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Reflections for the Season of Light

By Rosanne Pellegrini 

Published: Dec. 11, 2014

“Let the joy, peace, and light of the Christmas season dance within you!” That enticement to experience the annual Boston College production of “Christmas Reflections,” which celebrates the season in story, music and dance, beckons from its sponsor, the Boston Liturgical Dance Ensemble. more »

Toying With Science, Nature

By Ed Hayward 

Published: Dec. 11, 2014

Growing up in the small farming town of Davis, Calif., in the shadows of World War II, T. Ross Kelly learned early on that fun to be had was fun that had to be made. As a boy, Kelly’s preferred toys tended toward rocket kits and go-carts — devices that were as fun to assemble, as they were to use. If they produced flames and smoke, all the better. more »

New Book Traces BC Hockey History

By Sean Smith 

Published: Dec. 11, 2014

With hockey season in full swing, a must-read for hockey aficionados – or anyone with an interest in BC and Boston history – is Tales from the Boston College Hockey Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Eagles Hockey Stories Ever Told by former News & Public Affairs Associate Director Reid Oslin ’68, MA ’71, who was also BC’s sports information director for 24 years. Oslin, who retired in 2012, recently talked about his latest book with Chronicle’s Sean Smith. more »

LSOE Program Seen Aiding Local School

By Ed Hayward 

Published: Dec. 4, 2014

For six years, Lynch School of Education faculty, staff and students have worked closely with the Russell Elementary School in Dorchester, producing a range of innovative programs and supports that are being credited as part of the reason the Russell has risen to new heights of academic achievement. more »

Tools for Greater Understanding

By Sean Smith 

Published: Dec. 4, 2014

Boston College undergraduates’ volunteer activities often involve working with immigrants in a variety of settings and circumstances. But how much do students really know about the social, legal, political, demographic and other aspects of immigration in the United States? more »

Under New Leader, Center Redefines Mission

By Sean Smith 

Published: Dec. 4, 2014

Boston College’s innovative National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services (NRCPDS) is undergoing a major transition this fall, with new leadership and an expansion of its mission to help give individuals and families greater control over the design and delivery of home and community-based services. more »

Q&A with Jesuit Community Rector Robert Keane, SJ

By Reid Oslin 

Published: Dec. 4, 2014

Fr. Keane, who entered the Society of Jesus in 1965 and earned his undergraduate degrees from Boston College in 1971, served more than two decades as a United States Navy chaplain (“Twenty-three, years, two months and 16 days,” Fr. Keane notes more precisely) before retiring from military service as a Navy captain. He recently spoke with Chronicle's Reid Oslin. more »

Undergrads Create Website to Help Make 'Orgo' Simpler for Students

By Ed Hayward 

Published: Nov. 13, 2014

Organic Chemistry.  Few two-word course titles inspire as much dread in students as the yearlong journey through the structures, properties and reactions of carbon-laden organic compounds and materials.  more »

A Quarter Century Later, UCA Jesuit Murders Still Resonate

By Rosanne Pellegrini 

Published: Nov. 13, 2014

The title “One Night in November” is a compelling one for a Boston College exhibit commemorating the 25th anniversary of the murders at the University of Central America (UCA) in El Salvador. And with good reason, according to Campus Minister Donald MacMillan, SJ, the exhibit curator. more »

History Through the Journalistic Eye

By Sean Smith 

Published: Nov. 10, 2014

John Horgan, the Burns Library Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies for this semester, draws on multiple perspectives from careers in journalism, public life and academia for his teaching and research. He recently spoke with the Chronicle’s Sean Smith about his three careers, his impressions of Boston College, and why he’s not ready to declare print journalism dead. more »

Translating His Father's Voice, Not Just His Words

By Office of News & Public Affairs 

Published: Oct. 30, 2014

A Boston College symposium will mark the translation and publication of the new book Dinner with Stalin and Other Stories, edited and co-translated by Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies Maxim D. Shrayer, and written by his father David Shrayer-Petrov, a prolific and celebrated author of contemporary Russian-American fiction.  more »

Displaying a 'Genius' for the Digital Humanities

By Rosanne Pellegrini 

Published: Oct. 30, 2014

The works of poet Geoffrey Chaucer, widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages, got a 21st-century spin by students recently in a class on the Father of English literature taught by Assistant Professor of English Eric Weiskott. more »

Singing with the Voices in Their Hearts

By Sean Smith 

Published: Oct. 16, 2014

Bria Coleman ’15 thought she was all done with singing when she arrived at Boston College as a freshman. But that was before she met the Voices of Imani, BC’s gospel choir. more »

Scholarship Winner Relishing BC Experience

By Kathleen Sullivan 

Published: Oct. 16, 2014

Freshman Xavier Husser has relished his first weeks at Boston College: a bustling campus, challenging classes and a full calendar of events and activities, including an exciting football game.  more »

Lynch School Researchers Win Grant for ELL Program

By Ed Hayward 

Published: Oct. 16, 2014

A team led by Lynch School of Education Associate Professor Patrick Proctor has been awarded a three-year, $1.47 million grant from the US Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences more »