Today, the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center will host “In Conversation with Christopher Ricks – Samuel Beckett: Going to Confessions, Part 3” as part of the Student Enrichment Series.
Join Professor Christopher Ricks as he presents and discusses the play, “Eh Joe” preceded by the chance to experience the art of Samuel Beckett in performance. Professor Ricks is the William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities at Boston University and is the co-director of the Editorial Institute.
“In Conversation with Christopher Ricks” will be hosted February 7, 2012 at 7 p.m. in the Richards-Roosevelt Room on the first floor of Mugar Memorial Library. The event is open to students as well as the general public and admission is free based on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please visit the Gotlieb website.
On 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.
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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
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)
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.
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The third installment of “The Fascination with Jewish Tales: Three Encounters with Elie Wiesel” will be held on Monday, November 21st at 7:00 P.M. in the George Sherman Union Metcalf Hall. Author, activist, and Andrew W. Mellon Professor in Humanities Elie Wiesel will be introduced by Rabbi Joseph A. Polak, Director of the Hillel Foundation. The event is free and open to the public, with doors opening at 6:00 P.M.
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.
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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 RubinFrankelGallery@gmail.com or 617-353-7634. For more details on the event, including a full schedule of speakers, please visit the Rubin-Frankel Gallery website.
Dr. Peter L. Berger, Professor Emeritus of religion, sociology and theology, will be speaking at Brookline Booksmith on Wednesday, November 9th at 7:00 pm. Berger will discuss his new memoir, Adventures of an Accidental Sociologist: How to Explain the World Without Becoming A Bore.
Tonight, the Graduate Programs in City Planning and Urban Affairs and Metropolitan College’s Master of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy present “The Urban Farm,” a presentation by Farm Manager Jolie Olivetti of ReVision Urban Farm in Dorchester. Olivetti will focus on the history and importance of urban agriculture.
“The Urban Farm” is the first of three lectures in “The Edge: Urban and Regional Conversations at Boston University.” The series examines “the social, economic and environmental relevance of food to the city and its people.”
Tonight’s event will be held in Room 511 in the College of General Studies, 871 Commonwealth Avenue, beginning at 6 pm. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the City Planning and Urban Affairs website, or contact Enrique R. Silva.
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