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Bostonia: The Alumni Magazine of Boston University

Table Of Contents: Features


BU's best athletes on what pushes them, scares them, and keeps them at the top of their game

Untrue Stories

A genealogist reveals the painful truth about three Holocaust memoirs: they're fiction

Lost Language

Dismissed by Arab and European conquerors, an ancient writing system holds the literature, history, and even medicinal cures of many African cultures

Top Chefs

Five culinary masters with one common ingredient

Table Of Contents: Commonwealth

Commencement '09

Congressman Michael Capuano tells Class of 2009 to strive for more than success

Curing Cancer Through Collaboration

What MED’s $10.5 million anonymous gift could mean

The Ruler Lady

Formatting maven Martha Khan is the last hurdle between Ph.D.s and graduation

StuVi2: Up, Up, and Open for Business

BU’s newest addition to the Boston skyline will be ready to house students come fall

The National Champions You Might Not Know

BU's figure skaters bring it all home too

The Week That Becomes a Lifetime

Community Service Center celebrates twenty years of creating volunteers

Terriers Take Top Prize

Men’s ice hockey beats Miami 4-3 in NCAA championship

Hit the Ground Pedaling

Student entrepreneurs tout bike-share for Boston

Terriers Hire Men's Basketball Coach

Former Villanova associate head coach to lead BU team

What’s New Under the Sun

Aspiring astronomers weigh in on the latest in science

Trustees, Overseers Name Four New Members

CFA, SAR, and SMG alums to serve as leaders

Former Trustee Peter Vermilye Dies at 89

Helped build endowment to over $1 billion

BU to the Beltway

Howard Koh (SPH’95) tapped as HHS assistant secretary

Anonymous Alum Donates $1 Million

Five-year grant to fund SSW scholarships, special programs

Table Of Contents: Explorations

Women of the Road

Following the seventeenth century’s Thelma and Louise

Shape Matters

Scientists find that nooks and crannies unlock part of DNA’s code

Hate Needles? No Problem

A new pulse-patch system could make vaccine delivery cheap, fast, and easy

Research Wants to Be Free

BU is big on a new way to publish scholarly work

Raising Cain at the Supreme Court

LAW’s Jay Wexler reports from church-state battlegrounds

Table Of Contents: Alumni Books And Reviews

Our Parents’ Keepers

How to take the best care of the people who took care of you

Boston, Yesterday and Today

Patrick Kennedy time travels, using images as his vehicle

Table Of Contents: Alumni Notes

A Dogged Fight

Christine Dorchak is on a mission to phase out greyhound racing across the United States

Sixties Spirit Alive at a Maine Camp

Ron Furst created a summer camp where kids learn tolerance and self-confidence

Making It Real

Raouf Zaki makes a tender film about giving in a time of need

Table Of Contents: Obituaries

A Teacher, a Recruiter, and a Leader

With a kind, firm hand, Lowell Coulter built a chemistry department