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Commencement 2015

MAY 18, 2015
9:15 a.m. — Academic Procession
10:00 a.m. — University Commencement (main ceremony)
12:00–2:00 p.m. — School of Social Work Diploma Ceremony

The 139th Commencement of Boston College will be held on Monday, May 18, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in Alumni Stadium. Commencement Exercises are a two-part ceremony. The University Commencement (main ceremony) will start with a procession at 9:15 a.m. All graduates should be in assembly areas by 8:15 a.m. The academic procession into Alumni Stadium for the University Commencement will begin at 9:15 a.m. Family and guests should be seated by that time. This will be followed by individual School and College Diploma Ceremonies. All should be completed no later than 2:00 p.m.

The School of Social Work Diploma Ceremony is held following the University Commencement at approximately 12:00 p.m. on Burns Lawn (rain or shine). The ceremony will feature a welcome from Dean Alberto Godenzi and greetings from a renowned speaker.   More about Commencement »

Pinderhughes Diversity Lecture
Salome Raheim - "Race and Justice: From Analysis to Action"

APRIL 15, 2015
8:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Murray Room, Yawkey Center
1.25 CEUs, Breakfast buffet
Free, but REGISTRATION REQUIRED by April 10, 2015
RSVP to Christine McIntosh at chris.mcintosh@bc.edu.

Salome Raheim, PhD, ACSW, is Dean and Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work and is the first African American and person of color to hold this position. She served as founding co-director of the university’s Health Disparities Institute from 2010 to 2014. She is co-founder of The Privilege Project, an international collaboration to address issues of social justice in micro and macro practice.  More about the Pinderhughes Diversity Lecture »

News

Tiziana Dearing to Join Social Work Faculty

Tiziana Dearing
Tiziana Dearing

FEBRUARY 20, 2013

Tiziana Dearing will join Boston College Graduate School of Social Work in the fall of 2013 as a full-time Associate Professor of Macro Practice with a focus on social innovation and leadership. Since 2010, Dearing has been CEO of Boston Rising, a start-up anti-poverty fund dedicated to breaking the generational cycle of poverty in Boston's neighborhoods. Dearing earned a Master in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a BA in English from the University of Michigan.

Prior to her leadership position at Boston Rising, Dearing was President and Treasurer of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston. She also served as Executive Director of the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University.

Read the essay by Tiziana Dearing in Boston College Social Work Magazine where she discusses the challenges and opportunities faced by social workers in the field of social innovation »

Read the article by Tiziana Dearing, "Put Social Justice Back in the Social Contract," in The Huffington Post »