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.




Max Ascoli Symposium: The History of Italian Exile and Anti-Fascism

Center Events
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 5:00 pm
Metcalf Ballroom, 2nd Floor, George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Ave.
Admission: Free and Open to the Public

Join us as our panel of experts considers how the influence of Fascism, anti-Fascist resistance movements and anti-Semitism shaped Italian and Italian-American 20th century history. Respondents will explore these issues in their historical context, and consider how their legacy may inform present-day world affairs. Come enjoy a reception and an exhibition of papers from prominent 20th century Italian activists including Max Ascoli, Danilo Dolci, and Oriana Fallaci.

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For The Love Of Spock: Film Screening and Exhibition

Curated and hosted by the HGARC Student Advisory Council
Center Events
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Conference Auditorium, George Sherman Union, 2nd Floor, 775 Commonwealth Ave.
Admission: Free and Open to the Public

The HGARC Student Advisory Council invites you to a very special screening of For The Love Of Spock, Adam Nimoy's award-winning documentary film about the life and work of his father, Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy. 

Come enjoy free popcorn and an exhibition of materials from HGARC's Leonard Nimoy Collection, including costume pieces, photos and memorabilia from Nimoy's celebrated career.

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"Nursing Organizational and Individual Credentialing: Impact on Clinical, Workforce and Organizational Outcomes" featuring Patricia Reid Ponte, RN, DNSc, FAAN, NEA-BC

Nursing Archives Associates
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 5:30 PM
Metcalf Hall - George Sherman Union, Second Floor - 775 Commonwealth Ave
Admission: Free and Open to the Public

Join the Nursing Archives Associates for their annual meeting, featuring BU School of Nursing Alumna Dr. Patricia Reid Ponte.  Dr. Reid Ponte will speak on credentialing in nursing, both individually and on the institutional level, and its impact on professional outcomes.

Patricia Reid Ponte, RN, DNSc, FAAN, NEA-BC is the Nurse-Scholar-in-Residence within the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Phyllis F. Cantor Center for Nursing and Patient Care Services Research, President of American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Board of Directors (2016 - present), and past Chair of ANCC Magnet Commission.  She is a co-founder of the Workforce Outcomes Research and Leadership Development (WORLD) Institute, a practice collaborative initiated by DCFI, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation.  Dr. Reid Ponte was named an American Academy of Nursing Fellow in 2004, and currently serves on the Finance Committee.   She served on the Board of the Massachusetts Organization of Nurse Executives, and was the recipient of the Mary B. Conceison Award in 2004.  Dr. Reid Ponte is also an instructor of health care quality, teaching courses at the Simmons College School of Nursing and Health Sciences, the University of Massachusetts, Boston College of Nursing & Health, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst School of Nursing.

Reception preceding and following the talk.

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