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Amie Kang wins a
Teaching Award!

Major congratulations to our lab member Amie Kang for winning the Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award in 2022! Amie has been a dedicated member and leader of the Purpose Lab, and it is no surprise to us that her qualities have led to this well-deserved recognition!

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Boston College has added its True North program to orientation for first-year students this summer, encouraging them to think more deeply about a major. “How about if we help students make meaningful decisions?” says Timothy Klein, who leads the project.

Adult Students

Boston College Magazine

Formative Education in Action: Faculty research projects explore what it means to educate the whole person.

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Boston College News

Formative education thriving at Boston College: Amid pandemic, efforts to promote and support a formative experience for students persevered—and flourished, survey shows.

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EdTech Magazine

Using Tech to Boost the Value of Higher Education During COVID-19: Boston College researchers collaborate with the university's CDIL and IT department to find innovative solutions.


The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

A conversation with Dr. Belle Liang: The intersection of positive female youth development and mentoring


Boston College News

True North: Lynch School Professor Belle Liang and her research team are developing an app to help students discover pathways to finding purpose in college and beyond 


Lexington - Wicked Local

Lexington high school students Toby Ting, Anna Hazewindus, Will Sbihli, Lucas Viana and Josh Smith have partnered with Boston College professor Belle Liang to launch BC MentorOn.  


MentorOn Program Video

Boston College Professor Belle Liang and her son, Toby, have created a virtual community called MentorOn to pass down mentoring, from college to high school to younger generations.