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Feb. 2, 2006 • Volume 14 Number 10

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Santa Clara president lectures today

The Church in the 21st Century Center and Office of Mission and Ministry will sponsor a lecture by Santa Clara University President Paul Locatelli, SJ, "Alone or Together: A Justice of Faith for a Globalizing World," at 4:30 p.m. today in Devlin 008.

A certified public accountant and professor of accounting, Fr. Locatelli became president of Santa Clara University in August 1988, after serving as rector at Loyola Marymount University for two years. He also held the positions of academic vice president and associate dean of business at Santa Clara.

His publications include "For One World With One Justice: Education for Globalization" in America magazine and "Globalizing the World: Linking Integration and Solidarity" in Explore.

For more information, call ext. 2-3827 or e-mail church21@bc.edu.

French Film Festival begins tonight

Pi Delta Phi, the Presidential Scholars Program and the Maison francaise of Boston College present a French Film Festival, beginning at 8 p.m. tonight in Fulton 511 with "Le fils (The son)."

Directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, the film tells the story of a vocational school carpentry teacher who recognizes his new pupil, just released from juvenile detention, as the murderer of his son.

Other films in the series will be: "La 10eme chambre - Instants d'audience (The 10th district court: moments of trial)," Feb. 6; "Il est plus facile pour un chameau (It's easier for a camel)," Feb. 12; "Le grand voyage (Grand voyage)," Feb. 15; and "Chaos," Feb. 19.

For times and locations, and information on the films, see www.bc.edu/bc_org/svp/st_org/pdp/filmfestival06.htm.

Globe writer to speak Feb. 8

Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe journalist Gareth Cook will present "Stem Cells and the 'Truth': Ethics, Fraud and the Politics of Science" on Feb. 8 at 4 p.m. in Higgins 300.

Cook was awarded the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism for "explaining, with clarity and humanity, the complex scientific and ethical dimensions of stem cell research." He joined the Globe in 1999 as New England editor and later that year became Sunday Metro editor before turning to reporting on science in 2000.

Cook's remarks will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience that will be moderated by Academic Vice President and Dean of Faculties Cutberto Garza, MD.

Feb. 12 concert to showcase African-American composers

On Feb. 12, the Music Department, Black Studies Program and Office of AHANA Student Programs will sponsor "I, Too, Sing America," a selection of art songs and spirituals by African-American composers, performed by mezzo-soprano Suzanne Ehly.

The concert, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 3 p.m. in Gasson 100.

Ehly, a member of the University of Massachusetts-Boston Music Department faculty, has a repertoire that spans from the medieval to the contemporary, has toured the eastern United States, Russia, Armenia and Brazil and performed and recorded with the acclaimed medieval ensemble Sequentia.

She will be accompanied on piano by BC part-time faculty member Hubert Walters, director of the Voices of Imani gospel choir, and Noriko Yosuda.

Information about campus music events is available at www.bc.edu/schools/cas/music/calendar/.

Screening, discussion of film on rescue of Bulgarian Jews

The World War II experiences of Bulgaria's Jewish community - the only European Jewish community to survive the Holocaust virtually intact - are retold in the documentary "The Optimists: the Story of the Rescue of the Bulgarian Jews from the Holocaust," which will be screened Feb. 16 in Robsham Theater.

A reception at 6 p.m. in the Heights Room of Corcoran Commons will precede the screening.

Writer/director Jacky Comforty, whose grandparents and extended family were deported but then spared from the death camps, will be on hand to discuss the film.

For more information, contact Kathleen Bailey at ext.2-4170 or baileyk@bc.edu.

Nominations due Feb. 13 for Romero Scholarship, Fr. Dinneen Award

The Archbishop Oscar A. Romero Scholarship Committee is seeking candidates for the 2006 Archbishop Oscar A. Romero Scholarship and the John A. Dinneen, SJ, Hispanic Alumni Community Service Award. Candidates' names must be submitted by Feb. 13.

The Romero Scholarship recognizes a Boston College junior who exemplifies the values and ideals reflected in the life of Archbishop Romero, who was assassinated in 1980 during the El Salvador civil war. Romero winners are honored for their community service and work on behalf of social justice.

The Fr. Dinneen Award, given to an outstanding alumnus, is named for the late Boston College chaplain who helped start many of the University's hallmark initiatives in diversity and service.

Both awards will be presented at the annual Romero Scholarship Dinner, which will be held March 25 at the Yawkey Athletic Center.

For more information, contact the Romero Committee co-chairs, Rossanna Contreras, ext.2-6323, or Marcela Norton, ext.2-21320, or e-mail bcromero@bc.edu. Additional details about the Archbishop Romero Committee can be found at www.bc.edu/romero.

Football schedule for 2006 announced

Home games versus Clemson, Brigham Young, Maine, Virginia Tech, Buffalo, Duke and Maryland highlight the 2006 Boston College football schedule, which was released late last month. Three Thursday night games - one at home versus Virginia Tech and two on the road - are featured in the 12-game schedule. Television appearances and game times will be announced at a later date.

After kicking off the 2006 season on Thursday, Aug. 31, with a road game against Ohio University, the Eagles will have their home and Atlantic Coast Conference opener Sept. 9 against Clemson, then host Brigham Young the following Saturday. Following a road game at North Carolina State, the Eagles will return home for the Sept. 30 Parents' Weekend game against Maine.

Virginia Tech comes to The Heights for an ESPN Thursday night prime-time game on Oct. 12. Nine days later, the Eagles play at Florida State, followed by a home game versus Buffalo.

November opens with the Eagles on the road at Wake Forest, followed by home games against conference opponents Duke and Maryland. The 2006 regular season concludes with another prime-time Thursday night game on Thanksgiving evening at Miami.

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