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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


Advance in THz imaging

An engineered metamaterial supports a faster, cheaper and higher fidelity technique to capture images using Terahertz light waves, according to a team of researchers including Physics Professor Willie Padilla, a lead author of the report in the journal Nature Photonics. BC News Release | PhysOrg | ECN Magazine | AzoNano

2014 Eni Award winner

Vanderslice Millennium Professor of Chemistry Amir Hoveyda received Italy’s prestigious 2014 Eni Award for New Frontiers in Hydrocarbons on June 17 in a ceremony at the presidential palace in Rome. BC News Release | PhysOrg | AZOm

Fr, Gregory Kalscheur, S.J.

Fr. Kalscheur Appointed as Interim A&S Dean

Gregory Kalscheur, SJ, senior associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named interim dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, effective June 1. BC Chronicle

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.

Richard Gaillardetz

Vatican II DVD Series

Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology Richard Gaillardetz explores the enduring legacy and contributions of Vatican II in the current age in the new, 12-lecture DVD series Vatican II and the Church of the Third Millennium.

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.