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'Wifredo Lam: Imagining New Worlds' at McMullen Museum

The McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College presents a groundbreaking retrospective of masterpieces—many never before displayed together—by surrealist artist Wifredo Lam. BC News Release

New grants support research

Five research projects by faculty across the University have been awarded funding as part of a new BC initiative launched by the Office of the Provost. Two internal grant programs, 'Ignite' and 'Research Across Disciplines and Schools,' will provide 'seed' funding for new faculty scholarship, encourage cross-discipline collaborations and help researchers compete for external funding. BC News Release

Safety and security award

Alumni Stadium received the Facility Safety and Security Award at the National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition held earlier this month in Indianapolis. Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police John King accepted the award on behalf of the University. BC Chronicle

'Top women of law' honoree

Law Professor Ray Madoff has been named to Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly's 'Top Women of Law' list, which celebrates 'outstanding achievements made by exceptional women' who are deemed to be 'pioneers, educators, trailblazers and role models.' Eight Law School alumnae also were named to the list. BC News Release

Gilman Scholars

Four Boston College rising juniors will participate in study-abroad programs this fall—traveling to Ecuador, the United Kingdom, Italy, and Austria—through prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships. BC Chronicle

BC NOURISH takes gold

BC's NOURISH campaign, a 2013-14 effort of BC Dining Services and the Office of Health Promotion, has won a National Association of College & University Food Services gold award for Most Innovative Wellness and Nutrition Program.

An innocence project

Two students in the BC Law School Innocence Program played a key role in the exoneration of a man who had served 32 years in prison following arson and murder convictions stemming from a 1982 fire in Lowell, Mass.

Music and faith

Music scholars from nine countries convene at Boston College July 14-16 for 'Listening to Early Modern Catholicism: New Perspectives from Musicology,' a conference that will demonstrate the unique insights that can be gained about Early Modern Catholicism from the study of music and sound. 

Digital view of Colonial appeals

BC Law School Professor Emerita Sharon Hamby O’Connor and Professor and Lee Distinguished Scholar Mary Sarah Bilder have created a digital catalogue of appeals to the British Privy Council from the American Colonies.

Encouraging vocations

A new report from BC's division of University Mission and Ministry examines what variables promote vocations to the Catholic priesthood and calls for a more interconnected approach from dioceses, parishes, and colleges to foster such vocations. BC News Release | U.S Catholic, America Magazine, Patheos

Advance in THz imaging

An engineered metamaterial supports a faster, cheaper and higher fidelity technique to capture images using Terahertz light waves, according to a team of researchers including Physics Professor Willie Padilla, a lead author of the report in the journal Nature Photonics. BC News Release

Catholic Press Awards

A number of BC scholars in theology have received book awards from the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada. BC News Release

2014 Eni Award winner

Vanderslice Millennium Professor of Chemistry Amir Hoveyda received Italy’s prestigious 2014 Eni Award for New Frontiers in Hydrocarbons on June 17 in a ceremony at the presidential palace in Rome. BC News Release | PhysOrg | AZOm

Distinguished Service Award

The New England Association for College Admission Counseling has presented its highest annual award, the Harry Carroll Distinguished Service Award, to Undergraduate Admission Director John L. Mahoney. Jr. BC Chronicle

100 days of 'BC Happy'

One hundred days and more than 300,000 views after the February 27 release of "BC Happy", the video orchestrated by the Office of News & Public Affairs is the most-viewed of the many college and university versions in the U.S. BC Social

Community Service Award

Marianne Carrabba, assistant director for off-campus housing in the Office of Residential Life, has been named winner of the 2014 Boston College Community Service Award, presented annually to a University employee whose actions exemplify the Jesuit spirit of service to others. BC News Release

Environmental leadership

Boston College has received a Green Decade Environmental Leadership Award, which recognizes significant contributions to preserving the environment. BC News Release

U.S. wealth transfer

An estimated $59 trillion—divided among heirs, charities, estate taxes and estate closing costs—will be transferred from 93.6 million American estates from 2007 to 2061, in the greatest wealth transfer in U.S. history, according to a new report issued by researchers John Havens and Paul Schervish at the Center on Wealth and Philanthropy. | Think Advisor, Philanthropy News Digest, CNBC, Funding Logic

Commencement 2014

U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry J.D. '76 told the Class of 2014 that his BC education inspired him to serve others--and he urged the new graduates to draw on the same lessons to guide their own lives and careers. BC News Release | Commencement Highlights | Boston Globe, AP, Reuters, Boston Magazine, Boston Herald | Video: full ceremony

In Memoriam: Radu Florescu

History Professor Emeritus Radu Florescu--co-author of the bestseller In Search of Dracula, which revealed the historical identity of the legendary vampire for the first time--died in France on May 18 at age 88. He had taught at Boston College for 45 years. BC Obituary | New York Times, Boston Globe, AP, NBCNews.com

