Tagged: Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center
Tonight, the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center (HGARC) presents a Student Discovery Seminar entitled 1862: The American Civil War. Join College of General Studies Assistant Professor Cheryl Boots and Alex Rankin, Assistant Director of the HGARC as they discover the frustrations of Abraham Lincoln, the logistics of creating a modern military, and the sad realities and sacrifices of our nation. This event is free to students with a BU ID. It will take place at 6 p.m. in the HGARC Reading Room on the 5th floor of the Mugar Library.
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.
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)
On Monday October 24 the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center honored Ginger Rogers by debuting its newest collection of her memorabilia, the "Ginger Rogers Century Exhibition." The iconic actress, dancer and singer would have turned 100 this year. Academy Award winning actress, Angela Lansbury introduced the collection, citing Ginger Rogers as her single, biggest inspiration.
After Lansbury's opening remarks, guests were invited to view the archive, which was filled with movie posters, film clips, childhood photos and even Rogers' Oscar. Following the reception at the Gotlieb Center, guests were invited to a special performance at the Tsai Performance Center featuring vocalist, Karen Oberlin. The performance was narrated by famed film historian, Nick Clooney, who told never-before-heard stories about Rogers' life. Ms. Oberlin sang songs written especially for Rogers by Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Jerome Kern and many more.
Ginger Rogers, the highest paid actor in Hollywood during the 1940s, is respected for her numerous achievements as a woman in the male-dominated entertainment industry. The archive is located in the Frost Room on the first floor of Mugar Memorial Library 771 Commonwealth Ave. The Exhibit can be viewed Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
On Monday, September 20th, the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center hosted a panel, "In Your Facebook," which focused on the use of social networks in professional networking and the job search. Associate Professors John Carroll and Stephen Quigley of the College of Communication, and Eleanor Cartelli, Associate Director of Marketing & Communications for the Center for Career Development, focused on the use of tools like Facebook and LinkedIn, and touched on implications of students making every aspect of their lives public online.
A debate sparked on the Internet's role in broadening or limiting users' world views. Professor Carroll warned against limiting news sources to online-only, and advised using "Old Media" to avoid the "echo chamber" phenomenon (consulting only sources we agree with, cutting off other opinions.)
Tonight, the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center hosts “Espionage, Secrets and Spies,” offering a close-up look at World War II and Cold War-era documents and artifacts. The collection will include items from the Julius and Ethel Rosenberg case; documents on the first US orbital spy satellite, Corona; and objects from the precursor to the CIA, the Office of Strategic Services.
“Espionage, Secrets and Spies” will be hosted tonight at 6:00 in the Gotlieb Reading Room on the fifth floor of Mugar Memorial Library. The event is part of Gotlieb’s Student Discovery Seminars (pdf) and is open to students with a BU ID. For more information, visit the related BU Today article and the Gotlieb website.
The Friends of the Libraries will host an evening with actor Leonard Nimoy tonight, best known for playing Spock on the science fiction series Star Trek. A Boston native, Nimoy will lecture on his long career in Hollywood where he was nominated for three Emmy Awards for acting, has directorial credits on numerous feature films, became a successful recording artist and authored several volumes of poetry and two autobiographies: I Am Not Spock (1977) and I Am Spock (1995). Nimoy is also an accomplished photographer and the recipient of a Master’s Degree in Education, an Honorary Master of Fine Arts and four Honorary Doctorates. The event will begin at 6:00 PM in the Metcalf Ballroom (771 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston). Admission is $25 for the general public and free to members of the Friends of the Libraries and the BU Community.
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.
The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center will host a Dance Spotlight with the Boston Ballet tonight at 7:00 PM in the Tsai Performance Center (685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston). The event will include an advanced look at Boston Ballet’s upcoming production of Jiri Kylian’s Black and White including excerpts from the world’s foremost contemporary choreographer. The evening will also include discussions with the artists and is free and open to the public.
The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center is hosting an evening with Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan tonight at the Tsai Performance Center. Tynan is an accomplished athlete, winning multiple medals while competing at the Paralympics, a physician in his home country of Ireland and most known for his accomplishments as an opera singer. The event will include a performance, lecture and reception. The event is free and open to the public; doors open at 6:30 and the event will start at 7:00 PM.