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University administrators are reaching out to the six Boston College students from Nepal and other members of the BC community with Nepalese ties as a result of the devastating earthquake that has claimed more than 3,700 victims. A prayer vigil will be held on Wednesday, April 29, at 8 p.m. on the plaza at O'Neill Library, and all collections at Masses this week and next will be directed to Catholic Relief Services' Nepal earthquake fund.
Mathematician Mark C. Reed, who received an M.Ed. in educational administration from the Lynch School of Education in 1999, has been named president of St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, the first lay leader in the Jesuit school's 164-year history.
Service, if done well, has the power to transform, writes PULSE Service Learning Program faculty member Kathleen Hirsch, citing a study by alumna and former staffer Michelle Sterk-Barrett that shows how the PULSE experience changed students' world views.
Theologian and University Chair in Human Rights and International Justice David Hollenbach, S.J., has been named to the Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History at the Library of Congress John W. Kluge Center, where he will research the response of faith-based communities to humanitarian crises.
What's behind those scenes on Boston College Instagram? The platform is among the first 50 brand channels worldwide—from the Guggenheim Museum to World Wildlife Fund—highlighted by leading social analytics site Iconosquare.
Among members of the BC community who laced up for this year's Boston Marathon were Chemistry Department faculty member Christine Goldman, Morgan Grunat ‘15 and Maggie Crowley ‘17, running for Team MR8 in honor of eight-year-old Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard. BC Chronicle
On the eve of the second anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, the Boston College community gathered to hear alumni survivors and journalists speak on how the event changed their lives, as well as their perceptions of themselves and the world around them. BC Chronicle | Alumnus Kevin Armstrong '06 writes on the event for the New York Daily News
Connell School of Nursing Associate Professor Susan Kelly-Weeder has been named a fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, in recognition of her outstanding contributions to health care through clinical practice, research, education or policy.
The U.S. Catholic experience is changing, a dynamic largely driven by immigrants, says School of Theology and Ministry Assistant Professor Hosffman Ospino, principal investigator for a national study of parishes serving Latino Catholics. He and Mary Holper, associate clinical professor and director of the immigration clinic at BC Law School, spoke at a recent Church in the 21st Century Center event. National Catholic Reporter | He also was invited by Archbishop of Boston Cardinal Seán O'Malley, O.F.M., Cap. to discuss his findings with the archdiocese Presbyteral Council. The Pilot
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Jeffery Byers has received a $75,000 Cottrell Scholar Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement in support of his work with polymers—long chains of atoms or molecules found in everything from plastic grocery sacks to DNA. BC Chronicle
Scholars explored libertarianism from political, theological and legal perspectives at a recent School of Theology and Ministry Dean's Colloquium. The event featured an address by Professor of Political Science Alan Wolfe, director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, which co-sponsored the event with the office of STM Dean Mark Massa, S.J. National Catholic Reporter, Religion News Service