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A reflection for Easter Sunday by Sr. Barbara Quinn, RSCJ, associate director of spiritual formation at the School of Theology and Ministry.

Best wishes for a happy Easter.


Before swearing in new U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands Tim Broas '76 in Washington last week, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry J.D. '76 noted that Tim made a wise decision to attend Boston College. Looking on is the ambassador's wife, Julie Broas. (State Department photo)


One year later: Perspectives on the Boston Marathon attacks by survivors Brittany Loring JD/MBA '13 and Liza Cherney MBA '13, as well as alumnae Meghan Hickey '13 and Emily Greising Remenschneider of the Graduate School of Social Work, and a video interview with alumnus Dave Wedge, co-author of the new book Boston Strong.

 

Jessica Franco '15, a first-generation college student whose BC education has been heightened by experiences in Guatemala and Ecuador, is this year’s Romero Scholarship winner. BC Chronicle



Seniors Madeline Andreach (right) and Meghan Daly examine a lost trove of Chinese model pagodas, traced through a year-long global research project to a Somerville warehouse. Boston Globe | Boston Globe photosWBZ-TV and Radio News | BC Chronicle


The BC Children's Center Library Fund is $256.22 richer thanks to nine-year-old philanthropist Jihyun Kang, a former BCCC preschool student. Kang—at right with his parents Jungha Gil and Namho Kang MS-MBA '08, Ph.D. '13—asked friends to donate to the fund in lieu of birthday gifts for him this year.


For Loic Assobmo ’15, launching an initiative to provide public health information to rural Africans isn’t only about social entrepreneurship. For him, it’s personal. BC Chronicle


Economics Professors Tayfun Sönmez and Utku Ünver are research finalists for the 2014 Franz Edelman Prize, considered the world’s premier honor for the use of advanced analytics to solve significant business and humanitarian problems. BC Chronicle


Sandy Kilbride of Brighton and Drew Carleton '14 take to the dance floor at the fourth Intergenerational Senior Prom at the Veronica B. Smith Senior Center in Brighton. (Photo by Christopher Huang)


Dewan Woods '14 and Claire Weston of Brookline take to the dance floor at the fourth Intergenerational Senior Prom at the Veronica B. Smith Senior Center in Brighton. (Photo by Christopher Huang)


Stokes Hall has won the 2014 Palladio Award for New Design & Construction, which recognizes buildings that show outstanding achievement in traditional design. This is the fifth design-related award Stokes Hall has received. (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)


A glimpse of 'Treble' - this year's performance by the Boston College Irish Dance Club in Robsham Theater. (Photo by Christopher Huang)


A glimpse of 'Treble' - this year's performance by the Boston College Irish Dance Club in Robsham Theater. (Photo by Christopher Huang)


One of the world’s least studied political systems unexpectedly offered unprecedented access to Associate Professor of Political Science Jonathan Laurence during his visit to Algeria last month. BC Chronicle


A group of students and faculty from the Connell School of Nursing traveled to the Dominican Republic as part of a new international nursing educational opportunity, added to the school’s portfolio of programs in Haiti, Nicaragua, Ecuador, France and Switzerland. BC Chronicle


A group of Connell School of Nursing faculty, undergraduates and graduate students provided health care and education classes, as well as visited orphanages, during a trip to Haiti.



For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf
—the groundbreaking play that evokes the power of womanhood—opens a sold-out run at Robsham's Bonn Theater on March 19. BC Chronicle


A monthly seminar on diaspora and global migration brings together faculty and graduate students from across the University, supported by the Institute for the Liberal Arts. BC Chronicle



March 20 is International Day of Happiness. Have a 'BC Happy' Day! Read about the making of the video, and the global response to it, in the latest BC Chronicle


 'Seeing Things and Celebrating Friendships in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney' is one of four Irish arts exhibitions drawn from Burns Library collections on view this month at BC's libraries. View a video glimpse of the Heaney exhibit, set to a reading by English Associate Professor Joe Nugent.


Olympic silver medalists Molly Schaus and Kelli Stack of the Class of 2011 and Alex Carpenter '16 paused for a photo with Baldwin during their recent visit to campus. Carpenter discusses her experience at the games in the latest BC Chronicle; relive some BC moments in Sochi in this Twitter Storify


Jessica Stevens '14 and Joey Palomba '15, at right with Vice President Joe Biden, traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with senior administration officials from the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.



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


From service to Silicon Valley; from Barcelona to the beach: here's a glimpse of Spring Break 2014 through social media postings


Calderwood University Professors of Islamic and Asian Art Sheila Blair & Jonathan Bloom have received the 21st World Book Award of the Islamic Republic of Iran for their Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture.



Representatives from BC Police and Eagle EMS joined Thursday's convoy of 1500 cruisers and 150 fire trucks on a mission to wish happy birthday to Tyler Seddon, a 7-year-old law enforcement fan who is fighting cancer.


'The Walkinder Series' by Kenya Danino '15 is among the creative work on display at the Student Art Show on view through March 8 at Bapst Library. (More photos by Lee Pellegrini)

 


Tracy K. Smith, whose collection Life on Mars won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize, greeted attendees at her recent reading at the Lowell Humanties Series, part off the University's annual 'Poetry Days.' (Photo by Justin Knight)

 

6 days. 140 students, faculty, staff and alumni. 32 campus locations. Watch BC's take on Pharrell Williams' Oscar-nominated song 'Happy,' which has had more than 100-thousand views since it was posted Thursday morning. (Produced by the Office of News & Public Affairs)


Among the pages of comic books often lurk fascinating snippets about American life, as undergraduates working with the History Department and BC Libraries reveal in a new exhibition in Stokes Hall. BC Chronicle