Tuesday, March 29, 2011

BFA II Exhibition

April 1 marks the opening of the second Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition of the semester. The Opening Reception will take place from 6-8PM in the Durbin Gallery of the Kennedy Art Center, with a cultural credit offered to all students. Student works will be on display through April 14, with gallery hours from 8:30AM-4:45PM.

Perhaps a student getting an early start on his senior project . . .

The Painter's Studio
by Jacob van Oost, the Elder, ca. 1666

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Popular Representations of Terrorism and Political Violence in Odessa, Ukraine, 1905-1908

Ever wonder about the history behind all these terrorist-related events we read about in the news these days? Dr. Randy Law, associate professor of history, will be presenting at the Provost's Forum this Tuesday, March 29, at 11:00 am in the Norton Theatre. This common hour event will count for CEIS credit. Dr. Law is the History Department Chair and published a book entitled Terrorism: a History in the summer of 2009. Dr. Law travelled to Ukraine to continue his studies of terrorism on a Fullbright Scholarship shortly after the book was published. You can find out more about his experiences in Ukraine on his wife, Hannah Wolfson's blog at http://theunlitsea.com/.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

If I could only tell you one thing...Dr. Susan Hagen

The BSC Library is pleased to present Dr. Susan Hagen's talk "If I could only tell you one thing...Maybe I'm a medievalist because I did not want to be a missionary" recorded March 9, 2010. It is an insightful talk on Dr. Hagen's decisions which led her to a teaching career here at BSC.

The video is located here and the audio is located here. We hope you enjoy the presentation.

Steve Laughlin

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Enzymes & Evolution

Common Hour on March 24 (Thursday) offers an opportunity to attend a presentation given by renowned molecular biologist Dr. Leo Pezzementi. This Provost's Forum will examine the evolution of two enzymes, acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE), which have important physiological roles. Dr. Pezzementi will also discuss a possible transitional enzyme which has characteristics of both AChE and BuChE and will explore its importance in vertebrates. Biology students familiar with AChE and BuChE will perhaps learn something new, and students of other disciplines will hopefully find this presentation accessible and entertaining.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Examining Virginia Woolf

Literature buffs, take note!

Dr. Jane Archer, Professor of English here on the Hilltop will be presenting a Provost's Forum about the British Author Virginia Woolf entitled "So much depends upon distance: The Phenomenology of Space and Time in the Novels of Virginia Woolf".

The presentation will take place during Common Hour in Norton Theatre on Tuesday, March 22, and should be perfect for those in need of a cultural credit.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Spring Break Hours

Spring Break is here!

The BSC Library hours during the break will be:

March 12-13 (Saturday-Sunday)

March 14-18 (Monday-Friday)
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

March 19 (Saturday)

March 20 (Sunday) 2 p.m. - midnight
(regular schedule resumes)

Have a happy and safe break.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Stories in Music from the BSC Symphonic Band

At 7:30pm on 10 March 2011 the BSC Symphonic Band will host Great Stories, Great Music, a performance of narrative pieces in Munger Auditorium. The performance, conducted by the BSC Symphonic Band's leader J. Lynn Thompson is free of admission and qualifies for a cultural credit.

The pieces, written and narrated by members of the BSC Symphonic Band, are meant to impart not only a wonderful musical experience but also one of gripping narrative. Definitely be sure to come out and enjoy Great Stories, Great Music.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A hard life for prawns.

This Thursday, our very own Dr. Andy Gannon, biologist extraordinaire, will present the findings of the research from his most recent sabbatical. His presentation, entitled "It's a Hard Life: Giant Freshwater Prawns in Search of Calcium", will explore the ways in which freshwater prawns (a type of crustacean closely related to shrimp) store calcium, the mechanisms by which they obtain it, and perhaps most important of all, why on Earth do they need it? This Provost's Forum will be presented in the Norton Theatre during Common Hour on Thursday the 3rd of March. The best part? It's another opportunity for CEIS credit!