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Novelists, poets, journalists, scholars, performers and others from a variety of spheres are presenters at Boston College's celebrated Lowell Humanities Series, which is offering seven events during the spring semester. All events are free and open to the public. The series is sponsored by the Lowell Institute, BC's Institute for the Liberal Arts and the Provost's Office.
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Earth and Environmental Sciences researcher Paul K. Strother and a team of scientists have discovered evidence that primitive moths and butterflies existed during the Jurassic period, approximately 50 million years before the first flowering plants. Their report, published in Scientific Advances, sheds new light on one of the most confounding cases of co-evolution. Read more in The New York Times:
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Back at it! Welcome to a new semester, Eagles! | Photo by Peter Julian, University Communications
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Back at it! Welcome to a new semester, Eagles! | Photo by Peter Julian, University Communications
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" —Martin Luther King, Jr. (Photo: Center, left to right: Fred L. Shuttlesworth, Ralph Abernathy, and Martin Luther King Jr. in Birmingham, Alabama, on May 15, 1963. Image: Bettmann / Corbis, Printed in Boston College Magazine fall, 2011)
Fairly traded. Regional. Equitable. Sustainable. Healthy. These characteristics spell out—literally—the five components of BC Dining Services' new FRESH program. Funded by a $400,000 grant awarded to BCDS from the Henry P. Kendall Foundation, the three-year initiative aims to increase the production and consumption of local, sustainable, healthy food options.
...the last 50 years, owned this great Spanish-style home on picturesque Fisher Hill at 97 Holland Road. Not only did the couple protect and maintain the integrity of the classic interiors — the...
Moths and butterflies fluttered around Earth in the Jurassic Period, millions of years earlier than previously thought, even before there were flowers to provide them with nectar for food. A new study by a group of researchers including BC Research Prof. Paul K. Strother offers new support for that theory. h/t Weston Observatory, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Boston College
Snow-covered heights. | Photo by Gary Gilbert, University Communications
Alfred Hamilton has joined the Boston College - Woods College of Advancing Studies as director of its online Master of Healthcare Administration degree program. In addition to 20-plus years as a career military officer, he is an active member of the CAHME, serves on the board of the Catholic Health System in Buffalo, and assisted in developing programs in health information management for non-traditional students at The George Washington University.
Our Eagles are headed to the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang! The women's hockey team has five BC representatives on Team USA: Cayla Barnes '22, Kali Flanagan '19, Megan Keller '19, Emily Pfalzer '15, and Haley Skarupa '16. Brian Gionta '01 will serve as captain of Team USA in men's hockey in February.
The Ignatian Volunteer Corps has become a destination for retired Boston College Alumni seeking to reaffirm the connection with Jesuit spirituality they enjoyed at the Heights. Read more on BC News at the link below.
Meanwhile, in Chestnut Hill... Stay safe out there today, Eagles! #cyclonebomb #polarvortex #seriously
BC Weather Alert. Because of the storm forecast, Boston College will be closed on Thursday January 4.
Wishing everyone a safe and happy New Year! Thank you for being part of our community, and we hope you enjoy our #BestNine2017 from BC Instagram that garnered the most ❤️💛. See you in 2018, Eagles! https://www.instagram.com/bostoncollege/
Thinking about making a resolution to get healthier in the new year? We have a resource for you. The Office of Health Promotion and has trained and certified over 250 students to become Health Coaches, who support their peers by having individual health conversations called iHPs (Individual Health Plans) to discuss personal health behaviors, knowledge, attitudes, and skills and through the meeting develop goals and strategies to become healthier. Learn more at the blog link below.
The undergraduate program of the Boston College Lynch School of Education is ranked 7th in the U.S., according to a survey of the 10 best colleges for education majors by College Magazine. Lynch School graduate programs are ranked 8th among the nation's leading master's in secondary education programs, according to online resource Top Master's in Education.
ICYMI: Boston College Alumni Association's annual Advent Reflections is written this year by Boston College School of Social Work Prof. Tiziana Dearing, a national voice on social impact, social justice, inequality, and poverty. Recap all four weeks at the link below.
Merry Christmas, from all of us at Boston College. ("Hark! Carol of the Bells" performed by the Boston College Dynamics, Video by John Walsh, University Communications)
A celebrated maestro at the Heights, conductor John Finney is marking a quarter century as director of the The University Chorale of Boston College, a role he performs in addition to his long tenure at the helm of the Boston College Symphony Orchestra. Finney, named Distinguished Artist-in-Residence at BC in 1999, also is recognized as one of the most important musicians in the Boston area.
"O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?" — Percy Bysshe Shelley | Poto by Lauren Hollister
Lessons in character, calling, and courage are on the syllabus in seven courses at the Boston College - Woods College of Advancing Studies this semester, as undergraduates collectively read The Red Bandanna, the story of Welles Remy Crowther '99, who lost his life leading others to safety on September 11, 2001. The shared reading is part of the inaugural Woods College Manresa Experience, an initiative launched this fall to encourage and support students in their professional, personal, and spiritual discernment.
Over six large boxes of toys were collected for Marine Toys for Tots Foundation thanks to a Boston College Police Department fundraiser with an assist from Boston College Athletics and Boston College Campus Recreation. #WeAreBC
Inspiring works at the McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College provided a backdrop for students preparing for finals during study days this month. Read the full story on BC News: http://bit.ly/StudyDaysBC | Photos by Yiting Chen
Rest in peace, Coach Ceglarski. Legendary Boston College Athletics head hockey coach and athlete Len Ceglarski passed away this weekend at the age of 91. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home in Walpole.
Who's ready for Christmas break? Best of luck on finals, Eagles. (Photo: Cyril Zakka '18)
Welcome to our early action Class of #BC2022. Boston College awaits... (Narrated by Gabrielle Esposito '18, Video by John Walsh and Paul Dagnello, University Communications) h/t Boston College Admission
ICYMI: All eyes were on freshman Daniel Emory at Tuesday night's Boston College Athletics vs. Columbia University in the City of New York as he attempted to hit a golf ball into a hole on the other end of the court. When Daniel hit the shot, he won $1,000 worth of Under Armour gear - and the crowd went wild. The best part? Daniel has never played golf before.
The Options Through Education program, administered by the Boston College Thea Bowman AHANA & Intercultural Center, and Boston College Campus Ministry's Montserrat Coalition are featured in a U.S. News and World Report piece on the importance of initiatives that help students from low-income backgrounds achieve college success.
Have you seen the Boston College Alumni Advent Calendar? Be sure to visit daily as we count down to Christmas! http://bit.ly/2AxgsC9
Undefeated no more! #WeAreBC #DUKEvsBC h/t Boston College Athletics Boston College Basketball (Video by John Walsh, University Communications)
Deck the Heights (Photo by Gary Wayne Gilbert)
Members of the Boston College community had the opportunity to connect with Iraqi, Kurdish, and Syrian refugees through a portal on campus during International Education Week.
Economics, finance, and biology remain the three most popular majors or concentrations at Boston College, according to enrollment statistics for 2017-18, continuing a decade-long trend. Read more on majors, double majors, minors, and trends in STEM, as well as a look back 20 years, on BC News.
On point, #supermoon2017. (Photos by Glenn Hand, BC Capital Projects Management)
"The most beautiful spot at the Heights is the Campus School, a wonderful place where an exceptional team of teachers, therapists, nurses, and volunteers come together to meet students' unique needs" - Eller Juco '18 Please consider contributing to The Campus School at Boston College's annual fundraiser today. More here: http://bc.edu/campusschoolgift #WeAreBC
Are you applying to be a member of #BC2022? Looking for some advice on the admission process? Director of Boston College Admission John Mahoney once again joined his counterparts from Harvard University and UMass Boston for an in-depth discussion of the admission process on the popular annual panel program on WBZ Nightline.
Biochemistry alumna Elizabeth O'Day '06—who has received Beckman, Goldwater, Churchill, Fulbright, and NSF scholarships, and has founded a venture capital pharmaceutical company—is back at Boston College advancing science and making a difference. She's currently teaching an undergraduate course on Human Metabolism and Entrepreneurship.
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’Tis the season for holiday merriment on the Heights. A slate of festive annual events provide a welcome diversion from study days, finals, and end-of-semester academic activities for University community members. It all kicks off tonight with the The University Chorale of Boston College and the Boston College Symphony Orchestra in their “Christmas on the Heights” at Trinity Chapel on Newton Campus. Click below to read more on BC News.
Thank you, Eagles.
Boston College Athletics' Hockey Coach Jerry York '67 and the Eagles will face Boston University tomorrow in an always spirited match at Conte Forum. Fifty years after his own graduation, the winningest coach in the history of college hockey points to his Jesuit education as a defining influence on his life and faith. h/t The Church in the 21st Century Center (C21 Center)
A spectacular eagle eye view, compliments of Prime Aerial Photography.
City Connects, the Boston College Lynch School of Education student intervention program, has been acknowledged by Results for America for its noteworthy, evidence-based education reform, as well as by the Center for High Impact Philanthropy for its grant-worthy social impact in education.
EveryBlock collects 19 types of news in Boston — including articles, real estate listings, meetups and conversations neighbors are having — and organizes it by location. Here is all the recent news and discussion near 591-675 Chestnut Hill Ave.