Co-Sponsored Events


Download the application here.

Co-Sponsored Events Chair:  Emily Ronald 


The Graduate Student Organization (GSO) is soliciting applications for events hosted by our fellow graduate students to facilitate interdepartmental communication in social and academic settings.


Pictures of co-sponsored events!

Graduate Music Conference

When:  Saturday, April 3, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: CAS B12 (725 Commonwealth Ave)

Featuring Dr. Geoffrey Burgess (Baroque oboist & musicologist)

Presentations by scholars from: Boston University, Tufts University, New England Conservatory, Pennsylvania State University, and Texas State University

Free admission ~ reception to follow

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18th Annual BU Graduate Research Conference in African Studies

When:  March 19 - March 20, 2010

Where: 232 Bay State Road, 5th Floor

Co-sponsored with: Boston University African Studies Center 

The African Studies Graduate Student Conference is an interdisciplinary forum intended for graduate students at all levels of  study.  The conference provides an informal setting in which students can exchange ideas, share research, and expand collegial networks.  In past years, participants have presented course research, dissertation proposals, thesis chapters, methodological models, and other works in progress.  


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17th Annual BU Graduate Research Conference in African Studies

When:  March 13 - March 14, 2009

Where: Boston University African Studies Center

Co-sponsored with: Boston University African Studies Center 

March 13th and 14th is the 17th Annual BU Graduate Research Conference in African Studies, an interdisciplinary forum intended for graduate students at all levels of study. The conference provides an informal setting in which students can exchange ideas, share research, and expand collegial networks. The keynote speaker will be Professor Jeanne Penvenne, Tufts University.

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2nd Annual BU Conference on East Asia

When:  February 13 - February 14, 2009

Where:  Center for International Studies, 154 Bay State Road

Co-sponsored with: The Committee of the Boston University Conference on East Asia 

The BU Conference on East Asia aims to provide an interactive and open forum for students at the undergraduate and graduate levels from various institutions and diverse disciplines to share ideas and to discuss their works in progress with peers.

As an interdisciplinary conference, the BU Conference on East Asia includes topics focusing on East Asian history, international history as pertains to the evolution of the East Asian region. In addition, topics for presentation and discussion will include the current East Asian political, socio-economic, and cultural climates. .

Please see their welcome letter and program for more information.



An Insider's Account of the CIA: Separating Fact from Fiction

When:  Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 6:30pm

Where:  College of Arts and Sciences, Room 224

Co-sponsored with: Graduate International Relations Council 

Distinguished International Relations professors, Arthur Hulnick, a veteran of over 35 years in intelligence, including seven years as an intelligence officer in the US Air Force and 28 years in the CIA, and Joseph Wippl, a former CIA officer with over 30 years as an operations officer in the National Clandestine Service, will present a behind-the-scenes account of life within the CIA.

Following the lecture and discussion, a reception will be held in the BU Pub, located at 225 Bay State Road in the Castle. Free drink tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis.

This event is a fundraiser for the BU Graduate International Relations Council. A $2.00 donation would be appreciated upon admission.



Graven Images: Religion in Comic Books and Graphic Novels

When:  April 11 - April 13, 2008

Where:  Judaic Studies Center

Co-sponsored with:  Division of Religious and Theological Studies 

From the performance of religion in comics, to religious or mythic traditions among the elements of various works, to the use of comics by religious practitioners themselves, the relationship between comics and religion is dynamic and evolving. Given the increasing seriousness with which the public has come to view comics as an art form and Americans’ fraught but passionate relationship with religion, “Graven Images” will provide an opportunity for discussion of cutting- edge artistic and social issues by exploring the roles of religion in comic books and graphic novels. This event is free and open to the public

Featuring Keynote Speaker James Sturm,

Xeric Award and Eisner Award-winning author of  The Golem’s Mighty Swing and James Sturm’s America: God, Gold, and Golems Co-founder of the Center for Cartoon Studies and the National Association of Comic Arts Educators (NACAE). 



Graduate Student Art History Symposium “Damage”

When:  March 28 - March 29, 2008

Co-sponsored with:  Department of Art History


An annual interdisciplinary symposium on the theme of damage, creativity, destruction, and vandalism in art, architecture, conservation, and visual culture by hosting a keynote speaker and panel discussions.



A Graduate Student Parental Leave Policy for Boston University

When:  March 19, 2008, 1 - 2 PM

Where:  PRB 595

Speaker:  Elizabeth Ewen

Co-sponsored withWomen in Physics

A fellow graduate student, Elizabeth Ewen, has been working diligently to get a parental leave policy for BU graduate students implemented.  Other universities in Boston have one, but BU does not!  Liz is a graduate student in the Department of Biology, a founding member of the Women in Biology. 

Comparison of Parental Leave policies at other institutions:  PDF


An Academic Career Track at a Four Year College: Balancing Teaching and Research

When:  February 15, 2008, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Where:  LSEB 103 (24 Cummington St.)

Speaker:  Dr. Amy Voller

Co-sponsored withWomen in Biology

Please join us for career seminar with Dr. Amy Cheng Vollmer from Swarthmore College to tell us her experiences in an academic career track and how she chose her career path.