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Place receives 2 •Rosie’s donation from BC

•Economist Kraus prepares for big Scrabble tournament named director 3 •Gosselin of undergrad admission lifetime achievement 4 •A award for Pitt-Catsouphes receives 5 •Copeland Murray Award; two other BC theologians honored

Catholic Teacher 6 •Urban Corps launches a new program in Micronesia

•Lynch School’s Blustein gets a career award

Student Affairs Vice President Jones to Retire

Evans to Head Police, Public Safety

BY JACK DUNN ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS

BY JACK DUNN ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS

Vice President for Student Affairs Barb Jones, a strong advocate for Boston College students who led an expansion of the division of Student Affairs in both programming and outreach, has announced that she will retire this summer after a distinguished 40year career in the field. Jones, who came to Boston College from Miami University of Ohio in 2013, said the time was right for her to retire after successfully guiding BC Student Affairs through a period of growth that included expanded offerings for students in Counseling Services and the Career Center. Executive Vice President Michael Lochhead thanked Jones for her years of dedicated service to Boston College.

Boston College has named Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans, a nationally respected police leader with 38 years of experience in law enforcement, as its new executive director of public safety and chief of police, beginning Aug. 6. He succeeds Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police John King, who announced his retirement in April after eight years at Boston College. Financial Vice President and Treasurer John Burke praised Evans as an experienced professional of uncompromising integrity with a proven track record in the areas of public safety and security. “Bill Evans’ extensive experience and his understanding of BC’s commitment to student formation make him an ideal choice

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“Barb brought experience, a strong work ethic, and a studentcentric commitment to her work that earned her the respect of students, faculty and her administrative colleagues,” said Lochhead. “She will be missed by all of us at Boston College, as well as by her many colleagues at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, and at the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.” Jones said that she had greatly enjoyed the opportunities she experienced as a part of the campus leadership team.   Continued on page 4

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hosts major 7 •BC archives conference

•Psychologist Young earns early career award •Easton joins exec. board for teachers of Arabic

8 •Summer construction •Photos: Diversity and Inclusion Summit

Athletics Director Martin Jarmond with reporters at the field house media day.

Indoor Practice Facility to Be Named Fish Field House Boston College’s new Athletics field house, a $52.6 million, 115,700-square-foot facility that will provide indoor practice space for BC football and other varsity sports, wil be named the Fish Field House in recognition of a leadership gift from former BC Board of Trustees Chairman and current Trustee Associate and

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to lead our department,” said Burke. “He will be a welcome addition to the BC community.” Evans, the father of a BC graduate, said he is looking forward to assuming his new role at Boston College. “Coming to Boston College to serve as its executive director of public safety and chief of police is a wonderful opportunity for me and my family,” said Evans. “I have always admired the Jesuit mission of service to others, and I am honored to be able to serve one of the nation’s best universities, one that I know so well from Continued on page 4

University’s College Bound program enters fourth decade with a new focus on social justice

•Obituaries

•Mathematics colleagues from around the world honor BC’s Friedberg

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Bound and Determined

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Board of Regents Chairman John Fish, P ’13, ’18. The donor-funded facility— currently in the final stages of construction—features a full regulation field with an AstroTurf playing surface, and a 12,000-squarefoot strength and conditioning center. It will officially open when Continued on page 3

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Now into its fourth decade, College Bound­—the Boston Collegebased, pre-collegiate enrichment and support program for three Boston public high schools—has broadened its mission of helping high school students advance to, and succeed in, higher education. In recent years, College Bound has expanded into the social justice sphere, enabling students to develop a better understanding of social issues and trends and their impact on populations and individuals alike. This new direction was in evidence at College Bound’s 30th anniversary celebration this past spring, which included a daylong youth symposium focused on em-

powering students to become positive change agents in their schools and communities. Among those speaking at the event was Nick Alicea, a graduating senior at Dorchester’s Dr. William W. Henderson Inclusion School, who shared with anniversary attendees his experience of participation in the March 24 March for Our Lives in Washington, DC. “The future is in our hands, and protesting gun violence and the faults of the Second Amendment shows that we have a voice in America,” he declared. “I won’t just stand for something; I will march for it. The youth of this nation are the key to the protection of the future generations.” Alicea’s stirring remarks reflect the evolution of College Bound, Continued on page 5

“We envision [the UCTC Micronesia] program will actively engage in the ministry of teaching in Jesuit high schools worldwide, providing academically rigorous and experientially rich preparation for Jesuit, Catholic teachers based in the Ignatian formative context.” —Urban Catholic Teacher Corps Director Charles Cownie, page 6


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FOOD FOR OTHERS At the end of every academic year, Boston College Dining Services provides students with an opportunity to donate some of their year-meal plan money to a charitable cause. In collaboration with the student group Every Bite Counts (eBC), volunteers from both groups staff collection tables on campus. This past year, BC Dining let students vote on which of five charities would receive the donation of food which is purchased with the raised funds. Rosie’s Place in Boston, founded 1974 as the first women’s shelter in the United States, was selected. Its mission is to provide a safe, nurturing environment that helps poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives. “BC Dining loves being a part of Boston College,” and embraces the University’s Jesuit tradition of “men and women for others,” said Associate Director of Operations Megan O’Neill. “Our student body is passionate about service trips and helping others and our goal is to remind some that we have local folks, too, who need help. By letting students

vote on which local charity they wanted to support, we thought this would make it more real than just handing over money.” The food delivery—which comprised 370 cases with more than 17,000 individual items— was made in June, in trucks loaded by Corcoran Commons staff members and BC students. “We typically have better buying power than shelters and charities, so we work with them on the items they need and purchase the food directly,” O’Neill explained. “Bringing some of our team to Rosie’s Place to help unload the truck, and see the food pantry and some clients who benefit from the help, was eye-opening and exhilarating,” she said. “Since the delivery happened after Commencement and many students were already home, we made a short video to show the appreciation from Rosie’s staff.” The video will be shown on the digital screens in dining halls when students return to campus, “so they can see what they did with their donation and how it helped so many local women less than 10 miles from our beautiful campus,” according to O’Neill.

