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Peter Ireland of economics

Gaining on wages

The best thing the Fed can do to help bring about more sizable wage gains is stick to its current strategy, gradually but decisively bringing its monetary policy back to normal, according to Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland. Economics 21

Most popular majors

Economics leads the list of most popular undergraduate majors at BC, for the third consecutive year. Finance, biology, communication and political science round out the top five. BC Chronicle

John Ebel an Alan Kafka

Quakes rattle Connecticut

Hundreds of Connecticut residents packed an information session at which Director of Weston Observatory Alan Kafka answered questions about the recent earthquake activity there. WNTH-News | Hartford Courant | NBC Connecticut. Weston's John Ebel commented on CBS Evening News | The Weather Channel and in Connecticut Magazine. Other media interviews with observatory staff include the Boston Herald | WTNH-TV | Boston Globe | WNPR_FM | Hartford Courant | NBC Connecticut | AP | Providence Journal | UPI | Reuters.

Republic of Letters

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Lisa Sowle Cahill

Theological Excellence award

Monan Professor of Theology Lisa Sowle Cahill has received the 2015 Yves Congar Award for Theological Excellence, which recognizes the contributions of contemporary theologians in writing and teaching. BC News Release

Marina McCoy

Ending in hope

'Hope means choosing to act in ways that lead me closer to what is good and loving, even though the future is often unknown and beyond my control.' Associate Professor of Philosophy Marina McCoy writes on the Examen, a Ignatian technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day, for DotMagis.

Research Highlight

T. Ross Kelly

Thanks to seniors Jaclyn Lundberg and Omar A. Khan, anyone with an Internet connection can now get a glimpse of Vanderslice Professor of Chemistry T. Ross Kelly's collection of scientific curiosities, each of which teaches a lesson about a law of science or nature. BC Chronicle | Kelly's 'Curiosity Cabinet' is featured by Chemical & Engineering News | Slideshow