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Dina Nayeri on the refugee experience

Dina Nayeri will give a reading from her acclaimed book, The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You (‎Catapult, 2019), on October 20 at 7 p.m. (ET). Her presentation will be in webinar format followed by a moderated discussion and … Continue reading

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Isabel Wilkerson

Author and journalist Isabel Wilkerson, the first woman of African American heritage to win the Pulitzer Prize in journalism, will give a talk on her bestselling book, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents (Random House, 2020), on September 8 at 7 … Continue reading

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Catherine the Great, a Dutch Golden Age masterpiece, and a shipwreck

In 1771, a merchant ship out of Amsterdam, Vrouw Maria, crashed off the stormy Finnish coast, taking her historic cargo to the depths of the Baltic Sea. The vessel was delivering a dozen Dutch masterpiece paintings—including The Nursery by Rembrandt’s … Continue reading

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Imagine…

This month marks the 40th anniversary of the murder of legendary musician John Lennon. In a new book, Boston College alumnus Dave Wedge and his frequent co-author Casey Sherman team up with bestselling novelist James Patterson to tell the story … Continue reading

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Not riding the bench

In Old School Hoops: Stories of an Aging Baller, Boston College alumnus Jim Sweeney tells tales of his adventures as a masters-level basketball player, competing in more than 100 masters’ basketball tournaments in the U.S. and abroad. Sweeney shares stories … Continue reading

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Billion Dollar Loser

Launched a decade ago, WeWork promised to reimagine the culture of work with its shared spaces for startups and freelancers alike. Led by unconventional CEO Adam Neumann, WeWork attracted billions of dollars from investors around the world and had ambitious … Continue reading

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Journalist Elizabeth Flock

Journalist Elizabeth Flock, a BC alumna, will talk about her career and her book, The Heart is a Shifting Sea: Love and Marriage in Mumbai (Harper Perennial), on Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. in Devlin Hall, Room 026. The Heart … Continue reading

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After 50

Approaching age 50, Boston College graduate Maria Leonard Olsen found herself at a crossroads. She had taken a break from her career as a lawyer, but now her children were older and didn’t need her so much. Her marriage was … Continue reading

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Beyond Katrina

Award-winning poet Natasha Trethewey will discuss her nonfiction book, Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, on March 14 at 7:00 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. A Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate, Trethewey spent her childhood in … Continue reading

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Love and marriage in today’s India

In India today, tradition is colliding with Western culture, creating an uneasy fusion whose impact is most evident in the institution of marriage. In her new book, The Heart Is a Shifting Sea: Love and Marriage in Mumbai (Harper, 2018), journalist … Continue reading

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