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In Winter's Grip

By Office of News & Public Affairs 

Published: Feb. 19, 2015

Boston’s historic winter of 2015 continued to pose a stiff challenge for Boston College academic and non-academic operations, as major snowstorms forced the University to close on Feb. 2 and 9.  more »

A Faith That Shelters

By Kathleen Sullivan 

Published: Feb. 19, 2015

For Boston College Law School Chaplain Fred Enman, SJ, the goal is simple: Make the Gospel concrete. And that’s what Fr. Enman has done since 1988, when he co-founded Matthew 25, a non-profit organization that provides housing to people in need. more »

Research on Sustainable Chemistry Earns NSF Award

By Ed Hayward 

Published: Feb. 19, 2015

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Jeffery Byers, whose research focuses on the development of sustainable chemistry including the catalytic synthesis of new, environmentally friendly polymers, has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, the agency’s most prestigious grant for junior faculty.  more »

Office Broadens Outreach on Technology Transfer, Licensing

By Ed Hayward 

Published: Feb. 19, 2015

Office of Technology Transfer and Licensing Director Jason Wen offers an expansive view of the “inventions” developed by faculty at Boston College.  more »

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Despite the snow and cold, many Boston College students have been sharing the chilly scenes of winter at The Heights through BC Instagram and other social media platforms. Go to BC Social for more photos. (Photo by Liam Weir)

A snowy campus, snowball fights, sledding, Frozen, late night studying: a glimpse into the historic winter at Boston College. (Produced by Sean Casey)

Book Offers Overview of Sport's Place in Society - for Better or Worse

By Sean Smith 

Published: Feb. 19, 2015

Boston College-Ireland Academic Director Michael Cronin is the author of the recently published Sport: A Very Short Introduction, part of the Oxford University Press Very Short Introductions series. The book offers an overview of the origins and development of sports from 3000 BC to the 21st century, examining international and business trends, amateur and professional sports, and sports-related controversies. Cronin spoke with Chronicle’s Sean Smith the same week the City of Boston celebrated the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl victory. more »

For Him, Writing a Matter of Passion

By Rosanne Pellegrini 

Published: Feb. 19, 2015

In a 2014 interview, best-selling novelist Dennis Lehane said, “I agree with what Gustave Flaubert said: ‘Be bourgeois and boring in your life, so that you can be violent and passionate in your fiction.’” more »

Words, Music and Pictures

By Sean Smith 

Published: Feb. 19, 2015

The “Troubles” may be receding into history, but its impact is still felt by many in Northern Ireland who lived through the decades of political and sectarian violence. Singer-songwriter Steafán Hanvey, son of acclaimed Northern Irish photographer and broadcaster Bobbie Hanvey, will share his uniquely personal perspective about growing up during the period when he returns to Boston College on Feb. 23. more »

Biologist's Work on 'Viral Reservoirs' May Have Impact on AIDS/HIV

By Ed Hayward 

Published: Feb. 19, 2015

A drug used to treat patients with multiple sclerosis and Crohn’s disease has confirmed how “viral reservoirs” form in patients living with HIV and AIDS and also proven effective in animal trials at blocking the pathways to those reservoirs in the brain and gut, according to new research conducted by Professor of Biology Ken Williams and colleagues from other universities.  more »

Centers For Attention

By O. Angela Bowser 

Published: Feb. 18, 2015

Connell School of Nursing Assistant Professor Melissa Sutherland recognized early in her career that women aged 18 to 25 are an at-risk group for violence: Research has found that 33 percent of college women report having experienced intimate personal violence, she says, while her own informal conversations with students have provided anecdotal evidence.  more »