Category: Conferences & Workshops

SED to host Kevin Ryan Symposium on Character Strengthening

September 17th, 2013 in Conferences & Workshops, Panels, Talk 0 comments

SED‘s Center for Character and Social Responsibility will be holding its Kevin Ryan Symposium on Thursday, September 26th at 5:00PM. The topic for this year’s seminar is “Service Learning Strengthening Character Across Cultures: Japan and the United States.”

This event will feature presentations by university leaders and faculty from BU and Japan’s Reitaku University on diverse ways of strengthening character and moral decisions. Presentations will be followed by a cross-cultural dialogue with the audience.

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Reitaku University leaders and faculty participating include University President Osamu Nakayama, Professor Shujiro Mizuno, Professor Peter Luff Albert, and alumnus Mr. Norikazu Furukama.

SED Dean Hardin Coleman, and BU professors Stephan Ellenwood, Philip Tate, Scott Seider, and Merry White will also be on hand.

Registration begins at 4:30PM in the SED lobby and the seminar will run from 5:00 – 7:00 PM in the auditorium (room 130.) Online registration also available here.

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Metropolitan College to Host Conference on the Food & Wine Industry

August 16th, 2013 in Conferences & Workshops, Panels, Talk 0 comments

With a different type of cuisine trending every month and a new, fanatical, group of “foodies” sprouting up on social media sites like Instagram and Twitter, there has never been a better time to examine and discuss the in’s and out’s of the restaurant and hospitality business. Keeping in step with the current trend, Boston University’s Metropolitan College will host Tools of the Trade: Experiential Studies for the Food Industry.

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This two-day conference on Sept. 21 – 22 will showcase guest speakers and panelists who will share their expertise in subjects like sustainability; large-scale and boutique businesses; the restaurant and hospitality industries; communication; experiential academics; and wine, beer, and spirits. Noted guests include food historian, Ken Albala; Darra Goldstein, editor of Gastronomica; WBUR’s Jeremy Hobson; Jeff Tenner, vice president of Not Your Average Joe’s; Ihsan Gurdal, co-owner of Formaggio Kitchen; Garrett Harker, owner of Eastern Standard, Island Creek Oyster Bar and The Hawthorne; Sheryl Julian, food editor for The Boston Globe; Mary Beaudry, Boston University professor of archaeology, anthropology, and gastronomy; and Sandy Block, Master of Wine and VP of beverage at Legal Sea Foods.

The menu for the conference highlights the flavor of Boston with local food trucks, a seafood and wine reception, and a lobster bake all on the schedule.

Tools of the Trade: Experiential Studies for the Food Industry will be held at Boston University’s Jacob Sleeper Hall, 871 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston. For more information or to register, call 617-353-9852 or visit the conference website.

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College of Communication to host conference on emerging media studies

April 25th, 2013 in College of Communication, Conferences & Workshops 0 comments

Mobile and social technology: they are, thus far, the defining feature of the 21st century.  Emerging technologies such as Google’s “Project Glass” reveal that the future will be all about offering mobile people convenient heads-up displays of relevant data on an individualized basis. In an instant, users will be able to access location of friends, commercial offers, tourist information, news and sports updates, and even running scans of personal characteristics of passers-by on the street. When chatting with friends, voice stress analysis and other psychological state indications could be detected and displayed to users.

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This new world promises change, but it is not a world we must enter into blindly. In preparation, the Boston University College of Communication hosts “Living Inside Mobile Social Information,” an academic workshop that will draw upon existing evidence to aid in understanding these likely changes. Taking place on April 29-30, the workshop will bring together scholars in hopes of moving past casual speculation and instead drawing on systematic social-science based analyses.

In addition, there will be a free forum open to the public on Monday, April 29 from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm at the Boston University Castle, 225 Bay State Road. Titled “Small Wonder: An Exploration of Knowing Something about Anything,” the public session will feature Peppino Ortoleva, a professor at the Università di Torino, who will present “Homo ludicus on the move: The ubiquity of play and the fragmentation of time.” Professors from the University of Michigan Scott W. Campbell and Joseph Bayer as well as Rich Ling from the IT University of Copenhagen will present on “The case of the missing phone: Implications of Google Glass for the embeddedness of mobile communication.” Though no advanced registration is necessary, a sign-in will begin at 4:15 pm. Seating is limited and on a first-come first-served basis.

