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On Topic: Drug dependent

Audio from @BC

It's been nearly 20 years since Prozac was introduced. Are we happy yet? A roundtable on life in the psychotropic age.


Freshman class II

Slideshow from @BC

Nine new faculty, and what they care about.


Forum tackles refugee issues

Story from Boston College Chronicle

An October gathering in Nairobi focused on the plight of 33 million refugees and displaced people.


Compassion, Inc.

Research from @BC

A group of alumni works daily to provide volunteer support in disaster–stricken communities.


Finance professor is honored

Story from Boston College Chronicle

Michael Barry receives Business Week's 'Favorite Professor' award.


Googled: Jeff Simmons '98, driver

Research from @BC

He's been winning car races since age five.



Enough to retire on

Podcast from KimSnider.com

Finance blogger Kim Snider offers a podcast of an interview with Annika Sunnden, research associate at the Boston College Center for Retirement Research and author of Coming Up Short: The Challenge of 401(k) Plans (Brookings Institution Press, 2004).

System crash

Audio from WBUR-FM

NPR's On Point host Tom Ashbrook interviews Alan Wolfe, director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, about his book Does American Democracy Still Work? (Yale, 2006).

Bridge building

EJournal from the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning

The inaugural issue of Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations, an annual journal of articles, reviews, and conference proceedings, includes studies of "the suffering servant" in Christian and Jewish theologies and a set of five reflections on the Vatican II document Nostre Aetate.

Running with bulls

Story from Boston College Magazine

Market evangelist Jim Cramer brings Mad Money to BC

First Year Academic Convocation

Video from Front row

Boston College's third annual academic convocation for first-year students features a keynote address by John McCain, Republican senator from Arizona, who makes a moral appeal to the students to look above self-interest in their lives and careers. He makes the same challenge to the government, saying the United States is “an unfinished nation” that “must not sacrifice our values in the war on terrorism.”


From Public Affairs

Political scientist Skerry covers the new Muslim—liberal coalition in Time

BC's Catholic initiatives are highlighted in the Boston Globe

Heights of Excellence: a profile of Carroll's School's John Gallaugher. BC Chronicle

New archive honors crusading priest alumnus. Boston Globe

Sociologist Hesse–Biber on 'tatooed America'. CBS News

South African educator lauds BC's Center for International Higher Education. All Africa

Theologian Kenneth Himes asks some hard questions about "just war." America [.pdf]

Biologists contribute to sea urchin genome project. BC Chronicle

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