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The Town of Bourne also known as the gateway to Cape Cod since the Cape Cod Canal splits the town through the middle and the Bourne Bridge is way over the canal to the Cape.

The town was founded in 1884 and is located in Barnstable County. Bourne is the first town on Cape Cod that has oceanfront on both the north and east sides and provides many recreational activities including golf courses and water parks.

The annual Bourne Scallop Festival is held during the month of September and the celebration attracts visitors from across the nation. Other attractions include the Bourne Scenic Park and the National Marine Life Center.

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National Survey of Mayors: Research Spotlight
National Survey of Mayors: Research Spotlight

What are the greatest obstacles facing 21st century mayors? Which policy areas do mayors care most deeply about? With federal support diminishing as urban populations steadily rise, how can mayors lead their cities towards a more stable and sustainable future? In a first-of-its-kind National Survey of Mayors, the Initiative on Cities examined how America’s most dynamic political leaders thrive in a time of political gridlock. In our conversations with dozens of mayors around the country, inequality emerged as a nearly ubiquitous problem facing urban leaders. How can mayors address increasing income inequality? What can be done to mitigate disparities in wealth distribution and development across neighborhoods? Mayors serve on the font line. What resources do they need to excel? Please join the BU Initiative on Cities to discuss key Survey findings on Tuesday, January 27th, from 5:30pm-8:00pm, at Boston University’s Washington DC campus, 1776 Massachusetts Ave, Washington DC, 20036. Lead-authors and political scientists David Glick and Katherine Einstein will examine how our nation’s mayors are approaching urban inequality. Their presentation will be followed by a moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A. The IoC will be hosting a cocktail reception for all event attendees prior to the panel discussion, from 5:30pm-6:30pm. This event is free and open to the public.

When5:30 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, January 27, 2015LocationBoston University in Washington, DC
6th Floor, Suite 650
1776 Massachusetts Avenue
Washington, DC 20036Contact NameConor LeBlancPhone617-358-8086Contact Emailconorleb@bu.eduContact OrganizationInitiative on CitiesFeesFree



When: Jan 27, 2015 5 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17 )
Holy Saturday
Holy Saturday

WhenAll day on Saturday, April 4, 2015



When: Apr 4, 2015 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Apr 2015 00 )
BC High Hockey
When: Feb 12, 2015 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Thu, 12 Feb 2015 00 )
Haverford Hawks Youth Hockey
When: Mar 6, 2015 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00 )
Controversy, Conflict, and Celebrity: A Multi-Divisional Panel
Controversy, Conflict, and Celebrity: A Multi-Divisional Panel

The College of General Studies Faculty Research and Scholarship Committee invites you for an afternoon of enriching academic talks and congenial discussion. This multi-divisional panel will cover the following topics, and will be followed by an engaging Q&A:1) Community, Conflict, and Religious Coexistence in Early Modern France(Scott Marr, Division of Social Science)2) Everyone Reads an American Book: How Print History Formed Washington Irving's Transatlantic Bestseller(Lydia Fash, Division of Rhetoric)3) William T. Vollmann and American Literature After Postmodernism (Chris Coffman, Division of Humanities)4) Debating Creatine Supplements' 'Boost' to Human Muscle Performance (Andy Andres, Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics).Open to the entire BU Community. Light refreshments will be served.Questions? Contact Joellen Masters (joellenm@bu.edu)When2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Friday, February 6, 2015LocationCollege of General Studies (871 Commonwealth Avenue), Room 527



When: Feb 6, 2015 2 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 06 Feb 2015 14 )
Poetry Reading Series: Tim Parks
Poetry Reading Series: Tim Parks

