February 24, 2011

Former Senate President William Bulger to Lecture on Mayor James Michael Curley



What:                                      

Guest Lecture by Senate President William Bulger

When:                                     

March 3 at 4:30 p.m. (reception and book signing); 5:00 p.m. (lecture)

Where:                        

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Casella Gallery (reception) and Blount Auditorium (lecture)

550 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

Information:                           

Former Senate President and University of Massachusetts President William Bulger will address students enrolled in the “Boston’s Public Works Since 1900” sociology course, which focuses on the government projects of former Boston Mayor James Michael Curley. Mr. Bulger’s book, “James Michael Curley,” is used as the text for the course.

Mr. Bulger will read excerpts from his book, highlighting the four-term mayor’s political career and the contributions he made to the City of Boston. He will share personal memories of Mayor Curley and the impact he had on Mr. Bulger as he entered into politics and became a public figure in the state. A question and answer session will conclude the lecture, and a book signing will take place during the reception.

The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Humanities, part of the College of Arts and Sciences. Students, faculty, staff, and the general public are invited to attend. For more information, please contact professor Larry Overlan in the Department of Humanities at 617-989-4369 or overlanl@wit.edu.

About the Author                  

William Bulger was born in Dorchester, Mass, and is former President of the Massachusetts Senate and president of the University of Massachusetts.

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