Sarit Larry, Misael Meza Rueda, Ross Romero, and Erin Stackle received the Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award.
Professor James Bernauer was appointed Director of the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning.
Jon Burmeister, Neal DeRoo, Lynn Purcell, and Erin Stackle received the Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award.
Fr. Paul McNellis received the Mary Kaye Waldron award, a student-nominated achievement that recognizes Boston College faculty and staff members who go beyond the requirements of their job and actively improve student life on campus. He was unanimously chosen by the award committee to be the recipient this year, receiving more than half of the total nominations submitted for his involvement with the Sons of St. Patrick, his Perspectives course and his experiences as a war veteran.
Dr. Gretchen Gusich, adjunct professor, has received a tenure-track position at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles
Dr. John O'Connor (BC Ph.D.) moved from a full time adjunct position at Fordham to a tenure track job at Colorado State University - Pueblo.
Prof. O. Blanchette was announced as recipient of the John Findlay Book Award for Best Book in Metaphysics in Five Years, by the Metaphysical Society of America, at its annual meeting, this year, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, on Sunday, Mar. 11, 2007.
John Manoussakis was appointed by the Ecumenical Patriarchate to the Joint International Commission for the Theological Dialogue between the Roman Catholic and the Orthodox Churches, chaired by Walter Cardinal Kasper and the Metropolitan of Pergamos John Zizioulas. The first meeting of the Commission will take place in Belgrade this September.
Serena Parekh has been awarded the 2006 Donald J. White Prize for the outstanding doctoral dissertation in humanities.
Charles Oduke, S.J., has been selected by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences to receive the doctoral degree on behalf of the class at the main 2006 commencement ceremony.
Prof. Richard Kearney has received the 2006 Boston College Distinguished Senior Scholar Research Award. This award annually recognizes a substantial and continuing record of outstanding scholarly accomplishments of full-time Boston College faculty or librarians, who have achieved preeminence in their field and are so recognized in letters of support from national and international leaders in the field. Two such honors have been awarded this year. Prof. Kearney is the author of more than 20 books on European philosophy and literature, including two novels and a volume of poetry, and has edited or co-edited 14 more. A former member of the Arts Council of Ireland, the Higher Education Authority of Ireland, and chairman of the Irish School of Film at University College, Dublin, he has produced five series on culture and philosophy for Irish and British television and drafted a number of proposals for the Northern Ireland peace agreements.
Prof. Jorge Garcia was recently reappointed a Nonresident Fellow in Harvard's DuBois Institute for African American Research.
Prof. David Rasmussen will teach two courses in the Spring at Venice International University in Venice, Italy. Professor Rasmussen will be the first Boston College faculty member to teach at our new affiliate.
Professor Rasmussen has also been named a Boston College's representative on the Academic Council of Venice International University.
John Manoussakis has been one of the recipeints of The Graduate Student Association’s Outstanding Student Award.
Prof. John Sallis was awarded the degree: Doctor of Philosophy, honoris causa. Universität Freiburg, in November 2005.
Prof. Vanessa Rumble has received the 2005 Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award.
Prof. Jorge Garcia (Philosophy) will join the executive board of the nation’s preeminent philosophical society, having been elected to a three-year term on the Eastern Division Executive Committee of the American Philosophical Association.
Prof. Richard Kearney has been named this year (2005) to the Cardinal Mercier Chair in Leuven University, Belgium. This prestigious Chair is offered to an internationally distinguished scholar each year who delivers two public lectures and two university seminars. The titles of Prof. Kearney's talks are as follows: 1) Narrating Desire: From Plato's 'Symposium' to the 'Song of Songs'; 2) Narrative Terror: Philosophy after 9/11; 3) Narrating Pain: Trauma and Catharsis; 4) Narrating the Sacred: A poetics of Epiphany. The public talks will be broadcast on national and European television.
John Manoussakis, a Philosophy Doctoral student, has been awarded a 2004/05 Charlotte Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship.
On April 20, 2004, The Graduate Student Association of Boston College presented one of their annual Outstanding Graduate Student Awards to Jason Taylor (Philosophy).
Prof. Richard Kearney of the Philosophy Department has been awarded a grant of $ 80,000 by the EMEDIATE International Program, funded by the European Commission and coordinated by the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. The grant is to allow Professor Kearney to develop his 'Narrative and Visual Archive' on the Philosophy of Strangers, including the production of a DVD, CD-ROM, and Digital Documentary Film which will be directed by Oscar winner, Terre Nash, of Canada. This project will involve an international intervarsity seminar, facilitated by video-conferences, with partner universities in Berlin, Florence, Dublin, Paris, Budapest, Athens, Lancaster, Utrecht and Ljubljana. BC is the only university partner in the United States to have been chosen to participate in this 1.5 million dollar project , whose goal is to explore new possibilities of global pedagogy 'across frontiers' regarding contemporary ethical and cultural crises.
Dalia Nassar, Philosophy Doctoral student, received a 2004/05 Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Research Grant to work on her Dissertation in Tuebingen, Germany next year.
Alicia Jaramillo, a Doctoral student in Philosophy, has been awarded a 2004/05 Fulbright Fellowship, to study at Louvain University in Belgium next year.
Joseph Westfall, a Philosophy Doctoral student, has received a grant from the American Scandinavian Foundation to conduct research at the Kierkegaard Research Center in Copenhagen this summer.
Charles Onyango-Oduke, S.J. (Philosophy) spoke at the annual Donald J. White Excellence in Teaching Awards Ceremony, held on May 6, 2004, in addition to being selected a 2004 Award recipient.