Chang lecture is moved to Nov. 29

The Nov. 7 Humanities Series lecture by Lan Samantha Chang, "The Unforgetting", has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Cushing 001.

Romance Languages holding symposium

The literature of Spanish America during the Colonial period will be the topic of a symposium sponsored by the Romance Languages and Literatures Department on Nov. 10 and 11.

Harvard University Professor Jose Antonio Mazzotti will begin the symposium at 4 p.m. in Devlin 101 with "El Inca Garcilaso Revisited: An Andean Perspective," followed by "The Originality of Bernal Diaz del Castillo," presented by Veronica Cortinez, a professor at the University of California at Los Angeles.

The symposium will resume the following day at 10 a.m. in Devlin 010 with a talk by University of Arizona Professor Lydia Fossa, "Interlocution in the Andes." Juan Maura, a professor at the University of Vermont, will make the final presentation, "Pioneering Women in the Americas: 'Virreinas,' Nuns and Prostitutes."

All faculty and students are welcome to attend.

Thanksgiving hosts are sought

The Intercultural Office is once again encouraging Boston College employees to share their Thanksgiving celebrations with international students through the office's 10th Annual Thanksgiving Day Host Program.

Hosts may invite one or more international students for a Thanksgiving meal. No overnight stay is required.

To obtain more information, or to sign up for the program, contact the Intercultural Office, McElroy 114, at ext.2-8005 by Monday, Nov. 6. Hosts will be informed about their student guests by Nov. 14.

Employee health fair Nov. 14 and 15

The Human Resources Department will sponsor a health fair for Boston College faculty and staff from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Nov. 14 and 15, with a variety of free services including flu shots, health screenings and professional consultations.

The fair will be held in two locations, in the Walsh Hall Function Room on Nov. 14 and the McElroy Conference Room on Nov. 15. While most services will be offered on both days, the Human Resources Service Center Web page will provide more detailed information.

BC Arts Festival seeks participants

The Boston College Arts Festival Committee is inviting faculty and student artists and performers to participate in the University's third annual arts festival on April 26 and 27.
Those interested should contact Cathi Ianno Fournier at ext.2-4935 or by e-mail at
This past spring's festival saw more than 800 members of the University community take part in 24 different performing arts groups, as well as arts exhibitions and demonstrations, literary readings and film screenings. Thousands of people from BC and local neighborhoods attended the events, which included a festival-ending swing dance open to audience members.


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