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Stokes Hall Dedication Set for June 7

05/23/13
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Stokes Hall (Photo by Caitlin Cunningham)

By Office of News & Public Affairs |

Published: May 23, 2013

Boston College’s new humanities building, Stokes Hall, will be formally dedicated on June 7.

The event will begin at 3:45 p.m. in the building’s amphitheater, with a series of presentations from faculty including English Department Chair Professor Suzanne Matson, History Department Chair Professor Robin Fleming, Fitzgibbons Professor and Chair of Philosophy Arthur Madigan, SJ, and Associate Professor of Theology David Vanderhooft. A reception will follow in Stokes Common at 4:30 p.m., and tours of the building will be offered.

At 6:30 p.m., the University will host a private dinner on the Campus Green at which Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author David McCullough will speak.

Named after a $22 million gift from BC alumnus, trustee and businessman Patrick T. Stokes, the 183,000 square-foot building officially opened in January. Stokes was designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration among BC’s humanities departments and enhanced student-faculty interaction, providing 36 new state-of-the-art classrooms and 200 faculty offices for several academic departments, as well as common areas, conference rooms, a coffee shop and an outdoor garden and plaza that provide multiple meeting spaces.