Category: Campus Events
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 15, 2014
CONTACT: Margaret Waterman, 617-353-2240 or email@example.com
THE FUTURE IS NOW: URBAN ASIA IN THE 21ST CENTURY
WHAT: The Future is Now: Urban Asia in the 21st Century, a one-day conference at BU that will explore how Asia’s cities are reshaping concepts of urban development
WHEN: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
WHERE: Boston University’s Metcalf Trustee Center, One Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215
HOW: Free and open to the public with advance registration by Oct. 1
(Boston) – From Dubai to Beijing to Mumbai, each Asian city has a story to tell about the future and the impact of urban growth and development. These cities and others are redefining what it means to “urbanize” and are strong models of both its positive and negative effects. While all Asian cities are inherently different, each can provide examples of the ways that the government, the private sector and civil society as a whole can spur growth and urbanization at previously unheard of rates.
Co-sponsored by Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, the Initiative on Cities, the Center for the Study of Asia, Global Programs India Initiatives, and the Center for the Global Health and Development, in collaboration with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and BU’s Metropolitan College, “The Future is Now: Urban Asia in the 21st Century” is a one-day conference on Oct. 8 at Boston University that will explore how Asia’s cities are reshaping concepts of urban development.
Speakers hailing from universities and institutions from all over the United States and Canada will join these panels to discuss issues pertaining to their respective fields.
The conference is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.bu.edu/pardee/urbanasia/.
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COM will host Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, noted author and BU Visiting Professor of Journalism Isabel Wilkerson to discuss her latest book The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration today at 4:30 PM at the Photonics Center. The event will be moderated by John Stauffer, Chairman of the American Civilization Program and Professor of English and African and African-American Studies at Harvard University, and will include a book reading, reception and book signing. The event is free and open to the public.
The Friends of the Libraries will host Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis for a reception and lecture tonight at 6:00 PM in Metcalf Hall at the GSU. 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. The event is free to Friends of the Libraries and BU Students and $25 per person for public.
This evening, the Boston University Art Gallery (BUAG) is presenting Harold Reddicliffe: Paintings from Three Decades, exploring the body of work created by realist painter and Boston University College of Fine Arts Associate Professor of Painting Harold Reddicliffe. Paintings from Three Decades features over eighty still-life paintings dating back to 1981. The opening reception starts at 6PM in the Stone Gallery, and the exhibition continues through January 16, 2011. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center is hosting an evening with Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan tonight at the Tsai Performance Center. Tynan is an accomplished athlete, winning multiple medals while competing at the Paralympics, a physician in his home country of Ireland and most known for his accomplishments as an opera singer. The event will include a performance, lecture and reception. The event is free and open to the public; doors open at 6:30 and the event will start at 7:00 PM.
SED Professor Scott Seider will participate in a book panel discussion tonight at the United Lutheran Church (66 Winthrop Street, Cambridge) at 7 PM in promotion of his first book Shelter: Where Harvard Meets the Homeless. The panel will include James Shearer, Co-founder of Spare Change News, Reverend John Finley, IV, Founding Director of Epiphany School, Gail Bucher, Service Deacon at University Lutheran, David Dance, PBHA’s Director of Programs for Harvard Square Homeless Shelter and Amelia Lin the HSHS Volunteer Director and member of the Harvard Class of 2011. Scott discusses his book here. The event is free and open to the public.
The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center is hosting Congressman John Lewis (Fifth District, Georgia) tonight for their annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Lecture. Congressman Lewis is best known for his contributions to the Civil Rights Movement during the 1960’s and work as a politician and social activist. He will lecture on his professional experiences and offer insight into his life as “one of the most courageous persons the Civil Rights Movement ever produced.” Civil rights activist Diane Nash will also be installed as the 2010 Coretta Scott King Fellow. Lecture begins at 7PM in the Metcalf Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.
Today the literary and cultural magazine AGNI—with cosponsors the Center for African Studies, the African American Studies Program, and PEN New England—celebrates contemporary African fiction with an afternoon panel discussion and an evening reading and reception. These events feature four voices in African writing: the acclaimed Nigerian novelist Helon Habila; Ugandan writer Doreen Baingana; Caine Prize–winner Henrietta Rose-Innes of South Africa; and Zimbabwean story-writer Bernard Farai Matambo. The panel discussion will be moderated by celebrated Nigerian writer E. C. Osondu and will include Senegalese drumming and traditional African dancing. The panel discussion will take place at 4PM at 232 Bay State Road followed by a reading and reception at 7PM at the Photonics Center. The events are free and open to the public.