Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Master and Margarita

Join the Newton College Book Club for an engaging discussion of The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov at Alumni House, Newton Campus on April 4 at 7 p.m. Bulgakov’s posthumously published masterpiece of black magic and black humor restores its sliest digs and sharpest jabs at Stalin’s … Continue reading

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Review: A Compassionate Life

Boston College School of Theology and Ministry Professor of Moral Theology Thomas Massaro, S.J., reviews Karen Armstrong’s new book, Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life, for America magazine.

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New ebook from O’Har

George O’Har, a faculty member in the English Department, has written a novel for Kindle called The Thousand Hour Club. According to O’Har, it’s “a story in which the main character, a gas-pumping drifter and college dropout, finds redemption after … Continue reading

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Catholic Church & abuse crisis: a view from Ireland

The Irish Times Religious Affairs correspondent Patsy McGarry will discuss child sexual abuse and the Catholic Church on Mar. 24 at 4 p.m. in Devlin Hall 101. McGarry’s work has been recognized with a National Media Award and the Templeton … Continue reading

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Why Memoir?

BC Associate Professor of English Amy Boesky (pictured), English Dept. faculty member Suzanne Berne, and Joan Wickersham—three authors of recent memoirs—discuss the complications and possibilities of the form, and how their own thinking about memoir evolved during the writing of … Continue reading

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Novelist Chang-rae Lee

Novelist Chang-rae Lee, author of Native Speaker,  A Gesture Life,  Aloft, and The Surrendered, will speak on Mar. 22 at 7 p.m. in Murray Function Room. His novels have won numerous awards and citations, including the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, the … Continue reading

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Iran and the U.S.

Barbara Slavin, an expert on U.S. foreign policy and the author of Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the U.S. and the Twisted Path to Confrontation, will speak at on Mar. 16 at 5 p.m. in Devlin Hall, room 008.  A … Continue reading

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Faith and wealth

Boston College Professor of Sociology Paul Schervish, an expert on affluence, charitable giving and spirituality, has co-written (with Keith Whitaker) a new book titled Wealth and the Will of God: Discerning the Use of Riches in the Service of Ultimate … Continue reading

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Feminized majority

BC alumna Katherine Adam (Class of 2007) had her senior thesis published as book — a rare feat for an undergraduate project. On March 15, Adam will return to campus to discuss her book, The New Feminized Majority: How Democrats … Continue reading

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BC Libraries celebrate March

The Boston College Libraries are honoring BC is Green month with BC Greener Lib group’s new list of library resources with an environmental focus. Check out the new list of green books for 2011 and new green e-books. There also … Continue reading

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