Urban schools will be topic of Boisi Lecture on March 11

Lisa Delpit, the Benjamin E. Mays Professor of Urban and Educational Leadership at Georgia State University, will deliver the fifth annual Boisi Lecture in Education and Public Policy on Tuesday, March 11 at 4 p.m. in McGuinn 121.

Delpit's topic will be "Excellent Schools for Poor Urban Children: We Can Do It."

A reception will follow. The event is open to the public.

Women's Studies offers student research grants

The Women's Studies Committee is accepting proposals from undergraduate and graduate women's studies students for research expense grants.

The committee will award three undergraduate and three graduate awards for the academic year of up to $500 each. The grants may be used for travel, computer resources, books or software, the cost of child care to free time for research, and conference costs.

All applications must be supported by a faculty member and must be submitted by April 15.

For more information, contact the Women's Studies office at ext. 2-8528.

Student Leadership nominations sought

The Office of the Dean for Student Development is seeking nominations for its annual Student Leadership Awards.

The awards are presented to students and faculty advisors in eight categories, recognizing their contributions to the co-curricular life of the University, their growth in leadership roles and their creative involvement in student life.

Nomination forms are available from ODSD in McElroy 141 and 233. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 21.

Campus School looks for marathoners to raise funds

The Campus School is looking for individuals participating in this year's Boston Marathon who are willing to sign up sponsors to raise funds for the school.

Through a variety of innovative programs, the Campus School serves severely disabled young people whose needs cannot be met in their local schools.

Anyone interested in signing up sponsors should call Chris at ext. 5-4808.

Jesuits to discuss document on women at Feb. 16 event

The New England Province of the Society of Jesus will sponsor a dialogue, "Ways Forward," focusing on the document "Jesuits and the Situation of Women in Church and Civil Society," on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. at the Jesuit Urban Center in Boston.

The document emerged from he 34th Jesuit General Congregation in 1995 and its principal author, Gerard O'Hanlon, SJ, will be on hand to discuss it. Also attending will be feminist theologian Rosemary Radford Reuther.

The Jesuit Urban Center is located at 775 Harrison Ave.

"Jesus Christ Superstar" at St. Ignatius Church

The talents of Boston College's musical and theater groups will combine this month for a production of "Jesus Christ Superstar in Concert." The cast includes members from a cappella groups, the Chorale, BC bOp! and theater groups.

The performance, sponsored by the Musical Guild of Boston College, will be held in St. Ignatius Church Feb. 20-22. All performances begin at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $5 at the McElroy Ticket Booth or at the door. Call 656-2986 to reserve tickets.

Great Famine to be subject of Feb. 27 lecture in Gasson

Renowned Irish economic historian Cormac O'Grada will speak on the "The Great Famine in Popular Memory" on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Gasson 100.

O'Grada, a professor of economic history at University College, Dublin, and a prolific writer who has focused on the economic development of 19th-century Ireland, will address the Great Famine as a theme in subsequent Irish folklore. He has authored such books as Ireland Before and After the Famine , The Potato and the Great Irish Famine and Visitation of God .

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is one in a series sponsored by the Irish Studies Program marking the 150th anniversary of the Great Famine.

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