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Assistant Professors of Mathematics John Baldwin and Joshua Greene have won National Science Foundation CAREER Awards, the NSF's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars. These awards bring to four the number of CAREER awards won by Mathematics Department faculty in the past three years.
Law School Professor Mary Bilder and Professor Emerita Sharon Hamby O'Connor will receive The American Association of Law Libraries' 2015 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award for their work on a digital catalogue of Colonial-era appellate cases that helped to shape American constitutional law.
'The world needs the hope of the those who know the givenness of life,' Chicago Archbishop Blase J. Cupich told the Class of 2015 in his remarks at Boston College’s 139th Commencement Exercises, at which some 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students received degrees. BC News Release | Boston Globe
Rev. Lúcás (Yiu Sing Luke) Chan, S.J., an assistant professor of theology at Marquette University who received his Ph.D. in theological ethics at Boston College in 2010 and remained a friend to many in the BC community, died May 19 at age 46. BC obituary | National Catholic Reporter BC obituary
A fellowship established by Irish entrepreneur and philanthropist Denis O'Brien MBA '82 to enable aspiring business leaders from Ireland to obtain a master's degree in business administration from the Carroll School of Management has been highlighted by the Irish Independent, Irish News, Irish Echo, Irish Central and Boston Irish Reporter, among other media.
A number of faculty members provided analysis on issues related to the death penalty verdict handed down for Boston Marathon bomber Dzohkar Tsarnaev, including: Law School Professor Robert Bloom on CBS News and WGBH News; School of Social Work Associate Professor Tiziana Dearing live on WBUR-FM immediately following the verdict, and twice on NECN, including NECN 'Broadside'; Assistant Professor of Political Science Peter Krause to the Associated Press and on NECN; Law School Gasson Professor Frank Brennan, S.J., in a piece for EurekaStreet, a publication of the Australian Jesuits; Law School Assistant Professor Kari Hong on WGBH 'Greater Boston'; Professor of History Alan Rogers in Germany's Deutsche Welle.
In a ranking of the best and worst states for nurses, Connell School of Nursing Associate Professor Judith Shindul-Rothschild was interviewed about the future of the nursing profession and how new grads can navigate their way to a successful career. | Her study of hospital nurse-to-patient care levels is cited by MassLive
A new video series from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and The Hunt Institute aims to enhance understanding of the math students need for college, life and careers. It features McIntyre Professor of Mathematics Solomon Friedberg addressing conceptual understanding of mathematics and foundations for success in algebra.
Connell School of Nursing doctoral student and alumna Debra Manning Lundquist has been awarded an Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Research Doctoral Scholarship. An adult oncology nurse practitioner, her research focuses on improving the experience of people living with advanced cancer.
Caroll Spinney has performed as Muppets Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since the debut of 'Sesame Street' in 1969. Now, at age 81, he's the subject of the new documentary 'I Am Big Bird,' directed, written and produced by Dave LaMattina '03, at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge. | WBUR, Boston Globe
If opposites attract, nowhere is that better illustrated than in the oddball relationship between the National Hockey League and social media platform Pinterest, write Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Information Systems Gerald Kane and Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences senior Erin Hughes. Sloan Management Review
'At Boston College, my faith has been refined and matured,' says Ted Raddell '15, winner of this year's St. Ignatius Award for Faith in Action. He describes how faith inspires his life service in a brief video. | See all the Student Leadership Award winners for 2015 at this link.