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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences biology major Cara O'Connell '18 has a small speaking part in the new feature film about the Boston Marathon attacks. Daily News

Professor of Russian and English Maxim D. Shrayer revisits the dawn of perestroika in an essay published in the Freedom issue of Perspectives of the Association of Jewish Studies.

What will the first 100 days of the Trump Administration bring for immigration, health care, the economy, the environment, and other areas? Political Science's Kay Schlozman, Dennis Hale, and David Hopkins weigh in for the Boston College Chronicle.

Joe Quinn

Research by Professor of Economics Joseph Quinn—conducted with alumni Kevin Cahill and Michael Giandrea, who received their master's and doctoral degrees in economics from BC—has shown that a majority of older Americans earn an income during "retirement" years. Their findings are highlighted in an article on phased retirement (also known as "unretirement") and other improvements made to Norway's retirement system. DowJones Marketwatch

Republic of Letters

Recent books by Arts & Sciences faculty members

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Sam Richardson

Can the GOP improve on the Affordable Care Act? Associate Professor of the Practice of Economics Sam Richardson weighs in on NECN "The Take."

An issue that has dominated American politics in the 21st century that is especially intertwined with sports culture is economic inequality, writes Assistant Professor of Communication Michael Serazio, who outlines findings from his nationally representative survey on the relationship between sports fandom and political attitudes, conducted with Assistant Professor of Political Science Emily Thorson. Bloomberg View | Serazio also writes on "the disorienting melancholy" of attending the San Diego Chargers' last game before the team's relocation to Los Angeles:

Research Highlight

Krzysztof Kempa

Kempa Elected APS Fellow

Professor of Physics Krzysztof Kempa has been elected a 2016 Fellow of the American Physical Society, a significant recognition of his outstanding research and "pioneering contributions" to the field. With Kempa's honor, BC's Physics department has five faculty members who have been elected APS Fellows, a total representing nearly 30 percent of the department's faculty. 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