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Maureen Kenny, interim dean and professor

From Interim Dean Maureen Kenny

Alumni and friends,

Preparing for the Lynch School’s 60th anniversary celebration in May, I reviewed the yearbook of our pioneering class of 1956. As I leafed through the pages, I reflected on the transformation of Boston College and our school over the past six decades. Read more from Interim Dean Kenny »

M. Brinton Lykes

APA honors Lykes with International Humanitarian Award

In the 25 years since she first traveled to Argentina and Guatemala as a scholar-activist, Professor M. Brinton Lykes has devoted her career to helping people transform trauma and displacement into self-empowerment. She has witnessed not only the aftermath of human atrocities, but what she calls “people’s continuing desire to speak truth to violence.” This summer, the American Psychological Association will recognize Lykes’ sustained and enduring service to underserved populations and honor her many contributions to international psychology with its 2013 International Humanitarian Award. Read more about Lykes' work »

Marina Vasilyeva, Lillie Albert, and Katherine McNeill

STEM research takes root

Few issues have the power to unite educators, policymakers, and politicians from both sides of the aisle quite so much as the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math education. In recent years, solid training in the so-called STEM fields has been hailed as a vital engine of economic growth in the midst of a weak economy, a ticket out of poverty for students in low-income areas, and more. Read more about faculty research and view video »

Dennis Shirley and Andy Hargreaves

Introducing the fourth way to the American Northwest

Professors Dennis Shirley and Andy Hargreaves will build and lead a communication network for rural schools in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington, thanks to a five-year, $500,000 grant from Education Northwest, a regional education, research, and consulting group funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education. Read more about the project »

Faculty news

Patricia Weitzel-O’Neill, executive director at the Roche Center for Catholic Education, discussed the center’s work on the Innovation Institute—a partnership with the National Catholic Educational Association that develops novel programs for Catholic schools, including new approaches to bilingual education—on K-12 Education Talk Radio.

Ana Martínez Alemán was promoted to full professor and Heather Rowan-Kenyon is now an associate professor with tenure.

Read more faculty news »

Alumni notes

Matthew Malone, M.Ed. ’95, Ph.D. ’02, was appointed Massachusetts Secretary of Education by Governor Deval Patrick.

Anne Collins, Ph.D. ’02, received the Nadine Bezuk Excellence in Leadership and Service Award at the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators annual conference. She is currently an associate professor at Lesley University.

Read more alumni notes »

Save the date

Friday, May 31, 2013
4:00–6:00 p.m.
Lynch School of Education 60th Anniversary
Boston College, Higgins Hall, room 300

Celebrate the Lynch School of Education's 60th anniversary. Thomas More Brennan Chair Andrew Hargreaves and Professor Dennis Shirley will speak on the state of K-12 education across the globe and strategies that may influence educational practice in the United States.

A reception will follow.

The reunion event is open and free of charge to alumni from all years and friends of the Lynch School.

Register now