Events 2016-2017

Acknowledgement of Sponsors, 2016-2017Spring 2017 Event Flyer

Lunch and Learns, Breakfast Events, & the Evening at the Castle: Free to Members and $20 for Non-Members

Membership Levels: New/Retired/Friend: $25; Regular Member: $35; Sponsoring Member: $75

September 12

Brown Bag Lunch
Speaker: Christine Hamel, Assistant Professor, CFA School of Theatre
Title: Femina Shakes: Elizabethan Performance Practice, Gender Parity, & Contemporary Theatre Practice
Location: Photonics West End Lounge, 8 St. Mary’s Street, 9th Floor
Time: 12PM-1:30PM

September 22

Lunch & Learn
Speaker: Dr. Virginia Sapiro, Professor of Political Science
Title: 2016 Presidential Election Politics
Location: Photonics Colloquium Room, 8 St. Mary’s Street
Time: 12PM-1:30PM

October 12

MED Campus Coffee
Title: Introduction to the BUWG and the Office of the Ombuds
Time:  8:00AM-9:30AM
Location: 72 East Concord Street, Evans Seminar Room, E112A
Speaker:  Francine Montemurro, Office of the Ombuds. The Office of the Ombuds is an independent, impartial, informal problem-solving resource serving faculty, staff, and students on the Charles River and Medical Campus. The Office maintains strict confidentiality, and provides a safe place for you to have off-the-record conversations on issues related to life, work, or study at Boston University. Talking to the Ombuds can be a good first step if you have a concern and you don’t know where to turn for help.

October 14

Lunch at the President’s House
Speaker: Patricia Hibberd, MD PhD, Chair, Department of Global Health, Professor of Global Health (BUSPH) and Professor of Medicine (BUSM)
Title:  Can We Just Clean Up Scary Places and Improve Health Around the World?
Time: 11:30AM-1:30PM
Location: Sloane House, 135 Ivy Street, Brookline, MA

October 27

Fundraiser: Theater
Femina Shakes: Hamlet
Time: 6:00PM Reception, 7:30PM Performance
Location:  855 Commonwealth Avenue
HAMLET is a Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre Femina Shakes initiative production, written by William Shakespeare and directed by Christine Hamel. The School’s Femina Shakes initiative aims to serve as “a laboratory of intentional experimentation with sex and gender and their impact on interpretations of Shakespeare’s plays.” A pre-show reception and discussion, led by HAMLET dramaturg Corianna Moffatt (MFA Theatre Education, CFA’19), will be held in the CFA Commonwealth Gallery, 1st floor. Lynne Cooney, Artistic Directory of the BU Arts Galleries, will provide guests with a tour of the adjacent Faye Stone Gallery, featuring the works of Martine Gutierrez.

November 3

Breakfast Meeting
Speaker: Dr. Diane Balser, Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program
Title: The First Woman Presidential Candidate –  Hillary  Clinton’s Relationship to Women and Leadership Internationally
Time: 8:30AM-10:00AM
Location: 1 Silber Way, Room 916, Kenmore Conference Room
Free to members, $20 for non-members.

November 16

Speaker: Stephanie Cyr, Curator, Norman B. Levanthal Map Center
Title: BUWG Special Tour of the “Shakespeare’s Here and Everywhere”
Time: 5:30PM-6:00PM
Location: Boston Public Library
Stephanie Cyr, curator at the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, will provide a special tour to the BUWG of an exhibit showcasing maps that represent locations referenced in Shakespearean plays.The collection includesContemporary maps created when Shakespeare was writing his plays
Historic comparisons of locations over time, including the inspiration for Elsinore in Hamlet; Whimsical map of the fantasy world of A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Interactive maps identify the locations specifically referenced in the plays. Space is limited and reservations are required.  This is a no-cost event for the tour. Following the talk, there will be an opportunity to further the conversation at a local restaurant.  If you wish to go out with the group to a nearby restaurant, please email Karen directly so she can get a headcount and make reservations.  Food and beverage costs are not included in this event.

December 8

Evening at the Castle
Speaker: Mary Beaudry, Professor of Archaeology, Anthropology, and Gastronomy
Title: Out of the Ground and Onto the Table: Gastronomical Archaeology
Time: 5:00PM-7:00PM
Location: The Castle, 225 Baystate Road

January 10

Coffee at the Gotlieb: Gallery Tour Flyer
Time: 2:00PM-4:00PM
Location: Gotlieb Gallery, Mugar Library

January 26

Lunch & Learn Flyer
Speaker: Dr. Sucharita Gopal, Earth & Environment
Mapping in the 21st Century: Maps, Apps, Tools & Beyond
Time: 12:00PM-1:30PM
Location: Photonics Colloquium Room, 8 St. Mary’s Street
Geosciences will become increasingly prominent in the 21st century as humanity confronts daunting challenges such as population growth, mitigating natural hazards, climate change, and accelerated resource and environmental degradation. The first step in making sense of the processes and events that shape our dynamic Earth is to observe and analyze them.  We observe the earth by collecting data on a variety of process at a variety of spatial scales. We analyze using visualization and modeling, statistical techniques and machine learning algorithms that can address and solve problems for resource management, environmental protection, and public health. My talk today is about mapping spatial data. We are witnessing a revolution in mapping and visualization, fueled by advances in geospatial technologies such as GIS (Geographic Information Science), remote sensing, high resolution imagery, web mapping, crowd sourced data, and apps. These technologies are enabling us to capture, process, and store and analyze spatial data as never before. Massive amounts of digital data are being collected from a growing number of satellites and sensors monitoring the earth, atmosphere and oceans. High resolution mapping enables users to visualize museums, homes and buildings. New apps such as Waze can provide real-time traffic data or help you find your friends location, or personalize trips. Maps have become ubiquitous in our lives,  constantly updated and produced by many users not just experts.   My talk will focus on the applications of these technologies in my research in the fields of environmental conservation and planning, public health, urban and business applications. In each application area, I will focus on the nature of spatial data, spatial uncertainty, privacy, and scale and resolution. I will end the talk discussing the future of mapping.
Sponsored by Dr. Ann E. Cudd, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

