Nancy Netzer (McMullen Museum) for the Museum Current lecture series
McMullen Museum is dedicated to providing resources and training to Boston College students from all disciplines interested in work in museums, either as a professional or as a volunteer, board member or trustee. The Museum Current lecture series will provide an opportunity for the McMullen Museum in consultation with faculty from across the University to invite three leading museum-scholars and innovators to Boston College. The aims are to present students, faculty, and staff with a chance to:
- directly converse and network with outstanding leaders in today’s expanding museums industry,
- explore new research areas, developments, and career opportunities in museums,
- gain understanding of relevant leadership skills, museum best practices, and
- ethics standards necessary to succeed in a broad array of museum careers, andlearn first-hand about the complex ethical issues that face museums operating for the public good of our society.
Tara Gareau (Earth & Environmental Sciences) and Brian Gareau (Sociology)
Governor Bill Ritter Jr., who served as Colorado's 41st governor from 2007 to 2011 was the guest speaker for the core course Global Implications of Climate Change in which students learn about the science of climate change, the social conditions that have prevented climate change mitigation, and the role of policy, practices, and technology in solving the crisis. Gov. Ritter who comes from a state with an equally divided population of Democrats, Republicans and Independents, was a perfect guest to speak to the work that state and local officials can do to lead society to a clean energy future. Ritter’s leadership demonstrated that investment in clean energy is good for the environment, good for communities, and good for the economy. Ritter’s talk, Powering Forward: Why Changing Political Winds Cannot Stop the Energy Revolution was a positive message about our energy future.
Andrew Jewett (History) and Christopher Kenaley (Biology)
Support for a mini-colloquium in conjunction with the core renewal course Science and Technology in American Society gave students a new perspective of leadership and ethics through science and technology.
Julian Bourg (History) and Peter Krause (Political Science)
Support to bring Alison Crowther, the mother of Welles Remy Crowther, BC ’99, who died in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001. Mrs. Crowther talked about leadership through service and was able to help students connect both the personal and ethical consequences of societal needs which are created by terrorism. Hosted in conjuction with the core renewal class The History and Politics of Terrorism.