The event is sponsored by the Division of Emerging Media Studies, College of Communication, Boston University and co-sponsored by Microsoft Research and Motorola Mobility.

More information available here.

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College of Communication to host 13th Annual Narrative Journalism Conference

April 3rd, 2013 in College of Communication, Conferences & Workshops 0 comments

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Members of the  journalism community have gathered at Boston University 12 times before to strengthen their craft and learn from peers about the “power of narrative.” Despite changes in technology since its 1998 inception, the mission of the conference has remained the same: “to impart the down-to-earth humanity that characterizes the genre of narrative journalism.”  This year’s conference, titled “The Power of Narrative: Storytelling Journalism Goes Digital,” celebrates and explores the genre as it expands into digital media.  Hosted by the Boston University College of Communication (COM), the conference will span three days, April 5-7, complete with keynote talks, breakout sessions, skills workshops and café sessions with speakers.

This year’s conference will celebrate the rich 40-year history of the craft of narrative journalism, tracing its evolution to the digital age. Masters of the craft, including Pulitzer, Robert F. Kennedy, Edward R. Murrow, Peabody, and National Book Award winners, and leading broadcasters and documentary filmmakers, will share their know-how alongside many of the innovators in digital narrative journalism.

Keynote speakers for the 2013 conference include Tracy Kidder, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner and author of nine non-fiction books including The Soul of a New Machine and Mountains Beyond Mountains.  Additional keynote speakers include veteran magazine editor Richard Todd, NPR Middle-East correspondent Kelly McEvers, and columnist Ann Friedman along with COM faculty members Dick Lehr and Mitchell Zuckoff. The conference will also feature more than 25 different breakout sessions that will cover a variety of topics, including narrative in the digital age, multimedia publishing, audience engagement, the role of photojournalism and the full spectrum of journalism (see full schedule).

The 2013 Narrative Conference will be held at the Boston University School of Management at 595 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA. The conference is intended for practitioners, teachers, and early and mid-career writers and editors interested in narrative journalism. The conference covers print, radio, podcasts, web-based multi-media, slide/sound productions, dedicated apps, and documentary film.

Registration ends at midnight on April 2 or until sold out. Contact Lisa Bassett in the journalism department with any questions at 617-353-3484.

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International Survivors of Suicide Day

November 14th, 2012 in Conferences & Workshops, sargent college 0 comments

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention someone commits suicide every 14 minutes in the U.S.

If you are one of the millions of Americans who have been affected by suicide, join counseling professionals and survivors for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s 14th Annual International Survivors of Suicide Day on Saturday, November 17.

In addition to sharing their stories, attendees will hear experts from the BU community discuss what they know about suicide and grief. Speakers include Brother Larry Whitney, LC+, University Chaplain for Community Life; Margaret Ross, Director of Behavioral Medicine, Student Health Services; and Larry Kohn, Director of Development, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Colloquium Room of the Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary’s Street.

The cost is $5 for students, $15 for the general public.

For more information, contact Dori Hutchinson, Sc.D., at dorih@bu.edu.

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Are women becoming the dominant gender?

October 2nd, 2012 in Boston University School of Law, Conferences & Workshops 0 comments

hanna-rosin-the-end-of-men-web-bwThe Boston University School of Law will host a conference October 12-13 titled Evaluating Claims about “the End of Men”: Legal and Other Perspectives. Speakers will discuss the remarkable progress women have made in society and how they have surpassed men to become the dominant sex. The conference will dive into comparative gender analysis in areas including education, the workplace, family, class, race and religion.

Hanna Rosin (left), author of the just-published The End of Men and The Rise of Women, (Riverhead Books) will deliver the keynote with a luncheon address by Joan Williams, University of California Hastings College of Law. For a full list of speakers and additional information, please visit: www.bu.edu/law/events.

