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

The UnVincent D. Rougeauiversity 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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Mass. SJC Chief Justice to Speak at Law School

Chief Justice Roderick IrelandMassachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Roderick L. Ireland will give the Commencement Address at the 2011 Boston College Law School Commencement on May 27 at 10:30 a.m. on BC’s Newton Campus.

A jurist for more than three decades, Ireland became the first African-American to serve on the Supreme Judicial Court when he was appointed in 1997, and last December became the court’s first African-American chief justice. He is an expert in juvenile law and authored Massachusetts Juvenile Law, a volume of the Massachusetts Practice Series. He has received several awards for his work with youths.

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Conference Addresses Cuba

This past weekend, the BoRoots of Hope conferenceston College Cuban-American Student Association (CASA) hosted 100 students from universities worldwide for the eighth Annual Roots of Hope National Youth Leadership Conference on Cuba. The conference, which lasted from Friday morning to Sunday afternoon, featured panels of distinguished speakers who commented on some of the most pressing issues to Cubans and Cuban Americans in the world today.

The Archbishop of Miami, Thomas Wenski, served as the keynote speaker. Other panelists included Father Jose Conrado of Santiago de Cuba and Orlando Marquez, a spokesman for the Cuban Catholic Church.

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APAHM Opening Ceremony

Students,Dinner in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month faculty members, and University administrators filled the Heights Room Friday night for a dinner celebrating the beginning of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) at Boston College.

The APAHM Opening Ceremony, put on by the APAHM Committee, in conjunction with the Office of Student Affairs, the Office of AHANA Student Programs, and other student organizations, mixed Asian cuisine, cultural entertainment, and an awards ceremony, and included a keynote address from an advisor to the United Nations to make for a memorable kick-off to a month-long celebration.

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