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Juliet SchorIn an interview with The Atlantic, Professor Juliet Schor argues that the once-niche opposition to hyper-consumerism is becoming more mainstream.

Sharlene Hesse-BiberProfessor Sharlene Hesse-Biber has won the 2015 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award for her book, Waiting for Cancer to Come: Womens Experiences with Genetic Testing and Medical Decision Making for Breast and Ovarian Cancer.

Eve SpanglerAssociate Professor Eve Spangler's recently completed book, Understanding Israel/Palestine: Race, Nation, and Human Rights in the Conflict, has been published by Sense Publishers.

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SocialEyes cover

SocialEyes is our undergraduate academic journal, run by the students themselves. Check out their latest issue, Spring 2015.

Our Common Home: An Ethical Summons On Climate Change

Sept. 28 - Oct. 1

Cardinal TurksonPapal advisor Cardinal Peter K.A. Turkson (pictured above) was a featured speaker at the BC’s ILA-sponsored four-day conference exploring the implications of Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment and climate change. Other speakers included U.S. Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey, White House Office of Science and Technology Director John Holdren, and several others, listed in the Boston College Chronicle coverage of the event. Associate Sociology Professor Brian Gareau was a co-lead faculty member of the conference, which was timed to immediately follow Pope Francis's September 23-27 visit to Washington, New York and Philadelphia.