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Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science discussion on Spinoza's Naturalism, Friday, April 2, 1 p.m., at The Castle

Week of 26 March 2004 · Vol. VII, No. 25

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BU Women's Guild fiction award

Each year the BU Women's Guild administers the annual Florence Engel Randall Fiction Award. All undergraduate women are eligible to enter a single short story of any length. Previous winners have come from Sargent College and the CAS science departments as well as from the College of Communication and the CAS English department. Entries are judged by a published fiction writer in the BU community. The award includes a cash prize. Fiction award applications and more information are available at www.bu.edu/womensguild/scholarship/2004-randall.pdf, by calling 617-353-2772, or by e-mail to nmccrack@bu.edu. The deadline is April 5.

Edgar nominations to BU faculty, alum

Judgment Ridge: The True Story Behind the Dartmouth Murders, a book coauthored by Dick Lehr and Mitchell Zuckoff, COM visiting professors of journalism, who were finalists for the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for their work at the Boston Globe, was selected as a finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Awards 2004, in the category of best fact crime. The awards are sponsored by the Mystery Writers of America and honor the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction, television, and film published or produced in 2003. Also nominated was David E. Kelley (LAW'83), an Emmy award–winning television producer and writer, in the category of best television teleplay, for the episode entitled “Goodbye,” in his series The Practice. The awards will be presented on April 29 in New York City.

BU's Minorities in Hospitality presents conference for high school students

On Friday, March 19, the Boston University chapter of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH) hosted a conference at the Student Village Atrium for more than 40 East Boston High School students who are interested in higher education and careers in the hospitality industry. Seminars at the Developing Capacities to Lead conference focused on professional development, networking, and education and career-building opportunities and were led by SHA faculty and industry professionals from Aramark Corporation and Hilton Hotels Corporation. NSMH is a nonprofit, student-run organization that aids in the recruitment, retention, support, and advancement of minority students in the hospitality industry. Over 500 members belong to nearly 50 chapters across the United States. For more information, visit www.nsmh.org.

Blue comes to the Scarlet and White

Current Blue Man Group performers Eric Rubb (CFA'02) and Rick Plaugher (CFA'97) are teaching a master class, consisting of a lecture and demonstration, on Friday, March 26, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., at the College of Fine Arts. The class is free and open to CFA students, faculty, and alumni. Rubb and Plaugher will reflect on how their CFA background helped them train for Blue Man Group — best known for its worldwide theatrical touring productions featuring three bald and blue characters who interact with the audience in a multisensory entertainment experience. Shows are currently being staged in Boston, New York, Chicago, and Las Vegas, with a fifth production planned for Berlin this spring. For more information about the master class, e-mail jchaffee@bu.edu.


26 March 2004
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