Summertime Is Hardly a Quiet Time at the University

Summertime Is Hardly a Quiet Time at the University

The 2002-03 academic year is history, but Boston College will be a venue for several special events during the summer.

One of the photographs in the "Ancient Microworlds" exhibition showing at the McMullen Museum of Art this summer.
During the weekend of May 30-31, the Alumni Association will host Reunion 2003 for the classes of 1933, 1938, 1943, 1948, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998 and Newton College classes of 1958, 1963, 1968 and 1973.

Highlights will include an address by University President William Leahy, SJ, dances, receptions, cocktail parties and other events. For more information call ext.2-4700 or see

On June 7, a workshop on clinical intervention titled "What's Different About Sexual Abuse by Clergy?" will be held as part of the BC Church in the 21st Century program. Featuring Walter Bera, co-author of Male Sexual Abuse, and other presenters, the event, organized by the Graduate School of Social Work Continuing Education Department, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at a location to be announced later. Call ext.2-4038 for more information, or see

The McMullen Museum of Art will present three exhibitions this summer: "Abyssinia, 1867-1868: Artists on Campaign - Watercolors and Drawings from The British Expedition under Sir Robert Napier;" "Ancient Microworlds" and "Common Ground: Photographers on the Street" All three will be on display from June 11 through Sept. 7.

"Abyssinia, 1867-1868" features drawings and watercolors by Robert Baigrie, Adam George Forbes Hogg and William Simpson who traveled to Abyssinia (now Ethiopia) with the expedition of Robert Napier in 1868. An illustrated catalogue, with essays by Prof. David Northrup (History) and Richard Pankhurst of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies in Addis Ababa, accompanies the exhibition.

The 20 photographs in "Ancient Microworlds" magnify forms, textures and colors of fossils ordinarily invisible to the naked eye. Physician and archaeologist Giraud Foster and biomedical/scientific photographer Norman Barker collaborated for 12 years, merging art and science into an innovative, high-magnification photographic technique, to produce boldly colored images.

"Ancient Microworlds" was organized by the McMullen Museum and the Geology and Geophysics Department. The photographs are a recent gift to the Museum from Giraud Foster and Norman Barker; the fossils are from the collection of the Geology Department.

"Common Ground: Photographers on the Street" comprises 22 photographs that inventively examine and record commonplace events, people and objects. The beginning of the exhibition captures the streets of New York City, from the 1960s and 1970s, in black and white photography by Garry Winogrand, Joel Meyerowitz and Lee Friedlander. The second section is devoted to contemporary street photographers, a group less often examined in the museum setting.

Curated by McMullen Museum exhibition coordinator Naomi Blumberg, this exhibition was organized by the McMullen Museum of Art with loans from the Tufts University Gallery and eight contemporary photographers: Roswell Angier, Alice Attie, Melanie Einzig, Travis Huggett, Constantine Manos, Sylvia Plachy, Gus Powell and Alex Webb.

More details on the McMullen Museum summer exhibition are available at

Known as one of the world's most prestigious and popular summer schools and festivals devoted to Celtic traditional music, dance, and culture, Gaelic Roots returns to campus June 15-21.

Under the guidance of Irish Studies Music Programs Director Séamus Connolly, Gaelic Roots annually invites top national and international talent to teach the traditional arts of singing, instrumental playing, and dancing.

Registration for Gaelic Roots is closed and tickets for public performances are sold out, but there will be many informal music sessions on and off campus during the week. For more information see

The ethical and social challenges triggered by the rapid diffusion of digital technology and the rise of the Internet will be the subject of discussion at the sixth annual Ethics and Technology Conference on June 27-28.

Sponsored by the Law School, Carroll School of Management, Loyola University, Holy Cross College and St. Louis University, and chaired by Prof. Richard Spinello (CSOM), the conference will focus on such topics as the ethical dimensions of digital music, the future of copyright, digital rights management, open source code and Web site interconnectivity.

For more information, see the conference Web site at

On June 28, Sandra Schneiders, IHM, will give the Evelyn Underhill Lecture In Christian Spirituality at 10 a.m. in Robsham Theater. Sister Schneiders, professor of New Testament and Spirituality at the Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, Calif., will discuss "Resurrection in the Gospel of John: Theology and Spirituality."

The lecture, sponsored by the Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry, is free and open to the public. To register, contact Maureen Lamb at ext.2-8057.


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