Faculty Forum Chats: Boston University Students Invited to Discuss Provocative Subjects with Renowned Experts

in News Releases, Student News
December 6th, 2006

Contact: Erin Whipple, 617-358-1688 | ewhipple@bu.edu

Boston – The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University presents Faculty Forum Chats, a new series that bring students and faculty together in an informal setting to discuss a variety of engaging subjects, including politics, theatre, life sciences, history and poetry. The series seeks to promote dialogue and cultivate the personal interests of students from all schools and colleges, as well as to provide them with access to BU’s distinguished faculty in a forum outside the classroom.

The series is open to all Boston University students and launches in December with chats scheduled for Thursday, December 7 and Thursday, December 14 with College of Arts & Sciences International Relations Professor Andrew Bacevich and CAS English Professor Leslie Epstein, respectively. Professor Bacevich will focus discussion on Iraq and the Limits of American Military Power, while Professor Epstein will offer A Discussion About Anything.

In January 2007, the series will kick-off again on Thursday, January 18 with a discussion on Martin Luther King, Civil Rights and Political Life Today with School of Theology Professor Dale Andrews. The Faculty Forum Chats will then occur each Thursday through the end of April. All chats will begin at 3:30 PM and will be held in the Richards-Roosevelt Room on the first floor of Mugar Library, 771 Commonwealth Avenue.

The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University captures and documents history by collecting the manuscripts from individuals who play a significant part in the fields of journalism, poetry, literature and criticism, dance, music, theater, film, television, and politics and religion. The Gotlieb Center welcomes researchers from all over the world and presents extensive exhibitions, seminars and tours for Boston University’s students, parents and alumni as well as various visiting groups.

For further information, visit www.bu.edu/archives, call 617-353-3696, or email archives@bu.edu.

Full Listing of Faculty Forum Chats

December 7, 2006
Professor Andrew Bacevich
IRAQ AND THE LIMITS OF AMERICAN MILITARY POWER

December 14, 2006
Professor Leslie Epstein
A DISCUSSION ABOUT ANYTHING

January 18, 2007
Professor Dale Andrews
MARTIN LUTHER KING, CIVIL RIGHTS & POLITICAL LIFE TODAY

January 25, 2007
Professor Charles Griswold
FORGIVENESS AND RECONCILIATION: WHAT, WHEN, WHY

February 1, 2007
Professor Bonnie Costello
POETRY IN TROUBLED TIMES

February 8, 2007
Professor Jim Petosa
THEATRE ARTS: PROPHECY OR REFLECTION

February 15, 2007
Professor Jeff Henderson
GREEK ATTITUDES TOWARD SEX

February 22, 2007
Professor Christopher Ricks
BOB DYLAN: CONSCIENCE RAISING

March 1, 2007
Professor William Keylor
DEMOCRACY AS THE GOAL FOR AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY

March 8, 2007
Professor Rosina Georgiadis
LIFE-SCIENCES: GENE MACHINES, LASERS AND OTHER NEW TRICKS

March 22, 2007
Professor Rosanna Warren
A HANDFUL OF CONTEMPORARY POEMS

March 29, 2007
Professor Kevin Lang
HIGH-STAKES TESTING AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN EDUCATION

April 5, 2007
Professor Patricia Johnson
GENDER IN ANTIQUITY

April 12, 2007
Professor Caryl Rivers
HOW THE NEWS MEDIA SCARES WOMEN AND MEN

April 19, 2007
Professor Charles Dellheim
NAZI ART LOOTING: STOLEN, BOUGHT OR BARTERED

April 26, 2007
Professor Nina Silber
GENDER IN THE US CIVIL WAR

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