These 200 cases represent about half of the total donation of food for Rosie's Place, funded by BC Dining's collection effort. (Photo by Ricky Zhao)

The BC donation included such staples as peanut butter, cereals, canned tuna, beans, juices, applesauce, and other packaged fruits, soups, and pastas. “We are grateful to everyone at Boston College for the generous donation of non-perishable food for the Rosie’s Place Food Pantry,” said Katie Amoro, a development officer at Rosie’s Place. “We were thrilled to receive the pallets of food for our guests—which equaled an amazing 17,000 individual items. With [BC’s] help, we can provide 2,000 women

a month with healthy, delicious and much-needed food for themselves and their families.” BC students are eager to help those who are less fortunate, O’Neill notes. “Every year we get lots of requests from students who want to buy food to give to a charity, and they are typically shocked to hear we do exactly that. Half the time the students had donated to our charity point drive and had not even realized what we do. That’s why this year we are trying to better publicize where the money went

and how many individuals were helped.” Rosie’s Place provides not only meals and shelter but also “creates answers for 12,000 women a year through wide-ranging support, housing, and education services. Rosie’s Place relies solely on the support of individuals, foundations, and corporations and does not accept any city, state, or federal funding. Thanks to these donations, 85 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to services for poor and homeless women,” according to the organization’s website. BC Dining’s support of, and collaboration with, eBC has improved the use of excess food, increased sustainability, and curbed surplus food production, O’Neill said. The student volunteer group, whose mission is to combat hunger, was launched in 2005 by BC Dining Associate Director Michael Kann and thenfreshman Molly Murphy. Over the years, eBC has worked to donate food to nonprofits in the Greater Boston area. —Rosanne Pellegrini

WORD UP Professor of Economics Marvin Kraus is truly a man of letters—especially the kind found on Scrabble boards. Kraus has been playing the famous word game since high school, for fun and in recent years for competition, and next month will return to one of its signature events: the North American Scrabble Championship, which takes place in Buffalo from Aug. 4-8. It will be the fourth time Kraus has been to the tournament, which is divided into four divisions, Elite, Expert, Intermediate, and Novice; Kraus will make his debut in the Intermediate category this go-round. Although relatively new to competitive Scrabble, he’s played in some 30 tournaments during the past decade.

Every player plays 31 rounds at the tournament, which works out to eight games and roughly eight hours a day for the first four days, explains Kraus, who is the 17th seed; three games make up the final morning of competition. Yes, there’s prize money for finishing first, but Kraus doesn’t even know the amount. “I just enjoy the thrill of the competition, and trying to give the best performance I can,” he explains. “I also really like being around others who share my love of Scrabble. It’s a small, tightly knit community—there are only about 2,000 competitive Scrabble players in North America— so over time you get to know quite a few people.” Introduced to the game by “a very intelligent friend” and future

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Indo-European linguist (“I only beat him once in eight games”), Kraus discovered through Scrabble an interest in language and fascination with unusual words. He also enjoys its mathematical and analytical aspects, and the strategies these impel: “You have to work out how playing a particular word will affect your opponent’s moves, and your own subsequent moves.” There’s even a visual appeal to Scrabble, Kraus adds. “As a game progresses, you become aware of the beauty of the spatial patterns that appear on the game board.” As someone who takes the game seriously enough to play it on a weekly basis at a Scrabble club in Lexington, Kraus studies the Scrabble Dictionary a halfhour a day. But it’s not a random scanning of pages: “It helps to

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Marvin Kraus with his beloved Scrabble game. (Photo by Sean Smith)

have a study program: Some look for long words that may not actually appear. I look for ‘high probability’ words, with an em-

phasis on learning or reviewing seven- or eight-letter words, as well as ‘fives’—there are about 9,000 of them.” Kraus will have more time for Scrabble after his retirement at the end of the next academic year, and plans to continue his efforts to teach it to his grandchildren. His four-year-old granddaughter, he notes, already has experienced the thrill of victory at Scrabble, of sorts: She sifts through the letter tiles until she finds the one that spell out her name, and then gives Kraus’ game board—which is mounted on a swivel—a celebratory spin. Read more about the North American Scrabble Championship at http://www.scrabbleplayers.org. —Sean Smith

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Gosselin Is New Director of Undergraduate Admission BY JACK DUNN ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS

Associate Athletics Director for Facilities and Game Day Operations Matt Conway spoke with the media in the Fish Field House on July 25. The facility will host its first practice on Aug. 3.

New Field House a ‘Game-Changer’ Continued from page 1 BC’s preseason football camp begins on Aug. 3. William V. Campbell Director of Athletics Martin Jarmond said the new facility will provide much-needed indoor practice space and double the size of the existing strength and conditioning room in the Yawkey Center, all of which will help Boston College to compete at the highest levels within the ACC. “The Fish Field House is a game-changer for BC Athletics,” said Jarmond. “It will provide a new state-of-the-art facility adjacent to Alumni Stadium and Conte Forum where our student-athletes will be able to train indoors year-round. This new addition will help BC football and all of our coaches in their recruitment efforts, and put BC on par with the other ACC schools, all of which have made similar investments in indoor facilities.” University President William P. Leahy, S.J., praised Fish for making construction of the field house possible. “John and Cyndy Fish have been among our most generous benefactors,” said Fr. Leahy. “Their leadership gift has enabled

•Helping mothers-to-be “My research has always been about mothers and babies. That’s who I am,” says Connell School of Nursing Dean Susan Gennaro, who—with a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities—is co-leading a study aimed at reducing anxiety, depression, and stress through prenatal care. http://bit.ly/gennaro-NIH-grant

portant project and complete it on an accelerated timetable. The University also deeply appreciates the 231 individuals and families who have joined the Fishes in supporting this effort.” Fish, the chairman and CEO of Suffolk Construction Company who played football at Bowdoin College and credits sports with teaching him the values

of collaboration, empathy and humility, said he chose to support the construction of the field house to ensure that BC has the best possible facilities for its student-athletes to develop their skills and excel on the playing field. “This new field house will help Boston College Athletics by providing BC’s student-athletes with one of the best indoor practice facilities in the country,” said Fish. “I am a big fan of Boston College football and all of BC’s teams, and I am pleased to help them succeed through this facility.” The Fish Field House is part of a $200 million investment in facilities that includes new baseball, softball and intramural fields in the Harrington Athletics Village on the Brighton Campus, and the 240,000-square-foot Connell Recreation Center, which will open in the summer of 2019. “The Fish Field House is a further example of the momentum and energy surrounding BC Athletics,” said Jarmond. “It is an exciting time for all of us at Boston College as we seek to take our program to new heights.” —Jack Dunn

