March 2015

One stop

Audio slideshow from @BC

Introducing the Commencement Fair, for busy seniors.




Practice, practice

Video from Boston College Law School

How to network, and to what end? First-year law students describe the year-long professional development program dubbed 1L Bootcamp.

Q&A: Jonathan Reuter

Article from Boston College Chronicle

The associate professor of finance whose research was recently cited by the White House Council of Economic Advisers discusses retirement savings.

The first lap

A Boston College Video Minute

The University’s eighth annual Relay for Life.



Slideshow from @BC

Classes, visitors, music, and an all-nighter—scenes from the past six weeks.

Primary sources

Big splash

Video from Major League Baseball

Before squaring off in a spring training game in Fort Myers, Florida, the Boston Red Sox and the Boston College men’s baseball team saluted Pete Frates ’07, a former Eagles outfielder. Frates, who suffers from ALS, started the “ice bucket challenge” last summer that has helped raise more than $100 million for the ALS Association.

Cross training

Slideshow from Boston College’s Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

As an undergraduate, Marye Moran ’14 immersed herself in literature. She now works in finance. The stories of six young alumni from the humanities and the careers they chose.

The research agenda of Dunwei Wang

Video from the Materials Research Society

A view into associate professor of chemistry Dunwei Wang’s laboratory, where an effort is underway to develop nano structures for use in energy conversion and storage.

Pastoral challenges to the family

Video from the Church in the 21st Century Center

In an age of divorce, cohabitation, and same sex marriage—how can the Church offer witness to individuals with “imperfect and sometimes messy lives?” A talk by theology professor Stephen J. Pope.

Camera action

Video by Cai Thomas ’16

The New England Sports Network selected Thomas’s entry as a finalist in its annual student film contest. The five-minute short profiles Blake Bolden ’13, who plays defense for the Boston Blades of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League.

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From The Office of News and Public Affairs

College of Arts and Sciences to be named for benefactor, alumnus Robert J. Morrissey. Boston Globe, Associated Press (via Huffington Post), more

Associate Professor of Chemistry Jianmin Gao, team develop "warhead" molecule to target deadly germs., News Medical, more

Junior Alex Carpenter wins top women’s college hockey honor: first BC player to win Kazmaier Memorial Award. Boston Globe, USA Hockey video

Law School Professors: Ray Madoff testifies before Congress on repeal of estate tax. More | Kent Greenfield writes on limits of free speech. The Atlantic | David Wirth writes on Obama’s climate change opportunity. WBUR "Cognoscenti"

Alumnus Rory Cuddyer named Boston’s inaugural startup “czar.” BostonInno, BetaBoston, Boston Business Journal

Tours of the Heights draw prospective students, despite record-breaking winter snowfall. WGBH

McMullen exhibit, Roman in the Provinces, a roadmap to history. Sampling of coverage: Boston Globe, MetroWest Daily News

Assistant Professor of Political Science David Hopkins co-authors piece: making sense of contemporary government.

BC Ireland Academic Director Mike Cronin writes on America and St. Patrick’s Day. Time

Junior Nathan McGuire, Catholic Relief Services BC student ambassador, writes on need for humanitarian aid in Syria. National Catholic Reporter

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