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Tuesday, February 26, 20133:30 pm Physics Colloquium
"Superconductivity: the Gift that Keeps on Giving" Peter Johnson BNL Refreshments served at 3 PM in 1st floor lounge
Tuesday, February 26, 20135:00 pm Talk by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Senior Editor, The Atlantic and author, “The Beautiful Struggle”
Wednesday, February 27, 201312:00 pm Understanding and Improving Memory in Patients with Alzheimer's Disease
Join the ADC and Dr. Rebecca Deason for this exciting presentation. This lecture is part of the BU ADC's Bi-Monthly Lecture Series; basic and clinical scientists provide lectures on key topics in Alzheimer's research. All students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided.
Wednesday, February 27, 20135:30 pm Follow Me Down: Portraits of Louisiana Prison Musicians
Lecture and film screening with Benjamin Harbert of Georgetown University.
Wednesday, February 27, 20136:30 pm Iraq + 10 Film Series: The Dreams of Sparrows
The Iraq+10 project presents a series of Middle Eastern and Western films recognizing the decennial anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq. <br /><br /> <i> The Dreams of Sparrows </i> is a documentary film shot in post-war Iraq which presents conflicting points of view among Iraqis regarding the war, Saddam Hussein and the occupation.<br /><br />Please RSVP Mikaela at firstname.lastname@example.org for refreshments. <br /><br /> <i>* Films being held in conjunction with CAS course IR503/PO570. Sponsored by the BU Institute for Iraqi Studies. Public welcome to attend. <i/>
Wednesday, February 27, 20136:30 pm Film Screen: Departures. A Film By YOJIRO TAKITA
The Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature, The Center for Study of Asia, the Geddes Language Center, and the Japanese House presents Departures - Yojiro Takita's film portraying Daigo Kobyashi decision to start over and moves back to his small hometown when his orchestra disbands. Desperate for work, he secretly takes a job as a “Nokanshi,” a funeral professional who prepares the deceased for burial and entrance into the next life. But while working with the families of the departed, Daigo embarks on a spiritual journey of his own as he finally experiences the joy and wonder of living.
Thursday, February 28, 20139:00 am Voice and Voicelessness in Medieval Europe and Beyond
This two-day international conference brings together scholars in literature, theology, law, art history, history, and musicology, to examine the practices and values attached to the human voice in medieval cultures. The topic of voice and voicelessness engages with issues of law and representation; theology and embodiment; historicist models of subjectivity; the poetics and esthetics of marginality; and the linguistic dynamics of intercultural encounter. The conference seeks a common ground for interdisciplinary dialogue by examining how distinct areas of scholarly endeavor approach a problem of universal resonance but elusive definition. To support the project's commitment to fostering dialogue, paper abstracts and selected passages from works to be discussed will be available online shortly in advance of the conference event. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact email@example.com
Thursday, February 28, 20133:30 pm Particle and Fields Seminar
"Learning How to Count" Anson Hook Institute of Advanced Studies
Thursday, February 28, 20135:00 pm The Politics of Halal in Not-So-Halal Malaysian Politics: A Commentary
The Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs presents Shamsul A.B., Founding Director, Institute of Ethnic Studies Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. The lecture will discuss the politics of halal in not-so-halal Malaysian politics. Refreshments will be served prior to the lecture.
Thursday, February 28, 20136:00 pm Irish Voices: A Reading and Conversation with Colm Tóibín
Colm Tóibín, celebrated Irish novelist, essayist, playwright, journalist, critic, and, most recently, poet in conversation with Christopher Ricks, William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities at Boston University. This event takes place as part of our “European Voices” series – an ongoing series of conversations with artists and writers, activists and intellectuals exploring questions at the intersection of politics and culture. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities at Boston University, and the literary journal AGNI. Funded in part by the European Commission Delegation in Washington DC. Free and open to the public. Reception and book-signing to follow.
Thursday, February 28, 20136:00 pm Film Screening: Rafting to Bombay
The Center for the Study of Asia presents Rafting to Bombay – Irez Laufer’s moving film about his father’s return to his childhood home in India, where his family found refuge after escaping from Nazi-occupied Poland. The screening takes place as part of Boston’s South Asian Film Festival with sponsorship from the South Asian Arts Council and the Consul General of Israel in Boston. Introductions by Amit Dixit, South Asian Arts Council, and Abhisheka, Head of the Hindi-Urdu Language Program at Boston University.