Nominations may be submittted to Faculty Elections Committee Chairman Prof. Demetrius Iatridis (GSSW) at ext. 2-4041 until Oct. 31.
The St. Thomas More Society will present a symposium, "Outing Shakespeare," at 7 p.m. today in Devlin 008. Nationally syndicated columnist and author Joseph Sobran will present his argument that Shakespeare's works were actually written by Edward DeVere, Earl of Oxford, whose involvement in a homosexual scandal necessitated his use of an alias.
Rattigan Professor of English John Mahoney will moderate a discussion of Sobran's views, featuring Prof. E. Dennis Taylor (English), St. John's University English Professor Thomas Howard and University of Massachusetts English Professor John Tobin.
Carlos Steel, a professor at the Catholic University of Louvain, will make two campus appearances on Thursday, Nov. 6. At 3 p.m., he will lead a seminar titled "Evil Without a Cause" in the Haley House Conference Room. At 6 p.m., he will give a lecture in Gasson 305 titled "Proclus on the Existence of Evil," sponsored by the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy.
For more information, contact Philosophy Department associate professors John Cleary at ext. 2-3869, or Gary Gurtler, SJ, at ext.2-3845.
Members of the Boston College community are encouraged to share their Thanksgiving Day with an international student, through the seventh annual Thanksgiving Day Host Program sponsored by the Intercultural Office.
Those interested in hosting a student (no overnight stay is involved) should file an application with the Intercultural Office by Monday, Nov. 10. To obtain a form, or for more information, contact the Intercultural Office in McElroy 114, or at ext.2-8005.
Lyons 201 will be officially dedicated as the Heinz Bluhm Memorial Library on Nov. 8 at 11:30 a.m., honoring the late professor emeritus and founding chair of the University's Germanic Studies Department. Bluhm, who died in 1993, was an internationally renowned scholar and left his large book collection to the University.
The Theology Department will sponsor the lecture "Islam: A Challenge to Christian Theology," with Yale University Professor of Islamic Studies Gerhard Bowering, SJ, on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 4:30 p.m. The event, which is open to the public, will be held in the McElroy Conference Room.
St. Ignatius Church will hold its second annual auction to benefit the restoration of its pipe organ on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the church basement. The event will feature live music and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 332-1104.
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