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Women and genetic testing

Waiting for Cancer to Come by Sociology Professor Sharlene Hesse-Biber is the first book to explore the complicated emotional, social, economic and psychological turmoil facing women who learn, through genetic testing, of their high risk for breast or ovarian cancer. BC News Release | Huffington Post

Politics and polarization

Research by Assistant Professor of Political Science David Hopkins of the gap in the way Democrats and Republicans today approach governing and legislation, and why the two parties seem to fail to understand one another, was highlighted by the Washington Post and

A mystery solved

Over the past 13 years, Elizabeth Stringer Keefe, now a doctoral student at the Lynch School of Education, has been using social media to help identify a wedding photo found near Ground Zero after 9/11. This year, her perseverance paid off. Boston Globe

Language and math skills

What's the best language for learning math skills? Not English, studies show, but using board games may be able to offset some of its disadvantages, says Lynch School of Education Assistant Professor Elida Laski. Wall Street Journal and WSJ 'China Real Time'

The social media jump

Many executives wonder what, if any, long-lasting impact social media will have on how business is conducted. Is it worth jumping on the bandwagon? Jump, writes Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Information Systems Gerald Kane. Sloan Management Review

Forming a faith community

School of Theology and Ministry Associate Professor Jane E. Regan has written an essential guide for anyone in the ministry of adult faith formation: Forming a Community of Faith: A Guide to Success in Adult Faith Formation Today. BC Bookmarks

CDC grant for social work prof

Erika Sabbath, a newly arrived assistant professor in the Graduate School of Social Work, has been selected for a major grant through a U.S.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention program that supports early-career scholars. BC Chronicle

The story of 'Pie'

Set in post World War II America, "Pie" depicts the thrill and danger inherent in the American dream of unrestricted liberty. Written by Professor of English Suzanne Matson, the story has been published as part of the Ploughshares Solos series. BC Bookmarks

'Magnetic' McMullen exhibition

'Imagining New Worlds,' a retrospective of masterpieces by surrealist Wifredo Lam now on view at the McMullen Museum of Art, is 'as magnetic an exhibition as you will see anywhere in New England this year,' according to the Boston Globe | BC News Release | Read more on the exhibition, and interviews with curator Elizabeth Goizueta: Boston Globe West, Cuban Art News, Arteinformado Magazine, Boston College Magazine, BC Chronicle | New York Times, New York Times Fall Arts Preview, Boston Globe 'Critic's Pick', Boston Globe 'The Ticket'

Eagles upset No. 9 USC

A major upset victory for BC's Football Eagles and Head Coach Steve Addazio over No. 9 USC capped an emotional night at Alumni Stadium September 13 as fans joined the team and students in honoring fallen 9/11 hero Welles Crowther '99 and heard a message from the family of Pete Frates '07, who thanked the BC community for making the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge a national sensation. | Alison and Jefferson Crowther also experienced first-hand how their son's legacy lives on in the BC community. Boston Globe

'Crux' launched at BC event

Boston Archbishop Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. joined a panel of journalists and academics, including School of Theology and Ministry Assistant Professor Hosffman Ospino, at Robsham Theater for a discussion of Pope Francis at the Sept. 11 launch at Robsham Theater of the Boston Globe’s new website on the global Catholic Church. Boston Globe, Crux, WGBH News, Patheos | Also in Crux, Kathleen Hirsch of the Philosophy Department writes on how students in BC's PULSE program 'become agents of hope in lives whose stories have broken.'

Top pediatric nursing profs

Connell School of Nursing Carroll Professor Judith Vessey is among the top 25 pediatric nursing professors identified by Those honored have, in addition to their professional credentials, taken it on themselves to further the field of pediatric nursing by teaching, working in educational settings and sharing their knowledge with aspiring pediatric nurses.

