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Book award winner

Associate Professor of Theology David Vanderhooft has been honored with the G. Ernest Wright Award by American Schools of Oriental Research for his co-authored book, The Yehud Stamp Impressions: A Corpus of Inscribed Impressions from the Persian and Hellenistic Periods in JudahBC News Release


'Trust your gut'

In certain cases, intuitive decision-making can deliver better results than an analytical approach, Carroll School of Management O'Connor Family Professor Michael Pratt and colleagues report in the Journal of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision ProcessesBC News Release | Business News Daily


A thin-skinned catalyst

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Frank Tsung and his lab have developed a crystalline nanostructure with a skin-like layer capable of controlling a typically stubborn method of catalysis, the team reports in the Journal of the American Chemical SocietyBC News Release | The Engineer (UK), PhysOrg,Nanotechnology NewsR&D MagazineBio-MedicineScience Daily


Silencing a deadly parasite

The American Cancer Society has awarded a four-year, $720,000 grant to Associate Professor of Biology Marc-Jan Gubbels for research into potential new drugs that can prevent the onset of toxoplasmosis in cancer patients with weakened immune systems. BC News Release | PhysOrgNews-MedicalNet


TIMSS & PIRLS results

The results of the latest assessments from TIMSS and PIRLS, leading global surveys of student achievement in mathematics, science and reading literacy, have been released by Lynch School of Education Professors Ina V.S. Mullis and Michael O. Martin, executive directors of the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center. BC News Release | Sampling of coverage: Boston GlobeNew York TimesEducation WeekReuters,Bloomberg NewsWall Street JournalBBCUK Telegraph,  Times of LondonVoice of Russia,APHuffington Post,  finanztreff.de (Germany), Ynetnews (Israel), The Nation (Thailand),Sydney Morning HeraldPhysOrgScience CodexChicago TribuneOrange County Register


A new evangelization

Landings, a Paulist ministry of reconciliation that has helped parishes worldwide welcome people back to the Catholic Church, has announced the formation of a new program, directed by School of Theology and Ministry Associate Professor Rev. Thomas A. Kane, C.S.P., to promote evangelization in the American Catholic Church. BC News Release


TARP and exec pay

The executive pay provisions of TARP – the Troubled Asset Relief Program – may have had the unintended benefit of reducing the scope of the program, according to new report co-authored by Mary Ellen Carter, associate professor of accounting at the Carroll School of Management. BC News Release | Boston Herald


Junior at U.N. climate event

Joseph Manning '14 is attending the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 18th annual Conference of the Parties which takes place through Dec. 7 in Doha, Qatar. BC News Release


Marshall Scholarship winner

Aditya Ashok ’12, who won a Harry S. Truman Scholarship for public service in 2011, has been named a recipient of the prestigious George Marshall Scholarship for graduate study in the United Kingdom, one of only 40 students to win the coveted award this year. BC News Release


'Puppetology' at BC

BC's Theater Department will present a sold-out performance of 'Puppetology: An Evening of Uncommon Theater' on Dec. 2, in conjunction with scholar and artist John Bell, this year's holder of the Monan Professorship in Theater Arts. Boston Globe Magazine | Boston.com |Broadway World


Mass. Professor of the Year

Lynch School of Education Associate Professor of Science Education and Technology G. Michael Barnett has been named the 2012 Massachusetts Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. BC News Release | Boston Globe | Yahoo! NewsThe Street.comSilicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal


The Arabian Nights

The Boston College Theatre Department presents The Arabian Nights, Mary Zimmerman’s adaptation of the ancient Arabic tales, Nov. 15-18. BC News Release


'Heights' award

For the second consecutive year, BC's independent student newspaper The Heights has won the Associated Collegiate Press Newspaper Pacemaker Award for general excellence and outstanding achievement. BC News Release


Law Institute member

Law Professor R. Michael Cassidy has been elected to the American Law Institute, a diverse group of highly accomplished lawyers, judges and law professors that produces scholarly work to clarify, modernize and otherwise improve the law. News Release


