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« April 2012 » Lectures & Readings
 
Sunday, April 1, 2012
 
 
 
Sunday April 1, 2012 | 8:00 p.m.   
Gasson Hall 100
Christopher Willcock, S.J., speaks at the Spring 2012 Gasson Lecture. His lecture is titled, The Harrowing of Hell: A Performance of Anastasis. La Bande Sonore, choir and soloists. John Finney, conductor.
 
 
Monday, April 2, 2012
 
 
 
Monday April 2, 2012 | 4:00 p.m.   
Higgins 225
Andrew Rose, U.C. Berkeley

This interdisciplinary seminar series focuses on topics of relevance for current economic policymaking, including analysis of political and strategic dimensions. The series features speakers from the academic world with experience in policymaking and/or a record of policy...

 
 
 
 
Monday April 2, 2012 | 5:00 p.m.   
Devlin 101
A lecture on East Asian Philosophy and Religion in Comparative Perspective by Professor Philip J. Ivanhoe, City University of Hong Kong.

The lecture explores different ways in which people do or might claim themselves to be “one” with other parts of the world or with the universe at large and what et...

 
 
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
 
 
 
Tuesday April 3, 2012 | 4:00 p.m.   
Robsham Theater Arts Center
The Clough Colloquium featuring Andrew Ross Sorkin, author and journalist. Sorkin is The New York Times’s chief mergers and acquisitions reporter and a columnist. Mr. Sorkin is also the editor of DealBook (nytimes.com/dealbook), an online daily financial report he started in 2001. In addition, So...
 
 
Monday, April 9, 2012
 
 
 
Monday April 9, 2012 | 6:30 p.m.   
Gasson 100
Dean David Quigley, College of Arts & Sciences

A historian whose writing focuses on the political and cultural evolution of urban America, Dean Quigley’s lecture will explore several key moments in the creation of modern Boston's distinctive public culture. By exploring critical junctures in the cit...

 
 
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
 
 
 
Tuesday April 10, 2012 | 4:00 p.m.   
Devlin 101
This lecture looks on the relationship between the growing use of local language in electronic media and the re-emergence of African traditional cultural discourses.
 
 
 
 
Tuesday April 10, 2012 | 4:30 p.m.   
Murray Room, Yawkey Athletic Center
The O’Connor Chair in the Carroll School of Management Inaugural Celebration by inaugural chair holder Michael Pratt.
 
 
 
 
Tuesday April 10, 2012 | 5:00 p.m.   
Corcoran Commons, Heights Room
Enactment of the Affordable Care Act and release of the Institute of Medicine’s The Future of Nursing report in 2010 threw open doors to nurses interested in assuming leadership positions and contributing more of their knowledge, skills, and abilities to advancing patient care.



Karen Daley, M....
 
 
 
 
Tuesday April 10, 2012 | 5:00 p.m.   
Gasson 302
Lecture by Dr. Charles Scribner III
 
 
 
 
Tuesday April 10, 2012 | 7:00 p.m.   
Devlin 026
Producer Anthony J. Resta and his Engineer Karyadi Sutedja will discuss their unique production style with a focus on the challenges & flexibilities of producing music with other individuals remotely.
 
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
 
 
 
Wednesday April 11, 2012 | 4:30 p.m.   
McGuinn 121
Anne K. Rasmussen is associate professor of music and ethnomusicology at the College of William and Mary and currently serves as chair of the Department of Music. Since 1994 Rasmussen has directed the William and Mary Middle Eastern Music Ensemble. Professor Rasmussen's broad research interests inclu...
 
 
 
 
Wednesday April 11, 2012 | 7:00 p.m.   
Devlin 101
Brenda Wineapple’s most recent book, White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson (2008), was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award, a winner of the Washington Arts Club National Award for arts writing, and a New York Times "Notable Book"; it was al...
 
