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Andy Hargreaves memoir

When you are an educator, even your memoir provides lessons. Moving: A Memoir of Education and Social Mobility (Solution Tree, 2020) follows internationally renowned educational policy expert and author Andy Hargreaves from his early days in 1950s Northern England to … Continue reading

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A refugee’s story of coming to America

Abdi Nor Iftin survived a childhood in war-torn Mogadishu, Somalia, was threatened by terrorists, and spent years as a refugee in Kenya. He chronicled his journey from violence and trauma to freedom in the United States in his memoir, Call … Continue reading

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A daughter’s journey to acceptance

A memoir by Boston College alumna Suzanne Maggio tells the story of facing difficult truths and finding an unexpected path to unconditional love following the death of her mother from Alzheimer’s disease. Maggio, who earned a bachelor’s degree in English, … Continue reading

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Twice ordained

John R. Willis, S.J., (1917-2001) was a popular professor of history at Boston College who was known for his humility, sense of humor, and eclectic interests, which ranged from opera to movies to motorcycles. He also served as dean of … Continue reading

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Hart: Reconsider what you think you know about drugs

Columbia University’s Ziff Professor of Psychology Carl Hart, whose expertise is in neuropsychopharmacology and behavioral neuroscience, will speak on “Drug Use for Grownups: A Human Rights Perspective” on Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Hart is … Continue reading

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Bryan Stevenson: Just Mercy

Acclaimed public interest lawyer Bryan Stevenson will speak on his best-selling book, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (Spiegel & Grau/Random House Penguin, 2014), on Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in Conte Forum. Stevenson is the founder and … Continue reading

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Ambassador Susan Rice

Susan E. Rice, who served as National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama (2013-2017) and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (2009-2013), will speak at Boston College on Oct. 2 at 4 p.m. Her appearance is part of the Winston … Continue reading

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Heavy

Kiese Laymon, the Ottilie Schillig Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Mississippi, will give a lecture on his award-winning memoir Heavy: An American Memoir (Scribner, 2018) on Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room … Continue reading

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Searching for home

The thread running through Michael Brendan Dougherty’s book My Father Left Me Ireland: An American Son’s Search for Home (Sentinel/Penguin Random House, 2019) is the author’s spiritual development, which culminates in the discovery of his own vocation as a father. … Continue reading

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A Montauk summer

In his new memoir, Boston College graduate John Glynn writes about a summer he spent living with friends at the beach on Long Island. Out East: Memoir of a Montauk Summer (Grand Central Publishing May, 2019) is a story of … Continue reading

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