December 2014

Battle plans

Video from @BC

On November 21, the students in Jason Asprey’s “Theater Skills: Stage Combat” class took up arms.

Christmas times

Audio slideshow from @BC

Holiday scenes across the University from recent years.

Gabelli Presidential Scholars

Article from Boston College Chronicle

The 23-year-old scholarship program for the University’s most accomplished incoming students has been renamed in recognition of a gift from the Gabelli Family Foundation.

Note worthy

Audio from @BC

T.J. Hurley, Class of 1885, gave the University “For Boston.” He also wrote songs about the baseball team, the local trolley, and spiritual succor. Here, music department students, faculty, and staff perform selections.

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Smarter in the City

Video from Boston College Law School

Boston College Law School students provide legal aid to tech entrepreneurs in the underserved neighborhood of Roxbury.

Research Day: Disease

Video from Front Row

During the University’s inaugural Research Day symposium on December 11—devoted, this year, to research with the potential to benefit global public health—biology professor Welkin Johnson, Ferris Professor of Physics Michael Naughton, and nursing assistant professor Melissa Sutherland discussed their respective disease-related studies.


Newsletter from the Lynch School of Education

Associate professor Katherine L. McNeill’s efforts to redesign science education; undergraduate research projects; and a speech by Joan Lombardi, M.Ed.’73, on the status of early childhood education are among stories in the Winter 2014 issue.

The Birth of Jesus: Two Gospel Narratives

Online course from the Church in the 21st Century Center and the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning

This free, self-paced mini-tutorial, written and narrated by Philip A. Cunningham, former executive director of the University’s Center for Christian-Jewish Learning, has been visited more than 100,000 times since its 2006 launch.

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From The Office of News and Public Affairs

McMullen Museum of Art will relocate to new, enlarged Brighton Campus venue. Boston Globe, New York Times, Art Daily

School of Social Work: Governor-elect names Associate Professor Marylou Sudders health and human services chief. Boston Globe, more | Associate Professor Westy Egmont, Immigrant Integration Lab director, interviewed on immigration reform. CNN

New book by Center for Retirement Research director, others: clarion call on retirement.  New York Times, NPR, Boston Globe

Vanderslice Professor of Chemistry T. Ross Kelly's collection of scientific curiosities aids teaching. Chemical & Engineering News, slideshow, more

Law School: ranks 17th on Business Insider list of Top 50 Law Schools in America. BC entry | Op-eds: Dean Vincent Rougeau writes in Ferguson aftermath. Boston Globe | Assistant Professor Kari Hong advocates abolishing grand juries. Boston Globe

Assistant Professor of Psychology Liane Young leads new research on nature of political conflicts. NPR, New York Magazine, The Guardian (UK)

Professor of Political Science Peter Skerry writes on what illegal immigrants want. Weekly Standard

Lynch School's City Connects program supports Boston students in and out of the classroom. Boston Globe

Q&A: Ferris Professor of Physics Michael Naughton, Ph.D. graduate, discuss their nanomaterials research. International Innovation (free registration required)

Canisius Professor, Jesuit Institute Director James Keenan, S.J., writes on conference organized by global network Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church, which he founded. DotCommonweal

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