New Burns Library exhibits on Jamaican history, Haitian art

The Burns Library recently opened "The African-Caribbean Connection," an exhibition focusing on Jamaican Maroon history, the Atlantic slave trade, Jamaican Anancy stories and the British and American abolition movements.

The exhibition features materials from the extensive Nicholas M. Williams Memorial Collection, which includes the largest manuscript collection of Anancy folk tales in existence.

A sampling of the exhibition is available through the Burns World Wide Web site, at
Also on display is a selection of works from the Arthur Morrissey Haitian Painting Collection, which consists of more than 30 framed paintings by various Haitian artists, mostly done in the 1950s and '60s. Artists include Prefete Duffaut, Fritz Merise, Seneque Obin, and Dieùdonne Rouanez.

The Web site features two of the paintings on display.

March employee program schedule

The Human Resources Department has released its Employment Development Program schedule for March, which includes a "Writing Effective E-mail" workshop on March 8 and "Cross-Cultural Communication" on March 15.

Other events include "Building Workplace Partnerships" (March 14), "Leading Productive Meetings" (March 16), "A Supervisory Challenge" (March 20) and "Group Problem Solving Tools" (March 28). The "Shared Vision: Jesuit Spirit in Education" series will be held on March 13, 21 and 27.

The Employee Development Program World Wide Web page,, offers more information on the program, as well as instructions on how to register for events. The Employee Development Office can be reached at ext.2-8532.

Student productions at Robsham Theater

This month's offerings at the Bonn Studio of Robsham Theater include two plays directed by Boston College seniors.

From March 15-17, the Boston College Dramatics Society will present Christopher Durang's "Beyond Therapy," directed by Clay Howard, '01.

From March 29-31, the Contemporary Theater of Boston College will perform "The Dining Room" by A.R. Gurney, directed by Maxwell Glick, '01.

All shows will begin at 8 p.m. Admission is $5 at the box office or by phone with a valid credit or debit card. For information, call ext.2-4800.


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