Monthly Archives: September 2011

Accidental band geek

There will be a release party Oct. 2 for Notes from an Accidental Band Geek by Erin Dionne, BC Class of 1997. The event, which will feature a book sale, will be held at 2 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room … Continue reading

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Girls in White Dresses

Girls in White Dresses — a new book by Jennifer Close, BC Class of 2008 —  tells the story of a group of twentysomething friends navigating life, careers and relationships, all while attending a slew of weddings and bridal showers. … Continue reading

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Finding home

In his forthcoming memoir, A Chance in the World: An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home, alumnus Steve Pemberton (Class of 1989) writes about growing up in a foster home with no knowledge of … Continue reading

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Aftermath

Author T.M. Murphy, a member of the BC Class 0f 1993 best known for his Belltown Mysteries children’s series, has teamed with his brother Seton for the adult novel  The Running Waves. According to the authors, The Running Waves touches … Continue reading

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Alan Wolfe faces his critics

The new book Political Evil: What It Is and How to Combat It by acclaimed Boston College political scientist Alan Wolfe is a provocative challenge to widely held beliefs about genocide, intervention and the use of force to combat evil … Continue reading

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Jesuit missionary Matteo Ricci

Ronnie Hsia will deliver a lecture on the famous Jesuit missionary to China, Matteo Ricci, SJ, on Sept. 21 at 5:30 p.m. in the Yawkey Center’s Murray Function Room. Hsia, the Edwin Earle Sparks Professor of History at Penn State, … Continue reading

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The poetry of Meg Kearney

Award-winning poet Meg Kearney will read from her works on Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. in the Hovey House Library. Kearney’s collection of poems, Home By Now, was winner of the 2010 PEN New England LL Winship Award; it was … Continue reading

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Let the Great World Spin

Colum McCann, author of National Book Award winner Let the Great World Spin, will address the Class of 2015 and other members of the BC Community tomorrow as part of the Office of First Year Experience’s Conversations in the First … Continue reading

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On the Constitution

Jack Rakove, one of the nation’s most respected scholars of the American Constitution, will discuss “Beyond Belief: The Radical Significance of the Free Exercise of Religion” on Sept. 15 at 4:30 p.m. in McGuinn Hall, room 121. Rakove, a professor of … Continue reading

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Do we really have free choice?

In his new book The Myth of Choice: Personal Responsibility in a World of Limits (Yale University Press, October 2011), Boston College Law Professor Kent Greenfield shows that the so-called “choices” that confront us daily are often not choices at … Continue reading

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