Monthly Archives: October 2010

Couldn’t make it to the Pumpkin Drop? Here’s what you missed…

“The Music Lesson” Screening Tonight

Pumpkin Drop Today at 12:30

The Physics Department proudly presents the 2010 Pumpkin Drop in Metcalf Plaza at 12:30 PM today. Come watch dozens of pumpkins be dropped from the Metcalf Science Center roof and see community members compete in a costume competition and contest to guess the weight of the largest pumpkin.  The event is free and open to the public.

Flu Info from Student Health Services

With flu season upon us, BU Now caught up with Michelle George, Wellness Coordinator at BU’s Student Health Services, to get the scoop on all things flu-related, including the flu shot, the “Flu Buddy” program, and tips for staying healthy this fall and winter.

A Conversation on Religion and U.S. Foreign Policy with Andrew Bacevich and Stephen Prothero

Tonight at 7PM in the GSU’s 2nd floor Mecalf Hall we are hosting bestselling authors and BU professors Andrew Bacevich and Stephen Prothero for a discussion on the role played by religious ideas in U.S. public policy today, from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the “Ground Zero Mosque” debate. This interactive event will be moderated […]

Tom Whalen Talks Midterm Elections

Tom Whalen, Associate Professor of Social Science and an expert on American politics, offers his take on the potential outcomes of the upcoming midterm elections.

Experts available on mid-term elections

The following Boston University professors are available to comment on the upcoming mid-term elections: Tom Whalen, Associate professor, Social Science; Expert on Modern American politics and culture; Regular contributor on PoliticoArena Contact 617-353-4785,     Graham Wilson, Department Chair Political Science; Expert on American politics; Regular contributor on PoliticoArena Contact 617-353-2540,     […]

Tobe Berkovitz: Midterm campaign ads get nasty

Contact Tobe Berkovitz, 617-353-7724,

Dr. Jean Morrison Named BU Provost

Boston University President Dr. Robert A. Brown announced today that Dr. Jean Morrison, executive vice provost for academic affairs at the University of Southern California, has been named BU provost, effective January 2011. Morrison succeeds Provost David Campbell, who will return to teaching and to research projects he set aside more than five years ago […]

Reading by John Irving tonight

Tonight, the Creative Writing Program is hosting celebrated novelist John Irving for a reading from his latest book, Last Night in Twisted River (2009) at 7 PM in 640 Commonwealth Avenue (COM 101 – Auditorium).  Irving is the author of beloved favorites such as The World According to Garp (1998) and A Prayer for Owen […]