December 2015

An Irish Christmas

Video from @BC

Invited to create a gift of music, fiddler Séamus Connolly, the Sullivan Family Artist-in-Residence, chose these two Irish Christmas pieces, one traditional, the other contemporary.

Faculty books of 2015

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Titles by Boston College faculty published in the past year.

Pop quiz: Merry measure

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With the O’Neill Plaza Christmas tree as a backdrop, Boston College Magazine’s Zachary Jason ’11 asks students about their holiday traditions and what they are most looking forward to giving.

Campus gains

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The foundation of University Trustee Mario Gabelli recently donated $10 million to improve the University's outdoor spaces.

Googled: Alex Truesdell, M.Ed.’82

Research from @BC

New MacArthur fellow designs individualized, low-cost furniture for disabled children.

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Supervised ministry

Video from the School of Theology and Ministry

Profiles of students who, with faculty guidance, choose ministry placements from Dorchester to Rwanda that reflect their personal and professional interests.

Cruise control

Video from the Carroll School of Management

Uber founder and CEO Travis Kalanick speaks before Boston College’s Chief Executives Club about the ride-sharing behemoth’s success and future (including driverless cars).

Curious behaviors that can ruin your retirement

Interactive media from the Center for Financial Literacy

Mini quizzes demonstrate how “your DNA gets in the way” of sound financial planning, with advice on how to delay gratification, prepare for costly events, and work for a younger boss.


Undergraduate research journal of Boston College

The Fall 2015 issue includes student writings on colonial-era cartography of the Caribbean, the political theology of rapper Kendrick Lamar, and gender barriers to AIDS prevention in India.

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From The Office of News and Public Affairs

Chief Executives Club: Goes global with inaugural Dublin forum. Irish Times, More | Hosts Uber CEO. Sampling of coverage: WBUR

History: Associate Professor Julian Bourg, MCA&S associate dean, writes on France's history of political violence. Boston Review | Professor Heather Cox Richardson discusses GOP, Trump. CNN

Associate Professor of Chemistry Dunwei Wang’s solar energy advance among innovations that may help climate change. CBS News

Carroll School studies: Associate Professor Jonathan Reuter on broker-sold mutual fund performance. Wall Street Journal | O'Connor Family Professor Michael Pratt on loneliness of working remotely. Boston Globe, Money

Essays: Gasson Professor Pierre de Charentenay, S.J., on lessons of the Paris terror attacks. America | Latin American theologians, visiting fellows Rafael Luciani, Félix Palazzi on roots of papal theology. America (three parts, with links)

Law School Professor Ray Madoff among guests discussing charitable giving. NPR “On Point”

Studies: Associate Professor of Sociology Sara Moorman on benefits of grandparental ties. Boston Globe | Assistant Professor of Psychology Katherine McAuliffe: role of cultural differences in kids and fair play. Sampling of coverage: The Atlantic, Washington Post

School of Social Work Associate Professor Tiziana Dearing outlines how to connect with at-risk Boston youths. WBUR “Learning Lab”

Op-ed:  Cambodian refugee, alumnus Kuong Ly '08, recipient of Truman and Marshall scholarships, on debate over refugees. Boston Globe

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