Posts by: Jennifer McDonald

Creative Writing Program hosts annual Faculty Reading

The Creative Writing Program will be hosting its annual Faculty Reading tonight at 7:30 PM in the School of Management Auditorium (595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston). The readers will include: former US Poets Laureate Robert Pinsky and Louise Glück; novelist and Director of the Program, Leslie Epstein; poet and translator David Ferry; novelist Allegra Goodman and […]

A Thanksgiving Series from Professor Joan Salge Blake:

Tip #4: Trim the alcohol. A glass of wine can be enjoyable with dinner, but let’s face it: Alcohol adds more calories to your Turkey Day feast. On top of that, spirits can weaken your willpower, especially when consumed on an empty stomach. Save the first toast for when the turkey is served and sip […]

A Thanksgiving Series from Professor Joan Salge Blake:

Tip #3: Trim the amount of food you eat. We stuff ourselves silly on Thanksgiving because we’re afraid we’ll have to wait another 12 months before we can indulge in the whole turkey thing again. Try to remember that this is America. If you want a turkey with stuffing and apple pie a la mode […]

A Thanksgiving Series from Professor Joan Salge Blake:

Tip # 2: Trim the amount of food you serve on Thanksgiving. Take a head count. How many pilgrims and Indians are you really feeding? I bet it’s a lot less than the first Thanksgiving. I know you want leftovers because they’re the best part of the whole holiday, but do you really need a […]

A Thanksgiving Series from Nutrition Professor Joan Salge Blake:

Between now and Thanksgiving, Registered Dietitian and healthy eating expert Joan Salge Blake will be offering tips to trim turkey day weight. Tip # 1: Carve out an earlier time to eat. When Thanksgiving dinner is served at 2 or 3 p.m., we tend to skip lunch in an attempt to make room for a […]

Blaffer Hrdy to Speak at Hillel

The Women’s Studies Program is hosting a lecture by Sarah Blaffer Hrdy entitled “Darwin and the Ascent of Emotionally Modern Man: How humans became such hypersocial apes” today at 4 PM at the Hillel House on Baystate Road. Blaffer Hrdy is a professor emerita in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis […]

From Nutrition Professor Joan Salge Blake:

With little kitchen prep and clean up, cereals are an ideal fast food in the morning. A USDA report shows that ready-to-eat cereals are a top breakfast choice and are more popular than breads, bagels, and other bakery items among Americans in the early hours of the morning. Beware: Not all cereals are created equal. […]

Honoring Eve: A Symposium Celebrating the Work of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

The Women’s Studies Program presents a day of rich intellectual exchange to honor distinguished writer Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick today beginning at 9 AM at the Photonics Center, Room 906. The symposium will consist of four roundtables with speakers responding to specific texts representing different phases and aspects of Professor Sedgwick’s career, including “Feminism and Queer Theory”, […]

“The Big Event”: The 20th Anniversary of the Culinary Arts Program

Metropolitan College and Jacques Pepin are hosting “The Big Event”, a celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Culinary Arts Program, tonight beginning at 6 PM at 808 Commonwealth Ave.  Founded by culinary extraordinaire Julia Child, the culinary program examines the role of food in historical and contemporary societies from various perspectives. The event will […]

Professor Balser to Speak on Gender Equality

The Women’s Studies Program is hosting a panel discussion led by Professor Diane Balser today beginning at 4:30 PM in the Law Barristers Hall. The event will address the issue of gender inequality in Law Professor Linda McClain’s co-edited book, “Gender Equality: Dimensions of Women’s Equal Citizenship”. Distinguished scholars in law, political science, and women’s studies, the panelists will investigate […]