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Boston College Arts and Sciences Spring 2017 E-Newsletter


James O'Toole

To mark Black History Month, The Pilot has presented a three-part series by Clough Millennium Professor of History James O'Toole exploring the life and legacy of the nation's first African-American bishop, Bishop James Augustine Healy, and his family. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Martha Bayles

Will the media be crushed? MCAS Honors Program Visiting Associate Professor Martha Bayles writing for the Boston Globe "Ideas."

Is chaos the new normal, and how should the media and voters respond? Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson on NECN "The Take."

Republic of Letters

Recent books by Arts & Sciences faculty members

More Features

Kevin Kenny

Will Mexico fund the wall? Professor of History Kevin Kenny is among experts asked to weigh in. WalletHub

Juliet Schor

Sociology Professor Juliet Schor is being featured in a documentary being shown around the world on Al-Jazeer (on-line in the U.S. only.) Part 1 aired on February 10, part 2 will air on February 17.

Research Highlight

Virus Engineering

By "erasing" and rebuilding the receptor-binding ability of a virus viewed as the prime vehicle for new human gene therapies, a team of Boston College researchers has engineered a tougher, more selective version of the virus capable of attacking cancer cells. The team, led by Assistant Professor of Chemistry Abhishek Chatterjee and graduate student Rachel Kelemen, reported its findings in the international edition of the German journal Angewandte Chemie. BC News

BC Earns Highest Research Classification

Boston College has been elevated to an 'R1' institution—a designation assigned by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education to doctoral universities with the highest levels of research activity. BC News