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A diverse, dependent Church

School of Theology and Ministry Professor Mary Jo Iozzio played a high-profile role at an international conference held in Malaysia this summer on the Christian church community's responsibility to advocate for persons with disabilities. BC Chronicle

Financial sway of the dead

What innovations have made it increasingly possible for the dead to have virtually unending financial power over the living? Law Professor Ray Madoff’s research related to this question is highlighted by the Boston Globe 'BetaBoston'

Pete's challenge

ESPN shares the story of Pete Frates '07 and his work to raise awareness of and support to find a cure for ALS, in a video by Drew Gallagher '99. | Sampling of previous coverage: Boston Globe editorial, NBC Nightly News, ABC World News Tonight | Follow the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge phenomenon in this updated BC Storify

'Immigration malpractice'

Young Latin Americans are paying the price for America's immigration policy, writes Political Science Professor Peter Skerry. Weekly Standard

Award-winning essayist

S. Eve Rabinoff, a former Philosophy Department teaching fellow who received her doctorate during the past year, has received an award from the Review of Metaphysics for her essay on Aristotle's ethics. BC Chronicle

Why women apologize

A new commercial is telling women to stop routinely apologizing for things that are not their fault. Sociology Professor Sharlene Hess-Biber discussed why women tend to do this in an interview with Fox News Boston

Record-breaking 'Run for Colin'

Joe McConaughy '14 finished his run of the 2,663-mile Pacific Crest Trail on Sunday, breaking the previous record for an assisted effort by nearly six days. His 'Run for Colin' in honor of a cousin who died of neuroblastoma at age 2 has to date raised more than $27,000 for the group Cancer Care. Northwest Public Radio, Seattle Times

Learning from grades

What can high school grades indicate about future success? Lynch School of Education Associate Professor Karen Arnold discussed her research tracking valedictorians after their graduation with the Miami Herald

New grants support research

Five research projects by faculty across the University have been awarded funding as part of a new BC initiative launched by the Office of the Provost. Two internal grant programs, 'Ignite' and 'Research Across Disciplines and Schools,' will provide 'seed' funding for new faculty scholarship, encourage cross-discipline collaborations and help researchers compete for external funding. BC News Release

BC Bookmarks

Highlights on the blog include Burns Library Conservator Barbara Adams Hebard's newly created cover for It Will Take a Lifetime, a book of essays by late alumnus, professor, poet and Lowell Humanities Series founder Francis Sweeney, S.J., and a Jewish Book Council Visiting Scribes Series discussion with Professor of Russian and English Maxim D. Shrayer, editor and co-translator of Dinner with Stalin and Other Stories, written by his father, David Shrayer-Petrov.

Outlook for Social Security

What's needed to ensure the future of Social Security? Carroll School of Management Drucker Professor Alicia Munnell, director of the Center for Retirement Research weighed in on Fox Business News

UAC or child of God?

In the language of government, immigrant Gilberto Francisco Ramos Juarez is called a UAC, or 'unaccompanied alien minor.' In the words of faith, Gilberto is a precious and irreplaceable child of God, writes Graduate School of Social Work Associate Professor Paul Kline. The Pilot

Presidential service award

While at the Heights, Anissa Lanewho this year graduated summa cum laude from Woods College of Advancing Studieswas devoted to her work with BC’s Volunteer and Service Learning Center. Her service has been recognized by the White House with the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Boston Globe West

Corporate tax inversion

Some American corporations are bailing out of American 'citizenship' in order to pay lower taxes on the same operations. Law School Professor Diane Ring discussed the strategy of 'tax inversion' on NPR 'On Point'

Near Eastern Christians imperiled

Killings and lootings in Christian neighborhoods continue unabated, with impunity, in Iraq, in Egypt, and elsewhere, writes Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies Franck Salameh in the Jerusalem Post | He also discussed the topic with The Pilot

Religious life in Latin America

Sociology Assistant Professor Gustavo Morello, S.J., has gathered an international group of scholars to assess the transformation of religiosity in Latin America. BC Chronicle

A Jesuit milestone

August 7 marked the 200th anniversary of the restoration of the Society of Jesus by Pope Pius VII in 1814, following 41 years of the order's suppression. Read more about the restoration here

Collecting data or hoarding it?

At what point does a company's data collection become self-defeating? Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Information Systems Sam Ransbotham explores the subject for Sloan Management Review

A useful rule

In good times as in bad, the 'Taylor rule' could help the Federal Reserve explain its policies to lawmakers and the American public, according to Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland. Economics 21

Free speech online

A former high school teacher who claimed she was fired for disparaging students in an online blog can't sue the district for violating her right to free speech, according to a recent ruling— one of the first court decisions involving public employees and their online comments about the workplace, said Law Professor Mary-Rose Papandrea. Philadelphia Inquirer

Safety and security award

Alumni Stadium received the Facility Safety and Security Award at the National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition held earlier this month in Indianapolis. Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police John King accepted the award on behalf of the University. BC Chronicle

Call for public diplomacy

How should the U.S. government respond to Russia's propaganda? Honors Program faculty member Martha Bayles argues in favor of public diplomacy. Boston Globe

Shopping with Instagram

The latest entry among Eagle entrepreneurs is Carroll School of Management alumnus Chris Quinn '14, co-founder of Shopsy, the mobile tool that enables brands to link their Instagram photos to their online store. He talked about the app's launch with Danielle Dalton '16 for Boston Innovation

'Public education, done right'

The Lynch School of Education's City Connects initiative, directed by Kearns Professor Mary Walsh, is among the nation's 'comprehensive approaches to education that are doing it right and seeing great results.' Huffington Post | Read more about City Connects in the BC Chronicle

Sharing the joy of reading

BC's Read Aloud Program is celebrating 20 years of sharing the wonders of books with students in Brighton schools. BC Chronicle

Lifetime achievement award

Carroll School of Management Galligan Professor of Strategy Sandra Waddock has received a lifetime achievement award for her pioneering work in cross-sector collaborative research. BC Chronicle

'Top women of law' honoree

Law Professor Ray Madoff has been named to Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly's 'Top Women of Law' list, which celebrates 'outstanding achievements made by exceptional women' who are deemed to be 'pioneers, educators, trailblazers and role models.' Eight Law School alumnae also were named to the list. BC News Release

Law and religious exemption

In his new book, History Professor Alan Rogers explores attempts to prosecute parents who use prayer and spiritual healing to treat their children’s medical problems. BC Chronicle

Bilingual ed certification

In a first for Massachusetts, the Lynch School of Education will certify bilingual education teachers who work in schools offering dual-language immersion across the curriculum. BC Chronicle

Gilman Scholars

Four Boston College rising juniors will participate in study-abroad programs this fall—traveling to Ecuador, the United Kingdom, Italy, and Austria—through prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships. BC Chronicle