Monthly Archives: October 2010

American Catholic life after Vatican II

BC School of Theology and Ministry Dean Mark Massa, S.J., talks about his new book, The American Catholic Revolution: How the ’60s Changed the Church Forever, with the Boston College Chronicle and Religion News Service. He will deliver his inaugural … Continue reading

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Searching for an heiress lost

English Department faculty member Suzanne Berne’s new book, Missing Lucile: Memories of the Grandmother I Never Knew (previously highlighted by BC Bookmarks), has been reviewed by the Wall Street Journal. The subject of the book, Lucile Kroger, was the heiress … Continue reading

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Vocation of the Catholic Church

Paul Lakeland, the Rev. Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J., professor of Catholic Studies and chair of the Center for Catholic Studies at Fairfield University, will speak on “The Vocation of the Church: One Calling, Many Roles” on Oct. 28 at  5:30 … Continue reading

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The birth of American federalism

Scholars will join author and University of Chicago law professor Alison LaCroix to discuss her book The Ideological Origins of American Federalism. Oct. 27, 4:30 p.m., McGuinn 121. Sponsor: Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy

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The extraordinary rise of living alone

Sociologist Eric Klinenberg, author of Fighting for Air: The Battle to Control America’s Media and Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago, will speak on campus on Oct. 26 in the Murray Function Room at 7  p.m. about … Continue reading

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Appreciate your plenitude

Social economist and best-selling author Juliet Schor recently sat down with the Boston College Chronicle for an interview about the buzz surrounding her new book, Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth. “People are facing situations with less money, less … Continue reading

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Poetry and emotion

In The Romantic Voice, a two disc recording, Boston College Rattigan Professor Emeritus in English Literature John Mahoney brings to life in his distinctive voice poems and prose by Romantic poets William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and John … Continue reading

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Segregation and expectation

Anthropologist Nancy Abelmann will discuss her book, The Intimate University: Korean American Students and the Problem of Segregation, which describes the tensions between the ideals of higher education and the experiences of Korean American undergraduates at the University of Illinois, … Continue reading

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Thumbs up for Longing to Love

A book review in America magazine praises Assistant to Vice President for University Mission and Ministry Tim Muldoon’s memoir, Longing to Love: A Memoir of Desire, Relationships, and Spiritual Transformation, calling it “a compelling portrait of. . .how longing and … Continue reading

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The case for Lebanon

A new reading of modern Middle Eastern history is proposed—and alternate solutions to the volatile region’s problems are suggested—by Franck Salameh, an assistant professor in the Boston College Slavic and Eastern Languages Department, in his new book Language, Memory, and … Continue reading

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