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'Gallipoli' project honored

An historical showcase of the Gallipoli campaign in World War I created by Boston College Ireland was named Best in News, Publishing & Entertainment at the 2015 Eircom Spider Awards, Ireland's most prestigious recognition of excellence and achievement online. The Gallipoli site also took Best Arts and Culture Website honors at the 2015 Realex Payments Web Awards.

Dennis Shirley
Lessons from Germany

When the U.S. picks exemplars, diversity of student population should be among the characteristics of the model countries, writes Lynch School of Education Professor Dennis Shirley in Phi Beta Kappa's k-12 education policy magazine Kappan.

Anandita Makes
Rising star in Indonesia

Entrepreneurial Lynch School of Education alumna Anandita Makes '13, head of hospitality management company Plataran Hotels & Resorts and founder of French bakery Passionnée in Jakarta, is among '40 under 40' rising stars featured by Prestige Indonesia Magazine.

Andrea Vicini
Science in seminaries

School of Theology and Ministry Associate Professor Andrea Vicini, S.J., has been awarded a grant to create and teach a new course that aims to increase science literacy among U.S. seminary students. BC News

Richard McGowan, SJ
The gamut on gaming

Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of the Practice of Finance Richard McGowan, S.J., addressed fantasy sports sites and a range of gaming-related issues, as well as the future of Massachusetts casinos, in a pair of interviews on NECN.

Lindsa McIntyreMarjorie Soto
Educators 'On the Move'

Two of the three finalists in the EdVestors 'School on the Move' awards program this year were led by Lynch Leadership Academy alumnae. Lindsa McIntyre, who also earned her master's degree at the Lynch School of Education, is principal of the Jeremiah Burke High School, which received the top prize this year. Marjorie Soto is principal of the Hurley Dual Language School, a three-time finalist which received an award for sustained improvement.

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Eagles top 5 in graduation success rate

Boston College ranks fifth in the nation in overall Graduation Success Rate in all sports among Football Bowl Subdivision schools, according to the latest release by the NCAA. BC Athletics

Crowd gathers for BC's Elevator Pitch competion
Elevator pitch winners

An app allowing multiple people to listen to the same song simultaneously; a website matching researchers with test subjects; a smart, wearable device that improves posture, and a service that allows students to rent or buy clothing from others and have it delivered to their door. Meet the winning ventures of this year's Elevator Pitch Competition, the first major event of the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship.

Joe Maloy
Aussie triathlon winner

Alumnus Joe Maloy '08 is the first American to win Australia's Noosa Triathlon, billed as the world's third largest Olympic distance triathlon. The 2014 USA Elite National Champion and former BC swim team captain beat a field of nearly 4,000 participants.

Gasson Tower
Liberal arts career advantage

A new Career Center program for sophomores in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences will help students maximize the advantages of a liberal arts education in pursuing their career aspirations. BC News Release

Mary Sarah Bilder
Birth of the Constitution

It will be impossible to view James Madison's role at the Constitutional Convention—or read his 'Notes'—in the same way after reading Madison's Hand, a 'superb study' by Professor of Law and Lee Distinguished Scholar Mary Sarah Bilder. Wall Street Journal

Shelley Barber
The Ford Tower mystery

Who is Margaret Ford? And why is Burns Library's Ford Tower, one of Boston College's most iconic landmarks, named in her honor? Research by reference librarian and archives specialist Shelley Barber sheds light on the story behind a campus legend. BC Chronicle

Work by Wifredo Lam from McMullen Museum exhibition
McMullen Museum influence abroad

The fall 2014 exhibition Wifredo Lam: Imagining New Worlds at the McMullen Museum of Art is credited for supplying the research that enabled Lam exhibitions at European museums including the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Reina Sofia in Madrid and Tate Modern in London. ArteInformado Magazine (in Spanish).

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Higher ed internationalization

New research from the Lynch School of Education's Center for International Higher Education and the American Council on Education's Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement takes an in-depth, comparative look at the internationalization of higher education in the U.S. and globally.

Phil Schiller
Shea Center for Entrepreneurship dedication

Apple, Inc. Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller '82 kicked off the Carroll School of Management's dedication of its Edmund H. Shea Jr. Center for Entrepreneurship with a keynote address November 5. His remarks, and a panel discussion on innovation and entrepreneurship for which he was joined by Spark Capital General Partner Bijan Sabet '91 and Wayfair Co-Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder Niraj Shah, can be viewed at this link. Dedication events, which honor the Shea family’s generous gift to name the center and celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship at the Heights, continued through November 7.

Ann Burgess
Addressing child abuse

Connell School of Nursing Professor Ann Wolbert Burgess has been honored by the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children with its 2015 Outstanding Professional Award, given to an APSAC member who has made outstanding contributions to addressing child maltreatment.

Alex Truesdell
Alumna is MacArthur Fellow

Lynch School of Education alumna Alex Truesdell is among the winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation 'genius grants' for her career-long commitment to improving the lives of children with special needs.

Jonathan Reuter
Deferred interest financing

Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Finance Jonathan Reuter is among experts asked to weigh in on the use and potential regulation of deferred interest financing plans in an interview with (scroll down page to Q&A).

Sharlene Hesse Biber
Student at Symphony Hall

Accomplished violist Haesoo Yoon, a Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences junior, is a new member of the prestigious Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. BC News