Category Archives: Alumni Authors

Golinkin at First Year Academic Convocation

Alumnus Lev Golinkin, author of the memoir A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka, will be the keynote speaker at First Year Academic Convocation on Sept. 7, at 7 p.m., in Conte Forum. Golinkin’s book is a heartbreaking and … Continue reading

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The man behind the Ice Bucket Challenge

Boston College alumnus Dave Wedge has co-authored a new book about fellow BC grad Pete Frates, the inspiration behind the Ice Bucket Challenge, which raised millions of dollars for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) research. Frates, a former BC Baseball captain, was … Continue reading

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The Ends of the World

The world has ended five times: it has been broiled, frozen, poison-gassed, smothered, and pelted by asteroids. In The Ends of the World (Harper Collins, 2017), science journalist Peter Brannen dives deep, exploring Earth’s past dead ends, and in the process, offers … Continue reading

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Jesuit-Catholic leadership

Boston College alumnus Maduabuchi Leo Muoneme, S.J. is the author of a new book, The Hermeneutics of Jesuit Leadership in Higher Education (Routledge, 2017). Fr. Muoneme interviewed seven Jesuits who served as university leaders, as well as University of Notre Dame President Theodore … Continue reading

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Out of this world

Boston College graduate Gina Damico has published Waste of Space (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017), a novel geared for teens and young adults. What comes next in the world of television when it feels like everything has already been done? A … Continue reading

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Calamity in D.C.

BC alumna Colleen J. Shogan has published book three in her Washington Whodunit mystery series: Calamity at the Continental Club (Camel Press, 2017). The series follows the follows the adventures of Kit Marshall, a congressional staffer whose life often intersects with mystery and murder. In … Continue reading

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After Everest

After Erik Weihenmayer became the first blind person to summit Mount Everest, his expedition leader said to him: “Don’t make Everest the greatest thing you ever do.” Weihenmayer, a member of the BC Class of 1991, has gone on to lead expeditions … Continue reading

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