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Judge Joseph Tauro, of the U.S. District Court, Massachusetts, sided with Boston College on August 7 in its move to quash subpoenas from the Recording Industry of America to produce the names and addresses of three students suspected of copyright infringement over the Internet. The judge accepted the Universitys argument that it was procedurally inappropriate for the subpoena to have been issued in Washington, D.C., for service in Massachusetts.

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The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation has named Boston College an Honor Institution for encouraging “outstanding young people” to take up careers in public service and for the University’s effective on-campus promotion of the scholarship program. The federally funded foundation provides grants of $30,000 to fewer than 100 U.S. college students a year in support of senior-year and post-graduate study. Over the past six years, four BC juniors have been named Truman Scholars.
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A television field production class at Boston College, taught by William Stanwood, adjunct assistant professor of communication, has produced a promotional video for the Massachusetts Association for the Blind. The six-minute film highlights the charity’s annual road race, the Team with a Vision 5K, and was used in fundraising efforts that netted $50,000 in corporate sponsorship. Joseph Quintilla ’98, the race coordinator, proposed the project to Stanwood, his former teacher. Stanford has created award-winning programs for IBM, Mass General Hospital, and the John Hancock Company.
Photo: William Stanwood and students

A new journal based at Boston College’s Lynch School of Education is the first devoted to higher education issues in Africa. Published in collaboration with the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Dakar, Senegal, The Journal of Higher Education in Africa was developed in this country by the Lynch School’s Monan Professor of Higher Education, Philip Altbach, and research associate Damtew Teferra. It will be co-edited by Teferra and Adebayo Olukoshi of Senegal. Support comes from a three-year $550,000 grant from a consortium including the Ford, Rockefeller, and MacArthur foundations.
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Five faculty members nominated by their colleagues and students received Distinguished Teaching and Research awards in May on Boston College’s annual Faculty Day. Honored for their teaching were associate professors John Gallaugher (operations and strategic management) and Beth Kowaleski-Wallace (English). Recognized for outstanding research were Professor Anthony Maluccio (Graduate School of Social Work), for his research on abandoned and orphaned children; Professor Lawrence Scott (chemistry), for his synthesis of Buckminsterfullerene; and Associate Professor Hong Ding (physics) for his work with high-temperature superconductors.
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Theology professor M. Shawn Copeland, Ph.D.’91 has been chosen as the next president of the Catholic Theological Society of America. Copeland is a systematic theologian and scholar of African-American Catholicism. After her one-year term, she will be succeeded by another BC theology professor, Roberto Goizueta, who specializes in the study of Latino Catholicism and theology and culture.
Photo: Shawn Copeland
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Douglas Boudreau, a senior suspended from Boston College in fall 2002 for using keystroke-capturing software to collect personal data on students, staff, and faculty, was sentenced in Suffolk Superior Court to five years of probation in April. Boudreau used the data to make purchases on campus, but said he did not share the information. The court ordered Boudreau to undergo counseling, pay back the University, and agree to computer monitoring.

Catholic Charities of Boston presented a special recognition award to Boston College’s PULSE program on April 8. Since 1992, students in PULSE, an interdisciplinary philosophy and theology course with a service component, have logged more than 35,000 hours at three Catholic Charities sites: the Haitian Multi-Service Center and the St. Ambrose Family Inn, both in Dorchester, and South Boston’s Laboure Center.

George Madaus, Boston College’s Boisi Professor of Education and Public Policy, is the 2003 recipient of the E.F. Lindquist award, presented by the American Educational Research Association and the American College Testing Program to honor an individual’s body of research in the field of educational measurement. Madaus has been on the faculty of BC’s Lynch School of Education since 1966 and is the director of the National Board on Educational Testing and Public Policy at the University.
Photo: George Madaus
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Media specialist Chad Minnich, Professor Anne Norris, and Assistant Professor Rosanna DeMarco—all in Boston College’s Connell School of Nursing—have collaborated on a film about HIV entitled “Women’s Voices, Women’s Lives” aimed at African-American teenage girls. The film features individual testimonies by HIV-positive African-American women from the Healing Our Community Collaborative, a joint project of the Connell School, Boston Medical Center, and the Center for AIDS Care and Research. The film will be introduced in the Boston Public Schools in 2004.
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The Association of Research Libraries has rated the Boston College library system 82nd among 114 top university libraries. Factors in the ranking included the total number of volumes as well as the number of volumes added over the academic year (1,970,143 and 69,486, respectively, in 2001-02); total expenditures (more than $15.5 million); and number of permanent staff (154).

