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Hans DeWit
‘Mr. Internationalization’

Hans de Wit, a respected authority on global issues in higher ed, has been named the director of the Lynch School's Center for International Higher Education. BC Chronicle

Tiziana Dearing
'Participatory funding'

Everyone over the age of 12 in the city of Cambridge will have a vote in how to allocate a half million dollars in funding. How will that play out? Tiziana Dearing, associate professor of the practice in the School of Social Work, discussed the approach on WGBH 'Greater Boston'

Daniel Lyons
A tangling web

Law suits are already filed against the FCC's 'net neutrality' rules. Law School Associate Professor Daniel Lyons discussed the challenges ahead on Bloomberg Radio.

Brad Harrington
Time to retire 'millennials'?

Center for Work and Family Executive Director Brad Harrington takes on the sweeping generalizations assigned to this demographic group in a piece for the Huffington Post | He also commented on a proposal that would create Boston's first paid parental leave policy for city employees., Boston Herald

Tao Li
Simons Fellow in mathematics

Professor of Mathematics Tao Li has received a 2015 Simons Foundation Fellowship, granted to accomplished faculty for their recent research and the potential impact of their future work. BC Chronicle

David Wirth
A climate change opportunity

When the State Department reveals U.S. targets for greenhouse gas reductions, it will be an extraordinary opportunity for the nation to be a world leader in addressing climate change, says Law School Professor David Wirth. WBUR 'Cognoscenti'

facilities workers
BC's winter warriors

As we move toward warmer temperatures, it's almost possible to forget the winter that resulted in 60,000 yards—2400 truckloads—of snow being hauled from Main Campus. But we won't forget the herculean efforts of the staffers who kept BC going. BC Chronicle

Noah SnyderRudolph Hon
The great snow melt

What happens when a record-breaking snowfall finally melts? Associate Professors Noah Snyder and Rudolph Hon of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department explain. BC Chronicle

Andy Hargreaves
Leaning tower of PISA

The Program for International Student Assessment is under fire. Should this global assessment of 15-year-olds in reading, math and science be saved? Lynch School of Education Brennan Professor Andy Hargreaves weighs in. Washington Post

David Takeuchi
ASA Pearlin award

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.

Min Hyoung Song
Asian-American in Motor City

Professor of English Min Hyoung Song's reflection on growing up in Detroit in the 1970s and '80s is among 41 stories included in the new book Asian Americans in Michigan: Voices from the Midwest. BC Bookmarks

Peter Ireland
Rules for the Fed to live by

Clear rules, and having to explain deviations from them, would make for better monetary policy, according to an op-ed co-written by Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland. U.S. News & World Report

Julie and Pete Frates
Communicator of the Year

Alumnus Pete Frates '07 has been named Communicator of the Year by PR Week magazine for his efforts to galvanize social media users around the world in support of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. PR Week | Video

David Hollenbach, SJ
Aquinas and executive pay

Is exorbitant CEO compensation a form of tyranny? Center for Human Rights and International Justice Director David Hollenbach, S.J., referenced St. Thomas Aquinas in comments for National Catholic Reporter

Coin from 'Roman in the Provinces' exhibition
'A roadmap to history'

Fusing archaeology, art history and original research, 'Roman in the Provinces' at the McMullen Museum brings the past 'brilliantly alive.' MetroWest Daily News

Usha Tummala-Narra
Coping with grief

One year after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, questions remain unanswered, making it difficult for families of the victims to come to terms with their loss. The Lynch School of Education's Usha Tummala-Narra offered advice coping under such circumstances. WBZ News: 1, 2

Papal call to action

Principals, teachers and students from nearly 30 Catholic schools throughout the Northeast joined BC's Roche Center for Catholic Education for a close look at how they can help fulfill Pope Francis’ vision of faith in action. BC News Release | The Pilot

A ‘warhead’ molecule

A research team in the lab of BC chemist Jianmin Gao details using a 'warhead' molecule to target deadly bacteria. BC News Release

Ray Madoff
Congress mulls estate tax

A repeal of the nearly century-old tax would bring far-reaching consequences, Law School Professor Ray Madoff said during her testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee on March 18.

Lisa Cahill
Women and the Church

A working paper issued before the recent Vatican plenary assembly on women offers a glimpse of the latest Catholic thinking about a number of issues, including as cosmetic surgery. Monan Professor of Theology Lisa Cahill was among experts asked to weigh in. New York Times

Robert Bloom
The Tsarnaev trial

Could Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's 'note from the boat' save him from the death penalty? Law School Professor Robert Bloom discussed trial proceedings as a guest on NECN 'Broadside,' in several interviews with WGBH News: 1, 2, 3 | Los Angeles Times

David Hopkins
Netanyahu's victory

Assistant Professor of Political Science David Hopkins commented on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decisive victory, and its likely impact on U.S. relations. Boston Herald

Jerry Kane
Lost in translation?

In multinational companies, effective social media may need a multilingual approach, according to Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Information Systems Gerald Kane, co-author of a piece for Sloan Management Review

Msgr Liam Bergin
St. Patrick's legacy

Professor of the Practice of Theology Monsignor Liam Bergin, a native of Ireland, was asked by Cardinal Sean O'Malley to preach at the annual Mass for the Feast of St. Patrick at Boston's Holy Cross Cathedral. The Pilot | Text of Msgr. Bergin's homily

An admission tour group
The tour must go on

This winter's record-breaking snowfall hasn't deterred prospective students from visiting area collegesparticularly at BC, where the tours have gone on, as featured by WGBH News

John R. Shea
In Memoriam: John R. Shea

Alumnus and retired Classics Department faculty member John R. Shea '58 died March 14. Dr. Shea achieved early fame when, at age five, he received the famous 'Letter to Jackie,' written by his father, Lt. Commander John J. Shea '18, just weeks before he was killed in the line of duty. The letter was widely circulated in its day for celebrating the values of honor, duty, family and religion. In 2001, the letter was featured by the Boston Globe following its presentation to the University Archives. BC obituary

Cai Thomas and her mother, La Chanze
Meet 2015 MLK Scholarship winner Cai Thomas '16

Cai Thomas '16, winner of this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship, has produced and directed a number of film projects, including a documentary on BC alumna Blake Bolden, a black professional hockey player for the Boston Blades, set to air on 'NESN Next Producer' April 6. BC Chronicle | View and vote for Thomas' film at

Mike Cronin
America and St. Patrick's Day

Love St. Patrick's Day? Thank America. Much of the celebration as we know it today arose in the U.S., explains BC Ireland Academic Director Mike Cronin, writing for the Smithsonian series 'What It Means to Be American.' Time, RTÉ (Raidió Teilifís Éireann; segment begins at 7:00)

James Cronin
Rules of a disordered world

Professor of History James Cronin's Global Rules: America, Britain and a Disordered World is a 'deeply researched and lucid history of the period between the Vietnam War and the present day,' according to a review by Foreign Affairs. More from BC Bookmarks

Alan Rogers
Religion and medical care

Should parents' religious beliefs allow them to refuse medical care for their children or avoid standard medical practices? Professor of History Alan Rogers weighs in for the New York Times 'Room for Debate'