Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Power of Narrative: The Rebirth of Storytelling

This weekend, Pulitzer Prize winners and best-selling authors will convene here at BU for the Journalism Department‘s annual conference, The Power of Narrative: The Rebirth of Storytelling. There, some of the nation’s most celebrated writers will discuss the art and future of narrative nonfiction. 2011 speakers include: Jill Abramson, Managing Editor, The New York Times Kate Medina, […]

The Life of [Kerin] Riley celebrates Easter Irish style and visits Cork

The Life of [Kerin] Riley continues her musings on packing up life abroad, cooking scones and visiting beautiful Cork: Since Monday was Easter Monday we all had the day off of work.  A week or so ago Evan and I bought scone mix at the grocery store because we wanted scones.  So this Monday we […]

BU Quad Bucket List #9: Getting out of Boston

By Deanna Falcone, the Quad writer There are so many great things to do in Boston that it may seem pointless to leave at all. However, it is sometimes nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of a big city and relax in a quieter, yet equally interesting town or city. New England […]

Robert Lowell Memorial Lecture tonight

The Creative Writing Program will host its annual Robert Lowell Memorial Lecture featuring former Poet Laureate and 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner Kay Ryan and program alumna Katherine Hollander tonight at 7:00 PM in the Photonics Center, Room 206.  The Lecture was established to bring distinguished writers to campus to read alongside recent graduates of the […]

Roméo et Juliette: A New Twist on a Classic Tale

Everyone is familiar with the classic story of “Romeo and Juliet,” but this weekend CFA is spicing it up with an all-French opera rendition of the Shakespeare classic with English supertitles by Allison Voth. The performance is a collaboration between CFA’s School of Music Opera Institute and the School of Theatre and is hosted by […]

Celebrated writer Walter Mosley at GSU tonight

The Friends of the Libraries will host celebrated writer Walter Mosley tonight at 5:30 PM in Metcalf Hall (2nd Floor of George Sherman Union, 775 Comm Ave).  Mosley is the author of more than 34 critically acclaimed books, including the bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins and Devil in the Blue Dress, which was adapted […]

BU Quad Bucket List #8: Explore Music Venues for Every Genre

By Meghan Ross, the Quad writer For some reason, as soon as I graduated high school, I decided it was time to mark my newfound freedom as a college student living on my own in a different city by becoming an avid concert-goer. Also, I really needed to experience live music beyond just the 2 […]

MTV’s “Staying Alive Ignite” HIV/AIDS awareness campaign comes to campus April 21 & 22

As part of MTV’s “Staying Alive” campaign, “Ignite” addresses the stigmas of an HIV or AIDS diagnosis — as well as virus education and attitudes about safe sex — against the backdrop of youth culture in various locales, including Kenya, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ukraine. On April 21st and 22nd, the campaign is coming to […]

Peace Corps at 50

This year the Peace Corps commemorates 50 years of promoting peace and friendship around the world. Today, Boston University celebrates its long-standing relationship with the Peace Corps and the agency’s mission and legacy of service by honoring the past, demonstrating effectiveness and inspiring the next generation of volunteers. Boston University’s Center for Global Health & […]

Radian 6 Social 2011

Last Thursday, I was lucky enough to attend Radian6‘s first user conference Social 2011 located at the gorgeous Marriott Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. For those of you who do not know, Radian 6 is a media monitoring and engagement company that effectively “helps businesses listen, discover, measure and engage in conversations across the social web.” In other […]