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the University to construct a facility that will greatly benefit Boston College student-athletes for generations to come. I am so grateful for their support.” Added Senior Vice President for University Advancement James Husson, “It was John and Cyndy’s early commitment that enabled BC to launch this im-

“This new field house will help Boston College Athletics by providing BC’s student-athletes with one of the best indoor practice facilities in the country.” –John F. Fish

Three major ice sheets are being closely watched by scientists as global temperatures increase, glaciers melt, and sea levels rise. Of the three, the East Antarctic Ice Sheet is the largest potential contributor to sea-level rise. Boston College researchers are aiding efforts to find out what happened to the ice sheet the last time carbon and temperatures were at today’s levels. http://bit.ly/bc-antarctic-ice

For six weeks, Boston College undergraduate and graduate students developed their entrepreneurial ideas into prototypes, websites, apps, and businesses through a program in BC’s Shea Center for Entrepreneurship. On Demo Day, they had the chance to show what they had come up with. http://bit.ly/shea-demo-day-2018

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Boston College named 1997 alumnus Grant M. Gosselin, the vice president of enrollment and dean of admission and student aid at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., as director of undergraduate admission, effective July 23. Gosselin succeeds John L. Mahoney, who was named dean of undergraduate admission and financial aid in March. A nationally respected expert and proven leader in the field of undergraduate admission, Gosselin brings 21 years of experience to the position, including successful roles at Wheaton and Babson College, as well as at Boston College, where he had previously served as senior assistant director of undergraduate admission and associate director of marketing and international admission. While at Wheaton, he served as chief enrollment officer, overseeing and coordinating the efforts of the Admission, Financial Aid, Student Employment, and Student Accounts staffs. During his tenure at Wheaton, he set historic highs in applications and enrolled students, as well as in international student recruitment. He also is credited with creating Wheaton’s first Faculty Admission Advisory Group to enhance yield among accepted students, and the Global Leadership Development Group to expand outreach to prospective international students. In addition, he implemented a new admission marketing strategy for Wheaton that included affordability and yield campaigns and a high school counselor communications plan, as well as led the school’s successful effort to implement Slate as the enrollment CRM system for admission. At Babson College, he served as the school’s first vice president of enrollment, overseeing admission recruitment and enrollment efforts for all programs within its undergraduate and graduate schools.  Provost and Dean of Faculties David Quigley praised Gosselin as an experienced admission practitioner with an impressive record of success at highly selective institutions. “Grant Gosselin has done great things in undergraduate admission here at his alma mater and over the past decade at Babson and Wheaton,” said Quigley. “He’ll return this summer to lead a strong and experienced team, and I look forward to working

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closely with him as we position Boston College to attract each year a diverse class of talented young men and women.” Mahoney, who directed undergraduate admission at Boston College for nearly 30 years, offered a similar assessment. “Grant’s record of innovative leadership in the field of college admission during the past two decades speaks for itself. He is recognized as one of the top admissions professionals in the country, and his Boston College roots imbued him with a commitment to the values of Jesuit education. I know he is excited to lead his alma mater in these challenging times for higher education.” Gosselin said he felt both “humbled and inspired” to return to his alma mater to lead the admission office at Boston College, where he was mentored early in his career by Mahoney. “My Boston College education transformed my life, and I could not be more thrilled to help shape future generations of BC students and alumni in this new role,” said Gosselin. “For nearly three decades, John Mahoney has established the admission office at Boston College as one of the most respected in the nation. I look forward to building upon John’s legacy, and to working closely with him as we continue to attract a diverse community of scholars committed to excellence, truth, and justice.” Gosselin received his undergraduate degree in finance from the Carroll School of Management as well as a master’s degree in higher education administration from the Lynch School of Education in 2002. He began his career in admission a month after graduating from BC with an entry-level position at Babson College. During the following two decades, he became an industry leader who has been a member of multiple professional organizations, including NAFSA and AACRAO, and has served as an assembly delegate to the National Association for College Admissions Counseling.


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directed the University’s 142nd Commencement Exercises this year, and has worked closely with parents and student volunteers in addition to her work with alumni. Prior to joining the University Advancement division at Boston College in 2011, Moore led the Archer School in Los Angeles and Dana Hall School in Wellesley before becoming the interim head of the Oprah Winfrey Academy for Girls in South Africa. She was awarded an honorary degree from Boston College in 2010.    “I am pleased that Joy has agreed to serve as interim vice president for Student Affairs, beginning Aug. 3,” said Lochhead. “She is a highly respected and engaged administrator with extensive leadership experience that will serve her well in this new role in Student Affairs. I look forward to working closely with her during the coming months.”  

Pitt-Catsouphes Recognized for Her Work and Family Research Gary Wayne Gilbert

Boston College School of Social Work Professor Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes received a Special Lifetime Achievement Award from the Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) at the organization’s 2018 conference last month in Washington, DC. The WFRN is a University of Pennsylvania-based international membership organization of interdisciplinary work and family researchers that promotes knowledge and understanding of work and family issues among the community of global stakeholders. Its predecessor—the Sloan Work and Family Research Network, an online destination for work and family research underwritten by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation—was founded by Pitt-Catsouphes in 1997, and WFRN evolved from her groundbreaking work. Pitt-Catsouphes, who is also the BCSSW associate dean for faculty development and academic affairs, holds joint appointments

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at the Carroll School of Management and the Business School at London’s Middlesex University. From 2014-17, she was the director of BCSSW’s doctoral program, and served as director of the Center on Aging & Work at Boston College for 10 years. She is co-founder, and former codirector, of the Center for Social Innovation at BC and established the University’s Social Innovation Lab. –Phil Gloudemans

