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Judith Vessey
Screening for bullying

Every year, U.S. middle school students find themselves the victims of bullying. Connell School of Nursing Carroll Professor Judith Vessey is working to address that. BC Chronicle

Dana Jay Bein
Making em' laugh

Comedy is a means to 'make people feel better' for Dana Jay Bein '01, who helped to create ImprovBoston's stand-up program as both performer and instructor and just recorded his first live album. He shared his talents as a volunteer with BC's Prison Arts Outreach program, and ultimately wants to use his background to help disenfranchised communities. Huffington Post

James O'Neill
A go-to guy logs off

His troubleshooting approach was unparalleled and his detailed emails legendary. But serving as an Information Technology Services guru for web administrators across campus was just one chapter in the four-decade career of newly-retired Jim O'Neill. BC Chronicle

Kent Greenfield
New SCOTUS term

It's a new term for the U.S. Supreme Court; Law School Professor Kent Greenfield commented on opening day and what can be expected from the high court moving forward on Al Jazeera America.

Peter Krause
The battle for Syria

Assistant Professor of Political Science Peter Krause discussed the escalation of Russia's military activities in Syria and the broader fight against ISIS in an interview with NECN 'Broadside.'

Sharlene Hesse Biber
Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award

Professor of Sociology Sharlene Hesse-Biber has won a 2015 book award from Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society for Jesuit higher education institutions, for Waiting for Cancer to Come: Women’s Experiences with Genetic Testing and Medical Decision Making for Breast and Ovarian Cancer. BC News

Jennifer Erickson
The 'superforecasters'

They make extraordinarily accurate predictions about future political events—and one of them is White Family Sesquicentennial Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies Jennifer Erickson. Chronicle of Higher Education

Joe McConaughy
'Run for Colin'

In 2014, Joe McConaughy '14 ran the Pacific Coast Trail in record time to raise funds for the group Cancer Care in honor of his cousin, Colin, who died of neuroblastoma at age 2. The grueling 53-day trek is now captured in the documentary film 'Run for Colin.' Seattle Times

Fred Yen
Fantasy's future

Law School Professor and Associate Dean Alfred Yen discussed the potential fallout for online fantasy sports in light of the investigation of sites DraftKings and FanDuel. CBS Boston

Aleksandar Tomic
U.A.W. vs. Fiat

A potential strike by the United Automobile Workers union against Fiat Chrysler could have a lasting impact on car buyers. Aleksandar Tomic, director of the master of science in applied economics program at the Woods College of Advancing Studies, commented on the development for

Spencer Harrison
A cost of creativity

People who exercise unbounded creativity on the job seem to spend less quality time with their spouses, according to a report co-authored by Carroll School of Management Associate Professor Spencer Harrison. Boston Globe

James F. Murphy Jr.
In Memoriam: James F. Murphy

James F. Murphy Jr. ’58, a Korean War veteran turned novelist who taught for 28 years in the Woods College of Advancing Studies, died on September 27 after a long illness. He was 83. BC Obituary

Chase Richter
Riding the rails in China

International Studies major Chasen Richter '16, who received an Advanced Study Grant for summer research in China, shared his perspective on the nation's high speed rail in a piece published by China Daily USA.

Adriana O'Connor
World's fair ambassador

Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences senior Adriana O’Connor was among 120 students chosen by the U.S. State Department to serve as ambassadors to the U.S.A. Pavilion at this year's world’s fair in Milan, Italy. BC News

Jonathan Laurence
France's state secularism

Associate Professor of Political Science Jonathan Laurence discussed the limits of state secularism in France in an interview with World Politics Review

Gasson Hall
BC top 10 for asset management careers

Boston College is 10th in the nation in the 2015 eVestment Education Report on colleges and universities with alumni working as key professionals at asset management firms.

