March 17, 2005 • Volume 13 Number 13


Maya Angelou to speak Saturday

Renowned poet and author Maya Angelou will present a talk on issues of ethics, race and human expression this Saturday, March 19, from 5-7 p.m. in the Flynn Recreation Complex.

Angelou is known for her autobiographical series of books, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, The Heart of a Woman and, most recently, Hallelujah! The Welcome Table: A Lifetime of Memories with Recipes. She also is noted for such poems as "And Still I Rise" and "Now Sheba Sings the Song," and has written for and acted on stage, screen and television. Angelouís appearance is sponsored by UGBC, the Office of the Academic Vice President and the Golden Key Honor Society. The event is free, but tickets must be obtained at the McElroy Ticket Booth. For more information, call ext.5-6892 or e-mail

Holy Week event will explore meaning of the Crucifixion

Four Catholic Boston College professors will share reflections on the meaning of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ at a panel discussion, ìChristís Passion: Whatís at Stake for Christians and Jews? Personal Meditations for Holy Week,î on March 22 at 4 p.m. in the McGuinn Fifth Floor Lounge. The event, sponsored by the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College, is free and open to the public.

The panelists are: Philip A. Cunningham, executive director of the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning; part-time faculty member Rev. Raymond Helmick, SJ (Theology), an expert in conflict mediation; documentary filmmaker Prof. John J. Michalczyk (Fine Arts), whose works include ìThe Cross and the Star: Jews, Christians and the Holocaustî; and Prof. Louis Roy, OP (Theology), a specialist in Thomas Aquinas, Bernard Lonergan, mystical and intellectual approaches to God and interreligious dialogue.

The four panelists are contributors to the recently published collection of essays Pondering the Passion: Whatís at Stake for Christian and Jews?, which examines how the story of the death of Jesus has been portrayed over the centuries and considers the meaning of the Passion for both Jews and Christians.

For more information, call ext.2-4495 or visit the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning Web site.

Colloquium Series continues tomorrow Steven Lydenberg, chief information officer of Domini Social Investments LLC and author of Corporations and the Public Interest: Guiding the Invisible Hand, will discuss socially responsible investing (SRI) and corporate social responsibility (CRS) tomorrow, March 18, at 1:30 p.m. in Fulton 150.

Lydenberg will speak on the increased public interest in SRI and CRS, and whether it has become integral to the financial market or is merely a passing fad.

The appearance by Lydenberg, who is co-founder of Boston-based KLD Research and Analytics, is part of the Colloquium Series sponsored by the Boston College Center for Responsible Leadership. For more information, call ext.2-2044 or e-mail

Telecommunications expert Sterling to lecture

George Washington University Professor Christopher Sterling will present an overview of current trends and future prospects for the telecommunications industry on March 22 at 6:30 p.m. in McGuinn 121.

Sterling, who has twice served as director of GWU's graduate telecommunications program, has authored or edited nearly 20 books, includingEncyclopedia of Radio, Stay Tuned: A History of American Broadcasting and History of Telecommunications Technology: An Annotated Bibliography.

The event is sponsored by the Communication Department. For more information, call ext.2-4280.

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