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Sharlene Hesse-BiberSharlene Hesse-Biber received an Ignite grant to fund her study of women who undergo genetic testing for the BRCA 1 and 2 gene mutations, especially with regard to how BRCA-positive women individually calculate their risk for developing cancer.

Gustavo MorelloGustavo Morello was awarded $511,000 from the Templeton Foundation to conduct a collaborative study titled “The transformation of lived religion in urban Latin America: a study of contemporary Latin Americans' experience of the transcendent.”
Shawn McGuffeyAssociate Professor Shawn McGuffey published an article with the International Justice Project exploring attitudes in South Africa after Sudanese President Bashir was allowed to leave the country.

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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

Brian Gareau

Brian Gareau is a co-lead faculty member of an ILA-sponsored four-day conference exploring the implications of Pope Francis’s newly released encyclical on the environment and climate change. The conference is timed to immediately follow Pope Francis's September 23-27 visit to Washington, New York and Philadelphia. Distinguished presenters will discuss how the moral voice of faith communities can offer distinct contributions to address climate change, the national and international policy implications of the upcoming international climate conference (COP21) to be held in Paris, and theological considerations of the encyclical, as well as how the encyclical might inform the consciences of members of the Boston College community.