Political Science Assistant Professor Jennifer Erickson, an expert on international security and political economy issues, has been named the White Family Sesquicentennial Assistant Professor.
Physics Associate Professor Cyril Opeil, S.J., studies condensed matter, a research area that has applications for the pursuit of alternative-energy sources. He’s featured by the Society of Jesus U.S. website Jesuits.org.
Founders Professor of Theology James Keenan, S.J., director of the Presidential Scholars Program, has been named director of the Jesuit Institute and holder of the Canisius Chair. BC Chronicle
Recent books by Arts & Sciences faculty members
Where are Connecticut’s mysterious ‘moodus noises’ coming from? Geophysicist and Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor John Ebel discussed seismological connections to the sounds in an interview with NPR reporter Ari Daniel Shapiro '01: WBUR ‘Here and Now’.
A successful academic quest by BC undergraduates, who used research and detective skills to track down more than 80 carved Chinese pagodas that had been lost for nearly a century, has resulted in an exhibit of several of the rare items, now on view in O'Neill Library. The class project, led by History Assistant Professor Jeremy Clarke, S.J., is featured by the Boston Globe.
A team of BC physicists has mapped the inner atomic workings of a compound within the mysterious class of materials known as spin-orbit Mott insulators, an advance that could lead to discoveries in superconductivity, the topological phases of matter and new forms of magnetism. BC News Release | PhysOrg | Science Daily | Science Codex | Technology.org