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Mattia Pizzagalli

Junior Wins Goldwater Scholarship
Mattia Pizzagalli, a BC junior majoring in biochemistry, has earned a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, considered the nation's premier undergraduate award in the sciences. BC News


More than parental leave or flexible schedules, government spending on early childhood care and education had the single biggest effect on boosting women's employment and on decreasing gender pay gap, according to a study comparing various policies in 22 industrialized countries. The report, co-authored by Professor of Economics Claudia Olivetti, was recently highlighted by the New York Times.

Peter Krause

Assistant Professor of Political Science Peter Krause discusses his new book Rebel Power: Why National Movements Compete, Fight, and Win in an interview with NECN "The Take."

The upcoming centenary of John F. Kennedy's birth brings new appraisals of the first—and so far, only—Catholic to attain the presidency. Clough Millennial Professor of History James O'Toole and Professor of History Patrick Maney comment in a piece running nationally via Catholic News Service.

Republic of Letters

Recent books by Arts & Sciences faculty members

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Sam Gray

Student Makes Mark in Marathon Debut
Sam Gray '19, an A&S theology and economics double major finished 65th in a field of more than 30,000 runners in his Boston Marathon debut yesterday. BC News

Eric Skerry

Historical Perspective on Immigration
The current liberal perspective on immigration policy represents a shift that has not received much scrutiny, writes Professor of Political Science Peter Skerry, who provides historical background in the Boston Sunday Globe "Ideas."—a piece also highlighted by the New York Times. | Earlier this month he wrote on the Muslim Brotherhood's U.S. presence for Foreign Affairs.



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Research Highlight

Virus Engineering

By "erasing" and rebuilding the receptor-binding ability of a virus viewed as the prime vehicle for new human gene therapies, a team of Boston College researchers has engineered a tougher, more selective version of the virus capable of attacking cancer cells. The team, led by Assistant Professor of Chemistry Abhishek Chatterjee and graduate student Rachel Kelemen, reported its findings in the international edition of the German journal Angewandte Chemie. BC News

BC Earns Highest Research Classification

Boston College has been elevated to an 'R1' institution—a designation assigned by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education to doctoral universities with the highest levels of research activity. BC News