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Kenneth Chenault
AmEx at CEO Club

American Express Co. Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Chenault addressed the latest gathering of BC's Chief Executives Club of Boston. Boston Globe, Bloomberg News, Boston Business Journal

Kathleen Seiders
Global food trends

Will consumers benefit from the growing call for healthier foods? And from the Kraft-Heinz merger? Carroll School of Management Professor of Marketing Kathleen Seiders is interviewed by CCTV America, a media arm of China Central Television.

Robert VerEecke, SJ
Gotta dance!

Jesuit Artist-in-Residence Robert VerEecke, S.J., pastor of St. Ignatius Parish, writes on his years of exploring spirituality through dance in an essay for America Magazine that includes a video profile produced by alumnus Jeremy Zipple, S.J.

Carol Petillo
In Memoriam: Carol Petillo

Retired Professor of History Carol Morris Petillo, a popular teacher and the author of numerous publications on American history and foreign policy, died March 26 at her home in Maine. Obituary

Alicia Munnell
Aging and retirement

How will the challenges facing Social Security affect retirees? What does passage of the ACA mean to older workers? Center for Retirement Research Director Alicia Munnell is interviewed by Investor's Business Daily and writes for Dow Jones MarketWatch

John F. KerryErnest Moniz
Alumni in Iran nuclear talks

Secretary of State John Kerry J.D. '76 and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz '66 were key United States representatives in negotiations for a nuclear framework agreement. The role of Secretary Moniz, who holds a bachelor's degree in physics from BC, was highlighted by the New York Times  

Henrik Hagtvedt
To ask or not to ask?

That is the question, writes Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Marketing Henrik Hagtvedt, whose research explores the impact of questions vs. statements in advertising messages. The Conversation

Sharlene Hesse-Biber
When cancer threatens

Actress Angelina Jolie's announcement that she'd had additional surgery to ward off cancer raised the question of how to proactively manage a heredity risk. Professor of Sociology Sharlene Hesse-Biber, director of Women's and Gender Studies and author of the book Waiting For Cancer To Come: Genetic Testing and Women's Medical Decision Making for Breast and Ovarian Cancer, discussed the issues involved with WGBH News

Cathleen KavenyKari Hong
Freedom and discrimination

Libby Professor of Law and Theology Cathleen Kaveny weighs in on the controversy surrounding Indiana's new Religious Freedom Restoration Act for Bloomberg News | Law School Assistant Professor Kari Hong discussed it with WRKO-AM

Michael Grubb
Data plan paradox

Research by Assistant Professor of Economics Michael Grubb suggests that cellular customers who receive alerts when they exceed their data limits end up spending more per month on their phone plans than do customers who are not alerted. Consumer Affairs

Hans DeWit
‘Mr. Internationalization’

Hans de Wit, a respected authority on global issues in higher ed, has been named the director of the Lynch School's Center for International Higher Education. BC Chronicle

Tiziana Dearing
'Participatory funding'

Everyone over the age of 12 in the city of Cambridge will have a vote in how to allocate a half million dollars in funding. How will that play out? Tiziana Dearing, associate professor of the practice in the School of Social Work, discussed the approach on WGBH 'Greater Boston'

Daniel Lyons
A tangling web

Law suits are already filed against the FCC's 'net neutrality' rules. Law School Associate Professor Daniel Lyons discussed the challenges ahead on Bloomberg Radio.

Brad Harrington
Time to retire 'millennials'?

Center for Work and Family Executive Director Brad Harrington takes on the sweeping generalizations assigned to this demographic group in a piece for the Huffington Post | He also commented on a proposal that would create Boston's first paid parental leave policy for city employees. Boston.com, Boston Herald

Tao Li
Simons Fellow in mathematics

Professor of Mathematics Tao Li has received a 2015 Simons Foundation Fellowship, granted to accomplished faculty for their recent research and the potential impact of their future work. BC Chronicle

David Wirth
A climate change opportunity

When the State Department reveals U.S. targets for greenhouse gas reductions, it will be an extraordinary opportunity for the nation to be a world leader in addressing climate change, says Law School Professor David Wirth. WBUR 'Cognoscenti'

facilities workers
BC's winter warriors

As we move toward warmer temperatures, it's almost possible to forget the winter that resulted in 60,000 yards—2400 truckloads—of snow being hauled from Main Campus. But we won't forget the herculean efforts of the staffers who kept BC going. BC Chronicle

Noah SnyderRudolph Hon
The great snow melt

What happens when a record-breaking snowfall finally melts? Associate Professors Noah Snyder and Rudolph Hon of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department explain. BC Chronicle

Andy Hargreaves
Leaning tower of PISA

The Program for International Student Assessment is under fire. Should this global assessment of 15-year-olds in reading, math and science be saved? Lynch School of Education Brennan Professor Andy Hargreaves weighs in. Washington Post

David Takeuchi
ASA Pearlin award

The American Sociological Association has named School of Social Work Associate Dean of Research David Takeuchi the winner of its prestigious Leonard I. Pearlin Award for his distinguished contributions to the sociological study of mental health.

Min Hyoung Song
Asian-American in Motor City

Professor of English Min Hyoung Song's reflection on growing up in Detroit in the 1970s and '80s is among 41 stories included in the new book Asian Americans in Michigan: Voices from the Midwest. BC Bookmarks

Peter Ireland
Rules for the Fed to live by

Clear rules, and having to explain deviations from them, would make for better monetary policy, according to an op-ed co-written by Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland. U.S. News & World Report

Julie and Pete Frates
Communicator of the Year

Alumnus Pete Frates '07 has been named Communicator of the Year by PR Week magazine for his efforts to galvanize social media users around the world in support of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. PR Week | Video

David Hollenbach, SJ
Aquinas and executive pay

Is exorbitant CEO compensation a form of tyranny? Center for Human Rights and International Justice Director David Hollenbach, S.J., referenced St. Thomas Aquinas in comments for National Catholic Reporter

Coin from 'Roman in the Provinces' exhibition
'A roadmap to history'

Fusing archaeology, art history and original research, 'Roman in the Provinces' at the McMullen Museum brings the past 'brilliantly alive.' MetroWest Daily News

Usha Tummala-Narra
Coping with grief

One year after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, questions remain unanswered, making it difficult for families of the victims to come to terms with their loss. The Lynch School of Education's Usha Tummala-Narra offered advice coping under such circumstances. WBZ News: 1, 2

Papal call to action

Principals, teachers and students from nearly 30 Catholic schools throughout the Northeast joined BC's Roche Center for Catholic Education for a close look at how they can help fulfill Pope Francis’ vision of faith in action. BC News Release | The Pilot

A ‘warhead’ molecule

A research team in the lab of BC chemist Jianmin Gao details using a 'warhead' molecule to target deadly bacteria. BC News Release

Ray Madoff
Congress mulls estate tax

A repeal of the nearly century-old tax would bring far-reaching consequences, Law School Professor Ray Madoff said during her testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee on March 18.

Lisa Cahill
Women and the Church

A working paper issued before the recent Vatican plenary assembly on women offers a glimpse of the latest Catholic thinking about a number of issues, including as cosmetic surgery. Monan Professor of Theology Lisa Cahill was among experts asked to weigh in. New York Times