AAN inductee

Rachel DiFazio, a doctoral candidate in the Connell School of Nursing, was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing at the group’s annual meeting in Washington, DC. BC News Release


New insulator insights

The latest research by BC physicists Vidya Madhavan and Stephen Wilson offers fresh insights into topological insulators, a class of materials with unique properties that challenge some of the oldest laws of physics. BC News Release | Science Daily,PhysOrg, R&D MagazineI4U News


'Real-world' law focus

Law School Clinical Professor and Law Fund Research Scholar Paul Tremblay has been appointed to the newly created post of Faculty Director of Experiential Learning, a move that underscores and enhances the Law School's emphasis on real-world experience for law students. BC News Release | Wall Street JournalJD Journal


'Lasting contribution' award

R. Shep Melnick, BC's Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr. Professor of American Politics, has received the 2012 'Lasting Contribution Award' from the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association. News Release


Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award

Professor Lawrence T. Scott, Louise and Jim Vanderslice and Family Chair in Chemistry, has been honored by the Jesuit honor society Alpha Sigma Nu for his co-edited book, Fragments of Fullerenes and Carbon Nanotubes. BC News Release


Hydroponics for Boston youth

Lynch School of Education Associate Professor Mike Barnett has been awarded a $250,000 National Science Foundation grant to launch the largest gardening initiative ever for Boston youths using soil-free hydroponic technology. More | Boston.com


These Shining Lives

The Boston College Theatre Department presents the first production of the 2012-2013 season: Melanie Marnich’s These Shining Lives, directed by Theatre Department faculty member Patricia Riggin. More


Ties to Nobel-winning research

Research by Boston College economists Tayfun Sönmez and Utku Ünverwho specialize in the field of 'matching markets'figures prominently in the work that this year received the Nobel Prize for economics from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. BC News Release | Their research is cited in news coverage of the prize: Boston HeraldWall Street Journal, iDigitalTimes.com


Brad Bates is new AD

Boston College has named Brad Bates, the director of athletics at Miami (Ohio) University, as its new director of athletics. Bates, who is credited with bolstering Miami University’s athletics program during his 10 years as AD, succeeds Gene DeFilippo, who retired on September 30 after 15 years at BC.BC News Release


Dayton Literary Peace Prize

The Sojourn by Andrew Krivak, a faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program, has been awarded the 2012 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the only international literary peace prize awarded in the United States, in the fiction category. BC News Release | New York Times


APA Peace Award

The Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict and Violence of the American Psychological Association has awarded Lynch School of Education Professor M. Brinton Lykes, associate director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice, its prestigious Ignacio Martin-Baro Lifetime Peace Practitioner Award. BC News Release


Sociologists honored

Sociology Professor David Karp and Professor Emeritus William Gamson have been honored by professional organizations for their noteworthy careers of scholarship and outstanding contributions to the field. BC News Release


Black carbon impact

Viewed as a potential target in the global effort to reduce climate change, atmospheric black carbon particles absorb significantly less sunlight than scientists predicted, raising new questions about the impact of black carbon on atmospheric warming, an international team of researchers including Chemistry Professor Paul Davidovits and Research Associate Professor Timothy B. Onasch reports in the journal ScienceBC News Release | Read a Q&A with Professor Davidovits on Boston.com | R&D Magazine, Response to Climate ChangeSpace DailyPhysOrg.com


New Monan Professor

Scholar, artist, educator, curator, social activist and arts leader John Bell has been named the University's Rev. J. Donald Monan, S.J., Professor in Theatre Arts for the 2012-2013 academic year. BC News Release | Broadway World


U.S. News rankings

Boston College is 31st among national universities in the U.S. News & World Report survey of undergraduate schools for 2013. In addition, the Carroll School of Management is ranked 24th in the 'Best in Undergraduate Business Schools' category. BC News Release


Mobile 'Tour of the Heights'

