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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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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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Observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 13th, 2012 in All-University Events, Arts, Concerts, Lectures, Musical Performances, Prose & Poetry 0 comments

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Boston University will celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (GRS’55, Hon.’59) on Monday with an event, Manifest Our Destiny, which will include talks and performances by the BU community. The celebration, one of the largest MLK Day events in Boston, is an annual event which began before the first observance of the national holiday in 1986. Manifest Our Destiny takes place Monday, January 16th at 1 p.m., in the Metcalf Ballroom in the George Sherman Union. The event is free and open to the public, and will also be broadcast live on UStream.

For all of the events scheduled the weekend of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, visit BU Today.

Related Resources: Martin Luther King, Jr. at Boston University

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Archive: Located at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University

MLK’s Mentor Revealed: Second volume of papers traces Howard Thurman’s thinking pre-BU. (BU Today)

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Roommate Reminisces: John Bustamante recalls Coretta Scott at Myles Standish, and Dorchester digs. (BU Today)

Paul Farmer on Martin Luther King, Jr.: Keynote address from medical anthropologist Paul Farmer, the founder of the international aid organization Partners in Health, in 2009. (BUniverse video)

Pin His Ear to the Wisdom Post: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the School of Prophets: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s only living sibling, Christine King Farris, is honored at an exhibition of MLK’s archives at Boston University in 2009, hosted by Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center. (BUniverse video)

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Celebrating the holidays in Boston

December 22nd, 2011 in All-University Events, Off Campus 0 comments

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Above, C.A.K.E. (Culinary Arts and Kitchen Entertainment) hosts a gingerbread house building competition in the George Sherman Union.

While Boston University’s doors are closing shortly for winter break, the holiday spirit is strong on campus and in Boston.

Staying in town for the holidays? BU Today has a full list of suggestions of things to do and see in the city, from seasonal staples like ice skating and last-minute holiday shopping, to museum and theater excursions.

Hum a holiday tune with some of BU’s a cappella groups, including In Achord, Terpsichore, the Barbershop Sweethearts, the Treblemakers, and Chordially Yours.

The spirit of service: Learn about Terrier athletes’ recent visits to local elementary schools to read holiday stories.

Intersession worship: Marsh Chapel has posted its schedule for intersession services, including a Christmas Eve candlelight mass, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

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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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The next Dean Elmore? Experience commencement through the eyes of a graduate

May 23rd, 2011 in Uncategorized 0 comments

BU Today joined Kyle Trotman (CAS’11) at this weekend’s events from the Champagne Reception on Friday night through Commencement yesterday to offer a graduate’s perspective.

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Boil-water order in effect

May 1st, 2010 in Uncategorized 0 comments

boiling waterA major water main break is currently dumping millions of gallons of water into the Charles River. A “boil-water” order is currently in effect for the City of Boston (including BU’s Charles River and Medical Campuses) and dozens of surrounding communities.

During this H2O emergency, regular updates will be available on BU Today, or visit www.mwra.com for more information.

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