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Events

Merci beaucoup for attending the Kathleen Turner event.  Ms. Turner's zeal for teaching was an inspiration to her audience.

Our surprise guest, Dr. Guila Clara Kessous, a UNESCO "Artist for Peace" award recipient, spoke about her audio recording of the journal of Hélène Berr, a Sorbonne graduate and Holocaust victim.  Her sensitivity to maintaining the integrity of Hélène Berr's story was most admirable.

Please plan to join us on Monday, May 12 2014 at 4 PM in the Grand Reading Room of the Claire T. Carney Library on campus.  Dr. Jeremiah Lowney, a Connecticut orthodontist and the founder of the Haiti Health foundation, will speak about his thirty plus years of bringing medical, dental and community assistance to the Jeremie region of Haiti.

The lecture is free and open to the public.  Parking is available in lot 13.  For further information, please contact Maria Sanguinetti at msanguinetti@umassd.edu or by calling 508-991-5096.


Past events

Illustrious individuals who have honored the Boivin Center with their presence

  • 1986: Alice Parizeau, Lucie Therrien
  • 1988: Jean-François Somain
  • 1989: Roch Carrier, Roger Violette, Omer Boivin, Lois Pines
  • 1991: Pierre Capretz, Dr.Gaëtan Brulotte
  • 1992: Brian Thompson, Gérard Le Tendre, Jacques Borel
  • 1993: Naïm Kattan
  • 1994: Alice Dawn, Albert Coté, Maxime LeForestier, Serge Kerval, Richard Wilbur, Peter Sandler
  • 1996: Dr. Madamou Soumaré, Normand Demers, Jacques Parizeau
  • 1997: Frederick Wiseman, Annie Royer, Patrick Noe, Misha DeFonseca
  • 1999: Nicole Brossard, Helene Dorion, Francine du Plessix Gray
  • 2000: Julia Child
  • 2001: Pierre de Boisdeffre, Stephane Chemlewsky, Frédéric Martel, Lisa Gossels
  • 2002: Anne-Christine Rice, Le Grand Dérangement, Marie-Claire Blais, Senator Paul Simon
  • 2003: Prof. William Carter, Marcel Marceau, Polly Platt, Maia Weschler
  • 2004: Prof. John Rassias, Prof. Adam Braver, Véronique Mistycki
  • 2005: Prof. Emmanuel Dongala, David Plante
  • 2006: Prof. Patrick Henry, Richard Hétu
  • 2007: Claudia Hommel, Bob Moreen, Jean-Claude Baker
  • 2008: Sophie Freud, Frédérique Hébrard, Louis Velle
  • 2009: Florence Delay
  • 2010: David Slavitt, Ruth Hartz, Margo Moore
  • 2011: Linda Urbach
  • 2012: Joan Nathan, French Cajun Celebration
  • 2013: Charles Rearick, Sophie Michaux and Artem Belogurov
  • 2014: Kathleen Turner, Guila Clara Kessous

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