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ACUTA leadership award

Director of Network Services Joe Harrington was honored for outstanding leadership at the 43rd annual conference of the Association for Information Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education.

Alumna, 'Book of Mormon,' 'South Park' producer returns for Arts Fest

Campus arts in all genres will be celebrated and showcased at BC's 16th Annual Arts Festival. Returning to campus as a special guest is alumna Anne Garefino, executive producer of the long-running TV series South Park and the Broadway hit The Book of Mormon. BC News Release

Public Understanding Award

Sociology Professor Juliet Schor has won the 2014 Public Understanding of Sociology Award, given annually by the American Sociological Association for exemplary contributions to the understanding of sociology, sociological research, and scholarship among the general public. BC News Release

Carroll School of Management ranked 4th in U.S.

The  Carroll School of Management is ranked fourth among the nation's best undergraduate business schools, according to 2014 rankings by Bloomberg Business Week | BC News Release

Goldwater Scholar

Biology major Matthew F. Evans ’15, whose research interests focus on the neurobiology of cell growth, has been awarded a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, considered the premier undergraduate award in the sciences. BC News Release

Theatre Dept: For Colored Girls...

The Boston College Theatre Department presents For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf—an award-winning play which evokes the power of womanhood—in the Robsham Theater Arts Center’s Bonn Theater, March 19-23. More

Flex-time a myth?

Flexible work options are out of reach or limited for most employees, according to to a new Sloan Center on Aging and Work study conducted by the center's director, Graduate School of Social Professor Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, and colleagues. Investor's Business Daily | Business Standard

'Living Legend' in nursing

Connell School of Nursing Professor Emeritus Carol R. Hartman has been named a Living Legend in Massachusetts Nursing by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses. BC News Release


Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Information Systems Sam Ransbotham has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for his work on analytics and security data. BC Chronicle

A&S Dean David Quigley named University provost

University President William P. Leahy, S.J., has named David Quigley, a respected administrator and distinguished historian, teacher and scholar who has served as dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences since 2009, as provost and dean of faculties. BC News Release |

Social work in ACA era

Social workers have a unique role to play in patient care in the Affordable Care Act era, Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate and former Harvard Pilgrim Health Care CEO Charles D. Baker Jr. said Monday at a health care reform sponsored by the Graduate School of Social Work. State House News Service (via CommonWealth Magazine.) | BC News Release | Sampling of pickups: Miami Herald,, International Business Times, Denver Post,  Minneapolis Star Tribune, San Diego Union Tribune, Anchorage Daily News | Boston Herald 1, Boston Herald 2

Health care forum

Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate and former Harvard Pilgrim Health Care CEO Charles D. Baker Jr. will present the keynote address at the Graduate School of Social Work's health care forum.

Family Opera

The Boston College Music Department will present "Carnival of the Animals" by Camille Saint-Saens, a special classical piece for children performed by Boston College students, faculty and alumni, on Sunday. Feb. 9.

'Paris Night & Day'

The McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College presents Paris Night & Day: Photography between the Wars which represents the City of Light in the wake of World War I, and defines a moment when photography came into its own.

Sloan Foundation Fellow

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Maksym Fedorchuk has received a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship, awarded annually by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to outstanding, 'rising star' U.S. and Canadian early-career scientists and scholars. BC News Release

The call of Pope Francis

The Boston College School of Theology and Ministry and Catholic Extension will sponsor “The Transformative Power of Faith: Responding to Pope Francis’ Call,” an event that will spotlight Catholics in the U.S. who are models of Pope Francis’ desire for Catholics to be advocates for the poor and agents of change.

CEO Club scholarship winner

Carroll School of Management freshman Nazifa Subah received a four-year scholarship made in honor of SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott at the latest gathering of BC's Chief Executives Club of Boston. BC News Release

Campus School agreement

Boston College and Campus School parents have reached an agreement to collaborate on a strategic plan with the goal of strengthening the Campus School and maintaining it at its current location on the BC campus. BC News Release

In Memoriam: Rev. Daniel Harrington, S.J.

Rev. Daniel Harrington, S.J., an eminent scholar, author and professor of Sacred Scripture at the School of Theology and Ministry, died at Campion Center in Weston on February 7, after a four-year battle with cancer. BC Obituary | Boston Globe | Catholic News Service | Read a tribute by Rev. James Martin, S.J., in America | Fr. Harrington was 'one of the great treasures of American Catholic biblical scholarship' - 'A Scholar's Life' | Homily by STM Associate Professor Rev. Thomas Stegman, S.J. | Tribute by Founders Professor of Theology James Martin, S.J. The Tablet (UK)

Choirfest tonight

The School of Theology and Ministry will host the second annual Boston Theologicial Institute Choirfest on Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. in St. Ignatius Church. The free event is an ecumenical gathering of local schools of theology and ministry featuring the music of different religious traditions.


Assistant Professor of Mathematics Dawei Chen has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, the agency’s most prestigious grant for junior faculty.

Kaveny named Libby Professor

Cathleen Kaveny, a nationally noted scholar on the intersections of law, morality and religion, has been named the Darald and Juliet Libby Professor, an appointment in both the Law School and Department of Theology.

BC Theatre Presents The Clean House

The Boston College Theatre Department presents acclaimed playwright Sarah Ruhl’s quirky and touching comedy, The Clean House. More

Nursing profs honored

Three Connell School of Nursing faculty members will be honored for their contributions to the nursing profession by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses. BC News Release

TIAA-CREF Samuelson Award

Jonathan Reuter, assistant professor of finance in the Carroll School of Management, is a co-recipient of the TIAA-CREF Institute 2013 Paul A. Samuelson Award, given for outstanding scholarly writing on lifelong financial security. BC News Release

Moral judgments of suicide

People--even non-religious people--make the moral judgment that suicide is wrong not because of any specific harm related to the act, but because they believe it taints the purity of a person's soul, according to a study by Josh Rottman, a BU doctoral student working in the lab of Psychology Assistant Professor Liane Young, published in the journal Cognition. BC News Release |Science Codex, Medical Express News, Science Blog, Science Daily

Undergrad research award

Narintohn Luangrath ’14, whose work on migration and asylum policy issues earned her a Truman Scholarship, has been named one of two winners of undergraduate research awards by the Forum on Education Abroad, for her work as an intern with the Irish Human Rights Commission. BC Chronicle

Dual catalyst synthesis

Researchers led by Chemistry Professor James Morken have developed a new method to convert chemicals known as alpha-olefins into new, highly sought after organic compounds, the team reports in the journal Nature. BC News Release

BCPD Chief honored

Boston College Police Chief and Director of Public Safety John King has been named the inaugural winner of the D. Joseph Griffin Award for Administrative Excellence by the Massachusetts Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators. BC News Release

Eagles vs. Irish in Boston

The Boston College football team will face the University of Notre Dame in Boston twice in the next four seasons, at Fenway Park in 2015 and at Alumni Stadium in 2017. BC Athletics