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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 | Jesuits.org | 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

A scholar's tribute

The late Fouad Ajami, an American academic and public intellectual deemed by many the poet laureate of Middle East Studies, was 'a gem of a scholar' who interpreted the Middle East to his American audiences as 'defined by hybridity, fluidity and diversity,' writes Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies Franck Salameh. Jerusalem Post

Orientation for parents

Specialized events, such as BC's Parent Orientation program, allow colleges to focus on information of specific interest to parents, as well as to provide advice for easing the pain of separation from children. Boston Globe

Bridging the generation gap

Professional relationships that reach across generations may be great—or fraught with misunderstanding and conflict. Center for Work and Family Executive in Residence Lauren Stiller Rikleen discussed the dynamic on WBUR 'Radio Boston'