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Acclaimed Writer Walter Mosley to Speak at Boston University

March 15th, 2011 in Arts, BU In the Community, Entertainment, Humanities/Social Science, News Releases 0 comments

Contact: Lauren Davalla, 617-358-1688 | davalla@bu.edu

(Boston) – The Friends of the Libraries at Boston University will host an evening with celebrated writer Walter Mosley. Mosley is the author of more than 34 critically acclaimed books, including the bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins and Devil in the Blue Dress, which was adapted as a film starring Denzel Washington. Mosley has been the recipient of the O. Henry Award, a Grammy and PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Prizes for the prestigious Lawrence G. Blackmon Student Book Collecting Contest will be awarded before the lecture.

Event Details
Event:
The Friends Speaker Series Featuring Walter Mosley
Hosts: The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Time: 5:30 PM reception, 6:00 PM lecture
Location: Metcalf Hall (2nd Floor of George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston)
Admission: Free to Friends of the Libraries members and BU students, $25 per person for the public
Contact: RSVP to 617-353-3697
For more information, please call 617-353-3696 or visit http://www.bu.edu/archives

Walter Mosley’s work has been translated into 21 languages and includes literary fiction, science fiction, political monographs, and a young adult novel. His short fiction has been widely published, and his nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times Magazine and The Nation, among other publications. Mosley’s most recent work includes The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, published in November 2010, and the third novel in his Leonid McGill series, When the Thrill Is Gone, published in March 2011.

The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University seeks to capture and document history by collecting the manuscripts from individuals who play significant roles in the fields of journalism, poetry, literature and criticism, dance, music, theater, film, television, and political and religious movements. The Center strives to preserve the documents and make them readily available to researchers while administering all legal copyrights and restrictions. The Center also presents extensive exhibitions, seminars and tours for students, parents, alumni, various visiting groups and members of the public. For more information, visit www.bu.edu/archives.

Boston University to Host 2011 Annual Meeting of the Nursing Archives Associates

March 14th, 2011 in Arts, BU In the Community, Health & Medicine, News Releases 0 comments

Contact: Lauren Davalla, 617-358-1688 | davalla@bu.edu

(Boston) – The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center and the Nursing Archives Associates at Boston University will host their 2011 Annual Meeting on Monday, May 2. The guest speaker will be Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Erline Perkins McGriff Professor and Dean of the College of Nursing at the College of Dentistry at New York University. Dr. Fulmer will lecture on her response to The Institute of Medicine’s Report on “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.”

EVENT DETAILS
Title:
2011 Annual Meeting of the Nursing Archives Associates: “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health”
Date: Monday, May 2, 2011
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Metcalf Trustee Ballroom, John & Kathryn Silber Administrative Center
(One Silber Way, 9th Floor, Boston)
Admission: Must RSVP by April 28th to (617) 353-3697
Contact: For more information please call (617) 353-3696

Dr. Fulmer is Co-Director for the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing and Co-Director of the Consortium of New York Geriatric Education Centers (CNYGECs). She received her bachelor’s degree from Skidmore College, her master’s and doctoral degrees from Boston College and her Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate from New York University. Dr. Fulmer’s program of research focuses on acute care of the elderly and elder abuse and neglect. Dr. Fulmer received the status of Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, Gerontological Society of America and the New York Academy of Medicine. She is also a newly-elected member of the Institute of Medicine at the National Academies of Science.

The Mission of the Nursing Archives Associates is to support the History of Nursing Archives in the preservation of the working papers, correspondence, manuscripts, photographs and histories of important individuals, associations and organizations, both historical and contemporary, who are important in the nursing field, and in making these valuable, unique primary resources available to researchers. The History of Nursing Archives are a valuable part of the holdings of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University.

The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University seeks to capture and document history by collecting the manuscripts from individuals who play significant roles in the fields of journalism, poetry, literature and criticism, dance, music, theater, film, television, and political and religious movements. The Center strives to preserve the documents and make them readily available to researchers while administering all legal copyrights and restrictions. The Center also presents extensive exhibitions, seminars and tours for students, parents, alumni, various visiting groups and members of the public. For more information, visit www.bu.edu/archives.

Boston University Academy to Host Culinary Tasting Event & Auction, A Taste of BUA

March 9th, 2011 in Arts, Boston University Academy, BU In the Community, Entertainment, News Releases 0 comments

Contact: Lauren Davalla, 617-358-1688 | davalla@bu.edu

(Boston) – Boston University Academy (BUA) will hold its 12th annual benefit auction A Taste of BUA at 6:30 PM on Friday, April 8, 2011. The event will be hosted by NECN’s TV Diner personality, Billy Costa, and will include both live and silent auctions. Guests will enjoy tastings from area restaurants including Fugakyu, Capital Grille, Eastern Standard, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, South End Buttery, West End Johnnies, Not Your Average Joe’s and Catering on the Charles. A Taste of BUA will be held in Boston University’s celebrated 808 Gallery (808 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston), which will feature a collaborative art show from local artists.

