Category Archives: Lowell Humanities Series

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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Dennis Lehane

The Lowell Humanities Series and Gerson Family Lecture Fund present an evening with Boston native and award-winning author Dennis Lehane on March 11 beginning at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Lehane is the author of several international best sellers, three … Continue reading

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“Genius” in the house

MacArthur “Genius Grant” winner Alison Bechdel will give a talk at 7 p.m. on Feb. 11 in Gasson Hall, room 100 under the sponsorship of the Lowell Humanities Series. Bechdel is a cartoonist best known for her comic strip “Dykes To Watch Out … Continue reading

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Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink

Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink will talk about her best-selling book, Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital (Random House/Crown, 2013), at Boston College on Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. The culmination of six … Continue reading

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The Colorization of America

Jeff Chang, author of the book Who We Be: The Colorization of America (St. Martin’s Press, 2014), will speak at Boston College on Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 101. In Who We Be, Chang examines the … Continue reading

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Dybek: Ecstatic Cahoots

Award-winning writer Stuart Dybek will give a talk at Boston College on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Dybek’s most recent books are Ecstatic Cahoots and Paper Lantern. He has been honored with many literary awards, including … Continue reading

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Why Football Matters

Acclaimed writer Mark Edmundson will present “Why Football Matters: What’s Gained (and Lost) from a Gridiron Education” on Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Edmundson, author of the new book Why Football Matter: My Education in the Game (Penguin … Continue reading

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