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OVERDUE
University Librarian Jerome Yavarkovsky has been recognized with the 2004 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award—considered the most prestigious award for an academic library director—from the American Library Association. Since Yavarkovsky assumed his post in 1995, the Boston College Libraries have joined the Association of Research Libraries and acquired the University's milestone two-millionth volume.
» ALA announcement
» Jerome Yavarkovsky's home page
» Boston College Libraries news and events

FACULTY PROMOTIONS
Promoted to associate professor with tenure this winter were Paul Arnstein (CSON), Sarah Babb (sociology), Martin Bridgeman (mathematics), Audrey Friedman (LSOE), Eva Marie Garroutte (sociology), Joseph Liu (law), David Quigley (history), and Robin Wood (CSON); promoted to full professor were Mary Sarah Bilder (law), Judith Gordon (CSOM), June Horowitz (CSON), Udayan Mohanty (chemistry), Zhifeng Ren (physics), and Richard Tresch (economics); and promoted to full professor with tenure was David Dickinson (LSOE).
» Individual profiles from @BC

FREQUENT FLIERS
The Institute of International Education has ranked Boston College ninth among doctoral universities for the proportion of its undergraduates who study abroad, 27.3 percent. In the 2003-04 academic year, BC undergraduates studied in 27 different countries, with the largest numbers going to England, Australia, and Spain.
» The complete IIE rankings
» BC Center for International Partnerships and Programs

Holland (left) and Simmons. Photo by Kris Brewer

LEADING EDGE
Grace Simmons '05 and Burnell Holland '05 are the new president and vice president, respectively, of the Undergraduate Government of Boston College (UGBC). Both are political science majors.


» More from the BC Chronicle
» UGBC homepage

LYCEUM
Guest speakers at Boston College this spring included: Myles Brand, president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association; E.J. Dionne, Washington Post columnist; Paul Farmer, medical anthropologist; Aaron Feuerstein, CEO of Malden Mills Industries; Corey Flintoff, National Public Radio anchor/reporter; U.S. Representative Mark Foley (R-FL); Ellen Goodman, Boston Globe columnist; Lani Guinier of Harvard Law School; Leon Kass, MD, chair of the President's Council on Bioethics; Harvey Mansfield, political philosopher; Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran; Naomi Shihab Nye, poet; James Parker, CEO of Southwest Airlines; Samantha Power, author of A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide; and Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism.
» View selected talks online at Boston College Front Row

IT'S ECONOMIC
In a December ranking of economics departments at U.S. universities published in the Journal of the European Economic Association, Boston College's department was ranked 24, a marked rise from the 35th place it held in a similar 1998 ranking. Six BC faculty members were named to an accompanying list of the top 500 economists worldwide.
» More on the department's ranking from the BC Chronicle
» More on the economists' rankings from the BC Chronicle
» Boston College Department of Economics

BUDGET 2005
The Board of Trustees approved a 6 percent increase in tuition for the 2004-05 year at its February 6 meeting, raising it to $28,940. Financial aid was increased by 6.7 percent to $88.4 million. The University's operating budget for the coming fiscal year was approved at $576.9 million, a 7.6 percent increase.
» More from the BC Chronicle

DEATHS

  • Reginald Alleyne, visiting BC law professor since 1996, on March 28, at age 71.
  • » More from Boston College Law School
  • Paul DaCosta, Campus School student since 1993, and son of custodial department staff Manuel and Maria DaCosta, on April 16, at age 21.
  • Sylvia G. Kandler, secretary for the human resources and BC police departments from 1975 to 1997, on March 25, at age 74.
  • » More from the BC Chronicle
  • Rabbi David Neiman, BC theology professor from 1966 to 1991, on February 22, at age 82.
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  • Einar Paul Robsham, Sr., M.Ed.'83, BC trustee from 1985 to 1992 and trustee associate since 1993, on February 22, at age 75.
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