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Boston College news stories for 2010.

Returning to God

Anatheism: Returning to God after God by Seelig Professor of Philosophy Richard Kearney is among reading recommendations from The New Yorker's Book Bench

Spread the gingerbread

Once again this year, hundreds of BC students decorated gingerbread houses to be delivered to Boston's St. Francis House for recipients transitioning out of homelesses. The annual event is sponsored by the Office of Student Programs and the non-profit organization Spread the Bread. Slideshow

Why a shopping spree?

A seemingly innocent purchase of a single luxury item can lead to an unintended, budget-busting spending spree, according to new research by Henrik Hagtvedt, assistant professor of marketing at the Carroll School of Management. News release


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A Holy Land Christmas

Though life continues like normal in the Holy Land at this time of year, guest blogger Cathleen Chopra-McGowan '10 has found plenty of Christmas spirit in Israel as she pursues her Fulbright studies. U.S. Catholic

Transforming Light

Transforming Light, a large-format keepsake book published by Linden Lane Press that showcases the University's magnificent stained glass windows, is featured by Boston.com | Photo Gallery and MetroWest Daily News | Photo Gallery

Death without distress

When a dying patient only has a few more days or weeks to live, we must ensure that that time can be enjoyed and savored, and not filled with pain and misery, writes Connell School of Nursing Associate Dean for Graduate Programs Patricia Tabloski. Boston Herald

High tech, higher scores

A yearlong experiment studying the effect of increased technology in two Newton classrooms resulted in more engaged and collaborative students with higher MCAS scores, according to a team led by Lynch School of Education Assistant Research Professor Damian Bebell. Boston.com

The big will

Baby boomers – who already have inherited some $2.4 trillion from older generations – are in line to inherit $8.4 trillion more, according to a study by the Center for Retirement Research, sponsored by MetLife. CBS MoneywatchU.S. News & World Report, MSNBC/Today Show, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Examiner.com 

A sweet treat

Members of the BC's women's lacrosse team sprinkled some holiday cheer with patients at Franciscan Hospital for Children in Brighton at their annual Christmas cookie decorating event. Boston.com

Gambling as revenue

Lured by the promise of new jobs and tax revenues, more and more state and local governments are permitting some form of casino gambling. Economist Rev. Richard McGowan, S.J., discussed the growing trend on NPR's 'Fresh Air'

A study in song

The intensity of studying for finals can be stress-inducing for students - and apparently song-inducing as well. The silence was broken in Bapst Library earlier this week. Video

Communication honors

Communication Professor Dale Herbeck has received the National Communication Association's 2010 Donald H. Ecroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education, while Associate Professor Charles E. Morris III has received his second NCA Golden Monograph Award for scholarly writing. More

Comm. honors

Communication Professor Dale Herbeck has received the National Communication Association's 2010 Donald H. Ecroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education, while Associate Professor Charles E. Morris III has received his second NCA Golden Monograph Award for scholarly writing. More

Eagle All-American

Eagle linebacker Luke Kuechly, a sophomore in the Carroll School of Management, has been named to the AP All-American first team - the 10th Consensus First-Team All-American in BC football history. More

Estate tax battle

Congressional Democrats should allow Republicans to get rid of the estate tax altogether -- but at the same time arrange for inherited wealth to be subject to income tax, writes Law School Professor Ray Madoff in the New York Times. She discussed her perspective as a guest on NPR's 'On Point'

'Holiday Buffett'

It was wisdom laced with holiday whimsy at the latest pilgrimage of Carroll School of Management MBA students to meet with investor, philanthropist and Berkshire Hathaway mogul Warren Buffett. Wall Street Journal

Madrigal carols

Cold temperatures and blustery winds did not deter BC's Madrigal Singers from caroling on the Quad. Video

True to 'True Grit'

In light of a remake of the classic John Wayne film 'True Grit,' English Professor and Director of American Studies Carlo Rotella reflects on Charles Portis, upon whose novel both movies are based. New York Times Magazine | Rotella also has praise for the local color in the 'The Fighter,' a new film about Lowell, Mass. boxer Micky Ward. Boston Globe

Praise for City Connects

City Connects - directed by Lynch School of Education Kearns Professor Mary Walsh  - draws praise in a Boston Globe editorial for its efforts to remove barriers to student learning. | The editorial follows a previous Globe news feature on the program.

Academic touchdown

The 'continued excellence of such schools as Boston College' in graduating African-American football players is highlighted by a columnist in the Boston Globe