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Spring 2013

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This newsletter is being brought to you by the Graduate Alumni Council of the Boston College Alumni Association. Membership includes alumni and staff from all graduate schools/programs.

For more information or to get involved with the council, contact Jean Chisser at the Alumni Association at jean.chisser@bc.edu.


Welcome to the newsletter dedicated to graduate alumni of Boston College. There is news from each graduate school included. Please pass it on and pay it forward. We have emails for only about half of the graduate alumni population. Please forward this email to other grad alumni you know and encourage them to update their contact information with Boston College. We don't want any of our grad alumni to feel left out. Thanks!

Grad Alumni Website

Be sure to check out the new and improved Graduate Alumni website for up-to-date information about upcoming events, grad alumni in the news, and photos and videos from previous events.

Featured Event

BC Alumni Career Conference: Leveraging Today's Job Market

Thursday, May 2, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Room 100, Gasson Hall, Middle Campus, Boston College

This day-long program is geared for alumni who are looking to make a job transition, change career fields, or re-enter the job market. Session topics will include networking, overcoming personal roadblocks to career success, changing careers, and negotiating compensation. There will also be a panel discussion with corporate decision makers and a Q&A with Cindi Bigelow '82, CEO of Bigelow Tea. For more information and to register, click here.

News from Your School

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Nobel Committee Cites BC Economists' Research

Research by two Boston College economists figures prominently in the work that this year received the Nobel Prize for economics.

Graduate School of Social Work

Center Aims to Aid Immigrants

Boston College, founded 150 years ago to educate the children of Boston immigrants, has embarked on a new initiative to help foreign-born persons make a successful transition into American democratic society.

Lynch School of Education

Campus School Volunteers of Boston College Raise $111K for Campus School

On Friday, November 9, the Campus School Volunteers of Boston College presented the Campus School with a donation of $111,000.

School of Theology and Ministry

Study awards take STM students abroad

Michael Rozier, S.J., MDiv'14 (pictured), and Nicholas Collura, MDiv'14, spent two weeks in Europe as fellows in the 2012 Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics summer program for seminary students.

BC Law School

BC Law School Creates New Post to Oversee Experiential Learning Through Curriculum

Boston College Law School has created a position of faculty director of experiential learning, a move that underscores and enhances the Law School's longstanding emphasis on real-world experience for law students.

Carroll School of Management

A student's experience on the 2012 International Management Experience trip to Asia

The 12th annual International Management Experience trip to Asia brought 19 full and part-time MBA students to Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.

Connell School of Nursing

Haley Nurse Scientist program enters its third year

On November 15, partners from the William F. Connell School of Nursing and the Brigham and Women's Hospital Department of Nursing gathered together for the Third Annual Haley Nursing Forum.

Graduate Alumni in the News

Alumni in Massachusetts Cabinet

Lynch School of Education alumnus Matthew Malone, MEd'95, PhD'02, will assume the role of Secretary of Education. Read more here.

Globe-trotting GSSW alumna, Colleen Fitzgerald '11, is serving as a Psychosocial Program Manager with International Medical Corps in Libya. Read more here.

Nine Connell School of Nursing Students and Alums were inducted into the American Academy of Nursing. Read more here.

BC Law Alum Jared Huffman JD'90, was elected to Congress. Read more here.

GA&S alum James Dlugos, '84, GA&S'84 was named President of St. Joseph's College in Maine. Read more here.

CSOM alum Louis S. Mercedes '97, JD/MBA'01 has been named to the 2012 Class of 40 Under 40, an elite group of business and civic leaders who collectively represent the next wave of talent and commitment in the Boston economy. Read more here.

Faculty in the News

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences: Moakley Professor of Political Science Kay Schlozman and Psychology Professor Ellen Winner recently contributed to the New York Times 'Sunday Dialogue.' Read more here.

Graduate School of Social Work: Marylou Sudders, MSW, Associate Professor of Macro Practice and Chair of the Health and Mental Health Concentration at Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, has been appointed to the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission Board. Read more here.

Lynch School of Education: Associate Professor of Science Education and Technology G. Michael Barnett has been named the 2012 Massachusetts Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Read more here.

School of Theology and Ministry: Landings, a Paulist ministry of reconciliation, has announced the formation of a new program, directed by Associate Professor Thomas A. Kane, C.S.P., in the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College. Read more here.

Boston College Law School: Boston College Law Professor R. Michael Cassidy is one of 68 newly elected members of the American Law Institute (ALI), a diverse group of highly accomplished lawyers, judges and law professors. Read more here.

Carroll School of Management: Read Dean Andy Boynton's latest contribution to Forbes on the power of ideas. Read more here.

Connell School of Nursing: Associate Professor Danny Willis served as the Principal Investigator on an award-winning research project with nurses at McLean Hospital. Read more here.

Continuing Education Opportunities

Please send us an email if you are aware of opportunities to receive CEU's or Professional Development Hours (PDH). We will list these on the Graduate Alumni Website as a resource.

Recent Publications

Youth Held at the Border: Immigration, Education and the Politics of Inclusion by Dr. Lisa (Leigh) Patel of the Lynch School of Education

In her new book, Lynch School of Education Associate Professor Lisa (Leigh) Patel invites readers to rethink assumptions about immigrant youth.

Cancer as a Metabolic Disease by BC Biology Professor Thomas N. Seyfried

In his new book, BC Biology Professor Thomas N. Seyfried offers an expansive review of the metabolic theory of cancer, from its origins to current research findings to its role in the development of new treatments and therapies in order to fight the deadly disease.

Witnesses to the Word: New Testament Studies since Vatican II
by Daniel Harrington, S.J.

Congratulations to STM professor Daniel Harrington, S.J., whose book was just published by Paulist Press. The book is described as a roadmap to New Testament study over the past fifty years.

Upcoming Events

The Manager's Studio at the Carroll School brings top executives to campus to share their personal and professional experiences with students and alumni. Randy Papadellis, Chairman & CEO of Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. will be the guest speaker on April 17.

The New Evangelization: Renewing the Church
with Anthony Gittens, C.S.Sp., Kristina M. DeNeve, and others
April 20, 2013

Campus News

Stokes Hall Opens on BC Campus

After years of planning, Stokes Hall, a cornerstone of the University's Institutional Master Plan and the first academic building to be constructed on the Middle Campus since 2001, opened in January.

Sesquicentennial Celebrations

Be sure to check out the Boston College Sesquicentennial homepage for the latest updates on upcoming events for our 150th Anniversary Celebration.

Online Resources Available 24/7

Even if you've moved away from the Heights, you can still participate in many of the events that happen on campus—virtually! Check out these online resources:

The Deans Series – four deans gave presentations on topics of interest during the 2011/12 academic year. See their presentations and other Alumni Education events.

@BC– featured multi-media productions.

Church21 Webcasts on Demand – spirituality presentations on a wide range of topics.

News about BC – stay up–to–date with BC's happenings.

Front Row – watch videos of the latest presentations at BC.

Share Your Thoughts

Share your comments about this newsletter, share your personal/professional news, or tell us what you would like to see happen for graduate alumni by dropping a note to gradalumni@bc.edu.

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