Author Archives: Bookworm

Interracial dialoguing & female storytelling

Emily Bernard, author of the acclaimed book Black is the Body: Stories From my Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine, will give a webinar on fostering interracial understanding and the importance of female storytelling on September 22 beginning at … Continue reading

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Student author Louise Faitar

Louise Faitar, a sophomore majoring in neuroscience in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, also is a published author. Her novel, The Evanescence of Fog, is a satirical science fiction/fantasy story that is a comedic yet profound exploration of … Continue reading

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Biography of Rutilio Grande, S.J.

Rutilio Grande, S.J., a parish priest who was assassinated in El Salvador in 1977, is arguably the first Jesuit to be martyred after the Society of Jesus had proclaimed its commitment to “the service of faith and the promotion of … Continue reading

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Refugees and higher education

In Refugees and Higher Education: Trans-national Perspectives on Access, Equity, and Internationalization, contributors representing a variety of fields—from educational leadership and curriculum development to social work and higher education—offer a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary overview of refugee education issues around the world. … Continue reading

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Animals with wild style

In her new nonfiction book, author Jenna Grodzicki introduces young readers to animals that accessorize in usual ways and looks at how these unconventional adornments help the animals survive. Wild Style: Amazing Animal Adornments (Millbrook Press, 2020) features critters such … Continue reading

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America’s changing vision of tomorrow

The Rise and Fall of the Future: America’s Changing Vision of Tomorrow, 1939–1986 (McFarland Publishers, 2020) offers an unvarnished look at mid-20th century American futurism in U.S. culture. Written by Boston College graduate Gordon Arnold, The Rise and Fall of … Continue reading

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Journalist Maggie Haberman

New York Times White House correspondent  Maggie Haberman will talk on “The Current Political Landscape” in a webinar on Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. Haberman was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for reporting on … Continue reading

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The promise of the sharing economy

When the “sharing economy” launched a decade ago, proponents claimed that it would transform the experience of work—giving earners flexibility, autonomy, and a decent income. But this novel form of work soon sprouted a dark side: exploited ride-share drivers, neighborhoods … Continue reading

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A field guide for MBAs

Boston College alumnus Al Dea has made it his mission to help students search for, apply to, and succeed in graduate business programs. He founded the blog  MBASchooled.com, and has published a book, MBA Insider: How to Make the Most … Continue reading

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Oliver Wendell Holmes

Oliver Wendell Holmes is one of the most influential–and controversial–figures in American law. As a Supreme Court Justice, he wrote foundational opinions about such important constitutional issues as freedom of speech and the limits of state regulatory power. As a … Continue reading

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