Category Archives: Guest Authors

Dinaw Mengestu

Award-winning writer Dinaw Mengestu, whose works chronicle the African diaspora in America, will speak on “Politics and Aesthetics in Literature,” at Boston College on Apr. 8 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Since the debut of his bestselling novel, The Beautiful Things That Heaven … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Talk by Father Greg

Father Gregory Boyle, S.J., author of the bestseller Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, will speak at St. Ignatius Church on Mar. 18 at 7 p.m. Fr. Boyle is the founder of the gang-rehabilitation program Homeboy Industries. He will … Continue reading

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