Small Planet authors to appear April 12

The Sociology Department will host an appearance by Frances Moore Lappe and her daughter Anna Lappe, authors of the new book Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet, on April 12 at 2 p.m. in the McGuinn 5th Floor Lounge.

Frances Lappe wrote the 1972 groundbreaking bestseller, Diet for a Small Planet, which was noted for extolling a vegetarian diet and challenging perceptions about nutrition and global hunger. For Hope's Edge, the mother and daughter co-authors traveled to five continents to document their observations about food, food policy and land use.

The authors will speak and sign copies of their new book at the event, which is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Sociology Department at ext.2-4130.

Lacrosse reunion event is April 20

Boston College men's lacrosse alumni will hold a special reunion game on Saturday, April 20, at 4 p.m., prior to the men's varsity match against Green Mountain College in Alumni Stadium.

The game is part of a "Thirty Years of Tradition" celebration of men's lacrosse at BC, which will include an 8 p.m. reception in the Newton Marriott Hotel.

For game information, contact Pat Corcoran at or (203)386-7469. For details on the reception, contact Carol Casamassima at (516)365-9058.

April 20 race to benefit cancer fund

The Boston College Law School will hold its Seventh Annual Race Ipsa Loquitur 5K charity road race on Saturday, April 20, at 10:30 a.m., with proceeds going to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Jimmy Fund. Approximately 100 students, faculty and administrators will participate in the race, which begins and ends on Newton Campus.

Race proceeds also will benefit the Dean Brian P. Lutch Memorial Scholarship Fund, which was established in memory of the former associate Law School dean who died in 1995 of complications from a bone marrow transplant. The fund assists BC Law students who have financial need due to debilitating illness.

Buddhist meditation pioneer to speak

Joseph Goldstein, one of the leading Buddhist meditation teachers in the United States, will present "Commonality within Diverse Buddhist Traditions" on Tuesday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Higgins 300.

A co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Mass., Goldstein is regarded as a key figure in the introduction of Buddhist meditation to Western culture during the past 20 years. During his appearance, he will discuss his new book, One Dharma, and answer questions from the audience.

For more information, contact the Theology Department at ext.2-3880.

Hosts are sought for Commencement

Members of Boston College's administrative and support staff are invited to serve as University hosts at the May 20 Commencement Exercises.
University hosts distribute programs, welcome guests, answer questions and provide directions. A fact booklet will be made available for volunteers, who may also attend an optional training meeting. A gourmet lunch will be provided for University hosts following Commencement.

Those interested should e-mail Student Services Director Louise Lonabocker (, indicating any assignment preference (Alumni Stadium, Conte Forum or the Recreation Complex).


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