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Jeffery Byers

Cottrell Scholar Award

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Jeffery Byers has received a $75,000 Cottrell Scholar Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement in support of his work with polymers—long chains of atoms or molecules found in everything from plastic grocery sacks to DNA. BC Chronicle

James O'Toole

How Catholics conquered Massachusetts

Though Catholicism is now an integral part of the state's cultural fabric, in its very early years, Catholics were "few in number and not particularly welcome," according to Clough Millennium Professor of History James O'Toole. He explained Massachusetts' transformation in an interview with WGBH News.

Robert Savage

BBC and The Troubles

A series of seismic events threatened the BBC's ability to remain impartial during The Troubles, according to a new book by Associate Professor of the Practice of History Robert Savage. The Sunday Times (UK).

Republic of Letters

Recent books by Arts & Sciences faculty members

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Peter Ireland

Jobs data and the Fed

The latest jobs report underscores how challenging it is to use monetary policy to fine-tune the economy, writes Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland. Economics 21

Sharlene Hesse-Biber

State of women's issues

A recent survey ranked Massachusetts the second best state in the U.S. for women. But moving to a new state, and other singular solutions, are not feasible options for many, and will not solve the overall issues women still face, contends Professor of Sociology Sharlene Hesse-Biber.

Research Highlight

Tao Li

Simons Fellow in mathematics

Professor of Mathematics Tao Li has received a 2015 Simons Foundation Fellowship, granted to accomplished faculty for their recent research and the potential impact of their future work. BC Chronicle