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Ellen Winner
From prodigy to genius?

Is being a child prodigy a blessing or a curse? It depends on the expectations, writes Professor of Psychology Ellen Winner. New York Times 'Room for Debate'

Mary Holper
Immigrant children in court

BC Law School Immigration Clinic Director and Associate Clinical Professor Mary Holper comments on the challenges facing unaccompanied minors and other undocumented youth in the court system. National Catholic Reporter

John BaldwinJoshua Greene
NSF CAREER Awards

Assistant Professors of Mathematics John Baldwin and Joshua Greene have won National Science Foundation CAREER Awards, the NSF's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars. These awards bring to four the number of CAREER awards won by Mathematics Department faculty in the past three years.

David Simas
Law School Commencement

David Simas J.D. '95, assistant to the president and director of the White House Office of Political Strategy and Outreach, addressed the Class of 2015 at Boston College Law School's Commencement on May 22.

Oliver Rafferty SJ
Evolving Irish Catholicism

If Ireland legalizes same-sex marriage, Irish Catholicism could adapt to a new role, according to historian and incoming Center for Irish Programs Director Oliver P. Rafferty, S.J. New York Times 'Room for Debate'

Ken Williams
HIV-related neuro damage

A research team led by Professor of Biology Kenneth Williams shows the role of disease-fighting cells in HIV-related neurological damage in a new report in the American Journal of Pathology. BC News Release | Medical Xpress, SciCasts,

Mary BilderSharon Hamby-O'Connor
Award for 'Appeals to the Privy Council'

Law School Professor Mary Bilder and Professor Emerita Sharon Hamby O'Connor will receive The American Association of Law Libraries' 2015 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award for their work on a digital catalogue of Colonial-era appellate cases that helped to shape American constitutional law.

Arcbishop Blase Cupich
Commencement 2015

'The world needs the hope of the those who know the givenness of life,' Chicago Archbishop Blase J. Cupich told the Class of 2015 in his remarks at Boston College’s 139th Commencement Exercises, at which some 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students received degrees. BC News Release | Boston Globe

Rev. Lucas Chan, SJ
In Memoriam: Lúcás Chan, S.J.

Rev. Lúcás (Yiu Sing Luke) Chan, S.J., an assistant professor of theology at Marquette University who received his Ph.D. in theological ethics at Boston College in 2010 and remained a friend to many in the BC community, died May 19 at age 46. BC obituary | National Catholic Reporter BC obituary

Denis O'Brien
O'Brien Fellowship established

A fellowship established by Irish entrepreneur and philanthropist Denis O'Brien MBA '82 to enable aspiring business leaders from Ireland to obtain a master's degree in business administration from the Carroll School of Management has been highlighted by the Irish Independent, Irish News, Irish Echo, Irish Central and Boston Irish Reporter, among other media.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
The Tsarnaev verdict

A number of faculty members provided analysis on issues related to the death penalty verdict handed down for Boston Marathon bomber Dzohkar Tsarnaev, including: Law School Professor Robert Bloom on CBS News and WGBH News; School of Social Work Associate Professor Tiziana Dearing live on WBUR-FM immediately following the verdict, and twice on NECN, including NECN 'Broadside'; Assistant Professor of Political Science Peter Krause to the Associated Press and on NECN; Law School Gasson Professor Frank Brennan, S.J., in a piece for EurekaStreet, a publication of the Australian Jesuits; Law School Assistant Professor Kari Hong on WGBH 'Greater Boston'; Professor of History Alan Rogers in Germany's Deutsche Welle.

James Bretzke, S.J.
Religion in the U.S.

Demographics related to religious affiliation are changing in the U.S., according to a Pew Research Center study. School of Theology and Ministry Professor James Bretzke, S.J., discussed the shift on NPR's 'Diane Rehm Show'

Judith Shindul-Rothschild
Nursing careers, patient care

In a ranking of the best and worst states for nurses, Connell School of Nursing Associate Professor Judith Shindul-Rothschild was interviewed about the future of the nursing profession and how new grads can navigate their way to a successful career. | Her study of hospital nurse-to-patient care levels is cited by MassLive

Solomon Friedberg
Math for life

A new video series from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and The Hunt Institute aims to enhance understanding of the math students need for college, life and careers. It features McIntyre Professor of Mathematics Solomon Friedberg addressing conceptual understanding of mathematics and foundations for success in algebra.

