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Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes
Efficient flexibility

Employers searching for ways to bolster older employees' engagement often find that flexible work options contribute to dedication and commitment, writes School of Social Work Professor Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, director of the Sloan Center on Aging and Work. The Conversation

Jonathan Laurence
France, jihadism, Jewish flight

Associate Professor of Political Science Jonathan Laurence looks at French jihad movements and Jewish flight in a piece for Brookings 'Upfront'

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International Education Week

Activities and events for International Education Week, sponsored nationally by the U.S. State Department and the Department of Education, are ongoing across campus. Find the full calendar at BC's IEW 14 website

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Center of nursing excellence

The Connell School of Nursing has been named a National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence, in recognition of the school's commitment to that area of the field. The effort to attain the designation was led by Associate Professor Marie Boltz and Assistant Professor Stewart Bond. BC News Release

Jane Hartley
U.S. ambassador to France

Alumna Jane Hartley has been confirmed as the new U.S. Ambassador to the French Republic and the Principality of Monaco, following a successful career in both business and public service.

Frank Brennan, SJ
The road from the Synod

Law School Gasson Professor Frank Brennan, S.J., reflects on the relatio synodi, the concluding document released by the Vatican from the Synod on the Family, and on the road ahead for the Church, in an essay for Global Pulse Magazine

Joseph E. Corcoran
Center for real estate studies

Through the Carroll School of Management's new Corcoran Center for Real Estate and Urban Action—named for benefactor Joseph E. Corcoran '59—students will learn how to develop mixed-use housing communities and improve city neighborhoods. Boston Globe

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Lynch School of Education top 5 in graduates' salaries

The Lynch School of Education ranks 5th in the nation on a list of the top 10 colleges with the highest-paid graduates in the field of education, based on salary data provided by PayScale. USA Today College

Carlo Rotella
A cunning champion

Professor of English and Director of American Studies Carlo Rotella profiles Bernard Hopkins, the 49-year-old fighter known for using mental acumen to weaken, and eventually defeat, his opponents. New York Times Magazine

Michael Resler
Fulbright powerhouse

BC's German Studies Department, chaired by Professor Michael Resler, celebrates having topped 100 undergraduate Fulbright awards. BC Chronicle

Hassan Tehranian
Carroll School senior associate dean for faculty

Griffith Millennium Professor in Finance Hassan Tehranian, director of the Center for Asset Management, is taking on a new role at the Carroll School of Management as senior associate dean for faculty. BC Chronicle


Sean Clarke
Connell School associate dean for undergraduate programs

The Connell School of Nursing has welcomed its new associate dean for undergraduate programs, Sean Clarke, an internationally noted nurse researcher with extensive experience in teaching and in leading academia-practice partnerships. BC Chronicle

Tiziana Dearing
Remembering Mayor Menino

'To know him, to work with him, was to discover layers upon layers of his love for the job, the city and its people, writes School of Social Work Associate Professor of the Practice Tiziana Dearing for WBUR 'Cognoscenti'

Richard Clifford, SJ
Learning from Adam and Eve

Centuries of Biblical interpretation make it difficult for us today to appreciate Adam and Eve as characters in a well-told story that deftly probes the ways of God with humans, writes School of Theology and Ministry Professor of Old Testament Richard Clifford, S.J. America

Lev Golinkin
An immigrant's view

Almost everything in America—holidays, idioms, the 1980s—can be understood with enough time and effort, but baseball is where most immigrants draw the line, writes Lev Golinkin '04, whose relationship with the pastime began when he was a BC freshman. Boston Globe | Golinkin is the author of the new book A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka, about his Jewish family fleeing the Soviet Union in the waning years of the Cold War. BC Bookmarks

G. Michael Barnett
Apps in education

A new app solves mathematical problems. Is it a useful learning tool or a way to cheat? Lynch School of Education Associate Professor G. Michael Barnett weighed in on Fox News Boston

Mark Brodin
On mail monitoring

The U.S. Postal Service granted 49,000 requests by law enforcement to track people's mail in 2013, according to a recent audit. Law School Professor Mark Brodin discussed the findings in an interview with Bloomberg News

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Eagles' graduation rates

Boston College ranks fifth in the nation for overall Graduation Success Rate in all sports among Football Bowl Subdivision schools, according to data released by the NCAA. BC Athletics

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Alumni at service

A number of recent Boston College alumni have entered full-time service with two Jesuit Volunteer organizations, Jesuit Volunteer Corps and JVC Northwest. BC News Release

John Welch
Helping Ebola patients

After training with the CDC in a mock treatment unit, Connell School of Nursing alumnus John Welch MS '12 traveled to Liberia to help treat Ebola patients. He was interviewed before he left by CBS Boston

Philip Altbach
Ranking Indian universities

Creating a grading mechanism for Indian universities from scratch, particularly in a large, complex, and a disorganized system, is a massive challenge, according to Lynch School of Education Research Professor Philip Altbach, director of the Center for International Higher Education. The Hindu

Peter Ireland
An economic outlook

Interest rates may have to rise sooner and more quickly than many–including members of the Federal Open Market Committee–currently expect, writes Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland. Economics 21

Robert Bloom
Tsarnaev friend found guilty of lying

Robel Phillipos, a friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has been found guilty of lying to authorities during the investigation. Law School Professor Robert Bloom discussed the verdict in a phone interview with WCVB-TV News | UK Guardian

Patrick Proctor
Research to support ELL

A team led by Lynch School of Education Associate Professor Patrick Proctor has been awarded a three-year, $1.47 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to develop a program that supports Spanish-speaking English language learners. BC Chronicle

Andy Hargreaves
Lessons outside of school

Public educators should learn from the best leaders in all fields, according to Lynch School of Education Brennan Professor Andy Hargreaves, writing in Education Week

John Michalczyk
'Changemaker' documentaries

Professor of Fine Arts and Director of Film Studies John Michalczyk, whose own filmmaking career has sought to expose injustice, identiifies four films by others that inspire his faith in documentaries as a means of social change. Boston Globe

Biologist to lead NIH initiative

Research teams from five universities will develop the National Research Mentoring Network, to be headquartered at BC under the direction of Professor of Biology David Burgess, through a five-year, $19-million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The network is part of a sweeping NIH initiative to diversify the ranks of biomedical researchers across the U.S. BC News Release | Chronicle of Higher Education  

John Rakestraw
Excellence in teaching

The University's new Center for Teaching Excellence, directed by John Rakestraw, aims to help faculty members refine their craft in the most comprehensive way possible. BC Chronicle

Virginia Rometty greeting Violet Papathanas '18
IBM chief at BC CEO Club

Virginia Rometty, chief executive of IBM, spoke about the growing importance of cybersecurity and cloud computing for every industry at the latest gathering of BC's Chief Executives' Club of Boston. Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal, Bloomberg News, Boston Business Journal

Xavier Husser
'College was always the goal'

Xavier Husser '18 is one of only 10 U.S. recipients to be awarded a 2014 I’m First Scholarship, presented to first-generation college students by the non-profit Center for Student Opportunity. BC Chronicle