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Week of 14 December 2001 · Vol. V, No. 17


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New BU office opens in DublinBU's

Janice Barrett, a COM associate professor, visited the new BU office at Dublin City University in November on behalf of Ben DeWinter, associate provost in the Office of International Programs. BU is exploring the possibility of expanding its academic year internship to an undergraduate summer school program focused on communication and conflict resolution, beginning in 2003. Barrett met with U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Richard Egan during her visit.


Janice Barrett, a COM associate professor (from left), U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Richard Egan, and Jerusha McCormick, resident director of the BU program in Dublin. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Embassy staff


Egan, who said he is "a great fan of BU," expressed his support for the program. "After everything calms down a bit with the current international crises, I want to visit the program on the DCU campus and meet our young people to support them during their time here in Ireland." Egan's daughter Maureen graduated from SMG in 1984.


Terrier athletes to read to children

Athletes from the men's and women's crew and soccer teams are scheduled to read aloud to nearly 500 area schoolchildren from December 12 through 14. Accompanied by Rhett, the teams will visit the Horace Mann School for the Deaf and the Gardner and St. Anthony elementary schools in Allston, the Franciscan Children's Hospital in Brighton, and the Hamilton, St. Columbkille, Our Lady of Presentation, Winship, Baldwin, and Garfield elementary schools in Brighton.

SFA alums resuscitate lost Euripides play

On December 3 several alumni and two current students of SFA's school of theatre arts participated in a staged reading of Hypsipyle, a lost play by Euripides, at the Stuart Street Playhouse. The event was a fundraiser for the Greek Institute.

William Lacey, an SFA theatre arts professor emeritus, directed the production. Written two years before Euripides' death, the play was reconstructed by Tasos Roussos and translated into English by Athan Anagnostopoulous (SFA'63).

Hypsipyle had not been performed in more than 2,000 years. Paula Plum (SFA'75) was cast as Hypsipyle, a slave, nurse, and former Queen of Lemnos. Peter Clasen (SFA'03) and Leo Goodman (SFA'03) played Euneos and Thoas, sons of Hypsipyle.

A Great World House is theme of King Day Program Boston University will celebrate its 17th annual commemoration of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. (GRS'55, Hon.'59), with four programs (see Calendar, page 5) that lead up to King Day on Monday, January 21, 2002, at 1 p.m. at the George Sherman Union.

The theme of the program, A Great World House, draws from the words of King from his 1968 book, Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?

A widely separated family inherits a house in which they have to live together. This is the great new problem of mankind. We have inherited a large house, a great "world house" in which we have to live together -- black and white, Easterner and Westerner, Gentile and Jew, Catholic and Protestant, Moslem and Hindu -- a family unduly separated in ideas, culture, and interests, who, because we can never again live apart, must learn somehow to live with each other in peace.

Details of the King Day program will be in the next issue of the Bridge, January 11, 2002.


14 December 2001
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