Boston College School of Social Work Professor Thanh V. Tran, whose longstanding commitment to the local Vietnamese and Vietnamese American community has been called “exemplary,” is the 2018 recipient of Boston College’s Community Service Award. The award, organized by the Office of Governmental and Community Affairs, recognizes the outstanding contributions of a BC employee whose actions exemplify the Jesuit spirit of service to others. Tran received his honor from University President William P. Leahy, S.J., at a recognition dinner held on May 30. In 2009, Tran established a Vietnamese literacy and cultural program at St. Bernadette’s parish in Randolph, Mass., that helps Vietnamese American children and others learn the Vietnamese language and culture and aids immigrant families in acculturating to American life and developing an American identity. He spends several hours every Sunday leading the program to make certain Vietnamese people in the U.S. have pride in their

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Continued from page 1 “My time at Boston College has helped me to understand the importance of reflection and discernment, which has led me to the decision that it is time to embark on what is next in my life,” said Jones. “I will miss seeing the students grow and discover their own joys and dreams.  The relationships I have had with outstanding students, faculty and staff have been a gift for which I am truly grateful.  My colleagues in Student Affairs are some of the most committed, caring, and creative people I have ever known.” Lochhead announced that Joy Haywood Moore, associate vice president of Alumni Relations, will serve as interim vice president of Student Affairs beginning in August.  A 1981 graduate of Boston College, Moore has successfully led the Boston College Alumni Association in its outreach to its 182,000 members, enhancing its programs and services and increasing alumni engagement. During the University’s Sesquicentennial Celebration in 2013, she conceived and directed the “150 on the Road” volunteer service project in seven cities across the U.S., and Dublin, Ireland, in which nearly 2,000 volunteers packed more than 451,000 meals for droughtstricken West Africa. A skilled strategic planner, she

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heritage and knowledge of Vietnam’s language, history, and culture, but also feel home at home in the U.S. Because the program is open to participants of all ethnic and religious backgrounds, it has become a catalyst for crosscultural and cross-generational understanding and appreciation in the community. “[My service] gives me a sense of happiness,” said Tran, who was born in Vietnam and came to the U.S. at the end of the war in 1975. “Community service is a natural part of being a social worker. How can I be a social work educator without engaging in my community? I need to have

a relationship with my community. Otherwise, it’s not right.” In addition to the weekly commitment he makes conducting the program, Tran has led fundraising efforts to purchase laptops and projectors for the program’s classrooms as well as reading materials for the Vietnamese community. He has also helped raise money for Catholic Charities to aid refugees. Tran, who has taught at the BC School of Social Work for 25 years, focuses much of his research on mental health issues in minority populations. In 2016, he was named to the Massachusetts Office of Refugees and Immigrants’ Advisory Council where he is tasked with advising Governor Charlie Baker on policy, planning, and priorities for refugees and immigrants living in the Commonwealth. Anyone interested in teaching English to immigrants as part of Tran’s community service program is encouraged to contact Tran at vantran@bc.edu. Read the full version of this story at bit.ly/tran-service-award Contact Kathleen Sullivan at kathleen.sullivan@bc.edu

Evans to Head Up BC Police, Public Safety Continued from page 1 my experience as a parent. I have loved being a Boston Police officer and working with the men and women of the BPD. It has been a great honor to lead this department as its police commissioner. I cannot say enough about the hard work and dedication of our officers. I am confident that they will continue that fine tradition.” A lifetime Boston Police officer who began his career as a patrol officer in 1982, Evans rose steadily through the ranks to become the city’s police commissioner. He served for nine years as captain of District D-14 in Allston/Brighton from 1997 to 2006, where he worked closely with chiefs of police and student affairs leaders at area colleges. He then served as captain of District D-4 (South End/Back Bay) from 2006 to 2009, and superintendent from 2009 to 2013, where he oversaw all police districts and special events in the city as the chief of the Bureau of Field Services. He was named interim police commissioner by former Mayor Thomas M. Menino in 2013, and was appointed police commissioner by Mayor Martin J. Walsh in 2014. While captain of District 14

in Allston/Brighton, Evans initiated the BPD’s participation in student orientations across the city, and semi-annual meetings between Boston Police and Boston-area collegiate police chiefs/ directors of security. He also played key roles in initiating the BPD Ride-Along Program for college administrators. As superintendent, he led the strategic response team that was instrumental in capturing the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, and was responsible for security for all major events in Boston, including parades, marches, demonstrations and championship celebrations. During his tenure as police commissioner, Evans has been credited with diversifying the Boston Police force, enhancing police training for the city’s officers and building effective relationships with residents, students and business owners through open dialogue and transparency. A graduate of Suffolk University, Evans holds a master’s degree in criminal justice from Anna Maria College. He is also a graduate of the FBI’s National Academy, and received several certificates from the Kennedy School of Government at Har-

vard University in subjects ranging from homeland security to preparedness leadership. He is active in a number of professional organizations, including the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Major Cities Chiefs Association, and has served as an adjunct professor at Boston University and guest lecturer at Boston College and Northeastern University. A lifelong resident of South Boston and the youngest of six brothers, Evans and his wife, Terry, are the parents of three children: Carolyn, John, and William. An avid runner, Evans has completed 53 marathons, including the Boston Marathon 20 times. “Throughout my career I have been guided by the principle that building good relationships and partnerships is the key to good policing,” said Evans. “I look forward to working with BC administrators, BC Police, faculty, and students—as well as community members—to build relationships that will help provide a safe environment for all.” Contact Jack Dunn at jack.dunn@bc.edu


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College Bound Looks Back, and Forward desegregation. Part of the desegregation plan included a measure that linked local universities to “districts” within BPS with the goal of improving educational programs for those students. BC began working with District 3/ Area B, which included some 9,000 students from the communities of West Roxbury, Roslindale and part of Mattapan. On behalf of BC, Ladd served as co-director of the planning team, along with BPS parents, teachers, administrators, students and BC faculty. The team determined that the district’s most critical problem was the lack of

High School was added in 1991. But when College Bound sent its first cohort to college in fall 1992, with 15 of the 17 participants enrolling at BC, it had become far more than a tutoring program, according to Ladd. By 2001, more than 100 students had successfully transitioned from these Boston high schools to colleges, with 85 percent graduating in four years from BC, Boston University and Georgetown, among others, and proceeded to careers in education, medicine, business and social services. A $1 million grant from the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation—with

