Slow Transit

Communication Associate Professor of the Practice Michael C. Keith has published the short story collection Slow Transit (Cervena Barva Press, 2017). Keith is the author of the memoir The Next Better Place, as well as the novel Life is Falling Sideways and several short story collections. His fiction has been nominated for several awards, among them the Pen/O. Henry Award, the Pushcart Prize, the National Indie Excellence Award, and the International Book Award. Keith is also the author/coauthor of 30 book volumes and dozens of articles on the subject of radio and broadcast studies.

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How to truly love yourself

frronFr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI, an internationally noted speaker and writer on Catholic spirituality, will present “How to Truly Love Yourself” on March 15 at 5:30 p.m. in McGuinn Auditorium. Fr. Rolheiser writes a regular column syndicated in nearly 100 newspapers worldwide. He is the author of numerous books, including Sacred Fire: A Vision for a Deeper Human and Christian Maturity (Catholic Book Award Book of the Year, 2015); Prayer: Our Deepest Longing; The Passion and the Cross, and The Holy Longing. Fr. Rolheiser is president of Oblate School of Theology in Texas. Sponsors: The Church in the 21st Century Center and the Division of Student Affairs.

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Alumnus honored by Writers Guild

retchless_BrianAlumnus Brian Retchless (Class of 2007) recently won a 2017 Writers Guild Award, which honors outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, video games, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation. Retchless was honored in the category of On-Air Promotion (Television, New Media or Radio) for the CBS on-air promotion “CBS On-Air Reel.” Watch his acceptance speech.

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A Life in Court

brodin-bookA revised edition of BC Law Professor Mark Brodin’s book William P. Homans Jr.: A Life In Court (Vandeplas Press) has been released with a new foreword by Harvard Law Emeritus Professor Alan Dershowitz. Brodin’s book recounts the remarkable legal career and troubled personal life of the iconic Boston criminal defense and civil liberties lawyer. Brodin is Professor of Law, Michael and Helen Lee Distinguished Scholar, and former associate dean for academic affairs at Boston College Law School. More from BC Law.

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imbelli“Psalmody,” a poem by Associate Professor of Theology Emeritus Father Robert P. Imbelli, has been published in the magazine Commonweal.

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Sanctuary and asylum

sanctuaryAuthor Linda Rabben will present a talk based on her book Sanctuary & Asylum: A Social and Political History on Mar. 2 at noon in Devlin 026. Rabben, an anthropologist, offers a long history of the practice of sanctuary―giving refuge to the threatened, vulnerable stranger. In her book, she analyzes modern asylum policies in North America, Europe, and elsewhere, contrasting them with the role that individuals and organizations have played in offering refuge to survivors of torture, persecution, and discrimination. She gives close attention to the mid-2010s refugee crisis in Europe and to Central Americans seeking asylum in the United States. RSVP required. Sponsor: Center for Human Rights and International Justice.

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International adoptions in America

koreaAlthough international adoption has become a commonplace practice in the United States, many Americans know very little about how or why it began. On Mar. 1 at noon at the Boisi Center, Associate Professor of History Arissa Oh, author of the book, To Save the Children of Korea: The Cold War Origins of International Adoption, will examine the rise of international adoption, which began systematically in the aftermath of the Korean War. In her talk, titled “Save the Children: Religion, Politics, and International Adoptions in America,” Oh will discuss the role of religion in U.S. international adoption, both past and present. RSVP required. Sponsor: Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life.

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