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BC Associate Professor of Chemistry Dunwei Wang reports nano-coatings help stabilize a unique form of carbon, which could help pave the way for next generation, high performance lithium-ion batteries. BC News Release | PhysOrg, Nanowerk, ECN magazine, Nanotech Now, R&D Magazine
Actor Leonard Nimoy, best known for his iconic role as Mr. Spock in the 'Star Trek' series, died February 27 at age 83. Mr. Nimoy began his acting studies at the Heights in 1949, when Rev. John L. Bonn, S.J., who had developed BC's School of Dramatic and Expressional Arts two years earlier, persuaded the young local stage actor to participate in a BC summer theater program. Programs for five productions in which Mr. Nimoy had acting, lighting and stage managing credits are preserved in the University Archives. Mr. Nimoy fondly recalled his time at the Heights in a documentary by his son Adam, 'Leonard Nimoy's Boston,' which aired on WGBH-TV last summer.
Boston College has reached the $1-million mark in donations to Relay for Life, making it the first Massachusetts college or university to hit this fundraising level for the American Cancer Society, and one of the nation's top 15 collegiate Relay for Life events.
Four decades after the city's court-ordered school desegregation, the Boston Public Schools system is working to include that troubled legacy in the curriculum—an effort led by Kerry Dunne, BPS director of history and social studies and a 2012 alumna of the Lynch School of Education's Professional School Administrator Program. Boston Globe
Lynch School of Education alumna Natalie DiFusco-Funk B.A. '03, M.Ed. '08—named a 2015 Teacher of the Year in her school division—is noted for the high-energy teaching that led her to be featured in a national series of Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt 'Teachers in Training' videos on classroom technology and community-building.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics David Geraghty has been selected for a Sloan Research Fellowship, awarded annually by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to rising stars among U.S. and Canadian early-career scientists and scholars. His work focuses on number theory and a sub-area known as the Langlands program. BC News Release
A drug used to treat patients with Crohn's disease and multiple sclerosis has helped confirm how 'viral reservoirs' form in patients living with HIV and has proven effective at blocking pathways to those reservoirs, Professor of Biology Ken Williams and a team of researchers report.
In week seven of jury selection in the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the first U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals listened to arguments about whether the trial location should change. Law School Professor Robert Bloom discussed the proceedings on WGBH 'Greater Boston'
Curated by Hispanic Studies faculty member Elizabeth Goizueta, Wifredo Lam: Imagining New Worlds—which premiered last semester at the McMullen Museum—is now on view at Atlanta's High Museum of Art. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Art Daily. Goizueta was interviewed about the exhibition on CNN Spanish Network.
At the BC vs. Vermont hockey game on Valentine's Day, the BC Pep Band had a special guest conductor: six-year-old Andres Jay, who with his father is a fixture at the games. Watch Andres conduct a performance of 'For Boston.'