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BC Newswire: January-April 2009

BC hosts Dorchester schoolchildren for 'Science Across the City Day'

turtleBoston College hosted fourth and fifth graders from Dorchester's Russell and Winthrop elementary schools for a hands-on lesson about turtles and the work of university scientists - part of the Step UP initiative's second annual 'Science Across the City Day.' More

 

 

 



44 Boston high schoolers complete BC's "College Bound" program

Clair Alsindor, Djenaba Reynolds Forty-four students from Brighton High School and West Roxbury Education Complex were honored for completing the Boston College Lynch School of Education's College Bound program, a pre-collegiate program designed to prepare students for college acceptance and the successful completion of college-level work. More

 



"The St. Patrick Story" on exhibit at BC's Burns Library

saintpatrick"The Saint Patrick Story," an exhibit on the history, mission and legacy of the patron saint of Ireland, makes its first and only New England appearance at BC's Burns Library. More

 

 

 




BC's Moe Maloney honored for service to Franciscan Hospital

moreBoston College Neighborhood Center Assistant Director Richard "Moe" Maloney has received the Annual Community Leadership Award from Brighton's Franciscan Hospital for Children.  More

 

 

 


BC physicists awarded $2.1 million for 'green energy' research

Physics Professor Zhifeng Ren and Assistant Professor Cyril Opeil, SJ, have been awarded $2.1 million in 'green energy' funding from the U.S. Department of Energy as part of a multi-university project to develop solid-state materials that transfer solar energy to electricity. More


BC Prof. Rena Lamparska honored by Italian government 

Boston College Professor of Italian Rena Lamparska was honored by the president of the Republic of Italy with conferral of the title of Dama in the Ordine della Stella della Solidarieta Italiana. More


BC Master Plan Approved

Boston College sealThe University's Institutional Master Plan has been approved by the Boston Zoning Commission. More

 

 


BC Education Prof. Diana Pullin named an AERA Fellow

dianapullinBC Lynch School of Education Professor Diana Pullin is one of 44 scholars to be named American Educational Research Association Fellows in recognition of exceptional scientific or scholarly contributions to education research or significant contributions to the field through the development of research opportunities and settings. More

 



Nurse advocate for homeless Cheryl Kane will address nursing convocation

Cheryl KaneCheryl Kane of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program will address BC's Connell School of Nursing Class of 2009 at convocation on May 17. More

 

 



Prof. joins in dedication of Edgar Allan Poe Sq. in Boston

Paul Lewis in Edgar Allan Poe Square, BostonApril 2009 -- Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino -  joined by English Professor Paul Lewis, champion of re-claiming author Edgar Allan Poe for his native Boston - dedicated Edgar Allan Poe Square at a ceremony April 27. More

 



Boston College president presents newly-published book as gift to Boston Archdiocese

'Two Centuries of Faith' receptionApril 2009 -- Two Centuries of Faith: The Influence of Catholicism on Boston: 1808-2008, a new book commissioned by Boston College as a gift from the University to the Archdiocese of Boston was presented by BC President William P. Leahy, SJ to Cardinal Sean O'Malley at an event Apr. 21. More





Psychology prof.'s research shows "free play" is highly important to human social development

Peter GrayApril 2009 -- Writing in the current edition of the interdisciplinary American Journal of Play, Boston College developmental psychologist Peter Gray suggests that use of play helped early humans to overcome the innate tendencies toward aggression and dominance which enabled the development of a highly cooperative way of life. More

 




Renowned Broadway orchestrator to stage exclusive production of "Songs for a New World" at BC

Mary Mitchell-CampbellApril 2009 -- Award-winning Broadway artist Mary-Mitchell Campbell— acclaimed orchestrator and music supervisor, and the inaugural holder of the Rev. J. Donald Monan, SJ, Professorship in Theater Arts at Boston College—will direct a benefit production of the critically-acclaimed musical Songs for a New World. More

 




Chevron CEO David J. O'Reilly to speak at CEO Club May 7

April 2009 -- David J. O'Reilly, chairman and chief executive officer of Chevron Corp., the nation's second-largest petroleum company, will be the guest speaker at Boston College's Chief Executives' Club of Boston luncheon on May 7. More


Award-winning poet Brendan Galvin to be honored at Boston College Arts Festival

Brendan GalvinApril 2009--Acclaimed poet Brendan J. Galvin—a Boston College graduate whose work has garnered numerous awards—returns to campus this month, as a special guest and alumni honoree at the University’s 11th anual Arts Festival, which will be held April 23-25, 2009. More

 



BC Chemist Udayan Mohanty Named 2009 Guggenheim Fellow

Udayan MohantyBoston College Chemistry Professor Udayan Mohanty has been awarded a 2009 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for his theoretical studies of rare chemical reactions. More

 


 


Boston College president to present new book on Catholicism in Boston as gift to Boston archdiocese 

April 2009 -- A new book commissioned by Boston College as a gift from the University to the Archdiocese of Boston will be presented by BC President William P. Leahy, SJ to Cardinal Sean O'Malley at an event Apr. 21. More


9 award-winning poets to appear at BC's "Poetries of the Stranger" festival, Apr. 17-19

Nine distinguished poets, including Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott and Pulitzer Prize winners John Ashbery, James Tate, Jorie Graham and former US poet laureate Mark Strand, will appear at BC Apr. 17-19. More


Warren Buffett hosts BC MBA students

April 2009-- Twenty-seven MBA students from BC's Carroll School of Management met billionaire investor Warren Buffett at his Berkshire Hathaway holding company in Nebraska for a two-hour Q&A session and lunch. More


First anthology of Irish war poetry launched at BC

March 2009-- The groundbreaking new book "Earth Voices Whispering: An Anthology of Irish War Poetry 1914-45," officially launched at BC's Burns Library, gathers together, for the first time, a wide range of Irish poetic voices that chart the human experiences of wars in the 20th century, recording the thoughts and experiences of poets as soldiers, patriots, observers, protestors, medics and mourners. More



Connell School of Nursing joins alliance to boost veterans care

March 2009 -- The Veterans Administration has joined with the Boston College Connell School of Nursing and several other area nursing schools to form the Northeast Region VA Nursing Alliance to better serve today's war veterans. More



BC Named to President's Higher Ed Community Service Honor Roll

CBC-Ireland Launches Study of Gaelic Athletic Association

McMullen Museum of Art Hosts "The Book as Art"


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