College of Arts & Sciences

The Sixties at Fifty: Reexamining the Decade that Changed Everything

Event | September 20th, 2014 in

The '60s at 50: Reexamining the Decade That Changed Everything

From the Summer of Love and Nixon, to the Beatles and the Vietnam War, the 1960s marked a decade of milestones, revolution, and enduring, far-reaching change.

Fifty years later, some consider the sixties the source of everything good in contemporary life; others the source of everything evil. Join Bruce Schulman, William E. Huntington Professor of History, as he reexamines this influential decade and its effects on modern-day life.

  • Date: Saturday, September 20
  • Time: 4:30pm – 6pm
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • Location: GSU Academy Room, 1st Floor, 775 Commonwealth Avenue

CAS Core and Classics Reception

Event | September 20th, 2014 in

College of Arts & Sciences Core & Classics Reception

Core and the Classics Department are hosting a reception for all alumni in the Core office, CAS 119. Faculty from both Core and Classics will join the alumni for excellent refreshments and even better conversation. A wonderful chance to catch up with your fellow alumni and former professors.

  • Date: Saturday, September 20
  • Time: 4pm – 6pm
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • Location: Core Office, CAS 119, 685 Commonwealth Avenue

Lightning Language Lessons

Event | September 20th, 2014 in

Lightning Language Lessons with the Dept. of Modern Languages

Join CAS faculty just outside the GSU, at the beautiful Fox Family Fountain, to learn a few helpful phrases in such languages as Korean, Russian, and Turkish. Rain location: GSU Back Court.

  • Date: Saturday, September 20
  • Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Location: GSU Fox Fountain Patio, 775 Commonwealth Avenue

BU Lodge AF & AM: Fraternalism and American Culture

Event | September 20th, 2014 in

BU Lodge AF & AM: Fraternalism & American Culture

Fraternal groups have played a key role in the lives of most American men and women through on-campus Greek life, professional organizations, student activities clubs, or societies like the Freemasons.

Please join us as Professor William Moore, of BU’s American & New England Studies (AMNES), explores the effects fraternalism has had on our country, its history, and could have on its future.

A networking reception will follow the presentation. All proceeds will go to support the AMNES program.

  • Date: Saturday, September 20
  • Time: 2:30pm – 5pm
  • Cost: $10
  • Location: SHA Auditorium Room 110 & SHA Lobby, 928 Commonwealth Avenue

World in Flux: The Changing Face of Security

Event | September 20th, 2014 in

World in Flux: The Changing Face of Security

Join Henrik Selin, Associate Professor of International Relations and Associate Director of BU’s Division of International Studies, for a panel discussion on financial system security, the changing face of security, and environment and security. Panelists will include Matt Trevitchick (CGS’06, CAS’08), Director of Communications at American University of Afghanistan in Kabul; Cornel Ban, Assistant Professor of International Relations, BU Pardee School; and Amb. Robert Loftis, Professor of the Practice of International Relations, BU Pardee School.

  • Date: Saturday, September 20
  • Time: 2:30pm – 4pm
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • Location: Frederick Pardee School Seminar Room, 121 Bay State Road

Must the Democrats Lose? A Political Science Panel Discussion

Event | September 20th, 2014 in

Must the Democrats Lose? A Political Science Panel Discussion

Join BU’s Political Science Department for a panel discussion on the midterm elections. Graham Wilson, Department Chair and Professor of Political Science, will moderate and panelists will include Assistant Professors of Political Science Dino Christenson, Katherine Einstein, David Glick and Maxwell Palmer. Topics will cover midterms in history, political and policy implications and how to be a president when the other party controls Congress.

  • Date: Saturday, September 20
  • Time: 2:30pm – 4pm
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • Location: GSU Academy Room, 1st Floor, 775 Commonwealth Ave

The Best of BU Luncheon and University Alumni Awards

Event | September 20th, 2014 in

Best of BU Luncheon & University Alumni Awards

Join alumni from across Boston University at the premier event of Alumni Weekend! We will welcome home and recognize a number of distinguished alumni groups, including the Class of 1964 Golden Terriers, class years ending in ’4 and ’9, Scarlet Key Honor Society alumni, Claflin Society, loyal and generous donors, and many more.

