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Gotlieb Center Archivist receives award from Peace Corps

Diane Gallagher, the nursing history and University archivist in the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, received the 2011 Lillian Carter Award from the Peace Corps on May 19 for her commitment to public service. The award recognizes an exceptional Peace Corps volunteer who served at age 50 plus and has continued to advance Peace Corps’ third goal to promote a better understanding of people from other nations on part of Americans. Former President Jimmy Carter and Peace Corps Deputy Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet presented Gallagher with the award at the Carter Center in Atlanta, GA. “Peace Corps service had been my dream since the day President Kennedy issued his call to service 50 years ago,” says Gallagher. After raising her family, she finally made her dream a reality by serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cape Verde from 1990-1992 at age 53 with her husband.

Returned Peace Corps volunteer Diane Gallagher (Cape Verde, 1990-1992) of Brookline, 74,  accepts the Lillian Carter Award from former President Jimmy Carter and Peace Corps Deputy Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet at the Carter Center in Atlanta.

Returned Peace Corps volunteer Diane Gallagher (Cape Verde, 1990-1992) of Brookline, 74, accepts the Lillian Carter Award from former President Jimmy Carter and Peace Corps Deputy Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet at the Carter Center in Atlanta. Photo Courtesy of Peace Corps


Coach Chambers heading to Penn State

Pat Chambers, who came to BU after five years as associate head coach at Villanova, goes back to his home state with the move to Penn State. Photo by Steve McLaughlin via BU Today

Pat Chambers, who came to BU after five years as associate head coach at Villanova, goes back to his home state with the move to Penn State. Photo by Steve McLaughlin via BU Today

BU Today reported that Men’s basketball coach Pat Chambers is leaving the University and has accepted the position of head coach at Penn State.  Coach Chambers is credited with taking the Terriers to the NCAA tournament this year and having a 42-28 record during his tenure.  Chambers came to BU from Villanova, where he was assistant coach, in 2009NittanyWhiteOut reflected on Chambers’ career at BU via an interview with the Daily Free Press‘ new sports editor, and sports blogger, Craig Meyer: “He constantly harped on the importance of the team and coaching staff being like a family, and thinking of it that way, Chambers was much like the father — he kept order and was hard on his players when needed, but he did it for all the right reasons, namely that he cared so much for his guys.”


Need cooking tips? Sargent Choice can help

Do your cooking skills end with cereal and toast?  No fear – Sargent Choice has got  you covered!  Each Wednesday, the Sargent Choice bloggers feature their favorite online resources for healthy, simple cooking tips in a series called Best of the Food Web: Start Cooking.  Many of the featured sites include recipes, concise instruction and easy to follow video demonstrations on an array of cooking skills and dish preparation.


Sustainability in the City

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BU’s Alumni Association is kicking off its brand new learning program BU Alumni College this summer. Alumni College is a stand-alone program designed to empower alumni through immersive educational experiences.

The inaugural Alumni College is called Sustainability in the City, which involves learning experiences where expert faculty from the College of Arts & Sciences will address critical and practical sustainability questions by way of lectures, field trips, lab experiences and classroom discussions.  Other events include a trip to the New England Aquarium and a Sunset Harbor Cruise.

Registration for on-campus housing ends TODAY, May 27, and regular registration ends June 3.


New York Times photographer Tyler Hicks addresses BU COM graduates

Tyler Hicks (COM ’92), a BU alum and New York Times photographer who was held hostage in Libya for four days in March, was the speaker at the College of Communication’s (COM) convocation.  He urged COM’s graduates to “bear witness.”  Watch his address below:


Commencement address by student speaker Monica Narang

Student commencement speaker Monica Narang (CAS ’11) addressed nearly 20,000 attendees at Sunday’s celebration and reflected on student life, academics and BU’s “soul”:


The next Dean Elmore? Experience commencement through the eyes of a graduate

BU Today joined Kyle Trotman (CAS’11) at this weekend’s events from the Champagne Reception on Friday night through Commencement yesterday to offer a graduate’s perspective.


Media, Communication & Entertainment with Bravo’s Andy Cohen

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The Alumni Network of Greater NYC hosts the launch of their newest professional network, Media, Communication and Entertainment. Featuring insights from BU Alum and Bravo TV‘s Executive VP of Original Programming and Development Andy Cohen (COM ’90), the event will take place at Capitale (130 Bowery Street, New York, NY) hosted by Seth Greenberg (SMG ’82). Stop by for a night of networking and professional development on behalf of the BU Alumni Association. The event is $20. Drinks and light appetizers will be served. To RSVP click here or call (800) 800-3466. Advance registration is required.


Boston University Commencement 2011: Guide to content and live coverage

Boston University’s 138th All-University Commencement will take place this Sunday, May 22, 2011. For a snapshot of the day’s coverage and ways to participate, check the sections below:

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Commencement Coverage

- For news on Commencement, speaker profiles and Commencement-related activities, visit BU Today’s Commencement 2011 News Coverage landing page.

- For a full schedule of school and college ceremonies, as well as visitor information, visit the official Commencement 2011 website.

Participate Live

- Watch the all-University Commencement live via webcast through the Commencement 2011 website, or listen locally on WBUR 90.9 FM.

- Tweet using #bu2011 and see live posts from campus on BU Today. (Browse last year’s memories and photos: Covering Commencement 2010)

- Like the Boston University Commencement Facebook Page to view photos from the big day and post well-wishes to the Class of 2011.

- If you have an iPhone or Android and plan to be on campus this Sunday, learn how to participate in the SCVNGR Social Check-in at Commencement.

Media

- Read Public Relations’ official media advisory (PDF) for all information on parking, check-in and resources

- Learn more about the 2011 Boston University Commencement speakers and honorees

- Contact Tom Testa or Colin Riley with any questions.