School of Theology and Ministry Associate Professor Andrea Vicini, S.J., has been selected as a 2015-16 research fellow by the Center of Theological Inquiry. He will be part of an international team of theologians, scientists and other scholars who will explore the societal implications of astrobiology. BC News Release
An international group of women made a rare crossing of the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea, to bring attention to the need for peace between the two nations. Lynch School of Education Professor M. Brinton Lykes, associate director of BC's Center for Human Rights and International Justice, was among them. BC Chronicle
Boston College will host Georgia Tech in Ireland at the Aer Lingus College Football Classic on September 3, 2016. The announcement was made June 4 at a press conferences in Dublin, attended by Taoiseach Enda Kenny, and one at BC, featuring Director of Athletics Brad Bates, alumnus and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Football Head Coach Steve Addazio. View video
Assistant Professor of Mathematics J. Elisenda Grigsby is the inaugural recipient of a new research prize in topology and geometry, awarded by the Association for Women in Mathematics.
'The world needs the hope of the those who know the givenness of life,' Chicago Archbishop Blase J. Cupich told the Class of 2015 in his remarks at Boston College’s 139th Commencement Exercises, at which some 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students received degrees. BC News Release | Boston Globe
Connell School of Nursing doctoral student and alumna Debra Manning Lundquist has been awarded an Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Research Doctoral Scholarship. An adult oncology nurse practitioner, her research focuses on improving the experience of people living with advanced cancer.
Senior Corleone S. Delaveris has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. He has focused on organic chemistry as an undergraduate; the grant will support his study of chemical biology at Stanford University.
Add water to a half-filled cup and the water level rises. But what if adding more water lowers the water level by deforming the cup? A quantum version of this phenomenon, called negative electronic compressibility, has been discovered by a team of researchers led by Assistant Professor of Physics Ruihua He. BC News Release | PhysOrg
More than 200 students, accompanied by family and friends, gathered for the annual celebratory dinner and awards ceremony in honor of 2015 graduates and distinguished alumni of the Woods College of Advancing Studies. Boston College alumnus, benefactor and longtime University Trustee John M. 'Jack' Connors, Jr. ’63 addressed the class.
Students who are bullied because of sexual orientation have willing defenders among their classmates – motivated by leadership, courage, their beliefs in justice, altruism and having lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender friends, according to a new Boston College study. BC News Release
While responding to shifting student demographics, new support networks form among teachers and between schools, according to a new study conducted by Boston College Associate Professor of Education Martin Scanlan and colleagues of a group of schools moving from monolingual to bilingual instruction. BC News Release
Specific ways teachers talk to their students had a direct impact on literacy skill building in a study of elementary school students, Boston College Associate Professor of Education Patrick Proctor and colleagues reported at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. BC News Release
More than 200 students, accompanied by family and friends, will gather in the Heights Room of Corcoran Commons tonight for the annual celebratory dinner and awards ceremony in honor of 2015 graduates and distinguished alumni of the Woods College of Advancing Studies. Boston College alumnus and University Trustee John M. 'Jack' Connors will address the class.
Connell School of Nursing Associate Professor Susan Kelly-Weeder has been named a fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, in recognition of her outstanding contributions to health care through clinical practice, research, education or policy.
The BC community will explore the effects of the Boston Marathon bombings through the personal accounts of three alumni on Tuesday, April 14, at a public event in Robsham Theater that will feature survivors Patrick Downes ’05 and Brittany Loring JD/MBA '13, along with Dave Wedge '93, co-author of the best-selling book Boston Strong: A City’s Triumph Over Tragedy. Award-winning CBS Boston anchor Paula Ebben '89 will moderate. BC News Release
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Jeffery Byers has received a $75,000 Cottrell Scholar Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement in support of his work with polymers—long chains of atoms or molecules found in everything from plastic grocery sacks to DNA. BC Chronicle
Chicago Archbishop Blase Joseph Cupich, leader of the country’s third-largest Catholic diocese and a champion for the economically and socially disenfranchised, will address the graduates and receive an honorary degree at Boston College’s 139th annual Commencement Exercises on May 18. Four other distinguished individuals also will receive honorary degrees. BC News Release | Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times
The American Sociological Association has named School of Social Work Associate Dean of Research David Takeuchi the winner of its prestigious Leonard I. Pearlin Award for his distinguished contributions to the sociological study of mental health.