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The Crossroads Project: Exploring Climate Change Through Art, Music, and Science

April 10th, 2013 in All-University Events, Arts, Musical Performances, Presentations, Science & Research 0 comments

How do you experience the world around you? Touch? Sight? Sounds? What if learning took place the same way? Rather than differentiate between these subjects, the Boston University Arts Initiative will present the phenomenon of climate change via a combination of science, art and music.  Appropriately titled, The Crossroads Project will be held Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 pm at the Tsai Performance Center at 685 Commonwealth Avenue.

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By combining compelling information and imagery, the Crossroads Project reinforces a theme, and then unleashes powerful music in an effort to inspire deep and personal contemplation of this theme — that is, the choices we are making and the scale of their consequences. Crossroads takes an audience from intellectual understanding, to emotional experience, to personal resolve.

The Crossroads Project showcases a unique and compelling presentation featuring stunning visuals and moving music by the Fry Street Quartet along with Physicist Robert Davies exploring the science of climate change.  The presentation includes a community conversation moderated by Boston University Dean of Students Kenn Elmore as well as distinguished guests Brian Swett, Chief of Environment & Energy for the City of Boston and Lynn Allen, Director of the School of Visual Arts at Boston University. Nathan Phillips and Cutler Cleveland, both professors of Earth and Environment at Boston University will also lead discussions on sustainability and the science behind climate change.

The Crossroads Project is co-sponsored by sustainability@bu and the Boston University Dean of Students. The event is free and open to the public, but you must register in advance, tickets are limited.  Registration is available online at www.bu.edu/arts/crossroads-registration/.

For more information, contact Ty Furman at 617-358-0489 or tyf@bu.edu

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Honoring Alumnus Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 15th, 2013 in Alumni, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Lectures, Talk 0 comments

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Boston University will celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., who became “Dr. King” by earning a Ph.D. in systematic theology at BU in 1955. The University’s annual ceremony is one of the largest and oldest in the City of Boston, routinely drawing over 1,000 attendees from throughout the community.

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On January 21, the University will hold several events in honor of Dr.King.

Lyrics: Boston University’s Annual Commemoration of MLK Day

The Dean of Students and Howard Thurman Center present Lyrics. This year’s event will reflect on the power of words in many forms. University faculty, staff and students will present spoken word, short talks and dramatic pieces on how words in all of their forms have touched civil rights and how Dr. King’s words have left a legacy that touches our everyday lives. The cast of the Underground Railway Theatre’s staging of Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop will present a scene from the play, and Herbert Jones will provide dramatic performances and music.

Location: Metcalf Hall, George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue
Time: 1:00 p.m.

For more information about this event, contact Kat Hasenauer Cornetta in the Dean of Students Office at 617-353-4126 or katcorn@bu.edu.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Lecture: Academy Award Winner Forest Whitaker

The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center will host director, producer and Academy Award Winning-actor Forest Whitaker as the speaker for its fourth Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Lecture. Whitaker will be invested as a Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellow. The Gotlieb Center is the repository of Mr. Whitaker’s personal archive and an exhibition of his material will be on display.

Location: Metcalf Hall, George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue
Time: 4:00 p.m.

For more information about this event, contact the Gotlieb Center at 617-353-3696 or archives@bu.edu.

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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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World AIDS Day 2011 Events

November 22nd, 2011 in Global, Live Chats 0 comments

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Next week, a number of events will be hosted around campus in honor of World AIDS Day.  Free HIV/AIDS testing will take place throughout the week: Tuesday, November 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the third floor of the George Sherman Union; Wednesday, November 30th and Thursday, December 1st from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.; and Friday, December 2nd from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Student Health Services.  For all testing sessions, pre-registration is available in the GSU Link and walk-ins are also welcome.

On Thursday, December 1st, World AIDS Day information tables will be set up in the GSU Link from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  That night, at 7:30, “Global Meets Local” will take place in the Law Auditorium.  This event will feature performances and testimonials from South Africa, as well as live footage.

On Friday, December 2nd from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore will interview MTV’s Georgia Arnold about her work with the Staying Alive Foundation.  Their discussion will stream live from BU Central.  Shortly afterward, Dean Elmore will host a Coffee and Conversation with Georgia Arnold in the Howard Thurman Center from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., which is free and open to the public.

Image courtesy Auntie P on Flickr / Creative Commons

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Hope and Change? A Conversation on the Obama Presidency

November 14th, 2011 in Panels 0 comments

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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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Sustainability: Levers for Change

September 22nd, 2011 in Live Chats 0 comments

Sustainability Live Chat

Professors Cutler Cleveland (CAS) and Kristen McCormack (SMG), Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore and Dennis Carlberg (Sustainability) participated in a live chat, "Sustainability: Levers for Change" on September 15. Image courtesy BU Today.


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Special Coffee & Conversation today on Obama announcement of Osama bin Laden’s death

May 2nd, 2011 in Uncategorized 0 comments

In reaction to President Obama’s announcement late last night of the death of Osama bin Laden, the Dean of Students (DOS) office is hosting a special Coffee & Conversation today from 3-5 PM ET in the Howard Thurman Center (George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Ave, Lower Level). Can’t make it? DOS will be live-streaming it via UStream on their Coffee & Conversation channel.

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MTV’s “Staying Alive Ignite” HIV/AIDS awareness campaign comes to campus April 21 & 22

April 15th, 2011 in Uncategorized 0 comments

As part of MTV’s “Staying Alive” campaign, “Ignite” addresses the stigmas of an HIV or AIDS diagnosis — as well as virusmtv_sa_logo1_formatted-copy education and attitudes about safe sex — against the backdrop of youth culture in various locales, including Kenya, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ukraine. On April 21st and 22nd, the campaign is coming to Boston University with a screening of Shuga: An HIV/AIDS Soap Opera in Kenya.

In addition to two screenings — one on the Medical Campus and another on the Charles River Campus — a post-screening discussion will be held at COM, featuring Georgia Arnold, Senior Vice President of Social Responsibility at MTV and Director of Staying Alive. Dean of Students Kenn Elmore will continue the discussion as part of his weekly Coffee & Conversation on Friday, April 22nd.

Visit the Center for Global Health & Development’s Ignite landing page for the most updated information.

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Dean of Students’ “Green Team” recruiting for April 2011

April 1st, 2011 in Uncategorized 0 comments

Green Team May 2009 (Susan Lebovits)The Boston University Dean of Students office is teaming up with the Boston Red Sox for another year with the Green Team — collecting recyclables between innings to help with sustainability efforts at Fenway. Learn more about the BU Green Team on the Dean of Students website.

Photo courtesy Susan Lebovits.

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Hey Seniors, Check this out

March 22nd, 2011 in Uncategorized 0 comments

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Now that I’m back from Spring Break, I’m faced with a harsh reality check: commencement is just around the corner. In fact, exactly 2 months from today we will be filling onto Nickerson Field in those gorgeous red gowns to collect the most important piece of paper we have ever earned. If the very thought of donning the traditional tasseled hat has you breaking out into a cold sweat, or if you are simply confused as to what is happening that weekend, fear not because the Dean of Students office has you covered. The Seniors website has helpful links to the commencement page, relevant articles for soon-to-be grads and information about the class gift and the all important Senior Week. So take a deep breath and take a look around; you wont want to miss out.

Samantha is a senior in COM graduating in May. Follow her on Twitter @skops.

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