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Blizzard Shutters University

By Sean Smith 

Published: Jan. 29, 2019

Winter Storm Juno dumped some two feet of snow and forced the University to shut down for two days more »

Goodman’s Mentoring Earns Award

By Ed Hayward 

Published: Jan. 29, 2015

A passion for empowering her graduate students to effect change earned Prof. Lisa Goodman a 2014 Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award, presented annually to faculty who have inspired students to work to benefit society more »

student speaks at the Race in the USA event
Starting the Conversation

By Sean Smith 

Published: Jan. 29, 2015

The first in a semester-long conversation about issues of race in the US prompted by the controversies in Ferguson, Mo., Staten Island, NY, and Cleveland was held last week more »


Around Campus

BC Scenes


George Takei

Actor, activist and Internet personality George Takei presented “Media, Sexuality, and Identity” on Jan. 16 in Robsham Theater. Takei, a member of the original “Star Trek” TV series cast, talked about his childhood – including his experiences in a Japanese internment camp during World War II – and his long career in Hollywood. The event was sponsored by the Asian Caucus Cabinet, FACES, GLC and Allies. More photos on the BC Flickr page.

In response to misinformation that arose during the “Deflategate” debate over whether personnel or Mother Nature caused the deflated footballs of the New England Patriots in the 2015 AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts, a Boston College physicist (and lifelong Buffalo Bills fan) Michael Naughton conducted his own experiment to determine how weather could have played a role. (Produced by Sean Casey, Office of News & Public Affairs)

Outposts of an Empire

By Rosanne Pellegrini 

Published: Feb. 17, 2011

An exhibition opening next month at the McMullen Museum of Art examines the multifaceted interaction between Roman imperial culture and local traditions throughout the eastern Mediterranean, through artifacts of daily life, politics, technology and religion. more »

Grants Aimed at Helping St. Columbkille School to Enhance and Expand Programs

By Jack Dunn

Published: Jan. 15, 2015

St. Columbkille Partnership School in Brighton has received four grants totaling $1.65 million from area foundations and a local business to support and enhance academic programs and ongoing capital improvements, and which will pave the way for the expansion of the middle school, recently designated Loyola Academy at Saint Columbkille.  more »

Border Visit Illuminates BCSSW Immigration Course

By Nate Herpich 

Published: Jan. 30, 2015

Once again, the United States is at a crossroads on the issue of immigration. In the wake of President Obama’s recent executive order allowing some five million undocumented persons to stay in the US at least temporarily, community leaders across the country are faced with the challenge of building new systems to better integrate immigrants into American life.  more »

Boston College Sociologist Assesses ICC's Role In Africa

By Kathleen Sullivan 

Published: Jan. 30, 2015

Associate Professor of Sociology and African and African Diaspora Studies C. Shawn McGuffey participated in an international conference held late last year in Tanzania where scholars, practitioners, policymakers and activists gathered to make recommendations to the International Criminal Court (ICC) regarding its work in Africa.  more »

Bechdel, Lehane, Ferriter Among Humanities Series Speakers

By Office of News & Public Affairs 

Published: Jan. 15, 2015

The Lowell Humanities Series, which sponsors campus appearances by high profile, distinguished authors, begins its spring semester schedule later this month. Here’s a look at the line-up.  more »