Nov. 30, 2006 • Volume 15 Number 7


"What we don't have any evidence for is the idea, is the claim that the more you enrich the environment, the more neurons you grow, the smarter you become. That's pop psychology."

-Prof. Ellen Winner (Psychology), interviewed on "Genius: Quest for Extreme Brain Power." (CNN)

"As a Boston College student, I have always felt and seen the impact and the importance of serving the community. I am very excited that I am able to help others and change lives by working with Medical Missions for Children, and participate in such an important experience within my studies."

-Steve Dool '07, a student in Communication Department Counselor Roger Woolsey's Advanced Public Relations class, which is conducting a fund-raising campaign for the nonprofit organization Medical Missions for Children. (Boston Herald)

"There would still be a need for philanthropy, even if our economic needs were all taken care of."

-Center on Wealth and Philanthropy Director Prof. Paul Schervish (Sociology), on the motivations that foster actions of generosity. (Christian Science Monitor)

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