Nov. 17, 2005 • Volume 14 Number 6


Legal History Roundtable today

The Law School will host a Legal History Roundtable this afternoon in room 414 at 4:30 p.m., when Brandeis University Associate Professor of History Michael Willrich will present "The Least Vaccinated of any Civilized Country: The Politics of Public Health in the Progressive Era."

Willrich teaches and studies the history of American law and society, with a special interest in the era of high industrialization, urbanization, and immigration between the Civil War and the Great Depression. He is currently working on a history of ordinary Americans who used the law to challenge the growth of the modern administrative and welfare state during the twentieth century.

For more information, e-mail

Annual Ministry Renewal Day tomorrow

The Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry presents its Annual Ministry Renewal Day tomorrow, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Gasson 100.

This year's topic is "The Work of Every Minister: Total Community Catechesis," with featured speakers IREPM Director Prof. Thomas Groome (Theology) and Assoc. Prof. Jane Regan.

For more information, call ext.2-8057 or e-mail

Orchestra, Flute Choir, Gaelic music concerts are upcoming

Two University music ensembles will perform on campus this weekend. On Saturday, Nov. 19, the Boston College Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of John Finney, will present its fall concert at 8 p.m. in Gasson 100.

Gasson 100 also will be the location for the Nov. 20 performance by the Boston College Flute Choir, directed by Judy Grant, at 3 p.m.

On Nov. 28, the "Music in the Afternoon" series will present a concert of traditional Irish "sean-nos" music by local singer Mairin Ui Cheide. Sean-nos, or "old style," singing is an ancient form of unaccompanied Irish Gaelic vocal music noted for its expressiveness and ornamentation.

The concert will take place at 4:15 p.m. in Gasson 100.

For information on these events, call ext.2-6004.

"Breaking the Barriers" is Dec. 1

The Undergraduate Government of Boston College will sponsor the annual "Breaking the Barriers" Ball on Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. in Gasson 100.

This popular holiday tradition brings together faculty, administrators, staff and students for an evening of music, dance, food and socializing. Entertainment is provided by several University musical ensembles.
For tickets and information, call ext.2-3480 or

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