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.

Screening and Discussion of "Tey" (Today)

Starts: 6:00 pm on Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Ends: 8:00 pm on Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Location: College of Arts and Sciences B12, 725 Commonwealth Ave
URL: http://www.bu.edu/africa/calendar/?eid=144032

The African Studies Center will hold a screening of the film "Tey" (Today) and a discussion with the director of the film, Alain Gomis. In a village outside Dakar, the gods – or the stars, or destiny, have spoken: Satche must die by the end of the day. The film follows him making his goodbyes to those around him – his family, his friends, his lover, his children, his wife. Initially feted by his community with an enthusiasm tainted by melancholy, Satche, the one chosen to disappear, soon finds himself set apart from those closest to him, in beautiful scenes that seek to show those elements of friendship, desire, sadness, affection and anger that are usually left unsaid.