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BUNITED Student-Led Diversity Conference

BUNITED Student-Led Diversity Conference

BUNITED Student Diversity Conference is a Boston-wide collegiate event. We welcome all students from all universities! The day will consist of various workshops that will cover topics stemming from oppressive systems such as mass incarceration, anti-blackness within non-black communities, misogyny, mental health, self-care and imperialism. Through our theme “Get to the Root: Unearthing Oppression and Cultivating Change” we set out to provide networks for accountability and dialogue that promote real life problem solving in conjunction with local action. At this year’s conference we wish to focus on each individual’s capacity to make a change in society today. As we come together as one we strive to provide a platform for productive conversation and bring new perspectives to light. Most importantly, we anticipate that each attendee leaves our conference recognizing the power that they possess within themselves.

9:30am on Sunday, February 18th 2018

Metcalf Ballroom, 775 Commonwealth Ave

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bunited-student-diversity-conference-2018-tickets-41437997165?aff=es2




Take Note

Take Note

This brief and informal session is designed to enhance congregants’ experience of the music offered each week in the 11:00 a.m. Marsh Chapel worship service. Curated by Patrick T. Waters, a weekly host will offer insights to the anthems, hymns, service music, and/or organ repertoire that so richly adorn worship at Marsh Chapel. In addition to biographical information about composers and their compositions, attendees learn useful suggestions for possibilities of active listening to the day’s musical selections.

10:35am on Sunday, February 18th 2018

Robinson Chapel, located on the lower level of Marsh Chapel (735 Commonwealth Ave.)

http://www.bu.edu/chapel




Mellon Seminar- Open Access and Research into History: Issues of Copyright

Mellon Seminar- Open Access and Research into History: Issues of Copyright

Casey Westerman, Chief Librarian, Institute for Advanced Studies on the Gödel MaxPhil Notebooks, joined by Peter Suber (Harvard Library and Berkman Klein Center).

4:00pm on Tuesday, February 20th 2018

610 Commonwealth Ave.




David Sykes, M.D./Ph.D. Current Topics Seminar Speaker _ Pharmacology Dept.

David Sykes, M.D./Ph.D. Current Topics Seminar Speaker _ Pharmacology Dept.

Instructor of Medicine Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital Seminar Title: Seminar: "The humble neutrophil: A Hungry Hippo or a nuanced first-responder of the immune system?"

2:00pm on Wednesday, February 21st 2018

R-115 - Link for remote viewing above

https://livestream.com/accounts/14874320/events/8025177




Learning Sciences Speaker Series

Learning Sciences Speaker Series

The Learning Sciences Speaker Series invites nationally recognized researchers to Boston University’s Charles River Campus to discuss contemporary research that spans topics in Educational Psychology, Cognitive Science, Human Computer Interaction, Sociology, Applied Linguistics, and Human Development. The series is organized by the Center for Teaching & Learning in collaboration with the Office of the Associate Provost for Digital Learning & Innovation.

3:00pm on Wednesday, February 21st 2018

https://digital.bu.edu/event/save-the-date-learning-science-series/




Tertulia: The Junior Faculty Colloquium

Tertulia: The Junior Faculty Colloquium

Profs. Alberto Cruz-Martín (Biology), Julie Klinger (Pardee), Takeo Rivera (English) present on a panel at Tertulia: The Junior Faculty Colloquium. Panel Theme: Public and Community Engagement. If you wish to attend, please contact Charles Chang at cc@bu.edu.

5:30pm on Wednesday, February 21st 2018

http://sites.bu.edu/tertulia




Faculty Development Seminars. "Smashing the Silo: Tips for Effective Collaborations Between Clinical and Basic Scientists." Speakers: Avrum Spira, MD and Jessica Fetterman, PhD

Faculty Development Seminars. "Smashing the Silo: Tips for Effective Collaborations Between Clinical and Basic Scientists." Speakers: Avrum Spira, MD and Jessica Fetterman, PhD

12:00pm on Thursday, February 22nd 2018

FGH Carter Conference Room, 820 Harrison Ave.




CRC Colloquium (T. Barton Carter presents, "Has the Time Come to Revise § 230 of the Communications Decency Act?")

CRC Colloquium (T. Barton Carter presents, "Has the Time Come to Revise § 230 of the Communications Decency Act?")

In the 22 years since it was passed, § 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which gives providers of interactive computer services broad immunity from liability for content posted by third parties, has had a profound effect on the Internet. The Electronic Frontier Foundation calls it, “the most important law protecting Internet speech.” Others, however, argue it encourages and enables extremely harmful speech including defamation, invasion of privacy, sex trafficking, revenge porn, online bullying, doxing, and death threats, leaving victims with little or no recourse. This has led to numerous efforts to reduce the immunity provided by § 230. Given the changes in the Internet since it was passed, is it time to revise § 230?

3:30pm on Thursday, February 22nd 2018

COM (Room 209), 640 Commonwealth Avenue




Medical Grand Rounds.

Medical Grand Rounds.

12:00pm on Friday, February 23rd 2018

Keefer, 75 EAST NEWTON STREET (E BUILDING)




CISE Seminar: Daniel Molzahn, Argonne National Laboratory

CISE Seminar: Daniel Molzahn, Argonne National Laboratory

"Recent Research in Power System Optimization: Feasible Space Computation and Approximation Error Qualification"

3:00pm on Friday, February 23rd 2018

PHO, Room 211, 8 St. Mary's St.

http://www.bu.edu/systems/february-23-2018-daniel-molzahn-argonne-national-laboratory/?preview_id=21827&preview_nonce=f4eff8f5dc&preview=true




Take Note

Take Note

This brief and informal session is designed to enhance congregants’ experience of the music offered each week in the 11:00 a.m. Marsh Chapel worship service. Curated by Patrick T. Waters, a weekly host will offer insights to the anthems, hymns, service music, and/or organ repertoire that so richly adorn worship at Marsh Chapel. In addition to biographical information about composers and their compositions, attendees learn useful suggestions for possibilities of active listening to the day’s musical selections.

10:35am on Sunday, February 25th 2018

Robinson Chapel, located on the lower level of Marsh Chapel (735 Commonwealth Ave.)

http://www.bu.edu/chapel




Alberto Cruz-Martin, Ph.D. Current Topics Seminar Speaker _ Pharmacology Dept.

Alberto Cruz-Martin, Ph.D. Current Topics Seminar Speaker _ Pharmacology Dept.

Professor of Chemical Biology Boston University Seminar Title: "The Complement System and Pathological Pruning in Developing Cortical Circuits"

2:00pm on Wednesday, February 28th 2018

Keefer Auditorium, E-111 - Link for remote viewing above

https://livestream.com/accounts/14874320/events/8025177




Medical Grand Rounds.

Medical Grand Rounds.

12:00pm on Friday, March 2nd 2018

Keefer Auditorium - 75 EAST NEWTON STREET (E BUILDING)




Amanda Bolgioini-Smith's Progress Report Seminar _ Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics

Amanda Bolgioini-Smith's Progress Report Seminar _ Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics

Progress Report Seminar Title: "Defining the roles of YAP/TAZ in controlling cell fate decisions following abnormal mitosis"

1:00pm on Friday, March 2nd 2018

BUSM - 72 East Concord Street L-301




CISE Seminar: Abbas Rahimi, University of Tehran

CISE Seminar: Abbas Rahimi, University of Tehran

"High-Dimensional Computing as a Nanoscalable Paradigm"

2:00pm on Friday, March 2nd 2018

8 St. Mary's St., PHO 210




Wendy Qiu, M.D./Ph.D. Current Topics Seminar Speaker _ Pharmacology Dept.

Wendy Qiu, M.D./Ph.D. Current Topics Seminar Speaker _ Pharmacology Dept.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics Seminar Title: pending

2:00pm on Wednesday, March 14th 2018

Keefer Auditorium, E-111 - Link for remote viewing above

https://livestream.com/accounts/14874320/events/8025177




Tertulia: The Junior Faculty Colloquium

Tertulia: The Junior Faculty Colloquium

Profs. Eva Garrett (Anthropology) and Sean Tallman (Anatomy & Neurobiology, Anthropology) present at Tertulia: The Junior Faculty Colloquium. Title: TBA. If you wish to attend, please contact Charles Chang at cc@bu.edu. Sponsored by the CAS Dean's Office and the BU Center for the Humanities.

5:30pm on Wednesday, March 14th 2018

http://sites.bu.edu/tertulia/




Poetry Reading: Karl Kirchwey and Alissa Leigh-Valles

Poetry Reading: Karl Kirchwey and Alissa Leigh-Valles

6:00pm on Wednesday, March 14th 2018

https://www.bu.edu/cgs/citl/poetry-reading-series/




Mellon Seminar- Accountability, Ethics, and Algorithms

Mellon Seminar- Accountability, Ethics, and Algorithms

Susan Schneider (Philosophy, Cognitive Science University of Connecticut; Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, Yhouse, NY Ethics and Technology Group, Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics) (Thursday public event) followed by a Friday triple rountable of faculty from the Boston area.

4:00pm on Thursday, March 15th 2018

Center for Integrated Life Sciences and, 610 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

https://www.mellonphilemerge.com/events/accountability-ethics-and-algorithms




2018 Graduate Conference in Philosophy

2018 Graduate Conference in Philosophy

Do modern day academic philosophers have an active role to play in non-academic society? Do academic philosophers have a duty to engage in activism? How can an academic philosopher effectively cultivate a socially conscious public media presence? These quandaries, and others like them, have occasioned The Society for Applied Philosophy and Boston University to present BU’s Third Annual Graduate Conference in Philosophy. This conference will feature two keynotes addresses: one by Professor Lynne Tirrell of the University of Connecticut (until recently at UMass Boston), and one by Professor Kieran Setiya of MIT. For more information, please email the organizers, Elliott Risch (elliottrisch@gmail.com) and Jordan Kokot (jdkokot@bu.edu) or visit our PhilEvents page here: https://philevents.org/event/show/37186.

12:00am on Friday, March 16th 2018

725 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 Room 326

https://philevents.org/event/show/37186