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Artists explain their creations selected for exhibition at the BC Arts Festival


Political Science Professor Peter Skerry reflects on immigration


Catherine Russell ’83 is Obama’s ambassador on women’s issues

From Child's Play to "Unschooling"

Play initiated and directed by children is not the opposite of learning, but rather is learning at its most powerful, according to Psychology Research Professor Peter Gray, co-author of an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. He discussed the "unschooling" method of education with the New York Times "Op Talk."

Losing Touch in a Virtual World

In an increasingly virtual world, are people losing touch with the sense of touch itself? And if so, so what?, asks Seelig Professor of Philosophy Richard Kearney in a piece published by the New York Times and the Irish Times.

Information underload

English Professor and Director of American Studies Carlo Rotella writes on the summertime pleasure of being away from a daily influx of data. Boston Globe

Republic of Letters

Recent books by Arts & Sciences faculty members

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Brief History of the Selfie

MTV tasked senior writer Brenna Erlich to do a history of the ubiquitous 'selfie'. It's surprisingly thorough and informative for a short piece, beginning with Rembrandt and going right up through current iterations, which includes Assistant Professor of Photography Karl Baden. MTV News

'Immigration malpractice'

Young Latin Americans are paying the price for America's immigration policy, writes Political Science Professor Peter Skerry. Weekly Standard

Research Highlight

Willie Padilla

Advance in THz imaging

An engineered metamaterial supports a faster, cheaper and higher fidelity technique to capture images using Terahertz light waves, according to a team of researchers including Physics Professor Willie Padilla, a lead author of the report in the journal Nature Photonics. BC News Release | PhysOrg | ECN Magazine | AzoNano