Co-sponsored by the College of General Studies and the BU Center for the Humanities, the Poetry Reading Series strives to make poetry a fundamental part of university and community life. By presenting the work of both renowned and emerging poets, the series attempts to broaden our vision of poetry’s concerns and effects.Born in Manchester in 1954, Tim Parks grew up in London and studied at Cambridge and Harvard. In 1981 he moved to Italy where he has lived ever since, raising a family of three children. He has written fourteen novels including Europa (shortlisted for the Booker prize), Destiny, Cleaver, Sex is Forbidden and, most recently, Painting Death, all of them published in half a dozen countries. During the nineties he wrote two, personal non-fiction accounts of life in northern Italy, Italian Neighbours and An Italian Education, books that won acclaim and popularity for their anthropological wryness. These were complemented in 2002 by A Season with Verona, at once a comic microcosm of provincial fandom and a grand overview of Italian life as seen through the business and passion of football. Other non-fiction works include a history of the Medici bank in 15th century Florence, Medici Money and a narrative reflection on health, illness and meditation, Teach Us to Sit Still. In 2013 Tim published his most recent non-fiction work on Italy, Italian Ways, on and off the rails from Milan to Palermo. During his years in Italy, Tim has translated works by Moravia, Calvino, Calasso, Machiavelli and Leopardi; his book, Translating Style, which analyses Italian translations of the English modernists, is considered a classic in its field.Co-sponsored by BUCH, the Center for the Study of Europe and the Translation Seminar.

When6:00 pm on Thursday, April 16, 2015LocationPhotonoics Colloquium Room, 9th Floor, 8 St. Mary's Street



When: Apr 16, 2015 6 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18 )
Poetry Reading Series: Peg Boyers
Poetry Reading Series: Peg Boyers

Co-sponsored by the College of General Studies and the BU Center for the Humanities, the Poetry Reading Series strives to make poetry a fundamental part of university and community life. By presenting the work of both renowned and emerging poets, the series attempts to broaden our vision of poetry’s concerns and effects. Peg Boyers was born in San Tomé, Venezuela, but spent her childhood on the move, living in such countries as Libya, Italy, Indonesia, and Cuba. She earned her BA from Skidmore College. Her collections of poetry are Hard Bread (2002) and Honey with Tobacco (2007). Hard Bread contains a series of poems written in the voice of Natalia Ginzburg (1916–1991), an Italian writer, editor, and mother who witnessed World War II. Boyers carefully reconstructed Ginzburg’s experiences by illuminating the historical details of her life. Steven Cramer called the narrative “a great achievement of voice” in Poetry. A lecturer in the English Department at Skidmore College, Boyers is the executive editor of Salmagundi.Co-sponsored by BUCH, the Department of English and CGS.

When6:00 pm on Tuesday, March 3, 2015LocationCGS (871 Commonwealth Avenue), Katzenberg Center (3rd floor)



When: Mar 3, 2015 6 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18 )
Muir String Quartet
Muir String Quartet

Peter Zazofsky, violinLucia Lin, violinSteven Ansell, violaMichael Reynolds, celloWorks by Mozart, Janácek, and Debussy.This concert is free and open to the public.When8:00 pm on Monday, January 26, 2015



When: Jan 26, 2015 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20 )
JACK Quartet
JACK Quartet

Christopher Otto, violin Ari Streisfeld, violin John Pickford Richards, viola Kevin McFarland, celloThe world-renowned JACK Quartet performs a series of concerts at Boston University, the first featuring works by Andrew Greenwald, John Zorn, and Horatiu Radulescu as well as a concert of works by students in Boston University’s Composition Department on February 4th.This concert is free and open to the public.When8:00 pm on Monday, February 2, 2015



When: Feb 2, 2015 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Mon, 02 Feb 2015 20 )
JACK Quartet
JACK Quartet

Christopher Otto, violin Ari Streisfeld, violin John Pickford Richards, viola Kevin McFarland, celloThe world-renowned JACK Quartet performs a series of concerts at Boston University, the first featuring works by Andrew Greenwald, John Zorn, and Horatiu Radulescu as well as a concert of works by students in Boston University’s Composition Department on February 4th.This concert is free and open to the public.When8:00 pm on Wednesday, February 4, 2015



When: Feb 4, 2015 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 04 Feb 2015 20 )
Cinematheque: An Evening with Jared Vincenti, Kenice Mobley, and Melissa Walker
Cinematheque: An Evening with Jared Vincenti, Kenice Mobley, and Melissa Walker

Three BU graduates will show selected episodes of their heralded Web series, “Allston Xmas,” comic and dramatic shorts, all fiction, following various characters moving into, and residing in, nearby Allston.Jared Vincenti, Kenice Mobley, and Melissa Walker (all BU ‘10) met while Jared and Kenice were in COM’s graduate Film Directing program and Melissa in the CFA theatre program. Jared’s feature film directing debut, Day of Youth, will be premiering this year. Kenice is currently producing the second season of breakout webseries K&A. Melissa is an actor and freelance casting director in Boston.

