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Watching the earth move

The first seismograph available for public use in New Hampshire is now installed at a local library through a partnership with the Boston College Educational Seismology Project. New Hampshire Union Leader

BC Bookmarks

The Winship Affair is a new murder mystery with a scientific touch written by Phil Temples of BC's Computer Science Department. Read about it and other campus-related literary happenings in BC Bookmarks.

Finance master's ranks high

The Carroll School of Management Master of Science in Finance is the second-highest ranked U.S. program in its category, according to s 2014 global survey by the Financial Times

College and priesthood

A report from the division of University Mission and Ministry examining variables that promote vocations to the Catholic priesthood is featured by National Catholic Reporter

Social Security taxes

Whatever Social Security lacks in progressive taxation it more than makes up for in the benefits it pays out, which are heavily weighted toward lower earners, writes Sloan Center on Aging and Work Research Fellow Philip Moeller in his latest column for Money

BC NOURISH takes gold

BC's NOURISH campaign, a 2013-14 effort of BC Dining Services and the Office of Health Promotion, has won a National Association of College & University Food Services gold award for Most Innovative Wellness and Nutrition Program.

Social media? Here to stay

There’s no such thing as social media—but it’s here to stay, Carroll School of Management Information Systems Associate Professor Gerald Kane said in a TEDx talk titled 'Social Media: You Haven't Seen Anything Yet.'

An innocence project

Two students in the BC Law School Innocence Program played a key role in the exoneration of a man who had served 32 years in prison following arson and murder convictions stemming from a 1982 fire in Lowell, Mass.

A writer at work

Novelist, essayist and English Professor Elizabeth Graver, whose most recent work, The End of The Point, was longlisted for the National Book Award, talked about her inspiration and process in an interview with the Boston Globe

'Old-fashioned espionage'

Germany is investigating two Germans suspected of spying for the U.S., and has expelled America's top intelligence official in Berlin. Political Science Associate Professor Jonathan Laurence discussed the developments with BBC/PRI 'The World,' Australian Broadcasting Co.'s 'The World Today,' The Hill and La Repubblica, among other media.

The Gaza conflict

Political Science Assistant Professor Peter Krause writes on the 'price' of radical flanks and the conflict in Gaza. Washington Post

Retaining older workers

Failing to have a plan to attract, retain and engage older workers could cause some companies critical staff shortages. Sloan Center on Aging and Work Director Marcie-Pitt Catsouphes discussed retention strategies with St. Louis Today

Doing business in China

Carroll School of Management MBA students recently visited more than 20 companies in China, from local startups to U.S. multinationals, to get a first-hand look at differences in global approaches to business. IME Asia director Greg Stoller described the learning experience in an interview on WBZ 'NightSide with Dan Rea' and in an op-ed for the Boston Business Journal

Hobby Lobby 'minefield'

The Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case transforms the Religious Freedom and Restoration Act into a tool for some to resist what they believe to be dangerous social and political change, contends Libby Professor of Law and Theology Cathleen Kaveny. Commonweal

Protecting the vulnerable

Overhauling DCF won't be enough to ensure the welfare of Massachusetts children, contends Graduate School of Social Work Tiziana Dearing, who advocates for preventative approaches rather than remediation after a crisis has occurred. WBUR 'Cognoscenti'

PR for GM

Another round of General Motors recalls underscores challenges facing the auto giant's image. Carroll School of Management Marketing Associate Professor S. Adam Brasel addressed the topic for WRKO Financial Exchange and the Boston Herald

In Memoriam: Alice Jeghelian

Alice Jeghelian, a retired long-time administrator who helped lead BC’s institutional efforts in affirmative action and discriminatory harassment, has died at age 85. BC Chronicle

'Welcome to Sweden'

Created by and starring Greg Poehler '96, NBC's new comedy 'Welcome to Sweden' is loosely based on his own move to Stockholm and is co-produced by his sister, Amy Poehler '93. Greg Poehler, named to Variety's 2014 list of '10 Comics to Watch,' discussed the show with the American Swedish Institute

Carroll Catalyst Program

The Carroll School of Management has launched an intensive full-time summer program designed to provide non-management undergraduates with a broad foundation in business. BC Chronicle

Strike out ALS

Seventy-five years after Lou Gehrig's 'luckiest man' speech, the fight against ALS continues. BC Baseball's Pete Frates '07, who was diagnosed in 2012 and is a crusader to raise awareness about the disease, shared his story in a post typed with an eye-tracking device.

Revisiting racism

Recurring public acknowledgments of landmark events in the modern black struggle for civil rights provide opportunities for reflection on the nation's recent past and for examination of conscience, writes Theology Professor M. Shawn Copeland. America

2014 SCOTUS rulings

Law Professor Kent Greenfield examined this session of the Supreme Court as a guest on WGBH 'Greater Boston' and the Hobby Lobby decision in particular in an op-ed for the Boston Globe, and on NECN "Broadside' and Marketplace Radio

Digital view of Colonial appeals

BC Law School Professor Emerita Sharon Hamby O’Connor and Professor and Lee Distinguished Scholar Mary Sarah Bilder have created a digital catalogue of appeals to the British Privy Council from the American Colonies.

Vatican II DVD Series

Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology Richard Gaillardetz explores the enduring legacy and contributions of Vatican II in the current age in the new, 12-lecture DVD series Vatican II and the Church of the Third Millennium.

The world of 3D printing

What can produce tchotchkes, a human liver, and a functional gun? Woods College of Advancing Studies faculty member Aaron Walsh discussed applications of 3D printing, and the technology's potential to change the world, for better or worse, on Larry King Now

Civil Rights Act at 50

As the U.S. marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, developing a humane, fair immigration policy would be a fitting way to honor its legacy in a nation that is quickly moving beyond black and white, writes Law School Dean Vincent Rougeau in America | Podcast

Encouraging vocations

A new report from BC's division of University Mission and Ministry examines what variables promote vocations to the Catholic priesthood and calls for a more interconnected approach from dioceses, parishes, and colleges to foster such vocations. BC News Release | U.S Catholic, America Magazine, Patheos

Advance in THz imaging

An engineered metamaterial supports a faster, cheaper and higher fidelity technique to capture images using Terahertz light waves, according to a team of researchers including Physics Professor Willie Padilla, a lead author of the report in the journal Nature Photonics. BC News Release | PhysOrg, ECN Magazine, AzoNano

Farewell to a friend

More than a thousand members of the BC community gathered at St. Ignatius Church to bid farewell to beloved Jesuit, administrator and friend Rev. William B. Neenan, S.J., who passed away on June 25 at age 85. BC News Release | View a video recording of the funeral Mass here | BC obituary | 'His priesthood was in himself.' Boston Globe | Fr. Neenan 'lived BC's mission.' Boston Herald | | America shares the video of his appearance at C21's Agape Latte series earlier this year. | Read a sampling of posts to social media by faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends in this BC Storify.

Teaching Ruby Bridges

Fifty years ago, Barbara Henry NC'53 joined the frontlines of the Civil Rights Movement in the south when she accepted a position as a first-grade teacher at a newly integrated school in New Orleans. She reflected on the experience in the Boston Globe Magazine