Category Archives: Boston College Authors

Pindar’s songs and his world

In her new book, Pindar and Greek Religion: Theologies of Mortality in the Victory Odes (Cambridge University Press, 2022), Boston College’s Behrakis Assistant Professor in Hellenic Studies Hanne Eisenfeld combines close reading and philological analysis with religious historical approaches to … Continue reading

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Grant Writing Guide

BC Lynch School of Education and Human Development Associate Professor Betty S. Lai has written a practical guide to effective grant writing for researchers at all stages of their academic careers. The Grant Writing Guide: A Road Map for Scholars … Continue reading

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The rise of distrust

What does rising distrust and polarization mean for the functioning of society? What happens to nonpolitical institutions when a loss of trust and partisan divide hamper their abilities to meet common challenges and solve shared problems? The current issue of … Continue reading

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The Great Greece Adventure

Boston College graduate Tyrese Rice, a star point guard on the Men’s Basketball team during his years on the Heights (2005-2009), has published a children’s book, Trey and the Great Greece Adventure. After graduation, Rice went on to play professional … Continue reading

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Global cancer pandemic

Cancer is the first or second cause of death in more than 130 countries. An estimated 19.3 million new cases of cancer are diagnosed across the world each year, and this number is expected to rise to 29 million by … Continue reading

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New poetry from Paul Mariani

Boston College Professor Emeritus Paul Mariani has published his ninth collection of poems, titled All That Will Be New (Slant Books, 2022). Written during the pandemic lockdown, the collection is a reflection on the challenges and divisions of our current … Continue reading

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Educational policy reform in Ireland

As calls for further reducing the role of the Catholic Church in Irish primary schools gains traction in a rapidly evolving Irish society, The Politics of Irish Primary Education: Reform in an Era of Secularisation¬†(Peter Lang, 2022) demonstrates how the … Continue reading

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Book award for Ashley Duggan

The National Communication Association Interpersonal Communication Division has chosen Professor of Communication Ashley Duggan to receive a Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Book Award for her book Health and Illness in Close Relationships (Cambridge University Press, 2019). Synthesizing empirical evidence and … Continue reading

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A recipe for repairing brokenness

Years ago, when pastor Mack McCarter returned to his hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana, he found a city racially divided and mired in violence. He started a deceptively simple but powerful faith-based community rebuilding program that has since changed his hometown, … Continue reading

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A Study of Soul in Plotinus

Plotinus is often accused of writing haphazardly, with little concern for the integral unity of a treatise. In the new book From the Alien to the Alone: A Study of Soul in Plotinus (Catholic University of America Press, 2022), BC … Continue reading

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