When7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday, January 30, 2015LocationCOM 101



When: Jan 30, 2015 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19 )
Taiwan Forum - Strangers Before the Law: Contested Intimacies in Taiwan
Taiwan Forum - Strangers Before the Law: Contested Intimacies in Taiwan

How does the power of law makes intimate relationships legitimate and acceptable to a larger project of national reproduction? What kinds of intimacies are excluded from this domain? This presentation focuses on two cases that unfolded in overlapping sequence beginning in 2011 in Taiwan. The first case involved the denationalization of an immigrant wife and her citizen child following discovery of the child's uncertain paternity (and, hence, the wife's non-monogamous sexuality). The second case was sparked by the government¹s effort to revoke a legal marriage between two transgender individuals, both citizens by birth. “Stranger anxiety” has favored heterosexual marriage and family units as the basis for citizenship inclusion and recognition in Taiwan, and the law has molded diverse intimacies to fit normative models of domesticity, and even the very definition of male and females. These proliferations of law and bureaucratic discretion are signs of intense anxiety concerning the status of the heterosexual family in Taiwan and the place of the stranger within the nation.

Sponsored by ROC Ministry of Education & Education Division - TECO Boston

Sara L. Friedman is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies at Indiana University. She is the author of Intimate Politics: Marriage, the Market, and State Power in Southeastern China (Harvard, 2006) and co-editor of Wives, Husbands, and Lovers: Marriage and Sexuality in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Urban China (Stanford, 2014). Her current research focuses on marital migration from China to Taiwan and the consequences of Chinese immigration for Taiwan¹s sovereignty dilemmas. Her book, tentatively titled Exceptional States: Chinese Marital Immigrants and the Challenges of Taiwanese Sovereignty, is forthcoming from the University of California Press.When12:30 pm to 2:00 pm on Thursday, March 5, 2015LocationBoston University Pardee School of Global Studies Seminar Room 121 Bay State Road, Boston



When: Mar 5, 2015 12 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12 )
Discussion of the Cantata of the Day
Discussion of the Cantata of the Day

Join our Director of Music, Dr. Scott Allen Jarrett, for a discussion of the musical and theological underpinnings of the cantata of the day.When9:45 am to 10:15 am on Sunday, April 12, 2015LocationMarsh Chapel - 735 Commonwealth Avenue



When: Apr 12, 2015 9:45:00 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sun, 12 Apr 2015 09:45:00 )
Nursing Clinical Orientation
When: Jan 26, 2015 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00 )
Cape Verdean Student Association Meeting
When: Mar 2, 2015 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00 )
Veterans Upward Bound
When: Feb 4, 2015 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 04 Feb 2015 00 )
LA Dispute


When: Mar 29, 2015 6 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18 )
IPMH Training
When: Jan 25, 2015 2 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14 )
Strong Women Strong Girls Mentor Meeting
When: Feb 23, 2015 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00 )
An Afternoon of Eclectic Jazz - Faculty Concert
Join Pakachoag Music School faculty for "It Might As Well Be Spring: An afternoon of Eclectic Jazz" including old time favorites, Rhythm & Blues, and crossover selections. The program features "Driftin' Sam and Friends", including Pakachoag faculty: Sam Politz, Jazz Piano; Betsy Bronstein, Jazz Cello; Scott Daugherty, Jazz Trumpet; Alice Daugherty, Flute; Debby Sedgwick, Piano. Special guest Noel Cary on Sax/Clarinet. The School will gratefully accept donations for its Save the Instruments Fund at the event.

When: Feb 7, 2015 2 PM in Auburn, Massachusetts
Cost: Free. Suggested donation $15/$5 students (Sat, 07 Feb 2015 14 )
Book Babies

Winter Story-time Series for the littlest "Book Babies" continues!

The WInter Story-time Series will continue through March 9.

