News Archive Page 2
As Baby Boomers retire, the Social Security Administration is flooded with demands for help with benefits, even as it reduces offices and employees due to cutbacks. Sloan Center on Aging and Work Research Fellow Philip Moeller offers steps to help people find the information they need. Money
Irish Institute Director Robert Mauro, executive director of BC's Global Leadership Institute, addressed the MBA program of Gulf University for Science and Technology--Kuwait's first private university--about innovation and entrepreneurship in large institutions and organizations. Kuwait Times
While a push to ensure research remains relevant can be a good thing, scientific integrity and replication shouldn't be sacrificed to meet political timeframes, contends Graduate School of Social Work Professor and Associate Dean for Research David Takeuchi in the London School of Economics' 'Impact Blog'
The Theology Department and School of Theology and Ministry were a significant presence at this year's meeting of the Catholic Theological Society of America, where Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology Richard Gaillardetz completed his term as president, and University Chair in Human Rights and International Justice David Hollenbach, S.J., was elected vice-president, to be followed by the presidency in two years. BC Chronicle
A rising stock market will cause most U.S. public pensions to achieve healthy funding levels this year, according to a survey from the Center for Retirement Research. Reuters, The Economist, Investor's Business Daily | Center director Alicia Munnell writes on what's next for funding, and on the effect of health care reform on older workers for Dow Jones Marketwatch. | Her contention that automation is a key to retirement savings success is featured by Forbes and Time.
A two-decade journey that included a standout career on the BC Men's Soccer team and led to professional leagues in Scotland, Sweden and France, has now brought alumnus Alejandro Bedoya '06 to the U.S. Men's Team, the World Cup, and the realization of a family's dream. Video | Sun-Sentinel
A group of BC students in a course taught by English Adjunct Associate Professor Joseph Nugent has created Digital Dubliners, a multimedia Apple iBook that uses interactive technology to guide readers through James Joyce's classic collection of short stories, which marks the centenary of its publication this year. Chronicle of Higher Education | 'These tech-savvy students are no longer mere absorbers of information...[but] makers and disseminators of knowledge to the world,' writes Nugent in the Irish Times
Inspired by BC students' creation of 'Digital Dubliners,' Ferris Professor of Physics Michael Naughton etched the text of Dubliners onto a 2.5-square-millimeter patch using a sophisticated nanolithography technique more commonly employed to build electronics than to print miniature editions of classic literature. Boston Globe
The latest report in the 'New Dad' fatherhood series, released by Executive Director Brad Harrington and the Center for Work and Family, focuses on paternity leave, examining the issue in-depth from the perspective of fathers and HR leaders as well as through a review of global and U.S. policies. NBC 'Today,' CNBC, Washington Post, Boston.com, Boston Globe Magazine, Fox News | The 'New Dad' series also was cited by the Wall Street Journal, New Republic, USA Today, Washington Post 2, Fortune, NBC Nightly News, New York Times, Detroit Free Press
Patrick J. Keating, Boston College’s executive vice president since 2001 and a key figure behind the University’s successful strategic planning and campus development efforts, has announced that he will step down from his position at the end of the fall semester. BC News Release
Board of Trustees Vice Chair John F. Fish P'13; Vincent J. Quealy, Jr., '75, P'06, '07, '10; Patricia Randolph Williams, Esq. '77 and BC Hockey Head Coach Jerry York '67, MEd'70, CAES'73 have been honored with 2014 Alumni Association Distinguished Volunteer Tribute Awards
Sarit Larry, a doctoral candidate in the Philosophy Department, stars as a woman obsessed with her 5-year-old student and his remarkable gift for poetry, in the Israeli film 'The Kindergarten Teacher,' chosen for a special screening at the Cannes Film Festival. Hollywood Reporter