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Westy Egmont
The refugee crisis

What can, should the U.S. do? School of Social Work Associate Professor of Macro Practice Westy Egmont discussed the nation's role in the current crisis with NECN, Wall Street Journal, WBZ 'NightSide with Dan Rea' and WRKO-AM ' Morning Show.'

Maxim Shrayer
Cultural tension, exile, loss

Professor of Russian and English Maxim D. Shrayer reflects, in the season of Jewish high holidays, on the interfaith marriage of Vladimir and Véra Nabokov in a piece for the Jewish Review of Books, and recalls his visit to pre-annexation Crimea, the peninsula of Nabokov's youth, in an essay for Nabokov Online Journal

Ellen Winner
What price a prodigy?

The cost can be significant in terms of both money and stress, Professor of Psychology Ellen Winner tells Reuters.

Jeff Thielman
Business and service

Alumnus Jeffrey Thielman '85, J.D. '92, new president and CEO of the International Institute of New England, a nonprofit that serves refugees and immigrants, discusses his role and how serving with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Peru helped shape his career. Boston Globe

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BC a leader in Teach for America

Boston College is once again among the top medium-sized universities in contributing graduates to Teach for America, with 19 alumni in the 2015 corps. More

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BC a 'best value'

'It has the distinction of being called one of the New Ivies, and its ROI reflects that.' The University is 29th among the top 50 'Best Value Colleges and Universities' for 2015 in a ranking of return on investment by

Members of the Simboli family
BC dedicates Simboli Hall

Boston College dedicated 9 Lake Street, the home of BC's School of Theology and Ministry and Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies, as Simboli Hall on September 16, in honor of real estate developer and longtime University benefactor Anthony C. "Tony" Simboli '50, MA '50, and his wife, Gloria. BC Chronicle

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The Boston College Journey

The journey of self-discovery at the heart of Jesuit education is featured in this year's Boston College 30-second PSA, produced by the Office of News & Public Affairs, which had its national television debut on ESPN September 18.

Patrick Lazour
Dramatists Guild fellow

Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences alumnus Patrick Lazour '13 and his brother Daniel have been selected as Dramatists Guild fellows to develop their musical 'We Live in Cairo,' which was inspired by a photo in a BC political science class. Worcester Telegram and Gazette

Students with Prof. Matson in India
Write of passage

Eight undergraduates representing a range of class years, schools and majors joined Professor of English Suzanne Matson for a summer creative writing experience at the foothills of the Himalayas.

Mary Sarah Bilder
Notes on the Constitution

Professor of Law and Lee Distinguished Scholar Mary Sarah Bilder reflects on the legacy of James Madison's Notesthe only source that covers every day of the Convention from May 14 to September 17, 1787in a piece for History News Network | More on her new book, Madison's Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention, from Legal History Blog and BC Bookmarks

Lawrence Scott
ACS Cope Award Winner

Louise and Jim Vanderslice and Family Professor of Chemistry Emeritus Lawrence T. Scott will receive one of the 2016 Arthur C. Cope Scholar Awards, established in 1984 to recognize and encourage excellence in organic chemistry.

John Ebel
Geological Society of America fellow

Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor and Chair John Ebel, a geophysicist and former director of BC's Weston Observatory, has been elected a fellow of the Geological Society of America for his seismological research, teaching and work to increase public awareness and understanding of earthquakes.

Kenneth Schwartz
In Memoriam: Kenneth Schwartz

Funeral services were held earlier this month for retired Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Accounting Kenneth Schwartz, who taught at BC from 1986 until the end of the last academic year. He died September 3 at age 65. Obituary

Hosffman Ospino
Hispanics and the Church

Rising percentages of Hispanic Catholics will shape the future of the U.S. Church, School of Theology and Ministry Assistant Professor Hosffman Ospino tells Catholic News Service; he also addressed the likely impact of Argentine Pope Francis on Hispanic Catholics with Our Sunday Visitor.

