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Michael Pratt
The lonely office

Though the option to work remotely offers benefits for many employees, a report co-authored by Carroll School of Management O'Connor Family Professor Michael Pratt shows it may result in a lonelier environment for those in the office. Sloan Management Review, Boston Globe, Money

Mary Sarah Builder
Madison's hand

The reliability of James Madison's 'Notes' as a record of the 1787 Constitutional Convention 'is challenged as never before' by Law School Professor and Lee Distinguished Scholar Mary Sarah Bilder, who used forensic techniques to explore his revisions for her new book. Washington Post.

Richard Gaillardetz
Challenges of Vatican II

In his new book, An Unfinished Council: Vatican II, Pope Francis, and the Renewal of Catholicism Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology Richard Gaillardetz describes the challenges still facing the Church in realizing the council's vision. 

Pierre de Charentenay, S.J.
Lessons of Paris

Changes will have to be made in the West, in the management of marginalized people and in the globalized world, to destroy the roots of terrorism, writes Gasson Professor Pierre de Charentenay, S.J., in an essay for America.

Gasson Hall
Resilience and excellence

Four BC students exemplify the power of resilience—in academics, athletics and the arts—as they strive to live out the University's motto 'Ever to Excel.' Video

Kuong Ly
A refugee's perspective

Alumnus Kuong Ly '08—a Cambodian refugee who received both Truman and Marshall scholarships, as well as other honors including the University's Finnegan Award, during his time at BC—provides his perspective on the current debate over refugees. Boston Globe

Peter Krause
Containing ISIS

Assistant Professor of Political Science Peter Krause weighs in on how officials should address containment of ISIS on WBZ Radio and on NECN

Brad Harrington
Millennials' life and work

A new survey of young adults by the Center for Work and Family, led by Executive Director Brad Harrington, explores how they navigate their careers and lives. Its results are highlighted by, Minnesota Business News, Business NH Magazine, Accounting Today.

White House summit on next-gen high schools

Lynch School of Education Professor Michael Barnett discussed his innovative STEM education initiatives at a National Science Foundation forum and at the first White House Summit on Next-Generation High Schools. BC News Release

Amanda Rothschild
Alumna recognized for research

Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences alumna Amanda Rothschild '11, currently a Ph.D. candidate at MIT and an International Security Program research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School, is co-winner of the 2016 Patricia Weitsman Award from the International Studies Association. The prize recognizes the best graduate student paper on any aspect of security studies.

Geoffrey Sanzenbacher
Mortality rate increase

What's shortening the lives a segment of the population? Economist Geoffrey Sanzenbacher of Center for Retirement Research looks at surprising new data on life expectancy in an interview on NECN

Claudia Olivetti
U.S. social mobility

How has intergenerational mobility changed in the U.S.? Professor of Economics Claudia Olivetti is co-author of a paper on the subject published in the American Economic Review, and of a post for the London School of Economics blog 'American Politics and Policy.'

Sam Richardson
Whither health care costs?

The rising of health-care costs has slowed, but it's not clear whether that will be a long-term trend, according to Associate Professor of the Practice of Economics Sam Richardson, who also commented on the reasons costs have moderated on

Thomas Chiles
BC scientist joins global commission on pollution, health

DeLuca Professor of Biology and Vice Provost for Research Thomas Chiles is among influential leaders, researchers and practitioners named to the Global Commission on Pollution, Health and Development, an initiative of The Lancet, The Global Alliance on Health and Pollution and Mount Sinai's Icahn School of Medicine, with the U.N. and World Bank.

Martha Bayles
America's voice

If America's voice is to be heard in the 21st-century war of ideas, commercial news outlets can't replace government-supported medis, contends Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program Visiting Associate Professor Martha Bayles, co-author of an op-ed for Politico.