'Teach for America' leader

Boston College ranks 5th in the nation among medium-sized universities on Teach for America's list of schools contributing the greatest number of graduates to this year's teaching corps. BC News Release

Jesuit hospitality

'Where anybody in need is, there is our Jesuit mission and our Jesuit brand of hospitality,' writes Canisius Professor and Jesuit Institute Director James Keenan, S.J. Jesuit Refugee Service 'On Assignment'

Giving Diaspora its due

The security of Israel remains precarious. Might the universalist tradition of Judaism be a viable alternative?, asks Professor of Political Science Alan Wolfe, director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, in a piece for the Chronicle of Higher Education Review

Inspirational leader

The drive and commitment of BC Baseball's Pete Frates '07 to help 'strike out ALS', the disease he was diagnosed with in 2012, and his role in spurring the Ice Bucket Challenge phenomenon, is featured by Forbes

Tina Packer joins faculty

Celebrated stage director Tina Packer, one of the country’s foremost experts on Shakespeare, joins the University as the 2014-15 Rev. J. Donald Monan, S.J., Professor in Theatre Arts. BC News Release | Broadway World

Examining the ISIS flag

Calderwood University Professor of Islamic and Asian Art Jonathan Bloom discusses the origins of the black flag with white Arabic writing flown by ISIS. PRI's The World

The message of mercy

What does mercy mean for the life and mission of the church? An essay by Cardinal Walter Kasper, president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and author of Mercy: The Essence of the Gospel and the Key to Christian Life, is featured by America magazine, based on his lecture at BC last semester.

New head for Carroll School grad programs

The Carroll School of Management has strengthened the business and academic experience in its leadership ranks with the addition of Betsy Griffith as associate dean of graduate programs. BC Chronicle

2015 'U.S. News' survey

Boston College maintained its ranking of 31st among national universities in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report survey, and was also ranked 37th in the "Great Schools Great Prices" list. In addition, the Carroll School of Management improved one spot to 21st in the 'The Best in Undergraduate Business' rankings of top AACSB-accredited programs. BC Chronicle

Philanthropy and public good

Law Professor Ray Madoff, with faculty colleagues Brian Galle and Bill Bagley, will convene a conference later this month to consider whether current rules governing philanthropy adequately support the public good. Chronicle of Philanthropy, Nonprofit Quarterly, New York Review of Books

Women and wages

Professor of Sociology Sharlene Hesse-Biber discussed findings from a new study from the Institute for Women's Policy that examines and compares women's salaries across the U.S. NECN

Looking to Lincoln

Those seeking to rebrand the GOP should look to its history, writes Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson, author of the forthcoming book To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party. New York Times

Losing our touch?

In an increasingly virtual world, are people losing touch with the sense of touch itself? And if so, so what?, asks Seelig Professor of Philosophy Richard Kearney in a piece published by the New York Times and the Irish Times

Data analysis a commodity?

What happens when the use of analytics in business stops being new and different? Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Information Systems Sam Ransbotham looks at the subject in an essay for Sloan Management Review

First Year Academic Convocation

Author Dave Eggers, whose acclaimed novel The Circle was shared reading for the Class of 2018 over the summer, is the keynote speaker at the annual First Year Academic Convocation. BC Chronicle

University Convocation 2014

Boston College will need the strength of its people and programs in the coming months and years to not only realize its own goals, but to cope with challenges facing many colleges and universities, said President William P. Leahy, S.J., at the annual University Convocation held September 3 in Robsham Theater. The occasion was marked by the farewell remarks of  Executive Vice President Patrick J. Keating, who will step down at the end of the semester, and the first address from Provost and Dean of Faculties David Quigley. BC Chronicle

Barber of Damascus

History Associate Professor Dana Sajdi discussed her latest publication, The Barber of Damascus: Nouveau Literacy in the Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Levant, with Elliot Brandow of BC Libraries. View the interview and read about other campus-related literary news in BC Bookmarks

New worlds at McMullen

'Imagining New Worlds,' a retrospective of masterpieces by surrealist Wifredo Lam, is now on view at the McMullen Museum of Art. BC News Release | Read previews and interviews with curator Elizabeth Goizueta: Boston Globe West, Cuban Art News, Arteinformado Magazine, Boston College Magazine, BC Chronicle | New York Times, New York Times Fall Arts Preview, Boston Globe 'Critic's Pick', Boston Globe 'The Ticket'