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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.


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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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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Human Rights Advocate to Speak at Metcalf

September 23rd, 2009 in Uncategorized 0 comments

<img src=”http://blogs.bu.edu/bunow/files/2009/09/padma.jpg” alt=”padma” width=”180″ height=”239″ />The <a href=”http://www.bu.edu/dos/” target=”_blank”>Dean of Students Office</a>, <a href=”http://www.bu.edu/thurman/” target=”_blank”>Howard Thurman Center</a>, <a href=”http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=20069353165” target=”_blank”>Women’s Resource Center</a> and <a href=”http://www.bu.edu/sao/” target=”_blank”>Student Activities Office</a> host renowned microfinancer and human rights advocate <a href=”http://www.childrensliteraturenetwork.org/aifolder/aipages/ai_v/venkatra.html” target=”_blank”>Padma Venkataraman</a> to speak on issues facing women and women’s empowerment tonight at 7 PM at <a href=”http://www.bu.edu/dbin/infocenter/content/index.php?pageid=646” target=”_blank”>Metcalf Hall</a>. Venkataraman spent nearly 20 years in the United Nations in Vienna as a permanent representative of the All India Women’s Conference, and is a founder-member of the Women’s India Association, President of the UN Women’s Guild and Vice President of the NGO Committee on Women. <strong>The event is free and open to the public.</strong> For more information, contact Kat Hasenauer at 617-353-4126 or khasena1@bu.edu.

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