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Political Science Professor Gerald Easter has won two major awards from the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies for his book, Capital, Coercion, and Postcommunist States, which examines divergent approaches to taxation among former East Bloc countries. BC Bookmarks
Birth rates in the U.S. are on the decline. What does this statistic say about attitudes toward family among today's young professionals, and about government and workplace policies that support families? Center for Work and Family Director of Corporate Partnerships Danielle Hartmann discussed the topic on Fox News Boston
Alumnus, longtime University trustee and benefactor Peter S. Lynch and his wife, Carolyn A. Lynch, through their foundation and personal fortune, have donated more than $100 million to education. Their quiet approach to philanthropy, through endeavors such as the Lynch Leadership Academy at BC, is featured by the New York Times and the Boston Globe.
Unfortunately, for those people who face losing their present coverage and would prefer not to, it is not feasible to allow them to retain it on anything more than a temporary basis, according to Law Professor Mary Ann Chirba, who is co-author with adjunct faculty member Alice Noble of a new book about the Affordable Care Act. Washington Post.com
One line of analysis of the rollout fiasco has less to do with software glitches that plagued the healthcare website than with a basic management failure--one all too common in business as well as government, according to Carroll School of Management Dean Andy Boynton. Forbes
'If my experiences can make it better for others, that's the goal.' A powerful multimedia exhibit built around the war diaries of Marine Lt. Timothy McLaughlin J.D. ‘09, who took part in the invasion of Iraq, is now on view at BC Law Library. He discusses the impetus for the exhibit in this brief video.
School of Theology and Ministry Professor of Moral Theology James Bretzke, S.J., has published a new book, the Handbook of Roman Catholic Moral Terms, which offers concise definitions, historical context, and illustrations on more than 800 moral terms used in the Catholic tradition, including Church teaching and documents. BC Bookmarks | He also discussed the Vatican questionnaire related to the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the family in an interview with WWL-AM New Orleans
Jerry York, the Schiller Family Head Hockey Coach who has led Boston College to four national championships, 10 'Frozen Four' berths and nine Hockey East Tournament titles since returning to his alma mater in 1994, has agreed to a contract extension through the 2019-20 season, Director of Athletics Brad Bates has announced.
Lynch School of Education Associate Professor Michael Barnett's project using hydroponics to teach science to urban teens is a finalist for the TEDxManhattan Challenge, which will determine the speaker for TEDxManhattan 2014. Deadline is November 15; vote 'Urban Hydrofarmers' here.
Legislator, long-time labor leader and graduate of the Woods College of Advancing Studies Martin J. Walsh will become the 48th mayor of the City of Boston. Boston Globe | College of Arts and Sciences alumnus Setti Warren has been elected to a second term as mayor of the city of Newton. Boston.com
Smart phones, flashlights, watches, and toys could soon last much longer thanks to a e concept by Chemistry Associate Professor Dunwei Wang, molded into the startup EnerLeap by 2013 MBA graduates Emily Fannon and Meghan Zipin. The entrepreneurs took home a second place prize in the prestigious MassChallenge competition. BC News Release
American news organizations have retreated from the costly business of foreign coverage…yet for the curious reader with a sense of direction, this is a time of unprecedented bounty, writes the New York Times' Bill Keller, keynote speaker at a conference on international journalism hosted by the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy. New York Times