Military formation

The lawn outside Burns Library, site of the Veterans Memorial Wall, before the 13th annual remembrance ceremony and roll call on November 11, 2013. The commemoration was organized by the Boston College Veterans Alumni Network.
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BAE Systems Warrior Integration Program: An Interview with Program Director James Rodriguez

As a 21-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp, James Rodriguez had extensive experience transitioning wounded warriors back into the workforce and civilian life after rehabilitation. As the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Commanding Officer of Wounded Warrior Battalion West at Balboa Naval Hospital, Rodriguez was responsible for the transition, development and education of veterans with service-connected disabilities. When he retired from the Marine Corp, BAE Systems approached him to create and implement a new program to recruit, retain and advance military veterans.

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Massachusetts Restaurant Association Stars of the Industry

Auxiliary Services and Boston College Dining Services is proud to announce that we had two employees who were judged as finalists in the statewide competitive  Massachusetts Restaurant Association (MRA) annual award, Stars of the Industry. Phillip Fisher was chosen as a finalist for the 2013 Host or Cashier of the Year, while Marlon Mazier was chosen as a finalist and winner of the 2013 Cook of the Year award. Bob Luz, President & CEO of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association, will present the award to Marlon at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at McElroy’s Carney Dining Room. All are welcome to join us for the brief presentation of the award and celebratory dessert.

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Biomedical Science Careers Student Conference

The Biomedical Science Careers Program (BSCP) will hold its twelfth biennial Biomedical Science Careers Conference for postdoctoral fellows; medical, dental and graduate students; post-baccalaureates; college and community college students; and high school seniors and juniors on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM. This program helps to identify underrepresented minority students/fellows (especially African-American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian/Alaska Native students/fellows) who would benefit from attending this conference.

Participants should be seriously interested in or currently studying in biomedical, biotechnology or other science-related fields, such as medicine, chemistry, physics, biology, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, physical therapy, public health, allied health or environmental science.

Students or fellows interested in this opportunity must submit an application to: Biomedical Science Careers Program, c/o Minority Faculty Development Program, Harvard Medical School, 164 Longwood Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5818. The application forms must be received by February 5th, 2014. Forms can also be scanned and emailed to, or faxed to 617.432.3834. A subcommittee of BSCP will make selections and notify students of their acceptance by the end of February 2014. At that time, they will receive more detailed information about the conference.

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Being ‘Partly Jewish’

IN the course of a year, my family celebrates Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashana, Sukkot, Simhat Torah, Hanukkah, Passover and many Shabbats. We also celebrate All Saints’ Day and All Souls, Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter. We are part of a growing movement to raise interfaith children with both family religions.

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