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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
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
Professor of Law and Lee Distinguished Scholar Mary Sarah Bilder reflects on the legacy of James Madison's Notes—the only source that covers every day of the Convention from May 14 to September 17, 1787—in 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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
'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
As presidential hopefuls debate the issues and solidify their platforms, it is vital that the well-being of our most vulnerable—especially children—becomes a priority in the race, writes School of Social Work Associate Professor Tiziana Dearing for the nonpartisan Spotlight on Poverty.
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.