Author Archives: Bookworm

When religion and child welfare collide

In his new book The Child Cases: How America’s Religious Exemption Laws Harm Children (University of Massachusetts Press, 2014), Boston College History Professor Alan Rogers looks at several high-profile cases in the 1980s and ’90s involving parents who refused to seek medical treatment … Continue reading

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Take a ride on a Swan Boat

Boston College alumna Frances Driscoll, a former teacher in the Boston Public Schools, has published The Swan Boat Ride, which tells the story of a young girl’s ride with her grandmother on the Swan Boats in Boston’s Public Garden. It … Continue reading

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A Carrie Bloomfield novel

The Winship Affair (Blue Mustang Press) is a new murder mystery novel with a scientific touch written by Phil Temples of BC’s Computer Science Department. According to the publisher, The Winship Affair is the story of eccentric, but brilliant multidisciplinary scientist Carrie Bloomfield … Continue reading

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Prevot’s Pick

Andrew Prevot, an assistant professor of theology at BC, was one of several black Catholic intellectuals asked to select a favorite book by a black Catholic writer for the most recent issue of America magazine which focused on the 50th anniversary … Continue reading

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Q&A with Graver

Author and Boston College Professor of English Elizabeth Graver talked with the Boston Globe’s Eugenia Williamson about her approach to writing and the source of her next writing project: her maternal grandmother who was born in Turkey and lived in … Continue reading

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Remembering the Emerald Isle Classic

Boston College alumnus Jim O’Brien, the man behind the Emerald Isle Classic–the first American college football game played in Europe, has released a commemorative book about the historic event. The Match, tells the story of the BC-Army game played on November 19, … Continue reading

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Nun on the bus

The School of Theology and Ministry presents “Politics, Faith, and Prophetic Witness,” a lecture by Simone Campbell, S.S.S., author of A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community (HarperCollins, 2014) and executive director of NETWORK, … Continue reading

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Summer book swap

The Volunteer Service Learning Center is holding its annual summer book swap where members of the BC community are invited to bring and/or take a book. The book swap will be held at McElroy 208 weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 … Continue reading

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More from the Catholic Press Assn.

Visions of Hope: Emerging Theologians and the Future of the Church (Orbis Books), a book based on a conference organized by BC graduate students, was awarded first place by the Catholic Press Association in the category of works related to the 50th anniversary … Continue reading

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Catholic Press Association Awards

Several books by Boston College professors were honored with awards from the Catholic Press Association of the U.S. and Canada. Theology Professor Kenneth Himes, O.F.M., received the first-place award in the category of social teaching for his book Christianity and the Political Order. … Continue reading

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