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The Value of International Faculty

In the era of globalization, the university is perhaps the most globalized institution within society. Professor Emeritus Philip Altbach explains the roles of international faculty, levels of participation, and their contributions to academia: “They are drivers of international consciousness at universities, they are often top researchers, and, in some countries, they constitute a large percentage of the academic labour force.”

Growing Influence: City Connects in Ohio

City Connects, working with Catholic Central of Springfield, OH, is building a network of providers and programs to improve educational opportunities for the students within the Springfield school system. True to the City Connects model, the network includes resources and services from across the community that will foster student academic success with its whole-child approach.

Are Public Displays of Emotion from Politicians Indicators of Empathy?

“More people want to have a sense that our leaders understand the experiences of the people they serve,” says Professor Jim Mahalik. He explains that we perceive politicians who cry and who display emotions publicly as more empathetic. Will our perception of relatability change in the coming years with the change of leadership?


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Endowed Chairs Colloquium Series

Wednesday, Feburary 8

12:00 p.m.

The Endowed Chairs Colloquium Series will feature Dr. A.J. Franklin, Nelson Professor of Counseling, Educational, and Developmental Psychology. Dr. Franklin will present "The Impact of Inequalities upon the African American Community" in Campion Hall, Room 139.

Higher Education Interview Day

Thursday, February 16 & Friday, February 17


The Higher Education Department welcomes accepted students of the higher education programs to campus for on-campus interviews with employers from Boston College and other institutions within the Boston area that seek graduate assistants and interns for the upcoming academic year. The Department will send higher education candidates more information about the Interview Day process by mid to late January. (Event open to higher education candidates only.)

Recovery: The Making of HBO's 'Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing'

Thursday, February 23

6:00 p.m.

Patrick Downes graduated in 2005 with a B.A. in Human Development from the Lynch School of Education. He and his wife, Jessica Kensky, were severely injured in the Boston Marathon bombing, and both are now amputees. They participated in the HBO documentary “Marathon” to help people understand the complexity and nuances of recovery after tragedy. Downes will participate in the Park Street Corporate Speaker Series that will be hosted in Gasson Hall, Room 100.

Accepted Students Day 2017

Saturday, April 1

8:00 a.m.

The Office of Graduate Admission welcomes accepted students to visit Boston College, learn more about the programs, and meet faculty as well as current students! 

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