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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 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.
BAFTA award-winning actress Miriam Margolyes will perform her one-woman show, Dickens’ Women, based on women from Dickens’s fiction on Wednesday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jacob Sleeper Auditorium (871 Commonwealth Ave.).
Since the show’s inception in 1989, Margolyes has performed Dickens’ Women around the world, winning accolades and awards along the way. In the show, Margolyes portrays 23 characters from Dickens’ writing, including characters from some of Dickens’ most renowned tales.
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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Visit the newly renovated and expanded Ryan Center for Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation during an open house on September 22 from 2 -4 pm. The state-of-the-art, 10,000 square foot facility, located at 915 Commonwealth Ave , delivers comprehensive care in physical therapy, athletic training, nutrition, orthopedics, radiology and family medicine.
The open house will give guests the opportunity to hear about the remarkable work the center’s faculty and staff are doing on a variety of important clinical research topics. These areas include sports nutrition, gait-induced hip pain, as well as the beneficial effects of exercise for arthritis and neurological disorders like Parkinson’s Disease. Visitors are also welcomed to tour the newly redesigned facility, chat with center staff, sample signature Sargent Choice cookies and tasty hors d’oeuvres and enter for a chance to win a 16GB iPad.
For more information about the Ryan Center and its multidisciplinary offerings, visit www.bu.edu/rehab. This event is free and open to the public.
For any questions, please contact Kat Tokarz at Sargent College; 617-353-2705 or email@example.com.
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.
Judy A. Smith, the nation’s top crisis manager, attorney, author, BU alumna, and co-executive producer and inspiration behind ABC’s hot new television drama, Scandal, will be on campus Monday, September 24 for Inside a Scandal: Sex, Politics and Drama. The discussion with Smith will occur in the Colloquium Room of the Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary’s Street, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Smith is the founder and President of Smith & Company, a leading strategic and crisis communications firm with offices in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles. Over the last 25 years, Ms. Smith has brought her unique combination of communication skills, media savvy, legal and political acumen to clients facing a wide array of issues and challenges throughout the United States and abroad.
The talk will be moderated by BU alumna and WCVB-TVs Karen Holmes Ward and will include exclusive screenings of scenes from Season 2 of Scandal.
The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. RSVP by September 19th to reserve a seat.
Scholars of film and the performing arts will gather September 27th – 29th to debate the work of German director Werner Schroeter who, by the time of his death in 2010, was considered one of the key creative forces in film, theater and opera in Europe. Co-sponsored by the Boston University College of Communication (COM), Cinema, Opera, Art: The Passion of Werner Schroeter, will bring together scholars from Germany, Austria, Australia, and the U.S. for an international, interdisciplinary conference. The conference will examine different facets of Schroeter’s four decades-long career, including his late-60s and early-70s avant-garde films, his German and internationally-made art house features, his documentaries, and his passion for theater and opera.
Cinema, Opera, Art is free and open to the public and will be hosted at the Goethe-Institut, the German cultural center at 170 Beacon Street, Boston. The conference schedule is: Sept. 27th: 5:30 – 9:00 PM, Sept. 28th: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM, Sept. 29th: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
Speakers include: Stefan Drößler (Film Museum Munich); Gertrud Koch (Freie Universität Berlin); Christine Noll Brinckmann (Prof. Emeritus, University of Zurich, Switzerland); Michelle Langford (The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia); Charles Warren (Boston University and Harvard University); Edward Dimendberg (University of California, Irvine); Ken Eisenstein (Mount Holyoke College); Eric Rentschler (Harvard University); Gerd Gemünden (Dartmouth College); Fatima Naqvi (Rutgers University); Roy Grundmann (Boston University); and John Gianvito (Emerson College).
Cinema, Opera, Art will be held in conjunction with two other events: a retrospective of Schroeter’s films at the Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge; and a photo exhibition of the work of Schroeter’s long-time stage and costume designer, AlberteBarsacq, at the Goethe-Institut.
This September, the Rubin-Frankel Gallery is honored to host The Power of Civil Society: the Fate of Jews in Bulgaria During the Holocaust 1940-1944, a new exhibit of historical significance that tells the story of how Bulgaria was able to save almost all of its Jewish citizens during World War II. The exhibit is on display now through October 15.
On Thursday, September 27, the President of Bulgaria, Rosen Plevneliev will visit the exhibition and speak at a special gallery reception. President Plevneliev will speak at 6:00 p.m., followed by a public reception at 7:00 p.m. The talk is by RSVP only with limited space available. The reception as well as a performance by Bulgarian-Boston Dance Ensemble Ludo Mlado is open to the public.
The Power of Civil Society depicts events that, due to social pressure at the time, have only recently surfaced. When Germany ordered Bulgaria to surrender its Jews, a great outcry emerged from the Bulgarian people, and the country ultimately refused Germany’s demands. Because of the Bulgarian people’s heroism, most of the country’s 50,000 Jews were spared death in Nazi concentration camps.
RSVP to Holland at 617-353-7634 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Wednesday, September 19, Dr. Karen Jacobs, a Boston University Sargent College occupational therapy professor and former president of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) will be celebrating National School Backpack Awareness Day™ to raise awareness of the health risks associated with carrying an overloaded backpack.
Dr. Jacobs and her graduate students will weigh the backpacks of elementary school students and offer guidance on the best way to wear a backpack. The weigh-ins will be at Jackson Mann School in Brighton, MA from 9:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. and at St. Mary of the Assumption Rectory School in Brookline, MA at 1:15 p.m.
The weight of a child’s backpack should not exceed more than 10 percent of their body weight. Carrying too much weight in a pack or wearing it the wrong way can lead to an aching back, weakened muscles, and poor posture. Dr. Jacobs advises minimizing long-term health problems by loading the heaviest items closest to the child’s back and arranging books and materials so they won’t slide around in the backpack. Watch this video for more helpful tips from Dr. Jacobs.
For more information, contact Stephanie Rotondo; 617-353-7476 or email@example.com.