FEA Scholarship winner

Connell School of Nursing sophomore Laura Mata is the first BC student, and one of only 21 nationally, to receive a Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship, which will support her upcoming semester in Ecuador. BC News Release

Landmark study of U.S. Hispanic Catholic parishes

The explosive growth of Hispanic Catholics is overwhelming the Catholic Church in America, which is at risk of losing an ethnic group crucial to the future of the Church in the U.S., according to a landmark study of Hispanic Catholic parishes in the United States, conducted by School of Theology and Ministry Assistant Professor Hosffman Ospino. BC News Release | Boston Globe, New York Times 1, New York Times 2, Catholic News Service, National Catholic Reporter Pt. 1, National Catholic Reporter Part 2, National Catholic Reporter Pt. 3, Catholic News Agency, Religion News Service (via U.S. Catholic Magazine), Our Sunday Visitor, Fox News Latino, WUNI-TV, U.S. Hispanic Ministry, Washington Post, Christian Post, Latin PostPatheos, Huffington Post, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Commonweal, Jesuits.org, The Pilot, Los Angeles Daily News, Telemundo Atlanta, MSN Latino, MSN Argentina, La Guia Gratuita (Condado Palm Beach)

2014 Deak Award winner

BC Law School alumna Samantha Miko J.D. '13 has won the prestigious Deak Award from Oxford University Press for her student note published in 2013 in the Boston College Law Review. This is the second consecutive year that a BC Law student has won the award and the third time since 2000.

Teaching excellence awards

This year's Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Awards, which recognize graduate students who excel as teaching fellows or teaching assistants, were presented at a campus ceremony April 30. BC News Release

Leadership in psychiatric nursing award

Connell School of Nursing Associate Professor Danny Willis, a men’s mental health expert, has been named the recipient of the Nancy M. Valentine Excellence in Leadership Award given by the New England Chapter of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. BC News Release

Leadership in higher ed infocomm award

Director of Network Services Joe Harrington was honored for outstanding leadership at the 43rd annual conference of the Association for Information Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education.

Alumna, 'Book of Mormon,' 'South Park' producer returns for Arts Fest

Campus arts in all genres will be celebrated and showcased at BC's 16th Annual Arts Festival. Returning to campus as a special guest is alumna Anne Garefino, executive producer of the long-running TV series South Park and the Broadway hit The Book of Mormon. BC News Release

Public Understanding Award

Sociology Professor Juliet Schor has won the 2014 Public Understanding of Sociology Award, given annually by the American Sociological Association for exemplary contributions to the understanding of sociology, sociological research, and scholarship among the general public. BC News Release

Carroll School of Management ranked 4th in U.S.

The  Carroll School of Management is ranked fourth among the nation's best undergraduate business schools, according to 2014 rankings by Bloomberg Business Week | BC News Release

Goldwater Scholar

Biology major Matthew F. Evans ’15, whose research interests focus on the neurobiology of cell growth, has been awarded a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, considered the premier undergraduate award in the sciences. BC News Release

Theatre Dept: For Colored Girls...

The Boston College Theatre Department presents For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf—an award-winning play which evokes the power of womanhood—in the Robsham Theater Arts Center’s Bonn Theater, March 19-23. More

Flex-time a myth?

Flexible work options are out of reach or limited for most employees, according to to a new Sloan Center on Aging and Work study conducted by the center's director, Graduate School of Social Professor Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, and colleagues. Investor's Business Daily | Business Standard

'Living Legend' in nursing

Connell School of Nursing Professor Emeritus Carol R. Hartman has been named a Living Legend in Massachusetts Nursing by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses. BC News Release

NSF CAREER Award

Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Information Systems Sam Ransbotham has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for his work on analytics and security data. BC Chronicle

A&S Dean David Quigley named University provost

University President William P. Leahy, S.J., has named David Quigley, a respected administrator and distinguished historian, teacher and scholar who has served as dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences since 2009, as provost and dean of faculties. BC News Release | Boston.com

Social work in ACA era

Social workers have a unique role to play in patient care in the Affordable Care Act era, Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate and former Harvard Pilgrim Health Care CEO Charles D. Baker Jr. said Monday at a health care reform sponsored by the Graduate School of Social Work. State House News Service (via CommonWealth Magazine.) | BC News Release | Sampling of pickups: Miami Herald, Boston.com, International Business Times, Denver Post,  Minneapolis Star Tribune, San Diego Union Tribune, Anchorage Daily News | Boston Herald 1, Boston Herald 2

Health care forum

Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate and former Harvard Pilgrim Health Care CEO Charles D. Baker Jr. will present the keynote address at the Graduate School of Social Work's health care forum.

Family Opera

The Boston College Music Department will present "Carnival of the Animals" by Camille Saint-Saens, a special classical piece for children performed by Boston College students, faculty and alumni, on Sunday. Feb. 9.

'Paris Night & Day'

The McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College presents Paris Night & Day: Photography between the Wars which represents the City of Light in the wake of World War I, and defines a moment when photography came into its own.

