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« March 2012 » Lectures & Readings
 
Thursday, March 1, 2012
 
 
 
Thursday March 1, 2012 | 5:00 p.m.   
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons
Rev. John T. Pawlikowski, OSM, Ph.D. is a Servite priest and Professor of Social Ethics at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and Director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies Program at the CTU’s Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Center. The author of more than fifteen books on Christian-Jewish relations, ...
 
 
 
 
Thursday March 1, 2012 | 7:00 p.m.   
Gasson 100
Billy Collins is an American phenomenon. No poet since Robert Frost has managed to combine high critical acclaim with such broad popular appeal. His work has appeared in a variety of periodicals including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The American Scholar; he is a Guggenheim fellow and a...
 
 
Thursday, March 8, 2012
 
 
 
Thursday March 8, 2012 | 8:30 a.m.   
Murray Function Room
Audio Precision presents regular seminars on audio test around the world. We cover best practices for characterizing various devices, look at common mistakes to avoid and give practical advice on automation and what to look for setting up a test program....
 
 
 
 
Thursday March 8, 2012 | 5:30 p.m.   
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons
Presenter: Professor Liam Bergin, Visiting Scholar, Irish Studies
 
 
Monday, March 12, 2012
 
 
 
Monday March 12, 2012 | 4:00 p.m.   
Devlin 101
Professor Angela Bourke will present, in conjunction with the exhibition, Rural Ireland: the Inside Story, a lecture titled: "Visiting the Claddagh: Artists and Others, 1840-1914." She will discuss cultural encounters in the Claddagh in the period between the Great Famine and the Great War. The McM...
 
 
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
 
 
 
Tuesday March 13, 2012 | 11:00 a.m.   
Gasson 207
Abraham Landau, a planning manager at TJX who spent two years in Düsseldorf, Germany while opening a branch office, will talk about German business culture and career opportunities in Germany.
 
 
 
 
Tuesday March 13, 2012 | 7:00 p.m.   
Alumni Center, Boston College, Brighton Campus, 2121 Commonwealth Avenue
"Are Mormons the New Catholics and Jews? Mitt Romney and the Political State of the Union."

American voters have only once selected a non-Protestant to serve in the nation’s highest office. In a year in which a Mormon may for the first time become a major-party presidential candidate, this panel di...

 
 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
 
 
 
Wednesday March 14, 2012 | 5:00 p.m.   
Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus
Presenter: Peter Machinist

The word “myth” has been used in many different ways, sometimes positively, but more often, and especially recently, negatively. Many would argue that it has no relevance for the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, indeed would be expressly rejected by the biblical writers. But i...

 
 
 
 
Wednesday March 14, 2012 | 5:30 p.m.   
Devlin 101
The 11th Annual Prophetic Voices Lecture

Miroslav Volf is the Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale Divinity School, and the founding Director for the Yale Center for Faith and Culture.

 
 
 
 
Wednesday March 14, 2012 | 7:00 p.m.   
Murray Room, Yawkey Athletic Center
Patrick Kuhse became an expert on ethics the hard way—by taking part in his own criminal acts and suffering the consequences.

Kuhse originally worked as a successful stockbroker, but he kept his clients in the dark about a number of important issues. The situation got worse when a friend offered Kuh...

 
 
Thursday, March 15, 2012
 
 
 
Thursday March 15, 2012 | 10:00 a.m.   
Connolly House
Frances Fitzgerald TD, Irish Cabinet Minister for Children and Youth will speak about the new protocol she, together with her Northern Ireland counterpart, Health Minister Edwin Poots, have launched for cross border cooperation in child protection. Minister Fitzgerald's interests, and those of the Bo...
 
 
 
 
Thursday March 15, 2012 | 4:30 p.m.   
Devlin 101
Featuring Gary Jacobsohn, Author, H. Malcolm MacDonald Professor in Constitutional & Comparative Law, Department of Government, The University of Texas at Austin; Miguel Schor, Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School; Mark Tushnet, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Harvard Law School;...
 
