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Patrick Proctor
Research to support ELL

A team led by Lynch School of Education Associate Professor Patrick Proctor has been awarded a three-year, $1.47 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to develop a program that supports Spanish-speaking English language learners. BC Chronicle

Andy Hargreaves
Lessons outside of school

Public educators should learn from the best leaders in all fields, according to Lynch School of Education Brennan Professor Andy Hargreaves, writing in Education Week

John Michalczyk
'Changemaker' documentaries

Professor of Fine Arts and Director of Film Studies John Michalczyk, whose own filmmaking career has sought to expose injustice, identiifies four films by others that inspire his faith in documentaries as a means of social change. Boston Globe

Biologist to lead NIH initiative

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  

John Rakestraw
Excellence in teaching

The University's new Center for Teaching Excellence, directed by John Rakestraw, aims to help faculty members refine their craft in the most comprehensive way possible. BC Chronicle

Virginia Rometty greeting Violet Papathanas '18
IBM chief at BC CEO Club

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

Xavier Husser
'College was always the goal'

Xavier Husser '18 is one of only 10 U.S. recipients to be awarded a 2014 I’m First Scholarship, presented to first-generation college students by the non-profit Center for Student Opportunity. BC Chronicle

Image from Wifredo Lam exhibit
An 'artistic chameleon'

Viewing 'Wifredo Lam: Imagining New Worlds' at the McMullen Museum of Art 'is like reviewing the history of 20th century art with stops in surrealism, Cubism, modernism, magical realism and postmodernism.' MetroWest Daily News

Philip Moeller
Making Sen$e of Medicare

'PBS Newshour' has turned to journalist and Sloan Center on Aging and Work Research Fellow Philip Moeller to answer readers' questions about Medicare in a new column, which debuts with his introductory essay on the subject. PBS Newshour 'Making Sen$e'

Min Hyuong Song
Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award

Professor of English Min Hyoung Song has won a 2014 Alpha Sigma Nu Award recognizing excellence in publishing in the humanities for his book The Children of 1965: On Writing, and Not Writing, as an Asian American. BC News Release

Lauren Stiller Rickleen
Employers should 'step up'

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

Students in BC Shake It Off
Taylor Swift gives a shout to BC C21's 'Shake It Off'

'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

Cathleen Kaveny
That '70s Church

A perspective on the Catholic Church during the tumultuous 1970s by Libby Professor of Law and Theology Cathleen Kaveny. Commonweal

Stephanie Valencia
Leading Latina in U.S. politics

U.S. Commerce Department Deputy Chief of Staff Stephanie Valencia '04 is among '40 Under 40: Latinos in American Politics' for 2014. Huffington Post

Heather Cox Richardson
'To Make Men Free'

Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson discussed her new history of the GOP, To Make Men Free, in a Q&A with U.S. News & World Report, as well on C-SPAN Book TV

Gasson tower
High marks for history

The University is ranked 7th among the top ten U.S. programs for studying history, which are 'highly competitive and attract both excellent students and well-respected faculty.' USA Today College

Gerald Kane
The social community

How do Goldilocks, butterflies and fish relate to social business? Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Information Systems Gerald Kane explains in Sloan Management Review, in a post also featured by Inc. Magazine

Philip Moeller
Retirement and health care

Out-of-pocket health expenses are not only a big-ticket item but are not predictable or controllable. Philip Moeller, a research fellow at the Sloan Center on Aging and Work, outlines some retirement-related strategies to consider for

Kathleen Mears
New archdiocese superintendent welcomed

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

Mary Walsh
'City Connects' success

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

Sam Ransbotham
When data cries wolf

It's never a good idea to assume a dataset is capturing all the information needed to make good decisionsbut there are ways to mitigate uncertainty, according to Carroll School of Management Information Systems Associate Professor Sam Ransbotham. Sloan Management Review

Alicia Munnell
Americans' retirement saving

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

Group of bishops wearing mitres
Synod on the Family

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'

Mary Cronin
How will Wayfair fare?

With the IPO behind them, executives at Wayfair Inc., say they intend to focus on raising the company's profile to make it a household name. It will be a tricky balancing act, Carroll School of Management Professor of Information Systems Mary Cronin told the Boston Globe

James Keenan, SJ
Global ethics network

Canisius Professor and Jesuit Institute Director James Keenan, S.J., writes about the development of the international network known as Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church. Jesuit Networking

Ray Madoff
Encouraging charity

We should adopt a system that reduces excise taxes on private foundations that distribute greater amounts to charitable causes, according to Law School Professor Ray Madoff, writing in the New York Times

BC Bostonians
BC Bostonians sing SNF

New England Patriots fans gathered at Faneuil Hall to greet the Sunday Night Football bus were surprised by an a cappella rendition of the SNF theme song performed by the BC Bostonians. NBC Sports

Richard McGowan, SJ
Casino controversy

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'

Alberto Godenzi
NFL: follow FIFA's example

If the NFL wants to take an unequivocal stance on domestic violence and promote respectful and nonviolent relationships, it should start by embracing a simple but powerful gesture, writes School of Social Work Dean Alberto Godenzi. Boston Globe

Patricia Leavy
'Trailblazing sociologist'

Alumna Patricia Leavy is winner of the 2014 American Creativity Association Special Achievement Award, which honors achievement in innovation and creativity in all fields from medicine to technology to education. BC News Release