 
 
 
Wednesday April 11, 2012 | 7:00 p.m.   
381 Concord Road, Weston, MA 02493
Kerry Lynch, Ph.D., Project Archaeologist, Archaeological Services, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
 
 
Thursday, April 12, 2012
 
 
 
Thursday April 12, 2012 | 4:00 p.m.   
Devlin 101
Jill Lepore, Harvard University, The New Yorker
Rebecca Traister, Salon, The New York Times
Alan Wolfe, Boston College
Moderated by Erik Owens, Boston College
 
 
 
 
Thursday April 12, 2012 | 4:30 p.m.   
Fulton 511
Aram Hamparian, head of the Armenian National Committee of America will speak on the topic of genocide recognition in the United States.
 
 
 
 
Thursday April 12, 2012 | 4:30 p.m.   
Gasson 205
John Marshall Lectures in Political Philosophy

Christopher Nadon is associate professor of government at Claremont McKenna College. He was educated at the University of Chicago (B.A. 1985, M.A. 1989, Ph. D. 1993) and has taught at the University of Kiev-Mohyla Academy and Trinity College in Hartfor...

 
 
 
 
Thursday April 12, 2012 | 7:30 p.m.   
McGuinn 121
Two time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof discusses his experiences on the front lines of the fight against human trafficking. His lecture will be followed by a signing of his book, Half the Sky.
 
 
Friday, April 13, 2012
 
 
 
Friday April 13, 2012 | 4:00 p.m.   
Higgins 225
Race & Ethics Seminar Series present Lawrence Blum, professor at UMass Boston.

Lawrence Blum is Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Education and Professor of Philosophy. His scholarly interests are in race theory, moral philosophy, moral psychology, moral education, multiculturalism, soci...

 
 
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
 
 
 
Tuesday April 17, 2012 | 6:00 p.m.   
McGuinn 334
Dr. David Franks will speak on physician-assisted suicide, its upcoming appearance on the Massachusetts ballot, its ethical dimensions, and its long-term implications for society. Q&A will follow the talk. All are invited.
 
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
 
 
 
Wednesday April 18, 2012 | 4:00 p.m.   
Merkert 127
Professor Charles M. Lieber, Mark Hyman Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Harvard University
 
 
 
 
Wednesday April 18, 2012 | 7:00 p.m.   
Devlin 008
John Perkins, Chief Economist and New York Times Bestseller

This interdisciplinary seminar series focuses on topics of relevance for current economic policymaking, including analysis of political and strategic dimensions. The series features speakers from the academic world with experience in policym...

 
 
Thursday, April 19, 2012
 
 
 
Thursday April 19, 2012 | 3:30 p.m.   
Devlin 101
Sam Tanenhaus, editor of the New York Times Book Review, will address the public role of the contemporary intellectual, exploring ways in which serious thinkers engage with a range of audiences and interests. As editor at the New York Times Book Review, Tanenhaus enjoys a particularly rich perspect...
 
 
 
 
Thursday April 19, 2012 | 4:00 p.m.   
Merkert 127
Professor Charles M. Lieber, Mark Hyman Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Harvard University
 
 
 
 
Thursday April 19, 2012 | 4:00 p.m.   
Cushing 209
Speaker: Prof. Robert Ghrist, UPENN

Abstract: This colloquium surveys a surprisingly beautiful integral calculus based on Euler characteristic, with a focus on computations and applications to problems of network data aggregation....
 
 
 
 
Thursday April 19, 2012 | 5:00 p.m.   
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons
Lecture commemorating Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day

Katharina von Kellenbach is Professor of Religious Studies and former Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at St. Mary's College of Maryland, the Honors College of the State of Maryland. Her current research project

 
 
 
 
Thursday April 19, 2012 | 5:30 p.m.   
120 East Wing, Newton Campus
An international panel of scholars in legal and politcal thought on citizenship claims comes to BC to discuss the issue of citizenship and its interpretation across the globe. Three people who have navigated the bureaucracy claims will also present on their experiences....
 
 
 
 
Thursday April 19, 2012 | 6:15 p.m.   
McGuinn 121
Book signing and lecture by Marc Lynch, associate professor of political science at George Washington University, and director of the Institute for Middle East Studies and the Project on Middle East Political Science. He is the author of The Arab Uprising: The Unfinished Revolutions of the New Middl...
 