Silent and live auction items will include exotic vacation packages, tickets to sporting events and concerts, stays at luxurious hotels and gift cards for area merchants. Tickets for A Taste of BUA can be purchased for $75 per person (open bar) at http://atasteofbua.eventbrite.com/. All proceeds generated by the auction will directly benefit financial aid assistance for qualified students enrolling at Boston University Academy.

Boston University Academy is a small, day school for students in grades 9 through 12. Founded in 1993, the Academy offers a “ceilingless” educational experience, one in which students’ zeal for learning takes them as far as they are capable. Academy students may begin taking courses at Boston University in their junior year, earning college credit in up to twelve courses by graduation. For more information, please visit www.buacademy.org.

Eleni Gatzoyiannis Scholarship Available to Greek Students at Boston University

March 3rd, 2011 in BU In the Community, News Releases 0 comments

Contact: Lauren Davalla, 617-358-1688 | davalla@bu.edu

(Boston) – Boston University is currently accepting applications for the 2011-2012 Eleni Gatzoyiannis Scholarship, through March 29. The scholarships are available to full-time undergraduate and graduate students of Greek birth or ancestry who have completed at least one semester at Boston University, are in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need. To apply, eligible students must complete a two-page application, write a short essay, and have a 10-15 minute interview with the Gatzoyiannis Scholarship committee members.

Established in 1985, the endowed scholarship fund is a gift from Boston University graduate Nicholas Gage (COM ’63, HON ’85) in honor of his mother, Eleni Gatzoyiannis. The scholarships serve to recognize and memorialize her struggle and martyrdom to protect her children’s lives and to secure their freedom against Communist guerrillas during the Greek Civil War, which resulted in her death at the guerrillas’ hands. A renowned author, Gage depicted the story of his mother’s life in a prize-winning biography Eleni, which he subsequently produced as a feature film of the same title.

A four-member committee consisting of Nicholas Gage, a representative from the University’s Office of Financial Assistance, the Director of the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) and an instructor in Modern Greek, selects scholarship recipients on the basis of written applications and personal interviews. Interviews will be held on April 7, 2011, and all applicants receive notification in writing as to the decision of the committee soon after the interview sessions are complete. To obtain an Eleni Gatzoyiannis Scholarship electronic application, contact Jo McCourt via email at jmccourt@bu.edu.

In advance of the March 29 deadline, completed applications should be returned to Jo McCourt via postal mail or hand-delivered to the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, 595 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 700, West Entrance, Boston, MA 02215.

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized private research university with more than 30,000 students participating in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. BU consists of 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school’s research and teaching mission.

The Boston University Art Gallery Appoints New Director and Chief Curator

February 28th, 2011 in Arts, BU In the Community, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, News Releases, University Affairs 0 comments

Contact: Lauren Davalla, 617-358-1688 | davalla@bu.edu

(Boston) – The Boston University Art Gallery (BUAG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kate McNamara to the role of Director and Chief Curator. McNamara comes to BUAG with an extensive background in curation and instruction both in New York and Western Massachusetts. She will fill the position currently being held ad interim by Exhibitions and Special Projects Coordinator of BU’s School of Visual Arts Lynne Cooney and will begin her tenure in mid-March.

“We are thrilled with the addition of Kate McNamara to the BUAG staff,” said Provost Jean Morrison. “Her extensive experience in curating and outreach make her a seamless fit for the role of Director and Chief Curator of the BU Art Gallery.”

McNamara has experience curating at MoMA PS1 (Long Island City, NY), Cleopatra’s (Brooklyn, NY), Ramapo College (Ramapo, NY), Participant, INC. (New York, NY) and fordProjects (New York, NY). She also worked at The Bronx Museum (New York, NY), Real Art Ways (Hartford, CT), New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York, NY) and Artists Space Gallery (New York, NY). She co-founded and co-directed at Cleopatra’s (Brooklyn, NY) and held a position on the board of PopRally at the Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 (Long Island City, NY). McNamara held the positions of curator in residence at AIR Antwerpen (Antwerp, Belgium) and curatorial fellow at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Residency Program (New York, NY). She lectured as a visiting curator at Hampshire College (Amherst, MA) and taught with Project Common Bond at Queens University of Belfast (Belfast, Ireland). McNamara received an MA in Curatorial Studies at Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson, NY) and a BA in Curatorial Studies at Hampshire College (Amherst, MA), also studying at Studio Arts Center International (Florence, Italy).

