Monthly Archives: March 2012

Too big to fail

Award-winning business journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin, author of the bestseller Too Big to Fail: How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System — and Themselves, will give an address at 4 p.m. on Apr. 3 in Robsham … Continue reading

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The Tiger’s Wife

Téa Obreht, author of the award-winning bestseller The Tiger’s Wife, will speak on Mar. 28 at 7 p.m. in Devlin 101. The Tiger’s Wife, Obreht’s first novel, was a 2011 National Book Award finalist and winner of the 2011 Orange Prize … Continue reading

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Rural Ireland

Claudia Kinmonth, whose book Irish Rural Interiors in Art, was the inspiration of the current exhibition at the McMullen Museum of Art, will discuss how contrary to earlier assumptions, artists working in Ireland turned to the lives of the country’s … Continue reading

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Book review from historian Tom O’Connor

Author and University Historian Thomas H. O’Connor, often described as “the dean of Boston historians,” offers a review of a new book on Boston political history by Gerard O’Neill, a retired veteran political and investigative journalist. O’Connor calls O’Neill’s Rogues … Continue reading

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Memoir of an orphan boy

Boston College will host a book signing and reading by alumnus Steve Pemberton ’89, whose memoir, A Chance in the World: An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home, tells the story of how … Continue reading

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Hip Hop’s hold on young black women

A professor of African American and Diaspora Studies and French at Vanderbilt University, T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting will deliver a lecture related to her award-winning book Pimps Up, Ho’s Down: Hip Hop’s Hold on Young Black Women on Mar. 15 at … Continue reading

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