Educational Programs

As a Boston University alumni, you have access to world-renowned experts and state-of-the-art resources that can enrich your intellectual life. Recapture the student experience as you delve into new frontiers of knowledge with BU’s international thought leaders.

Upcoming Programs & Webinars

February 27, 2019
Silas Peirce Lecture: Henry David Thoreau’s Legacy of Resistance & Hope
Location: Tsai Performance Center

March 19, 2019
Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture: The Sound Founding
Location: BU Campus

March 26, 2019
Red Hotel: Book Talk and Signing
Location: Admissions Auditorium

Past Lecture Recordings

Annual Gitner Family CAS Lecture: Humanities Approaches to the Opioid Crisis
Presented by: Susan Mizruchi (English), Benjamin Siegel (History), and Richard Saitz (Public Health)

Recorded on September 20, 2018

Webinars On-Demand

Previously recorded webinar presentations are made available for you to watch on your own schedule.

The Maze at Windermere: Online Book Talk

Presented by: Gregory Blake Smith (GRS’81), author
Recorded on January 10, 2019

Singing Civil Rights Movement Freedom Songs

Presented by: Cheryl Boots (GRS ’94, GRS ’00, STH ’14), Senior Lecturer of Humanities, CGS
Recorded on September 5, 2018

Royal Weddings: Then & Now

Presented by: Arianne Chernock, Associate Professor of History
Recorded on May 17, 2018

Mindfulness and Performance

Presented by: Amy Baltzell, Ed.D., CMPC, Clinical Associate Professor, Counseling Psychology / Sport Psychology, BU School of Education
Recorded on November 28, 2017

Fictional Languages in Game of Thrones and Beyond

Presented by: Dr. Alexander (Sasha) Nikolaev, Assistant Professor of Classical Studies
Recorded on November 2, 2017

The Arts & Sciences of Baseball

Presented by: Bill James, Senior Advisor on Baseball Operations for the Boston Red Sox
Recorded on April 4, 2017

Get What’s Yours: Social Security Tips for Retirement Planning

Presented by: Laurence Kotlikoff, William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor and Professor of Economics
Recorded on March 16, 2017

Beyond Bullying Basics: Understanding Complexities of Bullying

Presented by: Jennifer Greif Green, Associate Professor in Special Education & Melissa K. Holt, Assistant Professor in Counseling Psychology
Recorded on February 15, 2017

Spitting in the Soup: Inside the Dirty Game of Doping in Sports

Presented by: Mark Johnson, GRS’89, GRS ’95
Recorded on January 25, 2017

Tomb Raiders and Terrorist Financing: Cutting Off the Illicit Traffic in Blood Antiquities

Presented by Tess Davis, CAS’04
Recorded on November 9, 2016

Parent Advocacy through Special Education Team Collaboration

Presented by Donna Lehr, Associate Professor of Special Education
Recorded on October 26, 2016

Plan and Finance Your Family’s College Dreams

Presented by John Hupalo, CAS’82, co-founder of Invite Education
Recorded on October 18, 2016

Growing Up Brave

Strategies for Helping our Children Face Their Fears and Live Happier Healthier Lives
Presented by Donna Pincus, Associate Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Recorded on September 12, 2016

Zika Virus: Updates and Q&A

Presented by Dr. Donald Thea, M.D., MSc.
Recorded on May 11, 2016

Campus Resources

Alumni Weekend
Each fall, alumni return to campus to celebrate BU and its outstanding educational opportunities. Enjoy a lecture or take part in a panel discussion with BU’s brightest minds in a weekend filled with scarlet spirit. Visit our Alumni Weekend website for information on all events.

To learn more about our educational offerings, contact alumni@bu.edu.