Connecting the latest in mobile technology with the storied history of its campus, Boston College unveils Tour of the Heights, a GPS-guided mobile tour launched to coincide with the University’s Sesquicentennial Celebration.B


'Happy birthday' PSA

Prominent alumni extend best wishes to Boston College on the occasion the University’s 150th anniversary in a new public service announcement produced by the Office of News & Public Affairs, which made its television debut on September 1. BC News Release | PSA


"Paul Klee"

The McMullen Museum of Art presents an exclusive exhibition, Paul Klee: Philosophical Vision; From Nature to Art, that is the first to focus on the relationship between philosophy and Klee’s prolific artistic oeuvre, and to reveal the broad impact the artist has had on recent philosophical thought.


Fr. O'Keefe receives honor

Lynch School of Education Professor Joseph M. O'Keefe, S.J., one of the foremost experts in Catholic education, has been appointed to the National Assessment Governing Board by US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. BC News Release | US Dept. of Education | Education Week


Magnum opus

Epitaphs for the Journey, a new collection by award-winning poet and University Professor of English Paul Mariani, offers the best of his long and distinguished career. BC News Release


War correspondence

Theater Department lecturer Susan Thompson has brought to the stage the moving correspondence between her parents during the Korean War, with assistance from BC students Alexandra Lewis ’14 and Matthew Giggey ’15.BC News Release


DeFilippo to Retire

Boston College Athletics Director Gene DeFilippo has announced that he will retire from his position on September 30.


Magic Johnson Scholar

Only a few months after her graduation, Angela Donkor ’12—whose honors include BC's Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship and a Gates Millennium Scholarship—continues to earn accolades, including three awards at the latest Magic Johnson Scholars Conference. BC Chronicle


ACS Fellow

Professor Lawrence Scott, holder of the Louise and Jim Vanderslice and Family Chair in Chemistry and a leader in the development of laboratory methods for the chemical synthesis of carbon-rich materials, has been named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society. BC News Release


Oprah at BC

Oprah Winfrey paid a surprise visit to BC August 2 to meet with seven young women from South Africa—members of the first class of graduates of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls—who are participating in a summer enrichment program on campus. BC News Release | Boston Globe |Photos


America's Top Colleges

Boston College is placed at 26 overall on Forbes magazine's 2012 survey of 'America's Top Colleges,' which surveys 650 public and private undergraduate institutions. BC is ranked at 25 among private colleges and 14 among research universities by the survey. Full List


Beyond Ricci

An exquisite collection of rare books that chronicles the scholarly work of Jesuit missionaries in China from the 16th-18th centuries has been digitized for the web through a year-long effort by Assistant Professor of History Jeremy Clarke, S.J., working with the Jesuitica Collection of BC's Burns Library. BC News Release


CTSA leadership

Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology Richard Gaillardetz is now president-elect of the Catholic Theological Society of America, while Founders Professor of Theology James F. Keenan, S.J., has been elected to its board of directors. BC News Release


$400K grant for City Connects

City Connects—an evidence-based approach to student support developed at the Lynch School of Education, led by executive director and Kearns Professor Mary Walsh and active in 22 schools in Boston and Springfield—has received a two-year, $400 thousand grant for sustainability planning from the Mass. Dept of Elementary and Secondary Education.


Photosynthesis re-wired

BC chemists Kian Tan and Dunwei Wang have developed a process that closely resembles photosynthesis and is capable of synthesizing compounds found in the pain-killers ibuprofen and naproxen. BC Chronicle | Wired Magazine (UK), Science Daily,Hydrogen Fuel NewsAZoNano


Berlin Prize fellow

Political scientist Jonathan Laurence is among 24 distinguished recipients of the 2012-13 Berlin Prize fellowship for advanced research, awarded by The American Academy in Berlin. BC News Release | His op-ed on the 50th anniversary of Algerian independence was published by Foreign Policy, and he was interviewed about church-state relations and Islam in Europe by the major French-language Catholic newspaper La Croix.


