BC Junior Aditya Ashok Named Truman Scholar

Boston CAditya Ashokollege junior Aditya Ashok, a Presidential Scholar and student in the College of Arts & Sciences Honors Program, has been named a recipient of a 2011 Harry S. Truman Scholarship.  A history and biochemistry major in the pre-med program, the Nashua, NH native has distinguished himself at Boston College through his academic achievement and HIV-AIDs activism, having served as co-president of the AIDS Awareness Committee at Boston College, and director of international outreach at the Virginia-based Teen AIDS-Peer Corp.

The prestigious Truman Scholarship, established by Congress to honor the memory of the 33rd president, provides recipients with $3,000 for their senior year of college and $27,000 for graduate study.  It is awarded on the basis of leadership potential, intellectual ability and the likelihood of “making a difference.” The selection process requires that candidates have a strong record of public service, as well as a policy proposal that addresses a particular issue in society.

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Notre Dame Law Professor Vincent Rougeau Named Dean of Boston College Law School

The UnivVincent Rougeauersity has named Notre Dame Law School Professor Vincent D. Rougeau, a national expert on Catholic social teaching and the role of moral and religious values in law making and public policy, as dean of Boston College Law School, effective July 1.

Rougeau has been a distinguished professor of contracts, real estate law and Catholic social thought at Notre Dame for the past 12 years. His current academic research focuses on global migration and multicultural  citizenship, with a special emphasis on the challenges posed by religious pluralism. His book, Christians in the American Empire: Faith and Citizenship in the New World Order, explores the philosophical and theological underpinnings of Catholic social teaching as they relate to various aspects of American law.

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Angela Donkor Of Bronx Honored By BC

Boston CoAngela Donkorllege student Angela Donkor, a Bronx resident who grew up on three different continents, has been awarded the 2011 Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship at Boston College.

The scholarship, presented annually to a BC junior who reflects King’s philosophy in his or her life and work, is just one of a long list of accolades for Donkor, who has previously been honored with a Gates Millennium Scholarship and two scholarships from the Magic Johnson Foundation.

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James Gips’s Camera Mouse Helps Those Who Can’t Use Their Hands

James GipJames Gipss created a free downloadedable computer program that allows those who are disabled control a mouse with their eye movements.

It’s a mouse replacement system. Instead of using a mouse, a webcam or built-in camera looks at you and tracks a spot on your face. If you move your head to the left, the mouse moves to the left. If you hold the pointer over the spot, a click is issued. Anything you can do with a mouse, you can do with Camera Mouse.

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BC Grad presented John A. Dinneen, S.J. award for service

The Archbishop Oscar A. Romero Scholarship Committee of Boston College has named Ilyitch Nahiely Tabora, BC ’05, as the 2011 recipient of the John A. Dinneen, S.J. Hispanic Alumni Community Service Award, according to a press release.

The Romero Scholarship Committee has recognized a student each year since 1999 in honor of the late Rev. John A. Dinneen, S.J., a chartered member of the Romero Scholarship Committee who was responsible for the acquisition of the initial funding from the BC Jesuit community in 1993.

Tabora was recognized for her commitment to serving thousands of Latino students and English language learners (ELL) in the Boston Public Schools as associate director of the Talented and Gifted (TAG) Program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

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Oscar Romero Scholarship banquet honors Jesus Damian Baeza

The Oscar Jesus Damian BaezaRomero Scholarship Committee selected Jesus Damian Baeza, LSOE ’12, as this year’s recipient of its annual scholarship at a ceremony held Saturday night in the Yawkey Center.

The Romero Scholarship recognizes a Boston College junior whose life demonstrates an understanding of, and a commitment to, the values and ideals inherent in the life of Romero, who served as the archbishop of El Salvador before being assassinated in 1980. Scholarship recipients must demonstrate an outstanding record of involvement in service to the Hispanic community at BC and in the wider community.

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