2016 Orientation Programs

August 24th, 2016 in Events, Events Fall 2016, Faculty, Graduate Students.

Orientation Date Location Contact Information Additional Information
2016 Graduate School of Arts & Sciences International Teaching Fellow Orientation August 22-30, 2016 Varies Casey Dziuba
  • N/A
2016 Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Incoming PhD Student Orientation August 31, 2016 Metcalf Trustee Ballroom,
1 Silber Way,
9th Floor
Casey Dziuba
  • PhD Students matriculating in Fall 2016 are required to attend
2016 Department of Romance Studies Orientation September 1, 2016 Hillel House, 213 Bay State Road, 4th Floor Katie McNamara (
  • All students are required to attend
2016 Graduate School of Arts & Sciences New Teaching Fellow Orientation September 2, 2016 College of Arts and Sciences Building, 725 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 522 Casey Dziuba
  • First-time Teaching Fellows, who matriculated in Fall 2015, are required to attend
2016 Department of Romance Studies Orientation: Pedagogy Day September 2, 2016 Varies French section –
Kate Lakin-Schultz (

Spanish section –
Alison Carberry Gottlieb (
  • All Teaching Fellows are required to attend
Fall 2016 ISSO International Graduate Student Orientation September 5, 2016 Alumni Auditorium, School of Law, 767 Commonwealth Avenue ISSO (
  • International PhD Students matriculating in Fall 2016 are required to attend
  • Registration is required

Fall Language Fair

August 4th, 2016 in Events, Events Fall 2016, Undergraduate Students.

Language Fest Fall 2016(1)[1]

México, Cultura para la Armonía

June 15th, 2016 in Events, Events Summer 2016, Pardee School of Global Studies.


Commencement 2016: Photos

May 19th, 2016 in Events, Events Spring 2016, Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students.

Photos from the Department of Romance Studies Convocation Ceremony can be found at:
Commencement 2016: Department of Romance Studies Convocation Ceremony

Conversation on “Noviembre,” a novel about the murder of Jesuits in El Salvador”

April 29th, 2016 in Events, Events Spring 2016, Voces Hispánicas/Hispanic Voices.


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A presentation by Eduardo Prieto

April 27th, 2016 in Events, Events Spring 2016.

Eduardo Prieto Evento

BULA Event: Lecture on Elvish and Movie with Prof. Sasha Nikolaev

April 22nd, 2016 in BU Linguistics Program, BU Undergraduate Linguistics Association, Events, Events Spring 2016, Faculty.

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The Hero’s Journey & Artist Rufina Santana: Talk and interactive mural project

April 20th, 2016 in Events, Events Spring 2016, Voces Hispánicas/Hispanic Voices.

The Hero’s Journey & Painter Rufina Santana
Friday, May 6, 2016

Rufina Santana is a Spanish painter with a degree in Fine Arts and Painting from Barcelona University. She lives in Lanzarote (Canary Islands), where she produces most of her work. For more than three decades she has been showing her artwork around the world: USA, Poland, Ukraine, Japan, United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Germany; becoming one of the most internationally recognized contemporary artists from Spain. She is an experienced pedagogue and a regular guest-speaker on the lecture circuit.

Lecture: 12-1PM
“The Hero’s Journey” is a pattern of narrative – identified by the American scholar Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) – that lies behind many of the world’s greatest stories. Narratives built on the model of the hero myth have an appeal that can be felt by everyone because they reflect universal concerns.  Rufina Santana will give a lecture at Boston University on the concept of “The Hero’s Journey” and its impact on her artistic practice. The event will be particularly interesting for those students who are graduating and about to embark on a new adventure. Boston University College of Fine Arts; 855 Commonwealth Avenue, room 500. Boston.

Art Event: 6:30-8:30PM
Rufina Santana will establish the context for you to embark on a journey full of joy, inspiration, and personal introspection. A mural will be created by the audience with the artist’s guidance, while being immersed in a musical atmosphere created by members of the Unitas Ensemble. Come and live the hero’s experience with your eyes, hands and ears! New Art Center in Newton; 61 Washington Park, Newtonville.
From the series Cervantine Stories, Quixotic Moments to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the publication of Part II of Don Quixote de la Mancha (1615-2015) and commemorate the death of Miguel de Cervantes (1616-2016).

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A conversation with Cameroonian Filmmaker Jean-Marie Teno

April 20th, 2016 in African American Studies Program, Events, Events Spring 2016.

Jean Marie Teno

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RE-MEMBERING: Boston University Romance Studies Graduate Student Conference

April 12th, 2016 in AEGE, Events, Events Spring 2016, Graduate Students, Romance Studies Graduate Student Association, The French Graduate Student Association.

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