 
 
 
Thursday March 15, 2012 | 4:30 p.m.   
Devlin 008
Lecture by Dr. Joshua Walker, University of Richmond.
 
 
 
 
Thursday March 15, 2012 | 5:00 p.m.   
Higgins 300
Earl Lovelace, a renown novelist, playwright and short-story writer will be reading excerpts from his award winning novel, Is Just A Movie. Earl Lovelace's books include While Gods Are Falling, winner of the BP Independence Award; the Caribbean classic The Dragon Can't Dance; and Salt, which...
 
 
 
 
Thursday March 15, 2012 | 6:30 p.m.   
Devlin 101
Book reading and signing with Steve Pemberton ’89.

About the book: A memoir of loss, pain, hope, and resilience, A Chance in the World tells the story of how a mixed-race, mistreated orphan living in foster care sought and found identity, family, and success.

About Steve Pemberton: Pemberton is...

 
 
 
 
Thursday March 15, 2012 | 7:30 p.m.   
McGuinn 121
"Pimps Up, Ho's Down" pulls at the threads of the intricately knotted issues surrounding young black women and hip hop culture. What unravels for Tracy D. Sharpley-Whiting is a new, and problematic, politics of gender. In this fascinating and forceful lecture, Sharpley-Whiting, a feminist writer who ...
 
 
Friday, March 16, 2012
 
 
 
Friday March 16, 2012 | 11:00 a.m.   
John J. Burns Library Irish Room
Fionnuala Gerrity, a graduate of the North Bennet Street School Bookbinding Program, will give a presentation about her artist books, as well as her conservation internship at the Burns Library. The presentation is free of charge and open to the public. Space for the event is limited; please RSVP by ...
 
 
Monday, March 19, 2012
 
 
 
Monday March 19, 2012 | 12:00 p.m.   
10 Stone Avenue, Room 201
John Marshall Lectures in Political Philosophy

James Piereson is a Manhattan Institute senior fellow and director of the Institute’s Center for the American University. In addition, he is chairman of the selection committee for the VERITAS Fund for Higher Education which allocates grants to progra...

 
 
 
 
Monday March 19, 2012 | 4:00 p.m.   
Maloney 429
Richard White of Stanford University will visit the History Department at Boston College March 19th-21st. White is Margaret Byrne Professor of American History and principle investigator for the “Shaping the West Project”, a part of the “Spatial history Project” at Stanford. ...
 
 
 
 
Monday March 19, 2012 | 4:00 p.m.   
Higgins 225
Francesco Giavazzi, Bocconi University, Milan

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...

 
 
 
 
Monday March 19, 2012 | 5:00 p.m.   
Devlin 101
"Beyond Normal: Geometric Survey and Irregular Symmetries in Roman Urban Design,” by David Friedman, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, MIT
 
 
 
 
Monday March 19, 2012 | 8:00 p.m.   
Higgins 310
Part of Green Week 2012: Save the Humans!
 
 
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
 
 
 
Tuesday March 20, 2012 | 4:15 p.m.   
Fulton 511
Part of Green Week 2012: Save the Humans!

Representatives from IT, Dining, Procurement, Transportation & Parking, Facilities and Athletics will be discussing recent sustainability efforts and initiatives. Refreshments available....

 
 
 
 
Tuesday March 20, 2012 | 5:00 p.m.   
Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus
Presentation by Rev. Dr. Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan, professor of theology and women's studies at Shaw University Divinity School, Raleigh, NC.

This presentation provides an overview of African American Spirituals, their connection with Scripture, and how the living and performance of these “chants of ...
 
 
 
 
Tuesday March 20, 2012 | 6:00 p.m.   
Lyons Hall (The Rat)
Part of Green Week 2012: Save the Humans!
 
 
 
 
Tuesday March 20, 2012 | 7:00 p.m.   
Murray Room, Yawkey Athletic Center
Nearly seventy years after it ended, the Second World War remains a contested issue in history and memory in many countries around the world. In her forthcoming book Past Obsessions: World War Two in History and Memory, Carol Gluck considers examples from Europe, Asia, and North America that help u...
 
