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Summer book swap

The Volunteer Service Learning Center is holding its annual summer book swap where members of the BC community are invited to bring and/or take a book. The book swap will be held at McElroy 208 weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 … Continue reading

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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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