Unoffice Hours

Unoffice Hours is a program that brings interesting staff and faculty members and students together over informal lunches in the various dining halls around campus. Attendance for each Unoffice Hours lunch is capped at eight students and students will be chosen on a first-come first-serve basis. Please note that registration is only for the upcoming lunch. To see the schedule, check the posts below.

Unoffice Hours Registration

Fill out the following form to register for Unoffice Hours. Please note that when you fill out the form, you are signing up for only the upcoming lunch.

Willis Wang

By Christian Cho
April 14th, 2014 in Unoffice Hours.


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.

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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

By Christian Cho
March 26th, 2014 in Featured, Unoffice Hours.


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.

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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.

Dr. Andrew West

By Christian Cho
January 29th, 2014 in Featured, Unoffice Hours.


Lunch with Andrew West

Assistant Professor, Astronomy

Thursday, February 6, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Marciano Commons at 100 Bay State Rd.

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About Dr. West

Andrew West is an outstanding observational astrophysicist who joins us from a postdoctoral position at MIT. Dr. West earned his B.S. with honors at in Physics and Astronomy at Haverford College, and then his Ph.D. in Astronomy at the University of Washington in 2005. Dr. West is using the vast Sloan Digital Sky Survey to help assign ages to old stars by using measurements of their velocities. Older stars will have had more chance encounters with other stars, and because of these encounters are boosted to higher speeds. This technique is a novel approach that may solve a long-standing problem. Dr. West also is committed to increasing the diversity in the sciences. Although he is white, Dr. West is a member of the National Society of Black Physicists and routinely participates in mentoring programs for underrepresented high school students.

Dr. Ruha Benjamin

By Christian Cho
December 3rd, 2013 in Featured, Unoffice Hours.


Lunch with Dr. Benjamin

Friday, January 31, 2014
12:00 p.m.
Warren Dining Hall

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About Dr. Benjamin

Dr. Benjamin received her B.A. in sociology and anthropology from Spelman College, her M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from UC Berkeley, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA’s Center for Society and Genetics. Her teaching and research interests include the social studies of science, medicine, and biotechnology; racial and ethnic formations; the sociology of knowledge; gender and biopolitics.