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Program Meetings

Note that all regular BCARF activities will be held on Thursdays 2016-2017

Program Meetings are scheduled for 117 Lake Street, Room 113, (the auditorium of the Theology and Ministry Library) 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM with lecture beginning at Noon.  Light buffet of sandwiches and beverages is served.


Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Safety on Campus: Dorms, Demonstrations, Diseases, Disasters

BC Emergency Management Director John Tomanney and 

Police Chief/Director of Public Safety John King

  John Tomanney, who came to BC in 2008 from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, and John King, who arrived in 2010 after serving as Chief of Police at Tufts, will discuss recent and current upgrades in safety plans and protocols at BC. They manage a whole spectrum of safety challenges—from cigarette fires and flood control, power outages, alerts communication, and theft protection, to the more recent responsibility, after multiple gun-casualty events this century on college campuses, to imagine and plan for the unimaginable. The speakers intend a short presentation and a long question/discussion period.

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Heather Richardson, History

Author of book on History of the Republican Party

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM 

Eve Spangler, Sociology

Author and student tour guide to Israel and Palestine.

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Profs. Juliet Schor, Sociology, and Prasannan Parthasarathi, History, on their course "Planet in Peril" as a example of the "Complex Problems" option of the new Core Curriculum.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

David McFadden, Chemistry, on his interdisciplinary Chemistry and Painting course.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Kelli Armstrong, Vice President for Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment, on the work of her office, with emphasis on the results of a recent survey of faculty/staff attitudes toward BC.

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM,

Rev. Casey Beaumeier SJ, Director of the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies, on the nature and history of that Institute.

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Rev. James Keenan, Theology, on the subject of his most recent book University Ethics.