AHANA retention symposium planned

The Office of AHANA Student Programs will host a symposium, "Models of Success: Retention of AHANA Students from Elementary through College Years," on Oct. 21 and 22.

The symposium will be held in the Heights Room of the Lower Campus Dining Hall and will be open to Boston College faculty and elementary, middle and secondary school teachers throughout Greater Boston.

Additional details on the symposium will be published in the Sept. 30 issue of Chronicle . For more information, call AHANA Student Programs Director Donald Brown at ext. 2-3359.

Jesuit Institute to co-sponsor panel

The Jesuit Institute and the Catholic Common Ground Initiative will sponsor a panel discussion, "Christology and Religious Pluralism," on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 4 p.m. in McGuinn 121.

Monan Professor of Theology Lisa Sowle Cahill will moderate the discussion, which will feature Theology Department faculty members Prof. Francis Clooney, SJ, and Assoc. Prof. Fr. Robert Imbelli, and Weston Jesuit School of Theology faculty members Roger Haight, SJ, and Brian McDermott, SJ.

The Catholic Common Ground Initiative is a project launched by the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin of Chicago to foster dialogue and bridge partisan divides in the American Catholic Church. Cahill and Fr. Imbelli are members of the initiative's advisory committee.

Irish Studies presents lecture and concert

The Irish Studies Program will sponsor a lecture, "From Revival to Riverdance: A Century of Irish Music History at Home and Abroad," on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in Devlin 008, with Gearoid O'hAllmhurain, a musician, author and ethnomusicologist from the University of San Francisco.

O'hAllmhurain will discuss the cultural history of Irish traditional music makers from the 1890s on, focusing on such trends and events as the development of Irish music in America, and the worldwide popularity it has achieved in the 1990s.

Following the lecture, O'hAllmhurain - a respected concertina player - will perform a concert of Irish music with fiddler Patrick Ourceau. Admission to the event is $10, free for BC students with ID.

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