Monthly Archives: December 2010

The beauty of BC’s stained glass

The enchanting beauty and stirring majesty of  the stained glass windows of Bapst Library, Gasson Hall and St. Mary’s  are vividly depicted in a keepsake book, Transforming Light: The Stained-Glass Windows of Boston College (Linden Lane Press). The stunning photography … Continue reading

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A misfit sock for Christmas

A pile of mismatched socks on a laundry room floor was the only inspiration Karen Kiefer of the Church in the 21st Century Center needed to discover a special way her family could spread some Christmas cheer to others. The … Continue reading

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Britain’s history depicted in a new light

A hoard of beautiful gold military objects found in 2009 in a Staffordshire, England field drew attention to the mysterious world of 7th and 8th century Britain. This time period is the focus of Boston College History Professor Robin Fleming’s … Continue reading

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The war on crime

Since the mid-1960s, the war on crime has reshaped public attitudes about state authority, criminal behavior and the responsibilities of citizenship. In Learning to Live with Crime: American Crime Narrative in the Neoconservative Turn, Boston College Professor of English Christopher … Continue reading

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A seaside dream

Career Center Associate Director Janet Costa Bates is the author of a new children’s book, Seaside Dream. The book is about a young girl named Cora who is seeking a birthday present for her grandmother, who is homesick for her … Continue reading

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How TV transformed Irish society

In A Loss of Innocence?: Television and Irish Society, 1960-72, author Robert Savage, an adjunct associate professor of history at Boston College, explores how television helped facilitate a process of modernization that slowly transformed Irish society during the 1960s. Television … Continue reading

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Cardinal George

Cardinal Francis George, OMI, archbishop of Chicago and past president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB),  will speak  on Dec. 7 in the Heights Room of Corcoran Commons about his book The Difference God Makes: A Catholic Vision … Continue reading

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Meet Anita Shreve

Acclaimed writer (and Massachusetts native) Anita Shreve will discuss and sign her new book Rescue on Dec. 6 at 7:00 p.m. in Devlin 008. Books will be available for sale. The book event is sponsored by the BC Bookstore. Shreve … Continue reading

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Urban schools

Charles M. Payne, noted for his writings on school reform and urban education, will speak at the Lynch School of Education’s Fall Symposium on Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. in the Yawkey Center. Payne is the Frank P. Hixon Distinguished … Continue reading

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Today’s event postponed

Breaking News: This event has been postponed due to weather-related travel problems. Award-winning writer Suketu Mehta, author of Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found, will talk about his upcoming book on immigrants in contemporary New York on Dec. 1 at … Continue reading

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