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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

James Morken

Louise and James Vanderslice and Family Professor of Chemistry James Morken and his team have developed a new type of chemical reaction, building on a Nobel Prize-winning technique that is one of the most sophisticated tools available to research chemists. BC News Release | Sampling of coverage: Chemical & Engineering News, PhysOrg, Science 2.0, Chemicals Technology, Medical News,


Thomas Seyfried

What are the connections between fermentation and cancer? Professor of Biology Thomas Seyfried, who has written extensively on cancer as a mitochondrial metabolic disease rather than a genetic one, comments in Scientific American.

Peter Krause

Assistant Professor Peter Krause analyzed ISIS attacks on tourists and debates over U.S. policy on NECN.

Peter Skerry

Professor of Political Science Peter Skerry has the cover article of the Weekly Standard with his essay on the cultural contradictions of Islam in America. Read online

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.

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Heather Cox Richardson

Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson, author of a history of the Republican party, is among experts assessing the roots of Donald Trump's "political hurricane" in an interview with

Kate Olson

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.

Tao Li

Professor of Mathematics Tao Li has received a 2015 Simons Foundation Fellowship, granted to accomplished faculty for their recent research and the potential impact of their future work. BC Chronicle