O’Connor to give Lowell Lecture
Thomas H. O’Connor, the prolific author and Boston historian, will deliver the annual Lowell Lecture on Tuesday, May 1, at 8 p.m. at Hall C in the Science Center. O’Connor, who has written numerous books on the history of Boston, including “Bibles, Brahmins, and Bosses: A Short History of Boston” (Boston Public Library, 1984), is a Harvard Extension School professor.
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is titled “Highlights of Boston History: A Personal Perspective.”
The Lowell Lecture is sponsored by the Extension School and the Lowell Institute of Boston, and is an annual public service event for the community. For more information, call (617) 495-4024.
Sen to give Radcliffe Inaugural Lecture
Amartya Sen, the Lamont University Professor Emeritus, will speak on Tuesday, April 24, at 4 p.m. at the Agassiz House Theatre.
Sen, who is the recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics, will be the concluding speaker in the Radcliffe Institute Inaugural Lecture Series that celebrates the founding of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.
Sen’s talk, “The Many Faces of Gender Inequality,” is free and open to the public.
Harvard raises $500,000 for United Way
Harvard led the way among Greater Boston’s educational institutions in raising more than $500,000 for United Way of Massachusetts Bay. As a whole, the educational community raised $1.2 million in 2000 for United Way, contributing toward the organization’s best-ever $53 million campaign.
– Compiled by Andrew Brooks