Sloan Foundation Fellow

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Maksym Fedorchuk has received a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship, awarded annually by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to outstanding, 'rising star' U.S. and Canadian early-career scientists and scholars. BC News Release

The call of Pope Francis

The Boston College School of Theology and Ministry and Catholic Extension will sponsor “The Transformative Power of Faith: Responding to Pope Francis’ Call,” an event that will spotlight Catholics in the U.S. who are models of Pope Francis’ desire for Catholics to be advocates for the poor and agents of change.

CEO Club scholarship winner

Carroll School of Management freshman Nazifa Subah received a four-year scholarship made in honor of SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott at the latest gathering of BC's Chief Executives Club of Boston. BC News Release

Campus School agreement

Boston College and Campus School parents have reached an agreement to collaborate on a strategic plan with the goal of strengthening the Campus School and maintaining it at its current location on the BC campus. BC News Release

In Memoriam: Rev. Daniel Harrington, S.J.

Rev. Daniel Harrington, S.J., an eminent scholar, author and professor of Sacred Scripture at the School of Theology and Ministry, died at Campion Center in Weston on February 7, after a four-year battle with cancer. BC Obituary | Boston Globe | Catholic News Service | Read a tribute by Rev. James Martin, S.J., in America | Fr. Harrington was 'one of the great treasures of American Catholic biblical scholarship' - 'A Scholar's Life' | Homily by STM Associate Professor Rev. Thomas Stegman, S.J. | Tribute by Founders Professor of Theology James Martin, S.J. The Tablet (UK)

Choirfest tonight

The School of Theology and Ministry will host the second annual Boston Theologicial Institute Choirfest on Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. in St. Ignatius Church. The free event is an ecumenical gathering of local schools of theology and ministry featuring the music of different religious traditions.

NSF CAREER Award

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Dawei Chen has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, the agency’s most prestigious grant for junior faculty.

Kaveny named Libby Professor

Cathleen Kaveny, a nationally noted scholar on the intersections of law, morality and religion, has been named the Darald and Juliet Libby Professor, an appointment in both the Law School and Department of Theology.

BC Theatre Presents The Clean House

The Boston College Theatre Department presents acclaimed playwright Sarah Ruhl’s quirky and touching comedy, The Clean House. More

Nursing profs honored

Three Connell School of Nursing faculty members will be honored for their contributions to the nursing profession by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses. BC News Release

TIAA-CREF Samuelson Award

Jonathan Reuter, assistant professor of finance in the Carroll School of Management, is a co-recipient of the TIAA-CREF Institute 2013 Paul A. Samuelson Award, given for outstanding scholarly writing on lifelong financial security. BC News Release

Moral judgments of suicide

People--even non-religious people--make the moral judgment that suicide is wrong not because of any specific harm related to the act, but because they believe it taints the purity of a person's soul, according to a study by Josh Rottman, a BU doctoral student working in the lab of Psychology Assistant Professor Liane Young, published in the journal Cognition. BC News Release |Science Codex, Medical Express News, Science Blog, Science Daily

Undergrad research award

Narintohn Luangrath ’14, whose work on migration and asylum policy issues earned her a Truman Scholarship, has been named one of two winners of undergraduate research awards by the Forum on Education Abroad, for her work as an intern with the Irish Human Rights Commission. BC Chronicle

Dual catalyst synthesis

Researchers led by Chemistry Professor James Morken have developed a new method to convert chemicals known as alpha-olefins into new, highly sought after organic compounds, the team reports in the journal Nature. BC News Release

BCPD Chief honored

Boston College Police Chief and Director of Public Safety John King has been named the inaugural winner of the D. Joseph Griffin Award for Administrative Excellence by the Massachusetts Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators. BC News Release

Eagles vs. Irish in Boston

The Boston College football team will face the University of Notre Dame in Boston twice in the next four seasons, at Fenway Park in 2015 and at Alumni Stadium in 2017. BC Athletics

Montserrat Coalition head

Paula Dias ’07 has been named manager of the Montserrat Coalition, a mentoring and support program for high-financial need students. BC Chronicle

Community policing award

BC Police Sgt. Jeffrey Postell is the inaugural winner of the Sean Collier Award for Innovations in Community-Oriented Policing from the Mass. Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators. BC Chronicle | Boston Globe

Rockefeller gift honors sons

BC parents Kimberly and Steven Rockefeller have presented to the McMullen Museum of art an etching by an Albrecht Dürer, considered to be the greatest German artist, in honor of their sons, Steven III, who graduated from BC in 2009, and Christian '14. BC News Release | Boston Globe

Three Sisters

The Boston College Theatre Department presents an exciting, non-traditional production of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters, directed by David R. Gammons, the Theatre Department's Rev. J. Donald Monan, S.J. Professor in Theatre Arts for the Fall 2013 semester. More

Law School ‘law firm’

The Law School will combine its clinical and experiential programs into a Center for Experiential Learning that will serve as a ‘law firm within a law school.’ Boston Business Journal, Boston Globe