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AN EVENING WITH
The award-winning novelist Alice McDermott will speak on "The Church in the 21st Century and Why Women Choose to Stay," on September 15, 2005, at 6:00 p.m. in BC's Robsham Theater. For more information, call (617) 552-9175.
» More about Alice McDermott
» More about the sponsors:
   Council for Women of Boston College
   Church in the 21st Century website

HEARING AIDS
John Mahoney, the Rattigan Professor of English Emeritus, has released a new spoken-word recording entitled The Poetry of Faith. The CD features 36 poems with religious themes, ranging from Old and New Testament texts and Koranic passages to the writings of Emily Dickinson and Seamus Heaney. Also, J. Robert Barth, SJ, the McIntyre Professor of English, has released his newest spoken-word recording, The Poetry of William Wordsworth.
» Listen to excerpts from the CDs
» Order The Poetry of Faith or The Poetry of William Wordsworth through the BC Bookstore

SUNG NOW
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino collectively honored Boston College's student volunteers as the Allston-Brighton neighborhood's "Unsung Heroes," at the Healthy Boston Coalition Awards Dinner on June 1. The event took place in the University's Heights Room, in Corcoran Commons.
» More from Chronicle

HAIL FELLOW
The American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest scientific society and publisher of the journal Science, has named Biology Professor David Burgess one of 308 new fellows for 2005. Burgess specializes in the study of cell biology.
» David Burgess's faculty page
» American Association for the Advancement of Science

Richard Jefferson. Photo by Lee Pellegrini

Richard Jefferson. Photo by Lee Pellegrini

OFFICE HOLDER
Richard Jefferson has been named the executive director of the University's new Office for Institutional Diversity. Jefferson, a graduate of Williams College who holds a JD from Boston University, has been the director of employee relations at BC since 1991. The steering committee for the new office includes Vice President for Human Resources Leo Sullivan, Executive Vice President Patrick Keating, Vice President for Student Affairs Cheryl Presley, and Academic Vice President and Dean of Faculties John J. Neuhauser.
» More from Chronicle

COMMENCEMENT HONORS
Receiving honorary degrees at BC's 2005 Commencement were: Paul Farmer, MD, founder of the international nonprofit Partners in Health; Lt. Gen. Romeo Dallaire, commander of the U.N. peacekeeping force during the Rwandan genocide; Janet Eisner, SND, MA'69, president of Emmanuel College; Norman C. Francis, president of Xavier University of Louisiana; Sean P. O'Malley, OFM Cap, archbishop of Boston; and Sara Martinez Tucker, CEO and president of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Dr. Farmer delivered the commencement address. See "Senior Moment" for more Commencement Day coverage.
» More from Chronicle
» New Commencement rite

FOOTBALL HALL
The Yawkey Athletic Center, a 72,000-square-foot addition to Alumni Stadium and new home of the BC football program, opened last spring. The $27 million center was funded by $15 million from the Yawkey Foundation and gifts from alumni and friends of BC athletics.
» More from Chronicle

Richard Jefferson. Photo by Kris Brewer

Jina Moon '06. Photo by Kris Brewer

THREE SCHOLARS
The 2005–06 Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Chikaelo Ibeabuchi '06, a communication major from Roxbury, Massachusetts. The 2005–06 Oscar A. Romero Scholarship went to Omar Gonzalez '06, a sociology major from New York City. And the 2005–06 Asian-American Scholarship Award has gone to Jina Moon '06, a communication and political science major and Asian studies minor from North Brunswick, New Jersey. The scholarships cover 75 percent of senior-year tuition.
» More on Chikaelo Ibeabuchi
» More on Omar Gonzalez
» More on Jina Moon

DEATHS

  • William L. Brown, University Trustee from 1973 to 1981 and from 1983 to 1991, on July 12, at age 83.
    » More from the Boston Globe
  • Francis A. Liuima, SJ, member of the physics faculty from 1954 to 1992, on June 6, at age 86.

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