The Office of Global Engagement would like to honor the over 340 international students from over 50 countries, who are expected to become Boston College graduates by the end of this academic year. After a year of difficulties and distance for our international community, we proudly celebrate all of their hard work and accomplishments. Congratulations!
The Strategic Alliance of Catholic Research Universities
Webinar: The Place of Doubt in the Credibility of Science
SACRU has a number of webinars planned based upon the efforts of new working groups considering topics that include sustainability, family challenges, and artificial intelligence. The following event will be, “Can you find happiness?”
Ecohydrology Collaboration With Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
This year, Noah Snyder of the Earth and Environmental Sciences department at Boston College has been collaborating with Andrés Vargas Luna, Jorge Alberto Escobar Vargas, and Nelson Obregón of the Instituto Javeriano del Agua at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (PUJ) in Bogotá, Columbia. In early April, Dr. Snyder was a virtual guest lecturer for a class at PUJ discussing eco-hydro-geomorphic impacts of dams in the United States. In May, the faculty from PUJ will reciprocate, joining Dr. Snyder’s Ecohydrology course virtually to discuss ecological, social, and justice-related aspects of dams and water resources in Columbia.
Working Group on Global Ethics
Presently, we have a University-wide Working Group discussing the possibility of developing a Center for Global Ethics. The Group is made up of 20 members representing all eight BC schools and is chaired by Laura Steinberg, Director of the Schiller Institute, and Jim Keenan, SJ, Vice Provost for Global Engagement. The Working Group meets monthly and is now entertaining a variety of proposals.
We look forward to welcoming Global Engagement Doctoral Research Fellows in the Summer of 2022. In collaboration with the Jesuit Institute, there will also be a SACRU faculty fellow visiting in the Spring of 2023. If you or someone you know may have interest in either of these opportunities, please click the buttons above for more details.
The Global Conversations program connects Boston Colleges students with other university students from around the world to discuss a range of issues in small groups via video conference. Conversation themes include the COVID-19 pandemic, racial justice, social change, environmental justice, globalization, and migration. Many of these conversations are taking place with our partners at PUC-Chile in Santiago, Université Saint-Joseph in Beirut, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, and the Ateneo de Manila University, among others. Before the end of the term there will be a few more opportunities to take part in this exciting program.
"I always leave a conversation feeling like I have a more holistic understanding of the topic, and this is the result of the shared perspectives not only from other students on my campus, but also from students in other regions of the world."
- Claire Guarini, Globalization Theme Leader
"Even though another student and I might study the same humanities discipline, by the end of the conversation, we both come to a refreshing, new perspective."
-Toni Chase, Protests & Social Change Theme Leader
Water & Renewable Energy Date TBD
Boston College & Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Race and Society: A Comparative Conversation Between Africa x America
Boston College & Groupe Scholaires de Burkina Faso
Boston College Arts Festival
"BC's Best" competition
Fuego del Corazon
BC Dramatics Society
Dancing to bOp!
The University Chorale
Liturgy Arts Group
University Wind Ensemble
Word of Mouth
Multi-cultural dance performances
Expanded hours at the McMullen Museum.
April 29 - May 1
The Boston College Arts Festival brings communities together to celebrate the arts. The Arts Festival never fails to be one of the most vibrant and exciting events at Boston College. In-person events at the 2021 Arts Festival are closed to the public.
The Album of the World Emperor examines an extraordinary piece of art: an album of paintings, drawings, calligraphy, and European prints compiled for the Ottoman sultan Ahmed I (r. 1603–17) by his courtier Kalender Paşa (d. 1616).
In this detailed study of one of the most important works of seventeenth-century Ottoman art, the Norma Jean Calderwood Professor of Islamic and Asian Art, Emine Fetvacı, uses the album to explore questions of style, iconography, foreign inspiration, and the very meaning of the visual arts in the Islamic world.
On April 19, 2021, Professor Fetvacı described her work as part of a presentation by the McMullan Museum. View it here:
In March, The Irish Influence welcomed His Excellency, Daniel Mulhall to speak about his experience with the Department of Foreign Affairs and as Ireland's first Consul General and Ireland's Ambassador for multiple nations. He is the author of A New Day Dawning: A Portrait of Ireland in 1900 (Cork, 1999) and co-editor of The Shaping of Modern Ireland: A Centenary Assessment (Dublin, 2016).
The Irish Influence also have a stunning new introduction sequence by animator Liam Weir.
World Immunization Week 2021 will show how vaccination connects us to the people, goals and moments that matter to us most, helping improve the health of everyone, everywhere throughout life.
Consider Utilizing the Global Gateway
The Global Engagement Gateway is a compilation of resources meant to assist Boston College's faculty and staff in the process of engaging internationally—both on campus and abroad. This portal attempts to make these components more visible and convenient to ease that process.
When embarking on an international activity, there are many components to be aware of and to manage throughout your endeavor. Offices throughout BC are dedicated to providing guidance and informing our community to help make international engagements a success. Learn more at the link below: