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Observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 13th, 2012 in All-University Events, Arts, Concerts, Lectures, Musical Performances, Prose & Poetry 0 comments

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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

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Archive: Located at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center 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)

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World AIDS Day 2011 Events

November 22nd, 2011 in Global, Live Chats 0 comments

AIDS ribbon

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.

Image courtesy Auntie P on Flickr / Creative Commons

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“Today: Reflections on Good and Evil” on Monday, November 21st

November 17th, 2011 in Lectures, Religious Services & Activities 0 comments

Elie Wiesel

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.

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Hope and Change? A Conversation on the Obama Presidency

November 14th, 2011 in Panels 0 comments

President Barack Obama

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.

Image courtesy Barack Obama on Flickr/Creative Commons

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“Revival in Art and Culture After World War II” at Rubin-Frankel Gallery, Nov. 10th

November 4th, 2011 in Arts, Panels 0 comments

Rubin-Frankel Event Flyer: Revival in Art and Culture

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.

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Sociologist Peter Berger to discuss new book at Brookline Booksmith

October 31st, 2011 in Arts, Off Campus, Prose & Poetry 0 comments

Adventures of an Accidental Sociologist: Book Cover

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.

Brookline Booksmith is located at 279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA. The event is free and open to the public. Please visit the Brookline Booksmith events page for more information.


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“The Urban Farm” discusses food and urban agriculture tonight

September 27th, 2011 in Presentations 0 comments

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.

CSA greens and vegetables

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.

Image courtesy frangrit on Flickr / Creative Commons.


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