April 2016

Poster season

Slideshow from @BC

Topics ranged from machine learning to the Ottoman imperial harem as students showcased their independent research this spring.

"Absolute music"

Video from @BC

Associate professor of music Ralf Gawlick never knew his biological mother. And he had never heard performed the composition he wrote imagining their bond. @BC was present when he heard the work played for the first time.

Goldwater scholars

Article from Boston College Chronicle

Jesse Mu ’17 and Chris Latour ’18 are recipients of the nation’s premiere undergraduate award in the sciences.


Slideshow from @BC

Let there be light (bulbs) and public intellectuals, comedy, overnight walks, and cupcakes for a cause—scenes from the past six weeks.

Primary sources

“Every day is an afterlife”

Video from the Church in the 21st Century Center

Athletics director Brad Bates discusses the role of chance encounters in his faith formation.

Already landed

Slideshow from the Carroll School of Management

Five CSOM seniors and the jobs they’ll begin after graduation.

Bel canto

Videos from Boston College a cappella groups

Historical monuments, monumental histories

Website from the Burns Library

An online version (designed by Jack McGrath ’16) of an exhibition on historical monuments, curated and organized by associate professor of history Dana Sajdi’s fall 2015 class “Making History Public.”

On sickness and health

Medical Humanities Journal of Boston College

Student contributions to the spring 2016 issue include personal narrative (“Mr. Alzheimer’s,” by Matthew Quinlan ’17), research (“Trauma of Military Nurses,” by Charlotte Chang ’18), poetry, and drawings.

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From The Office of News and Public Affairs

Carroll School ranked third among U.S. undergraduate programs. Bloomberg Business News

Commencement: U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz, 1966 alumnus, to speak. Boston Globe, BC News | U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen to speak at Law School.

Review: McMullen Museum’s "The Arts & Crafts Movement: Making It Irish" is presented with "singular thoughtfulness and style." Complementary Burns Library exhibit cited. Wall Street Journal

Teams led by faculty were first from BC to participate in largest U.S. science showcase in Washington, D.C. BC News

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Patrick Downes ’05 ran the race for the BC Strong scholarship. CBS Boston, BC News

Q&A: Law School Founders Professor Mary Sarah Bilder discusses her book, “Madison’s Hand.” C-SPAN | Her Bancroft Prize-winning research of Madison's Constitutional Convention notes. BC News

Custodian Fred Vautour will have put all five children through BC, with his daughter’s May graduation. Boston Globe

English Department: Professor Paul Lewis’ student research project results in anthology of early American Boston poetry. Boston Globe (two items) | Lewis advocates renaming historic Longfellow Bridge. Boston Globe | Associate Professor James Smith reflects on death of survivor of Ireland's Magdalene laundries. Irish Times

Carroll School: Powers Family Dean Andy Boynton outlines nine things that turn a manager into a leader. Forbes | Associate Professor Mary Ellen Carter writes on a way to close the pay gap for women. CNN

America Magazine essays: School of Theology and Ministry Professor James Bretzke, SJ writes on pope’s proclamation on family life. | Theologians, visiting faculty members Rafael Luciani and Félix Palazzi write on pope’s theology.

Athletics: High academic report from NCAA. More | Baseball Eagles win 12th Beanpot title. More | Women’s sailing teammates headed for the Rio Olympics. More

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