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Raise an umbrella to BC's newly-installed WeatherSTEM system, which monitors, collects and presents campus weather information on a single site.
A new study led by Lynch School of Education Associate Professor Eric Dearing shows the amount of time children spend in daycare has little impact on aggressive behavior. Medical Daily, Daily Mail (U.K.), Statesman (India), Gazette-Review (Minneapolis), Nursery World (U.K.), Parenting, Parents.com, PsychCentral
Even as it nears the finish of its most successful, and institution-defining, capital campaign, Boston College will begin laying the groundwork for another strategic planning effort, said University President William P. Leahy, S.J., at the annual University Convocation. The occasion included remarks by Provost and Dean of Faculties David Quigley and the first address by Executive Vice President Michael Lochhead, who assumed the position in February. BC Chronicle
Gregory Kalscheur, S.J., who has served as interim dean of the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences since June of 2014, has been appointed dean, University President William P. Leahy, S.J., and Provost and Dean of Faculties David Quigley announced at University Convocation. BC Chronicle
A judge's interactions at an event last year with a potential witness in the trial of serial killer has raised questions of whether the jurist should recuse himself from the case he has overseen since 2001. Law School Professor R. Michael Cassidy comments in the Boston Globe
'He wasn't just teaching us how to read, he was teaching us how to live...Literature mattered to him because of the impact it would have on a human life,' said Williams College's Robert G. Scott Professor of English Stephen Fix '74, a former student of Rattigan Professor of English Emeritus John L. Mahoney Sr. '50, MA '52, H '03, who died September 1. Boston Globe obituary | Boston Globe 2002 feature | BC obituary
A reexamination of more than 1,000 previously studied glacial boulders pinpoints the rise in carbon dioxide—then naturally occurring—as the primary driving factor of the glacial melt at the close of the last Ice Age, Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Jeremy Shakun and a team of scientists report in Nature Communications. BC News, PhysOrg, International Business Times, The Scotsman (U.K.), Straits Times (Singapore), Science World Report, 3News (Australia), Agence France Press (via Global Post)
Boston College School of Social Work Dean Alberto Godenzi, whose 14 years of leadership helped transform the school by improving its academic reputation, research output, quality of faculty and responsiveness to critical societal needs, has announced that he will step down at the end of the 2015-2016 academic year. BC News
Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences graduate Justin Marceau, who earned a degree in philosophy in 2000, is the first holder of what is believed to be the nation's first professorship devoted to animal rights.
Stormy space weather bears currents that can disrupt power grids in equatorial locations long considered safe from such phenomena, report researchers including lead author Brett A. Carter, a visiting scholar at BC's Institute for Scientific Research. BC News | Time, R&D Magazine, Space Daily, Earth Sky, The Conversation, Nature World News
Warren Zola, executive director of BC's Chief Executives Club and a specialist in sports law, writes on two-time Olympian Nick Symmonds, who was replaced on USATF's World Championship team following his stance on the parameters of apparel obligations. Huffington Post | He discussed a variety of issues regarding the business of sports with NECN.
New research shows that thinking about previous self-control failures can lead to a new lapse. Findings of a study led by Carroll School of Management Assistant Professor of Marketing Hristina Nikolova are published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology. BC News | PsychCentral, Medical Express, News-Medical.net, Medical Daily, Quartz, Inverse
EagleEyes, the assistive technology developed by Carroll School of Management Egan Professor of Computer Science James Gips and colleagues that allows severely disabled people to express themselves, is now at work across the U.S. as well as in Canada and Ireland. The initiative is featured by the Better World Project.
A day after ending her nine-year playing career with USA Hockey, two-time Olympic silver medalist Molly Schaus '11 accepted a new assignment as athlete role model for the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games. TeamUSA.org