May 2015

Final Call

A Boston College Minute

Date: Monday, May 18

Time: 8:15 a.m.

Place: Linden Lane—staging area for the senior procession to Alumni Stadium.

Full House

Interactive Feature from @BC

A panoramic view inside Alumni Stadium during the University's 139th Commencement ceremony.

Seniors to remember

Article from Boston College Chronicle

Profiles of five members of the Class of 2015.



Slideshow from @BC

First year experienced and senior year savored, with pauses to reflect—scenes from the past month.

Primary sources

Core pilot courses, 2015-16

Videos from Boston College

These clips of conversation between professors were made to introduce incoming freshmen to new courses on humans and Nature, war, truth, and other enduring and complex themes.

We're history

Website founded by history professor Heather Cox Richardson and digital scholarship librarian Elliot Brandow

An online magazine devoted to American history, “with all its triumphs, failures, twists, and ironies.”

Director's cut

Video from Wisconsin Public Television

Matt Sienkiewicz, assistant professor of communication, discusses his new documentary, The Ragged Edge, about the struggles of a factory town and an entrepreneur.

Founding vision

Video from the Carroll School of Management

A profile of Joseph E. Corcoran ’59, H’09, benefactor of the new Corcoran Center for Real Estate and Urban Action, looks at the roots and results of his commitment to mixed-income housing.

Training attention on violence against women

Video from the Connell School of Nursing

Associate professor of nursing Melissa Sutherland discusses her research, funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, assessing violence screening at college health centers.

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From The Office of News and Public Affairs

Commencement: Chicago Archbishop Blase J. Cupich to graduates:  “speak for those who have no voice.” Boston Globe, more

Irish entrepreneur Denis O’Brien MBA ’82 establishes fellowship for MBA students from Ireland. Sampling of coverage: Irish Echo, Irish Independent, Irish News

Lynch School Center for International Higher Education incoming director Hans de Wit discusses plans. Chronicle of Higher Education

Professor of Psychology Ellen Winner: child prodigies often don't grow into adult geniuses. New York Times

Theology Professors: Shawn Copeland and James Keenan, SJ, queried on what they each would ask the pope. America | Libby Professor (law and theology) Cathleen Kaveny on law and religious freedom. Commonweal​

Law School: ranks 7th in survey of the top Northeast
​law ​schools for graduate employment. Boston Innovation | Elisabeth Medvedow to lead Rappaport Center. Boston Business Journal

Sociology Professors: Juliet Schor on cost of services in free market. New York Times | Sharlene Hesse-Biber on genetic testing for breast cancer. Huffington Post

Assistant Professor of Physics Ruihua He, team discover more is less in novel electronic material. PhysOrg, more

Student awards: Marissa Marandola ’16 wins Truman Scholarship. more | James Brogan ’16 wins Goldwater Scholarship. more | Winners of Fulbrights, other prestigious fellowships. more

Professor of English, Director of American Studies Carlo Rotella writes on the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao match. New York Times Magazine

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