Webinars and Programs

The Boston College Alumni Association is pleased to offer programs of interest for alumni and friends of the University. Join us on campus—or online—for programs, lectures, and workshops that will stimulate your senses and remind you how much you love learning new things. When possible, we will make videos and Powerpoint presentations from past programs available on our website. For questions, please e-mail alumnied@bc.edu or call 617-552-4700.


Upcoming Webinars

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Why You Eat What You Eat


Join us for this webinar that will explain a variety of astonishing sensory and psychological factors that influence our experience of food and how our eyes and ears alter food perception. Learn how various psychological factors, such as meal characteristics and our expectations, can alter how much we eat, as well as our metabolism. Amusing insights into our grocery shopping behavior will also be shared. Please note that there are issues with sound quality for the first ten minutes. Our apologies.

Making Sense of #MeToo


Join Professor for Macro Practice Tiziana Dearing of the Boston College School of Social Work in a discussion about the #MeToo movement. Unlike many kinds of social-media activism, the #MeToo movement is an attempt to get people to understand the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault in society. As a woman, public leader, and former nonprofit CEO, Dearing will explore the potential implications of the #MeToo movement for management, leadership, and the public sphere. Download presentation

A Parent's Survival Guide to Special Education


This webinar is geared for parents of children who have unique learning and/or emotional needs. This presentation will provide a broad overview of navigating the journey of special education. The focus will be on educating parents beginning with testing, understanding and preparing for the IEP process, and the importance of partnering with schools. There will also be information to help parents understand the law and the use of effective advocacy skills. The participants will be provided with links to resources which will assist them at different stages of development and needs of their child. Download presentation

Be authentic

Be Courageously Authentic with Fr. James Burns


Learn ways to incorporate virtues in your life and to live consistently in harmony with yourself and with God. You will leave refreshed and emboldened to live your life more truly and fully, with coping strategies, a stronger sense of self, more confidence, and a higher likelihood of following through on goals. Download presentation

Unemployment and mental health

Unemployment and Mental Health: Shoring Yourself up for the Long-Haul


Dealing with unemployment creates many challenges for people. In this slide presentation Professor David Blustein reviews the meaning of work, strategies for helping people to cope with their stress and finding support in their communities. State-of-art job search strategies are also reviewed. Presented by David Blustein, Ph.D. Download presentation

Spirituality in the workplace

Spirituality in the Workplace with Fr. Joseph O'Keefe, S.J.


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Finding God in Life's Difficulties

Finding God in Life's Difficulties with Fr. Joseph O'Keefe, S.J.


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Readings March 19

Lenten Reflection Questions

Blessing "For Suffering"

Maureen Kenny presentation

Dean's Series with Dean Maureen Kenny, Lynch School of Education


The newly-appointed Dean of the Lynch School of Education, Maureen Kenny, gave a dynamic presentation focused on helping our children, our grandchildren, and all youth thrive by helping them develop a sense of purpose in their lives.  By looking at the whole person and the interconnectedness of academic, social, and emotional development, parents–and professionals who work with our youth–learned about strategies for taking a strength-based approach in helping our young people achieve a greater sense of self-worth and purpose in their lives in the ever-changing world of today. Download presentation