Subjects, The Woman Who Gave Birth to Ra...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Thursday April 10, 2014 | 12:00 p.m.   
Barat House, Boston College Law School
The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy presents "Constitutionalism in the Chinese World: The Confucian Legacy" with Joseph Chan, University of Hong Kong.

Space is limited. Lunch will be served. RSVP by 4/07 to

Thursday April 10, 2014 | 3:00 p.m.   
Stokes Hall, Room S376
Jane Anna Gordon, professor of Political Science at UMASS, will present her work CREOLIZING POLITICAL THEORY: READING ROUSSEAU THROUGH FANON. The presentation is part of a series of events that explore the movements of ideas across the Atlantic in the modern and contemporary world. ...
Thursday April 10, 2014 | 4:30 p.m.   
Devlin Hall, Room 101
Lecture by David Quint, Sterling Professor of Comparative Literature and English, Yale University
Thursday April 10, 2014 | 5:00 p.m.   
Fulton Hall, Room 511
Dr. David Cowan is the Visiting Scholar at The Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life. His lecture is titled, “Setting the Agenda for Global Dialogue: A Theoretical and Practical Approach to Business Ethics in Saudi Arabia...
Monday, April 14, 2014
Monday April 14, 2014 | 5:30 p.m.   
Stokes Hall, Room 195S
The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy presents this discussion panel featuring Rahul Sagar, Princeton University.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Tuesday April 15, 2014 | 4:00 p.m.   
Merkert, Room 130
Professor Eric Strieter, University of Wisconsin
Tuesday April 15, 2014 | 7:00 p.m.   
Yawkey Center, Murray Room
Speakers Matthew Jose of Greater Boston Citizenship Initiative, Atyia Martin from the Boston Public Health Commission and Katy Erker of Rosie's Place for homeless women gather to discuss their work to catalyze change in Boston on issues of health, immigration and homelessness and reflect on the stren...
Tuesday April 15, 2014 | 7:30 p.m.   
Gasson Hall, Room 100
Lecture/Performance: John Zorn and the Maturity of the American Experimental Tradition. Stephen Drury, Artistic Director of the Callithumpian Consort.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Wednesday April 16, 2014 | 12:00 p.m.   
Lyons Hall, Room 301
Works-in-Progress Lecture Series: "Dead Letter: Is the United States Constitution Unamendable?"

Richard Albert

Wednesday April 16, 2014


Lyons Hall, Room 301

Article V of the U.S. Constitution outlines a detailed procedure for constitutional amendment, yet the most recent successfu...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Tuesday April 22, 2014 | 7:00 p.m.   
Fulton Hall, Room 511
The Boston College Philosophy Department

LaBrecque Medical Ethics Series presents

“The Ethics of Pregnancy:
Towards an Integrated Approach”

John Haldane

Professor of Philosophy and Director

Centre for Ethics, Philosophy & Public Affairs

University of St Andrews, Scotland...

Tuesday April 22, 2014 | 7:30 p.m.   
Murray Family Function Room, Yawkey Center
Students selected by their professors at some two dozen Boston-area colleges and universities will read from their own poetry at the annual intercollegiate poetry event, hosted by Boston College. This year’s keynote speaker is Elizabeth “Betsy” Sholl, poet laureate of the State of Maine from 2006 t...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Wednesday April 23, 2014 | 5:00 p.m.   
Devlin Hall, Room 101
Lecture by Paul Messier, conservator of photographs.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Ongoing | Thursday April 24, 2014 | 12:00 p.m.   
Stokes Hall, Art Tent
Music, theater, dance, film screenings, art exhibitions and demonstrations, literary readings, children's activities, special events, and much more!
Thursday April 24, 2014 | 4:30 p.m.   
Cushing Hall, Room 001
Throughout the 20th Century, Kodak was a primary force in shaping the practices of amateur photography, actively influencing the practices of family and personal photography with its concept of the “Kodak moment.” In the postwar period, its counterpart Polaroid emerged to sell the idea of photograph...
Thursday April 24, 2014 | 6:30 p.m.   
Devlin Hall, Room 101
Explore how artists are tackling the complex subject of climate change, pointing the way towards prepared, resilient, “climate smART” communities.


Mags Harries, creator of nationally recognized, award-winning public art projects and faculty member of the School of Boston Museum o...

Friday, April 25, 2014
Ongoing | Friday April 25, 2014 | 12:00 p.m.   
Stokes Hall, Art Tent
Music, theater, dance, film screenings, art exhibitions and demonstrations, literary readings, children's activities, special events, and much more!
Friday April 25, 2014 | 5:00 p.m.   
Devlin Hall, Room 101
The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy presents "The Power of Money" discussion panel with Benjamin Cohen, University of California Santa Barbara; Harold James, Princeton University; and Jonathan Kirshner, Cornell University...
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Ongoing | Saturday April 26, 2014 | 12:00 p.m.   
Stokes Hall, Art Tent
Music, theater, dance, film screenings, art exhibitions and demonstrations, literary readings, children's activities, special events, and much more!
Saturday April 26, 2014 | 7:30 p.m.   
Devlin Hall, Room 101
Five contemporary Russian émigré authors, Philip Isaac Berman (Филипп Исаак Берман), Leonid Bulanov (Леонид Буланов), Pav...
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Wednesday April 30, 2014 | 5:30 p.m.   
Higgins Hall, Room 300
The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy presents "Transnational Justice and Democracy: Overcoming Three Dogmas of Political Theory" with Rainer Forst of Johann Wolfgang Goethe University.
Wednesday April 30, 2014 | 6:00 p.m.   
Cadigan Alumni Center Atrium, Brighton Campus,
Presenter: Alice McDermott, novelist, Professor of the Humanities, Johns Hopkins University
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