Bradley Lecture is tomorrow

Alfredo Farrarin, an assistant professor of philosophy at Boston University whose scholarly interests include Kant, phenomenology and German idealism, will present "The World of the Imagination: Distance, Simultaneity, Possibility" tomorrow, Nov. 15, at 4 p.m. in the McGuinn Auditorium.

Farrarin, whose appearance is sponsored by the Bradley Lecture Series, has written in English, Italian and German on Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Hegel, Husserl, Heidegger, and analytic philosophy of mind, publishing his works in such journals as The Review of Metaphysics, Verifiche, The Journal of the History of Philosophy and The Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal.

The respondent will be Prof. Stephen Brown (Theology), and a general discussion will follow in the McElroy Faculty Dining Room. Call ext.2-4160 for more information.

Superior Court justice to speak

Suffolk Superior Court Judge Thomas E. Connolly, whose recent casework has encompassed issues such as same-sex marriage and the Catholic church sexual abuse controversy, will discuss his experiences in the legal profession on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. in Fulton 511.

Connolly was the judge in a negligence case brought earlier this year against a priest who was the supervisor of convicted pedophile and former church youth worker Christopher Reardon. In May, he ruled against granting marriage licenses to seven gay couples, saying the legality of same-sex marriage should be decided by the Legislature, not the courts.

Connolly's talk is sponsored by the Bellarmine Law Academy.

HHS official speaks on research ethics

Lawrence J. Rhoades, director of the Division of Education and Integrity in the United States Department of Health and Human Service's Office of Research Integrity, will lecture on "The Responsible Conduct of Research" on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 3 to 4:15 p.m. in Higgins 300.

Book honoring Mahoney available

A book of essays honoring retired Rattigan Professor of English John Mahoney is now available in the Boston College Bookstore.

The Fountain Light: Studies in Romanticism and Religion, edited by McIntyre Professor of English Rev. J. Robert Barth, SJ, and featuring essays by Mahoney's colleagues and former students, was presented to Mahoney at a reception last spring. Mahoney retired from full-time teaching after 47 years at the end of the last academic year.

Chronicle schedule

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, Boston College Chronicle will publish its next issue a day earlier than usual, on Wednesday, Nov. 27. All copy for this issue must be submitted no later than Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Boston College offices will be closed on Nov. 28 and 29.


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