BU Women's Guild scholarships and fiction awards
Each year the BU Women's Guild awards scholarships to women age 30 and older who are enrolled in Boston University graduate programs. Guild scholarships do not require U.S. citizenship or full-time enrollment and consist of the endowed Katherine Conner McLaughlin scholarship and others funded by donations from Guild members. The scholarships were established more than 25 years ago to provide both aid and encouragement to older women students. The guild also administers the annual Florence Engel Randall Fiction Awards. An undergraduate award winner is selected by a short story competition open to all BU undergraduate women, judged by a published fiction writer in the BU community. A graduate award is given to an outstanding woman in the Creative Writing Program, who is selected by program faculty. The 2004 scholarship and the fiction award applications and more information are available at www.bu.edu/womensguild or firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is March 20.
CAEC conference on professional ethics
An upcoming symposium sponsored by BU's Center for the Advancement of Ethics and Character (CAEC) focuses on Ethics in the Professions. Speakers include Susan Koniak, a Law professor in the J.D. Program, Robert Zelnick, a COM professor and chairman of the department of journalism, and Michael Grodin, an SPH professor of health, bioethics, and human rights. The symposium will be held on Friday, March 26, from 2 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 617-353-3262, e-mail email@example.com, or visit http://www.bu.edu/education/caec.
SMG teams up for team learning
The School of Management and McGraw-Hill/Irwin recently launched the Team Learning Assistant, a Web-based tool that gives students and faculty practical guidance in developing strong teamwork skills to use in the workplace. Funded by the GE Foundation, it was developed by McGrawHill/Irwin and SMG's Center for Team Learning, which provides faculty members from BU and other universities with teaching materials, outcome studies, and course design suggestions related to team learning activities. “Our team learning initiative began in the early 1990s when we set out to reform our curriculum to develop leaders who understand business as a system instead of isolated functional silos of activity,” says SMG Dean Louis Lataif. “It has helped our students understand more complex subject matter and has shaped their critical leadership skills. Recruiters who hire our students frequently note this.”
Conflict in Ireland focus of COM study-abroad course
For the second summer, the College of Communication is sponsoring a summer study-abroad program in Ireland. The seven-week program, entitled Communication, Conflict, and the Media, analyzes the causes of ethnic, religious, and political conflict, and focuses particularly on Northern Ireland. Graduate and undergraduate students from BU and other American colleges and universities will take two courses of four credits each in Dublin. The courses feature films, visits to newspapers and TV stations throughout the city, and guest lecturers such as Irish academics, political figures, religious leaders, and journalists.
For more information about the program and an application, call 617-353-9888.
Miracle on the Web
The Office of New Media at Boston University has established a new Web page entitled Miracle — The BU Connection to highlight the relationship between Boston University and the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, which is the subject of the recently released Walt Disney Pictures movie Miracle. The Web address is http://www.bu.edu/news/highlights/2004/02/26-miracle.html. Four members of the gold-medal-winning team played Terrier hockey: Jim Craig (SED'79), team captain Mike Eruzione (SED'77), director of development for BU athletics, Jack O'Callahan (CAS'79), and David Silk (CAS'80, MET'92, GSM'94).
12 March 2004