Author Archives: Bookworm

Professor and alumnus honored

Professor of English Suzanne Matson’s novel Ultraviolet, which chronicles the disappointments and dilemmas of the women of one family across 80 years, was selected by the Massachusetts Center for the Book as a 2018 “Must Reads” fiction title. Areas of … Continue reading

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Helping teens thrive

A new book written by Boston College alumna Katie Hurley, a child and adolescent psychotherapist, is geared to help teens cope with symptoms of depression, low self-esteem, and stress. The Depression Workbook for Teens (Althea Press, 2019) is an interactive … Continue reading

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Drawing God

After a trip to an art museum, a young girl named Emma is inspired to create a spectacular masterpiece of her own. She decides to draw God. So begins Drawing God (Paraclete Press, October 2019), a new children’s book written … Continue reading

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Learning How to Hope

Hope is especially difficult to maintain in politically contentious times. In her talk on Oct. 9, philosopher of education Sarah Stitzlein will talk about what hope is, why it matters to democracy, and how it can be taught—all topics of … Continue reading

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Bryan Stevenson: Just Mercy

Acclaimed public interest lawyer Bryan Stevenson will speak on his best-selling book, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (Spiegel & Grau/Random House Penguin, 2014), on Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in Conte Forum. Stevenson is the founder and … Continue reading

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Ambassador Susan Rice

Susan E. Rice, who served as National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama (2013-2017) and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (2009-2013), will speak at Boston College on Oct. 2 at 4 p.m. Her appearance is part of the Winston … Continue reading

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The catholicity of personhood

Traditional theological considerations of the human person presume a radically anthropocentric starting point. Yet, ongoing discoveries in the natural sciences and a renewed attention to the theological tradition pose challenges to this inherited way of thinking about personhood. In his … Continue reading

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