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John Powers and Andy Boynton
Gift endows Carroll School of Management deanship

A gift from Trustee Associate John Powers ’73, and his wife, Linda, will endow the deanship of Carroll School of Management Dean Andy Boynton, who has led the school for the past decade. The John and Linda Powers Deanship Fund honors Boynton’s tenure and will help to advance his future plans for the school. BC News

Jane Flanagan
Holistic nursing research

Connell School of Nursing Associate Professor Jane Flanagan has received the American Holistic Nurses Association's 2015 Research Grant, which will support her study of web-based yoga intervention for breast cancer survivors.

Christopher Kenaley
A snaggletooth dragonfish

An ocean exploration ship recently came across a tiny, creepy fish with translucent fangs and no scales. It's of the genus Astronesthes, says BC biologist Chris Kenaley. Business Insider

Alicia Munnell
Public pension funds improve

A report from BC's Center for Retirement Research shows that for first time since the financial crisis of 2008 the funded status of state and local plans improved in 2014, writes director Alicia Munnell. Dow Jones MarketWatch

John Ebel
Can it happen here?

Most seismic events in New England are small and cause no damage. But that doesn't mean the region is immune from more severe earthquakes, says Weston Observatory's John Ebel, chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Boston Globe

Lisa Cahill
Principle of cooperation

Monan Professor of Theology Lisa Sowle Cahill discussed the 'principle of cooperation,' a theological concept central to a conflict between the Little Sisters of the Poor and the Affordable Care Act, with National Catholic Reporter,

Alfred Yen
Security and BYOD

There are consequences to the convenience associated with personal devices being used on an employer's network, a practice commonly known as 'bring your own device.' Law School Professor Alfred Yen comments in Network World.

Jen Welter
First female NFL coach

The Arizona Cardinals have tapped Jen Welter '00—a Carroll School of Management alumna who played rugby during her years at BC—for their staff, the first time an NFL team has hired a female coach. Boston Globe, AP, NBC News, New York Times, Bloomberg News

Maia McAleavey
The bigamy plot

A new book by Assistant Professor of English Maia McAleavey fills a key gap in the history of the Victorian novel. BC Bookmarks

James Keenan, SJ
Universities and ethics

Ethics, as an academic discipline that routinely arbitrates competing claims, should be invoked to address college and university problems, writes Jesuit Institute Director and Canisius Professor James Keenan, S.J.

Jorge Izaguierre
New bishop in Peru

Pope Francis has appointed School of Theology and Ministry alumnus Rev. Jorge Izaguirre, C.S.C., as bishop of the territorial prelature of Chuquibamba, Peru.

Stuart Hall
Affordable justice

BC Law and the law schools of Boston and Northeastern universities will launch a 'lawyer incubator' program to provide legal services to local-area residents at below-market rates. The Lawyers for Affordable Justice project will be one of the nation's first such programs run collaboratively by three law schools.

Sean Clarke
The state of nursing

Connell School of Nursing Professor Sean Clarke, associate dean for undergraduate programs, discussed a range of topics related to the profession in a Q&A accompanying WalletHub's 2015 survey of the best and worst states for nurses.

Gasson Hall
Class of 2019 preview

Learn more about the composition of the incoming Class of 2019 in the Boston College Chronicle.

M. Shawn Copeland
Catholic Press awards

Several Boston College faculty members, as well as doctoral students and alumni, were among those honored by the Catholic Press Association of the U.S. and Canada at the organization's recent annual conference.

Woods College logo
Data-driven master's program

Tthe Woods College of Advancing Studies seeks to provide full- or part-time students with critical skills for a data-driven age with its new master's degree in applied economics.

Andy Boynton
Courage and leadership

Where do some leaders find the courage to go against the tide of opinion among stakeholders? Carroll School of Management Dean Andy Boynton explores the question in his latest blog post for Forbes.

John Sallis
An artist's reflection

In Klee's Mirror, Frederick J. Adelmann, S.J., Professor of Philosophy John Sallis presents artist Paul Klee's work as capable of reflecting not only surface appearance, but also hidden depth. BC Bookmarks

Tiziana Dearing
Pope Francis and the poor

School of Social Work Associate Professor Tiziana Dearing discussed Pope Francis' efforts to respond to environmental concerns and global poverty. NECN 'Broadside'

Hosffman Ospino
A blessing to the Church

The growing presence of Hispanics is a blessing to the U.S. Church, said School of Theology and Ministry Assistant Professor Hosffman Ospino, speaking at a national symposium at which he discussed the findings of a major BC study of Catholic parishes with Hispanic ministry. Catholic News Service

Richard Cobb-Stevens
Tribute in philosophy

The work of Professor of Philosophy Emeritus Richard Cobb-Stevens has served as a model for generations of philosophers. Now, several leading experts in the field from BC, North America and Europe have contributed to a new volume in tribute. BC Bookmarks

David Blustein
The future of work

As tech advances and other factors transform the U.S. job market, what's the impact on workers? Lynch School of Education Professor David Blustein discusses the toll of job displacement on health and well-being. KPCC 'Air Talk' (begins at 15:00).

Sam Ransbotham
Data-driven health care

Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Information Systems Sam Ransbotham writes on 'the new data republic' and the transition to data-driven health care for Sloan Management Review.

G. Michael Barnett
Creative lessons in China

In what is believed to be one of the first partnerships of its kind, Chinese officials have enlisted Lynch School of Education Professor Mike Barnett to inject creativity into the country's curricula. Boston Globe | He discussed the effort with the American Chinese Network Sinovision.

Jonathan Charlton
Alumnus covers Pluto flyby

Jonathan Charlton '15, an editorial intern at, was part of the team covering the NASA New Horizons spacecraft's flyby of Pluto. 

Richard McGowan, SJ
The casino dispute

Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of the Practice of Finance Richard McGowan, S.J., was among experts interviewed for a spotlight on the City of Boston's lawsuit over the Wynn Resorts casino proposed for nearby Everett. WBUR News

Peter KrauseCraig Noyes
When terrorism works

Claims that terrorism does or does not work may make for pithy headlines, but they obscure a far more nuanced reality--one that must be taken seriously if terrorism is to be understood and prevented, write Assistant Professor of Political Science Peter Krause and Craig Noyes '08, M.A. '13. National Interest

James O'Toole
A vigil continues

A parishioner vigil to keep a Scituate church from closing may be the longest of its kind; Clough Millennium Professor of History James O'Toole comments on the 11-year effort. New York Times

New view of aging

School of Social Work alumna Patricia Yu, a policy analyst for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging, sees 'a paradigm shift' in the national view of aging

Peter IrelandRobert Murphy
Avoiding a 'Grexit'

Greece and its creditors have reached a bailout agreement to keep the nation in the European Union, but the country still faces an uncertain future. Economics Department Murray and Monti Professor Peter Ireland and Associate Professor Robert Murphy continued to provide commentary for ABC News; they had previously weighed in on the likelihood of a deal: ABC News