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At the Starting Point

By Jack Dunn

Published: Nov. 13, 2014

Dudley Square in Roxbury is not a place readily associated with entrepreneurs. So when Gilad Rosenzweig, an MIT-educated architect, urban planner and founder of the high-tech accelerator Smarter in the City, announced his plans to provide six months of free workspace and professional mentorship for minority entrepreneurs in the heart of one of Boston’s poorest neighborhoods, his vision was met with some cynicism from those accustomed to seeing entrepreneurial investment directed across the Charles River to Kendall Square. more »

Jobs with Special Meaning

By Kathleen Sullivan 

Published: Nov. 13, 2014

Every weekday, Boston College School of Social Work Clerical Assistant Mindy Beaulieu rises at 5:30 a.m. to travel by commuter rail from her North Shore home to North Station in Boston, where she catches a ride to the Chestnut Hill Campus. She is always punctual and has not missed a day of work in three years. more »

Center to Educate Students on Real Estate, Urban Action

By Sean Hennessey 

Published: Nov. 13, 2014

Boston College has created the Joseph E. Corcoran Center for Real Estate and Urban Action. Housed in the Carroll School of Management, the center is designed to educate and inspire the next generation of professionals to use real estate as a catalyst for turning struggling neighborhoods into stable, flourishing communities.  more »

Biologist to Direct Major NIH Initiative on Diversity

By Ed Hayward 

Published: Jan. 20, 2011

Professor of Biology David Burgess will lead the development of the National Research Mentoring Network through a five-year, $19 million grant from the National Institutes of Health that is part of a sweeping initiative to diversify the ranks of biomedical researchers across the United States, the NIH announced last week.  more »

Following the Course

By Sean Smith 

Published: Oct. 30, 2014

This past Saturday’s Welles Remy Crowther Red Bandanna 5K was a memorable one in more than a few ways, especially given that it was the event’s 10th anniversary. more »

Celebrating the Century Mark

By Rosanne Pellegrini 

Published: Oct. 30, 2014

Wunderbar. The German word for “wonderful” is an appropriate adjective for a German Studies Department milestone: hitting the “100” mark for the number of undergraduates awarded prestigious Fulbright Fellowships. more »

The Long Wait

By Sean Smith 

Published: Oct. 16, 2014

Few at BC know that Prof. Sharlene Hesse-Biber twice battled breast cancer or that her sister and mother were going through the same struggle. Her new research focuses on the impact of cancer on families and individuals more »

More to the Story

By Kathleen Sullivan 

Published: Oct. 16, 2014

Moments from the first 150 years of Boston College have been captured in words and images in the newly published book, The Heights: An Illustrated History of Boston College, 1863–2013  more »

Center for Teaching Excellence Combines Teaching Tech Resources

By Sean Smith 

Published: Oct. 16, 2014

Boston College’s recently opened Center for Teaching Excellence aims to help faculty members refine their craft in the most comprehensive way possible more »

Trainor Chosen As New Human Resources VP

By Jack Dunn

Published: Oct. 2, 2014

David P. Trainor, an experienced human resources professional and current president and CEO of Emeriti Retirement Health Solutions, has been named vice president for human resources at Boston College. He succeeds Leo Sullivan, who stepped down to transition to a new role as senior advisor to the president.  more »