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David Hollenbach, SJ
Advent, mercy, refugees

University Chair in Human Rights and International Justice David Hollenbach, S.J., delivered an Advent Sacred Lecture on the Spirituality of Accompaniment to help launch the Jesuit Refugee Service 'Mercy in Motion' project to bring education to 100,000 additional refugee children. Story | Video

Joe Tecce
Campaign psychology

Associate Professor of Psychology Joseph Tecce weighed in on Donald Trump and the campaign trail in an interview on NECN.

Heather Cox Richardson
Trump and the GOP

Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson, author of a history of the Republican party, is among experts assessing the roots of Donald Trump's 'political hurricane.'

Mario Gabelli
New Gabelli Plazas

In recognition of a $10 million gift from the foundation of longtime benefactor, BC parent and current University Trustee Mario Gabelli to support campus beautification, the open spaces around Conte Forum will be named the Gabelli Plazas. BC Chronicle

Hristina Nikolova
Coughlin Sesquicentennial prof

Hristina Nikolova of the Carroll School of Management has been named the Diane Harkins Coughlin and Christopher J. Coughlin Sesquicentennial Assistant Professor--the latest recognition by a University-wide initiative to support early career professors. BC Chronicle

Westy Egmont
History and immigration

Presidential candidate Donald Trump has cited historical precedents related to his immigration proposals. School of Social Work Associate Professor of the Practice Westy Egmont weighed in on NECN 'Broadside.'

Marissa GiannettoClaudio Quintana
'Best and brightest'

Carroll School of Management seniors Marissa Giannetto and Claudio Quintana are among the 'Best and Brightest Business Majors Class of 2016' compiled by Poets & Quants for Undergrads, a business-focused higher education site founded by former editors of Fast Company and BusinessWeek magazines. 

Gasson Tower will fall foliage
Fall '15 at the Heights

Study, spirit and the splendor of the changing seasonin a new video of highlights from the fall semester at the Heights.

Seamus Connolly
Connolly bows out

Fiddle champion Seamus Connolly has helped make Boston College a go-to place for traditional music from Ireland, Scotland, Cape Breton and other Gaelic cultures. But the final notes of his tenure have sounded. BC Chronicle

Yvonne McBarnett
A passion for student success

Yvonne McBarnett is relishing her new role as manager of BC’s Montserrat Coalition, a University Mission and Ministry initiative that helps undergraduates at the highest level of financial need to realize the benefits of a Jesuit education. BC Chronicle

Amy Poehler
Star on Walk of Fame

Alumna Amy Poehlera 'combination of boundless talent and unwavering integrity'has received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. People, Los Angeles Daily News

Jonathan Reuter
Fund performance findings

A new report by Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Finance Jonathan Reuter on the performance of broker-sold mutual funds is featured by the Wall Street Journal.

Brad Harrington
Millennials at work

Millennials are ambitious and willing to work for successbut not at the expense of their lives outside of work. These and other traits of young adults identified by the Center for Work and Family's latest report are outlined by Executive Director Brad Harrington in the Huffington Post. The research also is highlighted by Fast Company and Glamour.

Mary Walsh
The City Connects approach

The Lynch School of Education's City Connects initiative, which serves 74 schools in four states, places social workers in low-income schools to coordinate additional supports for students and their families. Benefits of this approach, developed by Kearns Professor Mary Walsh, are highlighted in a story and video by WGBH News.

Julian Bourg
Paris in terror

Associate Professor of History Julian Bourg, associate dean for the core curriculum in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, writes on France's history of political violence for Boston Review.

Peter KrauseNantana DeLong-Bas
The threat of terrorism

Assistant Professor of Political Science Peter Krause discussed President Obama's address on the threat of terrorism with NECN. | Assistant Professor of the Practice of Theology Natana DeLong-Bas was interviewed about jihadist women by NECN and by AP, here via the Washington Post.

St. Mary's Hall
Award for St. Mary's Hall

The renovation of St. Mary's Hall has earned the University the Institutional Sustainability and Preservation Award from Historic Newton and the Newton Historical Commission. The awards recognize exemplary works of preservation, stewardship and restoration of historic architecture and landscapes in the city.

Keze Whitlow
Dining 'Star of the Industry'

Keze Whitlow of BC Dining Services was named 'Line Chef of the Year' by the Massachusetts Restaurant Association at its 2015 'Stars of the Industry' Awards. BC Chronicle

Dunwei Wang
Solar energy advance

A nanonet developed by Associate Professor of Chemistry Dunwei Wang for solar energy conversion is among advanced innovations that may help re-route the path of climate change. CBS News

Rafael LucianiFélix Palazzi
A papal theology

Theologians and visiting fellows Rafael Luciani and Félix Palazzi explore the Latin American origins of Pope Francis' theology in a multi-part essay for America magazine. A Rooted Vision | The People's Church | A Call to Conversion

Jeremy Shakun
The great thaw

The iconic glaciers are melting—at a not-so-glacial pace. Earth and Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor Jeremy Shakun weighs in for the Washington Post.

In Memoriam: Robert Carovillano

Robert Carovillano, an internationally recognized professor of physics who chaired the department for 13 years during his distinguished 44-year career at Boston College, died on October 15 at age 83. BC Obituary

Franck Salemeh
Fighting the IS

Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies Franck Salameh weighs in on the fight against the Islamic State, and the role of language, in an op-ed for the Jerusalem Post.

John Burke
John Burke named financial VP

Boston College has named Associate Vice President of Finance John D. Burke as its new financial vice president and treasurer. He will succeed Peter McKenzie, who is retiring on December 18 after 25 years of service. BC News Release

Emily Thorson
Political 'belief echoes'

Exposure to negative political information continues to shape attitudes even after it has been discredited, according to a paper by Assistant Professor of Political Science Emily Thorson in Political Communication. She discussed the subject on WHYY 'Radio Times' and with Agence France Presse, here via the Japan Times. Her research is cited by Vox's 'The Weeds.'

Francine Sherman
Gender and juvenile justice

Too many girls go from the child welfare system into the juvenile justice system, according to Law School Clinical Associate Professor Francine Sherman, who spoke about her new report on gender injustice at an event in Portland, Oregon. The Oregonian

Jennifer Fraone
State of paternity leave

Center for Work and Family Associate Director Jennifer Sabatini Fraone weighed in on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's planned two-month leave following the birth of his daughter, and other issues related to parental leave, on NPR affiliate KQED in California.

Ray Madoff
Charity today

Law School Professor Ray Madoff discussed trends in charitable giving, from crowd-sourcing to Giving Tuesday, as a guest on NPR 'On Point.'

Brian Quinn
Banks and conflicts

A ruling by the Supreme Court of Delaware regarding Royal Bank of Canada makes clear that in mergers and acquisitions, banks must take conflicts of interest seriously. Law School Associate Professor Brian Quinn comments in the U.K.'s Financial Times.

Tiziana Dearing
Connecting with youth

Young people who aren't connected to school or work are at higher risk for a host of ills, according to School of Social Work Associate Professor Tiziana Dearing, who outlines steps toward improving these connections in a piece for WBUR 'Learning Lab.'