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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 »

Filipino President Recalls 'Formative Years' in Boston

By Ed Hayward 

Published: Oct. 2, 2014

Speaking to a Robsham Theater audience on Sept. 21, Philippines President Benigno S. Aquino III recalled his Jesuit education and the long-standing ties between his family and Boston College dating back to the early 1980s when they lived on Commonwealth Avenue, just steps from campus. more »

'Forum' Opens Robsham Season

By Office of News & Public Affairs 

Published: Oct. 2, 2014

Dubbed Broadway’s greatest farce, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” is the first of two productions at Robsham Theater Arts Center this fall.  more »

Parents' Weekend, Pops Close September

By Rosanne Pellegrini 

Published: Sept. 18, 2014

The exciting sights and sounds of Parents’ Weekend (Sept. 26-28) will once again include the symphonic stylings of America’s orchestra, the world-renowned Boston Pops, led by conductor Keith Lockhart. more »

C21 Explores Poverty, Christian Response to the Poor

By Kathleen Sullivan 

Published: Sept. 18, 2014

Events and writings from The Church in the 21st Century this semester take a look at poverty and Christians’ response to the poor. Associate Professor of Theology Rev. Kenneth Himes, OFM, will present “The Poor: What Did Jesus Preach? What Does the Church Teach?” on Sept. 23 at 5:30 p.m. in Gasson 100. Fr. Himes is the guest editor for the fall issue of C21 Resources, for which he has authored the essay “The Complexity of Poverty.”  more »

A New Look For St. Columbkille

By Jack Dunn

Published: Sept. 18, 2014

St. Columbkille Partnership School in Brighton has announced the addition of two new science labs, a new library/media center, four additional classrooms, a music room and art room, a cafeteria and administrative offices in 16,000 square feet of new space acquired as part of a 40-year lease agreement signed between the school and the Archdiocese of Boston.  more »

Gaelic Roots Series Offers Traditional Music, Dance Events

By Sean Smith 

Published: Sept. 18, 2014

Boston College’s popular Gaelic Roots Music, Song, Dance, Workshop and Lecture Series will have a new venue, the Cadigan Alumni Center on Brighton Campus, thanks to a recently established partnership between the Center for Irish Programs and University Libraries with the Alumni Association. more »

Lowell Humanities Series Begins Fall Schedule on Oct. 1

By Office of News & Public Affairs 

Published: Sept. 18, 2014

A glance at the fall schedule for the Lowell Humanities Series, which brings some of the world’s brightest literary lights to Boston College. All events take place in Gasson 100 at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public. more »