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Diagnosis for schools

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

Lent: Cacophony to symphony

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

Reading the Russians

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

Social business value

Value from social business tools is concentrated most strongly in companies that have reached a certain level of sophistication in their social initiatives, according to Carroll School of Management Information Systems Associate Professor Gerald Kane and colleagues, writing in Sloan Management Review

Thirsting for Lent

An essay by Rev. Daniel P. Horan, OFM, a doctoral student in the Theology Department, urges fellow Catholics to focus during Lent on a resource often taken for granted: water. America

Goldwater Scholar

Biology major Matthew F. Evans ’15, whose research interests focus on the neurobiology of cell growth, has been awarded a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, considered the premier undergraduate award in the sciences. BC News Release

Johnny Hockey's road to here

Hockey Eagles forward Johnny Gaudreau ’15, winner of the 2014 Walter Brown Award and his second consecutive Hockey East Player of the Year award, is featured by the New York Times and the Boston Globe

Urban poverty assumptions

Graduate School of Social Work Associate Professor Tiziana Dearing looks at the cultural dimensions of inner-city poverty. Huffington Post

Bright, young, mobile things

Overseas students generate many financial returns for the host countries. But what are the benefits for those nations whose governments pay for their young adults to study abroad? Center for International Higher Education Director Philip Altbach is co-author of a piece for New Statesman

Exemption from the ACA?

Two years after upholding the ACA’s individual mandate, the Supreme Court will now hear challenges that pit religious freedom against public health. Law Professor Kent Greenfield on WGBH News | American Prospect

Bishops at the border

A reflection by School of Theology and Ministry Assistant Professor Hosffman Ospino on the upcoming U.S. bishops' tour of the Mexican border to raise awareness of migrant suffering is cited by a columnist for National Catholic Reporter

Developing great ideas

A new book on creativity by the co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios is must reading for anyone with a project in mind, writes Carroll School of Management Dean Andy Boynton. Forbes | His previous post looked at new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

Flex-time a myth?

Flexible work options are out of reach or limited for most employees, according to to a new Sloan Center on Aging and Work study conducted by the center's director, Graduate School of Social Professor Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, and colleagues. Investor's Business Daily | Business Standard

Millennials at work

Center for Work and Family Executive-in-Residence Lauren Stiller Rikleen discusses her new book on millennials in the workplace,You Raised Us - Now Work With Us. NECN 'Broadside'

'Living Legend' in nursing

Connell School of Nursing Professor Emeritus Carol R. Hartman has been named a Living Legend in Massachusetts Nursing by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses. BC News Release

Doing ELL well

A coalition of education groups believes a new bill would transform the way English language learners are educated in Massachusetts, writes Presidential Scholar Nathan Schwan ’16, state captain of Students for Education Reform and co-author of an op-ed in the Boston Globe

Journalism trends

Alumna Janelle Nanos, senior editor at Boston Magazine and visiting lecturer in American Studies and journalism, and Maura Johnston, founding editor of Maura Magazine and inaugural Institute for the Liberal Arts’ journalism fellow, shared insights on trends in modern journalism during a BC Social Google+ hangout

The Turkish nightmare

Economics Associate Professor Can Erbil, a native of Turkey, writes about the unrest in his homeland in a piece for that country's only independent and oldest English-language daily newspaper, Hurryiet Daily News

A 'Happy' BC story

Have a 'BC Happy' Day! The Boston College take on Pharrell Williams' hit song has captured international attention. Read about the making of the video, and the global response to it in the BC Chronicle | 'BC Happy' showcased in Spain: El Confidencial

In Memoriam: Dom Sebastian Moore, OSB

'An inspirational quality' characterized much in the life of theologian, spiritual writer and former BC faculty member Dom Sebastian Moore, OSB, who died earlier this semester at age 97, following 72 years of priesthood. The Tablet

Men over 60, on the job

Sloan Center on Aging and Work research fellow Elizabeth Fideler, who two years ago wrote Women Still at Work: Professionals Over Sixty and On the Job, has now penned a sequel about men. BC Bookmarks | Forbes


Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Information Systems Sam Ransbotham has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for his work on analytics and security data. BC Chronicle

Mapping a Mott insulator

A team of BC physicists has mapped the inner atomic workings of a compound within the mysterious class of materials known as spin-orbit Mott insulators, an advance that could lead to discoveries in superconductivity, the topological phases of matter and new forms of magnetism. BC News Release | PhysOrg, Science Daily, Science Codex,

The Fed’s forward guidance

The Federal Reserve can best help employment by stabilizing prices, not targeting unemployment, writes Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland for Economics 21

The gray jobs enigma

While nearly three-fourths of Americans say they will work in retirement, only 18.9 percent of Americans age 65 or older actually remain in the work force. Center for Retirement Research Director Alicia Munnell comments in an interview with the New York Times

St. Patrick's Day traditions

BC-Ireland Academic Director Mike Cronin is among those interviewed regarding America’s influence on St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in a whimsical video produced by the U.S. Embassy in Dublin | He also discussed the shamrock tradition associated with the day with USA Today.

Alumna's 'Idea Space' a hit

Since its launch earlier this year by Carroll School of Management alumna and entrepreneur Lauren Mearn MBA '10, 'Idea Space' already houses 25 small companies in Boston's Back Bay. Boston Business Journal

NBA at CEO Club

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver addressed the latest gathering of BC’s Chief Executives’ Club of Boston. Boston Globe Business, Boston Globe Sports, AP via Washington Post, New York Daily News, ESPN, NESN

A&S Dean David Quigley named University provost

University President William P. Leahy, S.J., has named David Quigley, a respected administrator and distinguished historian, teacher and scholar who has served as dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences since 2009, as provost and dean of faculties. BC News Release |

Entrepreneurs and mentors

Carroll School of Management Information Systems Associate Professor John Gallaugher joins juniors Paul Hillen, Derek Switaj and Ann Weber, sophomore Claudio Quintana and alumnus Patrick Allen in discussing the importance of mentors to entrepreneurs, for a piece written by sophomore Danielle Dalton.