Learning, Virtue, and Piety: A Short History of Boston University

The history of Boston University is replete with stories that are as rich as any. Dr. Daryl Healea has studied, written, and presented on the University's history for nearly a decade, and in this program he provides attendees with a multi-media presentation that tells the many stories of Boston University's captivating past, from its founding as a Methodist seminary in 1839 through its experience in the tumultuous 1960s. Along the way, Dr. Healea will discuss the many people, places, events, ideas, and ideals that define the Boston University legacy - a great legacy that continues to influence the BU community today.

What You Will Learn:

  • Participants will acquire a working knowledge of the intellectual and institutional changes that occassioned the development of Boston University from 1839-1971 (including some reflection about the University's contemporary experience)
  • Participants will acquire a basic proficiency in how to engage in historical inquiry regarding their BU functional area
  • Participants will acquire an appreciation for the heritage of Boston University and its implications for today (i.e., school pride)

Who Should Attend:

  • Any employee of Boston University who desires to know about the school that serves as their workplace-home
Daryl Healea, Residence Life
Friday, October 12, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Charles River Campus - Human Resources Training Room, room 244 (25 Buick Street, Second Floor)