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Continued from page 1 which began in 1987 as a pilot program with a primary focus on providing disadvantaged high school students of color with mentoring and crucial enrichment skills so they could earn a fouryear college degree. Meeting on Saturdays, those who successfully completed the four-year College Bound program and met BC’s admission standards were awarded a full-tuition scholarship to the Heights at the time. “BC’s commitment is not only financial,” Lynch School of Education Professor George T. Ladd Jr., the program’s first director, said in a 1988 Boston College Magazine interview. “We’ll make sure that these students not only get in the door; we’ll make sure they get out the door.” Ezra Jethro-Enedouwa, a graduate of the Urban Science Academy now studying at Boston’s Wentworth Institute of Technology, was among those program alumni at the anniversary celebration reflecting on their College Bound experiences. “I grew academically and individually in College Bound,” said Jethro-Enedouwa, now serving as an alumni mentor for College Bound. “It made me a better person than who I thought I was going to be.” College Bound still meets on Saturdays and concentrates on college and career guidance for a diverse group of Boston high school students from West Roxbury Academy, Brighton High School and Urban Science Academy. But its offerings now include participatory action research projects on violence in our communities; women and intersectionality; education and equity; and environmental justice with a food justice focus to include STEM-driven learning in hydroponic farming, solar energy and robotics. “These interdisciplinary projects not only promote a collegegoing atmosphere for our College Bound students, but also encourage our youth to have a voice in issues of justice that are important to them,” said Catherine Wong, director of the Lynch School of Education’s Urban Outreach Initiatives, where College Bound resides. “We aim to recruit students who may not be at the top of their class, who may be struggling, who may be disengaged from school, and who don’t often get invited to participate in a pre-collegiate program such as this.” College Bound’s roots were planted amidst controversy over the 1974 court-ordered busing of Boston Public Schools students from some of the city’s most impoverished and racially segregated neighborhoods to achieve school

Lynch School of Education Urban Outreach Initiatives Director Catherine Wong (second from right) with students at the College Bound 30th anniversary celebration.

services and resources for students with learning problems, and six programs were proposed to address the issue. “We are trying to provide services that parents, teachers and administrators feel the kids need,” said Ladd in a 1976 interview with The Heights. “It’s a collaborative effort, and there are many needs... We’re trying to meet as many as possible within the funding limitations.” The combined 1975-76 academic year budget for BC’s district work totaled just $216,000, recalled Ladd at the 30th anniversary celebration: “When the money ran out, and we left, so did the program.” But BC retained its BPS ties and established a new support program around the time control of the desegregation plan was transferred to the Boston School Committee. According to Ladd, College Bound was inspired by similar programs in New York City, which provided urban students with scholarships to state colleges and prep schools. The new program targeted eighth-grade students at the five middle schools that fed Hyde Park and West Roxbury high schools, based on academic and personal achievement, leadership, and potential for college success. With additional funding from State Street Bank, New England Telephone and Bull HN, Brighton

half designated as an endowment for College Bound—was awarded in fall 2001. Today, the Lynch School and National Science Foundation fund the program as well. Current participating middle schools include Gardner Pilot Academy, Lila Frederick Pilot School and Henderson. The College Bound Program is also supported by several key staff and faculty from across LSOE. Under Wong’s leadership, not only has College Bound broadened to help students learn about critical issues affecting their communities, it has bolstered its college and career preparation with programs, such as “College for a Night,” “Friday Night Intensives” and “College/Career Roundtables,” designed to demystify the university experience, provide guidance for financial aid applications, and expose participants to professions and professionals­— many of whom are first-generation college students themselves. “The growing success of the College Bound Program is due in large part to its interdisciplinary collaborative nature, and its emphasis on diversity and inclusion,” said Wong. “Some of my proudest moments have come from seeing what can be created when you remove the hierarchal barriers, and allow teaching and learning to occur across the generations.”

The Catholic Theological Society of America honored three Boston College theologians at its convention in June, most notably Professor of Theology M. Shawn Copeland who received the prestigious John Courtney Murray Award in recognition of a lifetime of distinguished theological achievement. Named for an influential American Jesuit theologian (and Boston College alumnus), the John Courtney Murray Award is the highest honor bestowed by the CTSA, the principal association of Catholic theologians in North America and the largest professional society of theologians in the world. Copeland is the first African American recipient of the award. “Like others who have received the John Courtney Murray Award, I am acutely aware that there are many other theologians who should be so honored,” said Copeland. “I experienced the occasion as a moment of grace and urged the members of the CTSA to commitment to the recruitment and education of black Catholic scholars for theological studies.” The CTSA described Copeland as a “prolific, profound and pioneering scholar” who has “contributed generously to the academy, to the pastoral life of the church and to the community.” Also honored at the convention were School of Theology and Ministry Associate Professor Nancy Pineda-Madrid and Assistant Professor of the Practice of Theology Elizabeth Antus. Pineda-Madrid received the Ann O’Hara Graff Memorial Award from the Women’s Consultation in Constructive Theology of the CTSA. The award rec-

ognizes Pineda-Madrid for her scholarship, clear and prophetic voice, and many ministries with and on behalf of women. Antus received the Catherine Mowry LaCugna Award for new scholars for the best academic essay in the field of theology within the Roman Catholic tradition. She was recognized for her article “‘Was it Good for You?’ Recasting Catholic Sexual Ethics in Light of Women’s Sexual Pain Disorders,” forthcoming in the Journal of Religious Ethics. Copeland is well-known for her research and teaching on theological anthropology and political theology as well as the African and African American intellectual history and religious experience. She is the author and co-editor of several books, including the forthcoming Knowing Christ Crucified: The Witness of African American Religious Experience (Orbis 2018) and more than 125 articles, book chapters, and reviews. Copeland earned a doctorate in systematic theology from Boston College, where she has taught since 2002. She has also taught at Marquette University, Yale Divinity School, and Xavier University of Louisiana. Copeland has received six honorary degrees. She is also a recipient of the Marianist Award, which honors a Catholic scholar, author and theologian who has made an outstanding contribution to the intellectual life; the Yves Congar Award for excellence in theology, and the Elizabeth Seton Award, which recognizes distinguished women in theology. She is a past president of the CTSA and former convener of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium. —Kathleen Sullivan


