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Research teams from five universities will develop the National Research Mentoring Network, to be headquartered at BC under the direction of Professor of Biology David Burgess, through a five-year, $19-million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The network is part of a sweeping NIH initiative to diversify the ranks of biomedical researchers across the U.S. BC News Release | Chronicle of Higher Education
Virginia Rometty, chief executive of IBM, spoke about the growing importance of cybersecurity and cloud computing for every industry at the latest gathering of BC's Chief Executives' Club of Boston. Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal, Bloomberg News, Boston Business Journal
Employers have a responsibility to help curb one of America’s biggest social and economic problems today by establishing a zero-tolerance policy, writes Center for Work and Family Executive-in-Residence Lauren Stiller Rickleen. Fortune | She also writes on the need for employers to 'step up' and close the gender pay gap. Fortune
'BC Shake It Off,' the promotional video for this year’s 'Espresso Your Faith' week, has caught the eye of the song's originator Taylor Swift, who shared her enthusiasm for it in a tweet. The video, produced for the Church in the 21st Century Center by John Walsh '15 and John Campbell '17, featured more than 1,000 BC students and faculty 'shaking off' their worries, fears, and insecurities. Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Boston Magazine, WCVB-TV, NECN, Fox News Boston, Catholic Herald (UK), Ryan Seacrest On Air
Local Catholic educators welcomed the Archdiocese of Boston's new Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Kathleen P. Mears, at a reception hosted by the Barbara and Patrick Roche Center for Catholic Education and the Lynch School of Education. The Pilot | BC Chronicle
A 10-year study by Lynch School of Education researchers, published in the American Educational Research Journal, found that addressing out-of-school factors in high-poverty schools—the novel approach of the City Connects program, directed by Kearns Professor Mary Walsh—produces dramatic improvement in student academic success. Education Week | BC Chronicle
Despite a stock market that's soared the past five years, households have less stashed away for retirement now than they had in 2010, according to a new study by the Center for Retirement Research, directed by Carroll School of Management Drucker Professor Alicia Munnell. Chicago Tribune. She suggests a key question for anyone considering early retirement to ask in a post for the Wall Street Journal
A number of faculty members have commented on various aspects of the Vatican Synod on the Family. Sampling of available links: Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology Richard Gaillardetz: National Post (Canada), Boston Herald 1, Boston Herald 2 | Monan Professor of Theology Lisa Sowle Cahill, Canisius Professor and Jesuit Institute Director James Keenan, S.J.: New York Times, The Atlantic | Theology Professor Stephen Pope: New York Times | School of Theology and Ministry Professor James Bretzke, S.J.: NPR 'All Things Considered,' Fox News Boston, Public Radio International-WNYC's 'The Takeaway'
There is growing criticism regarding the awarding of a casino license to the city of Everett, Mass. in light of state and federal indictments against three owners of the proposed building site. Carroll School of Management Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance Richard McGowan, S.J., discussed the controversy on WBUR 'Morning Edition'