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.





2019 Annual Nursing Meeting: Featuring Guest Speaker Roberta Gately, RN, BA

Nursing Archives Associates
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 5:30 PM
Trustee Ballroom - One Silber Way - Ninth Floor
Admission: Free and Open to the Public. RSVP required: 617-353-3698

Roberta Gately, a nurse, novelist, and former humanitarian aid worker, has provided nursing care from Africa to Afghanistan. She has written extensively on the subject of refugees for The Journal of Emergency Nursing as well as a series of articles for the BBC World News Online and the Huffington Post. She speaks regularly on the plight of the world's refugees and displaced. She has appeared both locally and nationally on TV and radio programs to discuss her novels and refugee issues. Her work has been honored with the Frances Slanger Lifetime Achievement Award (2017) by the Boston City Hospital Nurses Alumni Association and the Human Services Award (2007) by the Massachusetts Nurses Association. Gately lives in Boston where she works as a nurse at The Boston Medical Center. Her two previous novels, Lipstick in Afghanistan and The Bracelet, were based upon her experiences in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Ms. Gately will sign copies of her latest book, Footprints in the Dust, which will be available for sale at the event.

This event is free and Open to the Public. RSVP required: 617-353-3698.

Click here to download the event flyer

Friends Speaker Series: DAVE ITZKOFF: Author of the new Robin Williams biography

Friends Speaker Series
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 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

The New York Times culture reporter and author Dave Itzkoff will speak on the research and writing of his books, including Robin, a biography of Robin Williams, along with his other works. Itzkoff writes frequently about film, television and comedy. The evening will also feature the announcement of the winners of the HGARC Student Book Collecting Contest.

The evening will also feature an exhibition of items from the Robin Williams' archive, held by the Gotlieb Center.

Event starts at 6 PM in the Metcalf Ballroom on the 2nd floor of the George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Ave. It will be free to Members of the Friends of HGARC and Students with a BU ID. General Public tickets are $25, please call (617) 353-3697 to R.S.V.P.!

Click HERE to download the DAVE ITZKOFF flyer.