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2009-04-15 14:33:08

A new theory about early human adaptation suggests that our ancestors capitalized on their capacities for play to enable the development of a highly cooperative way of life. Writing in the current edition of the interdisciplinary American Journal of Play, Boston College developmental psychologist Peter Gray suggests that use of play helped early humans to overcome the innate tendencies toward aggression and dominance which would have made a cooperative society impossible. "Play and humor were...

2009-04-13 11:47:41

Boston College Director of Athletics Gene DeFilippo has been given a contract extension through May 2014, the college announced Monday. DeFilippo has been with the Boston College athletic department since Sept. 16, 1997, and is credited with strengthening the college's academic support, facilities and fundraising, Boston College said in a release. During his time with Boston College, the Eagles' student-athletes have posted the highest graduation rates among NCAA Division I programs. Boston...

2009-03-20 20:58:52

Taj Gibson made all 10 of his field goal attempts and scored 24 points Friday, pacing USC to a 72-55 victory over Boston College in the NCAA Tournament. The Trojans were locked in a 44-44 battle 7 minutes deep in the second half, but then embarked on an 8-0 run that was finished off by a Gibson slam dunk. Gibson came within one field goal of equaling the all-time NCAA Tournament record for most baskets without a miss. He also grabbed six rebounds and blocked three shots to keep the Trojans'...

2009-03-17 14:25:00

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Drawings created by refugee children who escaped the violence in Darfur are on exhibit at Boston College's Gargan Hall through March 27. The drawings are part of a collection of some 500 drawings that have been submitted to the International Criminal Court (ICC) as evidence of war crimes perpetrated by Sudanese officials against the people of Darfur. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090317/DC85076) The exhibition,...

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2009-03-03 10:27:38

Complimentary semiconductors enhance 'water-splitting' technique Overcoming a critical conductivity challenge to clean energy technologies, Boston College researchers have developed a titanium nanostructure that provides an expanded surface area and demonstrates significantly greater efficiency in the transport of electrons. The challenge has vexed researchers pursuing solar panels thick enough to absorb sunlight, yet thin enough to collect and transport electrons with minimal energy loss....

2009-02-26 16:30:00

Last year's No.1, University of Pennsylvania, falls to No.3; Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business rises 17 spots to No.42 NEW YORK, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- University of Virginia's McIntire School jumped to the top spot on BusinessWeek's fourth annual ranking of "The Best Undergrad Business Schools." Rounding out the top five are Notre Dame (Mendoza), University of Pennsylvania (Wharton), University of Michigan (Ross), and Brigham Young (Marriott). The results of...

2009-02-25 11:23:17

Solid-state metamaterial device tames terahertz frequencyAn engineered metamaterial proved it can function as a state-of-the-art device in the complex terahertz range of the electromagnetic spectrum, setting a standard of performance for modulating tiny waves of radiation, according to a team of researchers from Boston College, the Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories, and Boston University.An electrical current applied to the metamaterial "“ a hybrid structure of metallic...

2009-02-24 23:18:47

Joe Trapani had 19 points and Rakim Sanders 16 points and nine rebounds Tuesday in Boston College's 72-67 win over No. 25 Florida State. Boston College (20-9, 8-6 ACC) had lost three of its previous four games. Toney Douglas scored 19 points with each of his five field goals coming from 3-point range for Florida State (21-7, 8-5), which had won five of its previous six games.

2009-02-10 07:30:00

3rd Annual List of Top Colleges/Universities Demonstrates Impact of Nation's Economic Crisis on College Students BOSTON, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- ConnectEDU, Inc., (www.connectedu.net) the Web-based leader in using data to connect students with colleges and employers through the nation's largest college and career planning network, is pleased to announce its 3rd Annual Top 25 Colleges & Universities list. The annual list, compiled using data from the more than one million users in the...

2009-01-14 22:57:47

Jeff Teague scored eight points in a span of 43 seconds late in the first half Wednesday, igniting a run that carried Wake Forest over Boston College 83-63. The third-ranked Demon Deacons finished off a big night for the nation's top three college basketball teams. No. 1 Pittsburgh defeated South Florida 75-62 and No. 2 Duke pulled away from Georgia Tech 70-56. Wake Forest remained unbeaten in 15 games this season and improved to 2-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Deacons held a...


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  • To talk saucily.
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