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A major upset victory for BC's Football Eagles and Head Coach Steve Addazio over No. 9 USC capped an emotional night at Alumni Stadium September 13 as fans joined the team and students in honoring fallen 9/11 hero Welles Crowther '99 and heard a message from the family of Pete Frates '07, who thanked the BC community for making the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge a national sensation. | Alison and Jefferson Crowther also experienced first-hand how their son's legacy lives on in the BC community. Boston Globe
Boston Archbishop Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. joined a panel of journalists and academics, including School of Theology and Ministry Assistant Professor Hosffman Ospino, at Robsham Theater for a discussion of Pope Francis at the Sept. 11 launch at Robsham Theater of the Boston Globe’s new website on the global Catholic Church. Boston Globe, Crux, WGBH News, Patheos | Also in Crux, Kathleen Hirsch of the Philosophy Department writes on how students in BC's PULSE program 'become agents of hope in lives whose stories have broken.'
Connell School of Nursing Carroll Professor Judith Vessey is among the top 25 pediatric nursing professors identified by NursePractionerSchools.com. Those honored have, in addition to their professional credentials, taken it on themselves to further the field of pediatric nursing by teaching, working in educational settings and sharing their knowledge with aspiring pediatric nurses.
The security of Israel remains precarious. Might the universalist tradition of Judaism be a viable alternative?, asks Professor of Political Science Alan Wolfe, director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, in a piece for the Chronicle of Higher Education Review
What does mercy mean for the life and mission of the church? An essay by Cardinal Walter Kasper, president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and author of Mercy: The Essence of the Gospel and the Key to Christian Life, is featured by America magazine, based on his lecture at BC last semester.
Boston College maintained its ranking of 31st among national universities in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report survey, and was also ranked 37th in the "Great Schools Great Prices" list. In addition, the Carroll School of Management improved one spot to 21st in the 'The Best in Undergraduate Business' rankings of top AACSB-accredited programs. BC Chronicle
Law Professor Ray Madoff, with faculty colleagues Brian Galle and Bill Bagley, will convene a conference later this month to consider whether current rules governing philanthropy adequately support the public good. Chronicle of Philanthropy, Nonprofit Quarterly, New York Review of Books
Boston College will need the strength of its people and programs in the coming months and years to not only realize its own goals, but to cope with challenges facing many colleges and universities, said President William P. Leahy, S.J., at the annual University Convocation held September 3 in Robsham Theater. The occasion was marked by the farewell remarks of Executive Vice President Patrick J. Keating, who will step down at the end of the semester, and the first address from Provost and Dean of Faculties David Quigley. BC Chronicle
'Imagining New Worlds,' a retrospective of masterpieces by surrealist Wifredo Lam now on view at the McMullen Museum of Art, is 'as magnetic an exhibition as you will see anywhere in New England this year,' according to the Boston Globe |
BC News Release | Read more on the exhibition, and interviews with curator Elizabeth Goizueta: Boston Globe West, Cuban Art News, Arteinformado Magazine, Boston College Magazine, BC Chronicle | New York Times, New York Times Fall Arts Preview, Boston Globe 'Critic's Pick', Boston Globe 'The Ticket'
Blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer '91, H '03, and his daughter Emma are featured in a new Nature Valley commercial that made its debut during the 2014 Emmy Awards broadcast. Nature Valley is a sponsor of the mountain climber and motivational speaker’s latest challenge: to brave the rapids of the Colorado River as he kayaks the Grand Canyon.
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Play initiated and directed by children is not the opposite of learning, but rather is learning at its most powerful, according to Psychology Research Professor Peter Gray, co-author of an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. He discussed the 'unschooling' method of education with the New York Times "Op Talk"
Rev. James P. Burns, IVD, was recently appointed as dean of the Woods College of Advancing Studies, after having served as interim dean since 2012. A former director of faculty outreach and program assessment for Boston College’s University Mission and Ministry division, Fr. Burns formally assumed the dean’s post on Sept. 1. BC Chronicle
A collection of essays on Indian higher education by Lynch School of Education Research Professor Philip Altbach, director of the Center for International Higher Education, draws praise in a review by The Hindu. Read his assessment of why Indian students want to study abroad, also in The Hindu, and his micro-study of Chinese students in the U.S. in University World News