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March 2, 2006 • Volume 14 Number 12

Welcome Additions

Prof. Susanto Basu (Economics)
PhD, Harvard University
Field of Interest: Macroeconomics
Course: Macroeconomic Theory
Basu comes to Boston College from the University of Michigan, where he had taught since 1992. The former Hoover Institution National Fellow is the author of numerous research papers and book reviews on productivity and technology as well as other topics. Since 2002 Basu has served as a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and is also affiliated with the National Bureau of Economic Research as a research associate. Basu also has served as a visiting scholar at Harvard.

Instr. Yonder Gillihan (Theology)
PhD, University of Chicago
Fields of Interest: Dead Sea Scrolls, Matthew and Paul, apocalypticism, Christian origins within the context of Jewish sectarianism in the late Second Temple period
Courses: Introduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls, Early Christianity in Its Jewish Context, The Gospel of Matthew. Biblical Heritage I and II, Biblical Visions of Divine Justice
Gillihan was most recently a visiting lecturer in the New Testament at Dartmouth College, and has taught courses in New Testament, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Greek at Yale University and the University of Chicago. Gillihan is a candidate for ordination as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and recently served as campus chaplain for Presbyterian students at Yale. Gillihan is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and a regular participant in regional and national conferences on Biblical studies. In 2003 he was awarded the Cutter-Noyes Greek Translation Prize from the University of Chicago, and in 1998 an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation fellowship for doctoral studies in the Humanities.

Assoc. Prof. Yvette D. Kuiper (Geology and Geophysics)
PhD, University of New Brunswick
Fields of Interest: Structural Geology, tectonics, geochronology
Course: Exploring the Earth
Kuiper came to BC from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, where she did two years of post-doctoral research on the structural geology and geochronology of the north-western Superior Province Boundary Zone in northern Manitoba. While working at Waterloo she was honored with the 2004 "Best Ph.D. Thesis Award" from the Structural Geology and Tectonics Division of the Geological Association of Canada. Kuiper is the author of numerous papers, reports and maps, including the forthcoming Structural geology of the Mystery-Apussigamasi lakes area, Manitoba and "Possibility of channel flow in the southern Canadian Cordillera; a new approach to explain existing data" which will appear in a Geological Society of London special publication.
-Stephen Gawlik

"Welcome Additions," an occasional feature, profiles new faculty members at Boston College.

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