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Final days for McMullen exhibition
The three exhibitions being shown at the McMullen Museum of Art will end this Sunday, 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.

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.

"Common Ground: Photographers on the Street" comprises 22 photographs that inventively examine and record commonplace events, people and objects.

For more information, visit the McMullen Museum Web site, at

Reception for "Long Road to Justice"

The Boston College Law School will host a special reception and program on Wednesday, Sept. 17, in tribute to "Long Road to Justice: The African American Experience in the Massachusetts Courts," a traveling multimedia exhibition that depicts how the Massachusetts courts shaped - and were shaped by - the African American experience from the colonial period to the present.

At the event, which will be held at 4 p.m. in the Law School's East Wing 120, BC administrators and Law School alumni will discuss the historical elements of the exhibition and its relationship to BC Law.

"Long Road to Justice" will be on display in the Law Library until Oct. 10.

Affiliates Program seeks candidates

The University Affiliates Program, which helps prepare AHANA employees for potential leadership positions at Boston College, is accepting applications for 2003-04. The deadline is Friday, Oct. 10, and the program's opening orientation will be Oct. 30.

Affiliates participate in one-day seminars, consultative and mentoring sessions with senior administrators and other learning opportunities. These are designed to deepen participants' knowledge of the University and strengthen their viability for promotion.

For more information, contact Sidney Holloway at ext.2-8730 or via e-mail at

Neighborhood Center welcomes volunteers

The Boston College Neighborhood Center encourages members of the University community to volunteer for two hours a week or a few hours a month in the center's array of programs. These include the Food for Families Project, English as a Second Language and Read Boston.

Those persons interested in volunteering can call ext.2-0445 or visit the center at 425 Washington Street in Brighton. The center's Web site is

Graduate Arts and Sciences

Kudos for Smyer, Wicks

BC's efforts in the field of gerontology continue to earn plaudits.

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael Smyer, the associate vice president for research at BC, has been selected to receive The M. Powell Lawton Award for Distinguished Contribution in Applied Gerontology, funded by the Retirement Research Foundation. Smyer's research has focused on the design, implementation, and evaluation of health-related interventions for older adults and their families.

"I am honored to be recognized by my colleagues and friends for an award in memory of Powell Lawton, a psychologist whose contributions to applied gerontology reflect his Quaker faith in action," said Smyer.

In addition, Asst. Prof. Stephen Wicks (Biology) received The Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar Award in Aging. This distinguished fellowship is given to promising new scientists who have the potential to become prominent leaders of biomedical science with relevance to gerontology.

Law School

Conventional wisdom

The list of participants included a Supreme Court justice, a First Lady-turned-US senator, a former US attorney general, numerous political insiders and media commentators - and one fortunate BC Law School professor.

Assoc. Prof. H. Kent Greenfield was an invitee to the first-ever convention of the American Constitution Society, a national organization of law students, law professors, practicing lawyers, and others seeking to revitalize and transform the legal debate. The event was held in Washington, DC, from Aug. 1-3.

Greenfield moderated a discussion on President Bush's economic and regulatory policies with such panelists as Paul Begala, former Clinton White House official now featured on CNN's "Crossfire," ex-Federal Communications Commission Chairman William Kennard, Georgetown Law Professor Daniel Tarullo and Sally Katzen, President Clinton's chief regulatory analyst.

Other speakers at the convention included Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, and former Attorney General Janet Reno.

"It was an honor for me to appear with so many terrific scholars and public servants and to talk about some of the most pressing issues of our day," said Greenfield. "I was also pleased that the BC Law students who attended were able to get excited about the real possibility of progressive legal change in America."

Greenfield, a nationally recognized theorist on corporate law and administrative law, is the faculty advisor of ACS's BC Law chapter, one of the oldest and most established chapters in the country.


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