Dedicated to serving the public of New England as well as the university community, Boston University Art Gallery (BUAG) is a non-profit art gallery geared toward an interdisciplinary interpretation of art and culture. Maintaining an ongoing exhibition schedule in its current location since 1958, now named the Stone Gallery, exhibitions focus on international, national, and regional art developments, chiefly in the twentieth century. BUAG has a particular commitment to offer a culturally inclusive view of art, one that expands the boundaries of museum exhibitions.

Boston University to Host Annual Creative Writing Faculty Reading

February 14th, 2011 in BU In the Community, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, News Releases 0 comments

Contact: Lauren Davalla, 617-358-1688 | davalla@bu.edu

(Boston) – Boston University’s Creative Writing Program, one of the oldest writing programs in the country, presents a reading featuring their most distinguished faculty members including two United States Poets Laureates, a National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize winner. The event will include readings by:

Leslie Epstein (Program Director)
David Ferry
Louise Glück (United States Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner)
Allegra Goodman (National Book Award finalist)
Ha Jin (Awardee of National Book Award, PEN/Hemingway, twice PEN/Faulkner)
Ronan Noone
Sigrid Nunez
Robert Pinsky (United States Poet Laureate)
Maya Sloan

Event Details
Event:
Boston University Creative Writing Department’s Annual Faculty Reading
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Boston University School of Management Auditorium
595 Commonwealth Avenue
Admission: This event is free and open to the public
Contact: Boston University’s Creative Writing Department, crwr@bu.edu or 617-353-2510

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized private research university with more than 30,000 students participating in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. BU consists of 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school’s research and teaching mission.

Boston University to Host Robert Pinsky for Poetry Reading

February 4th, 2011 in Arts, BU In the Community, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, News Releases 0 comments

Contact: Lauren Davalla, 617-358-1688 | davalla@bu.edu

(Boston) – Boston University’s Creative Writing Program, one of the oldest writing programs in the country, is hosting famed poet and Boston University Professor of Poetry Robert Pinsky for a reading from his newest book Selected Poems. Pinsky was formerly a United States Poet Laureate and has written nineteen books.

Event Details
Event:
Boston University Hosts Robert Pinsky
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2011
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Boston University Photonics Center, Room 206
Admission: This event is free and open to the public
Contact: Bekah Stout, bekahis@bu.edu or 617.353.2821

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized private research university with more than 30,000 students participating in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. BU consists of 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school’s research and teaching mission.

“Race to Nowhere” Screening at Boston University

January 26th, 2011 in Boston University Academy, BU In the Community, College of Communication, Education, Entertainment, News Releases, School of Education, Student News 0 comments

Contact: Lauren Davalla, 617-358-1688 | davalla@bu.edu

(Boston) – The Boston University School of Education, College of Communication and on-campus high school, Boston University Academy, are hosting a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary “Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture.” The film examines the high stakes, high pressure environment of the current education system by interviewing parents, students and teachers about their experiences with standardized testing, college admissions and expectations of high achievement. The screening is free and open to the public.

Event Details
Event:
“Race to Nowhere” Screening
Hosts: Boston University School of Education, College of Communication and Academy
Date: Thursday, February 10, 2011
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Tsai Center (685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston)
Admission: Free and open to the public; tickets are first come, first served at the door
Contact: Kelly Proulx (617-353-3177, proulxk@bu.edu)
Lauren Glaser (617-353-5015, leglaser@bu.edu)

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized private research university with more than 30,000 students participating in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. BU consists of 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school’s research and teaching mission.

WBUR, Boston University Announce 2010 Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize Winner

November 9th, 2010 in BU In the Community, News Releases 0 comments

Contact: Kristen Holgerson, 617-358-2011 | kholgers@wbur.org

(Boston) – Boston University and WBUR 90.9 FM, Boston’s NPR News Station, announce the selection of WNYC reporter Ailsa Chang as the winner of the 2010 Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize. Now in its ninth year, the award is named for the longtime senior news analyst for NPR and a veteran Washington journalist who passed away in July.

The $5,000 Schorr Prize — sponsored by WBUR and Boston University, and funded by Jim and Nancy Bildner — salutes a new generation of public radio journalists 35 years old and under, seeking to inspire them to stretch the boundaries of the medium.

