Gift from Dr. Tianxing Liu

At the close of a festive reception welcoming back alumnus Dr. Tianxing ‘Tim’ Liu and honoring him for his generosity, Dr. Liu explained his gift using an ancient Chinese proverb:

“Drinking The Water of a Well, One Should Never Forget Who Dug It”

The signing made official a gift to the Boston University Astronomy Department to build a remote observing facility. Dr. Liu, currently a senior advisor at the iSoftStone Information Technology Group, received his Ph.D. from the Astronomy Department in 1990.  Dr. Liu’s Ph.D. advisor, Professor Emeritus Kenneth Janes proudly recalls his thesis “The Luminosity Scale of RR Lyrae Stars Using the Baade-Wesselink Method” as one of the finest he supervised in his years at BU.