Summertime On the Heights: A Campus Calendar

Summertime On the Heights: A Campus Calendar

The 2001-02 academic year is history, and the Boston College campus is noticeably quieter. But the University will be a venue for several special events during the summer:

-Through Sept. 15, the McMullen Museum of Art will host the exhibition "In a Perfect World: Bermuda in the Context of American Landscape Painting," which shows how 19th and 20th-century American painters such as Winslow Homer, Georgia O'Keeffe, John LaFarge and Marsden Hartley turned to idealized landscapes, both in their own land and in the remote idyllic island environment of Bermuda, to find comfort during troubled times.

During this exhibition, which began May 16, McMullen Museum hours are as follows: May through August, Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday from noon-5 p.m.; September, Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. Extended hours will be available May 31-June 2.

For more information, visit the McMullen World Wide Web site.

The McMullen Museum of Art will host "In a Perfect World: Bermuda in the Context of American Landscape Painting" through the end of summer.

-Next weekend, May 31-June 2, Boston College Reunion 2002 will continue, as alumni from the classes of 1962, 1967, 1972, 1982, 1987, 1992 and 1997, as well as Newton College classes of 1957, 1962, 1967 and 1972, return to campus for a series of meetings and social events.

Among the events will be an alumni concert on May 31 by Livingston Taylor in Robsham Theater, a lecture titled "War Crimes - The US Response" on June 1 by Pierre-Richard Prosper '85, US State Department ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues, followed by a luncheon on the Campus Green with University President William P. Leahy, SJ, and an Alumni Memorial Mass in St. Mary's Rose Garden.

More details on Reunion 2002 are available at

-From June 5-9, BC will be the site for a follow-up conference to the acclaimed 1997 event "The Jesuits: Cultures, Sciences and the Arts, 1540-1773."

The goal of the conference, according to the organizers, is once again to deepen understanding of Jesuit culture and its interaction with Europe and the overseas missions. Scholars will be encouraged to reflect on and discuss Jesuit collective identity and the possibility of a characteristic or distinguishing "Jesuit style" or "way of proceeding."
A description of the conference can be viewed at

-Some of the finest performers of traditional Irish, Scottish and Appalachian music and dance will again travel to BC for the annual Gaelic Roots Music, Song and Dance Summer School from June 16-22.

In addition to appearing in concerts during the week, the performers will lead workshops for instrumentalists, vocalists and dancers of all ages and abilities.

All Gaelic Roots workshops and events are sold out, but there will be booths selling albums, books and other items related to Gaelic music and culture in Gasson Hall during the week. In addition, many informal music sessions will take place around campus.

The Gaelic Roots Web site is

-During June 19-21, BC will host the 2002 Jesuit Advancement Administrators Eastern Conference, "Walk the Talk: It's All About the Mission."

The conference, which is co-chaired by Alumni Association Executive Director Grace Cotter Regan '82, will be attended by representatives from Jesuit institutions such as Canisius and Le Moyne colleges, Fairfield, Fordham, Georgetown, John Carroll and Saint Joseph's universities, the universities of Detroit Mercy and Scranton, Weston School of Theology and the College of the Holy Cross.

For more on this event, see


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