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Sam Gray

Student Makes Mark in Marathon Debut
Sam Gray '19, an A&S theology and economics double major finished 65th in a field of more than 30,000 runners in his Boston Marathon debut yesterday. BC News

Eric Skerry

Historical Perspective on Immigration
The current liberal perspective on immigration policy represents a shift that has not received much scrutiny, writes Professor of Political Science Peter Skerry, who provides historical background in the Boston Sunday Globe "Ideas."—a piece also highlighted by the New York Times. | Earlier this month he wrote on the Muslim Brotherhood's U.S. presence for Foreign Affairs.

Eric Weiskott

The Power of Poetry
A petition at Yale University signifies that now is the time to teach new kinds of poetry—and to teach the old kinds in new ways, writes Assistant Professor of English Eric Weiskott. Inside Higher Ed

Pat Byrne

Professor of Philosophy Patrick H. Byrne will receive a Madonna Della Strada Award, the highest honor presented by the Ignatian Volunteer Corps, N.E. Region. It recognizes those who embody the Jesuit tradition of direct service to the poor and of working and educating for a more just society. BC News

Republic of Letters

Recent books by Arts & Sciences faculty members

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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



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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