 
 
 
Thursday April 19, 2012 | 7:00 p.m.   
Higgins 300
"The Philosophical and Theological Roots of Institutional Conscience," presented by Professor Christopher Tollefsen, University of South Carolina, Visiting Fellow (2011-2012), James Madison Program, Princeton University.
 
 
 
 
Thursday April 19, 2012 | 7:30 p.m.   
Yawkey Center, Murray Function Room
Students selected by their professors at more than 20 Boston-area colleges and universities will read from their own poetry at the annual intercollegiate poetry event. Poet Fred Marchant, professor of English and director of Creative Writing and The Poetry Center at Suffolk University, is the keynote...
 
 
Friday, April 20, 2012
 
 
 
Friday April 20, 2012 | 4:00 p.m.   
Fulton 145
Speaker: Prof. Robert Ghrist, UPENN

Abstract: Algebraic topology invented sheaves as a tool for integrating local data into a global structure. This talk will give an introduction to constructible sheaves; their (co)homology; and, most importantly, their recent applications to problems in optimiza...
 
 
 
 
Friday April 20, 2012 | 4:00 p.m.   
Merkert 127
Professor Charles M. Lieber, Mark Hyman Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Harvard University
 
 
Saturday, April 21, 2012
 
 
 
Saturday April 21, 2012 | 9:00 a.m.   
Devlin Hall
Fintan O'Toole, Keynote Speaker: A scathing critic of present economic, social, and cultural policies, Fintan O'Toole is perhaps the most influential Irish public intellectual today. His is an outspoken voice against corruption and exploitation. As a literary critic, historical writer, political co...
 
 
 
 
Saturday April 21, 2012 | 1:30 p.m.   
Fulton 511
A Colloquy on Family, Faith, and Work, featuring Matt and Sarah Hasselbeck

Matt and Sarah Hasselbeck graduated Boston College in 1997. While at BC both Matt and Sarah excelled as student athletes; Sarah was an All-American field hockey goalie, while Matt quarterbacked the Eagles football team. Matt g...

 
 
Monday, April 23, 2012
 
 
 
Monday April 23, 2012 | 3:00 p.m.   
Burns Library, Thompson Room
A talk by Fintan O'Toole, Leonard L. Milberg '53, visiting lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton for Spring 2012
 
 
 
 
Monday April 23, 2012 | 4:00 p.m.   
Higgins 225
This interdisciplinary seminar series focuses on topics of relevance for current economic policymaking, including analysis of political and strategic dimensions. The series features speakers from the academic world with experience in policymaking and/or a record of policy-relevant research as well as...
 
 
 
 
Monday April 23, 2012 | 4:30 p.m.   
Devlin 008
Just three weeks after the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Cuba, His Eminence Jaime Cardinal Ortega, archbishop of Havana, will share with us his views about the visit, his insights about the Catholic Church in Cuba, and his understanding of the challenges that this institution is facing in the future....
 
 
 
 
Monday April 23, 2012 | 4:30 p.m.   
Devlin 101
This presentation uses the legal act of deportation as a socio-political tool to question and resist loose definitions of the Caribbean. As support for this critical approach, it pays close attention to fiction, music and legal cases....
 
 
 
 
Monday April 23, 2012 | 6:00 p.m.   
Devlin 008
In this lecture, Dr. Jackson Katz uses clips from his film, Tough Guise, to illustrate how mainstream media images - from sports, television, Hollywood film, and music video - help to promote violent masculinity as a cultural norm. The intent of this lecture is to provide students, teachers, and an...
 
 
 
 
Monday April 23, 2012 | 7:30 p.m.   
Devlin 101
Lectura Dantis, a public reading of Dante's Divine Comedy, presents Paradiso 25 with Prof. Heather Webb, Ohio State University. Bilingual texts of the canto will be distributed at the door. The presentation of the text is in English, and the reading in Italian....
 
