Professor of Sociology Sharlene Hesse-Biber has won a 2015 book award from Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society for Jesuit higher education institutions, for Waiting for Cancer to Come: Women’s Experiences with Genetic Testing and Medical Decision Making for Breast and Ovarian Cancer. BC News
Senior Vice President James P. McIntyre '57, MA '61, PhD '67, H '11—a beloved BC administrator whose career spanned more than half a century and touched all facets of University life—died September 4 of complications from multiple myeloma. He was 81. BC Obituary | Boston Globe, Boston Herald
Raise an umbrella to BC's newly-installed WeatherSTEM system, which monitors, collects and presents campus weather information on a single site.
Gregory Kalscheur, S.J., who has served as interim dean of the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences since June of 2014, has been appointed dean, University President William P. Leahy, S.J., and Provost and Dean of Faculties David Quigley announced at University Convocation. BC Chronicle
'He wasn't just teaching us how to read, he was teaching us how to live...Literature mattered to him because of the impact it would have on a human life,' said Williams College's Robert G. Scott Professor of English Stephen Fix '74, a former student of Rattigan Professor of English Emeritus John L. Mahoney Sr. '50, MA '52, H '03, who died September 1. Boston Globe obituary | Boston Globe 2002 feature | BC obituary
A reexamination of more than 1,000 previously studied glacial boulders pinpoints the rise in carbon dioxide—then naturally occurring—as the primary driving factor of the glacial melt at the close of the last Ice Age, Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Jeremy Shakun and a team of scientists report in Nature Communications. BC News, PhysOrg, International Business Times, The Scotsman (U.K.), Straits Times (Singapore), Science World Report, 3News (Australia), Agence France Press (via Global Post)
Boston College School of Social Work Dean Alberto Godenzi, whose 14 years of leadership helped transform the school by improving its academic reputation, research output, quality of faculty and responsiveness to critical societal needs, has announced that he will step down at the end of the 2015-2016 academic year. BC News
Stormy space weather bears currents that can disrupt power grids in equatorial locations long considered safe from such phenomena, report researchers including lead author Brett A. Carter, a visiting scholar at BC's Institute for Scientific Research. BC News | Time, R&D Magazine, Space Daily, Earth Sky, The Conversation, Nature World News
A gift from Trustee Associate John Powers ’73, and his wife, Linda, will endow the deanship of Carroll School of Management Dean Andy Boynton, who has led the school for the past decade. The John and Linda Powers Deanship Fund honors Boynton’s tenure and will help to advance his future plans for the school. BC News
Connell School of Nursing Associate Professor Jane Flanagan has received the American Holistic Nurses Association's 2015 Research Grant, which will support her study of web-based yoga intervention for breast cancer survivors.
Several Boston College faculty members, as well as doctoral students and alumni, were among those honored by the Catholic Press Association of the U.S. and Canada at the organization's recent annual conference.
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