Category: Humanities/Social Science

Boston University Professor Co-Directs "Costs of War" Project

Contact: Richard Taffe, 617-353-4626 | rtaffe@bu.edu (Boston/Providence, R.I.) — Nearly 10 years after the declaration of the War on Terror, the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan have killed at least 225,000 people, including men and women in uniform, contractors, and civilians. The wars will cost Americans between $3.2 and $4 trillion, including medical care […]

Acclaimed Writer Walter Mosley to Speak at Boston University

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 […]

Boston University to Host Pulitzer Prize-Winner Isabel Wilkerson for Book Discussion and Signing

Contact: Kira Jastive, 617-358-1240 | kjastive@bu.edu (Boston) – The Boston University (BU) College of Communication (COM) will host Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, noted author and Director of the Narrative Nonfiction Program at BU, Isabel Wilkerson, to discuss her latest book The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration. The discussion will be […]

Boston University to Host Academy Award Winner Geena Davis

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 […]

Boston University to Honor Georgia Congressman John Lewis and Civil Rights Activist Diane Nash

Contact: Lauren Davalla, 617-358-1688 | davalla@bu.edu (Boston) – The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University will host Congressman John Lewis (Fifth District, Georgia) 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 his work as a […]

Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan to Perform and Speak at Boston University

Contact: Lauren Davalla, 617-358-1688 | davalla@bu.edu (Boston) – The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University will host an evening with Tenor Ronan Tynan. Tynan is an accomplished athlete, winning multiple medals while competing at the Paralympics, a physician specializing in orthopedic sports injuries and most well-known for his accomplishments as an opera singer. […]

The Centennial of the Metropolitan Opera’s First World Premiere

Contact: , | (New York) – Puccini and Toscanini return to the Metropolitan Opera! Simonetta Puccini, Giacomo Puccini’s granddaughter, and Walfredo Toscanini, Arturo Toscanini’s grandson, are expected to be in attendance at a Met performance 100 years to the day after the premiere of La Fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West), now […]

Boston University Study Examines Effects of Deployment on Military Families

Contact: Jason London, 617-358-5149 | london14@bu.edu Boston, MA – On October 7, 2001 the United States entered a war in Afghanistan. Nine years later, the U.S. military is deployed in two oversea wars. Mental health professionals are turning their attention to service members, who are deploying more frequently and for longer periods of time. However, […]

Boston University Supports Davis Phinney Foundation’s Exercise-Focused Tools to Support Parkinson’s Patients

Contact: Lauren Davalla, 617-358-1688 | davalla@bu.edu (Boulder, CO) – The Davis Phinney Foundation (http://www.davisphinneyfoundation.org), a non-profit foundation whose mission is to provide information and tools that help people to live well with Parkinson’s disease, today announced the availability of a new exercise DVD: “Exercise and Parkinson’s: Questions and Answers from the Experts.” This DVD features […]

BU School of Education to Host Private Screening of Waiting for Superman

Contact: Lauren Davalla, 617-358-1688 | davalla@bu.edu (Boston) – Boston University School of Education (SED) is hosting a screening of Waiting for Superman, an acclaimed documentary from Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim. The filmmaker takes an in-depth look at the current state of public education in the United States, spotlighting the lives of five public school […]