Paul-Jon McNealy
Consoles still in the game?

With new entertainment options hitting the consumer-electronics market all the time, are game consoles dying? They are not, contends Carroll School of Management faculty member Paul-Jon McNealy. Wall Street Journal

Tracey West
Diversity champion

Tracey West, associate dean for external relations, diversity & inclusion at BC Law School, has been named a National Association for Law Placement Diversity Champion for 2015.

Debra Manning Lundquist
Oncology nursing scholarship

Connell School of Nursing doctoral student and alumna Debra Manning Lundquist has been awarded an Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Research Doctoral Scholarship. An adult oncology nurse practitioner, her research focuses on improving the experience of people living with advanced cancer. 

Katie HaywardBob Conlin
Eagles for others

Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences senior Katie Hayward and Woods College of Advancing Studies alumnus Robert Conlin '58 have more than the Heights in common. Both are stellar volunteers at St. Francis House in Boston. Profiles: Bob | Katie

Jake Wilhelm, Zach Wolfe, Sean Burke, Joey Launceford.
The coffee crew

A group of BC Football Eagles have been experiencing the Boston area in a different way: by touring coffee shops. Their caffeine quest is featured by the Boston Globe

Robert Bloom
Trinity College law fellow

Boston College Law School Professor Robert Bloom has received the Long Room Hub Fellowship from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland’s oldest and most prestigious law school. His research will focus on Ireland's police force. BC Chronicle

Alert: Missing student found

Missing BC junior Stephen Ziska has returned home safely to his family. Boston College thanks the community and Brookline Police for their assistance.  

Juliet Schor
At what price?

How can the exploitation of workers be stopped? Put the onus on the free market architects, writes Professor of Sociology Juliet Schor. New York Times 'Room for Debate'

Carol Spinney as Big Bird
'I Am Big Bird'

Caroll Spinney has performed as Muppets Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since the debut of 'Sesame Street' in 1969. Now, at age 81, he's the subject of the new documentary 'I Am Big Bird,' directed, written and produced by Dave LaMattina '03, at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge. | WBUR, Boston Globe

Marc Landy
Sen. Warren and the trade deal

The political klout of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren is on the rise, evidenced in her charge against the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Professor of Political Science Marc Landy comments for CBS Boston

Jerry KaneErin Hughes
NHL scores with Pinterest

If opposites attract, nowhere is that better illustrated than in the oddball relationship between the National Hockey League and social media platform Pinterest, write Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Information Systems Gerald Kane and Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences senior Erin Hughes. Sloan Management Review

Mike Barnett
Education reform in China

Lynch School of Education Professor Michael Barnett will introduce new instructional methods to China's high school teachers, the first time China has invited an American university to work with its K-12 educational curricula. BC Chronicle

Ted Raddell
Faith in action

'At Boston College, my faith has been refined and matured,' says Ted Raddell '15, winner of this year's St. Ignatius Award for Faith in Action. He describes how faith inspires his life service in a brief video. | See all the Student Leadership Award winners for 2015 at this link.

Theresa Ricci
Principal of the Year

Alumna Theresa Ricci, who received a B.A. degree in economics in 1993, has been named Pennsylvania State Principal of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals.

Robert Murphy
Unemployment down

The U.S. economy added 223,000 jobs in April, and unemployment ticked down to seven-year low. Associate Professor of Economics Robert Murphy discussed the government report on WRKO Financial Exchange

Kari Hong
Death penalty protocols

In addition to technical issues that render lethal injections less humane than a firing squad, they also spare society from having to face the reality of what it means to sanction a killing, writes Law School Assistant Professor Kari Hong. Boston Globe