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Peak performance

As people live longer, many are seeking ways to maintain a level of high performance as they age. A new book from Boston College faculty member Cathy Utzschneider offers universal words of wisdom about maintaining excellence throughout the lifespan from … 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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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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The FBI, cybersecurity, and American higher ed

The synergy between academy, industry, and government that led to the successful M.S. in Cybersecurity Policy & Governance Program at Boston College’s Woods College of Advancing Studies is outlined in a chapter of the new Routledge International Handbook of Universities, Security, … Continue reading

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Dermot Sparhawk

The crime novel series featuring private investigator Dermot Sparhawk continues with the release of Murder in the Charlestown Bricks. The novel is about Sparhawk’s search for the person who murdered a woman who was like a second mother to him. … Continue reading

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Lubbock Electric

Anne Elezabeth Pluto, a faculty member in the Woods College of Advancing Studies, has published a book of poetry, Lubbock Electric (Nixes Mate Books, 2018). According to fellow poet Gene Barry, “Annie Pluto has an inbuilt ability to poetically emote … Continue reading

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Ignatian-Based Ethical Leadership colloquium

Chris Lowney, author of Heroic Leadership: Best Practices from a 450-Year-Old Company that Changed the World, will be the keynote speaker at an Ignatian-Based Ethical Leadership colloquium on Oct. 14 from 1 to 6 p.m in Fulton Hall 145. Other speakers … Continue reading

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The liberal arts & China

Woods College of Advancing Studies Assistant Dean You Guo Jiang, SJ, is the author of Liberal Arts Education in a Changing Society: A New Perspective on Chinese Higher Education (Brill Academic Publishers, 2014). This work provides a unique focus on the re-emergence … Continue reading

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Crime stories

Crime is everywhere in the new anthology Coast to Coast: Murder from Sea to Shining Sea (Down & Out Books, 2015), co-edited by Boston College alumnus Andrew McAleer and Paul D. Marks. McAleer also has contributed to the volume. A Sherlock Holmes … Continue reading

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