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. Photo of T. Frank Kennedy, SJ '71SUCCESSION
Associate professor T. Frank Kennedy, SJ, '71, has
been appointed director of the Jesuit Institute.
A scholar of early Baroque music and chair of BC's Music Department, Fr. Kennedy succeeds Canisius Professor of Theology Michael Buckley, SJ, who held the post for the past decade.


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• Homepage of the Jesuit Institute

Photo by Gary Wayne Gilbert

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NOT RETIRING
The Social Security Administration has more than doubled its grant to the Boston College Center for Retirement Research in the current academic year, resulting in a total award of $2.1 million. The center, headed by Professor Alicia H. Munnell, funds research into and disseminates information about retirement policy issues.

• Related article from the BC Chronicle

• Homepage of the Center for Retirement Research

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CLUB PRIVILEGES
The Boston College Club has presented a $20,000 check to the University, establishing a scholarship fund for Boston inner-city students. The money represents BC's first revenues from a profit-sharing agreement between the University and the club's management firm, Club Corporation of America. "We didn't expect this to take place for about 10 years," club cofounder John F. Joyce '57 said. The Boston College Club was founded in 1998.

• Related article from the BC Chronicle

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detail of La Legende du Mais, 1942 CORN
La Lˇgende du Ma•s, a 1942 watercolor, is on display in Andrˇ Masson: Inside/Outside Surrealism. The exhibit of works from the Gotlieb Collection--the personal holdings of former Canadian ambassador to the U.S. Allan Gotlieb--is featured at Boston College's McMullen Museum of Art through April 28, 2002. The show contains more than 90 pieces spanning Masson's career, including prints, sketches, and four important painted works.

• More on Andre Masson, plus a selection of his works

• Homepage of the McMullen Museum

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Photo of Randy ThomasTOP FINISH
Randy Thomas, program director of BC's cross country and track-and-field teams, has been named women's cross country National Coach of the Year by the United States Track Association. Thomas led the Eagles to a sixth-place finish at the 2001 NCAA championship meet, an NCAA District I championship, and second place at the Big East title meet. In his 14 years at the University, Thomas has coached 27 All-Americans; women's cross country has competed in five of the last seven NCAA championships.

• Homepage of BC Athletics

Photo by Jet Photo

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GOOD CHEMISTRY
Several highly competitive research grants were awarded to graduate students in BC's Chemistry Department over the past year. Postdoctoral fellows George Greco and Richard Cesati received National Service Research Awards from the National Institutes of Health; graduate student David Guertin won an organic chemistry fellowship from the American Chemical Society; graduate student Gabriel Weatherhead was named one of 10 research fellows at Bristol-Myers Squibb's pharmaceutical research lab; and fifth-year student Courtney Luchaco-Cullis won the inaugural Schering-Plough Research Fellowship in Synthetic Organic Chemistry.

• Related article from the BC Chronicle

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STAFF SCHOLAR
Jonathan Castillo '02 has been awarded the 2001Š02 Boston College Staff Scholarship. Funded by voluntary payroll deductions from University employees, the scholarship provides tuition assistance primarily to students from Boston's inner city neighborhoods. Castillo, a psychology major who grew up in Dorchester, has been involved in numerous community activities while at BC, including service last summer with the Ignacio Volunteers in his native Dominican Republic.

• Related article from the BC Chronicle

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PULSE RISES
With the hiring of two new faculty members, it will be possible to increase enrollment in the PULSE Program at Boston College by approximately 100 students next year. "The short answer to why we're doing this is that student demand has been outstripping supply for quite a while," said program director David McMenamin. PULSE, which helps undergraduates combine service work with studies in the humanities, currently involves some 300 students and 11 faculty members from the philosophy and theology departments.

• Related article from the BC Chronicle

• Homepage of the PULSE Program

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PAPER ROUTE
Crossroads, an independent student newspaper published at Boston College, received the Ex Corde Ecclesiae award for outstanding contributions to Catholic culture from the Cardinal Newman Society in Washington, D.C., on November 10. The newspaper, founded in 2000, favors coverage of campus lectures and intellectual debate on a wide range of topics. "We're trying to make it as genuinely Catholic--and nonpolitical--as possible," said editor Gary Gabor '02. Noting that the paper publishes articles by students of all faiths, Gabor added, "We're generally interested in opening a dialogue to all."

• Related article from the BC Chronicle

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photo of professor Mary WalshLOCAL HEROES
Professor Mary Walsh of the Lynch School of Education has been cited as an "Unsung Hero" by the Allston-Brighton Healthy Boston Coalition, which supports access to health care and educational enrichment in nearby low-income neighborhoods. Walsh has been at the forefront of several University-community collaborations, including the Gardner Extended Services School in Allston, which offers year-round classes and social programs supported, in part, by a University grant. Also recognized was LSOE graduate Greg Kiley '01, honored for three years of tutoring and fund-raising at Allston's Jackson Mann Community Center.

• Related article from the BC Chronicle

BCM on the Gardner School Project

Photo by Lee Pellegrini

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FREE RANGE
Boston College has been recognized as a leader in wireless technology. ComputerworldROI, a supplement to the influential technology magazine Computerworld, placed BC alongside Fidelity Investments, Ford Motor Company, and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in its 2001 rankings of the top 25 wireless innovators. The magazine pointed to the success of BC's local access network, which allows students, staff, and faculty to use the Internet and University servers from virtually anywhere on campus, including outdoors.

• Related article from the BC Chronicle

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THOSE WHO SERVE
BC's dining services staff voted overwhelmingly to cancel their annual holiday party this year, and instead sent some $5,000 to the families of restaurant workers killed in the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. "These families now may not have a father or mother. We know how hard this work is, and those people need the money more," said Claudia Trilleras, a cashier. Added Bill Coakley, a baker, "The contentment of what we've done outweighs a dinner party."

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FAST COMPANY

Boston College has joined the Internet2 consortium, a group of universities and corporations working to extend the capabilities of the existing Internet. By purchasing large amounts of bandwidth--a measure of the data-transfer capacity of Internet service lines--the Internet2 members have achieved data-transfer speeds up to 100 times greater than those normally available. With this advance it now becomes practical to carry out data-intensive research on-line.

• Homepage of the Internet2 consortium

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TWENTY-SOMETHING
The BC football team ended its season ranked in the Top 25 for the first time since 1994. The Eagles placed 21st in the AP poll and 23rd on the ESPN-USA Today list.


• Homepage of BC Athletics


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