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Golden Globe Award-winning actress and comedian Amy Poehler '93 was honored as Hasty Pudding Theatricals' 2015 Woman of the Year. Poehler, who donned a BC baseball cap shared by her father during the roast, joined a list of honorees that includes Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury and Helen Mirren. WBUR 'The Artery'
Professor of Physics David Broido has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the world's second-largest organization of physicists; Professor of History Robin Fleming has been inducted a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America, the largest U.S. organization promoting excellence in medieval studies.
Cold temperatures can affect pressure, which could have been the reason for the underinflated footballs used in the Patriots-Colts AFC Championship game, says Ferris Professor of Physics Michael Naughton. ABC 'World News Tonight', WCVB-TV, WGBH News 'Morning Edition', Boston Globe, Boston Herald
Center on Wealth and Philanthropy Director Paul Schervish and Associate Director John Havens were invited by the Chronicle of Philanthropy to share their concerns about serious flaws related to the Chronicle's 'How America Gives' report, released last fall. The Chronicle published an edited version of a longer analysis by the researchers, who say their concerns extend to the paper's revised report.
Hundreds of Connecticut residents packed an information session at which Director of Weston Observatory Alan Kafka answered questions about the recent earthquake activity there. WNTH-News, Hartford Courant, NBC Connecticut | Weston's John Ebel commented on CBS Evening News, The Weather Channel and in Connecticut Magazine; other media interviews with observatory staff include the Boston Herald, WTNH-TV, Boston Globe, WNPR_FM, Hartford Courant, NBC Connecticut, AP, Providence Journal, UPI, Reuters
Russian and Spanish universities are among those most likely to hire almost exclusively from their own Ph.D. students, but 'academic inbreeding' is common worldwide, according to a new study by Philip Altbach and Laura Rumbley of BC's Center for International Higher Education and Moscow's National Research University Higher School of Economics. Times Higher Education (UK)
Carroll School of Management Drucker Professor Alicia Munnell, director of the Center for Retirement Research, weighed in on the underfunding of Americans' voluntary 401(k) pension plans on BBC Radio 'In the Balance' (Read excerpts from the interview on BBC News.com) | She also discussed the future solvency of Social Security as a guest on 'Marketplace Radio'
In the days following the terrorist attacks in France, Associate Professor of Political Science Jonathan Laurence did a number of interviews with CNN live from Paris (CNN 1/9 | CNN 1/10 | CNN 1/11, CNN 1/13), as well as with MSNBC, PRI 'The World' and the New York Times, Economist, Christian Science Monitor, Wall Street Journal | He also wrote about the future of the National Front, France's far right political party, in Slate, and on extremist attacks on free speech for Brookings UpFront