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2011 News Archive

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Studying the Super-rich

Rebekah Levine Coley

An advance look at findings from an ambitious study of how wealthy Americans think, live and give - conducted by the Center for Wealth and Philanthropy - is featured in the April issue of The Atlantic | CWP Director Paul Schervish - author of the new book Wealth and the Will of God - also was interviewed about the study by NPR 'On Point' and WGN-Chicago

 

The New Unemployables

Rebekah Levine Coley

A study co-authored by the Sloan Center on Aging & Work shows that despite improving job data, older unemployed workers are having more trouble finding work, as companies favor less-experienced, cheaper candidates. Center Research Director Jacquelyn James discussed the findings on CBS Sunday Morning | Video



MacArthur Grant

Rebekah Levine Coley

Lynch School of Education Associate Professor Rebekah Levine Coley has received a $900,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation to study the link between housing and the well-being of children from low-income families. News release



Clean Energy Boost

Dunwei Wang

Chemist Dunwei Wang reports that a nanonets structure developed in his lab enhances efforts to extract hydrogen from water for clean fuel. The findings are published by the online Journal of the American Chemical Society. News release | Sampling of coverage: R&D Magazine, Science Daily, Nanotechwire, Nanowerk

 

$1M Keck Grant

Keck Grant

Boston College has been awarded a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to support a team of University researchers in developing a new nanoscale microscope. More

 

Nanowerk News, Scientific Computing, Microscopy News, R&D Magazine, PhysOrg, First Science News, India Times