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HR VP search update

A search advisory committee has been formed to review candidates to succeed longtime Vice President for Human Resources Leo Sullivan, who will retire from the position and transition to a new role as senior advisor to the president beginning in June. Search process update

Commemorative blood drive

This week, Boston College and the American Red Cross will host a series of special blood drives in commemoration of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.

Alumnus, survivor reflects

Alumnus Patrick Downes ’05, who with his wife Jess was seriously injured in the Boston Marathon bombings, delivered an inspirational address at the Boston Marathon commemorative event. View his speech on WCVB-TV | Read their story in the Boston Globe | Photo of them crossing the finish line in 2014: Time

Congress of Hispanic Catholics

The Archdiocese of Boston’s recent Congress of Catechesis and Evangelization, a gathering of Hispanic Catholics, was a 'glimpse of the vibrancy of Catholicism… [and] a reminder of the what the Church can and should be,' writes School of Theology and Ministry Professor Hosffman Ospino in The Pilot

BC Bookmarks

A number of BC students and alumni are among contributors to a new book published by The Jesuit Post, about which Publishers Weekly notes 'St. Ignatius would be proud.' BC Bookmarks

Ambassador to the Netherlands

College of Arts and Sciences alumnus Timothy Broas ’76 was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands on April 10 by U.S Secretary of State John Kerry, J.D. ’76.

Europe's monetary mistake

Unwelcome monetary conditions hold sway in the Euro Area—a concern for Americans, since the situation may mean decreased demand for U.S. exports, writes Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland. E21.com

Finding God in complex things

Physics Associate Professor Cyril Opeil, S.J., studies condensed matter, a research area that has applications for the pursuit of alternative-energy sources. He’s featured by the Society of Jesus U.S. website Jesuits.org

Fulbright Scholar

Lynch School of Education Associate Professor Lauri Johnson has been awarded a 2014-15 Fulbright Scholar Award and will spend next year in England, interviewing some of the nation’s pioneering black and South Asian school principals. BC Chronicle

Alumnus wins Pulitzer Prize

Tampa Bay Times reporter Will Hobson '06 has won a 2014 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting for an investigative piece that revealed a transitional housing program for the poor was funneling public dollars to slumlords and placing families in unsafe living conditions.

Global student activism

The potential grievances that may mobilize students into movements for social change depend on which part of the world is being considered, writes Lynch School of Education Research Professor Philip Altbach, director of the Center for International Higher Education. Inside Higher Ed

Civil Rights Act at 50

As the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, some supporters of the law fear the battle has shifted to new terrain. Law School Professor Kent Greenfield is among experts interviewed by CNN

Fr. Keenan named director of BC's Jesuit Institute

Founders Professor of Theology James Keenan, S.J., director of the Presidential Scholars Program, has been named director of the Jesuit Institute and holder of the Canisius Chair. BC Chronicle

Unearthly earthly noises

Where are Connecticut’s mysterious ‘moodus noises’ coming from? Geophysicist and Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor John Ebel discussed seismological connections to the sounds in an interview with NPR reporter Ari Daniel Shapiro '01: WBUR ‘Here and Now’

BC mourns Carroll School senior Kelly Gordon

The University community mourns the death of Carroll School of Management senior Kelly Gordon, who was killed April 10 in New York. Letter to students from Vice President for Student Affairs Barb Jones | Funeral arrangements

A sense of kids' humor

A study by Graduate School of Social Work Associate Professor Jessica Black details the many regions of the brain that must work together to find humor in daily situations, particularly for children.

Millennials and work

Center for Work and Family Executive-in-Residence Lauren Stiller Rikleen discussed her new book on millennials, You Raised Us - Now Work With Us, on WBZ NightSide with Dan Rea and WCBS_NY Opening Bell Report (begins at 3:56).

2014 Hobey Baker Award

Junior Johnny Gaudreau has won the 34th annual Hobey Baker Memorial Award, college hockey's highest individual honor. He joins David Emma (1991) and Mike Mottau (2000) as the third Eagle in program history to win the award. BC Athletics

Sesquicentennial prof

Political Science Assistant Professor Jennifer Erickson, an expert on international security and political economy issues, has been named the White Family Sesquicentennial Assistant Professor. BC Chronicle

Class finds lost Chinese relics

A successful academic quest by BC undergraduates, who used research and detective skills to track down more than 80 carved Chinese pagodas that had been lost for nearly a century, has resulted in an exhibit of several of the rare items, now on view in O'Neill Library. The class project, led by History Assistant Professor Jeremy Clarke, S.J., is featured by the Boston Globe | Globe Photos | WBZ-TV/Radio News | BC Chronicle

New dads and paternity leave

Paternity leave has been in the limelight of late as a New York Mets second baseman faced backlash for taking the first two games of the season off. Center on Work and Family Executive Director Brad Harrington was interviewed about the topic on Fox 25 News and Southern California Public Radio.

Public Understanding Award

Sociology Professor Juliet Schor has won the 2014 Public Understanding of Sociology Award, given annually by the American Sociological Association for exemplary contributions to the understanding of sociology, sociological research, and scholarship among the general public. BC News Release

What older workers want

A study by the Sloan Center on Aging & Work shows a gap between what older workers want from their jobs and what their employers actually offer. Center director and Graduate School of Social Work Professor Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes discussed the research with Forbes

Learning to earn in Africa

'Learn to Earn,' taught by Carroll School of Management MBA student Israel Kloss and his volunteer team, uses Google Hangouts to teach marketable web skills to students in Kenya. Boston Innovation

Carroll School of Management ranked 4th in U.S.

The  Carroll School of Management is ranked fourth among the nation's best undergraduate business schools, according to 2014 rankings by Bloomberg Business Week | BC News Release

Jim Christian named Eagles Basketball head coach

Jim Christian, the Mid-American Conference all-time leader in winning percentage, has been named the 12th head basketball coach at Boston College, Director of Athletics Brad Bates announced April 3. BC Athletics | Boston Globe, Boston Herald

BC Bookmarks

In his new book Rekindling the Christic Imagination: Theological Meditations for the New Evangelization, Theology Associate Professor Emeritus Robert Imbelli uses artistic, literary, spiritual and theological sources to place Christ at the center of Catholic faith. BC Bookmarks

Parenting vs. overprotecting

Has preoccupation with safety taken away from childhood independence? Psychology Research Professor Peter Gray, author of Free to Learn, is among guests discussing the difference between keeping kids safe and over-sheltering them. HuffPostLive

Stokes wins 5th award

Stokes Hall has received the 2014 Palladio Award for New Design & Construction, which recognizes buildings that show outstanding achievement in traditional design. This is the fifth design-related award Stokes Hall has received.