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and the holiday weekend.

Roche Center for Catholic Education Executive Director Patricia Weitzel-O'Neill leads a workshop


Roche Center for Catholic Education Executive Director Patricia Weitzel-O'Neill led a workshop at the center's annual conference for leaders from its Two-Way Immersion Network for Catholic Schools. Also at the conference were experts from the Lynch School of Education, School of Theology and Ministry and School of Social Work.

students on the rocky shoreline

 

For a glimpse of student summer adventures, BC Campus Recreation's Summer Sojourn blog series begins this week.

falcon on the top of a BC information kiosk




A falcon in Eagle territory. (Photo by Gail Howe)

Chris O'Donnell on Hollywood Walk of Fame


Carroll School of Management alumnus Chris O'Donnell now has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He talked about work and family, and about balancing college with his early career, in an interview with Variety.

BC Law School campus


Boston College Law School has been highlighted as a national leader in networking and employment opportunities for graduates by a number of recent rankings. (Photo by Caitlin Cunningham)

O'Neill Library atrium


The staircase that connects the plaza at O'Neill Library to Maloney Hall will be closed for scaffolding installation from Monday, June 22, through Friday, July 3. More information, including suggested alternate routes, is available in the University Notice column at far right.

Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank addresses the BC's Chief Executives Club


Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank discussed the state of his company and its goal of helping athletes during his recent appearance at the Boston College Chief Executives Club. View his address on NECN

Pope Francis meeting Fr. Mina Kaddis



'If it wasn't for my Jesuit education at Boston College, this...would have never happened,' said Fr. Mina Kaddis of meeting Pope Francis earlier this month. The Coptic Orthodox priest, who graduated with a degree in theology in 2002, had traveled to the Vatican with his bishop.

Jesuits Willy Moka-Mubelo and Bao Nguyen seated by a row of flowers

 

Jesuits Willy Moka-Mubelo and Bao Nguyen, both graduate students at BC, enjoy a sunny day outside St. Mary's. (Photo by Harvey Egan, S.J.)

 

Holly Vande Wall and Min Song


From global implications of climate change to issues of war, justice, health, ethics and more: explore the new, interdisciplinary team-taught core courses available to first-year students. Learn more about the courses.

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny


Boston College will host Georgia Tech in Ireland at the Aer Lingus College Football Classic on September 3, 2016. The announcement was made June 4 at a press conference on campus and another in Dublin, attended by Taoiseach Enda Kenny (right). Video | View the press conferences

Graphic for BC vs Georgia Tech at the 2016 Aer Lingus Class in Ireland


Boston College will host Georgia Tech in Ireland at the Aer Lingus College Football Classic on September 3, 2016. The announcement was made June 4 at a press conference in Dublin attended by Taoiseach Enda Kenny, and one at BC, featuring Director of Athletics Brad Bates, alumnus and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Football Head Coach Steve Addazio. View video

Co-founders of the Medical Humanties Journal


Co-founded by rising seniors Emilee Herringshaw and Christopher Kabacinski, The Medical Humanities Journal of Boston College offers short stories, personal essays, poetry, artwork and academic papers by BC students and alumni.  

Group shot of student Fulbright winners

 

Meet this year's winners of prestigious Fulbright awards for post-graduate study abroad.

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

BC Clean logo



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)