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Cathleen Kaveny
Law and religious freedom

An increasingly pluralistic and interconnected society requires a consensus about what counts as a substantial burden on religiously motivated moral beliefs, writes Libby Professor of Law and Theology Cathleen Kaveny. Commonweal

Hans de Wit
Global higher education

Hans de Wit, incoming director of the Lynch School's Center for International Higher Education, discussed plans for the center, including exploration of the intersection of higher ed and Catholic identity in Latin America, with the Chronicle of Higher Education

Scott Fulford
The enduring one

Even in this era of electronic money, the $1 bill perseveres, to the point where Americans have developed predictable habits about how many they carry around, according to a new study co-authored by Assistant Professor of Economics Scott Fulford, a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Boston Globe

Sharlene Hesse-Biber
Coping with cancer risk

How can BRCA-positive women make more precise medical decisions regarding their cancer risk? Professor of Sociology Sharlene Hesse-Biber, author of Waiting for Cancer to Come: Genetic Testing and Women's Medical Decision Making for Breast and Ovarian Cancer, writes for the Huffington Post

James Brogan
2015 Goldwater Scholar

James Brogan '16, a double major in physics and chemistry who aspires to develop new techniques to treat illness and disease, has been awarded a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, considered the premier undergraduate award in the sciences.

Kayla Hammergren and James Strejc
ABC 'Person of the Week'

Carroll School of Management senior Kayla Hammergren, whose bone marrow donation saved the life of four-year-old James Strejc, was featured as ABC 'World News Tonight Person of the Week' | BC Chronicle

Ann Wolbert Burgess
'Back in the Game'

A student-led project to get wounded veterans up, moving and improving their lives through fitness will be launched by the Connell School of Nursing, BC Athletics and the EnduranceLeaders Foundation, under the direction of Professor Ann Wolbert Burgess. See the launch pep rally at this link.

Rocio Calvo
Community and resilience

Can people be happy even after a disastrous experience? A study led by School of Social Work Assistant Professor Rocio Calvo underscores the importance of community to human resilience. Fast Company | Her research was highlighted by El Pais, Spain's highest-circulation daily newspaper, and by Chile's El Mercurio

Joe Tecce
Brady body language

Associate Professor of Psychology Joseph Tecce assessed Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's body language during his discussion of 'Deflategate' last week, prior to the announcement of NFL penalities. Fox News Boston, Boston Globe

Marilyn Mosby
Law alumna on national stage

Baltimore state attorney Marilyn Mosby J.D. '05, the youngest top prosecutor of any major city in America, entered the national spotlight when she called for criminal charges to be filed in the Freddie Gray case. Law School Associate Professor Sharon Beckman and Associate Dean for External Relations, Diversity and Inclusion Tracey West recall Mosby for Newsweek, CBS Boston, Boston Globe

Elisabeth Medvedow
Rappaport Center takes shape

Elisabeth Medvedow, executive director of the Boston-based nonprofit Discovering Justice, will take the lead at the Law School's Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy. Boston Business Journal

Maxim D. Shrayer
An icon of Soviet Jewry

A reflection by Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies Maxim D. Shrayer on the life and legacy of Vladimir Slepak, the 'lionhearted warrior of the Soviet Jewry movement,' who died April 23. Mosaic

Ruiha He
'More is less' in unique electronic material

Add water to a half-filled cup and the water level rises. But what if adding more water lowers the water level by deforming the cup? A quantum version of this phenomenon, called negative electronic compressibility, has been discovered by a team of researchers led by Assistant Professor of Physics Ruihua He. BC News Release | PhysOrg

Alicia Munnell
Rethinking retirement saving

How can the retirement saving system be improved? Carroll School of Management Drucker Professor Alicia Munnell, director of the Center for Retirement Research, weighs in for Bloomberg News.

Mary Crane
Literature and science

In Losing Touch with Nature: Literature and the New Science in Sixteenth-Century England, Rattigan Professor of English Mary Crane, director of the Institute for the Liberal Arts, examines how 16th-century writers grappled with the scientific revolution. BC Bookmarks

Bapst Library
Beautiful Bapst

Bapst Library is recognized on yet another survey of beautiful libraries, this time ranking third on CollegeRaptor's list of the 10 Most Amazing College Libraries in the U.S.

Peter Ireland
Avoiding inflation and deflation

Examining the deflationary slump in Japan's economy, which is about to enter its third decade, provides a lesson for how the U.S. can avoid a similar outcome, writes Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland. Economics 21

Philip Moeller
Delaying benefits pays

There's a flaw in the thinking that drives many people to start taking Social Security benefits early, according to Sloan Center on Aging and Work research fellow Philip Moeller, writing for