News & Notes

From the Provost's Office: BC Beyond Lifelong Learning Coffee and Conversation Series

We plan to offer alumni and local community members an opportunity to come to campus for a variety of lectures and events. The program would include lectures/conversations with administrators, and both retired and current faculty members, as well as campus events such as exhibits at the McMullen Museum and a spring athletic event. We are open to a variety of topics and welcome your suggestions.

We are hoping to begin in March with a Coffee and Conversation series. We envision the Coffee and Conversation format to be a program that would run 10:00 am to 11:30 am.  We are plannng 2 sessions a month from March through June at 300 Hammond Pond Parkway.

If you are interested in giving a lecture, please Mary Ellen Fulton with the topic, title and one or two sentences about the lecture.

Fultonm@bc.edu or 617-552-2646

 

We are pleased to announce that our November 7th seminar WILL BE RETURNING TO THE HEXAGONAL ROOM AT 300 HAMMOND POND PARKWAY.  The AV renovations have been completed in that room and the room is now ready for our use. All future seminars for this year are also scheduled for that room.

 

As usual, lunch will be provided beginning at 11:30 followed by the seminar at noon.

Upcoming Events

Meeting Locations

Get Directions

BCARF meetings are held at 300 Hammond Pond Parkway in Newton. Monthly Program Meetings and Research seminars are in Room 100. Book Club meetings are in Room 120, which is also available for use by retired faculty. A light complimentary lunch is served at Program and Research meetings.

Northrup photo

 

Thursday , December 5th

David Northrup

The Largest Mass Conversion in History: Sub-Saharan Africans' Embrace of Christianity in the 1900s.

Lunch at 11:30 with Research Seminar starting at noon
 


Library

 

 

Book Club Meeting : December 5th

"The Library Book"

by Susan Orlean

 

The Bookclub meets in Room 120 at 10:00 AM.

 


Mahoney photo

 

Thursday , January 23rd

VP for Enrollment Management: John Mahoney Jr.

Title : TBA

Lunch at 11:30 with Program Meeting starting at noon
 


Peck photo

 

Thursday , February 13th

Alec Peck

Challenges and Rewards of Remotely Conducting research in a Third World Country

Lunch at 11:30 with Research Seminar starting at noon
 


Better Man

 

 

Book Club Meeting : February 13th

"A Better Man"

by Louise Penny

 

The Bookclub meets in Room 120 at 10:00 AM.

 


Cronin photo

 

Thursday , February 20th

Professor Kerry Cronin

"The Agape Latte program"

Lunch at 11:30 with Program Meeting starting at noon
 


Altbach photo

 

Thursday , March 12th

Phil Altbach

Globals Trends: Forces that Shape Higher Education

Lunch at 11:30 with Research Seminar starting at noon
 


logo photo

 

Thursday , March 19th

TBA

 

Lunch at 11:30 with Program meeting starting at noon
 


Keeley photo

 

Thursday , April 16th

Dick Keeley

Discussing Jane Jacobs work.

Lunch at 11:30 with Research Seminar starting at noon
 


Sweeney photo

 

Thursday , April 23rd

Pulse's Meghan Sweeney/Ann Bersani IVC

"Program on Volunteering: in College, in Retirement"

Lunch at 11:30 with Program Meeting starting at noon
 


Kelly photo

 

Thursday , May 7th

Ross Kelly

A Scientist's Curiousity Cabinet

Lunch at 11:30 with Research Seminar starting at noon
 


Lewis photo

 

Thursday , May 14th

English Professor Paul Lewis

"Late Career Moves of an American Literature Professor"

Lunch at 11:30 with Program Meeting starting at noon
 


Program and Seminar Photo Galleries

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

 

RESOURCES FOR RETIRED FACULTY

The Association for Retired Faculty has offices at 300 Hammond Pond Parkway in Newton.

Retired faculty are welcome to use the resources there.  They include two iMacs, two PCs, a printer/scanner/copier, a coffemaker, and a microwave.

After passing through the main entrance, turn left and go down the long corridor.  Room 120 is the last room on the left, at the end of the hall.

Entrance is gained to the room via a keypad.  To find out the keypad code, please contact one of the members of the Executive Committee (see the "Contact" section on this website).

 

Items of Interest