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Commencement close-up

Video from @BC

From a shared sunrise to the final chorus of "For Boston" in Alumni Stadium, the 134th Commencement Day, captured by four graduating seniors.


Death grip

One Question from @BC

A video response from Ray Madoff, professor of law and author of Immortality and the Law: The Rising Power of the American Dead.



Slideshow from @BC

Commencement, honorees, a cleaning, a reading, and other scenes from the previous six weeks.


By a hair

Article from Boston College Chronicle

For 12 years, Mark Dalton, a landscaper and driver for Facilities Services, has grown, sheared, and regrown his hair for charity.


Googled: Marisa Cochrane Sullivan '07

Research from @BC

A researcher who studies military operations, she became command historian for the multinational force in Iraq.



Research roundup

Undergraduate research from Boston College

Photographs and abstracts from the Biology Undergraduate Research Day; papers submitted to the Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference; and the Boston College Library's collection of honors theses.

Poetic journey

Video from Closed Loop Films

Soumia Aitelhaj '10 aims to record and translate the poetry of her native Amazigh people, or Berbers, in Morocco this summer. She began her project while a student at Boston College, videotaping her grandmother.

Sally's calculation

Article from Boston College Magazine

Paul Sally '54, MA'56, leads a math crusade.

Religious exemptions and the health care debate

Video from Front Row

A doctor, a lawyer, and a priest discuss how health care providers can balance personal conscience and professional responsibility.


From The Office of News and Public Affairs

GE Chair and CEO Jeffrey Immelt to Class of 2010: Now is "the perfect time to be a BC grad." Sampling of coverage: Boston Globe, Reuters, Bloomberg/Business Week

U.S. Senator Scott Brown, JD'85, challenged Law School graduates to use their degrees for good. NE Cable News, Boston Globe, WBUR

The new BC app, a compatible application for iPhone, iTouch or iPad devices, is now available. More

BC physicists use nano-scale architecture to make efficient solar cell. More, UPI

Analysis by Carroll School Assistant Professor Sam Ransbotham: open-source software could mean an open door for hackers. Technology Review

Study by Psychology Professor James Russell: kids take time to grasp meaning of adults' facial expressions of disgust. U.S. News & World Report

University Professor of English Paul Mariani writes on public servant and poet A.M. Juster. First Things

Sociology Professor Juliet Schor, author of the new book Plenitude, writes on the cure for consumption. Boston Globe, Interview, American Public Radio's Marketplace

Center for Wealth and Philanthropy report: 2009 household giving down from 2008. More, Reuters, Chronicle of Philanthropy

Law Professor Zygmunt Plater on similarities between the Gulf disaster and the Exxon Valdez spill. CNN, Associated Press, NE Cable News

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