More than one hundred friends, students, alumni, and faculty gathered to honor Professor Patricia Hills at a symposium held at the George Sherman Union on April 26, 2014. Entitled “American Visual Culture in Context: A Symposium in Honor of Professor Patricia Hills,” this event featured academic papers by prominent scholars from across the country who were Hills’ former students. Sponsored by the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, alumni and current students, the Boston University Center for the Humanities, the Department of the History of Art & Architecture, the American & New England Studies Program, and the African American Studies Program, the symposium celebrated the career of Professor Hills, a specialist in American art who has taught at Boston University since 1978. Dr. Hills is retiring at the end of this academic year.

Poetry Reading with John Ashbery and Sophie Grimes

Starts: 6:00 pm on Thursday, October 3, 2013
Ends: 6:00 pm on Thursday, October 3, 2013
Location: The Castle, 225 Bay State Road

This year's Robert Lowell Memorial Reading at BU will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet John Ashbery reading with BU Alumna Sophie Grimes. The poetry reading will be followed by a book signing and dessert reception. This event is free and open to the public.