Mass. Restaurant Assn. chair

Associate Vice President of Auxiliary Services Patricia Bando has been named chairman of the board for the Massachusetts Restaurant Association, a not-for-profit trade association committed to advancing the Bay State’s food and beverage industry.


Nine Gilman Scholars

Nine Boston College students, rising juniors and seniors, will participate in study-abroad programs through prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships. BC News Release


New Connell associate dean

M. Katherine Hutchinson, an associate professor at New York University’s College of Nursing, has been named associate dean for graduate programs BC's Connell School of Nursing. BC News


Student research triumph

The senior research project of new College of Arts and Sciences alumna Alexis Peterson '12, which provides insight into a a complex pathway of cellular regulation that has been in question for more than two decades, has been published by the journal BiochemistryBC News


World history book prize

Professor of History Prasannan Parthasarathi has won the World History Association Book Prize for his 2011 work, Why Europe Grew Rich and Asia Did Not: Global Economic Divergence, 1600-1850BC News Release | Iran Book News 


Memorial to peace

A replica of the Berlin Wall—created in 2009 to mark the 20th anniversary of its fall by Fine Arts Adjunct Professor Mark Cooper and BC students—has found a new home in Northern Ireland, where it has been reworked as a peace memorial. More from Ireland's Strabane Chronicle


Armstrong named planning VP

Kelli Armstrong, associate vice president for institutional research, planning and assessment, has been named vice president for planning and assessment, the University has announced. BC News Release


 

Fr. Devino to be VP and University Secretary

Terrence P. Devino, S.J., special assistant to the president and director of Manresa House, the University’s center for vocational discernment, has been appointed vice president and University Secretary by the Boston College Board of Trustees, effective at the end of the year. BC News Release


Fr. Kalscheur to join A&S

Gregory Kalscheur, S.J., an associate professor at Boston College Law School, will take on a new set of responsibilities this summer when he becomes senior associate dean for strategic planning and faculty development in the University's College of Arts and Sciences. BC News Release


Congregation for Catholic Ed

Theology and Ministry Visiting Professor of Canon Law James J. Conn, S.J., are part of an influential working group of 30 academics, educators and clergy gathered in Rome for theCongregation for Catholic Education | BC is one of only four U.S. universities represented at the conference.


Race Across America

Biologist Patrick Autissier is part of Team 4 HIV Hope, competing in the grueling Race Across America and conducting research into the effects of ultra-endurance on the immune system. BC News Release | HIV/AIDS Central Blog "The Body"Australian Broadcasting CorpTyler Hamilton Training blog


Three named Boren Scholars

Boston College rising juniors Matthew Alonsozana, Stephen Jung Woo Choi and Kathleen Leuba have been awarded David L. Boren Scholarships for international study.


'New Dad' right at home

Stay-at-home dads are making a conscious choice and commitment to be home with their children to the benefit of their families, their wives’ careers, and their own personal fulfillment, researchers from the Center for Work & Family report in the new study, 'The New Dad: Right at Home,' released for Fathers' Day 2012.  BC News Release | TimeBoston Globe | Boston Herald | Miami Herald | CWF Executive Director Brad Harrington discussed the report on Fox News Boston and withNBC News | Sampling of additional coverage: Indiana News CenterHuffington Post 1,Huffington Post 2About Working MomsMSNBC 1MSNBC 2, Daily Mail (UK), Career Planning BlogMindful Living NetworkLifetime MomsYahoo! FinanceDow Jones MarketWatch


New 'JoyceWays' app

From Ireland to Boston and around the world, fans of James Joyce will be able to virtually tour the Dublin of Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus via 'JoyceWays' – an intricate, interactive, multimedia map and guide created by BC undergraduates and released on iTunes just in time for Bloomsday. BC News Release | Their story is running across the U.S. and internationally via AP: Washington PostBoston.comSan Francisco ChronicleMiami HeraldBloomberg Business Week,Canada's CBC NewsSydney Morning HeraldHungarian News Portal HVGJakarta Post | Sampling of other coverage: Digital Times, IrelandSilicon RepublicIrish EmigrantIrish Central