 
 
 
Tuesday March 20, 2012 | 7:00 p.m.   
Higgins 310
Richard White, Stanford University
 
 
 
 
Tuesday March 20, 2012 | 8:30 p.m.   
Hillside Cafe
This event is an Agape Latte EXTRA!
 
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
 
 
 
Wednesday March 21, 2012 | 12:30 p.m.   
TBA
Part of Green Week 2012: Save the Humans!

Discussion of faith and solidarity in light of the climate crisis with Dan DiLeo, who works with the Catholic Climate Covenant.

 
 
 
 
Wednesday March 21, 2012 | 4:30 p.m.   
McGuinn 121
Morton Keller is Spector Professor of History Emeritus at Brandeis University. His scholarly work focuses on American political and legal history, especially of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.
 
 
 
 
Wednesday March 21, 2012 | 7:00 p.m.   
Devlin 101
In 2012, in collaboration with the University’s Irish Programs, Boston College’s McMullen Museum will present an exhibition, "Rural Ireland: the Inside Story," inspired by Claudia Kinmonth’s groundbreaking scholarship in Irish Rural Interiors in Art (2006). Her work reveals that, contrary to earli...
 
 
 
 
Wednesday March 21, 2012 | 7:00 p.m.   
Cushing 001
Photojournalist Mimi Chakarova, who grew up in Bulgaria, takes us on a personal investigative journey, exposing the shadowy world of sex trafficking from Eastern Europe to the Middle East and Western Europe. We will host a screening followed by a Q&A panel....
 
 
 
 
Wednesday March 21, 2012 | 7:30 p.m.   
Devlin 008
Athletics and the Academy: Towards 2020 lecture series presents Jay Coakley, Independent Scholar

Jay Coakley has published many articles and book chapters primarily on sport, society, and culture. He is the author of Sport In Society: Issues and Controversies (7th edition), a widely used text in th...

 
 
Thursday, March 22, 2012
 
 
 
Thursday March 22, 2012 | 10:00 a.m.   
Connolly House
Shane O'Neill, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, will meet with administrators, faculty and students as part of the Center for Irish Program's continuing effort to promote ever-closer faculty and student interest between Boston College and Queens University Belfast. Dean O'...
 
 
 
 
Thursday March 22, 2012 | 4:30 p.m.   
Atrium Gallery Auditorium, Theology & Ministry Library
Lecture by Dr. Thomas Massaro, SJ, and Dr. Richard
Clifford, SJ, of the School of Theology & Ministry at Boston College.
 
 
 
 
Thursday March 22, 2012 | 5:00 p.m.   
Higgins 265
Part of Green Week 2012: Save the Humans!

With MA Fair Share

 
 
 
 
Thursday March 22, 2012 | 7:30 p.m.   
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons
With Pamela Merchant, Center for Justice and Accountability, and José María Tojeira SJ, Rector Emeritus of the University of Central America, El Salvador. Please RSVP to humanrights@bc.edu.
 
 
Monday, March 26, 2012
 
 
 
Monday March 26, 2012 | 12:00 p.m.   
Fulton 453
C.A.R.E. Week (Concerned About Rape Education Week) is a week to raise awareness about sexual assault, support survivors in solidarity and educate the community about issues surrounding sexual assault.
 
 
 
 
Monday March 26, 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 March 26, 2012 | 7:00 p.m.   
McGuinn 334
C.A.R.E. Week (Concerned About Rape Education Week) is a week to raise awareness about sexual assault, support survivors in solidarity and educate the community about issues surrounding sexual assault.
 
 
 
 
Monday March 26, 2012 | 7:30 p.m.   
Devlin 101
Lectura Dantis, a public reading of Dante's Divine Comedy, presents Paradiso 24 with Prof. Chris Constas, Boston 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....
 
 
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
 
 
 
Tuesday March 27, 2012 | 5:30 p.m.   
Ignacio Lounge
C.A.R.E. Week (Concerned About Rape Education Week) is a week to raise awareness about sexual assault, support survivors in solidarity and educate the community about issues surrounding sexual assault.
 