Book Babies is for the youngest ones - infants 3 months through toddlers 24 months with their family or care-givers. They'll hear short books,listen to simple songs, start a good foundation for literacy skills and have fun! Each session is about 20 minutes. Come meet other little ones and adults who live in the area, while improving the child's early learning skills. No sign-ups needed.



Location: Logan Auditorium - upper level



When: Feb 23, 2015 9:15:00 AM to Feb 23, 2015 9:35:00 AMin Braintree, Massachusetts (Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:15:00 )
Intramurals 2014-15
When: Jan 26, 2015 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00 )
MATH 130 SI
When: Jan 28, 2015 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00 )
Composers and Friends

This third annual concert will feature new works for chamber groups by composer and bassist Jerry Gates and select faculty composers and performers.



When: Feb 23, 2015 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Mon, 23 Feb 2015 19 )
Chapter Meeting - CSU
When: Feb 17, 2015 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00 )
Boston Fire Department Dive team
When: Feb 13, 2015 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 13 Feb 2015 00 )
"This I Believe"
"This I Believe"

This annual Marsh Chapel tradition features reflections on personal faith offered by selected members of the Class of 2015.When11:00 am on Sunday, May 10, 2015LocationMarsh Chapel - 735 Commonwealth Avenue



When: May 10, 2015 11 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sun, 10 May 2015 11 )
Catfish and The Bottlemen - Wild Party
This event is 18 and over
Catfish and The Bottlemen


Llandudno 4 piece Catfish And The Bottlemen signed to Communion Records (Ben Howard, Michael Kiwanuka, Deap Valley, Half Moon Run) last Spring, following a furious 18 month period which saw them play over 100 live shows both in the UK and abroad- where October of last year saw them play over twenty shows alone.

With the preparation for a debut album in full swing, the band have a few upcoming February shows which are a relatively short stint by Catfish standards. The dates come off the back of an incredibly promising year for the ATC-managed four piece, who rounded off 2013 with a Radio 1 In New Music We Trust playlist for latest single ‘Pacifier’ (out now), plus a spot on Zane Lowe’s 100 Hottest Tracks of the year for previous release, the NME and Q-approved ‘Rango’. Catfish were also confirmed on the bill for Radio 1’s Future Festival at their Maida Vale studios this year, alongside the likes of Sam Smith, NMEK, Royal Blood and Sampha.

When: Mar 5, 2015 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $12 (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21 )
Buttercup
When: Jan 26, 2015 3 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $6.00 (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15 )
Guest Artist: Mario Caroli, flute
Guest Artist: Mario Caroli, flute

Mario Caroli, fluteFeaturing works for solo flute by Salvatore Sciarrino.This concert is free and open to the public.When8:00 pm on Tuesday, February 24, 2015



When: Feb 24, 2015 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20 )
Pardee House Seminar -- Climate Change & Contingent Adaptation: Strategies for South Asian Mega-Cities
Pardee House Seminar -- Climate Change & Contingent Adaptation: Strategies for South Asian Mega-Cities

Madhu Dutta-Koehler (Metropolitan College, Boston University) will discuss how resource-constrained Asian mega-cities can prepare for climate change. Almost two billion urban dwellers are faced with escalating risks from the environmental, economic, and societal impacts arising from unsustainable development patterns. Drawing on the theories of “adaptation as development” and cross-case analyses of ongoing planning initiatives in the water sector of two bellwether cities, Dhaka, Bangladesh and Kolkata, India, this talk explores the factors that promote or hinder successful climate action while identifying practical, less resource-intensive adaptation strategies suited to the context of urban South Asia. Lunch available at 11:30, seminar starts at noon. Seating is limited and advance registration is required by Friday, February 20.When12:00 pm to 1:30 pm on Wednesday, February 25, 2015Location67 Bay State Road



When: Feb 25, 2015 12 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12 )
Spring Welcome Week ~ Lighthouse Logo
When: Jan 26, 2015 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00 )
ACLS Certification
When: Feb 1, 2015 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00 )
ACLS Certification
When: Feb 1, 2015 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00 )
ACLS Certification
When: Feb 8, 2015 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sun, 08 Feb 2015 00 )
Sojourn Group Discussion and Bible Study
When: Mar 4, 2015 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00 )
Baby Story Time!

