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.
The Friends of the Libraries will host celebrated writer Walter Mosley tonight at 5:30 PM in Metcalf Hall (2nd Floor of George Sherman Union, 775 Comm Ave). Mosley is the author of more than 34 critically acclaimed books, including the bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins and Devil in the Blue Dress, which was adapted as a film starring Denzel Washington. Mosley has been the recipient of the O. Henry Award, a Grammy and PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Prizes for the prestigious Lawrence G. Blackmon Student Book Collecting Contest will be awarded before the lecture. The event is free to Friends of the Libraries members and BU students, $25 per person for the public.
It’s the flip side of the WikiLeaks story. Should the media be prosecuted for publishing classified information that might jeopardize national security?
Hosted by the College of Communication (COM), come hear from Gabriel Schoenfeld, author of the new book, Necessary Secrets: National Security, the Media and the Rule of Law.
Event: Can Leaks Threaten Our Democracy?
Host: College of Communication
Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Place: School of Management, 4th Floor Executive Dining Room (595 Commonwealth Ave.)
Admission: Free and open to the public
SED‘s Deaf Studies Program is hosting an expected 300 attendees for their Deaf Deaf World (DDW) event tonight from 5-7 in the GSU’s Metcalf Ballroom. The event will be is an opportunity for ASL, Deaf Studies and Deaf Education graduate students to step out and begin to experience and appreciate Deaf Culture and learn about the Deaf world. The DDW experience consists of visiting booths to engage in a conversation regarding specific Deaf life experience. The event will include role-playing and is free and open to the public.
The Friends of the Libraries will host Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis for a reception and lecture tonight at 6:00 PM in Metcalf Hall at the GSU. Davis will reflect on her career and discuss the work of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. The evening will be dedicated to the memory of Charles Edward “Ted” Murphy, Project Manager of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Archival Collaboration and respected film critic. The event is free to Friends of the Libraries and BU Students and $25 per person for public.