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Reflections on 9/11

College of Arts and Sciences Dean David Quigley, who had spent much of the summer preceding the attacks conducting research in and on New York City, reflects on the tragedy and its aftermath. More

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Vice Provost for Research and Academic Planning

Thomas Chiles, the Michael E. and Dr. Salvatore A. DeLuca Professor of Biology, has been named vice provost for research and academic planning. BC Chronicle


Tayfun Sönmez and Utku Ünver

A breath of life

A new model to match lung transplant donors and recipients is the latest project of Professors of Economics Tayfun Sönmez and Utku Ünver, noted for their previous work on kidney exchange. The Economist "Free Exchange".

Patricia Leavy

ACA Award

Ph.D. alumna Patricia Leavy is the first sociologist to win the American Creativity Association Special Achievement Award, which honors achievements in innovation and creativity in all fields.

Graduate Students Honored

In recognition of their excellence as teaching fellows or teaching assistants, a select group of BC graduate students received the Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award. Also. Kelly Dumais, a doctoral student in psychology, was awarded the Engelhard Pingree Fellowship.

Kate Olson

Grant recipient

Ph.D. candidate Kate Olson has won a grant for research from E3: Economics for Equity and Environment. Her project, entitled “The New Food Economy in Vermont: evaluating the Hardwick model”, is to study the growth of an alternative food network. Professor Juliet Schor is Kate's advisor.

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Petersen Wins Phi Beta Kappa Award

Associate Professor of Economics Harold Petersen has been selected for the 2014 Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award, given annually by the academic honor society’s Boston College chapter to a faculty member who has achieved excellence as a teacher and advisor.

Juliet Schor

Radcliffe fellow

Professor of Sociology Juliet Schor has been named the Matina S. Horner Distinguished Visiting Professor at Radcliffe, where she will be working on her next book, about people consciously embracing more sustainable consumption practices.

Solomon Friedberg

American Math Society fellow

McIntyre Professor of Mathematics Solomon Friedberg has been named a fellow of the American Mathematical Society, one of only 50 selected worldwide for 2014. BC Chronicle |

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Atheism and belief

Seelig Professor of Philosophy Richard Kearney—author of the Anatheism: Returning to God after God—in which he rejects the notion that individuals must chose between theism and  atheism-was interviewed on the subject by the Irish Times.