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Sharlene Hesse Biber
Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award

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

Adriana O'Connor
World's fair ambassador

Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences senior Adriana O’Connor was among 120 students chosen by the U.S. State Department to serve as ambassadors to the U.S.A. Pavilion at this year's world’s fair in Milan, Italy. BC News

Melissa Sutherland
Nurse of the Year

Connell School of Nursing Associate Professor Melissa Sutherland has been named a 2015 Nurse of the Year by the Massachusetts Chapter of the March of Dimes. Sutherland was honored in the category of Community and Public Health. BC News

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BC a leader in Teach for America

Boston College is once again among the top medium-sized universities in contributing graduates to Teach for America, with 19 alumni in the 2015 corps. More

Students with Prof. Matson in India
Write of passage

Eight undergraduates representing a range of class years, schools and majors joined Professor of English Suzanne Matson for a summer creative writing experience at the foothills of the Himalayas.

New Monan Prof. in Theatre Arts

Actor, singer, arts educator, filmmaker and humanitarian activist Michelle Miller '98 joins the Theatre Department this academic year as the Rev. J. Donald Monan, S.J. Professor in Theatre Arts. 

Lawrence Scott
ACS Cope Award Winner

Louise and Jim Vanderslice and Family Professor of Chemistry Emeritus Lawrence T. Scott will receive one of the 2016 Arthur C. Cope Scholar Awards, established in 1984 to recognize and encourage excellence in organic chemistry.

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BC among nation's top 30

Boston College rose to 30th among national universities in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report survey, its highest ranking to date. The University also improved to 35th in the 'Great Schools Great Prices' ranking. BC News

James P. McInytre
In Memoriam: BC Senior VP James P. McIntyre

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 

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All about the weather

Raise an umbrella to BC's newly-installed WeatherSTEM system, which monitors, collects and presents campus weather information on a single site.

Gregory Kalscheur, SJ
Fr. Kalscheur named Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences dean

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

Akua Sarr
Sarr named vice provost

Akua Sarr, an associate dean in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, has been appointed vice provost for undergraduate academic affairs, Provost and Dean of Faculties David Quigley has announced. BC Chronicle

John Mahoney Sr.
In Memoriam: BC Professor John L. Mahoney Sr.

'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

Ice Age mystery solved

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) 

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BC to launch center for entrepreneurship

To support a burgeoning start-up culture on campus, the Carroll School of Management will launch the Edmund H. Shea Jr. Center for Entrepreneurship, Powers Family Dean Andy Boynton has announced. BC News | Boston Business Journal, Dow Jones MarketWatch

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School of Social Work Dean Alberto Godenzi to step down

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

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

Yunseon Esther Kim
Fulbright Teaching Award

Yunseon Esther Kim '05 has received a Fulbright Distinguished Award for Teaching—one of the most prestigious and selective scholarships world-wide—to study and conduct research at Sheffield Hallam University in England. BC News

La Farge exhibition opens at McMullen

The McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College presents John La Farge and the Recovery of the Sacred, an exclusive exhibition of more than 85 paintings, stained glass windows, and works on paper by one of America’s most complex artists. BC News

Thomas Stegman, SJ
Doorways to faith

The major voices of the New Testament—Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and Paul—illustrate the life of faith in a new book by School of Theology and Ministry Associate Professor Thomas Stegman, S.J.

Joyce Edmonds
Nursing education excellence

Connell School of Nursing Assistant Professor Joyce K. Edmonds has received the 2015 Award of Excellence in Education from the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.

Kier Byrnes
New Robsham Theater director

Kier Byrnes, director of operations and event management at Northeastern University since 2009, is the new director of Robsham Theater Arts Center, BC's Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs has announced. BC News

Andrea Vicini
Legacy of Vatican II

Twelve leading scholars from BC and across the U.S. and Europe have produced essays on the Second Vatican Council for a new book co-edited by School of Theology and Ministry Associate Professor Andrea Vicini, S.J. BC News

John Powers and Andy Boynton
Gift endows Carroll School of Management deanship

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

Jane Flanagan
Holistic nursing research

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.

M. Shawn Copeland
Catholic Press awards

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.

Stuart Hall
BC Law School a leader in graduate employment

Boston College Law School has been highlighted as a national leader in networking and employment opportunities for graduates by a number of recent rankings.

Dan Bunch
Community service honoree

Learning to Learn Director Dan Bunch is this year’s winner of the Boston College Community Service Award, which honors a University employee whose actions exemplify the Jesuit spirit of service to others. BC News Release

Andrea Vicini, SJ
Theological Inquiry fellow

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

Peter McKenzie
Financial VP to retire

Financial Vice President and Treasurer Peter McKenzie, who has helped guide Boston College through two-and-a-half decades of fiscal stability and unprecedented growth, has announced his plans to retire at the end of the calendar year.

Brinton Lykes
Toward peace in Korea

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

Maureen Kenny
Lynch School dean steps down

Lynch School of Education Dean Maureen Kenny, who has led the school as interim dean and then dean since 2011, has announced her plans to step down after four years of successful leadership. BC Chronicle

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Quidditas Jesuitica

Boston College hosted an international symposium June 10-14, sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies and focused on the quidditas Jesuitica—Jesuit distinctiveness. Read more

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BC in the News

Review highlights of external media coverage related to BC faculty and student accomplishments and University programs and events from the past academic year in this News & Public Affairs viewbook of selected newsclips. BC in the News

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Eagles Football in Ireland

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

Elisenda Grigsby
Inaugural math prize winner

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.

Ruihua He

Assistant Professor of Physics Ruihua He has received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, a prestigious grant for early-career faculty that will support his research of quantum liquid crystals. BC News Release

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Eagles' academic success

Twelve Boston College athletic teams have received this year's NCAA Academic Progress Rate Public Recognition Award. BC Athletics News

Arcbishop Blase Cupich
Commencement 2015

'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

Tracey West
Diversity champion

Tracey West, associate dean for external relations, diversity & inclusion at BC Law School, has been named a National Association for Law Placement Diversity Champion for 2015.