In late June, Boston College, together with the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, launched a new summer seminar designed for senior administrators at America’s 28 Jesuit colleges and universities. Held on the BC campus, the one-week program, entitled the Seminar on Higher Education Leadership, focused on financial management and strategic planning. Directed by BC’s former executive vice president, now Carroll School of Management professor, Frank Campanella, the seminar is intended for department chairs through associate provosts and associate vice presidents. In mid-July, another group of high-level Catholic college administrators assembled on campus for the third annual Institute for Administrators in Catholic Higher Education. Representatives from 24 Catholic colleges and universities attended this four-day program designed for senior administrators with recent appointments and responsibilities in the area of institutional mission. Under the directorship of Joseph A. Appleyard, SJ, BC’s vice president for University mission and ministry, the institute’s focus included such issues as “How does the Catholic college or university work within the larger context of the Church?” and “How does/should Catholic moral teaching affect campus life?”

The Carroll School’s Cleary Professor of Finance, Edward J. Kane, has been elected vice president of the International Atlantic Economic Society (IAES) and will become the society’s president in October 2004. Past presidents of the 30-year-old IAES include Nobel Laureates James Meade, James Mirrlees, Lawrence Klein and Robert Mundell.
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Professor Mary Walsh, a faculty member at the Lynch School of Education since 1989 in the Department of Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Philosophy, has been named the inaugural holder of the Daniel E. Kearns ’51 Chair in Education and Innovative Leadership. The position was endowed in 2002 by James ’52 and Carolyn Birmingham. Walsh’s area of study includes the “non-academic barriers to learning” that impede public school students in disadvantaged communities. In collaboration with community organizations, Walsh has been instrumental in transforming the Gardner Elementary School in the Allston section of Boston into a nationally recognized model of a “full-service school,” with after-school tutoring programs, English lessons and career counseling for parents, and a medical clinic on the premises.
Photo: Mary Walsh

Chemistry professor John Fourkas has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society, in the chemical physics division. Fourkas is the second member of the chemistry department to receive this honor, bestowed on less than one percent of the Society’s membership each year.

Over the past year, Boston College has received over 15,000 applications for approximately 300 professional, administrative, and clerical job openings. Associate Vice President for Human Resources Robert Lewis attributes the high volume of applications to BC’s increasing Internet presence—Web postings reach more people and make it easy to apply—and to universities’ relative financial security in a tough economy.

James Lubben, a professor of social welfare at UCLA’s School of Public Policy and Social Research, has been named the first holder of Boston College’s Louise McMahon Ahearn University Chair in Social Work. The chair was endowed by University Trustee Jack Connors, Jr. ’63 and Eileen Ahearn Connors ’66, MS’95. Lubben’s research focuses on the social well-being of the elderly. Additionally, child psychologist James Garbarino has joined the faculty of the Graduate School of Social Work. Garbarino specializes in the study of child abuse, youth violence, and parental influence. His 1999 book Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them received considerable notice following the Columbine High School shootings in April of that year. Garbarino was codirector of the Family Life Development Center at Cornell University.
Photo: James Lubben

Boston College’s Center for Christian-Jewish Learning has announced the launch of a new education project aimed at “reframing” the relationship between Christians and Jews. Entitled “Educating for Religious Particularism and Pluralism,” the project will provide study resources and guidelines for dialogue designed to encourage members of both faiths to “comprehend the particularities of their respective traditions in ways that [foster] a pluralistic engagement with the other.” Collaborating on the project will be Mary Boys, SNJM, of New York’s Union Theological Seminary and Sara S. Lee of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles.
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The U.S. Department of Education has granted Lynch School of Education professor Susan Bruce nearly $1.5 million to address the shortage of teachers trained to work with blind, deaf, and autistic students. More than 80 percent of the funds will go toward tuition for students in the LSOE master’s program in the teaching of children with multiple disabilities, which Bruce coordinates.

Boston College English professor Carlo Rotella will give readings from his book Cut Time: An Education at the Fights (Houghton Mifflin, 2003) at the following locations:

 • New York, August 11: Half King Bar & Restaurant (505 W. 23rd St.), 7:00 p.m.
 • Brookline, MA, August 14: Brookline Booksmith, 7:00 p.m.
 • Philadelphia, PA, September 10: Philadelphia Free Library, Independence branch (18 S. 7th St.), 6:30 p.m.
 • Bethlehem, PA, September 28: Moravian Bookshop (428 Main St.), 1:00 p.m.
 • Newton, MA, October 16: Newtonville Books (296 Walnut St.), 7:30 p.m.

Rotella’s account of women’s boxing, “Get Busy, Girlfriend,” appeared in the Winter 2002 issue of Boston College Magazine.
Photo: Carlo Rotella

Hear Carlo Rotella read from his previous book, Good With Their Hand: Boxers, Bluesmen, and Other Characters from the Rustbelt

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