Mary Walsh
'City Connects' expands

City Connects, a student support program based in the Lynch School of Education under the direction of Kearns Professor Mary Walsh, will begin working with seven Catholic schools in Minnesota under a $1.9 million grant from the GHR Foundation. The additional schools raise the number of sites where City Connects is active to 74, across four states.

James Lubben
Isolation and aging

Loneliness and isolation can have serious consequences for seniors' physical and mental health. School of Social Work Ahearn Professor James Lubben, director of the Institute on Aging and the Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Social Work at SSW, and assistant director Carrie Johnson weigh in for U.S. News & World Report

Kathleen Seiders
Global food trend

The debate over the risks associated with genetic modifications is prompting an uptick in the demand for non-GMO food. Carroll School of Management Professor of Marketing Kathleen Seiders weighs in on CCTV America, the English-language news channel of China Central Television. 

Marilynn Johnson
The new Bostonians

Fifty years after the Immigration Act of 1965, Professor of History Marilynn Johnson's book The New Bostonians examines the historical confluence of immigration and urban transformation in greater Boston. BC Bookmarks

Molly Boigon
An interfaith journey

Lynch School of Education senior Molly Boigon shared the experiencing of coming to embrace her Jewish faith while a student at BC in a piece for WGBH News, where she served as a production assistant. 

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WSJ praises La Farge exhibition

The McMullen Museum's 'John La Farge and the Recovery of the Sacred,' curated by Professor of Fine Arts Jeffery Howe, is a 'moving, wide-ranging exhibition' that reveals how La Farge approached art as a metaphor for the meaning of life: Wall Street Journal  | Read a Q&A with William Vareika '74, whose 2013 gift to BC of a La Farge triptych occasioned the exhibition: Antiques and the Arts Weekly | BC Libraries presents a digital guide to La Farge stained glass in New England.

Ryan and Casey McGowan at BC's memorial labyrinth
Thinking of mom every day

'Her absence is in itself a presence in our life,' say BC students Ryan and Casey McGowan, who lost their mother, alumna Stacey Sennas McGowan '85, in the attacks of September 11, 2001. For the sisters, the anniversary date has been recast as a day to honor their mother's legacy. Boston Globe

Arissa Oh
Saving Korea's children

Assistant Professor of History Arissa Oh discusses her new book, which details how South Korea pioneered the international adoption model, on PRI's 'The World'

Caroline Bicks
Shakespeare, not stirred

Associate Professor of English Caroline Bicks blends literature and libation in a book designed to relate Shakespeare to everyday life. BC Bookmarks

Claudia Olivetti
Women and compensation

A study by researchers at the New York Federal Reserve, including Professor of Economics Claudia Olivetti, found women in management see an even greater disparity in compensation by gender than do women in working-class jobs. Huffington Post

Tiziana Dearing
Putting poverty center stage

As presidential hopefuls debate the issues and solidify their platforms, it is vital that the well-being of our most vulnerableespecially childrenbecomes a priority in the race, writes School of Social Work Associate Professor Tiziana Dearing for the nonpartisan Spotlight on Poverty.

Sam Ransbotham
All things data

Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Information Systems Sam Ransbotham wrote on maintaining the quality of data, interviewed the CIO of Constellation Brands about telling data's story with graphics, and hosted a webinar on 'The Internet of Things' for Sloan Management Review.

Elizabeth Graver
A hobby horse mystery

How a herd of some 30 wooden and plastic rocking horses gradually appeared on a parcel of farmland in Lincoln, Mass., is a whimsical mystery for both the town and the landowner, Professor of English Elizabeth Graver. Boston Globe

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BC among nation's top 30

Boston College rose to 30th among national universities in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report survey, its highest ranking to date. The University also improved to 35th in the 'Great Schools Great Prices' ranking. BC News

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National award for BC Dining

Boston College Dining Services has earned a major peer award for its performance at one of the University’s signature events, the 2014 Pops on the Heights Barbara and Jim Cleary Scholarship Gala benefit. BC Chronicle