BC to close early for Thanksgiving

Boston College administrative offices will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The University will be closed on Nov. 22 and 23 for Thanksgiving, and reopen on Monday, Nov. 26.

McMullen Museum offers docent tours

The McMullen Museum of Art offers docent gallery tours every Friday at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call the museum at ext.2-8587.

Ancient philosophy colloquium Nov. 29

The Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy will present "Aristotle on Moral Considerability," a lecture by Marquette University Professor of Philosophy Susanne Foster, on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Gasson 305. Lorraine Smith Pangle, a professor of political science at the University of Toronto, will serve as commentator.

Beginning at 3 p.m. that same day, Foster will lead a seminar on "The Possibility of an Environmental Ethic" in the Walsh Hall Function Room. Foster also will visit an undergraduate class and be available for consultation with students and faculty members.

These events are supported by the Office of the Academic Vice-President. For additional information, contact either John Cleary at ext. 2-3869 or, or Gary Gurtler, SJ, at ext.2-3845 or

Sociology to present two authors

The Sociology Department will sponsor appearances this month by two prominent authors, one of them faculty member Prof. David Karp.

On Monday, Nov. 19, Karp will discuss his most recent book, The Burden of Sympathy: How Families Cope with Mental Illness, at 2 p.m. in the McGuinn Hall Third Floor Lounge. Following his remarks on the book, based on in-depth interviews conducted with people caring for a loved one with depression, schizophrenia or manic depression, Karp will participate in an informal roundtable discussion with colleagues from his department.

On Nov. 28, renowned poet and writer Susan Griffin will present, and sign copies of, her new book, The Book of the Courtesans: A Catalogue of Their Virtues, from 1-3 p.m. in Gasson 305.

Griffin is the author of 17 books, including the highly acclaimed A Chorus of Stones: The Private Life of War and Woman and Nature: The Roaring Inside Her. Her appearance is co-sponsored with the Women's Studies Program. For further information, call ext.2-4130.

Performers sought for BC Arts Festival

The Boston College Arts Festival Committee is now accepting registration from individuals and groups interested in participating in the University's annual Arts Festival, to be held April 25-27.

Faculty, employees and students who would like to perform or exhibit their artistic skills should contact Project Director Cathi Ianno Fournier by Nov. 30. This year, the festival committee hopes to put together a music showcase for individual students who would like to share their talents. An audition may be required. Contact the Arts Festival office for more information at or ext.2-4935.


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