Category: Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center
Join Boston University’s Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, in collaboration with the School of Music and College of Fine Arts, for a memorable night with Philip Gossett, one of the world’s foremost experts on Italian opera.
Boston radio icon Ron Della Chiesa will moderate the evening which is part of a yearlong exploration and celebration of the work of Giuseppe Verdi in anticipation of the bicentennial of the composer’s birth.
It’s a new era for presidential campaigns. If you are interested in the influence of Super PACS and social media in the 2012 presidential election, join your friends at Boston University’s Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center for a panel discussion with some of Boston’s most notable media personalities including Republican analyst and author Todd Domke; Boston Herald columnist and WTKK-FM host Margery Eagan; WGBH Radio News senior reporter Phillip Martin; and Boston Globe columnist Joan Vennochi.
Super PACS & Social Media: A New Era for Presidential Campaigns will take place on Wednesday, October 17 at 6 PM in the Metcalf Ballroom of The George Sherman Union. This event is free and open to the public.
* Event date was updated on October 9
The Friends of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University will host Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, producer, correspondent and author Hedrick Smith for a reception and book signing on Thursday, October 4th at 6:00 PM in Metcalf Hall.
Mr. Smith will discuss his latest book Who Stole the American Dream? (September, 2012), an account of how, over the past four decades, the American Dream has been dismantled and how it might be restored.
Mr. Smith also has been recognized for producing a number of award-winning documentaries for PBS and is a best-selling author, best known for 1976’s The Russians.
This event is free for BU students. Tickets for the general public are available at the door for $25.00.
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The Nursing Archives Associates presents their annual meeting with talk by Dr. Jeanette Ives Erickson
Tonight The Nursing Archives Associates at Boston University and the Boston University Alumni Association will host their annual meeting with guest speaker Dr. Jeanette Ives Erickson, (RN, DNP, FAAN) for her talk The Evolution and Revolution in Patient Care. A graduate of Boston University Graduate School of Nursing, Dr. Erickson is Senior Vice President for Patient Care and Chief Nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital.
The event will also feature the inaugural presentation of the Nursing Archives Associates Mary Ann Garrigan Award to honor outstanding professional achievement in nursing. The meeting will take place in the first floor auditorium of the School of Management at 5:30 p.m.
The History of Nursing Archives contains an extensive book collection, as well as the personal and professional papers of nursing leaders; records of educational institutions, public health groups, and nursing organizations; and histories of various American and foreign schools of nursing. The books and manuscripts in the History of nursing Archives document the evolution and contribution of the nursing profession in the fields of public health and military history.
On Wednesday, April 18th, award-winning journalist, novelist, essayist, editor and educator Pete Hamill will be hosted by the The Friends of the Libraries at Boston University to give the nineteenth Abraham S. Burack Lecture. Mr. Hamill, who has won several journalism and literary awards and is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University, will give a lecture reflecting on his life and career and will also be available to sign books. Mr. Hamill’s papers are part of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University. Prizes for the Lawrence G. Blackmon Student Book Collecting Contest will be awarded preceding the lecture. This event is free to students with a BU ID and $25 for non-members and guests. The talk begins at 6:00 p.m. in Metcalf Hall. A cocktail reception will follow.
Gotlieb Archival Research Center invites students to participate in the Blackmon Book Collecting Contest
The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center invites all current full-time University students to participate in the Lawrence G. Blackmon Book Collecting Contest. This contest awards students for themed book collections of 50 titles or fewer. Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st-4th place, Emerging Collectors title, and Best Essay. This contest is sponsored by The Friends of the Libraries at Boston University and was endowed by Lawrence Blackmon in 1984. Entries must be delivered to the HGARC office by 5 p.m. on March 26, 2012.
Join the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center (HGARC) on Wednesday, February 29 and Thursday, March 1 for a two-night Student Collaborative Series event. On Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., head to CAS Room 725 for a screening of Terry Gilliam‘s 1981 film “Time Bandits.” Then, for the second part of this two-night experience, take part in a Discovery Seminar on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the HGARC reading room. Here participants will get the chance to hold and review original scripts, notes, drawings, photographs, promotional material and memorabilia about this groundbreaking film. Both events are free to students with BU IDs.
Tonight, the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center (HGARC) presents a Student Discovery Seminar entitled 1862: The American Civil War. Join College of General Studies Assistant Professor Cheryl Boots and Alex Rankin, Assistant Director of the HGARC as they discover the frustrations of Abraham Lincoln, the logistics of creating a modern military, and the sad realities and sacrifices of our nation. This event is free to students with a BU ID. It will take place at 6 p.m. in the HGARC Reading Room on the 5th floor of the Mugar Library.
Today, the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center will host “In Conversation with Christopher Ricks – Samuel Beckett: Going to Confessions, Part 3” as part of the Student Enrichment Series.
Join Professor Christopher Ricks as he presents and discusses the play, “Eh Joe” preceded by the chance to experience the art of Samuel Beckett in performance. Professor Ricks is the William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities at Boston University and is the co-director of the Editorial Institute.
“In Conversation with Christopher Ricks” will be hosted February 7, 2012 at 7 p.m. in the Richards-Roosevelt Room on the first floor of Mugar Memorial Library. The event is open to students as well as the general public and admission is free based on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please visit the Gotlieb website.
On Monday October 24 the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center honored Ginger Rogers by debuting its newest collection of her memorabilia, the “Ginger Rogers Century Exhibition.” The iconic actress, dancer and singer would have turned 100 this year. Academy Award winning actress, Angela Lansbury introduced the collection, citing Ginger Rogers as her single, biggest inspiration.
After Lansbury’s opening remarks, guests were invited to view the archive, which was filled with movie posters, film clips, childhood photos and even Rogers’ Oscar. Following the reception at the Gotlieb Center, guests were invited to a special performance at the Tsai Performance Center featuring vocalist, Karen Oberlin. The performance was narrated by famed film historian, Nick Clooney, who told never-before-heard stories about Rogers’ life. Ms. Oberlin sang songs written especially for Rogers by Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Jerome Kern and many more.
Ginger Rogers, the highest paid actor in Hollywood during the 1940s, is respected for her numerous achievements as a woman in the male-dominated entertainment industry. The archive is located in the Frost Room on the first floor of Mugar Memorial Library 771 Commonwealth Ave. The Exhibit can be viewed Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.