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Professor Emeritus Richard Cobb-Stevens, a widely praised phenomenology scholar who chaired the Philosophy Department for nine years and played a leadership role in the revision of Boston College’s core curriculum during the early 1990s, died on July 6. He was 83. His work in phenomenological philosophy, analytic philosophy, and the history of philosophy helped inspire generations of philosophers involved in those fields of research. Dr. Cobb-Stevens served for 18 years as the inaugural director of the University Core Development Committee (UCDC), created to oversee and manage the undergraduate core curriculum. See bit.ly/cobb-stevens-obituary

••• James Gips, an award-winning Boston College computer scientist whose work in assistive technology has helped people with disabilities live fuller lives, died on June 9. He was 72. Dr. Gips, the John R. and Pamela Egan Professor of Computer Science in the Carroll School of Management, was the co-inventor and codeveloper of two groundbreaking assistive technologies, EagleEyes and Camera Mouse, which enable users to operate computers through eye or head movements. The systems have been used by people with cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy, traumatic brain injury and other disorders. See bit.ly/james-gips-obituary

••• Joseph Patrick Killilea, who for nearly six decades was a devoted “jack of all trades” to the Boston College Jesuit Community, was remembered at a Mass of Christian Burial on June 23 in St. Mary’s Chapel—an honor normally afforded only to community members. He died on May 17 at the age of 86. A native of Ireland who came to the United States as a teenager, Mr. Killilea became a beloved presence at the Jesuit residence in St. Mary’s Hall, where he lived while overseeing domestic arrangements related to the kitchen, housekeeping, automobiles, and maintenance. See bit.ly/joseph-killilea-obituary

Timothy Gearty, a sophomore in the Carroll School of Management, died on July 10 at the age of 20. A native of Mendham, NJ, he wrote for The Stylus and participated in Boston College Ultimate Frisbee. He also took part in the Freshman League, a program pairing male freshmen with upperclassmen mentors.  See bit.ly/timothy-gearty-obituary

••• Retired Boston College School of Social Work faculty member Demetrius Iatridis, who survived a war-scarred youth and became an advocate for cooperation and compassion to aid those in need, died on June 25. He was 93. Dr. Iatridis was widely acknowledged as an esteemed researcher and teacher in social policy and social welfare, and hailed as a pioneer in bringing an international context to social work—particularly for his study of former communist nations’ efforts to build social services systems in a market economy. See bit.ly/demetrius-iatridis-obituary

••• Retired Boston College School of Social Work faculty member Nancy W. Veeder, whose research included marketing human services in the managed care market and an in-depth study of women’s decision-making processes, died on June 1. She was 81. One of her major accomplishments was an extensive intergenerational study of 100 Northern Irish women to analyze how women make decisions in society and their personal lives. Dr. Veeder published her findings in a 1992 book, Women’s Decision-Making: Common Themes, Irish Voices. See bit.ly/nancy-veeder-obituary

••• Associate Professor of English Andrew Von Hendy, who taught at Boston College for 42 years, died on June 6 at age 86. Dr. Von Hendy was known for his wide-ranging teaching and research interests, including English and Continental fiction of the 19th and 20th centuries, long poetic narratives, literary theory, autobiography, poetry writing, myth in modern literature, and the conquest of the Americas. See bit.ly/andrew-von-hendy-obituary

Urban Catholic Teacher Corps launches collaboration with Micronesian school BY PHIL GLOUDEMANS STAFF WRITER

The Lynch School of Education and Boston College Urban Catholic Teacher Corps have launched a pilot program at a Jesuit high school in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). The two-year collaboration, “UCTC Micronesia,” will send teachers to Xavier High School in Chuuk, located on the island of Weno—nearly 8,000 miles from Boston, but a ministry of the Society of Jesus USA Northeast Province. “UCTC Micronesia is rooted in BC’s 10-year Strategic Plan, and specifically, the University’s goal to increase its global presence,” said UCTC Director Charles Cownie. “We envision this program will actively engage in the ministry of teaching in Jesuit high schools worldwide, providing academically rigorous and experientially rich preparation for Jesuit, Catholic teachers based in the Ignatian formative context.” The program is modeled after UCTC Boston, which has been involved in teaching in the urban schools of the Archdiocese of Boston since 1997. Like Bostonbased Corps teachers, UCTC Micronesia participants commit to a two-year teaching practicum, live in an intentional faithbased community and complete a master’s degree at LSOE. The Chuuk-based teachers will also benefit from a unique international experience. Requirements for applying to UCTC Micronesia slightly differ from UCTC Boston. While the latter requires that candidates possess an undergraduate teaching degree and teaching licensure, applicants for UCTC Micronesia must have a background in schools or other educational settings, and some international experience, ideally with isolated and rural environments, explained Cownie. Micronesia’s coeducational Xavier High School serves nearly 200 students in grades nine through 12 from the sovereign island nations of the FSM, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palua. Established in 1952, and the first high school in the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, XHS is located in a former Japanese radio and communications station. The building was reconstructed, and initially opened its doors to 21 boys; its first female students were admitted in 1976. Dennis M. Baker, S.J., MDiv ’15, of the Jesuits’ USA Northeast Province,

Students at Xavier High School in Micronesia, where participants in the Boston College Urban Catholic Teacher Corps will serve as part of a new pilot program co-sponsored with the Lynch School of Education.

now serves as XHS president. Male students board in an oncampus dormitory; female students live with local host families. English, the second language of most students, is the school’s language of instruction, which closely aligns with the academic programs at American Jesuit prep schools. Although annual, perstudent tuition costs differ based on need, $1,480 is the maximum amount charged. The Society of Jesus, the FSM government, and donors subsidize the cost of XHS students’ education. The school employs an international staff of Jesuits, volunteers, alumni, and local residents. Alumni, including three FSM presidents and two FSM state governors, have assumed positions of influence throughout the islands. “XHS is considered by many as the best high school throughout the Pacific,” said UCTC

