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Roman coin from McMullen Museum exhibition
Range of Roman influence

Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire at the McMullen Museum is a 'fascinating' new show that addresses a range of questions about the influence of the empire on the provincials, according to a review in the Boston Globe

Sam Ransbotham
Analytics loud and clear

Analytics can amplify insights both good and bad, writes Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Information Systems Sam Ransbotham for Sloan Management Review. | He also interviews Jim Lucchese '94, CEO of The Echo Nest, recently acquired by Spotify.

Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner
Unequal opportunities

Recent moves to restrict who can run for local office in Rajasthan, India's largest state, are 'anti-democratic, anti-poor and anti-woman,' contends Assistant Professor of Political Science Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner. Indian Express

Boosting battery performance

BC Associate Professor of Chemistry Dunwei Wang reports nano-coatings help stabilize a unique form of carbon, which could help pave the way for next generation, high performance lithium-ion batteries. BC News Release | PhysOrg, Nanowerk, ECN magazine, Nanotech Now, R&D Magazine

Leonard Nimoy
In Memoriam: Leonard Nimoy

Actor Leonard Nimoy, best known for his iconic role as Mr. Spock in the 'Star Trek' series, died February 27 at age 83. Mr. Nimoy began his acting studies at the Heights in 1949, when Rev. John L. Bonn, S.J., who had developed BC's School of Dramatic and Expressional Arts two years earlier, persuaded the young local stage actor to participate in a BC summer theater program. Programs for five productions in which Mr. Nimoy had acting, lighting and stage managing credits are preserved in the University Archives. Mr. Nimoy fondly recalled his time at the Heights in a documentary by his son Adam, 'Leonard Nimoy's Boston,' which aired on WGBH-TV last summer.

Dan Kanstroom
Justice on immigration

The executive order on immigration announced last November filled part of a void created by a Congress that has failed to pass much-needed comprehensive reform legislation, writes Professor of Law Daniel Kanstroom, co-author of an essay in Dissent Magazine

James Russell
The science of emotions

Researchers study facial expressions, brain patterns, behavior, and more, but each of these is only part of the effort to understand human emotions. Professor of Psychology James Russell is among scholars interviewed by The Atlantic

Thomas Seyfried
New approach to cancer treatment

Professor of Biology Thomas Seyfried told an overflow audience at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition that a new metabolic approach to cancer treatment is overdue, calling some existing regimens barbaric and toxic. Ocala Star Banner

Relay for Life logo
BC Relay for Life hits $1M

Boston College has reached the $1-million mark in donations to Relay for Life, making it the first Massachusetts college or university to hit this fundraising level for the American Cancer Society, and one of the nation's top 15 collegiate Relay for Life events.

Melissa Sutherland
Attention to centers

An NIH grant will support Connell School of Nursing Assistant Professor Melissa Sutherland's research of the role college health centers can play in raising awareness of, and addressing, violence against college women. BC Chronicle

Kerry Dunne
Boston's busing history

Four decades after the city's court-ordered school desegregation, the Boston Public Schools system is working to include that troubled legacy in the curriculuman effort led by Kerry Dunne, BPS director of history and social studies and a 2012 alumna of the Lynch School of Education's Professional School Administrator Program. Boston Globe

John Ebel
'Swarm' of earthquakes

Analysis of seismic data recorded by BC's Weston Observatory during two weeks of earthquake 'swarms' in Plainfield, Connecticut, earlier this year shows more than 60 small quakes occurred in the first week, geophysicist John Ebel tells Connecticut Magazine

Maxim Shrayer
Yom Kippur in Amsterdam

Yom Kippur in Amsterdam, the title story from a 2009 collection by Professor of Russian, English and Jewish Studies Maxim D. Shrayer, has been selected for the anthology The New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction. BC Bookmarks

Natalie Di Fusco-Fink
Lynch School alumna named a Teacher of the Year

Lynch School of Education alumna Natalie DiFusco-Funk B.A. '03, M.Ed. '08—named a 2015 Teacher of the Year in her school division—is noted for the high-energy teaching that led her to be featured in a national series of Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt 'Teachers in Training' videos on classroom technology and community-building.