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
 
 
 
Wednesday April 25, 2012 | 4:30 p.m.   
McGuinn 121
John J. Mulhern is a Senior Fellow at the Fels Institute of Government and Adjunct Associate Professor of Classical Studies and Government Administration at the University of Pennsylvania.
 
 
 
 
Wednesday April 25, 2012 | 6:30 p.m.   
Gasson Commons Room, 102
Readings of poetry by a poet and scholar of medieval Persian poetry. Editor and translator of Rudaki (2010), author of his own poetry collection Uzunburun (2011), and editor of the literary journal News from the republic of letters. ...
 
 
 
 
Wednesday April 25, 2012 | 7:00 p.m.   
Murray Function Room, Yawkey Center
Award-winning science writer Rebecca Skloot has made a career of probing the intersections between hard science and human experience; the resulting stories have been as varied as cellular research and cancer, medical care for pet goldfish, and the science behind personal motivation. In her bestsellin...
 
 
Thursday, April 26, 2012
 
 
 
Thursday April 26, 2012 | 9:00 a.m.   
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons
"Caring for People is a Global Responsibility"

Delano Lewis, former Ambassador to South Africa, will be the featured speaker at the GSSW Distinguished Speakers Lecture. Mr. Lewis will discuss how we are all connected and interconnected globally and will speak about opportunities to serve in the U.S...

 
 
 
 
Thursday April 26, 2012 | 12:00 p.m.   
Gasson Common Room
Presentation by Ms. Lee Farrow, Founder and Director of Do-Right Ministries, and BC Graduate Student Jennifer Drake
 
 
 
 
Ongoing | Thursday April 26, 2012 | 12:00 p.m.   
O'Neill Plaza
Music, theater, dance, film screenings, art exhibitions and demonstrations, literary readings, children’s activities, special events, and much more!
 
 
 
 
Thursday April 26, 2012 | 5:15 p.m.   
Fulton 511
Ambassador Peter Tomsen, was Special Envoy and Ambassador to Afghanistan (1989-1992), Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (1993-1995) and Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia (1995-1998). He served in senior positions in Moscow and Beijing in critical per...
 
 
 
 
Thursday April 26, 2012 | 5:30 p.m.   
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons
A conversation about faith and the vocation to serve others with three women, from different generations and backgrounds, who draw from their professional, personal, faith-filled experiences to make significant contributions to the Church.

Moderator: Patricia De Leeuw, Vice Provost for Faculties, Of...

 
 
Friday, April 27, 2012
 
 
 
Friday April 27, 2012 | 9:30 a.m.   
Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus
In this workshop, Tom and Barb will share the story of their struggles to live with and learn from Barb’s biopolar disorder. They will also offer practical pastoral approaches and skills for those working in ministry with persons with mental illness.

Barb Zanzig was first diagnosed with bipolar...
 
 
 
 
Ongoing | Friday April 27, 2012 | 12:00 p.m.   
O'Neill Plaza
Music, theater, dance, film screenings, art exhibitions and demonstrations, literary readings, children’s activities, special events, and much more!
 
 
 
 
Friday April 27, 2012 | 5:00 p.m.   
9 Lake St. Room 135
A discussion with Xavier Jeyaraj, SJ, Asst. Secretary of the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat of the Society of Jesus and Dr. Kenneth Parker, Associate Professor of Theological Studies and Founder of SLU Prison Initiative, St. Louis University....
 
 
Saturday, April 28, 2012
 
 
 
Ongoing | Saturday April 28, 2012 | 12:00 p.m.   
O'Neill Plaza
Music, theater, dance, film screenings, art exhibitions and demonstrations, literary readings, children’s activities, special events, and much more!
 
 
Monday, April 30, 2012
 
 
 
Monday April 30, 2012 | 4:00 p.m.   
Higgins 225
This interdisciplinary seminar series focuses on topics of relevance for current economic policymaking, including analysis of political and strategic dimensions. The series features speakers from the academic world with experience in policymaking and/or a record of policy-relevant research as well as...
 
 
 
 
Monday April 30, 2012 | 5:30 p.m.   
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons
Moderator: Fr. Tony Penna will be joined by three married couples.
 
 
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