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The 'Francis Effect'

Sociology Professor Gustavo Morello, S.J., School of Theology and Ministry Jesuit students Sam Sawyer, Ryan Duns, Javier Montes and Mario Powell, Artist-in-Residence Robert VerEecke, S.J., and alumnus Robert Bowers ’82 H ‘02 were interviewed for a feature on the influence of Pope Francis’ first year by CNN | Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology Richard Gaillardetz discussed Francis' papacy with Reuters and Fox News Boston | Buenos Aires Herald

Aging and careers

The nation’s aging population is spurring new fields and job openings for those in their 50s to 70s to care for those who are 80 and older. Sloan Center on Aging and Work economist Kevin Cahill comments on WRKO 'Financial Exchange' and in the New York Times.

Putin and his enemies

To many Americans viewing the upheaval in Kiev and Crimea, Vladimir Putin is plainly the villain, and the protesters who ousted his ally Viktor Yanukovych as Ukrainian president the obvious heroes. Yet the new ruling coalition includes some disturbing elements, writes former Soviet refusenik Lev Golinkin '04 in an op-ed for the Boston Globe

Work-life and fatherhood

While in Ireland for a keynote address to PwC's International Women's Day celebration, Center for Work and Family Executive Director Brad Harrington was a guest on RTE’s Pat Kenny Show, discussing work-life issues facing today’s fathers. Clip begins at :08

MLK Scholarship winner

Connell School of Nursing junior Patience Marks, winner of the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship, aspires to 'change the face of health care.' BC Chronicle

Spring Break 2014

From service to Silicon Valley; from Barcelona to the beach: here's a glimpse of Spring Break 2014 through social media postings | On the service end, Appalachia Volunteers worked at multiple sites, while the Lynch School of Education made its annual pilgrimage to Holy Family School in Natchez, MS. Sampling of media attention: WBTW, SCNow (South Carolina); Herald-Dispatch, WBOY, WCHS (West Virginia); Natchez Democrat 1, 2

Catholicism and liberty

From Constantine to Vatican II: Theology Professor David Hollenbach, S.J., holder of the University Chair in Human Rights and International Justice, is among experts interviewed for a video history of religious liberty. Catholic News Service

Law alumnus is White House political director

As the first political director since 2011, Law School alumnus David Simas has assumed the role of White House 'fixer.' New York Times

Politics and power

Political Science Assistant Professor Peter Krause discussed the politics of power in national and international spheres in a podcast for MIT Press Journals

The Clinton documents

The National Archives has made public some 4,000 pages of previously confidential documents related to the Clinton Administration. History Professor Patrick Maney discussed the release with Fox News Boston

Issues at Mass. DCF

Graduate School of Social Work Associate Professor Marylou Sudders discussed issues related to the Mass. Department of Children and Families, including caseloads and unaccounted-for kids, on Fox News Boston

Boston College 'Happy'

6 days. 140 students, faculty, staff and alumni. 32 campus locations. Watch BC's take on Pharrell Williams' Oscar-nominated song 'Happy'—which drew more than 100,000 views in 4 days.

Putin’s nonverbal cues

Psychology Associate Professor Joseph Tecce was among experts interpreting Russian president Vladimir Putin’s body language during his Mar. 4 news conference.

From tragedy to triumph

From foster care to proud husband, father and force of change, one man's inspiring journey proves that determination can turn tragedy into triumph. Alumnus and workplace diversity expert Steve Pemberton '89, author of the  memoir A Chance in the World, has been named a 2014 ICON Mann of Change by BET Networks.

A working education model

A new report includes the Lynch School of Education ‘City Connects’ initiative--directed by Kearns Professor Mary Walsh--among the model programs that illustrate how an integrated supports approach affects students' academic performance. Education Week

Business and religious liberty

Corporate conscience alone is no shield from bad behavior or a sufficient prompt for good, writes Law School Professor Kent Greenfield. Boston Globe

Reality of ‘Breaking Boston’

The new A&E reality show is to the Boston movie boom as ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead’ is to ‘Hamlet,’ writes English Professor and American Studies Director Carlo Rotella. Boston Globe

Nutrition label makeover

The latest potential revamp to nutrition labels is making headlines across the U.S. Sheila Tucker, an Office of Health Promotion nutritionist and Connell School of Nursing lecturer, assessed proposed changes to the 20 year old current model in an interview with NECN

An Ignatian guide for Lent

In his new book The Ignatian Workout for Lent, alumnus Tim Muldoon of University Mission and Ministry offers 40 brief exercises to help readers transform their Lenten experience. BC Bookmarks

Secrets to happy retirement

Just 6o percent of Americans surveyed say that their retirement is 'very satisfying,' according to the Center for Retirement Research. Director Alicia Munnell offers insights into how to prepare. Time

The Comcast-Netflix deal

Netflix has agreed to pay Comcast to deliver its streaming video in a deal that not only frees the popular video service from its recent Internet traffic jams, but also sets a precedent, according to Law School Assistant Professor Daniel Lyons, in an interview on Financial Exchange