Chang will be honored on Nov. 10, at the WBUR Public Radio Gala at the Seaport Hotel in Boston celebrating the station’s 60th anniversary. The annual benefit for the not-for-profit station is expected to raise more than $350,000 to support independent news and programming.

Chang was selected for her investigative report about Detroit’s broken public defender system. Her piece, titled “Not Enough Money Or Time To Defend Detroit’s Poor” aired on NPR’s award-winning newsmagazine, All Things Considered, during her tenure as a Kroc fellow at NPR in 2009. Chang’s full story may be heard online at: http://n.pr/HOV2C.

Chang covers terrorism, criminal justice and the courts for WNYC. Earlier, she was a Kroc Fellow for NPR in Washington, D.C. and worked at KQED public radio in San Francisco. She began her public radio career after practicing law for five years, and was a law clerk to Judge John T. Noonan, Jr., on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

A San Francisco Bay Area native, Chang holds a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Stanford University, a law degree from Stanford Law School, a master’s in journalism from Columbia University, and a master’s in media law from Oxford University, where she was a Fulbright Scholar.

Past recipients of the Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize include reporter Chana Joffe-Walt, who covers global economics for NPR’s multimedia project Planet Money (2009); former NPR defense correspondent Guy Raz, who is now the host of All Things Considered Weekend Edition (2008); NPR National Correspondent Laura Sullivan (2007); and Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, then a NPR foreign correspondent in Mexico City (2006).

Schorr was honored to have this prize in his name, saying he believed in supporting talented journalists as they rose through the ranks of the broadcast industry — particularly those who found a calling in public radio. Public Radio journalists from around the world competed for the recognition.

The panel of distinguished journalists who served as Schorr prize judges for 2010 included:
• Ed Fouhy, former network television executive
• John Barth, Managing Director, PRX
• Anne Donahue, Associate Professor, Journalism, Boston University
• John Keefe, Senior Executive Producer, WNYC News
• John Van Hoesen, VP for News & Programming, Vermont Public Radio

About WBUR, 90.9 FMWBUR, 90.0 FM and www.wbur.org, is one of the largest and most prolific public radio stations in the country. A National Public Radio affiliate, WBUR broadcasts a selection of NPR, BBC and locally produced programs such as “Here & Now,” “Only a Game,” “On Point,” “Radio Boston,” and “Car Talk.” WBUR is located on the campus of Boston University, which holds the license for the public radio station.

Ailsa Chang, WNYC radio
Ailsa Chang, WNYC radio

Boston University to Host Academy Award Winner Geena Davis

November 5th, 2010 in Arts, BU In the Community, Education, Entertainment, Humanities/Social Science, News Releases 0 comments

Contact: Lauren Davalla, 617-358-1688 | davalla@bu.edu

(Boston) – The Friends of the Libraries at Boston University will host Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis for a reception and lecture on Tuesday, November 30 at 6:00 PM in Metcalf Hall. Davis will reflect on her career and discuss the work of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. The evening will be dedicated to the memory of Charles Edward “Ted” Murphy, Project Manager of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Archival Collaboration and respected film critic.

Event Details
Event:
The Friends Speaker Series featuring Academy Award Winner Geena Davis
Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Metcalf Hall, George Sherman Union (775 Commonwealth Ave, Second Floor)
Admission: Free to Friends of the Libraries and BU Students; $25 per person for public
Contact: Call 617-353-3696 or visit http://www.bu.edu/archives

Academy Award winner Geena Davis is one of Hollywood’s most respected actors, appearing in several roles that became cultural landmarks. Earning the 2006 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama, Davis broke ground in her portrayal of the first female President of the United States in ABC’s hit show “Commander in Chief.”

In 1989, Davis received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as the offbeat dog trainer Muriel Pritchett in Lawrence Kasdan’s “The Accidental Tourist.” She was again nominated for an Academy Award and Golden Globe for her performance as Thelma in Ridley Scott’s “Thelma and Louise,” in which she co-starred with Susan Sarandon.

Davis went on to receive a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress for her portrayal of baseball phenomenon Dottie Hinson in “A League of Their Own.”

A long-time advocate for women, Davis is recognized for her tireless efforts on behalf of girls and women nearly as much as for her acting accomplishments. She is the founder of the non-profit The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and its programming arm See Jane, which engages film and television creators to dramatically increase the percentages of female characters — and reduce gender stereotyping — in media made for children 11 and under.

Davis was appointed to the California Commission on the Status of Women and is a partner with UNIFEM in the effort to change the way media represents women and girls globally, to encourage media to present and investigate issues of grave importance to women and to use a “gender” lens when reporting.