During the fair, which is free and open to all BC community members, participants will be offered health evaluations for blood pressure, weight, hemoglobin, vision and hearing, cholesterol, skin sun damage, body fat and depression. Information about topics such as eating disorders , massage therapy , emergency training and sports injuries, as well as material on health-related organizations will be available.
The Health Fair is sponsored by the Graduate Nurses Association and University Health Services. For information, contact the GNA office at ext.2-4928.
Service award nominees sought
The Office of State and Community Affairs is seeking nominees for the 2000 Boston College Community Service Award, presented annually to an employee whose actions exemplify the Jesuit spirit of community service and involvement.
Anyone may nominate a faculty or staff member active in clean-up projects, youth and elder-care programs, health and educational institutions, and other volunteer efforts. Nomination forms must be returned by Friday, April 14.
For further information, call ext.2-4787.
Sociology conference on March 24 and 25
The Sociology Department will host the 24th annual conference of the Political Economy of the World-System Section of the American Sociological Association March 24 and 25 in the Heights Room of the Lower Campus Dining Hall.
Conference participants will discuss long-term trends that have been crucial in changing some of the dynamics of the capitalist world system in the 20th century, and the implications these will have for the next century. Among the areas to be examined will be the demise of colonialism, gender inequality and knowledge production's relationship to geocultural location.
For more information, contact Ramon Grosfoguel at ext.2-4142.
Irish Studies co-hosts Irish film festival
The Irish Studies Program and Harvard University Film Archive will sponsor the second annual Boston Irish Film Festival on March 24-26 and March 31-April 2.
The first weekend's screenings will take place in Fulton 511, while those films scheduled for the second weekend will be shown at the Harvard Film Archive.
This year's festival will begin at 7:30 p.m. on March 24 with "The Vertical Man," a docudrama of noted Irish composer and musician Sean O'Riada. A reception featuring traditional music arranged by Irish Studies Music Director Seamus Connolly will follow at 9:30 p.m. in Gasson 100.
Other films slated for the first weekend include "The Gamble," a documentary on a family who raises racing greyhounds, "O'Hara's Holiday," "Yeats Country" and "Luke," a biography of Irish musician Luke Kelly.
For more information, contact Irish Studies at ext.2-3938 or browse the on-line Irish Studies calendar.
Center looking for literacy volunteers
The Boston College Neighborhood Center invites members of the University community to serve as language or computer literacy volunteers in Allston-Brighton.
An open house for the literacy program will be held on Saturday, March 25, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Boston Public Library's Faneuil Branch in Brighton. For more information, contact Neighborhood Center Director Maria DiChiappari at ext.2-0445.
Applicants wanted for International Assistant Program
The Intercultural Office is seeking undergraduates to participate in the International Assistant Program. The IAP helps ease the transition process for incoming international students by pairing them with BC undergraduates, who serve as mentors and friends during the academic year.
International assistants must go through a competitive application process, followed by a series of training workshops in the spring and summer prior to orientation.
Applications for the 2000-2001 academic year must be submitted by March 27. For more information, call the Intercultural Office at ext.2-8005.
Faculty committee members named
Associate Academic Vice President Robert Newton has announced results of the recent faculty committee elections.
Elected to the Faculty Review Committee were: Daniel Chambers (chairman), Jane Ashley, Charles Baron, Lisa Barrett, Mary Duffy, John Heineman, Peter Kugel, Donald Plocke, SJ and Sister Callista Roy.
Faculty Grievance Committee members are: Demetrius Iatridis and William Keane (chairmen), Robert Berry, Paul Davidovits and Rachel Spector. Serving as alternates are William Brunken, Phyllis Goldfarb and Ronald Nuttal.
The Faculty Hearing Committee consists of: Patrick Byrne (chairman), John Dacey, Paul Davidovits, Ronna Krozy, John Lewis, Richard Mackey, Pheme Perkins, Zygmunt Plater, Vanessa Rumble, Rein Uritam and Thomas Wangler. Alternates are: Oliva Blanchette, Robert Bloom, Robert Castagnola, Alan Lawson, Marilyn Matelski, Jean Mooney, Kevin O'Neill, Ronald Pawliczek, Judith-Shindul Rothschild, Eileen Sweeney and Andrew Von Hendy.
Theresa Hammond and Pamela Smith were elected to the University Budget Committee.
"Gaelic Roots" tickets are sold out
This year's Boston College "Gaelic Roots" music, song and dance summer school and festival is sold out. While there are no available spaces for the instructional workshops or evening concerts, music sessions held during the week are free to the public . For more information on the festival, which takes place June 18-24, call ext.2-0490 or browse the Gaelic Roots World Wide Web site.
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