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BC responds to Nepal quake

University administrators are reaching out to the six Boston College students from Nepal and other members of the BC community with Nepalese ties as a result of the devastating earthquake that has claimed more than 3,700 victims. A prayer vigil will be held on Wednesday, April 29, at 8 p.m. on the plaza at O'Neill Library, and all collections at Masses this week and next will be directed to Catholic Relief Services' Nepal earthquake fund.

Lieutenant Francis D. Morrogh, Royal Munster Fusiliers, who was killed in the Dardanelles. He was the son of John Morrogh, former MP for South East Cork.
The Irish at Gallipoli

Twelve thousand Irish men fought in the WWI Gallipoli campaign that began in April 1915; 4,000 were killed. A centenary website launched by Boston College Ireland and RTÉ explores the Irish experience. BC News Release

Mark C. Reed
Alumnus to head St. Joe's U.

Mathematician Mark C. Reed, who received an M.Ed. in educational administration from the Lynch School of Education in 1999, has been named president of St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, the first lay leader in the Jesuit school's 164-year history.

Erin Kelley
A 'Bottom Line' success

The latest success story of college counseling group Bottom Line is Carroll School of Management senior Erin Kelley. Wall Street Journal

Devin Pendas
Guilt by association

Is Nazi prison guard Oskar Groening criminally guilty by association in Holocaust deaths, though he contends he never personally took a life? Associate Professor of History Devin Pendas comments on historical precedent on NBCNews.com

Kathleen Hirsch
The point of service

Service, if done well, has the power to transform, writes PULSE Service Learning Program faculty member Kathleen Hirsch, citing a study by alumna and former staffer Michelle Sterk-Barrett that shows how the PULSE experience changed students' world views.

Mohan Subramaniam
The API edge

The adoption of APIs is opening opening new avenues for building advantage and pursuing growth, writes Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Strategy Mohan Subramaniam. Harvard Business Review

David Hollenbach, SJ
Library of Congress chair

Theologian and University Chair in Human Rights and International Justice David Hollenbach, S.J., has been named to the Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History at the Library of Congress John W. Kluge Center, where he will research the response of faith-based communities to humanitarian crises.

James O'Toole
Massachusetts' Catholics

Though Catholicism is now an integral part of the state's cultural fabric, in its very early years, Catholics were few in number and not particularly welcome. How did they turn this around? Clough Millennium Professor of History James O'Toole explains on WGBH News

Paul Schervish
The money taboo

It can be awkward when people with different rules of money etiquette meet. Professor of Sociology Paul Schervish, director of the  Center on Wealth and Philanthropy, sheds light on the 'money taboo.' Forbes

David Simas
Law School Commencement

David Simas J.D. '95, Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Political Strategy and Outreach, will address the graduates at the 2015 Law School Commencement on Friday, May 22.

Catherine Read
Nursing profs honored

Connell School of Nursing Associate Professor of Adult Health Catherine Read has been honored for mentoring by American Nurses Association Massachusetts, while Professor Emerita Joellen Hawkins received the organization's Community Service Award. BC Chronicle

Gasson Hall
Instagram insights

What's behind those scenes on Boston College Instagram? The platform is among the first 50 brand channels worldwidefrom the Guggenheim Museum to World Wildlife Fundhighlighted by leading social analytics site Iconosquare.

Ricardo Alberto
'To always work for justice'

Winning this year's Archbishop Oscar A. Romero Scholarship 'reaffirms my sense of responsibility and commitment to continue to fight for those living on the margins of our society,' BC junior Ricardo Alberto said in a Q&A with the BC Chronicle

Alex Trebek and Michael Brady
Alumnus on 'Jeopardy!'

Congrats to Michael Patrick Brady '05, a Boston-based writer, editor, and now two-time Jeopardy! champion after wins April 21 and 22.

