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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

Krzysztof Kempa


Kempa Elected APS Fellow
Professor of Physics Krzysztof Kempa has been elected a 2016 Fellow of the American Physical Society, a significant recognition of his outstanding research and "pioneering contributions" to the field. With Kempa's honor, BC's Physics department has five faculty members who have been elected APS Fellows, a total representing nearly 30 percent of the department's faculty.
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BC Earns Highest Research Classification

Boston College has been elevated to an 'R1' institution—a designation assigned by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education to doctoral universities with the highest levels of research activity. BC News


Christina Richie

Theology doctoral student Th.M. '12, Ph.D. '16 Cristina Richie has received the 2016 Evangelical Press Association First Place Student Writer of the Year Award for her article "Diet and Cross-Religious Witness."

van Opijnen

Using a novel gene sequencing technique, Assistant Professor of Biology Tim van Opijnen, Assistant Professor of Computer Science José Bento, and colleagues explore how different strains of bacteria use different groups of genes to resist antibiotics. The study of two strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae is published in leading microbiology journal PLOS Pathogens. BC News | The work of the van Opijnen lab is featured by STAT News.

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.

Jeffrey Stokes

Ph.D. candidate Jeffrey Stokes' recent article was selected for special highlight in the Relationship Matters podcast (through the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships). 

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James Morken

2016 Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Faculty Teaching/
Mentoring Awardee

Recognized for his significant contribution to the education of graduate students, Professor James Morken has been selected to receive the 2016 GSAS Teaching/Mentoring Award. This award recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated excellent scholarship, combined with dedication to the instruction and welfare of his students. Professor Morken received the award at the degree-granting ceremony.

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.

David Broido

Boston College Professor of Physics David Broido is part of a team of researchers from six universities awarded a five-year, $7.5-million grant from the Office of Naval Research to develop new, highly efficient heat-conducting materials. BC News