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fall-11

Colloquia Newsletter
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From Interim Dean Maureen Kenny

Dear Alumni and Friends:
 
“Welcome back!” It’s a phrase I hear echoed through the halls of Campion every September. The great irony of this statement is that many of our students, faculty, and staff never left the Heights this summer. With a host of innovative programs, summer classes, research projects, athletics, and service opportunities, this seasonal break at the Lynch School has diverged from the traditional norm of summer vacation and taken on a “business as usual” pace.
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Bank of America Charitable Foundation Awards $1 Million to Lynch School

The Lynch School of Education, which has earned a reputation for its involvement in urban education, has received a $1 million grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation for its Bank of America Leaders in Urban Education fellowship, allowing the school to expand its commitment to underserved classrooms and communities.
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Welcome New Faculty

This fall the Lynch School is pleased to announce the appointment of five new faculty members. Their strengths as teachers, scholars, and practitioners, will further the school’s mission to work for the common good of our community and beyond through knowledge, research, education, and applied psychology.
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Faculty news

Associate Professor of Applied Developmental Psychology Eric Dearing received a three-year, $150,000 Young Scholar award from the Foundation for Child Development for his project “Student Support in High Poverty Elementary Schools and the Achievement of English Language Learners.”

Thomas More Brennan Chair Andrew Hargreaves and Boisi Professor of Education and Public Policy Henry Braun presented a series of research papers on accountability and inclusion policies in education at the European Educational Research Association in Berlin. Lynch students Maureen Hughes ’14, Alex Gurn ’12, Karen Lam ’14, and Matthew Welch ’15 accompanied the professors and presented papers based on their research.
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Alumni notes

Mary Kim Fries, Ph.D. ’02, died on September 12, after a long struggle with cancer. An associate professor at the University of New Hampshire, where she had been on the faculty for nine years, Fries was a beloved colleague and friend to many at Boston College.

Katelyn Rideout ’06, M.Ed. ’07, has been appointed assistant principal of Somersworth High School, in Somersworth, N.H. She will work with at-risk children and their families.
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