Category Archives: Alumni Authors

Success at any cost

Life for Legacy, the debut novel from Boston College alumnus Ninos Hanna, tells the story of Aiden Blair, who has his sights set on becoming a legend in Hollywood. His uncanny talent and determination takes him to the top of the movie industry. When … Continue reading

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Steve Pemberton

At First Year Academic Convocation tomorrow, the Class of 2020 will hear from alumnus Steve Pemberton, whose memoir, A Chance in the World, was given to each freshman at orientation. Pemberton’s memoir tells of his harsh upbringing in the foster care … Continue reading

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Back to 1973

Boston College alumna Catherine Chant blends time travel, romance, and rock n’ roll in her new novel, Nothing Stays the Same. It tells the story of 16-year-old Brennan Basford who goes back in time to try to alter the life of his late … Continue reading

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Leading online and off

Effective school leaders see today’s myriad digital distractions—email, websites, apps, tweet—as calls to action and learning opportunities, according to Stephen J. Valentine and Reshan Richards, co-authors of Blending Leadership: Six Simple Beliefs for Leading Online and Off (Jossey-Bass, 2016). Drawing on … Continue reading

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Book II of the Outcasts Series

Boston College alumnus Chuck Abdella has published the second book in his fantasy/adventure series, the Outcasts. The Darkest Forests picks up where the first installment, The Lies of Autumn, left off, following the quest of Marcus, Quintus, Octavia, Gwen, Synthyya, and Alexia … Continue reading

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Essay prize in Latin American thought

The American Philosophical Association has awarded its 2016 Essay Prize in Latin American Thought to BC alumnus Sebastian Purcell for his essay “Neltilitzli and the Good Life: On Aztec Ethics.” Sponsored by the APA Committee on Hispanics, the prize is awarded to the author of the … Continue reading

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Small Wars Journal

Small Wars Journal has published an article by alumnus Craig Noyes titled “Pragmatic Takfiris: Organizational Prioritization Along Islamic State’s Ideological Threshold.” Noyes, who earned a BA in history and an MA in political science, was a research assistant who contributed to The Project on … Continue reading

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