Research Director Christina Hunter. “Its academic goal is 100 percent college acceptance for its graduates; we’re confident that we can partner with them and support them to achieve that objective by raising the quality of teaching—particularly since many current instructors are volunteers—increasing teacher retention, and generally, engaging with all members of the XHS community in the process of continuous improvement.” “This program can be a tremendous support to XHS students, and an amazing opportunity for passionate teachers who are deeply committed to service to exercise their faith within their profession,” said Cownie. To learn more about the UCTC Micronesia program, contact UCTC at ext.2-0602 or uctc@ bc.edu. Contact Phil Gloudemans at philip.gloudemans@bc.edu

Blustein Receives Award for Work in Counseling Psychology Lynch School of Educa- tice, leadership and scholarship tion Professor Dain career developvid Blustein, a facment. ulty member in the While his reschool’s Department search spans many of Counseling, Deareas—from povvelopment, and Ederty and oppression ucational Psycholto culture and counogy, was presented seling—Blustein’s with the Eminent study of the roles of Career Award from work in psychologithe National Career cal functioning has Caitlin Cunningham Development Assotransformed counciation (NCDA) at its annual seling and vocational psycholGlobal Career Development ogy. A member of the Lynch Conference in Phoenix on June School faculty since 1999, Blus21-23. tein has authored more than Considered NCDA’s high- 100 scholarly articles and more est honor, the award is pre- than 20 book chapters; he is sented for outstanding service finishing up his third book, The to career development over a Impact of Work in an Age of lifetime, based on the awardee’s Uncertainty. contributions to theory, prac—Phil Gloudemans


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Religious leaders, archivists and historians congregated at Boston College this summer for a first-ever U.S. conference focused on state-of-the-art preservation of and research access to religious communities’ records and collections. “Envisioning the Future of Catholic Religious Archives,” held at Robsham Theater July 11-13, explored the assessment and articulation of common needs, safeguarding organizational legacy, and the development of effective strategies and resources to address them. Interviewed prior to the event, conference co-chair Christian Dupont, the John J. Burns Librarian, said, “This working conference is designed to seek and identify solutions to the challenging historical preservation and technological access issues facing religious entities, including those concluding their existence. We are proud to host this foundational effort so that ideally, the contributions of Catholic religious communities may

be appreciated, understood, and valued by scholars and society at large.” Dupont, who is also the University’s associate librarian for special collections, noted that each segment of the religious archival community has distinctive preservation concerns and interests. “Archivists are not only seeking to upgrade their operations, but may need to prepare their collections for transition through merger, consolidation, donation or relocation,” he said. “Historians, while underscoring the vital importance of preservation, are keenly aware of the need for accessibility. Meanwhile, religious leaders—particularly those whose organizations are facing an indefinite future—need input on ways to strengthen their archives and/or find ideal placement locations.” Some 175 professionals from around the country attended the meeting, co-chaired by Malachy McCarthy, the province archivist at the Claretian Missionaries Archives USA-Canada. —Phil Gloudemans

Zürich Conference Pays Tribute to BC’s Friedberg Colleagues from around the world gathered this summer in Zürich to pay tribute to McIntyre Professor of Mathematics Solomon Friedberg at a conference honoring his contributions to mathematics. “Automorphic Forms on Reductive Groups and Their Covers” took place June 25-28 at ETH Zürich, a STEM university established in 1855. The 91 mathematicians in attendance represented such institutions as Stanford, Columbia, City College of New York, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Osaka City University, EPF Lausanne, Université d’Oran, and National University of Singapore. Friedberg was joined at the conference by Boston College graduate students Spencer Leslie—who also presented a talk— Yusheng Lei, and Liyang Zhang. “I was deeply moved by the event,” said Friedberg, who was formally honored at the opening reception and at a conference dinner. “Many of the presentations noted my related scholarship and it was great to see that my ideas have had enduring and ongoing impact. The speakers were a mix

of established and newer scholars, and I enjoyed hearing about both the latest results from the field and the latest results of the field’s future leaders. There was also a poster session for younger scholars and I was delighted to talk with many of them as well. The speeches at the banquet were warm and generous, emphasizing that we’re a community of scholars who also make lifelong friendships as Lee Pellegrini we carry out our research.” A fellow of the American Mathematical Society, Friedberg has been hailed for his scholarly contributions to number theory, representation theory, and automorphic forms, an analytical approach to complex mathematical problems. Friedberg’s research has been funded by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation; the latter body awarded Friedberg a grant as co-principal investigator for a project supporting math teachers in high-need schools. Friedberg has also advised the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education on mathematics and science education. —University Communications

Young Earns Early Career Award for Research Associate Professor of Pyschology Liane Young was selected for the Psychonomic Society’s Early Career Award, to recognize her outstanding contributions to scientific psychology. The Psychonomic Society [www.psychonomic.org] is the preeminent organization for the experimental study of cognition. Members are cognitive psychologists and include some of the most distinguished researchers in the field. They study the basic, fundamental properties of how the mind works by using behavioral techniques to better understand mental functioning. The society cited Young’s use of “methods from social psychology and neuroscience (i.e., functional neuroimaging and transcranial magnetic stimulation), to investigate moral judgment and social cognition. Recent research

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in Young’s lab has focused on the psychological and neural basis of distinct moral norms (e.g., harm, purity) and the role of theory of mind across social contexts (e.g., cooperation, competition). Ongoing work examines human virtue and the role of reason in moral judgment and decisionmaking.”

Easton Joins Executive Board of American Assoc. for Teachers of Arabic Ikram Easton, a lecturer of Arabic in the Slavic and Eastern Languages and Literatures Department and a strong advocate of integrating technology in world language classrooms, was recently elected to the executive board of the American Association for Teachers of Arabic (AATA). During her three-year appointment, Easton will aid in organizing national teaching workshops and training seminars to modernize Arabic language teaching and prepare current and future instructors for the increasing demands and challenges of teaching Arabic. A native of Syria who immigrated to the U.S. in 1998, Ikram and eight Boston College colleagues from various disciplines received a competitive internal grant from the University’s Center for Teaching Excellence to build online innovative modules to enhance instructions in traditional or online classes. Work-

ing through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Learn-NC, Ikram designed, developed, and taught the first Arabic I and II online courses for high school students. In 2005, she started the first public school Arabic program in the state of Iowa with four levels of Arabic courses, including content and activities on Middle East culture. AATA [www.aataweb.org] aims to facilitate communication and cooperation between teachers of Arabic and to promote study, criticism, research, and instruction in the field of Arabic language pedagogy, Arabic linguistics, and Arabic literature. Among other events and activities, the association holds an annual meeting—this year’s event, to be held Nov. 15 in San Antonio, is titled “Language and Identity in Arabic Teaching and Learning Contexts”—and sponsors translation contests in literary and nonliterary Arabic. –University Communications

