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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
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.
Catholicism and the challenge of liberty
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 from Constantine to Vatican II by Catholic News Service.
Putin's nonverbal cues
Psychology Associate Professor Joseph Tecce was among experts asked to interpret Russian president Vladimir Putin's body language during Tuesday's news conference. NBCNews.com
'Selfie' portrait of aging
A selfie a day for 27 years? Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography Karl Baden has taken nearly 10 thousand daily photographic self-portraits to document the aging process. 'PBS Newshour | WCVB-TV News | WBZ-TV News | Boston Magazine | Yahoo! News | Elite Daily | NY Daily News | Huffington Post UK
Francis on the Chair of Peter
Theology Associate Professor Emeritus Rev. Robert Imbelli writes about Pope Francis’ appointment of 19 cardinals, the first public liturgical ceremony at which he and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI appeared together. dotCommonweal
The economics of hope: kidney exchange
Boston College economists Tayfun Sönmez and M. Utku Ünver describe how they have improved the way patients in need of a kidney are matched with donors. Video from University Advancement.
The fed and the economy
The markets applauded Janet Yellen’s recent report to Congress–an enthusiasm that seems fully justified, writes Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland for the Manhattan Institutes’ E21.com.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Maksym Fedorchuk has received a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship, awarded annually by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to outstanding, 'rising star' U.S. and Canadian early-career scientists and scholars.
Nearly a year after Ireland's Taoiseach made an emotional apology to survivors of the Magdalene Laundries, the women continue to suffer poverty, ill-health and trauma, writes English Associate Professor James Smith, a committee member of Justice for Magdalenes Research.
NSF CAREER Award
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Dawei Chen has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, the agency’s most prestigious grant for junior faculty.
The dating game
Required dating? It's an unusual aspect of a seminar taught by Kerry Cronin, associate director of the Philosophy Department’s Lonergan Institute and a fellow in BC's Center for Student Formation. Times Higher Education
Kaveny named Libby Professor
Cathleen Kaveny, a nationally noted scholar on the intersections of law, morality and religion, has been named the Darald and Juliet Libby Professor, an appointment in both the Law School and Department of Theology.
Caring despite abuse
Research by Sociology Assistant Professor Sara Moorman and Graduate School of Social Work doctoral student Jooyoung Kong on the challenges of caregiving for abusive parents is highlighted by the New York Times.
for BC Authors
America magazine calls Global Justice, Christology and Christian Ethics, new from Monan Professor of Theology Lisa Sowle Cahill, "a significant contribution not only to that discipline, but also to theology"; Leaving Russia by Professor of Russian and English Maxim D. Shrayer is named a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. BC Bookmarks
Winter Olympics security concerns growing amid terror threats
Assistant Professor Peter Krause appeared on NECN this morning to discuss the terroist threat to the Sochi Olympics.
Traumas never named
Seeling Professor of Philosophy Richard Kearney addressed Ireland's ‘traumas that were never named,’ notably the Great Famine, in remarks at an Abbey Theatre symposium on the role of theater in commemoration. Irish Times | RTE's The Pat Kenny Show (at 5:50)| RTE's Marian Finucane Show (scroll to Jan. 18 show).
Narintohn Luangrath ’14, whose work on migration and asylum policy issues earned her a Truman Scholarship, has been named one of two winners of undergraduate research awards by the Forum on Education Abroad, for her work as an intern with the Irish Human Rights Commission.
What's ahead for the economy?
Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland writes on the potential impact of the recent rise in long-term interest rates and looks ahead to the coming year in his latest essays for 'Economics 21.'
Judgments of suicide
People—even non-religious people—make the moral judgment that suicide is wrong not because of any specific harm related to the act, but because they believe it taints the purity of a person’s soul, according to a study by Josh Rottman, a doctoral student working in the lab of Psychology Assistant Professor Liane Young and Deborah Kelemen. BC News Release (via Science Codex), Business Standard, Health24, Medical Express News, Science Blog, Science Daily
Society and smoking
A newly approved ordinance banning smoking on Boston Common is especially ironic given the park’s past, writes History Professor Marilynn Johnson. Boston Globe 'Ideas'