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A night with Italian opera musicologist Philip Gossett

October 15th, 2012 in Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Opera, Talk 0 comments

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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.

The Spirit of Verdi will take place on Thursday, October 25 at 6PM in the Metcalf Ballroom of The George Sherman Union. This event is free and open to the public.

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.

Contact the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at 617-353-3696;  archives@bu.edu.

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Gotlieb Center presents “Super PACS & Social Media”

October 4th, 2012 in Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Panels 0 comments

Super Pacs Flyer 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.

For more information, contact Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at 617-353-3696; archives@bu.edu.

* Event date was updated on October 9

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Are women becoming the dominant gender?

October 2nd, 2012 in Boston University School of Law, Conferences & Workshops 0 comments

hanna-rosin-the-end-of-men-web-bwThe Boston University School of Law will host a conference October 12-13 titled Evaluating Claims about “the End of Men”: Legal and Other Perspectives. Speakers will discuss the remarkable progress women have made in society and how they have surpassed men to become the dominant sex. The conference will dive into comparative gender analysis in areas including education, the workplace, family, class, race and religion.

Hanna Rosin (left), author of the just-published The End of Men and The Rise of Women, (Riverhead Books) will deliver the keynote with a luncheon address by Joan Williams, University of California Hastings College of Law. For a full list of speakers and additional information, please visit: www.bu.edu/law/events.

This conference will take place at 765 Commonwealth Avenue and is free and open to the public. To register, please complete a registration form and submit it via email or fax. On-site registration will be available, however advanced registration is recommended.

For registration questions, please contact Elizabeth Aggott at eaa@bu.edu and for academic questions, contact Professor Linda McClain at lmcclain@bu.edu.

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Open House at the Ryan Center for Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

September 20th, 2012 in sargent college 0 comments

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 ktokarz@bu.edu.

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Boston University Hosts Mashable Social Media Day

June 19th, 2012 in College of Communication, Social Events 0 comments

MashableSocialMediaDayBoston 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.

For more information, please contact comugrad@bu.edu or tweet @comugrad

Image courtesy Mashable.com on flickr/Creative Commons

* Event location was updated on June 27


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School of Social Work Welcomes Dr. Paul Farmer

April 13th, 2012 in Lectures 0 comments

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; neeca@bu.edu

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Defying the Odds: Rehabilitation and Perseverance After Spinal Cord Injury

April 2nd, 2012 in Lectures 0 comments

TravisOn 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.

For more information on the event, click here.

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Reading with Author Leslie Epstein at Brookline Booksmith

February 23rd, 2012 in Uncategorized 0 comments

Liebestod 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.

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Gotlieb Center presents In Conversation with Christopher Ricks: Samuel Beckett Going to Confessions

February 2nd, 2012 in All-University Events, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Presentations, Prose & Poetry 0 comments

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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.

Contact Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at 617-353-3696; archives@bu.edu

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The Road to Washington: Election 2012 event tomorrow

January 24th, 2012 in Live Chats, Panels 0 comments

t_GingrichRomneyOn 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.

Images courtesy Gage Skidmore / Flickr Creative Commons.

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