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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

Thomas Chiles


BC scientist joins global commission on pollution, health

DeLuca Professor of Biology and Vice Provost for Research Thomas Chiles is among influential leaders, researchers and practitioners named to the Global Commission on Pollution, Health and Development, an initiative of The Lancet, The Global Alliance on Health and Pollution and Mount Sinai's Icahn School of Medicine, with the U.N. and World Bank.


Juliet Schor

Professor of Sociology Sharlene Hesse-Biber is one of only four winners of the 2015 book award from Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society for Jesuit higher education institutions. She was recognized for her book Waiting for Cancer to Come: Women's Experiences with Genetic Testing and Medical Decision Making for Breast and Ovarian Cancer. BC News

Jonathan Laurence

Associate Professor of Political Science Jonathan Laurence discussed the attacks in Paris on WCVB-TV News (begins at :54), and was interviewed about the relationship between Muslims living in France and their adopted homeland on NPR 'All Things Considered.' Writing in the New York Times, he took a long-range view on refugees in Europe, and he commented on the intelligence service controversy in Germany to the national broadcaster Deutsche Welle.

Charlie Hoffman

Professor of Biology Charlie Hoffman was asked by the journal Genetics to spearhead an 'organismal primer' on the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe.

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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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

David Geraghty

Assistant Professor of Mathematics David Geraghty has received a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship, awarded annually by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to rising stars among U.S. and Canadian early-career scientists and scholars. Geraghty's work focuses on number theory and a sub-area known as the Langlands program. BC News Release