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Fulton Hall
Carroll School a leader in Wall Street recruitment

The Carroll School of Management is 7th in a 'University Power Ranking' of the top U.S. undergraduate schools for investment banking recruitment. Wall

Martha Bayles
Jon Stewart steps down

Jon Stewart and 'The Daily Show' changed comedy and journalism as we know it, Martha Bayles of the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program tells WGBH 'Greater Boston'

Brian Quinn
Office supply giants' merger

Law School Associate Professor Brian Quinn addressed pros and cons, from both business and consumer perspectives, of a Staples-Office Depot merger in an interview with WGBH News

Heather Cox Richardson
Cowboys after the Civil War

A C-SPAN series marking the sesquicentennial of the Civil War features Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson, who talks about how cowboys became a symbol for a newly reunited America during the Reconstruction Era. View the segment here

John Gallaugher
Boston tech guide

Academic experts including Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Information Systems John Gallaugher have been tapped as resources for a new guide to the Boston start-up scene. BC Chronicle

Mary Walsh
Lynch School's 'City Connects' at work in three states

The City Connects program, based in the Lynch School of Education under the direction of Kearns Professor Mary Walsh, is at work in more than 60 schools in three states, helping students and families with support and enrichment services. WBUR 'Learning Lab' | Springfield, Ohio News-Sun

C. Shawn McGuffey
The ICC in Africa

Scholars, practitioners, policymakers and activists, including Associate Professor of Sociology and African and African Diaspora Studies C. Shawn McGuffey, gathered in Tanzania to make recommendations to the International Criminal Court regarding its work in Africa. BC Chronicle

Lisa Goodman
Honored for mentoring

A passion for empowering her graduate students to effect change has earned Lynch School of Education Professor Lisa Goodman a 2014 Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award, presented annually to faculty who have inspired students to work to benefit society. BC Chronicle

Brad HarringtonJennifer Fraone
'Say it ain't snow'

They're a delight for kids, but often pose problems for working parents, writes Center for Work and Family Executive Director Brad Harrington. Huffington Post | Center Associate Director Jennifer Fraone discussed the snow day dilemma on WBUR 'Radio Boston'

Joe Tecce
Snow piles on stress

Associate Professor of Psychology Joseph Tecce comments on the stress of continued snowfall. Patriot Ledger

Paul SchervishJohn Havens
Discerning philanthropy

For nearly a half-century, BC's Center on Wealth and Philanthropy has examined not only the patterns and motives, but also the moral and ethical considerations that drive charitable giving among the rich. As its director, Professor of Sociology Paul Schervish, and associate director John Haves move toward retirement, their work is featured by the Boston Globe, Chronicle of Philanthropy | Hear Schervish discusse fundraising in 2014 and the forecast for 2015 aon NonProfit Radio

Marc Landy
Why Romney won't run

Former Massachusetts governor and two-time presidential candidate Mitt Romney has announced he will not seek the Republican nomination. Professor of Political Science Marc Landy talked about the decision on CBS Boston  

James Keenan, SJ
Universities and ethics

Canisius Professor and Jesuit Institute Director James Keenan, S.J. writes on the importance of ethics to American universities. U.S. Catholic

Rev. Richard McBrien
Obituary: Rev. Richard McBrien

Rev. Richard McBrien, a distinguished scholar who was a member of BC's Theology Department faculty in the 1970s and director of what was then the University's Institute for Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry, died January 25 at age 78. School of Theology and Ministry Professor Thomas Groome, who subsequently served as IREPM director, penned this obituary.

R. Nicholas Burns
Remembering Auschwitz

On the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army, former U.S. Ambassador to NATO R. Nicholas Burns '78 shared one survivor's journey as a reminder to recall each victim's story of strength. Boston Globe

Arissa Oh
Sitcom draws heat

Assistant Professor of History Arissa Oh weighed in on the controversy that preceded the debut of ABC's 'Fresh Off The Boat,' the first situation comedy to feature an Asian-American family in two decades. CNN

Ed Kane
Ireland's banking inquiry

Carroll School of Management Professor of Finance Ed Kane addressed the Joint Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis in Ireland. RTE, Irish Times, Irish Independent, Newstalk 106, American Banker

Amy Poehler
Hasty Pudding WOY

Golden Globe Award-winning actress and comedian Amy Poehler '93 was honored as Hasty Pudding Theatricals' 2015 Woman of the Year. Poehler, who donned a BC baseball cap shared by her father during the roast, joined a list of honorees that includes Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury and Helen Mirren. WBUR 'The Artery'

Robert Bloom
Hernandez trial begins

As the murder trial of former N.E. Patriot Aaron Hernandez begins, Law School Professor Robert Bloom previewed possible defense strategies in the Boston Globe and explained the importance of the hearing's first days on Yahoo!Sports

Marie PellissierMarilynn Johnson
Women in Wikipedia

Senior Marie Pellissier was a student in Professor of History Marilynn Johnson's course on the American West when she introduced Wikipedia to Susan LaFlesche Picotte, widely considered to be the first Native American woman to become a physician. WikiEducation Foundation

Kent Greenfield
'Corporate persons'

On the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision, the Citizens United ruling is as controversial as ever. Law School Professor Kent Greenfield looks at the decision in an essay and sidebar for Washington Monthly and in an interview with NPR 'On the Media'

James Keenan, SJ
Responsibility and parenthood

Canisius Professor and Jesuit Institute Director James Keenan, S.J., discussed the significance of Pope Francis' recent remarks on responsible parenthood with a columnist for the New York Times

David BroidoRobin Fleming
Marks of distinction

Professor of Physics David Broido has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the world's second-largest organization of physicists; Professor of History Robin Fleming has been inducted a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America, the largest U.S. organization promoting excellence in medieval studies.

a row of book spines
BC Bookmarks

Keep up with faculty and alumni publications and other aspects of literary life on campus with BC Bookmarks

Ray Madoff
New tax proposals

Law School Professor Ray Madoff weighed in on the ramifications of President Obama's tax proposals in an interview with WGBH News.

Michael Naughton
Physics and football

Watch Ferris Professor of Physics Michael Naughton conduct an experiment showing the effect of temperature on football pressure, in light of the controversy surrounding the underinflated footballs used in the Patriots-Colts AFC Championship game. Naughton has provided expert commentary since the game to ABC 'World News Tonight', WCVB-TV, WGBH News 'Morning Edition', the Boston Globe and Boston Herald, among other media.

Joe Tecce
Brady's body language

During an interview with Fox 25 News, psychologist Joseph Tecce said Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's body language indicates he was telling the truth.

Lisa Cahill
Theological Excellence award

Monan Professor of Theology Lisa Sowle Cahill has received the 2015 Yves Congar Award for Theological Excellence, which recognizes the contributions of contemporary theologians in writing and teaching. BC News Release

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BC launches 'Career Community'

Boston College students can now get advice directly from BC alumni through the University's new 'Career Community' on LinkedIn. Learn more | Join

Thomas Seyfried
Keto diets and cancer

Can diet really help combat cancer? Professor of Biology Thomas Seyfried is among researchers discussing the merits of low-carb ketogenic diets in combatting diseases. | A longer version of the interview is available here