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Boston College's 14 undergraduates and 2 graduate students in Puebla, Mexico as part of an Arrupe Internatioanl Immersion trip are safe and accounted for in the wake of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico on Friday. Updated information will be provided as necessary.
College of Arts and Sciences alumnus Timothy Broas ’76 was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands on April 10 by U.S Secretary of State John Kerry, J.D. ’76.
The potential grievances that may mobilize students into movements for social change depend on which part of the world is being considered, writes Lynch School of Education Research Professor Philip Altbach, director of the Center for International Higher Education. Inside Higher Ed
One year later: Perspectives on the Boston Marathon attacks by survivors Brittany Loring JD/MBA '13 and Liza Cherney MBA '13, as well as alumnae Meghan Hickey '13 and Emily Greising Remenschneider of the Graduate School of Social Work, and a video interview with alumnus Dave Wedge, co-author of the new book Boston Strong.
Founders Professor of Theology James Keenan, S.J., director of the Presidential Scholars Program, has been named director of the Jesuit Institute and holder of the Canisius Chair. BC Chronicle
The University community mourns the death of Carroll School of Management senior Kelly Gordon, who was killed April 10 in New York. Letter to students from Vice President for Student Affairs Barb Jones | Funeral arrangements
A study by Graduate School of Social Work Associate Professor Jessica Black details the many regions of the brain that must work together to find humor in daily situations, particularly for children.
A successful academic quest by BC undergraduates, who used research and detective skills to track down more than 80 carved Chinese pagodas that had been lost for nearly a century, has resulted in an exhibit of several of the rare items, now on view in O'Neill Library. The class project, led by History Assistant Professor Jeremy Clarke, S.J., is featured by the Boston Globe | Globe Photos | WBZ-TV/Radio News | BC Chronicle
Paternity leave has been in the limelight of late as a New York Mets second baseman faced backlash for taking the first two games of the season off. Center on Work and Family Executive Director Brad Harrington was interviewed about the topic on Fox 25 News and Southern California Public Radio.
Sociology Professor Juliet Schor has won the 2014 Public Understanding of Sociology Award, given annually by the American Sociological Association for exemplary contributions to the understanding of sociology, sociological research, and scholarship among the general public. BC News Release
As it pursues advancement, Massachusetts should not look for inspiration from inferior international performers whose models offer an easy fit, advise Lynch School of Education Brennan Professor Andy Hargreaves and Professor Dennis Shirley, co-authors of an op-ed in the Boston Globe
Drawing on the imagery of a symphony orchestra, School of Theology and Ministry Assistant Professor Christopher Frechette writes that through Lent the Church invites us to quiet distractions in order to ‘hear the single note that is Christ's presence.' National Catholic Reporter
What can we learn about Russian character and temperament from their literary giants—Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Chekov, Nabokov? Professor of Russian and English Maxim D. Shrayer was among experts providing insights on WBUR’s Radio Open Source | His latest book, Leaving Russia, is featured by Jewish Voice and New Jersey Jewish News; he reflects on his last Soviet summer in a piece for Moment magazine