May 27, 2005 • Volume 13 Number 18


Law Commencement moved to Conte Forum

This afternoon's Law School Commencement Exercises have been moved from Newton Campus to Conte Forum due to weather conditions. US Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) will be the featured speaker at the ceremony, which will begin at 2 p.m.

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Electrical shutdown planned for Saturday

Facilities Services has announced a scheduled electrical shutdown on Main Campus to take place tomorrow, May 28, from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. The date, which falls on Memorial Day Weekend, has been chosen to minimize any inconvenience to students who have not yet moved off campus, and to those faculty and staff members who are not off for the holiday.

Workers will perform high voltage maintenance during the shutdown, which will affect all Main Campus buildings except 66 Commonwealth Ave., Southwell Hall, Waul House, Bea House, Botolph House, Canisius House, Connolly House, Daly House, Haley House, Manresa House, Murray House, 14 Mayflower Rd., 24 Quincy Rd., 25 Lawrence Ave., 30 Quincy Rd., 31 Lawrence Ave., 55 Lee Rd., 142 Beacon St., 194 Beacon St., Greycliff Residence Hall, the entire Upper Campus and all College Road house properties.

All other buildings and residence halls will only have emergency back-up power from the generators for egress lighting and for life safety equipment.

For further information, contact Electrical Foreman Joe Ducie at ext.2-3025.

GSSW June events focus on workplace violence, clergy sexual abuse issues

The Graduate School of Social Work will sponsor a seminar on June 14 in honor of Linda Silva, a Massachusetts social worker who was stalked and murdered by a client in 1996. The seminar, in addition to examining the details of the Silva case, will discuss workplace violence in social services and the professional and ethical issues confronting practitioners, as well as preventive strategies. Presenters will include law enforcement officials, social service representatives and workplace violence and legal specialists.

The seminar will take place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in Higgins 310. For more information, or to register for the event, call (508)746-0660.

GSSW also will host the June 21 conference "Expanding Our Knowledge of the Mental Health Consequences from Clergy Sexual Abuse," which had been rescheduled from earlier this year. The event will take place in Higgins Hall from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

A collaboration between GSSW and the Archdiocese of Boston Office of Pastoral Support and Outreach, the conference will include panel discussions with sexual abuse survivors and psychotherapists and workshops on case management strategies for sexual abuse survivors, the integration of spiritual direction and mental health care, and other topics.

For more information, contact Vincent Lynch at ext.2-4038 or

Last issue of Chronicle today

Today's issue of the Boston College Chronicle is the final one for the 2004-05 academic year. Chronicle will resume its biweekly publication in early September. For information and updates on Boston College during the summer, visit the BCInfo Web page at

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