Monthly Archives: October 2011

Place your bets

In her memoir, Lay the Favorite, Beth Raymer tells the story of her years in the high-stakes, high-anxiety world of sports betting.  She will speak on Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. in Devlin Hall, room 101. The movie adaptation of the … Continue reading

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The Tragedy of William Jennings Bryan

On Oct. 27, Gerard Magliocca, author of The Tragedy of William Jennings Bryan: Constitutional Law and the Politics of Backlash, will take part in a panel discussion on his book with BC Associate Professor of Political Science Ken Kersch, director … Continue reading

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Wave: a poetic journey

Award-winning poet Andrew Sofer, an associate professor in BC’s English Department, will read from his book WAVE, a poetic journey across three national landscapes linked by water, on Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 305. Sponsors: English … Continue reading

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Humanitarian hero

Eric Greitens, author of The Heart and The Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, The Making of a  Navy SEAL, will give a the Chambers Lecture and conduct a book signing on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Murray … Continue reading

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Super Sad True Love Story

Gary Shteyngart, author of the New York Times best-seller Super Sad True Love Story, will speak on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 1oo. Shteyngart was born in Leningrad in 1972 and came to the U.S. seven … Continue reading

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The video gamer and the therapist

A new book by Graduate School of Social Work adjunct faculty member and licensed independent clinical social worker Mike Langlois challenges healthcare providers to rethink how they understand and work with patients who play video games. In Reset: Video Games … Continue reading

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Political evil

The new book Political Evil: What It Is and How to Combat It by Boston College’s Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life Director Alan Wolfe (featured in BC Bookmarks last month) has recently been reviewed by the New … Continue reading

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Compelling short stories

A prolific author, Boston College Adjunct Associate Professor of Communication Michael C. Keith has recently published two acclaimed books of short stories. Many of Hoag’s Object‘s 38 tales–of the horrifying, fantastical and other-worldly—deal with mortality. In reviews by other authors, … Continue reading

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Philosopher Maurice Blondel

A biography of French Catholic philosopher Maurice Blondel, authored by Boston College Professor of Philosophy Oliva Blanchette, has been honored with a first place 2011 Catholic Book Award in the category of biography by the Catholic Press Association (CPA) of … Continue reading

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After the diagnosis

In the spirit of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, BC Bookmarks highlights a book by Ann Murray Paige, a member of the BC Class of 1987 who was first diagnosed with breast cancer at age 38. Paige is the author … Continue reading

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