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BCTalks Back for Second Year


By Office of News & Public Affairs |

Published: Nov. 1, 2012

The undergraduate lecture series BCTalks will return for its second year with eight student presentations this Sunday, Nov. 4, at 5 p.m. in the Heights Room of Corcoran Commons.

Modeled after TEDTalks, a foundation-sponsored series devoted to “ideas worth spreading,” BCTalks aims to bridge the gap between the academic and social lives of undergraduates, offering them an opportunity to discuss their scholarly interests.

Presentations at this Sunday’s event will be: “Rhetoric and the Cult of Athenian Democracy,” Corey Streitwieser ’13; “The F-Word: Why Men and Women Need Feminism Now More Than Ever,” Elizabeth Jekanowski ’13; “A Healthcare Crisis: My Experience in Nepal,” Alana Fruauff ’14; “From Africa to Boston College: The Experiences of the Underrepresented,” Ailis Peplau ’13; “Understanding Plato: The Preeminence of Dialectic,” Minje Shin ’13; “Listening to Babies: Using the NBO System to Improve Post-Natal Care at Home and Abroad,” Christopher McLaughlin ’13; “Mexico: A Culture Trapped in Time,” Alejandra Rodriguez ’14; and “ID Please: How Voter ID Laws Threaten Your Right to Vote,” Jovalin Dedaj ’13.

For more on BCTalks and profiles of the Nov. 4 undergraduate lecturers, see