Christine Goldman, Morgan Grunat, Maire Crowley
Running for TeamMR8

Among members of the BC community who laced up for this year's Boston Marathon were Chemistry Department faculty member Christine Goldman, Morgan Grunat ‘15 and Maggie Crowley ‘17, running for Team MR8 in honor of eight-year-old Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard. BC Chronicle

Bill Rodgers
40 years a Marathon legend

Alumnus and four-time Boston Marathon winner Bill Rodgers took home his first titleand set an American recordin 1975, while he was still a graduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences. Boston Globe

Brittany Loring, Patrick Downes, Paula Ebben, Dave Wedge
'BC Strong' survivor stories

On the eve of the second anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, the Boston College community gathered to hear alumni survivors and journalists speak on how the event changed their lives, as well as their perceptions of themselves and the world around them. BC Chronicle | Alumnus Kevin Armstrong '06 writes on the event for the New York Daily News

Ted Gup
A history mystery

A lost piece of Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, was traced through discussion in a BC journalism course taught by author Ted Gup, who wrote about it in an op-ed for the New York Times

Cai Thomas
'NESN Next Producer'

2015 MLK Scholarship winner Cai Thomas '16 has produced a short film about Lynch School of Education alumna Blake Bolden, now skating with the Boston Blades, as part of the college filmmaker competition 'NESN Next Producer.' View and vote for her film

Gerald Kane
Social circles

Today's relationship 'circles' have widened to include not just friends, family, and coworkers, but also followers, fans, and 'tweeps,' writes Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Information Systems Gerald Kane. Sloan Management Review

Tiziana Dearing
South Carolina shooting

A police officer charged with murder, after video surfaced of the officer shooting an unarmed man in the back. School of Social Work Associate Professor of the Practice Tiziana Dearing discussed the national significance of the incident on WBZ 'NightSide with Dan Rea'

Susan Kelly-Weeder
Outstanding contributions to health care

Connell School of Nursing Associate Professor Susan Kelly-Weeder has been named a fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, in recognition of her outstanding contributions to health care through clinical practice, research, education or policy.

Isra Hussain
Critical Language Scholar

Isra Hussain ’17, a member of the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program, has won a U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarship to study Urdu in India this summer. BC Chronicle

Hosffman OspinoMary Holper
The new 'Catholic experience'

The U.S. Catholic experience is changing, a dynamic largely driven by immigrants, says School of Theology and Ministry Assistant Professor Hosffman Ospino, principal investigator for a national study of parishes serving Latino Catholics. He and Mary Holper, associate clinical professor and director of the immigration clinic at BC Law School, spoke at a recent Church in the 21st Century Center event. National Catholic Reporter | He also was invited by Archbishop of Boston Cardinal Seán O'Malley, O.F.M., Cap. to discuss his findings with the archdiocese Presbyteral Council. The Pilot

James Burns, IVD
Attracting 'swirling' students

Students who stop in and out of higher ed institutions, gaining credits as needed, are on the rise. A personalized experience is the key to attracting and recruiting them, writes Woods College of Advancing Studies Dean James Burns, I.V.D. The EvoLLLution

Jeffery Byers
Cottrell Scholar Award

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Jeffery Byers has received a $75,000 Cottrell Scholar Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement in support of his work with polymers—long chains of atoms or molecules found in everything from plastic grocery sacks to DNA. BC Chronicle

Rob Savage
BBC and The Troubles

A series of seismic events threatened the BBC's ability to remain impartial during The Troubles, according to a new book by Associate Professor of the Practice of History Robert Savage. The Sunday Times (UK).

Alan WolfeMark Massa, S.J.
Exploring libertarianism

Scholars explored libertarianism from political, theological and legal perspectives at a recent School of Theology and Ministry Dean's Colloquium. The event featured an address by Professor of Political Science Alan Wolfe, director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, which co-sponsored the event with the office of STM Dean Mark Massa, S.J. National Catholic Reporter, Religion News Service

Francine Sherman
Juvenile justice

Girls who are victims of sexual violence and physical and emotional abuse need help, not lockup, writes Law School Clinical Associate Professor Francine Sherman, director of the Juvenile Rights Advocacy Program. Huffington Post