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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Boston University’s College of Communication is hosting Mashable’s third annual Social Media Day on Saturday, June 30. Join fellow social media enthusiasts for drinks, networking opportunities, and the chance to learn from leading industry experts. Guest speakers will include Peter Stringer, Senior Director of Interactive Media at the Boston Celtics, and Unity Stoakes, co-founder and president of StartUp Health. The event will take place in the Tsai Performance Center and check-in begins at 1:30 P.M.
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* Event location was updated on June 27
On Boston University’s annual Global Day of Service, Saturday, April 14, the University will welcome Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners in Health (PIH), as the guest speaker for the Hubie Jones Lecture. Dr. Farmer and PIH provide health care and advocacy services for people living in poverty around the world. The Hubie Jones Lecture in Urban Health is an annual symposium addressing vexing health issues distinct to the urban context. Prominent national and international leaders toiling at the intersection of health and social justice present on health-centric topics of importance. The lecture honors the vision of Hubie Jones, dean emeritus of Boston University’s School of Social Work, who inspired and shaped the School’s urban mission during his 16-year tenure and who continues to influence and define the social and civic landscape of Boston as a leader, bridge-builder and advocate.
Today is the final day to register. The event is free and open to the public but space is limited. The lecture will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2012 in the School of Law Auditorium. The event will also be streaming live at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/bu-alumni.
Contact Caitlan Nee at 617.353.5261; firstname.lastname@example.org
On Wednesday, April 4th, Boston University’s Sargent College is hosting the fourth annual Meredith E. Drench Lecture. This year’s lecture is presented by Travis Roy (COM’00), motivational speaker, activist and author. His book, Eleven Seconds, chronicles his 1995 accident (which left him paralyzed from the neck down), rehabilitation, and perseverance. He is also founder of the Travis Roy Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to finding a cure for spinal cord injuries and helping spinal cord injury survivors.
Established in 2009, the Drench Lecture Series is Sargent College’s first endowed lecture series. This series focuses on the psychosocial aspects of rehabilitation and aims to share Dr. Drench’s passion and belief in “compassionate rehabilitation” of the whole person.
This event will begin at 4:00 p.m. at Sargent College in Room 101, 635 Commonwealth Avenue. A reception will be held in the Setterberg Lounge following the lecture. This event is free and open to the public.
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At 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 6th, Brookline Booksmith will host a reading with author Leslie Epstein. Epstein, who has served as the director of Boston University’s Creative Writing Program for over 30 years, will read from his newly published novel, “Liebstod: Opera Buffa with Leib Goldkorn.” This event is free and open to the public.
Join the College of Communication on Friday, February 24 for an evening with renowned and experimental filmmaker Peggy Ahwesh. Ahwesh’s captivating and unique shorts are influenced by such contrasting factors as feminist and gender theory, Bataille, Jack Smith, virtual realities, pornography, and Peewee’s Playhouse. The College’s Cinematheque Series will show a range of her astounding, intricate works covering twenty years of film and video. This event will begin at 7 p.m. and go until 9 p.m. It will take place in COM Room 101, and is free to BU students and their friends or guests.
Join the College of Communication tonight for an evening with Chicago-based filmmaker Joe Swanberg. Known as one of the founding fathers of the “mumble core” movement, Swanberg is a young, prolific, and innovative filmmaker. The College’s Cinematheque Series will screen “Silver Bullet,” one of his seven feature films from 2011. After the screening, Swanberg will participate in a conversation with the audience. This event will begin at 7 p.m. and go until around 9 p.m. It will take place in COM Room 101, and is free to BU students and their friends or guests.
Contact the Film & Television department at email@example.com