Category: Campus Events
The Physics Department proudly presents the 2010 Pumpkin Drop in Metcalf Plaza at 12:30 PM today. Come watch dozens of pumpkins be dropped from the Metcalf Science Center roof and see community members compete in a costume competition and contest to guess the weight of the largest pumpkin. The event is free and open to the public.
Tonight at 7PM in the GSU’s 2nd floor Mecalf Hall we are hosting bestselling authors and BU professors Andrew Bacevich and Stephen Prothero for a discussion on the role played by religious ideas in U.S. public policy today, from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the “Ground Zero Mosque” debate. This interactive event will be moderated by Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore, and will be streamed live online. The event is free and open to the public
Tonight, the Creative Writing Program is hosting celebrated novelist John Irving for a reading from his latest book, Last Night in Twisted River (2009) at 7 PM in 640 Commonwealth Avenue (COM 101 – Auditorium). Irving is the author of beloved favorites such as The World According to Garp (1998) and A Prayer for Owen Meany (2002). Copies of his novels will be available for purchase at the event. The reading is free and open to the public.
In the age of Twitter and other social media networks, where anyone can “break news,” how is traditional journalism changing, who are the true journalists, and what is the difference between news and information? Those were just a few of the interesting questions examined at The Media Landscape: How Social Journalism Is Changing the News Industry, a panel discussion hosted by BU’s public relations office on Oct. 12.
Moderated by BU alum and founder of Help a Reporter Out (HARO), Peter Shankman (COM ’94), the panel featured experts from the traditional news world, PR and the blogosphere, and included Tom Fiedler, Dean of the College of Communication (COM); Lisa van der Pool, broadcast editor and reporter at The Boston Business Journal; Adam Gaffin, founder and editor of Universal Hub; and Steve Quigley, Associate Professor of Public Relations at COM.
Watch the complete event below and check out a recap from BU Today.
Today from 12-5PM, Boston University Academy (BUA), along with Scholar Search Associates, is hosting an Educational Forum for Intellectually Curious Students and their Families in the GSU. The Forum will include presentations and roundtable discussions on timely educational issues, as well as an exhibit hall showcasing various local and national resources. BUA’s forum is the first in a three-part national series set to be held at Stanford University on January 23, 2011, and the University of Chicago on March 6, 2011. For more information call (860) 664-3586 or visit the website.
SED is hosting a screening of Waiting for Superman, an acclaimed documentary from Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim tonight at the Coolidge Corner Theatre at 7PM. The filmmaker takes an in-depth look at the current state of public education in the US, spotlighting the lives of five public school students and several educators in their pursuit of academic growth. The private screening is open to SED students, faculty, staff and alumni.
Today starting at 9AM , leading experts will debate heathcare ideas and others as part of the 2010 William J. Bicknell Lectureship in Public Health at the Boston University School of Public Health. This year’s topic is “Controlling Healthcare Costs: Your Money or Your Life?” featuring lecturer David Cutler. Panelists include Alice Coombs, M.D. President of the Massachusetts Medical Society; William C. Van Faasen, CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts; and Kate Walsh, M.P.H. President and CEO of the Boston Medical Center. The event will take place at 670 Albany Street on the Medical Campus.
Tonight at 5:30 PM, the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center and Friends of the Library will host celebrated novelist Sue Miller for a reception and lecture in Metcalf Hall (2nd floor of the George Sherman Union). Miller houses her archives at the Gotlieb Center, and is speaking on her work and reflecting on her written accounts of contemporary family life. Immediately following the lecture, Miller will be signing copies of her most recent novel, The Lake Shore Limited (April 2010). The event is free to BU students and Friends of the Libraries, and $25 per person for the general public.
The Boston University Creative Writing Program is celebrating The Poets Society of America’s Centennial anniversary by featuring writers Frank Bidart, Major Jackson, X.J. Kennedy, Mary Oliver, James Tate, Rosanna Warren and Franz Wright. The poets will read their own poetry and the work of canonical New Englanders from the past century. Admission to the reading is free and open to the public with a private ticketed reception to follow.
Tonight at 7PM, The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center is hosting a Gubernatorial Forum in Metcalf Hall (GSU, Second Floor) for students and members of the community featuring previously filmed questions from students and answers from the candidates followed by a panel analysis moderated by COM’s John Carroll. Questions will be addressed by each of the major candidates running for Massachusetts Governor including Charlie Baker, Tim Cahill, Deval Patrick and Jill Stein. The panelists will offer opinions on media coverage, campaign strategy and political science. Video clips and excerpts can also be found at the event’s webpage. The event is free and open to the public.