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Moving beyond “No”

On his popular podcast, “10,000 NOs,” Boston College alumnus Matthew Del Negro has interviewed countless people—from athletes and entrepreneurs to cancer survivors and authors—who have inspired others to keep going even when their progress seems infinitesimally slow. Del Negro says the … Continue reading

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The World According to Fannie Davis

Writer, filmmaker, and teacher Bridgett M. Davis will offer a presentation on her acclaimed memoir, The World According To Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life in the Detroit Numbers, on October 21 at 7:00 p.m. The Word According to Fannie Davis tells … Continue reading

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Abdi’s memoir adapted for young adults

A young adult version of Woods College of Advancing Studies student Abdi Nor Iftin’s memoir has been published. Call Me American: The Extraordinary True Story of a Young Somali Immigrant (Delacorte Press/Penguin Random House, 2020) tells the story of Iftin’s … Continue reading

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New edition of Saint Ignatius’s memoirs

At the urging of the early Jesuits, Saint Ignatius of Loyola recounted the story of his spiritual conversion while recuperating from a battle wound to the founding of the religious order, the Society of Jesus. It’s an autobiography that would … Continue reading

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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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