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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'

No quick fix

Despite the fact that mental illness affects one in four Americans, it is marginalized by policy makers, hospitals, insurance companies, and medical education, writes Graduate School of Social Work Associate Professor Marylou Sudders. Boston Globe

Feeling nature's energy

Blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer '91, H '03, and his daughter Emma are featured in a new Nature Valley commercial that made its debut during the 2014 Emmy Awards broadcast. Nature Valley is a sponsor of the mountain climber and motivational speaker’s latest challenge: to brave the rapids of the Colorado River as he kayaks the Grand Canyon.

Freedom to learn

Play initiated and directed by children is not the opposite of learning, but rather is learning at its most powerful, according to Psychology Research Professor Peter Gray, co-author of an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. He discussed the 'unschooling' method of education with the New York Times "Op Talk"

Fr. James Burns appointed Woods College dean

Rev. James P. Burns, IVD, was recently appointed as dean of the Woods College of Advancing Studies, after having served as interim dean since 2012. A former director of faculty outreach and program assessment for Boston College’s University Mission and Ministry division, Fr. Burns formally assumed the dean’s post on Sept. 1. BC Chronicle

Good teachers, memorable lessons

English Professor and Director of American Studies Carlo Rotella offers recognition and thanks to teachers who taught him not only about their various subjects, but also about 'how learning works.' Boston Globe

On Indian higher ed

A collection of essays on Indian higher education by Lynch School of Education Research Professor Philip Altbach, director of the Center for International Higher Education, draws praise in a review by The Hindu. Read his assessment of why Indian students want to study abroad, also in The Hindu, and his micro-study of Chinese students in the U.S. in University World News

Living with CF

Alumnus Gunnar Esiason '13, who has cystic fibrosis, now works as a a CF advocate and program director at a non-profit foundation for the disease. He recently reflected on life with CF in a piece for CNN.com