Rhymes, songs and books, followed by social time. Ages 0-17 months with a caregiver.
Location: Frances Perkins Branch



When: Feb 23, 2015 9 AM to Feb 23, 2015 10 AMin Worcester, Massachusetts (Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09 )
Study Abroad 101 Information Session
When: Feb 5, 2015 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Thu, 05 Feb 2015 00 )
PotsY- Travel Amygdala- Slumberjack- Blood Knife
Travel Amygdala Potsy Slumberjack Blood Knife

When: Feb 7, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 07 Feb 2015 20 )
Germanfest
Germanfest

Food and fun: 5:00-7:00Dresden Programs Info Session: 5:30-6:00When5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, January 28, 2015LocationBU Central



When: Jan 28, 2015 5 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17 )
Apocalyptic and Gratuitous Hatreds: A Medievalist looks at the revival of Jew Hatred in the 21st Century
Apocalyptic and Gratuitous Hatreds: A Medievalist looks at the revival of Jew Hatred in the 21st Century

As events of this last summer in Europe showed, not only can these hatreds suddenly go violent and spill easily over from Israel-hatred to Jew-hatred, but the larger culture does not show a robust resistance to their apparition. This talk will explore the apocalyptic dimensions of these surprisingly resilient, passionate hatreds, and suggest some ways we might disarm them before they consume us all again.

When7:00 pm on Thursday, April 16, 2015Building147 Bay State RoadRoomSecond Floor LibraryContact NameCaroline JonesPhone6173538096Contact Emailjudaics@bu.eduContact OrganizationThe Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic StudiesFeesFreeSpeakersRichard Landes



When: Apr 16, 2015 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19 )
COM Major Mixer: Sophomore Major Declaration
COM Major Mixer: Sophomore Major Declaration

Are you still undecided about which major to declare? You cannot go wrong with any of the 4 majors offered through COM! To help make that decision easier, come to the COM Major Mixer Series: Sophomore Declaration, on Wednesday, February 4th at 4 p.m. in the COM Student lounge. Meet with two faculty members from each of our majors: Film/TV, Journalism, Mass Comm/Advertising/PR, and our new major, Cinema and Media Studies. Ask questions and get more information to help you make the best decision for you! Sophomores, you must declare your major by February 4th!RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/com-major-mixer-series-sophomore-declaration-tickets-15420003646

When4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Wednesday, February 4, 2015LocationCOM Lounge



When: Feb 4, 2015 4 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 04 Feb 2015 16 )
Medical Halacha and Rabbinic Responsa in the Ghettos and Camps During the Holocaust
Medical Halacha and Rabbinic Responsa in the Ghettos and Camps During the Holocaust

Before the Holocaust, an estimated fifty percent of Eastern European Jewry strictly observed Halacha, the Jewish laws covering nearly every aspect of life. Historically, when rabbis have been faced with new questions of Jewish law, they have supplemented Halacha with legal opinions called “responsa” or “teshuvot” (answers). Drawing on research from the Project on Medicine and the Holocaust, Professor Grodin (SPH) will discuss the difficult questions faced by rabbis during the Holocaust (e.g., involving contraception, abortion, smothering a crying baby while in hiding, ransom, suicide, and post-mortem cesarean section). Composing their answers, rabbis took into account not only Jewish law but the psychological impact of their decisions on their communities.

When12:30 pm on Tuesday, February 24, 2015BuildingThe Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic StudiesRoomSecond Floor LibraryContact NameCaroline JonesPhone6173538096Contact Emailjudaics@bu.eduContact OrganizationThe Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic StudiesFeesFreeSpeakersMichael Grodin



When: Feb 24, 2015 12 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12 )
Women's Basketball Alumni Day
When: Feb 14, 2015 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 14 Feb 2015 00 )
Cultural Crisis and Textual Transitions: The Confucian and Jewish Cases
Cultural Crisis and Textual Transitions: The Confucian and Jewish Cases

At our first BUJS forum of 2015, Visiting Researcher Yair Lior (Religion) will trace cross-cultural patterns in the development of Kabbalah and Neo-Confucianism. Both movements radically altered the canons of established traditions but were nevertheless able to achieve legitimacy. Dr. Lior will compare these two case studies and consider a broader question: how do religious traditions adapt to cultural change? Lunch will be served from 12 pm.