Sloan Foundation Fellow

Assistant Professor of Mathematics David Geraghty has been selected for a Sloan Research Fellowship, awarded annually by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to rising stars among U.S. and Canadian early-career scientists and scholars. His work focuses on number theory and a sub-area known as the Langlands program. BC News Release

Jeffery Byers
NSF CAREER award

Assistant Professor Jeffery Byers, whose research focuses on the development of sustainable chemistry, has received a $655,000 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, the agency's most prestigious grant for junior faculty.

James Najarian
Honored for poetry

The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics and Writers has honored Associate Professor of English James Najarian with its Stephen J. Meringoff Writing Award for his poems 'Kleptomania,' 'From the Armenian Quarter,' and 'The Frat Boys.'  

Ken Williams
Drug shows promise for HIV

A drug used to treat patients with Crohn's disease and multiple sclerosis has helped confirm how 'viral reservoirs' form in patients living with HIV and has proven effective at blocking pathways to those reservoirs, Professor of Biology Ken Williams and a team of researchers report.

Peter Ireland
FOMC and rising rates

How could the Federal Open Market Committee better prepare markets for higher interest rates? Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland, a member of the Shadow Open Market Committee, is co-author of an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal

Robert Bloom
Tsarnaev trial venue

In week seven of jury selection in the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the first U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals listened to arguments about whether the trial location should change. Law School Professor Robert Bloom discussed the proceedings on WGBH 'Greater Boston' 

Richard Clifford, SJ
Tribute for Fr. Clifford

Several hundred members of the BC community gathered to honor biblical studies scholar Richard J. Clifford, S.J., founding dean of the School of Theology and Ministry, who will transition to professor emeritus of Old Testament next academic year.

Smarter in the City participants
Law students help startups

BC Law School students are providing all facets of legal assistance to the five start-ups chosen for the first cohort of Smarter in the City, a high-tech accelerator for entrepreneurs in one of Boston's poorest neighborhoods. Boston Globe

Robin Fleming
Rome and the Britons

Though the Romans brought many innovations to Britain, on average Britons lived longer after the Roman Empire fell, Professor of History Robin Fleming said during a presentation to the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The Telegraph (UK)

Adam Birnbaum
Alumnus draws praise for jazz

'Precision seems to come naturally' to award-winning pianist and composer Adam Birnbaum '01, who 'has the harmonic fluency, sensitivity of touch and unhurried but assertive rhythmic footing of an elite jazz modernist in training.' New York Times

Richard Spinello
Love and responsibility

Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of the Practice Richard Spinello's newly-published Understanding Love and Responsibility is a companion piece that helps readers better understand St. John Paul II's challenging book. BC Bookmarks

Joe Tecce
Rising snow, rising stress

As an arctic blast adds plunging temperatures to rising snow piles, the winter woes can trigger 'snow stress depression.' Associate Professor of Psychology Joseph Tecce comments on NBC Nightly News

Gretchen Andrus Andrew
Virtual reality art

Carroll School of Management alumna Gretchen Andrus Andrew '10 blends her interests in technology and art in a new exhibition in Los Angeles, billed as the world's first virtual reality art show. LA Weekly

Elizabeth Goizueta
McMullen exhibition in Atlanta

Curated by Hispanic Studies faculty member Elizabeth Goizueta, Wifredo Lam: Imagining New Worlds—which premiered last semester at the McMullen Museumis now on view at Atlanta's High Museum of Art. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Art Daily. Goizueta was interviewed about the exhibition on CNN Spanish Network.

Andres Jay
Strike up the band

At the BC vs. Vermont hockey game on Valentine's Day, the BC Pep Band had a special guest conductor: six-year-old Andres Jay, who with his father is a fixture at the games. Watch Andres conduct a performance of 'For Boston.'

Peter Ireland
The Fed's forward guidance

Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland examines the Fed's public guidance on the future course of monetary policy. Economics21