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Devin Pendas

Guilt by association

Is Nazi prison guard Oskar Groening criminally guilty by association in Holocaust deaths, though he contends he never personally took a life? Associate Professor of History Devin Pendas comments on historical precedent on

Jeffery Byers

Cottrell Scholar Award

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Jeffery Byers has received a $75,000 Cottrell Scholar Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement in support of his work with polymers—long chains of atoms or molecules found in everything from plastic grocery sacks to DNA. BC Chronicle

James O'Toole

How Catholics conquered Massachusetts

Though Catholicism is now an integral part of the state's cultural fabric, in its very early years, Catholics were "few in number and not particularly welcome," according to Clough Millennium Professor of History James O'Toole. He explained Massachusetts' transformation in an interview with WGBH News.

Republic of Letters

Recent books by Arts & Sciences faculty members

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Elizabeth Kensinger

Malleable memories

Recollections of particularly emotional events may be vivid, but the accuracy of such 'flashbulb memories' varies. Psychology Professor Elizabeth Kensinger discussed the malleability of memory on Minnesota Public Radio.

Peter Ireland

Jobs data and the Fed

The latest jobs report underscores how challenging it is to use monetary policy to fine-tune the economy, writes Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland. Economics 21

Research Highlight

Tao Li

Simons Fellow in mathematics

Professor of Mathematics Tao Li has received a 2015 Simons Foundation Fellowship, granted to accomplished faculty for their recent research and the potential impact of their future work. BC Chronicle