Category Archives: Alumni Authors

Remote work is here to stay

Remote work became a necessity for many during the pandemic, and some workplaces are looking to permanently incorporate remote work into their regular operations. But remote work comes with challenges. Employees want to know how to build trust, maintain connections … Continue reading

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After the rain

A powerful and emotional new young adult novel from Natália Gomes tells a story about friendship, healing, and hope. After the Rain (HarperCollins, 2021) is about Jack and Alice, two strangers who forge an unlikely friendship in the aftermath of … Continue reading

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In honor of Fr. Bernauer

A special issue of the journal Philosophy & Social Criticism has been published in honor of Kraft Family Professor Emeritus James Bernauer, S.J., former director of BC’s Center for Christian-Jewish Learning. Fr. Bernauer retired in 2020 after a 40-year career … Continue reading

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A guiding light

Boston College alumnus Steve Pemberton is the author of The Lighthouse Effect: How Ordinary People Can Have an Extraordinary Impact in the World (Zondervan, 2021). He writes about what he calls “human lighthouses”—the mentors, teachers, friends, and colleagues who selflessly … Continue reading

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A journey from campus to war and back

War College, a new novel written by Thomas Barnico, tells the story of Jack Dunne, a student at an elite university who leaves campus to serve in the Vietnam War. War College depicts the various personal and political challenges faced … Continue reading

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An environmental call to arms

Acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog, an alumnus of Boston College, presents four decades of his ground-breaking photography in the new book, The Human Element: A Time Capsule from the Anthropocene (‎Rizzoli, 2021). Balog has traveled well over a million miles … Continue reading

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Second chances

On her own after years in foster care, Cass Macklin finds herself broke, homeless, scared to death, and pregnant. Determined to build a stable life for herself and her child, Cass turns to the one person with the means to … Continue reading

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Guide for ‘Fratelli Tutti’

Boston College graduate Marcus Mescher has written The Study Guide to the Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis: Fratelli Tutti, On Fraternity and Social Friendship (Paulist Press, 2021), which is intended to be a resource for prayer, conscience formation, and discussion … Continue reading

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A story of accompaniment

Liz Hauck and her dad Charlie Hauck—both Boston College graduates—had a plan to start a cooking program in a residential home for teenage boys in state care, which was run by the human services agency Charlie co-directed. But Charlie got … Continue reading

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Princess Diana

A new biography from children’s author, and Boston College alumna, Jenna Grodzicki, introduces young readers to Princess Diana. The Story of Princess Diana (Rockridge Press, 2021), traces the the life of the “People’s Princess” from her childhood to her joining … Continue reading

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