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« February 2012 » Lectures & Readings
 
Thursday, February 2, 2012
 
 
 
Thursday February 2, 2012 | 7:30 p.m.   
McGuinn 121
Athletics and the Academy: Towards 2020 lecture series

Charles Clotfelter is Z. Smith Reynolds Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics and Law at Duke University. He is also a research associate in the National Bureau of Economic Research.

His research has covered the economics of edu...

 
 
Monday, February 6, 2012
 
 
 
Monday February 6, 2012 | 5:00 p.m.   
Murray Function Room, Yawkey Center
Do you know where your coffee comes from? Or who made the clothing on your back? What about the chocolate you’ll be buying for Valentine’s Day? Most products come at the cost of human
suffering and injustices that can and should be prevented. Come join us at the kick-off event of BC’s very first Fai...
 
 
 
 
Monday February 6, 2012 | 7:00 p.m.   
Gasson 100
Author of the memoir A Long Way Gone, Ishmael Beah comes to BC to speak about his experiences after being drafted as a child soldier during his native Sierra Leone’s civil war in the mid-1990s, and the human rights abuses perpetrated during that war. Please RSVP to humanrights@bc.edu...
 
 
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
 
 
 
Tuesday February 7, 2012 | 5:30 p.m.   
Yawkey Center, Murray Function Room
In his latest book, Rabbi James Rudin, who has made a career of writing about and participating in interreligious dialogue, demonstrates how Cardinals Richard Cushing and Francis Spellman influenced the Second Vatican Council to adopt Nostra Aetate—a statement against anti-Semitism—and how Cardinal J...
 
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
 
 
 
Wednesday February 8, 2012 | 7:00 p.m.   
Devlin 101
This year’s annual Candelmas Lecture features James T. Fisher, who holds a PhD from Rutgers University and is a professor of theology at Fordham University. Fisher’s research interests include the cultural history of religion and ethnicity in the United States as well as American Catholic studies. Hi...
 
 
Thursday, February 9, 2012
 
 
 
Thursday February 9, 2012 | 4:00 p.m.   
411 Stuart Hall, Boston College Law School
Law, Leadership and Social Justice: The Public Interest Practitioner as an Agent of Change presents Corey Silberstein Shdaimah, LL.M., Ph.D, Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Maryland. In this lecture she will explore how professionals and “clients” work around pol...
 
 
 
 
Thursday February 9, 2012 | 5:30 p.m.   
Devlin 101
Fr. Richard Erikson, Boston Archdiocese and USAF Reserves; Jonathan Ebel, University of Illinois.
Moderator: Erik Owens, Boston College
 
 
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
 
 
 
Tuesday February 14, 2012 | 4:30 p.m.   
Devlin 101
Junot Díaz was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and is the author of Drown and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao which won the John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the 2008 Puli...
 
 
 
 
Tuesday February 14, 2012 | 5:00 p.m.   
Gasson 305
Jonathan Laurence, associate professor of Political Science at Boston College, specializes in European politics, transatlantic relations and Islam in the West and is the author of The Emancipation of Europe's Muslims: The State's Role in Minority Integration (Princeton University Press 2012) and th...
 
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
 
 
 
Wednesday February 15, 2012 | 4:45 p.m.   
Devlin 008
Abdullahi A. An-Na'im is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law at Emory University in Atlanta, where he has taught since 1995. He holds an LLB (Honours) University of Khartoum, Sudan (1970) and PhD in Law, University of Edinburgh, Scotland (1976) and an Honorary Doctorate from the Universite cathol...
 
 
 
 
Wednesday February 15, 2012 | 7:00 p.m.   
Murray Function Room, Yawkey Center
Junot Díaz was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and is the author of Drown and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao which won the John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the 2008 Puli...
 
 
 
 
Wednesday February 15, 2012 | 7:00 p.m.   
Gasson Commons
An unusual conversation on marriage, love, intimacy, and commitment. Come listen and ask questions to our panel speakers, Kelly Sardon-Garrity, Tammy Liddell, and Dan Leahy along with their wonderful spouses. And enjoy free pizza, refreshments and desserts....
 
 
 
 
Wednesday February 15, 2012 | 7:00 p.m.   
381 Concord Road, Weston, MA 02493
Melanie Head, Ph.D., Manager, Renewable Energy Design, EnergySmart Alternatives, LLC
 
 
Monday, February 20, 2012
 
 
 
Monday February 20, 2012 | 4:00 p.m.   
Higgins 225
Joseph Joyce, Wellesley College

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 pol...

 
 
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
 
 
 
Tuesday February 21, 2012 | 7:00 p.m.   
Murray Function Room, Yawkey Center
Come hear BC students, faculty and staff share their stories of immigration!

Featured Panelists:

Mirela Agaj, Lead Food Service Worker, Catering; Elena Lapitsky, Lecturer, Slavic and Eastern Languages and Literatures; Carmela Merolla, Lecturer, Romance Languages and Literatures; Jinah Kim, Pre...
 
 
Thursday, February 23, 2012
 
 
 
Thursday February 23, 2012 | 5:30 p.m.   
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons
Explore why the sacrament of Baptism in the Catholic Church is so much more than just a cleansing from sin.
 
 
Monday, February 27, 2012
 
 
 
Monday February 27, 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 February 27, 2012 | 6:30 p.m.   
Gasson 100
Dean Vincent Rougeau, Boston College Law School

One of the emerging realities of our current economic crisis is that the places that have fared best have been large metropolitan centers. Areas with diverse economies and populations have continued to draw in new residents and new jobs. Nevertheless,...

 
 
 
 
Monday February 27, 2012 | 7:30 p.m.   
Devlin 101
Lectura Dantis, a public reading of Dante's Divine Comedy, presents Paradiso 23 with Prof. Rachel Jacoff, Wellesley College. 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, February 29, 2012
 
 
 
Wednesday February 29, 2012 | 5:30 p.m.   
Gasson Hall, Room 100, Main Campus
Paul Wilkes will speak about the Catholic sacrament of penance and the human need of renewing oneself through the practice of honesty.
 
 
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