The Week Ahead: January 30 to February 5
The Week Ahead: January 30 to February 5
Our new weekly feature delivers a curated list of what’s coming up around campus, Boston, the country, and the world, so you can plan ahead
This is BU Today’s new weekly feature, The Week Ahead. Its aim is to help keep you informed of what’s coming up around campus, Boston, the country, and the world, with a curated list of interesting and notable happenings.
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Monday, January 30
CCD-ERC Spring Open House
Students can seek career-related tips and resources at the Center for Career Development and Educational Resource Center’s Spring Open House.
CCD-ERC Spring Open House, 5 to 7 pm, Yawkey Center for Student Services, 100 Bay State Road. Find more information here.
Conversation with Till producer Fred Zollo and CFA Dean Harvey Young
Join Harvey Young, dean of the College of Fine Arts, and Fred Zollo (CAS’75), an award-winning Broadway and film producer, as they discuss Zollo’s film, Till (2022). The biographical drama is based on the true story of the 1955 murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, who was beaten and murdered by white supremacists for allegedly whistling at a white woman. Sit in for the talk about Zollo’s film, Emmett Till’s legacy, and the urgency of his story today. A reception will follow.
Conversation with Fred Zollo and Harvery Young, 6 to 8 pm, Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, 808 Comm Ave. Find more information here.
Tuesday, January 31
First Generation Students Support Group
Students are encouraged to attend this semester’s first meeting of the First Generation Students Support Group, a safe space for those who identify as first-gen, or someone whose parents did not graduate from a four-year college. The group’s topics include navigating work-life balance, finances, and emotions.
First Generation Students Support Group, 5 to 6 pm, Newbury Center, 755 Comm Ave. Find more information here.
Wednesday, February 1
Umoja Black History Month Spoken Word and Poetry Workshop
Umoja, Boston University’s Black Student Union, is holding a spoken word and poetry event at BU Central. Poet and educator Too Black, host of The Black Myths Podcast, will lead a poetry class for BU students. People of color attending can also receive Black hair care products in celebration of Black History Month.
Umoja Black History Month Spoken Word and Poetry Workshop, 5 to 8 pm, BU Central, GSU, 775 Comm Ave. Find more information here.
Thursday, February 2
Spring 2023 Engineering & Biotech Career Fair
The Engineering & Biotech Career Fair is an opportunity for students to meet employers (in person) who are looking to fill engineering internships and full-time jobs. Employers at the job fair include Duracell, Intellia Therapeutics, and Yahoo.
Spring 2023 Engineering & Biotech Career Fair, 11 am to 3 pm, College of Engineering Career Development Office, 44 Cummington Mall. Register here.
Groundhog Day 2023
Are you already wishing for sunshine and warm days? We rely on a groundhog (yes, really) to let us know if we can expect an early spring. Watch Punxsutawney Phil live from Pennsylvania as he pops up to let us know what weather to expect for the next six weeks. The Pennsylvania Tourism Office is hosting live coverage of the 137th Groundhog Day celebration from Punxsutawney, Pa.
Groundhog Day 2023, 6 to 7 am, online. Find more information here.
Friday, February 3
First Friday & 10 Year Anniversary Party
The BU Arts Initiative invites BU students to celebrate their 10-year anniversary with a party. Participate in crafts, live music, a photo booth, karaoke, and giveaways at this free event.
BU Arts Initiative First Friday & 10 Year Anniversary Party, 1 to 5 pm, George Sherman Union, Suite 201, 775 Comm Ave. Find more information here.
SHA Dean’s Distinguished Speakers Series: Barbara Lynch
Barbara Lynch, one of Boston’s best-known chefs and owner of the Boston-based Barbara Lynch Collective, is the presenter at this fireside-style talk in the School of Hospitality Administration Dean’s Distinguished Speakers Series. Joined by SHA Dean Arun Upneja, Lynch will share her experiences in the culinary world, leading restaurants such as Menton and Sportello.
SHA Dean’s Distinguished Speakers Series: Barbara Lynch, 11 am to noon, on Zoom or in person at the School of Hospitality Administration, 928 Comm Ave. Find more information and register here.
Saturday, February 4
21 Days of Unlearning Racism and Learning Anti-Racism
Developed by speaker and educator Eddie Moore, Jr., 21 Days of Unlearning Racism and Learning Anti-Racism sends antiracist texts and media to participants to help them actively engage in Black History Month.
BU Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs 21 Days of Unlearning Racism and Learning Anti-Racism, through March 1. Find out more information and register here.
Sunday, February 5
The 65th annual Grammy Awards will be televised live from the Los Angeles Crypto.com Arena this Sunday. Tune in to watch performances by Bad Bunny, Lizzo, and Mary J. Blige as viewers await announcement of the winners for Songwriter of the Year, Best Score Soundtrack for Video Games and Other Interactive Media, and more. The Grammys will be available on CBS, livestream, or on demand.
Grammy Awards, 8 to 11:30 pm, online and on television. Find out how to watch the show here.
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