Thursday, November 19, 2009

Film Screening and Panel Discussion: Afghan Star, December 1

December 1, 2009 7:00pm-9:30pm
COM 101, College of Communication
Panelists: Nick Mills, Journalism professor, College of Communication
Shahla Haeri, Director of Women's Studies Program and professor of
anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences
Film Website:
About the film, Afghan Star:
After 30 years of war and Taliban rule, pop Idol has come to Afghanistan. Millions are watching the TV series ‘Afghan Star’ and voting for their favorite singers by mobile phone. For many this is their first encounter with democracy. This timely film follows the dramatic stories of four contestants as they risk all to become the nation's favorite singer. But will they attain the freedom they hope for in this vulnerable and traditional nation?

Winner, 2009 Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Audience Award: Documentary 


Arts/Dance: The Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers, November 27

JFK Library
Columbia Point, Boston, MA, 02125
(617) 514-1600 - Venue Website
November 27, 2009, 10:30 AM

Join Wampanoag Nation singers and dancers in celebration of the harvest season and American Indian culture. This narrated presentation featuring traditional clothing, music from handcrafted instruments, and social songs and dances will get everyone in the family up on their feet!

To make a reservation, please call 617.514.1644 or e-mail  Include your name, the number in your party, and your contact information.  All school groups (including nursery schools, day care centers and scouting groups) are welcome, but it is essential for the group leader to call one week in advance, Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, and speak to a Kennedy Library staff member to ensure adequate seating.

Space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Small children can be seated on a carpeted floor with their caretaker.  As some programs may be ticketed, reservations are now required for all visitors to this program.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Lecture/Talk: 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner, Osamu Shimomura, November 17

Please join Professor Emeritus Osamu Shimomura, PhD, School of Medicine, Recipient of 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry as he speaks to the BU Medical Campus community. A reception will follow Dr. Shimomura's formal remarks.
Tuesday, Nov 17, 2009 at 3:00pm until 5:00pm on Tuesday, Nov 17, 2009
670 Albany Street Auditorium
Open to Boston University:
Admission is free
BUMC Corporate Communications
Lisa Brown