The University Alumni Awards will be presented at the luncheon. Recipients of the 2014 award include Dr. Howard Bauchner, MED’79; Mikhail Gurevich, ENG’07, GSM’12; Jeannette Horan, GSM’93; Rick Hoyt Jr., SED’93, of Team Hoyt; and Matthew Trevithick, CGS’06, CAS’08.

  • Date: Saturday, September 20
  • Time: 12pm – 2pm
  • Cost: $35, or $25 for Golden Terriers, Reunion Year Alumni, and all Shared Interest group alumni
  • Location: GSU Metcalf Ballroom, 775 Commonwealth Avenue

Biology Dept. Alumni Social

Event | September 19th, 2014 in

Biology Department Alumni Social

The Department of Biology will be hosting a complimentary happy hour for all Biology alumni. Socialize and network over drinks and appetizers with old classmates and current Biology faculty. Learn about some exciting current research presented in a few short talks: Dr. Aruoriwo M. Oboh-Weilke, CAS ‘93, a highly regarded ophthalmological surgeon and a faculty member at Georgetown University Hospital who worked with Professor Mike Baum, will present “From the Lab to the O.R.” And Professor Frank Naya, CAS ’86, who worked as an undergraduate with Professor Robert Hausman, will give a talk entitled, “Genetic Pathways in Cardiovascular Health and Disease.”

  • Date: Friday, September 19
  • Time: 5pm – 7pm
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • Location: Life Science & Engineering Bldg. Main Lobby & Room 103, 24 Cummington Mall

Naming and Remembering: The First Africans in America

Event | September 19th, 2014 in

Naming and Remembering: The First Africans in America

The African American Studies Program, BU community members, and Golden Decade Foundation will be reading the names of the first African Americans who were transported from Atlantic Africa, survived the horrors of the Middle Passage, endured enslavement during the first sixty years in British and Dutch America, and who established the foundations of African Diasporic communities in the United States and the British Caribbean. All are welcome to attend and take part in the reading.

  • Date: Friday, September 19
  • Time: 5pm – 6pm
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • Location: Front Steps of the African American Studies Building, 138 Mountfort Street, Brookline

Todd Hido: Excerpts from Silver Meadows

Event | September 19th, 2014 in

Todd Hido: Excerpts from Silver Meadows

The exhibition features over 100 of the internationally renowned photographer’s most recent works. Hido’s work is cinematic in scope, and offers a darkly dramatic glimpse into a world that reflects both the alienation and dislocation of suburban America and the inspiration of noir film and literature. A major new monograph published by Nazraeli Press accompanies the exhibition.

  • Date: Friday, September 19
  • Time: 10am – 5pm
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • Location: BU Art Gallery at Stone Gallery, 855 Commonwealth Avenue

The Gerald and Deanne Gitner Family CAS lecture

Event | September 18th, 2014 in

The Gerald & Deanne Gitner Family CAS Lecture

Join us for the first annual Gerald and Deanne Gitner Family CAS Lecture: “Advancing the Human Condition: An Agenda for Research and Education.” This event features a panel of distinguished Boston University faculty, including Rosella Cappella (Dept. of Political Science); Sharon Goldberg (Dept. of Computer Science); Joe Harris (Dept. of Sociology); Lucy Hutyra (Dept. of Earth & Environment); Jeremy Menchik (Pardee School of Global Studies); Henrik Selin (Pardee School of Global Studies); Virginia Sapiro (Dean, College of Arts & Sciences); Adil Najam (Dean, Pardee School of Global Studies); and Anthony Janetos (Director, Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer Range Future). Alumni, students, faculty, staff, and Boston University community members are welcome to attend.

  • Date: Thursday, September 18
  • Time: 5:30pm – 6:45pm
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • Location: Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue