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The Last Two Weeks title screen - aerial view of Gasson


From finals exams to Senior Week to Commencement, a look back at the 'Last Two Weeks' of the year in the latest video by Sean Casey of News & Public Affairs.

Fr. Leahy, Steve Pemberton, Michael Motyl, Archbishop Cupich, Cardinal O'Malley, John Fish and, seated, Sr. Chin and Lee Woodruff


The University conferred honorary degrees on five distinguished individuals, flanked in this photo by President William P. Leahy, S.J., on the left and at right by Cardinal Sean O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap., and BC Board of Trustees chair John F. Fish. Read the degree citation for each at this link. (Photo by Gary Wayne Gilbert)

Archbishop Blase Cupich


Chicago Archibishop Blase Cupich addressed the Class of 2015 at Monday's Commencement Exercises in Alumni Stadium. Read about the main ceremony in the news item below. (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)

mortarboards with sayings

 

 

Congratulations, Class of 2015!

BC tulips



Congratulations to the graduating class! And welcome to campus, parents, family and friends. For details about events and activities, visit the Commencement 2015 site. (Photo by Elizabeth Pehota '15)

Martin Gamboa, Maria Asdourian, Kelly DiStefano, Victoria Mariconti, Derek Switaj

 

Five members of the Class of 2015 reflect on their Boston College experiences. BC Chronicle

Samuel Beard at the ship's helm

 


What's it like to spend a semester of study at sea? Junior Samuel Beard shares his experience.

Mike Barnett


Lynch School of Education Professor Mike Barnett will bring new instructional methods, including hydroponics, to high school teachers in China—the first time the country has invited an American university to work with its K-12 educational curricula. BC Chronicle

BC sophomores with Cardinal Sean O'Malley

 

A group of sophomores spent some time with Cardinal Seán O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap., a meeting that resulted from a suggestion last fall by Michael Wenger '17. L-R: Rachel French, Kristin Marren, John Daniell, Cardinal Seán, Wenger, Andrew Craig, and Kate Albyn. More photos and details in this Flickr gallery

CoReHUB members Matt Burke, Doug Bent, Gaetan Daphnis and Chris Castro, and Boston College High senior Emaad Ali

 

Spring is venture competition season at the Heights, a time when accomplished BC studentslike this year's BCVC winners CoReHUBpresent entrepreneurial ideas that can succeed in the real world. BC Chronicle

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Students leave behind a little (ok, a lot) of stuff in the residence halls at the end of the year. Where does it all go?

Women's Hockey co-captain Erin Kickham '15 and juniors Megan Grieves and Kaliya Joshnson with Newton Mayor Setti Warren '93 and city children.


Women's Hockey co-captain Erin Kickham '15 and juniors Megan Grieves and Kaliya Johnson with Newton Mayor Setti Warren '93 and young friends at a City Hall 'carb-loading' party prior to this year's Newton Heartbreak Hill Road Race and Walk.

BC's Woods College of Advancing Studies celebrated its Class of 2015 and honored distinguished alumni at its annual recognition event on April 21. L-R: Graduate Award winner Michael Rodriguez '15; Boston College alumnus and University Trustee Jack Connors '63, who addressed the graduates; BC Alumni Association Board Chair Ann Riley-Finck '66; Distinguished Alumni Award winner and Trustee Michael H. Devlin II '88, Alumni Service Award winner David Hasenfus '65; Woods College Dean James Burns, I.V.D., and Lombard Award winner Anthony Bionodollilo '15. (Photo by Caitlin Cunningham)

 


The Woods College of Advancing Studies celebrated its Class of 2015 and honored distinguished alumni at its annual recognition event.

Kayla Hemmergren, James Strejc and his family


An emotional first meeting between Carroll School of Management senior Kayla Hammergren and 4-year-old James Strejc, whose life she saved though her bone marrow donation. Boston Globe, WBZ/CBS Boston, WCVB-TV, Fox News Boston, NECN

BC Baseball team celebrates Beanpot win



Congratulations to the BC Baseball Eagles on their 11th Beanpot title! (Photo by John Quackenbos)

The U.N. Gift Box


BC is the only Boston-area college or university to host the 'U.N. GIFT Box', now installed near Stokes Hall. Designed to raise awareness of and spur action against human trafficking, the exhibit's next stop will be Boston City Hall Plaza.

scene from 'The Tempest' at Robsham Theater

 

Illusion and manipulation take center stage at this year's Arts Fest with Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' at Robsham Theater through April 26. (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)

BC Acoustics performance



Some 1,000 BC students, faculty and administrators and more than 80 events help 'Make It Pop' at the 17th annual BC Arts Festival.

Student dance performance


Some 1,000 BC students, faculty and administrators and more than 80 events will help 'Make It Pop' at the 17th annual BC Arts Festival, beginning April 23. BC Chronicle

Students at a thesis poster session

 

Undergraduate seniors presented their research in the social sciences, humanities and cultural studies at a recent thesis poster session. (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)

Members of team MR8 on Linden Lane


Among members of the BC community lacing up for this year's Boston Marathon are Chemistry Department faculty member Christine Goldman, Morgan Grunat ‘15 and Maggie Crowley ‘17, running for Team MR8 in support of the Martin Richard Charitable Foundation. BC Chronicle

Brittany Loring, Patrick Downes, Paula Ebben, Dave Wedge


On the eve of the second anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, the University community gathered to hear stories of strength, resilience and grace from BC alumni survivors Patrick Downes and Brittany Loring, as well as author Dave Wedge and news anchor Paula Ebben. BC Chronicle

Panelists Dave Wedge, Brittany Loring, Patrick Downes seated; Paula Ebben at podium


On the eve of the second anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, the Boston College community gathered to hear alumni survivors and journalists speak on how the event changed their lives, as well as their perceptions of themselves and the world around them. BC Chronicle

Alexandra LaTorre, Isra Hussain, Mackenzie Arnold, Theresa Rager and Jesse Mu discuss their documentary


A group of sophomore Presidential Scholars has produced a 30-minute film that explores mental health-related issues in the Boston area, with particular focus on cultural and socioeconomic disparities that affect treatment, stigma and care.

Patrick Downs, Dave Wedge, Brittany Loring, Paula Ebben


'BC Strong: Boston College Alumni Share Their Personal Stories of the Marathon Bombings
' on April 14 will feature survivors Patrick Downes ’05 and Brittany Loring JD/MBA ’13, along with Dave Wedge ’93, co-author of the best-selling book Boston Strong: A City’s Triumph Over Tragedy. Award-winning newscaster Paula Ebben ’89 will moderate.

'BC Strong' logo


'BC Strong: Boston College Alumni Share Their Personal Stories of the Marathon Bombings
' on April 14 will feature survivors Patrick Downes ’05 and Brittany Loring JD/MBA ’13, along with Dave Wedge ’93, co-author of the best-selling book Boston Strong: A City’s Triumph Over Tragedy. Award-winning newscaster Paula Ebben ’89 will moderate.

Part-time faculty member Lynne Anderson teamed up with Dining Services as part of her Food and Culture Writing seminar. At left, Associate Director for Food and Beverage Michael Kann provided some instruction in kitchen hygiene, knife use and food preparation. (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)



From classroom to kitchen: an unusual partnership between BC Dining Services and an English Department writing seminar.

Maxwell S. Andrew, Kenneth Chenault


Economics major Maxwell S. Andrew '18 received The American Express Scholarship at BC's Chief Executives Club of Boston meeting last week, at which AmEx CEO Kenneth Chenault spoke. (Photo by Justin Knight)

2015 Relay for Life attendees with Baldwin


BC Relay for Life saw a turnout of more than 1500 for its eighth annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The 2015 event raised more than $150,000; more than $1 million has been raised to date. View a video of this year's first lap (Photo by Christopher Huang)

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and BC School of Social Work Dean Alberto Godenzi with former BCSSW faculty member Marylou Sudders Tuesday at the State House. (Photo by Caitlin Cunningham)


School of Social Work Dean Alberto Godenzi, Mass. Governor Charlie Baker and members of the social work community honored new state Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders at a recent State House event. Sudders was a BCSSW faculty member when she was tapped for the cabinet post.