Monthly Archives: December 2012

“Aftermath” a Best Book

Aftermath: Deportation Law and the New American Diaspora by Law School Professor Daniel Kanstroom, associate director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice, has been named one of the “Best 2012 Books About Justice” by The Atlantic. The … Continue reading

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Vanderhooft’s book honored

Boston College Associate Professor of Theology David Vanderhooft has been presented with the 2012 G. Ernest Wright Award by American Schools of Oriental Research for his co-authored book, The Yehud Stamp Impressions: A Corpus of Inscribed Impressions from the Persian … Continue reading

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Waiting for America

Waiting for America, a memoir by Professor of Russian and English Maxim D. Shrayer about his emigration from Russia, has just been released in Moscow in a Russian translation. He discussed his work with Russian Journal, a portal and magazine with the … Continue reading

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Finding home

The Shortest Way Home, a new novel by BC alumna Juliette Fay, has been named one of the Best Books of 2012 by Library Journal. The Shortest Way Home tells the story of Sean Doran who returns to his hometown … Continue reading

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Read Aloud replicated on Cape Cod

For 15 years, Ruth Chobit volunteered for Boston College’s Read Aloud program, a collaboration with Boston Partners in Education, which sends teams of BC administrators and faculty to Boston schools to read to students in their classroom. Chobit now reads … Continue reading

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Fighting cancer

Despite gains in research, diagnosis and treatment, cancer killed 571,000 Americans in 2011. In his new book, Cancer As A Metabolic Disease, BC Biology Professor Thomas N. Seyfried offers an expansive review of the metabolic theory of cancer, from its … Continue reading

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An intimate look at the immigrant student

In her new book, Youth Held at the Border: Immigration, Education and the Politics of Inclusion, Lynch School of Education Associate Professor Lisa (Leigh) Patel invites readers to rethink assumptions about immigrant youth. Patel spent years working with an all-immigrant … Continue reading

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Expert: The true state of public pensions

In the wake of the financial crisis, everyone from elected officials to the media has pointed to public pension funding shortfalls with alarm, expressing concern that pension promises are unsustainable. BC Drucker Professor of Management Sciences Alicia H. Munnell, drawing … Continue reading

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The Case for Lebanon– a review

In a review published in Bustan: The Middle East Book Review, Norman Stillman, considered one of the titans of Middle East Studies, calls Language, Memory, and Identity in the Middle East: The Case for Lebanon by BC Assistant Professor Franck … Continue reading

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