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Excellence in Teaching and Research

What does cancer detection, renewable energy, and international conflict resolution all have in common? BC faculty and students are solving these issues and more at the Heights.
Excellence in Teaching and Research

Boston College is rising as a leading research university while remaining grounded in the liberal arts tradition.

Light the World donors help forge this unique nexus.

Campaign benefactors currently help BC to attract and retain some of the nation’s leading faculty—experts who excel both in the classroom and the research lab. In addition to endowing professorships, donors are providing undergraduate and graduate research fellowships and funding specific investigations.

Thanks to thoughtful investments like these, BC students are joining with leading academic researchers to detect cancers earlier and treat them more effectively, to investigate renewable energy sources, and to bring the classical arts into modern day discussions.

Your support promotes rigorous inquiry—for the social good.

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Redefining Academic Excellence

Professor Noah Snyder is an award-winning geologist, but to his students, he is best known as a trusted mentor.  Read more.

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Faculty Spotlight

Recognized for their scholarship and teaching, the three faculty members profiled here are among 25 who have received endowed professorships during the course of the campaign. Read more.

Thomas Chiles

Essential Elements

In his role as vice provost for research and academic planning, Thomas Chiles promotes faculty and student inquiry within and across academic disciplines. Read more.

John LaMattina ’71, P’03

Scientific Approach

BC’s growing focus on integrated sciences is attracting attention, including a recent gift from retired Pfizer exec John LaMattina ’71, P’03, a University Trustee who thinks the next big breakthrough in science could happen at the Heights. Read more.

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