Category: Panels

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.


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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Alumni Association Invites Guests to Revisit The Feminine Mystique, 50 Years Later

January 22nd, 2013 in Alumni, Lectures, Panels, Talk 0 comments

When Betty Friedan identified “the problem that has no name” – the widespread unhappiness that afflicted well-educated homemakers in the 1950s and 1960s– she touched a nerve among women across America whose lives stood in starch contrast to the rosy picture presented by contemporaneous television sitcoms like Leave it to Beaver. Friedan’s work set off a firestorm of debate that was crucial to the rise of the feminist movement.

The Boston University Alumni Association invites you to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking work The Feminine Mystique on February 12 at 7 p.m. in the School of Management Auditorium.

A panel of experts from across the country including three BU alumnae, led by Virginia Sapiro, dean of the Boston University College of Arts & Sciences, will offer a critical exploration of the book and its legacy. Panelists will include Roberta Salper (CAS’59), Caryl Rivers, Eileen Boris (CAS’70) and Susan Riverby (GRS’82).

The School of Management Auditorium is on the first floor of 595 Commonwealth Aveunue. The event is free and open to the public, though registration is required.

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Gotlieb Center presents “Super PACS & Social Media”

October 4th, 2012 in Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Panels 0 comments

Super Pacs Flyer 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.

For more information, contact Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at 617-353-3696;

* Event date was updated on October 9

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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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The Road to Washington: Election 2012 event tomorrow

January 24th, 2012 in Live Chats, Panels 0 comments

t_GingrichRomneyOn Wednesday, January 25, the Boston University Alumni Association will host BU’s Road to Washington: An Election Year Series, at the George Sherman Union Conference Auditorium. Moderated by Thomas Fiedler, Dean of the College of Communication, the panel will include Tobe Berkovitz, Dino Christenson and Graham Wilson. For more information on the event, read the preview on BU Today.

The event will run from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., and will also be streamed live on the BU Alumni Association UStream channel. Questions will be solicited on Twitter on the @bualumni account, and on the event hashtag, #buR2W. The Conference Auditorium is located on the second floor of the George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue. The event is free and open to the public; registration is required.

Images courtesy Gage Skidmore / Flickr Creative Commons.

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Notable 2011 lectures and events recap: Sarah and Susan Silverman

December 31st, 2011 in Arts, Best of 2011, Panels 0 comments

As 2011 winds to a close, we’re looking back on some of the distinguished visitors to the Boston University campus.

Comedian Sarah Silverman and her sister, Rabbi Susan Silverman (CAS’85) met with dean of the College of Arts & Sciences Virginia Sapiro to discuss what it meant to grow up Jewish in Sister Act, hosted by the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies and the College of Arts & Sciences religion department on November 8:

Watch this video on YouTube

View more lectures and events from 2011 here.

Obama and Campaign 2012 discussed in live chat

December 1st, 2011 in Live Chats, Panels 0 comments

On Tuesday, November 29th, BU Today hosted a town hall-style discussion, “Hope and Change? A Conversation on the Obama Presidency.” The panel included Dean of the College of Communication Thomas Fiedler, journalism professor Robert Zelnick, and two undergraduate students, Tabitha Watson (COM’12, CAS’12) and Crystal Burrell (CAS’14). Dean of Students Kenn Elmore moderated the discussion, bringing in questions from the audience and live viewers on UStream, Twitter and Facebook.

Panelists discussed Obama’s gains and shortfalls in office, reflecting on his election, the country’s economic crisis, foreign policy, and national security. The Occupy Wall Street movement and the job market for college graduates were also touched upon.

For the full discussion, view the UStream broadcast below:


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Hope and Change? A Conversation on the Obama Presidency

November 14th, 2011 in Panels 0 comments

President Barack Obama

On Tuesday, November 29th, BU Today will host  “Hope and Change? A Conversation on the Obama Presidency”.  The town hall-style discussion will focus primarily on the president’s relationship with young voters.  Moderated by Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore, the panel will feature Tom Fiedler, Dean of the College of Communication, journalism professor Robert Zelnick and Boston University students.     

The event will begin at 7:00 P.M. in the Terrace Lounge in the George Sherman Union.  It is free and open to the public and registration is required.  The discussion will also be broadcast  on the main Boston University UStream channel.  To participate in the conversation on Twitter use the hashtag #BUchat.

Image courtesy Barack Obama on Flickr/Creative Commons

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“Revival in Art and Culture After World War II” at Rubin-Frankel Gallery, Nov. 10th

November 4th, 2011 in Arts, Panels 0 comments

Rubin-Frankel Event Flyer: Revival in Art and Culture

On Thursday, November 10th, the Rubin-Frankel Gallery will host an academic symposium, “Revival in Art and Culture After World War II.” The event features a panel of experts who will discuss the “revival of Jewish Soviet art after the trauma of war.” The panel will be moderated by Dr. Katherine O’Connor, professor of Russian in the Modern Languages and Comparative Literature program at the College of Arts and Sciences.

The symposium begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Rubin-Frankel Gallery, located in the Florence and Chafetz Hillel House at 213 Bay State Road. The event is free and open to the public, with light refreshments following the discussion. RSVPs can be directed to Giang Luc at or 617-353-7634. For more details on the event, including a full schedule of speakers, please visit the Rubin-Frankel Gallery website.

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