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Shana Kelley. By Gary Wayne GilbertFIVE-YEAR PLAN
Assistant Professor Shana Kelley of the chemistry department has received a National Science Foundation Career Award. She will receive $593,000 over five years to aid her research on the molecular properties of DNA and RNA.
Photo: Shana Kelley. By Gary Wayne Gilbert
Shana Kelley's faculty page

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Political science professor Ali Banuazizi has been named president-elect of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), an international organization of more than 2,600 scholars who specialize in studies of the Middle East, North Africa, and the Islamic World. Banuazizi will be president-elect for one year, then serve a one-year term as president.
Correction (5/27/04): Ali Banuazizi is a professor in the Boston College Department of Psychology.
Ali Banuazizi's faculty page
Middle East Studies Association

THREE FELLOWS
Chemistry professor Lawrence Scott has been elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which is the world's largest general scientific society; physics professor Michael Naughton has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society, an award bestowed on no more than .5 percent of the membership each year; and economics professor Arthur Lewbel has become a fellow of the international Econometric Society.
Arthur Lewbel's faculty page
Michael Naughton's faculty page
Lawrence Scott's faculty page

Thomas H. O'Connor. By Lee PellegriniFOR HISTORY
Boston College historians James O'Toole and David Quigley have coedited Boston's Histories (2004), a collection of essays honoring University Historian Thomas H. O'Connor's career-long attention to his native city. Chapters by historians from Brown, Villanova, and George Washington universities, as well as MIT, BC, and other schools, include "Women in Boston's Civil War Draft Riot," "The Secret World of Radical Publishers," and "The Irish Home Rule Issue and Boston Politics." The book may be ordered at a discount from the BC Bookstore.
Photo: Thomas H. O'Connor. By Lee Pellegrini
Thomas O'Connor's faculty page
Office of the University Historian
Order Boston's Histories through the BC Bookstore
Video from @BC: "The meaning of Tom O'Connor"

SURVEY SAYS
On Student Activities Day last fall, the Undergraduate Government of Boston College (UGBC) polled students in the Dustbowl on what topic they would most like to see UGBC address. Of roughly 775 respondents, 29 percent rated the lack of a student center as the most important issue; 26 percent identified the threat of being subpoenaed by the recording industry for downloading music from the Internet. Also cited were overcrowding in the dining halls and the lack of a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender resource center. In the same survey, 53 percent said they felt they had a voice on campus.

CAMBRIDGE BOUND
Thomas Kempa '04 has received a Marshall Scholarship to study photovoltaic cells at Cambridge University next year. Kempa was named a Beckman Scholar in 2002–03.
More from the BC Chronicle

Kempa on his Beckman Scholar work

A FINE POINT
The Fulton Debating Society, under the direction of John Katsulas, has won the varsity division of the annual West Point invitational debate tournament for the second consecutive year. Juniors Kevin Shatzkin and Ben Bireley defeated top-seeded New York University in the final round. BC will retain possession of the first place trophy, a West Point sabre.

DEATHS

  • William E. Chadwick, director of internal audit at Boston College since 1986, on November 8, at age 56.
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  • Rhoda Kramer Channing, MBA '84, chief CSOM librarian and subsequent assistant University librarian at O'Neill Library from 1979 to 1989, on July 25, at age 61.
  • Albert M. "Mickey" Folkard, English professor and then director of the Honors Program from 1946 to 1995, on December 14, at age 89.
  • Yvette E. Forget, secretary in the political science department from 1964 to 1984, on January 18, at age 85.
  • Arthur Harris, student at BC Law since 2001, on November 23, at age 27.
  • John "Harry" Marr, assistant football coach in the 1940s, on November 8, at age 87.
  • John J. McAleer '45, professor in the English department and Woods College of Advancing Studies since 1955, on November 19, at age 80.
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