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Artist Hartmut Austen

Here R More (Good Weather, 2016) is a book that showcases the work of visual artist Hartmut Austen, an assistant professor in the Art, Art History, and Film Department. The book collaborators are Haynes Riley (design) and Ruben Nusz (text). Austen, who … Continue reading

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Protagoras’ Challenge to Socrates

One of the central challenges to contemporary political philosophy is the apparent impossibility of arriving at any commonly agreed upon “truths.”  To understand the strengths and weaknesses of contemporary radical relativism, scholars turn to the sophists of antiquity—the most famous … Continue reading

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Burns Visiting Scholar Kevin Barry

Award-winning writer Kevin Barry will present “A Writer’s Apprenticeship” on April 12 at 4:30 p.m. at Burns Library. Barry, who is the Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies, will outline the forces, influences, and circumstances that have shaped him as a writer … Continue reading

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For consultants

From the moment of their first client engagement, consultants in all fields face communication opportunities and challenges. In her book, Communication for Consultants (Business Expert Press, 2016), Carroll School of Management Senior Lecturer Rita Owens guides current or would-be consultants through … Continue reading

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Elements goes digital

Last week marked a milestone for Elements, the Boston College undergraduate research journal: its 10th anniversary and the launch of its digital platform. The publication has collaborated with Boston College Libraries to become an open access journal operating under a Creative Commons … Continue reading

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Nathaniel Hawthorne & Frederick Douglass

Two seminal 19th-century works – both significant in the evolution of American thought and writing, but rarely considered in relation to one another – are the focus of a Burns Library exhibition, “Nathaniel Hawthorne and Frederick Douglass: Texts and Contexts.” … Continue reading

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Novelists and politicians

Boston College’s Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies James H. Murphy will present “Novelists and Politicians in 19th-Century Ireland” on Nov. 18 at 4:30 p.m. in the Thompson Room of Burns Library. Murphy is a leading scholar of 19th-century Ireland who has authored, or … Continue reading

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