 
 
 
Tuesday March 27, 2012 | 6:45 p.m.   
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons
After a 25-year career in global finance as a senior executive in the asset management industry and as head of the world's largest financial information services company, Kathleen Corbet challenged herself to take the path less travelled to become an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, civic leader, an...
 
 
 
 
Tuesday March 27, 2012 | 7:30 p.m.   
Higgins 300
Athletics and the Academy: Towards 2020 lecture series presents Ellen J. Staurowsky, Ed.D., Professor, Department of Sport Management, Drexel University

In the annals of the shared history between college sport and higher education, there has never been a time when the chorus calling for reform ha...

 
 
 
 
Tuesday March 27, 2012 | 8:30 p.m.   
Hillside Cafe
C.A.R.E. Week (Concerned About Rape Education Week) is a week to raise awareness about sexual assault, support survivors in solidarity and educate the community about issues surrounding sexual assault.
 
 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
 
 
 
Wednesday March 28, 2012 | 12:00 p.m.   
Stuart 410, Newton Campus
Dr. Katherine Young, a Visiting Scholar at Boston College Law School, is a Senior Lecturer at Australian National University College of Law. Her presentation draws on Part II of her forthcoming book, Constituting Economic and Social Rights (OUP, June 2012). When rights to food, water, health, housing...
 
 
 
 
Wednesday March 28, 2012 | 12:00 p.m.   
Maloney 258
C.A.R.E. Week (Concerned About Rape Education Week) is a week to raise awareness about sexual assault, support survivors in solidarity and educate the community about issues surrounding sexual assault.
 
 
 
 
Wednesday March 28, 2012 | 2:00 p.m.   
Atrium Gallery Auditorium, Theology & Ministry Library
Lecture by Ms. Lee Farrow, Founder and Director of Do-Right Ministries.
 
 
 
 
Wednesday March 28, 2012 | 4:00 p.m.   
Thompson Room, Burns Library
Burns Visiting Scholar, Professor Dermot Keogh. Immediately following, light refreshments will be served in the Irish Room of the Burns Library.
 
 
 
 
Wednesday March 28, 2012 | 4:30 p.m.   
Devlin 101
"Liberian Calypsos: Nina Simone and The Global Civil Rights Movement” considers the intimate relationship between Nina Simone’s political allegiance to African de-colonization movements in the 1960s and her incorporation of West African songs and musical genres within her repertoire in the 1970s. Tr...
 
 
 
 
Wednesday March 28, 2012 | 7:00 p.m.   
Devlin 101
Téa Obreht is the author of the instant New York Times bestseller The Tiger's Wife. She was born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia, and spent her childhood in Cyprus and Egypt. Her family immigrated to the United States in 1997, and she attended the University of Southern California and received her...
 
 
 
 
Wednesday March 28, 2012 | 7:00 p.m.   
381 Concord Road, Weston, MA 02493
Michael Hagerty, Ph.D., Manager, The New England Seismic Network, Weston Observatory, Boston College.
 
 
Thursday, March 29, 2012
 
 
 
Thursday March 29, 2012 | 4:30 p.m.   
Devlin 008
Bruce Cumings, Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor in History and the College from University of Chicago, visits to speak.
 
 
 
 
Thursday March 29, 2012 | 7:00 p.m.   
Gasson 309
C.A.R.E. Week (Concerned About Rape Education Week) is a week to raise awareness about sexual assault, support survivors in solidarity and educate the community about issues surrounding sexual assault.
 
 
 
 
Thursday March 29, 2012 | 7:00 p.m.   
Fulton Honors Library
The lecture is by Fr. Paul McNellis, S.J., of the Boston College Philosophy Department.
 
 
Friday, March 30, 2012
 
 
 
Friday March 30, 2012 | 12:00 p.m.   
Fulton 210
C.A.R.E. Week (Concerned About Rape Education Week) is a week to raise awareness about sexual assault, support survivors in solidarity and educate the community about issues surrounding sexual assault.
 
 
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