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Senior Jessica Lipton shared her unique research perspective on North Korea's Kim regime as one of a select group of New England-area undergraduates invited to participate in an art history symposium at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
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McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College has acquired a rich trove of Coptic textiles, and an extensive library of accompanying volumes, from collectors Donald and Barbara Tellalian of Newton, Mass. The Tellalian Collection—which comprises thirty-four Late Antique/Coptic textiles from the fourth to eighth century—is significant due to the quality, importance, and conservation of the textiles, as well as the related comprehensive library of 129 books and folios, many of which are rare volumes. Such textiles are thought to have been produced by Copts (Christian Egyptians) and other weavers throughout the Byzantine Empire. Their designs and motifs influenced the visual repertoire of the early Islamic period.
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TEDxBostonCollege will take place on Sunday. The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will feature nine speakers on the theme of "Bringing People Together," among them Boston College Theology Department Prof. Rev. Michael Himes, Carroll School of Management Asst. Prof. Juan Montes, who has scaled Mount Everest, alumna Connie Anne Philips '87, publisher and CRO of Glamour and SELF magazines, and Carroll School freshman Kofi Nimo, who won the speaking spot at a competition earlier this semester.
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Photo by Caitlin Cunningham Photography
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The deadline for applications to Ever to Excel—a Jesuit leadership program for high school students—is tomorrow. Don't miss out!
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This year's winner of the University's Archbishop Oscar A. Romero Scholarship is Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences junior Jorge Mejía, who has bridged academia and advocacy to serve the needs of the Hispanic/Latino community on campus and in his native Bronx.
What is a date and how do we go about dating? These are questions BC faculty member Kerry Cronin has been asking her classes for yeas. The documentary film The Dating Project Movie features Cronin—the associate director of BC's Lonergan Institute, Philosophy Department Boston College member, Boston College Center for Student Formation fellow—and follows five single young men and women in their own quests to find authentic love and meaningful relationships. By engaging in Cronin’s dating philosophy, her mentees find more fulfilling and lasting relationships. The Dating Project plays in movie theaters nationwide tonight, as a special one-night event, featuring an exclusive discussion with Cronin. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the Boston College Lynch School of Education a three-year, $1.2 million grant to engage low-income high school students in a science and emerging agricultural technology project. Expected to begin this month, the project will involve 30 City of Boston Boston Public Schools students from populations underrepresented in science, according to the principal investigator, Prof. G. Michael Barnett.
Good luck, runners. See you at Mile 21! Sarah Pilgrim '18 is running the Boston Marathon in support of The Campus School at Boston College. Support her goal here: http://bit.ly/2J379eF. All contributions directly benefit Campus School students. #WeAreBC Video by Julia Hopkins '19 & John Walsh, University Communications
Today we pause, remember and celebrate the spirit of our city. City of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh ‘09 has declared April 15 "One Boston Day," a tradition that celebrates the resiliency, generosity and strength of the residents of Boston by encouraging acts of kindness and spreading goodwill. This #OneBostonDay, what will you do? For more: http://www.onebostonday.org/
"Scripture advises us that we should turn the other cheek to violence. However, my Jesuit training has taught me that in addition to nonviolent resistance we should hit back with love. My beautiful, loving wife, Jessica, and I were blown up in the name of God. Our bodies were torn apart and our psyches shattered in the name of religion. We were casualties of a religious war. At least that’s what we were led to believe." So begins an essay Patrick Downes, a a graduate of the Boston College Lynch School of Education and a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, writes for "C21 Resources," a publication of the The Church in the 21st Century Center (C21 Center).
Congratulations to Boston College Lynch School of Education junior Natalee Deaette, who has been selected for a 2018 Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation Scholarship, a national award recognizing public service leadership.
Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Atlanta Wilton D. Gregory, the highest-ranking African American bishop in the United States, who heads one of the country’s fastest growing archdioceses, will address the graduates at Boston College’s 142nd Commencement Exercises on May 21. In addition, the University will present honorary degrees to: retired Boston College administrator Joseph Duffy, S.J., ’50, MA’51, STL’58, former University Secretary and former rector of the Jesuit Community; Drew Gilpin Faust, outgoing president of Harvard University; Kendall B. Reid ’79, award-winning HBO documentary producer; and Alberto Vasallo III ’89, president and CEO of El Mundo Boston.
Boston College will honor University Trustee John L. Harrington ’57, MBA’66, H’10, P’82, ’89, ’94 with the dedication of the Harrington Athletics Village at Brighton Fields – the Brighton Campus home of BC’s new Boston College Baseball, Boston College Softball and intramural fields – this Saturday. h/t Boston College Alumni, Boston College Athletics