MediaKron expansion

Boston College is expanding access to its proprietary MediaKron digital instruction platform to faculty at six other colleges and universities, creating the most extensive educational technology initiative in the University’s history. More | Boston.com


Interim Woods College dean

Rev. James P. Burns, director of faculty outreach and program assessment for University Mission and Ministry at BC, has been named the interim dean of the Woods College of Advancing Studies. BC News Release


Jesuit geologist honored

Priest, geologist and author James W. Skehan, professor emeritus and former director of BC’s Weston Observatory, was honored with the unveiling of a bronze bust in his likeness on the occasion of his 89th birthday. BC News


NINR taps Connell School dean

The National Institute of Nursing Research has named Connell School of Nursing Dean and Professor Susan Gennaro to its National Advisory Council for Nursing Research, the institute's principal advisory board. More


NSF Career Award

Mathematics Assistant Professor Elisenda Grigsby has received a National Science Foundation CAREER award, which recognizes innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology, in support of her work in low-dimensional topology. BC News


Critical Language Scholars

Rising junior Brooke Loughrin and graduate students Bennett Comerford and Gary Winslett have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships for intensive foreign language study abroad, part of a U.S. government effort to dramatically increase the number of Americans mastering critical foreign languages. BC News


Schweitzer Fellows

New Albert Schweitzer Fellows Jennifer Patey of the Connell School of Nursing and Caitlin Partyka of the Graduate School of Social Work will spend the next year developing leadership skills and learning to address the social factors that impact health, in the spirit of the award's namesake. More


Simon Oral Advocacy Program

A $1 million grant from the William E. Simon Foundation of New York will support Boston College Law School's Oral Advocacy Program, which prepares law students for public speaking, oral arguments and moot court competitions. More | Boston Herald


Religious, moral identity

Theology Professor Stephen Pope is one of two scholars selected to lead a yearlong interdisciplinary dialogue of theology, ethics, philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience as a senior research fellow at the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, N.J. More


Outstanding historian

Hidetaka Hirota, a doctoral student in history, has been selected by the Organization of American Historians to receive the 2012 Louis Pelzer Memorial Award, given annually for the best essay in American history by a graduate student. More


$15M gift for Cadigan Center

Patrick F. Cadigan, a 1957 alumnus, California real estate investor and former high tech CEO who cites his Jesuit education as a crucial influence in his personal formation and professional success, has made a $15 million pledge to name BC's new alumni center. More | Boston GlobeWBUR-FM,Boston Business JournalBoston HeraldOrange County Register (CA), Jesuit NewsDow Jones MarketWatchSan Francisco ChronicleIrish Central


'Voice and Equality' honored

Voice and Equality: Civic Voluntarism in American Politics, co-written by Moakley Professor of Political Science Kay L. Schlozman, has won the 2012 American Association for Public Opinion Research Book Award, which recognizes 'influential books that have stimulated thinking about the substance and study of public opinion.' BC Bookmarks | She also discussed Sarah Palin's affect on women in the current election cycle with the Boston Herald


Clean energy advance

Physics Professor Zhifeng Ren, graduate student Bo Yu and their MIT colleagues report improving the performance of a bulk alloy semiconductor, an advance that could yield broader clean energy applications. News releaseNanowerk LLCR&D MagazineThe Next Big FutureAZOM.comPhysOrg


Chautauqua Prize winner

Noted author and College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program faculty member Andrew Krivak is the inaugural winner of the Chautauqua Prize, a new national literary award, for his first novel, The SojournMore


Arts Festival 2012

More than 1,000 Boston College students, faculty and administrators will participate in the University's 14th  annual Arts Festival—Thursday, April 26 through Saturday, April 28— which will feature over 80 events showcasing performing, visual and literary arts programs.  


