February 2015

Close-up: St. Mary's Hall

Slideshow from @BC

The Jesuit residence reopened in January after a two-year renovation, with a complement of academic offices.


Article from Boston College Chronicle

Assistant professor of chemistry Jeffery Byers received a $655,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to advance his efforts to synthesize biodegradable plastics.

Common place

Slideshow from @BC

Undergraduate history students curated an exhibition on Boston's first public park.

Googled: Chris Doyle ’81

Research from @BC

Meet the 2015 recipient of the Arts Alumni Award.


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Slideshow from the mathematics department

The number of math majors has more than doubled since 2000—to 304. See profiles of eight.

Pray, eat

Video from the School of theology and Ministry

Every Thursday, students, faculty, and staff convene for Mass and then a meal.

Meet our graduates

Interactive feature from the Lynch School of Education

The Lynch School experience and career paths thereafter—five stories.


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Students make the most of a near-record (at this writing) winter of snow on the Heights.

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From The Office of News and Public Affairs

Law School: $7.53 million gift brings Rappaport Center to BC. Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal | Students help "Smarter in the City" entrepreneurs in Roxbury. Boston Globe

History Department Professors: Robin Fleming gives presentation on burial practices in post-Roman Britain. The Telegraph (UK) | Alan Rogers comments on 1795 Boston time capsule. CBS This Morning

Carroll School a leader in Wall Street recruitment. WallStreetOasis.com

Professor of Biology Ken Williams, research team: drug shows promise against HIV. Medical Express (news release)

Associate Professor of Political Science Jonathan Laurence interviewed on Paris terror attack. Sampling of coverage: CNN (three live interviews: January 9, 10, 11)

Op-ed: Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland co-authors piece: mixed messages from Federal Reserve on interest rates. Wall Street Journal

Q&A: Philosophy Professor Peter Kreeft discusses his new book on Saint Thomas Aquinas. National Review Online

Ferris Professor of Physics Michael Naughton on matters of physics in “DeflateGate.” Sampling of coverage: ABC World News Tonight, WGBH News, Boston Globe

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