When12:30 pm to 2:00 pm on Wednesday, January 28, 2015BuildingThe Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic StudiesRoomSecond Floor LibraryContact NameCaroline JonesPhone6173538096Contact Emailjudaics@bu.eduContact OrganizationThe Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic StudisFeesFreeSpeakersYair Lior



When: Jan 28, 2015 12 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12 )
Introduction to PCORI
Introduction to PCORI

Please join the Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Research at an informational workshop on the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Jean Slutsky, PA, MSPH, and Chief Engagement and Dissemination Officer at PCORI, will introduce the Institute and its mission and research and will discuss its proposal review and award processes.

When1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Thursday, January 29, 2015BuildingPhotonics, 8 St. Mary's StreetRoomColloquium RoomContact NameKat TokarzContact Emailktokarz@bu.eduContact OrganizationOffice of the Vice President and Associate Provost for ResearchFeesFreeSpeakersJean Slutsky, PCORI



When: Jan 29, 2015 1 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13 )
Pax East


When: Mar 8, 2015 8 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sun, 08 Mar 2015 08 )
The Art of Miscommunication
The Art of Miscommunication

The Art of Miscommunication is a lecture and art exhibit by Boston University Department of Journalism Professor Emeritus Dr. Lawrence Martin-Bittman. This lecture will discuss international reporting, propaganda and disinformation. The event will take place from 5-6 p.m., with a reception to follow from 6-7:30 p.m. When5:00 pm to 7:30 pm on Wednesday, April 22, 2015LocationCOM 101



When: Apr 22, 2015 5 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17 )
ECE Seminar: Palash Bharadwaj
ECE Seminar: Palash Bharadwaj

Palash Bharadwaj Photonics Laboratory at ETH Zurich"Antenna-coupled photons from single emitters and single electrons"Abstract:Optical antennas are devices that convert energy efficiently between propagating and localized radiation. This talk will briefly cover the history of optical antennas and will review our recent work in the field of antenna enhanced optical interactions within the context of nanoscale microscopy and spectroscopy. The similarities and differences between optical antennas and conventional radiowave antennas will be discussed, as well as how scanning near-field optical microscopy can borrow inspiration from STM to extend its domain of operation to include low-energy electrons as well. I will show that electrons in an STM or an integrated tunnel barrier can excite localized and propagating plasmons (SPPs) in optical antenna structures by inelastic tunneling, without the need of any external radiation. This opens up new opportunities for truly nanoscale ultrafast optoelectronic signal transduction.Speaker Bio:Palash did his Bachelors and Masters in Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in India. In 2003, he moved to the US for a PhD in Physics at the University of Rochester, where he worked in the group of Prof. Lukas Novotny on studying the enhancement of light-matter interaction by Optical Antennas. After a short postdoctoral stint in Rochester, he moved to Switzerland in 2012 to work as a Postdoc in the Photonics Laboratory at ETH Zurich. He is currently working on the optical characterization of novel 2-dimensional materials, and integrating these materials with optical antennas for nano-optoelectronic device applications. Faculty Host: Roberto PaiellaLight Refreshments will be served at 3:45 pm. When4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Monday, January 26, 2015Location8 Saint Mary's Street, Photonics Center PHO 339



When: Jan 26, 2015 4 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16 )
Study Retreat - Howard Thurman: The Growing Edge
Study Retreat - Howard Thurman: The Growing Edge

Study Retreats provide an opportunity to unite head and heart by putting study in the context of spiritual practice. Breakfast and lunch are provided. The day begins with breakfast and Morning Prayer, during which participants articulate what they intend to accomplish during the day. After a substantial period of study, participants gather for a Mid-Day Prayer followed by lunch and then another study period. The day ends with Evening Prayer, during which participants check in about what they accomplished, celebrating successes and encouraging one another to keep working toward unmet goals.Participation in Study Retreats is free of charge and available to any and all Boston University students. For more information or to register for retreats, visit the Marsh Chapel website under the "Life Together" tab.

When8:30 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, February 28, 2015LocationMarsh Chapel - 735 Commonwealth Avenue



When: Feb 28, 2015 8 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08 )

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