Posts by: Jennifer McDonald

Erin Judge brings comedy act to BU

The Women’s Studies Program and Genderfest present up and coming comedian Erin Judge today beginning at 4:30 PM in the Kenmore Classroom Building, Room 101. Judge, who recently appeared on the third season of Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, pokes fun at sexuality, politics and pop culture. In addition to telling jokes, acting in sketches, […]

Creative Writing Program Celebrates Legacy of Robert Lowell

The Creative Writing Program will host The Robert Lowell Memorial Lectures tonight at 7:30 PM in room 206 of the Photonics Center. The event will feature acclaimed poet and BU alum Carl Phillips, recent graduate Brandy Barents and professor Rosanna Warren. The lectures bring a distinguished writer to campus each semester to read alongside a […]

From Nutrition Professor Joan Salge Blake:

According to Registered Dietitian and healthy eating expert Joan Salge Blake, “An apple a day could keep the cardiologist at bay…Full of heart-healthy fiber, potassium, and natural sweetness, go hog wild with this season’s bounty of crisp fall apples. Take heart in knowing that a healthy diet rich in fruits, such as apples, and veggies […]

Gotlieb Center hosts evening with Christopher Dickey

The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center is hosting an evening with distinguished Newsweek journalist and author Christopher Dickey tonight beginning at 5:3o PM on the second floor of the George Shurman Union at 775 Commonwealth Avenue. His career has taken him from the mountain forests of Nicaragua, where he traveled with the Contra rebels in […]

Human Rights Advocate to Speak at Metcalf

The Dean of Students Office, Howard Thurman Center, Women’s Resource Center and Student Activities Office host renowned microfinancer and human rights advocate Padma Venkataraman to speak on issues facing women and women’s empowerment tonight at 7 PM at Metcalf Hall. Venkataraman spent nearly 20 years in the United Nations in Vienna as a permanent representative […]

From Nutrition Professor Joan Salge Blake:

“While genes play a role in determining your body weight, it’s just one piece of the weight management puzzle. The incidences of obesity among Americans have more than doubled since the 1980s, and it can’t be due to a change in genetic makeup during this short time period. Rather, it’s more likely due to the […]

BPS Superintendent to Speak at SED

The School of Education Alumni Speaker Series is hosting an evening with the Superintendent of Boston Public Schools, Dr. Carol Johnson, tonight beginning at 6 PM in the School of Education (Rm 130) at 2 Silber Way. The lecture, entitled “The Challenge and Promise of Teaching,” will discuss Johnson’s belief in equity and access to […]

From Nutrition Professor Joan Salge Blake:

“Your busy schedule may be wreaking havoc with your health. Not surprisingly, a study of young adults in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association observed that “eating on-the-run” was associated with a higher consumption of soft drinks, fast food, fat, and saturated fat, and less healthy foods such as whole grains, fruits, and veggies.” […]

BU Goes Green: 10 Sustainable Actions for Students

In accordance with the Boston University Sustainability Program, administrators have been distributing red recyclable bags around campus for the past week, reading “Reduce Your Impact”. The bags, encouraging students to “go green”, include ten suggestions in order to achieve a more sustainable campus: 1. Power Down Computers 2. Bring Your Own Mug 3. Reduce, Reuse, […]

Is the food in your refrigerator safe?

According to Nutrition Professor and healthy eating expert Joan Salge Blake, September (National Food Safety Month) is a good time to take a look in your fridge to determine what’s safe.   Salge Blake also encourages consumers to take this brief food safety quiz administered by the FDA.  She can be reached at (978) 436-0341 or