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Dinner with Stalin

“You Talk Funny”: A conversation about accent discrimination

Margaret Thomas, Cynthia Bravo, Bryan Fleming, and Eric Jackson

Where do you think people speak the “best” English? Is any one accent actually better than another? Join us for an informal conversation on the social implications of language variation.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014
4:00–5:00 | Gasson Hall, Room 105
Sponsored by the Department of Slavic & Eastern Languages, Program in Linguistics, and the Lanugage Laboratory. Part of International Education Week 2014.

For more information, contact Margaret Thomas ( or Cynthia Bravo (


Doing Business in China: A panel discussion

Asian Studies Career Navigator Series

The Asian Studies Career Navigator Series enables current BC students to meet and learn from distinguished BC alumni, parents, and other affiliates who have made Asia a focal point of their successful professional careers. Asian Studies faculty members will help contextualize and facilitate discussions. Our distinguished speakers will share their professional expertise, personal experiences, and general career advice with students who are interested in the study of Asian languages, cultures, histories, societies, and contemporary affairs.

Join us to hear members of the BC family offer invaluable inspirations, role models, and vital social connections to the professional communities that may help pave the way to a rewarding career. The inaugural event of this new series will bring to campus:

Tom McCarthy, Alan Lunder, Gregory Stoller, and Prof. Amy La Combe

Friday, 14 November 2014
4:00–5:30 | Fulton Hall, Room 245
Contact Lydia Chiang ( for more information.


Dinner with Stalin

Dinner with Stalin and Other Stories:
A Symposium

David Shrayer-Petrov with translators Arna Bronstein, Aleksandra Fleszar, Molly Godwin-Jones, Leon Kogan, Margarit T. Ordukhanyan, Emilia Shrayer, and Maxim D. Shrayer

Join us for a symposium and reading celebrating the translation and publication of Dinner with Stalin (2014) by David Shrayer-Petrov. The new collection of stories by the acclaimed master of Russian-American fiction was edited by the author’s son Maxim D. Shrayer, professor at Boston College.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014
7:00pm | Devlin Hall, Room 101
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by the Institute for the Liberal Arts, the Jewish Studies Program, the Department of Slavic & Eastern Languages, and the English Department.

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The Colors of Salvation

The Colors of Salvation

Khourya Krista West
Author of The Garments of Salvation

Byzantine-rite Vespers (evening prayer) followed by K. West’s lecture.

Thursday, 6 November 2014
7:00pm | 9 Lake Street (St. William’s Hall), Brighton Campus


The anatomy of religious cleansing: Non-Muslims in the Ottoman Empire (1914–1918)

Taner Akçam

The first in a series of lectures examining the status of Christians in the Middle East

Wednesday, 22 October 2014
7:00pm | 117 Lake Street (STM Library), Room 113
Boston College, Brighton, MA
Free and open to the public

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Missa gentis humanæ

Mass for 8-voice a cappella choir by Ralf Yusuf Gawlick
Performed by Choir of Trinity Wall Street
Julian Wachner, Conductor

Monday, 17 February 2014
8:00pm | Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, 28 Commonwealth Ave. Chestnut Hill, MA
For more information:    617-552-2514