Events 2013-2014

September 17

Welcome Back Brown Bag Event
“Teachers Supporting Children’s Mental Health: How Do They Do It?”
Speaker: Jennifer Green (School of Education)
Location: Colloquium Room, 9th fl., Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary’s Street
Date: Tuesday, Sept 17, 2013
Time: 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.This is a free event.
This presentation will describe a series of studies examining the important role that teachers can play in identifying students who may need mental health services.  Findings from interviews with teachers across the country will be presented, as well as the preliminary results from a study of Massachusetts teachers’ responses to students following the Boston Marathon attack. This our first event of the year and is free to members and non-members.  Please take this opportunity to renew your membership for 2013-2014.  Join us to meet new friends and learn about what women have to say on the BU campus! Please bring your own lunch.  Dessert and beverages will be provided.

September 27

Networking/Fundraiser at Cornwalls
Location: Cornwalls Pub, 654 Beacon Street , Kenmore Square
Date: Thursday, September 26, 2013
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

October 10

2013 Newcomers Luncheon
“Jumping Into the Unexpected”
Speaker: Diane Gallagher (Gotlieb Archive), author of Lure of Service — My Peace Corps Adventures at Middle Age
Location: Sloane House, 135 Ivy Street, Brookline, Massachusetts
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Join members of the Guild and new women at the University for this annual event, hosted at the Sloane House, the home of Honorary Guild President Dr. Beverly Brown. This year’s program: “Jumping Into the Unexpected” Presented by Diane Gallager (Gotlieb Archive). Diane Gallagher, the Nursing history and University archivist in the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, received the 2011 Lillian Carter Award from the Peace Corps on May 19, 2011 for her commitment to public service. Ms. Gallagher will discuss her book Lure of Service — My Adventures in the Peace Corps at Middle Age.

November 7

Lunch & Learn
Women in Italian Food Activism.
Speaker: Carole Counihan (MET)
Location: Colloquium Room, 9th fl., Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary’s Street
Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013
Time: 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Female food activists in Italy are working to improve the quality of food, promote local producers, and educate others about good food. Can this public volunteer work promote more equal gender relations in Italian society? In this talk, Dr. Carole Counihan, Visiting Professor of Food Anthropology, will discuss her research, based on ethnographic interviews with Italian female food activists in Cagliari, the capital of the island region of Sardinia.  Her research explores what these women are doing to change the food system, how they think about their actions, and what challenges they face.  The talk considers their experiences against the backdrop of gender relations in Italian society where women have a long history of holding primary responsibility for cooking and other domestic work and have been disadvantaged in the workplace. Carole Counihan is Professor Emerita of Anthropology at Millersville University in Pennsylvania. She has a BA in history cum laude from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  Her research centers on food, culture, gender, and identity in the United States and Italy.  Dr. Counihan has been a visiting professor at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy since 2005, at Boston University since 2011, and at the University of Cagliari (Sardinia), Italy, in 2011.  In 2009 she began a new ethnographic research project on food activism in Italy. You may order from the sandwich selection in the registration form or bring your own brown bag lunch. Non-members are invited to attend and may pay $10 with cash or check at the door.

December 11

Tea at the Castle
The Making of Markova
Speaker: Tina Sutton (Gotlieb Archive)
Location: The Castle
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

January 8

Fundraiser: BU Women’s Ice Hockey – BU v. BC
Location: Walter Brown Arena
Time: 5:00 p.m reception, game starts at 7:00 p.m.

January 30

Lunch & Learn Panel
Women Leaders in Higher Education Administration: A Moderated Panel Discussion
Location: Colloquium Room, 9th fl., Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary’s Street
Date: January 30 , 2014
Time: 12 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
This panel brings together women leaders from across BU to share their experiences.
Gillian Emmons, Associate Vice President and University Comptroller
Erika Geetter, Esq., Vice President and General Counsel
Carol Lovell, Associate Vice President for Financial Affairs
Tracy Schroeder, Vice President for Information Systems & Technology
Maureen Alphonse-Charles, Senior Director of Executive Talent Acquisition, City Year (CAS ’85).

February 27

Theater Night-Out Fundraiser: The Traveling Lady
Horton Foote, Playwright.  Sidney Friedman, director
A woman and her daughter arrive in a small Texas town on the hunt for the daughter’s husband, a supposed recent parolee.
Location: Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Wimberly Theatre
Time: 6:00 p.m. reception, the performance begins at 7:30 p.m.
A woman and her young daughter arrive in a small Texas town on the hunt for their husband/father, a supposed recent parolee. Written by Horton Foote, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of To Kill a Mockingbird and Tender MerciesTickets are $30 each. All proceeds will go directly into the BUWG Scholarship Fund. 

March 4

Lunch & Learn
“Leaning In, Leaning Out, Falling Down, Retooling, and Trying To Figure It All Out: A WBUR Reporter’s Work/Life Balance Journey”
Speaker: Carey Goldberg, co-host of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog
Location: Colloquium Room, 9th fl., Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary’s Street
Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Time: 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Carey Goldberg,will talk about three recent WBUR pieces she has done (Sheryl Sandberg’s Biggest Blind SpotLong After Recession’s End, Deep Layoff Scars May RemainThe Mommy Wars Myth: It’s Actually A Flourishing Mom Ecosystem) as well as a children’s book about work/life balance that she is finishing.  Carey will engage the BUWG audience in a discussion about these issues and  ultimately what each of us think are the best takeaways .

March 31

Lunch & Learn
Speaker:Dr. Carol Apovian (MED)
Title: Which Diet is Best for You?”
Location:MED Campus, Wilkins Board Room, Evans Building, Rm 120
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2014
Time: 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Shuttle Bus available. Bring BU ID for entrance to building.The United States has been experiencing an “epidemic” of overweight and obesity – nearly 70% of Americans are now considered overweight or obese. Despite the billions of dollars spent on the weight loss industry each year, the numbers of overweight persons continue to increase.   This talk will address current weight loss diets and which work best to help combat these statistics. Co-sponsored by the BU School of Public Health Practice Office “Spotlight on Obesity” Program. Non-members are welcome, but please pay $10 at the entrance to the event.

April 9

Lunch & Learn
“The Role of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion in Living a Good Life”
AmyBaltzell, Ed.D  Director Sport Psychology Track, Counseling Program
Location: Colloquium Room, 9th fl., Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary’s Street
Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Time: 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
This presentation will provide an theoretical explanation of mindfulness, self-compassion and living a good life.  A brief overview of research and meta-analysis will be presented to clarify the efficacy of mindfulness practice.  In addition, practical strategies will be offered to foster self-compassion and mindfulness to optimize daily life experience. You may order from the sandwich selection in the registration form or bring your own brown bag lunch. Non-members are invited to attend and may pay $10 with cash or check at the door.

May 20

BUWG Annual Lunch
Dean Karen Antman, School of Medicine, will be the keynote speaker. Scholarships will be presented.
Location: Metcalf Trustee Ballroom, 1 Silber Way, 9th Floor
Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Time: 12 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cost is $20 for everyone.