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Professor of Theology Stephen Pope writes on justice and reconciliation in a post-election op-ed for Commonweal.

Joseph Tecce

Associate Professor of Psychology Joseph Tecce discussed ways to cope with stress resulting from the 2016 presidential election in two recent interviews featured in the Boston Globe and The Gavel

Heather Cox Richardson

Given the divisive historical strains at work within his party, how will Donald Trump govern, and what will relative moderates in the GOP do now? An op-ed by Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson: The Guardian (U.K.) She also is featured in a Q&A with Pacific Standard Magazine.

Brian Gareau and Connor Fitzmaurice '10

Undergraduate Research Leads to New Book
They started out as professor and student. Six years later, Associate Professor of Sociology Brian Gareau and Connor Fitzmaurice '10 are not only still friends, but are also co-authors of the new book Organic Futures: Struggling for Sustainability on the Small Farm, based on the award-winning thesis Fitzmaurice wrote while a senior in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences. BC News

Republic of Letters

Recent books by Arts & Sciences faculty members

More Features

Tim van Opijnen and José Bento

Deadly Strains vs. Antibiotics
Using a novel gene sequencing technique, Assistant Professor of Biology Tim van Opijnen, Assistant Professor of Computer Science José Bento, and colleagues explore how different strains of bacteria use different groups of genes to resist antibiotics. The study of two strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae is published in leading microbiology journal PLOS Pathogens. BC News | The work of the van Opijnen lab is featured by STAT News

Heather Cox Richardson and Dennis Hale

Campaign 2016
There is historical precedent for claims of rigged elections, says Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson in an interview on WGBH-FM News. | The latest DNC-CNN flap feeds Trump's campaign narrative, Associate Professor of Political Science Dennis Hale tells the Boston Herald.

Research Highlight

Krzysztof Kempa

Kempa Elected APS Fellow
Professor of Physics Krzysztof Kempa has been elected a 2016 Fellow of the American Physical Society, a significant recognition of his outstanding research and "pioneering contributions" to the field. With Kempa's honor, BC's Physics department has five faculty members who have been elected APS Fellows, a total representing nearly 30 percent of the department's faculty. BC News

BC Earns Highest Research Classification

Boston College has been elevated to an 'R1' institution—a designation assigned by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education to doctoral universities with the highest levels of research activity. BC News