Author Archives: Bookworm

Barking up the Wrong Tree

Advice about achievement is often logical, earnest…and downright wrong. In Barking Up the Wrong Tree (HarperOne, 2017), Boston College alumnus Eric Barker reveals the science behind what actually determines success and how anyone can achieve it. Barking Up the Wrong Tree draws on … Continue reading

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Pomp and Circumstance

A newly published book of speeches by David McCullough, one of America’s most distinguished historians, includes his Commencement address to Boston College’s Class of 2008. The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For (Simon & Schuster, 2017) is a … Continue reading

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A monster at bedtime

Michelle Williams-King, a member of the Woods College of Advancing Studies’ Class of 2017, has published a children’s book inspired by her son who had trouble sleeping when he was younger. There’s No Such Thing as People, aimed at children ages 4-8, … Continue reading

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Book award for alumnus

Unfreedom: Slavery and Dependence in Eighteenth-Century Boston (New York University Press, 2016) by BC alumnus Jared Ross Hardesty has been named an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice, the premier review journal of new academic titles. Hardesty, a faculty member at Western Washington University, also … Continue reading

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The Universe Untangled

People are fascinated by the laws of the physical world, but many find the scientific concepts dense and complicated. To solve that dilemma, BC alumna Abigail Pillitteri has published The Universe Untangled – Modern Physics for Everyone (Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2017), … Continue reading

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Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory

The field of cognitive neuroscience has grown as technological advances make non-invasive measurement of human brain activity more accessible. In the new textbook, Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory (Cambridge University Press, 2017), Associate Professor of Psychology Scott D. Slotnick provides the … Continue reading

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Welcome to Helltown

In 1974, the town of Boston Mills, Ohio was turned into a ghost town when the U.S. Department of Interior seized land and condemned homes and properties in order to expand the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. In the years since, … Continue reading

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