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Casey Beaumier, SJ
The road taken

In A Purposeful Path: How Far Can You Go with $30, a Bus Ticket, and a Dream?, Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies Director Casey Beaumier, S.J., recalls the pilgrimage that helped him discern his life's direction. BC Bookmarks

R. Michael Cassidy
Use of lethal force

When encounters with police prove fatal, who should determine whether the use of lethal force was justified? Law School Professor R. Michael Cassidy discussed the subject on WBUR 'Radio Boston' (segment begins at 7:25).

Ernest Moniz and John Kerry
U.S. Cabinet, alumni team

A friendly and professional bond has formed between two U.S. Cabinet officials with leading roles in the challenging Iran arms talks: Secretary of State John Kerry J.D. '76 and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz '66. Boston Globe

Peter Ireland
Crisis in Greece

What will be the impact of the escalating fiscal crisis in Greece? Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland comments: Washington Post, CBS News and Boston Herald

Ralf Gawlick
MCC Artist Fellow

For the second time in six years, Associate Professor of Music Ralf Yusuf Gawlick has been named an Artist Fellow in Music Composition by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Christina Richie
Action for common good

Theology Department doctoral candidate Cristina Richie, a 2012 alumna of the School of Theology and Ministry, focuses on the call for participatory action for the common good in an essay on Pope Francis' encyclical. Political Theology Today

Dunwei Wang
'Unassisted' water split

A new door to energy-harvesting artificial photosynthesis is opened by a team of researchers led by Associate Professor of Chemistry Dunwei Wang, who achieved 'unassisted' water splitting using only hematite and silicon as solar absorbers. BC News Release

Sharon BeckmanElizabeth Kensinger
Law, psychology, eyewitness ID

Boston College Law School Associate Clinical Professor Sharon Beckman and Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences Professor of Psychology Elizabeth Kensinger collaborate to communicate the science of memory in eyewitness identificaton

Andy Boynton
Do you trust a 'gut decision'?

Carroll School of Management Dean Andy Boynton outlines three ways to offset the unconscious biases that may play a role in 'gut decisions,' citing in particular the value of reflection, which is practiced in the Portico program required of all first-year Carroll School students. Forbes

Ellen Winner
Parents and prodigies

Parents who are obsessed with the idea of having a gifted child should relax, say experts including Professor of Psychology Ellen Winner. Very few are real prodigies, and for them, the road isn't always easy. China's Global Times

Hans De WitPhilip Altbach
Nationalization of internationalization

For associations like NAFSA and the European Association for International Education, the challenge will be to find the right balance and not let themselves be driven too far in the direction of an education industry, according to the Lynch School of Education's incoming Center for International Higher Education Director Hans de Wit and CIHE's former director, Research Professor Philip Altbach. University World News

John Mahoney
Preparing for college

Office of Undergraduate Admission Director John Mahoney provided tips for prospective students on the best way to prepare for entrance to college in an interview with NECN

Chris O'Donnell
Hollywood Walk of Fame

Carroll School of Management alumnus Chris O'Donnell, who now has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, talked family, career and college in an interview with Variety

Daniel Lyons
FCC and Internet access

The FCC has advanced a proposal that will allow the government to subsidize broadband for low-income Americansand has fined AT&T $100 million for lowering data speeds for some users. Law School Associate Professor Daniel Lyons comments: CNBC, WGN Radio, New York Times

Tiziana Dearing
Keep poverty on the agenda

Though the overall problem is massively complex, there are representative topics for the 2016 agenda that would drive change for those in poverty, while offering 'twofers' for the middle class, writes School of Social Work Associate Professor Tiziana Dearing. The Hill

Hosffman Ospino
Latino Catholics, 'Laudato Si'

How will Latino Catholic voters respond to the papal encyclical? School of Theology and Ministry Assistant Professor Hosffman Ospino weighs in for the New York Times

Central American migrant children and an aid worker
Assessing migrant aid

A new report from Boston College Law School, in partnership with 12 other U.S.-based Jesuit law schools and Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, assesses efforts to help asylum seekers and migrants from Central America. More

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.

Peter Ireland
Too data dependent?

There are genuine risks to policies that place too much emphasis on every piece of incoming data, risks that Federal Reserve policymakers should recognize, according to Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland. Economics 21

Terrence Devino, S.J.
Discerning vocations

Boston College resources for students who are discerning a vocation to the priesthood are featured by AJCU Connections, including the work of Manresa House, run by Vice President and University Secretary Rev. Terrence Devino, S.J.

Pete and Jule Frates
A father's legacy

'Becoming a father has been the greatest gift of all,' says alumnus Pete Frates, who has been a global inspiration in the fight against ALS. His story was a Father's Day feature on ESPN 'SportsCenter' and ABC News

James Keenan, SJ
Author Q&A: 'University Ethics'

Canisius Professor James Keenan, S.J., director of the Jesuit Institute, discusses his new book University Ethics: How Colleges Can Build and Benefit from a Culture of Ethics, in a Q&A with Inside Higher Ed

Gerald Kane
Social benefits for autism

Social media expands horizons for workers with autism spectrum disorder, write Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Information Systems Gerald Kane and Emily Concannon '15. Sloan Management Review

Pope Francis
On 'Laudato Si'

Pope Francis addressed the threat of environmental degradation to both the planet and the poor in his much-anticipated encyclical. Among BC scholars commenting: Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology Richard Gaillardetz to AP; School of Theology and Ministry Professor Thomas Groome for NPR 'On Point' and NBC News; Professor James Bretzke, S.J., in the International Business Times and the journal Nature; School of Social Work Associate Professor Tiziana Dearing in an op-ed for WBUR "Cognoscenti" and Theology Department doctoral candidate Daniel DiLeo STM '13 for National Catholic Reporter. | 'Our Common Home,' a four-day interdisciplinary conference exploring the implications of the encyclical, will be held at BC in the fall.

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

Amy PoehlerAmy Poehler
Cover girl

For parlaying her television success into a second career as a new-media entrepreneur, alumna Amy Poehler makes the cover of Fast Company's issue showcasing the year's 100 Most Creative People in Business. She also voices a lead character in the new Disney/Pixar animated film 'Inside Out,' and is the cover interview of Parade Magazine.

Kent Greenfield
Perils of the park

Like smokers of another era, today's baseball fans don't really understand the risks they face; their attendance at a game should not be taken as giving legal consent to whatever befalls them, writes Law School Professor Kent Greenfield. Boston Globe

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

Jack King
Alumnus, voice of Apollo 11 moon shot, dies at 84

Jack King '53, a NASA public affairs official who became known around the world as the voice of the Apollo 11 moon launch, has died at age 84. AP | NASA Kennedy Center obituary

Spencer Harrison
Creative feedback

Sticking to a standard feedback loop can stifle creative ideas, according to Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Management and Organization Spencer Harrison. Fast Company