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Ryan Duns, SJ
BC in 'The Jesuit Rec Room'

Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences theology doctoral student Ryan Duns, S.J., was a guest on 'The Jesuit Rec Room,' a series brings Jesuits together with eclectic thinkers, writers and artists. The show's concept is derived from producer John Eliot Jordan '08 and his own experiences with Jesuit mentors at BC. View the episode

Philip AltbachLara Rumbley
Olympics of higher ed rankings

What does the grading of global institutions have in common with sports championships? Lynch School of Education Research Professor Philip Altbach, founding director of the Center for International Higher Education, and Associate Director Laura Rumbley examine parallels in a piece for Times Higher Education

James Bretzke, SJ
Rules of annulment

The announcement by Pope Francis that simplifies Catholic annulment procedures is a pastoral response to the many couples experiencing profound pain and alienation as a result of broken marriages, said School of Theology and Ministry Professor James Bretzke, S.J., who has been quoted on the subject by the New York Times, Reuters, Voice of America, The Guardian (U.K.), AP and CNN.

James SmithCarlo Rotella
Lowell Humanities Series

The Lowell Humanities Series continues its nearly six-decade tradition of hosting influential and high-profile novelists, poets, journalists, scholars and others from a variety of disciplines. BC Chronicle. | The leadership of the series changes hands this year, with Associate Professor of English James Smith succeeding Professor and Director of American Studies Carlo Rotella, who reflected on his five years at the helm in a BC Chronicle Q&A.

Fred Yen
The Deflategate ruling

From a legal perspective, the NFL has itself to blame for losing the case, Law School Professor Fred Yen tells WGBH News.

James P. McInytre
In Memoriam: BC Senior VP James P. McIntyre

Senior Vice President James P. McIntyre '57, MA '61, PhD '67, H '11—a beloved  BC administrator whose career spanned more than half a century and touched all facets of University life—died September 4 of complications from multiple myeloma. He was 81. BC Obituary | Boston Globe, Boston Herald 

The recovery of the sacred

A McMullen Museum of Art exclusive exhibition of more than 85 paintings, stained glass windows and works on paper by one of America’s most complex artists makes the strongest case in decades for John La Farge's importance, according to a review by the Boston Globe.

BC WeatherSTEM monitor
All about the weather

Raise an umbrella to BC's newly-installed WeatherSTEM system, which monitors, collects and presents campus weather information on a single site.

Eric Dearing
Daycare and aggression

A new study led by Lynch School of Education Associate Professor Eric Dearing shows the amount of time children spend in daycare has little impact on aggressive behavior. Medical Daily, Daily Mail (U.K.), Statesman (India), Gazette-Review (Minneapolis), Nursery World (U.K.), Parenting,, PsychCentral

University seal
University Convocation 2015

Even as it nears the finish of its most successful, and institution-defining, capital campaign, Boston College will begin laying the groundwork for another strategic planning effort, said University President William P. Leahy, S.J., at the annual University Convocation. The occasion included remarks by Provost and Dean of Faculties David Quigley and the first address by Executive Vice President Michael Lochhead, who assumed the position in February. BC Chronicle

Gregory Kalscheur, SJ
Fr. Kalscheur named Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences dean

Gregory Kalscheur, S.J., who has served as interim dean of the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences since June of 2014, has been appointed dean, University President William P. Leahy, S.J., and Provost and Dean of Faculties David Quigley announced at University Convocation. BC Chronicle

Akua Sarr
Sarr named vice provost

Akua Sarr, an associate dean in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, has been appointed vice provost for undergraduate academic affairs, Provost and Dean of Faculties David Quigley has announced. BC Chronicle

E. Michael Cassidy
Judicial conflict of interest?

A judge's interactions at an event last year with a potential witness in the trial of serial killer has raised questions of whether the jurist should recuse himself from the case he has overseen since 2001. Law School Professor R. Michael Cassidy comments in the Boston Globe

Lisa Goodman
Women and homelessness

Lynch School of Education Professor Lisa Goodman is among experts commenting on sexual violence as a cause and consequence of homelessness, particularly among women. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Hans de Wit
Global higher ed

What are key issues on the agenda for internationalizing teaching and research? Hans de Wit, new director of the Center for International Higher Education at the Lynch School of Education, weighs in. University World News

John Mahoney Sr.
In Memoriam: BC Professor John L. Mahoney Sr.

'He wasn't just teaching us how to read, he was teaching us how to live...Literature mattered to him because of the impact it would have on a human life,' said Williams College's Robert G. Scott Professor of English Stephen Fix '74, a former student of Rattigan Professor of English Emeritus John L. Mahoney Sr. '50, MA '52, H '03, who died September 1. Boston Globe obituary | Boston Globe 2002 feature | BC obituary

Fulton Hall
BC to launch center for entrepreneurship

To support a burgeoning start-up culture on campus, the Carroll School of Management will launch the Edmund H. Shea Jr. Center for Entrepreneurship, Powers Family Dean Andy Boynton has announced. BC News | Boston Business Journal, Dow Jones MarketWatch

Ice Age mystery solved

A reexamination of more than 1,000 previously studied glacial boulders pinpoints the rise in carbon dioxide—then naturally occurring—as the primary driving factor of the glacial melt at the close of the last Ice Age, Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Jeremy Shakun and a team of scientists report in Nature Communications. BC News, PhysOrg, International Business Times, The Scotsman (U.K.), Straits Times (Singapore), Science World Report, 3News (Australia), Agence France Press (via Global Post)