Ignatian honor

Campus Minister Rev. Don MacMillan, S.J., has been honored by the Ignatian Solidarity Network for his significant commitment to leadership for social justice. More | National Jesuit News


Guggenheim fellow

The Guggenheim Foundation has awarded a 2012 fellowship to Professor of Russian, English and Jewish Studies Maxim D. Shrayer, in support of research designed to bring a new perspective to Holocaust studies. More


Artistic Directors' panel

The Theatre Department, in partnership with the 2012 Arts Festival, will present an April 26 public symposium on artistic leadership in the American theater, featuring three BC graduates who are prominent artistic directors. Paul Daigneault (left) of SpeakEasy Stage Company in Boston is one of the panelists. More


Shakespeare classic goes 'Bollywood'

The Boston College Theatre Department concludes its year-long celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Robsham Theater Arts Center with an exciting new production of William Shakespeare’s classic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s DreamMore


Alumnus Taccone to be honored

Boston College alumnus Tony Taccone—artistic director of the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in Berkeley, California, one of the most prominent regional theaters in the country—will be the special guest and alumni honoree at the 14th  annual Boston College Arts Festival, April 26-28, 2012.


"Forgotten Chapters" website

An interactive web site has been launched to accompany “Forgotten Chapters of Boston’s Literary History,” a new exhibition on literary Boston between the Revolution and the Civil War curated by Boston College Professor of English Paul Lewis and on display until July 30. More


Religious liberty forum

A panel of experts in theology and constitutional law examined threats to religious liberty in America at a campus forum moderated by Vatican expert and author John L. Allen, Jr. of National Catholic Reporter and sponsored by the Church in the 21st Century Center, BC Law School and the School of Theology and Ministry. Boston.com


Dinneen Award winner

BC's Archbishop Oscar A. Romero Scholarship Committee has named Vanessa Rodrigueza district CEO of the New York City Department of Educationthe 2012 recipient of the John A. Dinneen, S.J. Hispanic Alumni Community Service Award. More


Remembering Franco Garcia

Members of the University community are asked to continue to remember Franco Garcia and his family in prayer. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the Garcia family at 128 Webster Street, West Newton, MA 02465. |  Reflections from BC Campus Ministers Rev. Tony Penna and Rev. Don MacMillan, S.J.: Boston Herald


Nursing and health care reform

American Nurses Association President and Connell School of Nursing alumna Karen Daley will speak on 'Leading the Charge: A Nursing Agenda in the Age of Health Care Reform' at BC April 10, as part of the Connell School Pinnacle Lecture Series. More


Bogside Artists at BC

The Bogside Artists -- creators of the internationally acclaimed political murals depicting "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland -- will hold a public talk on Tuesday, Mar. 27 at 4 p.m. in O’Neill Library, Room 211.


Rising UP: A Dance Showcase

The Boston College Theatre Department continues the 30th anniversary season of the Robsham Theater Arts Center and breaks new ground withRising UP: A Dance Showcase.  Under the artistic direction of faculty member Sun Ho Kim, this first-ever department-produced piece will feature choreography by Kim, with faculty members Robert Ver Eecke S.J., Kirsten McKinney and Margot Parsons and will take place March 30 and 31.


Carroll School #9 in U.S.

Boston College’s Carroll School of Management is ranked among the nation's top 10, according to the Bloomberg BusinessWeek "Best Undergraduate Business Schools" 2012 rankings. More


Grants for Allston-Brighton

Boston College President William P. Leahy, SJ, and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino presented 12 Allston-Brighton groups with a total of more than $28,000 in grants at the Allston/Brighton-Boston College Community Fund grant award ceremony held at the Veronica Smith Multi-Service Senior Center in Brighton on March 16.

 

"Lysistrata" at Robsham

The Boston College Theatre Department continues the 30th anniversary season of the University’s Robsham Theater Arts Center with Aristophanes's classic comedy Lysistrata, in a new translation by Sarah Ruden. Directed by BC senior Theatre major Alex Lucci, the production is being presented through February 25 in the Robsham’s Bonn Studio.

