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'Caffeinated Frenzy:' Roz Chast Discusses Career as Cartoonist
There is humor in everyday life, and Roz Chast captures it perfectly. A cartoonist at the New Yorker since 1978, and recipient of the 2015 Heinz Award for Arts and Humanities, Chast spoke Wednesday evening about her latest work and becoming a cartoonist. Read the entire Heights article written by Miranda McDonald-Stahl »


Structural Change Needed to Ease Eviction Burden on Those in Poverty,
Desmond says 

Matthew Desmond hates poverty. And he wants students to hate it too. Desmond, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University and co-director of the Justice and Poverty Project, spoke Wednesday evening about the subject of his book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. Read the entire Heights article written by Dante Keeler »


Lowell Humanities Fall Lineup
New York Times bestselling author Matthew Desmond opens the Lowell Humanities Series Fall 2016 lineup at Boston College on September 21, 2016. Read about more about the fall 2016 lineup »


A Writer of 'Timely and Universal' Subjects
Acclaimed and award-winning Ethiopian-American writer Dinaw Mengestu, whose works chronicle the African diaspora in America, will visit Boston College on April 8. Read about Dinaw Mengestu visit to Boston College »


For Him, Writing a Matter of Passion
Dennis Lehane will offer his insights on writing and more at a campus appearance on March 11 at 7 p.m. in Gasson 100, a Lowell Humanities Series event made possible by the Gerson Family Lecture Fund, established by John A. and Jean N. Gerson, P’14.
His visit is timely: His new novel, World Gone By, will be in bookstores on March 10.. Read about Dennis Lehane's visit in the BC Chronicle »


Lowell Series, Fiction Days Welcome Zadie Smith
Award-winning novelist, short story author and essayist Zadie Smith – considered one of the most acclaimed young writers plying their craft today – will appear on campus next week at a Lowell Humanities Series event. Read more in the BC Chronicle »


Lowell Lecture Series Boasts Promising Lineup
Caroline Hopkins previews this year's schedule and shares insight into the background of the Series. Read more in The Heights »


Lowell Humanities Series Begins Fall Schedule on Oct. 1
Boston College Chronicle reveals a glance at the fall schedule for the Lowell Humanities Series, which brings some of the world’s brightest literary lights to Boston College. All events take place in Gasson 100 at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Read more about the fall 2014 schedule in the BC Chronicle »