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Patricia LeavyPh.D. alumna Patricia Leavy has been named an "Influencer" by Mogul, a women's empowerment social media platform. Fellow "influencers" include Melissa Etheridge, Chelsea Clinton, Rosario Dawson, and many others.

Shawn McGuffeySociology Professor Shawn McGuffey's article “Rape and Racial Appraisals: Culture, Intersectionality and Black Women’s Accounts of Sexual Assault” has received the 2016 Kimberlé Crenshaw Outstanding Article Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems. The article was published in the Du Bois Review.

Professor McGuffey posted his reflections on the Orlando tragedy on Irreverin: They Want Us Dead: Hate and the Multiply-Marginalized Community.

Professor MalecSociology Professor Michael Malec, who organized several service trips with faculty and students to Nicaragua, won the Community Service Award presented by the Office of Governmental and Community Affairs.

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SocialEyes cover

SocialEyes is our undergraduate academic journal, run by the students themselves. Check out their latest issue, Spring 2016.

Our Common Home: An Ethical Summons On Climate Change

Cardinal TurksonVideos are now available for BC’s ILA-sponsored four-day conference exploring the implications of Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment and climate change. Papal advisor Cardinal Peter K.A. Turkson (pictured above) was a featured speaker, along with U.S. Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey, White House Office of Science and Technology Director John Holdren, and several others. The Boston College Chronicle describes the event in more detail. 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.