The society annually confers scientific awards on up to four young scientists who have made significant contributions to scientific psychology early in their careers. “The awards raise the visibility of our science and of our very best young scientists within the field, within the awardees’ institutions, in the press, and in the larger community,” the society notes. At the Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting in November in New Orleans, this year’s honorees will receive an award and a cash prize, as well as airfare to the meeting. Attendees will include some 2,600 cognitive psychologists from more than 40 countries, representing some of the field’s most distinguished researchers, innovative early career investigators, and graduate students. —University Communications

JOBS The following are among the most recent positions posted by the Department of Human Resources. For more information on employment opportunities at Boston College, see www.bc.edu/offices/hr: Campus Minister, University Mission & Ministry Director, Athletic Development, University Advancement Assistant Director, Programming, Student Affairs/Residential Life Assistant/Associate Director, Classes, University Advancement Senior Data Analyst, University Advancement Development Assistant, University Advancement Associate Controller, Financial/ Budget Web Development Manager, University Advancement Staff Psychologist, Student Affairs/Residential Life Laboratory Manager, Physics, Academic Affairs/Provost Senior Grant & Fiscal Administrator, Academic Affairs/Provost Associate/Senior Associate Director, Athletic Major Giving, University Advancement Teacher, Extended Day/Float, Human Resources Associate Director, Marketing & Participation Operations, University Advancement

Seniors Riley Denihan and Ben Muggia displayed the maroon and gold high atop a mountain in Bali earlier this month. Check out BC social media to see where else in the world Boston College students have been this summer [#BConBreak].

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Major Projects Advancing in Summer Construction Field house almost complete; recreation center moves to next phase; work continues on new roadway BY SEAN SMITH CHRONICLE EDITOR

Two of Boston College’s major construction projects are at significant junctures this summer, with the new athletic field house nearing completion and the Connell Recreation Center having passed the halfway point in its timeline. Several other ongoing and upcoming projects are likely to affect campus traffic or parking between now and the end of August, according to Associate Vice President for Capital Projects Management Mary Nardone and Director of Annual Capital Projects Kevin Ruby. These include a new roadway connecting Campanella Way to Chestnut Hill Drive; renovation of the Stuart Hall parking lot on Newton Campus; and infrastructural and other work in the vicinity of Cushing Hall and the Service Building. Its exterior and interior work winding down, the 115,700-square-foot field house adjacent to Alumni Stadium is on track for the BC football team’s first practice on Aug. 3. The very last phase in late summer will focus on landscaping. On July 25, BC announced the field house will be named for University Trustee Associate John F. Fish [see page 1]. With completion of all precasts, the Connell Recreation

Work in progress earlier this summer at (clockwise from above) the Fish Field House, the Connell Recreation Center, and the Stuart Hall parking lot on Newton Campus. (Photos by Lee Pellegrini)

Center’s structure is now finished, and attention has shifted to the building’s façade. The foundation for the pool has been dug, and concrete was poured at the end of June. The 244,000 square-foot, four-story center, which is being built on the former site of Edmond’s Hall on Thomas More Road, is expected to be finished by August of next year. Meanwhile, vehicular traffic patterns on Lower Campus will be changed as the result of a project that will involve upgrading the former service road on Shea Field and linking it to Campanella Way. Once com-

pleted, this new roadway, which will dead-end on Chestnut Hill Drive, will replace the current one that directs vehicles past the Connell Recreation Center site onto Thomas More Road. In addition, the current Campanella Way exit from the Beacon Street Garage will be relocated to next to the pedestrian ramp on the east side of Alumni Stadium. Another multi-faceted project will see a series of renovations in Carney Hall to accommodate the shift of classroom and office spaces now in Cushing Hall. This will set the stage for the eventual demolition of Cushing—a prelude to the construction of a new

science facility beginning next spring that will house the Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society. “Between the work in Cushing, some service upgrades in the Service Building, and infrastructural work between McGuinn Hall and the Service Building, members of the University community should keep in mind that that part of Main Campus is going to be very busy,” summed up Nardone. Over on Newton Campus, the Stuart Hall parking lot is in the midst of “a complete re-do,” said Ruby, which will result in new lighting, landscaping, and

Contact Sean Smith at sean.smith@bc.edu

AT THE SUMMIT

BC SCENES On May 23, the Office for Institutional Diversity sponsored the third annual Boston College Diversity and Inclusion Summit, titled “One Community, Many Perspectives,” in Gasson 100. Following introductory remarks by University President William P. Leahy, SJ (right), and OID Executive Director Patricia Lowe (below right), the audience heard a keynote by former American Association of Colleges & Universities Vice President Alma Clayton-Pedersen (left), now CEO of Emeritus Consulting Group, who also led a Q&A session (below). The event also featured a panel discussion on best practices in diversity and inclusion as well as concurrent sessions, exhibits and posters. For more about the Diversity and Inclusion Summit, see www.bc.edu/diversity.

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islands “to improve the traffic flow for vehicles and pedestrians.” The project has affected parking and necessitated a slight change to the University shuttle bus route on Newton Campus [for information, see the Department of Transportation & Parking website at www.bc.edu/ transportation]. A sampling of other summer projects: •The stone façade of Rubenstein Hall is being rebuilt, and the residence hall’s kitchens and bathrooms are being upgraded. •The third, seventh and eighth-floor lounges in Walsh Hall are being converted into student-formation spaces that will accommodate reflection and prayer as well as social and study activities. •Work was expected to finish in mid-July on infrastructure that will enable BC’s participation in the ACC Network, which will provide access to live ACC events via a comprehensive, multiplatform network scheduled to launch next year. •The Coro Café & Market on the third floor of McElroy Commons—where students can purchase various popular snacks and beverages and relax in a space set aside for socializing as well as events such as open mikes—will have new furniture and flooring installed.

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