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Paul SchervishJohn Havens
How America gives

Center on Wealth and Philanthropy Director Paul Schervish and Associate Director John Havens were invited by the Chronicle of Philanthropy to share their concerns about serious flaws related to the Chronicle's 'How America Gives' report, released last fall. The Chronicle published an edited version of a longer analysis by the researchers, who say their concerns extend to the paper's revised report.

Fr. Fred Enman, SJ
Matthew 25 at work

As executive director and founder of the nonprofit Matthew 25, Rev. Fred Enman, S.J., of BC Law School strives to rehabilitate abandoned houses in the Boston area for people in need. He discussed his work with Boston Catholic TV's 'This Is the Day'

Brad Harrington
Family time for working fathers

Brad Harrington of BC's Center for Work and Family discussed modern fathers' reluctance to take paternity leave on California public radio KQED's 'The Forum'

Gasson Hall
Most popular majors

Economics leads the list of most popular undergraduate majors at BC, for the third consecutive year. Finance, biology, communication and political science round out the top five. BC Chronicle

John EbelAlan Kafka
Quakes rattle Connecticut

Hundreds of Connecticut residents packed an information session at which Director of Weston Observatory Alan Kafka answered questions about the recent earthquake activity there. WNTH-News, Hartford Courant, NBC Connecticut | Weston's John Ebel commented on CBS Evening News, The Weather Channel and in Connecticut Magazine; other media interviews with observatory staff include the Boston Herald, WTNH-TV, Boston Globe, WNPR_FM, Hartford Courant, NBC Connecticut, AP, Providence Journal, UPI, Reuters

Peter Ireland
Gaining on wages

The best thing the Fed can do to help bring about more sizable wage gains is stick to its current strategy, gradually but decisively bringing its monetary policy back to normal, according to Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland. Economics 21

Philip AltbachLaura Rumbley
Study tracks 'academic inbreeding'

Russian and Spanish universities are among those most likely to hire almost exclusively from their own Ph.D. students, but 'academic inbreeding' is common worldwide, according to a new study by Philip Altbach and Laura Rumbley of BC's Center for International Higher Education and Moscow's National Research University Higher School of Economics. Times Higher Education (UK)

Pierluigi BalduzziJonathan Reuter
Target-date fund risks

The complexities of target-date retirement funds are highlighted in research by Pierluigi Balduzzi and Jonathan Reuter of the Carroll School of Management Finance Department. New York Times

Eric Dearing
Affluence and adolescents

Is growing up affluent risky for adolescents or is the problem growing up in an affluent neighborhood? Research by Lynch School of Education Associate Professor Eric Dearing is highlighted by the New York Times

Karl Baden
10,000 selfies...and counting

Photographer Karl Baden of BC's Fine Arts Department has taken more than 10,000 daily self-portraits to document the aging process. His 'Everyday' project is featured in the current issue of Psychology Today

Andy HargreavesMarilyn Cochran-Smith
Leading influencers in education

BC researchers are recognized among leading U.S. scholars contributing to public debates about education. Lynch School Professors Andy Hargreaves and Marilyn Cochran-Smith are included in the 2015 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings published by Education Week

Alicia Munnell
Pensions and Social Security

Carroll School of Management Drucker Professor Alicia Munnell, director of the Center for Retirement Research, weighed in on the underfunding of Americans' voluntary 401(k) pension plans on BBC Radio 'In the Balance' (Read excerpts from the interview on BBC | She also discussed the future solvency of Social Security as a guest on 'Marketplace Radio'

Coach York and BC hockey players
Top college for men's hockey

Boston College ranks first in the U.S. on a list of the top 10 best colleges, on the ice and in the classroom, for men's hockey, according to a new survey. USA Today College

Jonathan Laurence
Aftermath of Paris attacks

In the days following the terrorist attacks in France, Associate Professor of Political Science Jonathan Laurence did a number of interviews with CNN live from Paris (CNN 1/9 | CNN 1/10CNN 1/11, CNN 1/13), as well as with MSNBCPRI 'The World' and the New York Times, Economist, Christian Science Monitor, Wall Street Journal | He also wrote about the future of the National Front, France's far right political party, in Slate, and on extremist attacks on free speech for Brookings UpFront

Thomas Groome
Theological response needed

Pope Francis makes a powerful point that the response to terrorism, such as the attacks in Paris, cannot be just military or diplomatic, but also must be theological, according to School of Theology and Ministry Professor Thomas Groome. National Catholic Reporter

Matt Sienkiewicz
Global terror and Tsarnaev

The terror attacks in Paris will likely affect the defense strategy for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev, said Assistant Professor of Communication Matt Sienkiewicz. New York Times

Robert Bloom
Tsarnaev jury selection

Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's disheveled appearance during the first week of jury selection was most likely deliberate, Law School Professor Robert Bloom tells WGBH 'Morning Edition'

Connell School of Nursing award
Connell School-VA partnership

The Connell School of Nursing has been honored for its collarboration with VA Boston Health Care Systems. BC News Release

Andrew Nelson
The paraphernalia of politics

Explore the archive of Andrew D. Nelson '02, which includes upwards of 25,000 items from campaigns run by Massachusetts politicians, as well as a significant BC collection. Boston Globe

David Hopkins
The 'invisible primary'

Assistant Professor of Political Science David Hopkins discusses attempts by important elements of each major party to anoint a presidential nominee before voting even begins.

Solomon Friedberg
Misunderstood math

If properly implemented, Common Core standards will lead to a generation of Americans students who are better prepared to use mathematics, said McIntyre Professor of Mathematics Solomon Friedberg. Bay State Parent

Alan Rogers
Inside Boston's time capsule

Take a look inside the time capsule buried by Samuel Adams and Paul Revere in 1795 and recovered from the State House in 2014 with Professor of History Alan Rogers. 'CBS This Morning'

Brighton Campus
NYT on Brighton Campus

The transformation of Boston's 'Little Rome' into BC's Brighton Campus is highlighted by the New York Times

James Bretzke, SJJames Weiss
The global Church

Of the 15 new cardinals newly appointed by Pope Francis, most are from developing countries. School of Theology and Ministry Professor James Bretzke, S.J., and Associate Professor of Theology Rev. James Weiss comment in the International Business Times

Martha Bayles
The CIA and journalists

College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program faculty member Martha Bayles weighs in on the complex relationship between the CIA and journalists. Boston Globe

Michael D. Grubb
'Bill shock' agreement

Assistant Professor of Economics Michael D. Grubb weighs in on the FCC's new requirement that mobile providers alert customers to possible surcharges.

Heather Cox RichardsonAlan Wolfe
Political legacies

Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson recalls the late Edward Brooke, the first African-American to be popularly elected to the U.S. Senate, in an interview with WBUR's 'Radio Boston,' while Professor of Political Science Alan Wolfe, director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, discussed the Catholic liberal tradition of former New York Governor Mario Cuomo, who died January 1, on WGBH News

Jonathan LaurencePeter Krause
Terror in Paris

Political scientists Jonathan Laurence and Peter Krause discusss the terror attack in Paris and the global approach to dealing with Islamic extremists. Bloomberg TV, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and NECN 'Broadside' | Laurence writes on politics and free speech in the aftermath of the attack in Slate and Brookings UpFront; he also comments in the New York Times

Hosffman Ospino
2014 Catholics of the Year

School of Theology and Ministry Assistant Professor Hosffman Ospino has been named among the 'Catholics of the Year,' by Our Sunday Visitor, the largest national U.S. Catholic newspaper, for his research on Hispanic Catholic parishes.

George O'Toole
'Cool, calm, totally objective'

U.S. District Judge George A. O'Toole Jr., who graduated from BC in 1969 and is presiding in the high-profile trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is noted for both his no-nonsense approach and his sense of fairness. Boston Globe