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October 26 – SoWa Sundays

October 21st, 2014 0 comments

Beyond Comm Ave - Leaving from the HTC at 11 AM on Sunday, October 26

What do you get when you combine great food, local farmers and artisans, and a vibrant Boston neighborhood? One of the best attractions the city has to offer that college students tend not to attend! This is the last day of the market of the season, so join us.

Sunday, October 26, 2014
Leaving from the Howard Thurman Center at 11 a.m.

Transportation via MBTA system and fares will be covered.


Jeremy DeSilva

October 21st, 2014 0 comments

jdesilvaJeremy DeSilva, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
12:00 p.m.
Warren Towers at 700 Commonwealth Ave.

About Dr. DeSilva

Jeremy is a functional morphologist, interested in reconstructing the locomotor habits of the earliest apes  and early human ancestors (hominins). His particular anatomical expertise–the evolution of the human foot and ankle–has contributed to the on-going debate of Australopithecine locomotion. See an article and video from Bostonia on Dr. DeSilva’s research.

He has also developed a method for inferring the size of the brain at birth in extinct humans and other primates, thus allowing more reliable inferences concerning labor and its constraints on the anatomy and evolution of the pelvis.

Poetry for Unity

September 3rd, 2014 0 comments

"We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike." - Maya Angelou

“We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike.” – Maya Angelou

After the last session of Common Ground this summer, participants gathered in Marsh Plaza to recite poetry and other words in the spirit of unity and common ground. Here is the full list of works included in the public readings.

Common Thread – Holiday Marketing

May 29th, 2014 0 comments

Howard, Greg, and Amanda discuss the effectiveness of early holiday advertising and whether it helps or taints consumers from buying products during the holiday season.

Be sure to check out Howard’s special holiday surprise at the end of the episode!

Common Thread – What’s Love Gotta Do With It

May 29th, 2014 0 comments

The Common Thread is joined by guests Wendy Jennings, Jennifer Tran and Jessica to talk about love, in the wake of Valentines day.

Common Thread – Gay in the Glass Room

May 29th, 2014 0 comments

Issa, Howard and Greg sit down with guests Skailer Qvistgaard and Zachary Kerr to discuss their lives, what it means to be transgender, and their work within the LGBTQ community.

Willis Wang

April 14th, 2014 0 comments


Lunch with Willis Wang

Vice President and Associate Provost for Global Programs
Deputy General Counsel

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
12:00 p.m.
Marciano Commons at 100 Bay State Rd.

About Mr. Wang

Willis Wang was appointed in 2009 to create and oversee Boston University’s first Office of Global Programs.

As Vice President and Associate Provost for Global Programs, Willis plays a senior leadership role in the development, coordination, and implementation of Boston University’s global strategy.

Dr. Fallou Ngom

March 26th, 2014 0 comments


Lunch with Fallou Ngom

Associate Professor, Anthropology
Director, African Language Program

Friday, April 4, 2014
12:00 p.m.
Marciano Commons at 100 Bay State Rd.

About Dr. Ngom

Dr. Fallou Ngom’s current research interests include the interactions between African languages and non-African languages, the Africanization of Islam, and Ajami literatures—records of West African languages written in Arabic script. He hopes to help train the first generation of American scholars to have direct access into the wealth of knowledge still buried in West African Ajami literatures, and the historical, cultural, and religious heritage that has found expression in this manner.

2/7 – Controversies of Olympic Proportions

February 7th, 2014 0 comments

On the schedule: the bobsled, speed skating, and stray dog culling? The 2014 Olympics at Sochi have not been without several controversies. Should the Olympics be an activist platform? Come discuss all of the problems leading into the 2014 Winter Olympics.

1/31 – Systems of Inequality

January 30th, 2014 0 comments

We’re not talking solving for x and y. We’re talking about violence protests in Brazil, the State of the Union address, and Pope Francis I. We’re talking about why income and wealth are concentrated and how we can solve the problem. Come join us at this week’s Agora.

Watch President Obama’s remarks about income inequality in the United States: