Current Events

In our role as cultural presenters, the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center offers a variety of events that are open to the public and the Boston University community. Many event speakers come from our diverse holdings; past speakers have come from the fields of journalism, theater, politics, opera, dance and literature.

 

 

 

 


Conversations with Christopher Ricks- Bob Dylan: Trouble No More - You Know Who He Is

Student Enrichment Series
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 7:00 PM
Richards-Roosevelt Room, 771 Commonwealth Avenue, 1st Floor
Admission: Free and Open to Students with BUID

Join William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities and celebrated Bob Dylan expert Christopher Ricks for the first of two conversations about Bob Dylans The Bootleg Series, Trouble No More 1979-1981, the eleven disk set released in 2017.  Part I on February 27 is entitled You Know Who He Is, and Part II on Tuesday March 20 is entitled Slow Trains Coming.   

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Friends Speaker Series: Executive Producer and Author Lawrence O'Donnell

Friends Speaker Series
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 6:00 PM
George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Ave, Metcalf Ballroom, Second Floor
Admission: Free to Members of the Friends of HGARC & Students with a BU ID. General Public $25. R.S.V.P. (617) 353-3697

Lawrence O'Donnell hosts The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC.  Each night, O'Donnell relies on his extraordinary background in politics, entertainment and news, to provide the last word on the biggest issues and most compelling stories of the day. O'Donnell joined MSNBC as a political analyst in 1996.  O'Donnell has also appeared on Today, Good Morning America, Nightline, Charlie Rose, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Morning Joe and several other programs.

Born in Boston, O'Donnell is a graduate of Harvard College, where he wrote for The Harvard Lampoon. His first foray into politics was as Director of Communications in Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan's 1988 re-election campaign. From 1989 - 1992, O'Donnell served as Senior Advisor to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and then was Chief of Staff to the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works.  He was later the Chief of Staff of the Senate Finance Committee from 1993 - 1995.  A writer prior to entering politics and government, O'Donnell published the 1983 book Deadly Force, which was adapted as a CBS movie in 1986. He has written essays and articles for several publications including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Magazine, People, Spy, and Boston Magazine. In 2017, O'Donnell published the book, Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics.

O'Donnell was also an Emmy Award-winning executive producer and writer for the NBC series The West Wing and creator and executive producer of the NBC series, Mister Sterling.

Mr. O'Donnell will sign copies of his latest book, Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics, which will be available for purchase. 

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Conversations with Christopher Ricks- Bob Dylan: Trouble No More - Slow Trains Coming

Student Enrichment Series
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 7:00 PM
Richards-Roosevelt Room, 771 Commonwealth Avenue, 1st Floor
Admission: Free and Open to Students with BUID

Join William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities and celebrated Bob Dylan expert Christopher Ricks for the second conversation about Bob Dylans The Bootleg Series, Trouble No More 1979-1981, the eleven disk set released in 2017.  Part I on February 27 is entitled You Know Who He Is, and Part II on Tuesday March 20 is entitled Slow Trains Coming.   

Click here to download the event flyer



HGARC Book Collecting Contest 2018 Deadline

Student Enrichment Series
Monday, March 26, 2018 - 5PM Deadline
HGARC Reading Room, 771 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th Floor
Admission: Open to full-time students regularly enrolled at Boston University

In 1967, the Friends of the Libraries of Boston University (now the Friends of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center) launched a book collecting contest to introduce students to the joys of creating their own libraries and to encourage them in this gratifying pursuit. The contest is held in March and April, with the winners announced at the Friends Annual Meeting. Awards range from $200 to $1,500, including a best essay category. The contest is open to all full-time students in the University's undergraduate, graduate and professional schools.

Click here to download the contest flyer

Click here to download the contest rules

Click here for a list of past winners