Carolyn Lynch
In Memoriam: Carolyn A. Lynch

Carolyn Lynch, a proud Boston College parent, honorary degree recipient and generous University benefactor who, along with her husband Peter, was the namesake of the Carolyn A. and Peter S. Lynch School of Education, died October 1 at age 69. BC Obituary | Boston Globe, Boston Herald

Cardinal Turkson at podium
'Our Common Home' concludes

On the heels of Pope Francis’ landmark visit to America, U.S. Senator Edward Markey ’68, J.D. ’72 and papal advisor Cardinal Peter K.A. Turkson told audiences at Boston College that the pontiff’s stance on the environment can help mobilize world leaders to work together to combat climate change. The two were speaking at the opening day of 'Our Common Home,' a four-day conference examining the Pope's climate change encyclical, Laudato Si, and its global impact on faith, environmental policy and social justice. BC Chronicle | Sampling of news reports: National Catholic Reporter, NECN, Vatican RadioIndependent Catholic News, French financial daily newspaper Les Echos, AP via Washington Times, WCVB-TV News, Boston Herald

Campus security upgrade

Boston College will undertake a major upgrade to its campus safety and security systems through a three-year effort that will include card access to academic and administrative buildings and new Wi-Fi-based locks for student residence halls, the University announced today. BC Chronicle

Students in Philadelphia
Reflections on the papal visit

Pope Francis’ whirlwind visit to the United States energized millions, including about 20 Boston College students who made the pilgrimage to the papal tour stops of Washington, DC, New York City and Philadelphia. See a snapshot of other campus responses, including faculty commentary, at this link.

Balloons at Pops on the Heights
'Pops' raises record $7.5M

This year's Pops on the Heights Barbara and Jim Cleary Scholarship Galawhich featured performances by the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, BC student groups, and guest artists Darlene Love, Lisa Fischer and Judith Hill—raised a record $7.5 million for 275 student scholarships. The event, chaired by University Trustees Chuck Clough '64 and Phil Schiller '82, is highlighted by the Boston Globe.

Melissa Sutherland
Nurse of the Year

Connell School of Nursing Associate Professor Melissa Sutherland has been named a 2015 Nurse of the Year by the Massachusetts Chapter of the March of Dimes. Sutherland was honored in the category of Community and Public Health. BC News

Agape Latte logo
'Agape Latte' a national model

The caffeinated faith conversation that is the trademark of Boston College’s popular Agape Latte program is now emulated at colleges across the country. BC Chronicle

Mike Barnett
Changing China's curriculum

Some of China's children are now being taught in a style that's more typically American, focused less on memorization for grueling exams and more on thinking and reason, thanks to Lynch School of Education Professor Mike Barnett. His methods, already at use in 500 U.S. schools and now being introduced to the Chinese curriculum, are featured by CBS News.

Marilynn Johnson
The 'New Bostonians'

Immigration alone did not bring about Boston's renaissance—but its importance as a catalyst can't be denied, contends Professor of History Marilynn Johnson, whose book The New Bostonians looks at the 50 years since the Immigration Act was signed into law on October 3, 1965. Boston Globe

Robert Murphy
Inflation and the Fed

Associate Professor of Economics Robert Murphy discussed the Federal Reserve's strategy regarding inflation and interest rate hikes with CNBC.

Daniel BowlesSveta Emery
Translating 'Imperium'; looking at leadership

From BC Bookmarks: Assistant Professor of German Studies Daniel Bowles has written the English translation of Swiss author Christian Kracht's best-selling novel Imperium: A Fiction of the South Seas; School of Social Work Associate Dean Sveta Emery assesses a book on leadership in a post for the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Pope Francis
The papal visit

BC faculty and students have responded to Pope Francis' visit to America in numerous ways. A glimpse of campus activities and faculty commentary is available at this link.

Hans de WitPhilip Altbach
Global higher ed challenges

Center for International Higher Education Director Hans de Wit and founding director Philip Altbach reflect on the role of higher education in Europe's refugee crisis in a piece for University World News | Altbach writes on the global search for innovation, also in University World News.

Adele DalsimerMargaret Kelleher
First Dalsimer Memorial Lecture

The Center for Irish Programs will inaugurate the Adele Dalsimer Memorial Lecture on October 1, honoring the memory of the co-founder of the BC Irish Studies Program. The first speaker will be one of the program's most accomplished graduates, Margaret Kelleher Ph.D.'92, the first woman to hold the chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama at University College Dublin.