November 2015

Elevator pitch

Video from @BC

Fifteen aspiring undergraduate entrepreneurs have their 60 seconds.



Method man

Video from @BC

In a lab occupied by custom-built robots and devices of his own design, biologist Tim van Opijnen seeks to understand precisely what happens when humans, disease, and antibiotics interact.

Sound check

Video from @BC

A masterclass with Irish tenor Ronan Tynan.


'We need every available voice'

Article from Boston College Chronicle

Former secretary of state Madeleine Albright was the speaker at the inaugural Council for Women of Boston College Colloquium.


Slideshow from @BC

Gotta dance, sing, connect, remember—scenes from the past five weeks.

Primary sources

Introducing the Edmund H. Shea Jr. Center for Entrepreneurship

Video from Front Row

Phil Schiller ’82, senior vice president for worldwide marketing at Apple, Inc., delivered the keynote address at the center’s dedication ceremony on November 5.

The Bible in Early America

Video from Front Row

Notre Dame historian Mark A. Noll discusses the role of Scripture in American history up through the Revolutionary era, in a talk sponsored by the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life.


Website from Boston College-Ireland and Raidió Teilifís Éireann

This interactive chronicle of the World War I Gallipoli campaign received a 2015 Eircom Spider Award in Ireland for distinction in digital technology. 

On exhibit

Website from University Libraries

From Nathaniel Hawthorne and Frederick Douglass to The Nature of Culture, current and coming exhibitions in the Burns, O’Neill, and Theology and Ministry libraries.


Website from the Office of Student Involvement

In this schedule of the month's events put forward by undergraduate organizations, November 12 leads with 22 meetings, rehearsals, and a student-run evening of MED Talks (think TED Talks about healthcare).

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From The Office of News and Public Affairs

BC faculty, alumna Jennie Chin Hansen, among top 50 most influential in aging; includes thought leaders, innovators, writers, advocates, experts. Next Avenue (PBS partner)

Carroll School: Powers Family Dean Andy Boynton relates improv precepts to business. Forbes | Shea Center inaugural event: Elevator Pitch Competition. Boston Innovation; Dedication. More

Associate Professor of Political Science Jonathan Laurence interviewed in wake of Paris attacks. NPR | Writes related New York Times piece. More

Law School: Launches Forum on Philanthropy and the Public Good. Sampling of coverage: Chronicle of Philanthropy, International Business Times | Leads "National Jurist" Value List. More

DeLuca Professor of Biology, Vice Provost for Research Thomas Chiles among influential leaders, researchers, practitioners named to new Global Commission on Pollution, Health and Development. More, related editorial

Center for Retirement Research: Study exposes problem with long-term care insurance. Forbes | Director Alicia Munnell writes on closing Social Security loopholes; retirees’ financial outlook. PBS NewsHour, MarketWatch

Alumni: Alex Truesdell wins MacArthur Foundation 'genius grant.' More | NY Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich: forceful NFL advocate against domestic abuse. New York Times

New book by Professor of Law and Lee Distinguished Scholar Mary Sarah Bilder, Madison's Hand, called a “superb study.” Wall Street Journal

Lynch School: Research Professor Philip Altbach writes on systems of scientific credit run amok. The Conversation | Professor Dennis Shirley writes on learning from a diverse, new Germany. Kappan magazine

Athletics: Men's Basketball Eagles, through nonprofit foundation, “draft” nine-year-old sarcoma patient. , more | Eagles: top five in graduation success rates. More

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