BC honored for service

Boston College has been named to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. More


GSSW among U.S. top 10

The Graduate School of Social Work has earned a Top 10 ranking, and BC's schools of education, business and law (nursing was not reviewed this year) remain ranked in the upper echelon of American graduate programs, according to the latest survey conducted by U.S. News & World ReportMore


'A Chance in the World'

College of Arts and Sciences alumnus Steve Pemberton '89one of the nation's leading authorities on workplace diversitywill discuss his inspirational memoir A Chance in the WorldAn Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home on campus March 15. More


National standards for k-12 Catholic schools

The creation of the first set of national standards for the 7,000 Catholic elementary and secondary schools across the U.S. marks a crucial step, said Patricia Weitzel-O’Neill, executive director of BC's Roche Center for Catholic Education, who was part of the three-year effort to draft the guidelines. MoreBoston GlobeBoston HeraldCatholic News Service


'Forgotten Chapters'

'Forgotten Chapters of Boston’s Literary History,' an exhibition about literary Boston between the Revolution and the Civil War curated by Professor of English Paul Lewis and created by BC faculty, students and staffwill be on display at the Boston Public Library, with a satellite exhibition at the Massachusetts Historical Society, from March 28-July 30. More


New DeLuca Professor

Biology Department chairman Thomas Chiles has been named the Dr. Michael E. and Dr. Salvatore A. DeLuca Professor of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences Dean David Quigley has announced. More | First Science,PhysOrg | Florida Times-Union


BC presents "Doubt"

The Boston College Theatre Department continues the 30th anniversary season of the University’s Robsham Theater Arts Center with John Patrick Shanley's acclaimed play Doubt, a parable, which will be performed February 1-5.


'Rural Ireland' at the McMullen

'Rural Ireland: The Inside Story'an exclusive exhibition now on view at the McMullen Museum of Artis 'a powerful show that accomplishes something few museum exhibits attempt: It restores the humanity of impoverished generations nearly lost to history,' according to a review in the MetroWest Daily News | More


2012 Sloan Research Fellows

Four Boston College faculty members have received prestigious 2012 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. More | Boston Business JournalBoston.comSan Francsisco ChronicleHouston Chronicle,Miami HeraldUPILos Angeles Daily NewsCincinnati EnquirerFirstScience,Canada.comDow Jones MarketWatchAOL Newton PatchAOL Wellesley PatchBoston.com


International education honor

Marilyn Cochran-Smith, the Lynch School of Education's Cawthorne Professor of Teacher Education for Urban Schools, is one of the first women scholars in the field of education to receive an honorary degree from Spain’s University of Alicante. More


Lowell Humanities Series

Appearances by a slate of literary luminaries — among them Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz and U.S. Poet Laureate emeritus Billy Collins — highlight the Spring 2012 Lowell Humanities Series. More


CEO Club tops for women

BC's Chief Executives' Club of Boston has been named the No. 1 regional speaking venue for the nation’s top women business executives in a study by global public relations agency Weber Shandwick. More


Theologian honored

Professor of Theology Roberto S. Goizueta has been named winner of the 2012 Yves Congar Award for Theological Excellence. More


Peace Corps leader

Boston College ranks 7th among the nation's 'medium-sized' colleges and universities in producing Peace Corps volunteers, according to the organization's 2012 survey. There are currently 39 undergraduate alumni serving overseas. More


Stopping parasite-borne disease

Biologists Marc-Jan Gubbels and Gabor Marth combined genome sequencing and lab testing to isolate a protein that plays a crucial role in the spread of two deadly, parasite-borne diseases, the team reports in the journal Science | More


Inspirational educator

Janet E. Helms, the Augustus Long Professor in the Department of Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology at the Lynch School of Education, has been honored as an inspirational teacher by the Gail McKnight Beckman Trust. More