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March 26, 2015

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Start Day 36th Annual Conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association (Multi-Day Event)
March 26-28, 2015

Material Cultures/Material Worlds

We seek papers and panels that investigate elements of the material world belonging to the long nineteenth century. Topics may include collecting, possession(s), things and thing theories, realism, hoarding, bric-abrac, souvenirs, historic houses (interiors and rooms), buildings and “truth to materials,” collecting folklore and songs, Atlantic trade, colonial objects, commodity fetishism, animals as things (taxidermy, zoos, taxonomies), people as things (slavery, human zoos, relics, death masks), cabinets of curiosity, closets, antiquities, museum displays, theatrical stages and sets, textures, books and manuscripts as objects, the materiality of texts, art materials, food, fraudulent items or the luxury trade. We invite alternate interpretations of the theme as well.

Please email 250-word abstracts for 20-minute papers along with one-page CVs to the program chairs by September 30, 2014 to Paper abstracts should include author's name, institutional affiliation, and paper title in the heading. We welcome panel proposals with three panelists and a moderator or alternative formats with pre-circulated papers and discussion.

Please note that submission of a proposal constitutes a commitment to attend the conference if the proposal is accepted. All proposals received will be acknowledged, and presenters will be notified in November 2014.
Graduate students whose proposals are accepted may, at that point, submit complete papers in competition for a travel grant to help cover transportation and lodging expenses. Scholars who live outside the North American continent, whose proposals have been accepted, may submit a full paper to be considered for the International Scholar Travel Grant (see NCSA website for additional requirements
All Day Fall Advising
Fall Advising
All Day Last Day to Drop a Spring Course with a "W" (extended due to inclement weather)
Last Day to Drop a Spring Course with a "W" (extended due to inclement weather)
All Day Project Managment Club Photo contest
To gather students photos of Boston and let people vote through Feb 28-March 26 on their Facebook page.
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM "Chiang Yee: The Silent Traveller from the East"
The Adams Gallery at Suffolk University presents artwork from an exiled 20th century Chinese artist-author in the exhibit Chiang Yee: The Silent Traveller from the East. The exhibit is focused on illustrations from Chiang Yee’s 1959 travel book about Boston.

The exhibit features original Chiang Yee drawings and watercolors, reproductions of illustrations from his Silent Traveller book on Boston from the Boston Athenaeum’s collection, and photographs of the artist-author.

The exhibit was inspired by English Professor Da Zheng's book about Chiang Yee.

More about Chiang Yee and the exhibit.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Coffee Hour
Join us for FREE coffee and FREE bagels from Breugger's Bagels!

We are the Office of Diversity Services and we are located in A481.
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Commuter Ambassador Information Session

Are you looking for a great resume-builder and paid position with flexible hours?  OCHO is seeking hard-working, enthusiastic students who would like to become part of our team! The Off-campus Housing Office (OCHO) is an invaluable resource for all Suffolk students who are looking for off-campus housing in the Boston area. We are currently recruiting responsible, professional, and self-motivated candidates for the 2015-2016 school year. Come by and meet our current Commuter Ambassadors and see how much fun it can be representing Suffolk!

Location:  73 Tremont Street, 2nd Floor hallway outside the Suffolk Library

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Ebola and Beyond: Legal and Policy Implications for Future Viral Epidemics
Join us for this incredibly important and timely discussion about present and future public health crises.


Renee M. Landers, Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School and Faculty Director of the Health and Biomedical Law Concentration

Shawn D'Andrea--MD, MPH, Instructor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Division of International Emergency Medicine and Humanitarian Programs; Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Kevin Outterson, Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law

David Soley, Attorney for Ebola Nurse Kaci Hickox; Partner, Bernstein Shur

Seanna Balfe, Assistant General Counsel, Litigation and Employment, inVentiv Health

For more information and to register please visit our webpage.

Location:  Suffolk University Law School | 120 Tremont Street Boston, MA
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Midday Prayer and Lunch with the Deacon
Come join the Interfaith Center (Donahue 540) for Midday Prayer and Lunch with the Deacon!
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM Summer Internship Fair
This is an opportunity for all majors to talk with 30+ top employers who are offering internships this summer.

Please dress in professional business attire and bring multiple copies of your resume. More info and updates on Facebook

Sponsored by the Career Development Center.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Buddhist Koan Study
Come join us in the Interfaith Center (Donahue 540) at 1:00pm to discuss Buddhist koans selected from the Mumonkan!
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Panel: Literary Translation from Hebrew
Gabriel Levin and Marsha Pomerantz will be presenting on Literary Translation from Hebrew. Gabriel Levin is a poet, translator, and memoirist who lives in Jerusalem. In addition to his several volumes of poetry, he has translated poems by Taha Muhammad Ali and the medieval Hebrew poet Yehuda Halevi. His memoir is The Dune’s Twisted Edge: Journeys in the Levant.

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Suffolk University Department of English
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Cancelled) Safe Zone: Queer People of Color
Safe Zone: Queer People of Color
Thursday, March 26th
1 - 2:30pm
Donahue 403

In addition to the core Safe Zone trainings (Safe Zone I and II), The Office of Diversity Services offers several specialized trainings that address the diversity of experiences in LGBTQ+ communities. These trainings are designed to deepen the knowledge, continue the conversation, and support the Suffolk ally community in their ongoing growth and development. 

