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Brad Harrington
Netflix parental leave policy

Netflix has announced an unprecedented parental leave policy for both men and women. Will it work? Center for Work and Family Executive Director Brad Harrington weighs in for

Sharlene Hesse-Biber
BRCA-positive men's stories

Research by Professor of Sociology Sharlene Hesse-Biber of male carriers of the BRCA gene mutation that can raise the risk of breast cancer is highlighted by GenomeWeb News.

James Keenan, SJ
Moral voices from the East

Jesuit Institute Director and Canisius Professor James Keenan, S.J., founder of Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church, writes on the group's first Pan-Asian conference in Bangalore. dotCommoweal

Mishkan Tefila congregation site
BC to acquire Newton site

Boston College has reached a deal to buy a rare large tract of mostly open land in Chestnut Hill, the 24-acre home of Congregation Mishkan Tefila on Hammond Pond Parkway in Newton, the site owners have announced. Boston Business Journal, Newton TAB, Boston Globe

Kier Byrnes
New Robsham Theater director

Kier Byrnes, director of operations and event management at Northeastern University since 2009, is the new director of Robsham Theater Arts Center, BC's Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs has announced. BC News

Franck Salameh
A young Phoenician

Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies Franck Salameh explores the history, culture and politics of the modern Middle East in his biography of Charles Corm, a guiding spirit behind Lebanese nationalism. 

Andrea Vicini
Legacy of Vatican II

Twelve leading scholars from BC and across the U.S. and Europe have produced essays on the Second Vatican Council for a new book co-edited by School of Theology and Ministry Associate Professor Andrea Vicini, S.J. BC News

Gerald Kane
What drives digital business?

Strategy is the key driver of success in the digital arena, according to the 2015 Digital Business Global Executive Study and Research Project by Sloan Management Review and Deloitte. Authors include Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Information Systems Gerald Kane.

Alfred Yen
Brady vs. NFL

How will the transfer from Minnesota to New York affect the NFLPA lawsuit over Tom Brady's suspension? Law School Professor and Associate Dean Alfred Yen discussed the case with Fox News Boston

Robert Ross
U.S.-China relations

What does the future hold for the relationship between the two nations? Professor of Political Science Robert Ross was interviewed by China's only English-language news magazine, Beijing Review.

Carlo Rotella
'Show Me a Hero'

The latest project of 'The Wire' creator David Simon finds drama in a public housing and desegregation struggle. Professor of English and Director of American Studies Carlo Rotella writes on the new HBO miniseries for Washington Post Magazine

Connie Anne Phillips
Magazine mogul

Glamour magazine now reaches more people than any other Condé Nast title except Wired, largely thanks to publisher, chief revenue officer and Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences alumna Connie Anne Phillips, who enjoyed a similar success at InStyle. Q&A

John Powers and Andy Boynton
Gift endows Carroll School of Management deanship

A gift from Trustee Associate John Powers ’73, and his wife, Linda, will endow the deanship of Carroll School of Management Dean Andy Boynton, who has led the school for the past decade. The John and Linda Powers Deanship Fund honors Boynton’s tenure and will help to advance his future plans for the school. BC News

Joe Tecce
Candidates' cues

What candidates don't say in a debate can also be revealing. Associate Professor of Psychology Joseph Tecce is among those commenting for the Boston Globe.

Jane Flanagan
Holistic nursing research

Connell School of Nursing Associate Professor Jane Flanagan has received the American Holistic Nurses Association's 2015 Research Grant, which will support her study of web-based yoga intervention for breast cancer survivors.

Christopher Kenaley
A snaggletooth dragonfish

An ocean exploration ship recently came across a tiny, creepy fish with translucent fangs and no scales. It's of the genus Astronesthes, says BC biologist Chris Kenaley. Business Insider

Alicia Munnell
Public pension funds improve

A report from BC's Center for Retirement Research shows that for first time since the financial crisis of 2008 the funded status of state and local plans improved in 2014, writes director Alicia Munnell. Dow Jones MarketWatch

John Ebel
Can it happen here?

Most seismic events in New England are small and cause no damage. But that doesn't mean the region is immune from more severe earthquakes, says Weston Observatory's John Ebel, chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Boston Globe

Lisa Cahill
Principle of cooperation

Monan Professor of Theology Lisa Sowle Cahill discussed the 'principle of cooperation,' a theological concept central to a conflict between the Little Sisters of the Poor and the Affordable Care Act, with National Catholic Reporter,

Alfred Yen
Security and BYOD

There are consequences to the convenience associated with personal devices being used on an employer's network, a practice commonly known as 'bring your own device.' Law School Professor Alfred Yen comments in Network World.

Jen Welter
First female NFL coach

The Arizona Cardinals have tapped Jen Welter '00—a Carroll School of Management alumna who played rugby during her years at BC—for their staff, the first time an NFL team has hired a female coach. Boston Globe, AP, NBC News, New York Times, Bloomberg News

Maia McAleavey
The bigamy plot

A new book by Assistant Professor of English Maia McAleavey fills a key gap in the history of the Victorian novel. BC Bookmarks

James Keenan, SJ
Universities and ethics

Ethics, as an academic discipline that routinely arbitrates competing claims, should be invoked to address college and university problems, writes Jesuit Institute Director and Canisius Professor James Keenan, S.J.

Jorge Izaguierre
New bishop in Peru

Pope Francis has appointed School of Theology and Ministry alumnus Rev. Jorge Izaguirre, C.S.C., as bishop of the territorial prelature of Chuquibamba, Peru.

Stuart Hall
Affordable justice

BC Law and the law schools of Boston and Northeastern universities will launch a 'lawyer incubator' program to provide legal services to local-area residents at below-market rates. The Lawyers for Affordable Justice project will be one of the nation's first such programs run collaboratively by three law schools.

Sean Clarke
The state of nursing

Connell School of Nursing Professor Sean Clarke, associate dean for undergraduate programs, discussed a range of topics related to the profession in a Q&A accompanying WalletHub's 2015 survey of the best and worst states for nurses.

Gasson Hall
Class of 2019 preview

Learn more about the composition of the incoming Class of 2019 in the Boston College Chronicle.

M. Shawn Copeland
Catholic Press awards

Several Boston College faculty members, as well as doctoral students and alumni, were among those honored by the Catholic Press Association of the U.S. and Canada at the organization's recent annual conference.

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Data-driven master's program

Tthe Woods College of Advancing Studies seeks to provide full- or part-time students with critical skills for a data-driven age with its new master's degree in applied economics.

Andy Boynton
Courage and leadership

Where do some leaders find the courage to go against the tide of opinion among stakeholders? Carroll School of Management Dean Andy Boynton explores the question in his latest blog post for Forbes.