Richard Lennan
Unity and the Reformation

Amid talks of unity as the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation approaches, School of Theology and Ministry Professor of Systematic Theology Rev. Richard Lennan discusses the historical division between Catholic and Lutheran churches. Boston Globe

Rebecca Lowenhaupt
Family engagement in schools

In an effort to encourage more participation among families in programs and events at their children's schools, Watertown's public schools will collaborate with the Lynch School of Education on an initiative led by Assistant Professor Rebecca Lowenhaupt. BC News Release | Boston Globe,  Watertown TAB

Kenneth Himes
Ethics of drone warfare

In Drones and the Ethics of Targeted Killing, Associate Professor of Theology Kenneth R. Himes, O.F.M., provides an overview of the role of drones in national security and explores the ethical implications of drone warfare.

Nantana DeLong-Bas
Adoption in the Emirates

Single parents are uncommon in deeply traditional Emirati culture, and adoption remains a contentious issue. Theology and Islamic Civilization and Societies Assistant Professor of the Practice Natana J. DeLong-Bas discusses the topic on PRI's 'The World.' (Her interview begins at 3:24.)

Jonathan Laurence
Paris and Europe

Associate Professor of Political Science Jonathan Laurence discussed the attacks in Paris on WCVB-TV News (begins at :54), and addressed the complicated relationship between France and its Muslim community in a Q&A with Religion & Politics, interviews with NPR 'All Things Considered,' WGBH News, Al Jazeera America and WHYY-Philadelphia's "Radio Times," and in an essay for Foreign Affairs. Writing in the New York Times, he took a long-range view on refugees in Europe, and he commented on the intelligence service controversy in Germany to the national broadcaster Deutsche Welle.

Westy Egmont
Syria's refugees

School of Social Work Associate Professor of Macro Practice Westy Egmont, director of the Immigrant Integration Lab, discussed the status of Syrian refugees in interviews with NECN and WJLA in Washington, D.C.

Alicia Munnell
Closing the loopholes

Social Security is not supposed to be a complicated program where those 'in the know' get a better deal than anyone else, writes Carroll School of Management Drucker Professor Alicia Munnell, director of the Center for Retirement Research. PBS Newshour

Student nurses
Nurse leaders fellowship

Press Ganey Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of health care analytics and solutions, will continue for 2015 the Press Ganey-Thomas O. Pyle Fellowship in Nursing Fund, awarded to outstanding Connell School of Nursing graduate students who are expanding their studies in oncology, endocrinology or other clinical specialties.

Kelly Rossetto
Grief and social media

In the hours after the deadly attacks in Paris, online social sites were filled with signs of solidarity. Assistant Professor of Communication Kelly Rossetto comments in the Washington Post.

Sharlene Hesse Biber
Mathematical Society Fellow

Professor of Mathematics Tao Li has been named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society for his contributions to low-dimensional topology. He one of only 50 mathematicians worldwide to receive the recognition for 2016. BC News Release

David Hollenbach SJ
Religion and forced migration

An essay by University Chair in Human Rights and International Justice David Hollenbach, S.J., published in the The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, contains 'many-light-bulb-moments' and leads an article highlighting books on refugees in the Boston Globe.

The word 'aging'
Influential in aging

Next Avenue's top 50 thought leaders, innovators, writers, advocates, experts and others who are 'changing how Americans age and think about aging' include: School of Social Work Professor Kevin Mahoney, Carroll School of Management Drucker Professor Alicia Munnell, Center for Work and Family Executive-in-Residence and BC Law School alumna Lauren Stiller Rikleen, and Connell School of Nursing alumna Jennie Chin Hansen.

Andy Boynton
Lessons from improv

Improvisational comedy can provide lessons in how to perform better, how to collaborate and how to build ideas, writes Carroll School of Management Powers Family Dean Andy Boynton. Forbes.

Dan CoquillettePhilip Helsel
BC Bookmarks

Monan University Professor of Law Daniel Coquillette is co-author of On the Battlefield of Merit, the first of two volumes on the history of Harvard Law School. | In his new book, School of Theology and Ministry Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling Philip Browning Helsel advises ministers and counselors working with stressed-out members of today's working class.

Juliet Shor
Work and climate change

Consideration of climate change has been almost totally missing from discussions about the future of work, writes Professor of Sociology Juliet Schor, who highlights the connection between working hours and carbon emissions in an essay for Pacific Standard magazine.