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Ed Kane
Ireland's banking inquiry

Carroll School of Management Professor of Finance Ed Kane addressed the Joint Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis in Ireland. RTE, Irish Times, Irish Independent, Newstalk 106, American Banker

Amy Poehler
Hasty Pudding WOY

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'

Robert Bloom
Hernandez trial begins

As the murder trial of former N.E. Patriot Aaron Hernandez begins, Law School Professor Robert Bloom previewed possible defense strategies in the Boston Globe and explained the importance of the hearing's first days on Yahoo!Sports

Marie PellissierMarilynn Johnson
Women in Wikipedia

Senior Marie Pellissier was a student in Professor of History Marilynn Johnson's course on the American West when she introduced Wikipedia to Susan LaFlesche Picotte, widely considered to be the first Native American woman to become a physician. WikiEducation Foundation

Kent Greenfield
'Corporate persons'

On the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision, the Citizens United ruling is as controversial as ever. Law School Professor Kent Greenfield looks at the decision in an essay and sidebar for Washington Monthly and in an interview with NPR 'On the Media'

James Keenan, SJ
Responsibility and parenthood

Canisius Professor and Jesuit Institute Director James Keenan, S.J., discussed the significance of Pope Francis' recent remarks on responsible parenthood with a columnist for the New York Times

Michael Naughton
Physics and football

Watch Ferris Professor of Physics Michael Naughton conduct an experiment showing the effect of temperature on football pressure, in light of the controversy surrounding the underinflated footballs used in the Patriots-Colts AFC Championship game. Naughton has provided expert commentary since the game to ABC 'World News Tonight', WCVB-TV, WGBH News 'Morning Edition', the Boston Globe and Boston Herald, among other media.

Joe Tecce
Brady's body language

During an interview with Fox 25 News, psychologist Joseph Tecce said Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's body language indicates he was telling the truth.

David BroidoRobin Fleming
Marks of distinction

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.

Ray Madoff
New tax proposals

Law School Professor Ray Madoff weighed in on the ramifications of President Obama's tax proposals in an interview with WGBH News.

a row of book spines
BC Bookmarks

Keep up with faculty and alumni publications and other aspects of literary life on campus with BC Bookmarks

Lisa Cahill
Theological Excellence award

Monan Professor of Theology Lisa Sowle Cahill has received the 2015 Yves Congar Award for Theological Excellence, which recognizes the contributions of contemporary theologians in writing and teaching. BC News Release

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BC launches 'Career Community'

Boston College students can now get advice directly from BC alumni through the University's new 'Career Community' on LinkedIn. Learn more | Join

Thomas Seyfried
Keto diets and cancer

Can diet really help combat cancer? Professor of Biology Thomas Seyfried is among researchers discussing the merits of low-carb ketogenic diets in combatting diseases. | A longer version of the interview is available here

Paul SchervishJohn Havens
How America gives

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.

Fr. Fred Enman, SJ
Matthew 25 at work

As executive director and founder of the nonprofit Matthew 25, Rev. Fred Enman, S.J., of BC Law School strives to rehabilitate abandoned houses in the Boston area for people in need. He discussed his work with Boston Catholic TV's 'This Is the Day'

Brad Harrington
Family time for working fathers

Brad Harrington of BC's Center for Work and Family discussed modern fathers' reluctance to take paternity leave on California public radio KQED's 'The Forum'

Gasson Hall
Most popular majors

Economics leads the list of most popular undergraduate majors at BC, for the third consecutive year. Finance, biology, communication and political science round out the top five. BC Chronicle

John EbelAlan Kafka
Quakes rattle Connecticut

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

Peter Ireland
Gaining on wages

The best thing the Fed can do to help bring about more sizable wage gains is stick to its current strategy, gradually but decisively bringing its monetary policy back to normal, according to Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland. Economics 21

Philip AltbachLaura Rumbley
Study tracks 'academic inbreeding'

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)

Pierluigi BalduzziJonathan Reuter
Target-date fund risks

The complexities of target-date retirement funds are highlighted in research by Pierluigi Balduzzi and Jonathan Reuter of the Carroll School of Management Finance Department. New York Times

Eric Dearing
Affluence and adolescents

Is growing up affluent risky for adolescents or is the problem growing up in an affluent neighborhood? Research by Lynch School of Education Associate Professor Eric Dearing is highlighted by the New York Times

Karl Baden
10,000 selfies...and counting

Photographer Karl Baden of BC's Fine Arts Department has taken more than 10,000 daily self-portraits to document the aging process. His 'Everyday' project is featured in the current issue of Psychology Today

Andy HargreavesMarilyn Cochran-Smith
Leading influencers in education

BC researchers are recognized among leading U.S. scholars contributing to public debates about education. Lynch School Professors Andy Hargreaves and Marilyn Cochran-Smith are included in the 2015 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings published by Education Week

Alicia Munnell
Pensions and Social Security

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 | She also discussed the future solvency of Social Security as a guest on 'Marketplace Radio'

Coach York and BC hockey players
Top college for men's hockey

Boston College ranks first in the U.S. on a list of the top 10 best colleges, on the ice and in the classroom, for men's hockey, according to a new survey. USA Today College

Jonathan Laurence
Aftermath of Paris attacks

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 1/10CNN 1/11, CNN 1/13), as well as with MSNBCPRI '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

Thomas Groome
Theological response needed

Pope Francis makes a powerful point that the response to terrorism, such as the attacks in Paris, cannot be just military or diplomatic, but also must be theological, according to School of Theology and Ministry Professor Thomas Groome. National Catholic Reporter

Matt Sienkiewicz
Global terror and Tsarnaev

The terror attacks in Paris will likely affect the defense strategy for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev, said Assistant Professor of Communication Matt Sienkiewicz. New York Times