Monthly Archives: October 2012

Choi event postponed

Please note that Susan Choi’s appearance has been postponed until Nov. 29.

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Susan Choi’s newest novel

Author Susan Choi will give a reading from her forthcoming novel on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, Room 305. Choi is the author of The Foreign Student, which won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and American … Continue reading

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Tattoos on the Heart

Father Gregory Boyle, S.J., founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries and author of the bestseller Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, will share his reflections on community and the sacredness of life through the lens of … Continue reading

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Baratunde Thurston: Race, media & Election 2012

Social commentator Baratunde Thurston, author of the New York Times bestseller How to Be Black, will speak on “Birth Certificates, Fact Checkers and the Art of Negrospotting: A Look at Race, Comedy, and Politics in the 2012 Election” on Oct. … Continue reading

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Spiritual practices: old and new

Catholic Spiritual Practices: A Treasury of Old and New, co-edited by School of Theology and Ministry Associate Professor Colleen Griffith and Professor Thomas Groome, is the latest title from the award-winning Church in the 21st Century Center Book Series. The volume … Continue reading

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From Rotella: a new book, a NYT book review and two columns

According to a New York Times book review by English Professor Carlo Rotella, Escape Velocity: A Charles Portis Miscellany – a collection of the author’s reporting, essays, short stories and drama– is a worthwhile read for Portis’ fans. Rotella, who also … Continue reading

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Tip @ 100

Boston College is marking the 100th birthday of the late Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill, Jr., a 1936 alumnus who rose from his modest North Cambridge neighborhood to become of one the most powerful figures in American politics, with a special … Continue reading

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Poet Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon, whose poetry has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the T.S. Eliot Prize, will give a reading on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in Devlin Hall, room 001. Among his books of poetry are New Weather, Mules, Why Brownlee Left, Quoof, Meeting The … Continue reading

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Chemist wins Alpha Sigma Nu Award

Boston College organic chemist Lawrence T. Scott has been honored by Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit honor society, with a 2012 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award for his co-edited book, Fragments of Fullerenes and Carbon Nanotubes. The Alpha Sigma Nu … Continue reading

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Why Vietnam and not Laos?

It first seemed that the US would choose Laos, not Vietnam, as the battleground to oppose the spread of communism in Southeast Asia. What changed? Boston College historian Seth Jacobs explores the events, circumstances, and in particular, the perceptions and … Continue reading

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