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Travis Kalanick, co-founder and CEO of Uber Technologies, was the featured guest at the Boston College Chief Executives Club, speaking in conversation with New York Times best-selling author Alexa von Tobel, founder and CEO of LearnVest.com. NECN, WBUR, Boston.com, Boston Globe BetaBoston, Boston Herald, Boston Business Journal 1, Boston Business Journal 2, CommonWealth Magazine | The forum will go global next September with a gathering in Dublin. Irish Times
Center for Human Rights and International Justice Director David Hollenbach, S.J., holder of the University Chair in Human Rights and International Justice, has received the Civitas Dei Medal from Villanova University for 'exemplary contributions to the Catholic intellectual tradition.'
Boston College Ireland Academic Director Mike Cronin discussed the country's long history of sport and the role it has played in Irish life as a guest, with University College Dublin's Paul Rouse, on RTE Radio's The History Show. | Cronin reviewed Rouse's new book Sport & Ireland for the Irish Times.
Cultural differences may affect when children develop a sense of fairness, with significant variations across countries, according to results of a global experiment conducted by researchers including leading co-author and Assistant Professor of Psychology Katherine McAuliffe. BC News | Nature News, The Atlantic, Nature News, Washington Post, Brain Decoder, Medical Daily, Health Daily, PhysOrg, World Science, Science Daily
The reliability of James Madison's 'Notes' as a record of the 1787 Constitutional Convention 'is challenged as never before' by Law School Professor and Lee Distinguished Scholar Mary Sarah Bilder, who used forensic techniques to explore his revisions for her new book. Washington Post.
In his new book, An Unfinished Council: Vatican II, Pope Francis, and the Renewal of Catholicism Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology Richard Gaillardetz describes the challenges still facing the Church in realizing the council's vision.
Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences alumna Amanda Rothschild '11, currently a Ph.D. candidate at MIT and an International Security Program research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School, is co-winner of the 2016 Patricia Weitsman Award from the International Studies Association. The prize recognizes the best graduate student paper on any aspect of security studies.
How has intergenerational mobility changed in the U.S.? Professor of Economics Claudia Olivetti is co-author of a paper on the subject published in the American Economic Review, and of a post for the London School of Economics blog 'American Politics and Policy.'
DeLuca Professor of Biology and Vice Provost for Research Thomas Chiles is among influential leaders, researchers and practitioners named to the Global Commission on Pollution, Health and Development, an initiative of The Lancet, The Global Alliance on Health and Pollution and Mount Sinai's Icahn School of Medicine, with the U.N. and World Bank.
In an effort to encourage more participation among families in programs and events at their children's schools, Watertown's public schools will collaborate with the Lynch School of Education on an initiative led by Assistant Professor Rebecca Lowenhaupt. BC News Release | Boston Globe, Watertown TAB
Single parents are uncommon in deeply traditional Emirati culture, and adoption remains a contentious issue. Theology and Islamic Civilization and Societies Assistant Professor of the Practice Natana J. DeLong-Bas discusses the topic on PRI's 'The World.' (Her interview begins at 3:24.)
Associate Professor of Political Science Jonathan Laurence discussed the attacks in Paris on WCVB-TV News (begins at :54), and addressed the complicated relationship between France and its Muslim community in a Q&A with Religion & Politics, interviews with NPR 'All Things Considered,' WGBH News, Al Jazeera America and WHYY-Philadelphia's "Radio Times," and in an essay for Foreign Affairs. Writing in the New York Times, he took a long-range view on refugees in Europe, and he commented on the intelligence service controversy in Germany to the national broadcaster Deutsche Welle.
Press Ganey Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of health care analytics and solutions, will continue for 2015 the Press Ganey-Thomas O. Pyle Fellowship in Nursing Fund, awarded to outstanding Connell School of Nursing graduate students who are expanding their studies in oncology, endocrinology or other clinical specialties.