Author Archives: Bookworm

Positive peer pressure

Pulitzer Prize winner Tina Rosenberg will present “Harnessing Peer Pressure for Behavior Change” on Mar. 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100.  A veteran journalist, Rosenberg is one of the founders of the Solutions Journalism Network, which is committed … Continue reading

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Her Name is Rose

A native New Yorker now living in Ireland, Boston College alumna Christine Breen is the author of the new book Her Name is Rose (St. Martin’s Press, 2015). Breen is the co-author of several non-fiction titles about country living in County Clare … Continue reading

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Boston/Cambridge and the Making of American Gothic

Jan Ziolkowski, Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Medieval Latin and director of the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection at Harvard University, will present “Boston/Cambridge and the Making of American Gothic” on Mar. 26 at  5:30 p.m. in Stokes Hall South, … Continue reading

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Historian Ira Berlin

Historian Ira Berlin, a distinguished university professor at the University of Maryland, will present “Rethinking the Demise of Slavery in The United States” on Mar. 25 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100.  Berlin is a leading historian of America and … Continue reading

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Growing up in Detroit

Professor of English Min Hyoung Song contributed a story to the new volume Asian Americans in Michigan: Voices from the Midwest (Wayne State University Press, 2015). The 41 contributors, who trace their heritage to East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia, explore their experiences, … Continue reading

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Healing Himalayas

Author Stephen Alter will read from his new memoir, Becoming a Mountain: Himalayan Journeys in Search of the Sacred and the Sublime (Arcade Publishing, 2015), on Mar. 19 at 5:30 p.m. in Stokes Hall, Room 195S. Alter was raised by American missionary … Continue reading

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Remembering the Irish Revolution

Irish historian Diarmaid Ferriter will present: “‘Scrambling for the bones of the patriot dead': Remembering the Irish Revolution, 1913-23″ on March 18 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. His publications include The Transformation of Ireland 1900-2000, Judging Dev: A Reassessment of … Continue reading

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