February 15

BUWG Scholarship Fundraiser:
Women’s Basketball, BU vs Colgate  Flyer

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Case Gym – The Roof
5:30 pm Pre-Game Reception
7:00 pm Game Time

Meet at 5 pm for a pre-game reception then we will all cheer together for our student athletes. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children under twelve. All members of the University Community are welcome.Proceeds benefit the BUWG Scholarship Fund, a program to support women over the age of 30 who are pursuing graduate study at Boston University. The BUWG gratefully acknowledges the BU Athletics Department for their support.

February 25

‘Tis a Pity She’s a Whore by John Ford
Location: Calderwood Pavilion
Date:   Saturday, February 25
Time:  Performance starts at 8:00 PM, Run Time is approximately 3 hours
Tickets:  This is a no cost event, but a donation to the BUWG Scholarship Fund is appreciated.
Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre presents ‘Tis a Pity She’s a Whore, directed by Mark Cohen.  John Ford’s epic, tragic story, first published in 1633, explores myriad forms of doomed love—incest, infatuation, betrayal—and the tragic consequences that befall both those who seek revenge and those who choose to look the other way. Donations: This is a no cost event, but a donation to the BUWG Scholarship fund is appreciated.  The BUWG Scholarship Fund is a program to support women pursuing graduate study at Boston University.

March 24

Title:  Boston Ballet / Kylián / Wings of Wax

Time: 7:30 Curtain
Run time is 2 hours, 15 minutes (there are 3 pieces, approximately 30 minutes each, plus intermissions)
Location: Boston Opera House
Tickets:  $53 each (reflects 40% off, group rate)
Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes (there are 3 pieces, approximately 30 minutes each, plus intermissions)

Register by February 13.  A minimum of 10 registration is required to hold this event and receive the group rate of $53 (40% off).    Elizabeth will follow up to confirm the event and payment process. About the Ballet:  Kylián/Wings of Wax: Energy and inspiration abound in Kylián/Wings of Wax. The program features Jiři Kylián’s hauntingly beautiful Wings of Wax, set to a score of selections by Philip Glass, Heinrich von Biber, John Cage, and Johann Sebastian Bach; George Balanchine’s charming and spirited Donizetti Variations, and Alexander Ekman’s sensational Cacti with “…wit as prickly as its real onstage cactuses” (The New York Times).  For more information about the ballet, please see the Wings of Wax web page. Prior to the ballet, there will be an opportunity for networking and conversation at a local restaurant.  If you wish to go out with the group to a nearby restaurant, please email Elizabeth Flagg directly so she can get a headcount and make reservations.  Food and beverage costs are not included in the ticket cost.

March 28

Lunch & Learn Event Flyer
Speaker: Dr. Wendy Mariner, Edward R. Utley Professor of Health Law, Director, JD-MPH Dual Degree Program, Boston University School of Public Health
Title: Current Events in Human Rights
Time:  12:00PM-1:30PM
Location: Instructional Building, 72 Concord Street, R-1016
(CRC members can take the BU Bus.)
Sponsored by Dr. Sandro Galea, Dean of the School of Public Health
(This March 14 event was rescheduled to March 28 due to blizzard Stella.)

April 25

Lunch & Learn
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Speaker: Dr. Gail Steketee, Dean and Professor, SSW
Title: Hoarding
Time: 12:00PM-1:30 PM
Location: Photonics Colloquium Room, 8 St. Mary’s Street
Buried in Treasures: What happens when people’s possessions take over their lives? Known as hoarding disorder, this condition occurs in one of every five adults, and for years has been misunderstood, seen largely as lazy, slovenly or incompetent behavior by those who should just be able to “clean it up” and “throw it out”. Dean Gail Steketee will describe the features of hoarding and why it can become so entrenched that people lose their ability to life safely in their own homes. She will discuss how to help family and friends who have this problem find successful strategies to declutter and regain control of their runaway attachment to possessions. Gail Steketee, PhD, MSW, is the Dean of the Boston University School of Social Work. She has conducted NIMH-funded research on behavioral and cognitive treatments for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). With psychology colleagues at Smith College and Hartford Hospital, her research over the past two decades has focused on understanding and treating hoarding disorder in adults. She is co-author of the best-selling book Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things. A selection of sandwiches, salad, and dessert will be provided.  Vegan options included.

May 8

BU Women’s Guild Scholarship Endowment Reception
Time:  4:00PM-6:00PM
Location:  GSU, Terrace Lounge
Tickets:  $25
The Boston University Women’s Guild cordially invites you to attend the BUWG Endowed Scholarship Reception. We will honor past presidents for their service, introduce past scholarship recipients, and launch the BUWG Scholarship Fund Endowment Campaign. Please join us for cocktails and a light buffet

May 10

BUWG Annual Business Meeting
Time: 12:00PM-1:30PM
Location: 1 Silber Way, Room 916, Kenmore Conference Room

May 25

Annual Lunch and Awards
Speaker: James Petosa, Director, School of Theatre and Professor, Directing and Dramatic Criticism, CFA
Title:  Inside the New Boston University Booth Theatre and Production Center
Time: 12:00PM-2:00 PM
Location: 1 Silber Way, Trustees Ball Room
Tickets:  $25
Sponsored by Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer