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Fall 2020 ISSUE
Toward a More Just America
Law School Dean Vincent Rougeau, director of BC’s new Forum on Racial Justice in America, on reforming systemic racism, acknowledging our past, and building a more equitable future.
Four Faculty Members on What Systemic Racism Looks Like
A Tough Knot to Crack
The Conway knot problem confounded mathematicians for more than fifty years. Then Lisa Piccirillo ’13 solved it in less than a week.
When Child Soldiers Return Home
BC School of Social Work Professor Theresa Betancourt and her collaborators could help change the way we treat trauma in under-resourced regions of the world.
Formative Education in Action
Faculty research projects explore what it means to educate the whole person.
Learning from Man’s Best Friend
BC's Canine Cognition Center studies how dogs think—and what that says about humans.
The Highest Honor
Seven decades after returning from WWII, professor emeritus John Donovan received France’s highest order of merit.
Small, Profound Moments
English Professor Allison Adair spun late-night writing into award-winning poems.
Joy Moore is the inaugural executive director of the new Pine Manor Institute for Student Success.
What I've Learned: Seth Jacobs
A few words with the BC history professor and award-winning author.
BC History Professor Conevery Bolton Valencius exposes the hidden history of human-induced earthquakes.
Patrick Kraft Named Director of Athletics
The winning Temple University AD takes over at the Heights.
She's the Boss
How BC Alum Helen Wu turned her popular podcast from a hobby into a career.
Behind the Screens
What is social media's role in combatting disinformation?
He’s with the Band
Clarinetist Sam Fardy ’62 has been performing with the BC Bands for six decades.
Man of His Words
James McGahay ’63 extolled BC honorary degree recipients with elegant prose.
Character Sketch: Sarah Khan ’03
Grounded by the pandemic, the travel writer is finding creative outlets.
Dean Susan Gennaro to Step Down
The respected nurse researcher has led the Connell School of Nursing since 2008.
The Son Also Rises
Ozzy Trapilo '24 plays football for the Eagles—just like his late father Steve Trapilo '86.
School of Rocks
BC Earth and Environmental Studies Chair Ethan Baxter is making videos to get kids interested in geosciences.
Up in the Air
BC’s Global Observatory on Pollution and Health will study air-pollution-related deaths in Massachusetts.
With gyms closed due to the pandemic, these BC athletes found creative ways to keep fit at home over the summer.
Campus Digest: Fall 2020
Happenings from around Boston College.
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