BC Student Veterans Group

An effort is under way to coordinate and bolster communication among graduate and undergraduate student U.S. military veterans in the Boston College community.

Leading the initiative is BC School of Social Work student Lisa Smith, a Connecticut native who served for four years in the Air Force. Smith sees an opportunity to build on the strengths of the BC Veterans Alumni Network (BCVAN) and the BC Veterans Affinity Group for faculty and staff, so that students who served – or plan to serve – in the military will have access to a broad array of resources and contacts.

Read the full article at: https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/bcnews/campus-community/around-campus/bc-student-veterans-networking.html

For more information on the Boston College Student Veteran Association, contact Lisa Smith (lisa.smith@teamrubiconusa.org), check out their Facebook page, or read their newsletters.

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Lifetime Achievement Award – Deborah Washington

Connell School of Nursing alumna Deborah Washington, director of Diversity for Patient Care Services at Massachusetts General Hospital, will receive the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Black Nurses Association, to be presented in August at the association’s annual institute and conference.

NBNA Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are selected based on their outstanding contributions to the profession of nursing and their work to promote the mission and goals of the NBNA.

Read the full article at: http://www.bc.edu/bc-web/bcnews/science-tech-and-health/nursing/award-for-deb-washington.html

Historian wins ‘best book’ prize in environmental history

The scenario is a familiar one: Floodwaters ravage communities, causing widespread death and destruction. Questions are raised about authorities’ land management and responses to the disaster. Consequences, for the land and its people, are far-reaching and in some cases permanent.

Hurricane Katrina, the great Mississippi flood of 1927 and similar events in modern history – including the recent crisis at the Oroville Dam in California – often serve as case studies for the complex relationship between man and environment. But Associate Professor of History Ling Zhang finds equally compelling lessons from a disaster in medieval China, and her book on the subject has been recognized by the premier organization in the emerging, interdisciplinary field of environmental history.

CARE Week 2017- A week to raise awareness about sexual assault, rape, and intimate partner violence

Tuesday, March 28. Though matters of rape and sexual assault are issues that college students face throughout the year, the WC holds Concerned About Rape Education (CARE) Week during the spring semester of every year which focuses on raising awareness about sexual assault and intimate partner violence on and off campus.
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Effective Recruitment Strategies for Older Workers

When it comes to workforce planning, it’s all about the numbers – of people, that is.  Demographic data suggest impending labor shortages and increasingly tight labor markets, due to projections of weak growth in the working age population over the next 15 years. Continued immigration will help to fill some of the gaps, however, an increasing number of older workers are healthy and motivated to continue working. They could fill some of these deficits in the talent pool, and might want to do so for several reasons: to supplement their current income or retirement funds, obtain health insurance benefits, pursue an encore career, or just to remain active in the world of work.
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Meet 8 Boston-area students with super-cool plans after graduation

They’ve auditioned for American Idol, started international social media campaigns, and harvested crops on sustainable farms. Some of them are entering the “real world” with jobs lined up; others have direction but looser plans. But despite their varied interests—and whether they’re heading to Rockland, Maine, to work as a butcher’s assistant or New York City with hopes of making it big on Broadway—these eight class of 2016 graduates have two things in common: They’ve all called the Boston area home for the past four or so years, and they have some of the neatest post-grad plans around.
Read more about their plans.