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Kidder talk postponed

Please note: The talk by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder at Boston College scheduled for Feb. 5 has been postponed due to weather. A new date is TBD. Sponsor: Lowell Humanities Series

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Who made the Dean’s List?

Boston College Vice President Father William B. Neenan, SJ, has released his annual “Dean’s List” of recommended reading.  The 2013-14 list has four new titles: Last Friends by Jane Gardam; The End of the Point by Professor of English Elizabeth Graver; … Continue reading

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Shrayer on Vasily Grossman

Soviet writer Vasily Grossman bore witness to the horrors of Russia’s World War II and the Shoah and deserves a place in literary history, according to Boston College Professor of Russian and English Maxim D. Shrayer, who recommends the best … Continue reading

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Dante’s Divine Comedy

In 2000, the Italian section of Boston College Romance Languages and Literatures Department launched the ambitious “Lectura Dantis” series: public readings of Dante’s epic poem, Divine Comedy. Considered one of the world’s great works of literature, the 14th-century narrative poem … Continue reading

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Connolly Book of Hours

The Connolly Book of Hours, a magnificent 15th-century illuminated manuscript held by the Burns Library, is now available online.  Named after former University Librarian Terence L. Connolly, SJ, The Connolly Book of Hours was created circa 1440, most likely in northern France, according … Continue reading

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Read Aloud replicated on Cape Cod

For 15 years, Ruth Chobit volunteered for Boston College’s Read Aloud program, a collaboration with Boston Partners in Education, which sends teams of BC administrators and faculty to Boston schools to read to students in their classroom. Chobit now reads … Continue reading

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The Dean’s List

Boston College Vice President Father William B. Neenan, SJ, has released his “Dean’s List” of recommended reading for 2012-13.  The list, compiled annually, has Fr. Neenan’s 27 book picks, including the following titles making their Dean’s List debut: The Queen … Continue reading

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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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Fr. Neenan’s Dean’s List

Every year since 1982, William B. Neenan, SJ, one of Boston College’s most beloved Jesuits, issues his Dean’s List of recommended books. Check out the Boston College Chronicle for details about Fr. Neenan’s 2010 Dean’s List, which includes new titles … Continue reading

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