This conference will take place at 765 Commonwealth Avenue and is free and open to the public. To register, please complete a registration form and submit it via email or fax. On-site registration will be available, however advanced registration is recommended.

For registration questions, please contact Elizabeth Aggott at eaa@bu.edu and for academic questions, contact Professor Linda McClain at lmcclain@bu.edu.

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Celebrating the Danielsen Institute’s 60th Anniversary-The 2012 Merle Jordan Conference

September 18th, 2012 in Conferences & Workshops 0 comments

In honor of the 60th anniversary of the Albert and Jessie Danielsen Institute, renowned clinicians, scholars, and theologians will gather for the 2012 Merle Jordan Conference, “The Skillful Soul of the Psychotherapist: Master Clinicians and Theologians in Dialogue” on October 7-8, 2012 at the Boston University School of Management.

Featured speakers will include award-winning author and clinician, Nancy McWilliams;  Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Salman Akhtar; and Clinical Psychologist and author, David Wallin. The panelists will explore the core personal, religious, and spiritual values of the master psychotherapist and discuss what role these beliefs play in their clinical work and identity.

The event will also include an opportunity for audience questions followed by a cocktail reception and book signing with speakers and respondents. Pre-ordered lunches and continuing education credits will both be available for a small fee to those interested. Registration is free but space is limited. For further event details, please visit the conference webpage.

For any questions, please contact Sarah Hassen at the Danielsen Institute; 617-353-3047 or danconf@bu.edu.

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Celebrating the Danielsen Institute’s 60th Anniversary

June 29th, 2012 in Conferences & Workshops 0 comments

In honor of the 60th anniversary of the Albert and Jessie Danielsen Institute, renowned clinicians, scholars, and theologians will gather for the 2012 Merle Jordan Conference, “The Skillful Soul of the Psychotherapist: Master Clinicians and Theologians in Dialogue” on October 7-8, 2012 at the Boston University School of Management.

Featured speakers will include award-winning author and clinician, Nancy McWilliams;  Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Salman Akhtar; and Clinical Psychologist and author, David Wallin. The panelists will explore the core personal, religious, and spiritual values of the master psychotherapist and discuss what role these beliefs play in their clinical work and identity.

The event will also include an opportunity for audience questions followed by a cocktail reception with speakers and respondents. Registration is free but space is limited.

For more information, contact Sarah Hassen at the Danielsen Institute; 617-353-3047 or danconf@bu.edu

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Third annual Tech, Drugs & Rock n’ Roll networking conference

June 20th, 2012 in Conferences & Workshops, Social Events 0 comments

On July 24th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Boston University’s Office of Technology Development will host its third annual Tech, Drugs & Rock n’ Roll networking conference at the George Sherman Union.  This evening of entertainment and innovation encourages interaction between the science and business communities and serves to help foster relationships that lead to collaboration.  As part of the conference’s agenda, Provost Jean Morrison will present the award for Innovator of the Year to one of Boston University’s entrepreneurial faculty members whose invention is recognized as  having potential for commercialization or wide adoption.  Providing the musical entertainment for this evening will be Jennah Bell, a California native who is honing her eclectic sound at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Click here to register or for more information contact event coordinator Chelsea Roberts at chelsear@bu.edu.

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Change the Game Conference: Re-designing sport for greater impact

April 19th, 2012 in Conferences & Workshops, Panels, Presentations, Sports & Recreation 0 comments

Boston University’s School of Education is partnering with Up2Us and Edgework Consulting to host the Change the Game Conference on April 27th and 28th.  With Dean Conway as the conference mentor, Change the Game is an unorthodox conference that encourages participation and creativity by its attendees. Participants include individuals who run youth sports programs and leagues with an interest in using new techniques to enhance youth development on and off the field.  Conference hosts and mentors will introduce the concept of Sports System (re-) Design, an approach that implements simple changes in youth sports to amplify the impact of sports leagues and programs.  The registration fee is $150.00 with a discounted student rate of $75.00.  The conference will take place at the Boston University Photonics Center.

To register, click here.

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