Author Archives: Bookworm

How our government segregated America 

The Joseph E. Corcoran Center for Real Estate and Urban Action presents author Richard Rothstein on Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Murrary Function Room of Yawkey Center. Rothstein will discuss his new book,  The Color of Law: A Forgotten … Continue reading

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A conversation with Michael Pollan

Best-selling author Michael Pollan, an expert in food, farms, gardens, and eating habits, will be interviewed by BC Sociology Professor Juliet Schor on Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Pollan is the author of In Defense … Continue reading

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The war poets at Rapallo

Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies Lauren Arrington will present “‘Shell-shocked Walt Whitmans’: W.B. Yeats and the War Poets at Rapallo” on Nov. 1 at 4:30 p.m. in Burns Library’s Irish Room. Arrington’s lecture will revisit W.B. Yeats’s attitude toward the … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit

The School of Theology and Ministry will hold an event on Nov. 2 to celebrate the publication of The Holy Spirit: Setting the World on Fire (Paulist Press, 2017), co-edited by School of Theology and Ministry professors Rev. Richard Lennan and … Continue reading

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Iceland Poppies

Boston College alumna Katherine St. Germain Smith applies her experience as a physician specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry into her new fantasy book for middle school readers. Life and therapeutic insights are woven into Iceland Poppies (Yorkshire Publishing, 2017), … Continue reading

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If you could hear a painting

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac has published a volume that surveys artist Mary Sherman‘s work, a combination of painting, sculpture, installation, and mechanics that explores the relationship between painting and sound. Sherman is a Boston College alumna and teaches in the … Continue reading

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The decriminalization of white America

Khalil Gibran Muhammad will speak on “Erasure: The Decriminalization of White America” on Oct. 25 at 7:00 p.m. in Gasson Hall, Room 100. Muhammad is a professor of history, race and public policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at … Continue reading

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