Safe Zone: Queer People of Color focuses on the intersection of gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, and race in the lives of Queer People of Color. Participants will expand their understanding of the unique challenges this community faces and will develop skills in how to be an ally across difference. 

To register, please complete this form. 

Please note: this training is designed for individuals who have completed Safe Zone I, but all are welcome. 

For more information about the Safe Zone program, please visit our website
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM SUCAT Competitions
SUCAT with compete in front of judges in Sawyer 321 and 326 on March 3, March 26th, April 14th, and April 21st from 1-215pm
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Baseball) Suffolk at Curry
(Baseball) Suffolk at Curry, Postponed
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Christian Conversations and Bible Study
Come join us in the Interfaith Center (Donahue 540) at 4:00pm!
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Heidegger’s Critique of Metaphysics
The Suffolk Philosophy Society and the Philosophy Department present an event in the Philosophy Colloquium Series:

Heidegger’s Critique of Metaphysics
Taylor Carman, Barnard College, Columbia University

Abstract: Martin Heidegger is widely recognized as one of the last century’s most radical critics of traditional metaphysics. The term “metaphysics,” however, has meant different things to different philosophers, and there have nearly as many ways of criticizing it as there have been critics. They key to understanding Heidegger’s critique of metaphysics is the distinction he draws between entities (das Seiende) and being (das Sein). On the one hand, understanding entities as entities at all requires understanding them, whether tacitly or explicitly, in their being. On the other hand, he came to believe, concentrating on entities as such tends to blind us to the worldly conditions that render them intelligible, just as looking directly at visible things tends to draw our attention away from the lighting conditions that render them visible. So, in their very fixation on entities, Heidegger maintains, Western philosophy and science have amounted to what he calls a “forgetting of being” (Seinsvergessenheit). In this paper I shall try to make Heidegger’s critique plausible on analogy with a general feature of representations (pictures, propositions, etc.), namely, that their own status as representations necessarily withdraws from view the more one turns one’s attention to their contents or objects, which is to say, what they represent. Likewise, Heidegger maintains, “representational thinking” (vorstellendes Denken) foregrounds entities and in so doing relegates being to an inconspicuous background of human thought and experience.

Refreshments will be served.
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM AAA Poker Night
Annual event where students and non-students can come play poker for prizes in Donahue 403 from 5-9pm on March 26, 2015
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Prison Book Program
Join us for an evening of service at the Prison Book Program in Quincy to help promote education and literacy for prisoners. Read letters from prisoners and sort and package books to be sent to them. Volunteers meet at the Center for Community Engagement, Donahue 209, at 5:30 and travel together to Quincy. This is a weekly opportunity limited to the first 6 volunteers who R.S.V.P. through SUconnect.
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Men's Tennis) Wentworth vs. Suffolk
(Men's Tennis) Wentworth vs. Suffolk, Final, 5-4
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM SuffolkConnect: Annual Law School Alumni-Student Networking Reception

The Suffolk University Law School's Alumni Association and the Offices of Alumni Engagement and Professional & Career Development invite you to attend: 

SuffolkConnect: Annual Law School Alumni-Student Networking Reception

Thursday, March 26, 2015
6:00 - 8:00pm
Omni Parker House
60 School Street
Boston, MA

Nothing is more important to law students than the connections they make with alumni willing to share their wisdom and experience.  For over a century, the accomplishment, generosity and enthusiasm of Suffolk Law alumni has been key to our success.  

Please join your fellow alumni as we welcome the newest members of our Suffolk Law community to the profession and start assisting them to develop the professional networks critical to their future success. 

We hope you can join us!

RSVP today!

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 617-305-1999 or email Annamaria Mueller at
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Gabriel Levin Poetry Reading
  • Gabriel Levin will be reading from his recent collections, Coming Forth By Day and To These Dark Steps. Gabriel Levin is a poet, translator, and memoirist who lives in Jerusalem. In addition to his several volumes of poetry, he has translated poems by Taha Muhammad Ali and the medieval Hebrew poet Yehuda Halevi. His memoir is The Dune’s Twisted Edge: Journeys in the Levant.


  • Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Suffolk University Department of English
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Shockheaded Peter
A New England Premiere created for the stage by Julian Crouch and Phelim McDermott
original music and lyrics by The Tiger Lillies
originally conceived and produced by Michael Morris for Cultural Industry, London
directed by Steven Bogart
featuring Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys
presented by Company One Theatre and Suffolk University

March 6 - April 4

Fall into the world of Victorian SteamCRUNK nightmares as a manic music-box spins stories of naughty children and misguided parents. Silly and sinister, Shockheaded Peter, with the musical mayhem of Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys, dares us to ask what's beneath the floorboards. Don't miss this most damning tale ever told on stage. 
10:00 PM - 11:00 PM Seriously Bent Thursday Dorm Show
Have a laugh every Thursday during the Seriously Bent dorm show! Every Thursday at 10pm join Seriously Bent in the 150 Tremont basement for some hilarious improv for free. 

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