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Table Of Contents: Features

News Without End

Andy Lack is helping to build the world’s most influential news company. Constantly.

Body Language

Five cultures, five dances, five stories

Beyond the Word “Cancer”

Breast cancer surgeon Peggy Duggan hopes for a cure, and works for a kinder, gentler treatment

Ho Chi Minh Gets with the Program

How an American public health researcher helped shape AIDS law in Vietnam

BU’s Musical Jewel

At the heart of the John R. Silber Symphonic Organ is an early 1900s computer

Table Of Contents: Commonwealth

Couric to Class of 2011: Graduation a Lifelong Process

Veteran TV broadcaster tells grads they are masters of their fate

Class of 2015: Smaller but Packed with Smarts

Single most competitive year ever

En Garde! Fencing Club’s David Guardino

Coach refuses to let challenges stand in his way

A Day of Service

BU alums answer the call in second annual Global Day of Service

CAS to Add Professorship in Korean Literature

Position will offer students new minor

Tackling Tooth Decay South of the Border

BU students, profs offer free dental care in Mexico

LAW Professors Are Number One

Princeton Review: school in top 10 in other quality measures

Tales of the South Pacific

COM prof pens heroic survival story from World War II

BU Professors Honored

Several BU professors were singled out recently with awards and prizes in their fields

MED Prof to Lead Journal

Howard Bauchner to edit AMA’s influential publication

Executive VP Joseph Mercurio Leaves University

After 38 years, master of major expansion moves on

Smoking Allowed

BU’s Cigar Aficionado Society offers social alternative

Dean Elmore Takes the Plunge

Seniors break record for Class Gift donations

Table Of Contents: Explorations

Small Wonders

Tyrone Porter’s nanoparticles kill cancer cells from the inside out

The Secrets of Butterfly Wings

Gene search may unlock the mysteries of diversity

More Than Just Skin Deep

MED center transforms skin cells into stem cells

Revelations of a Brothel’s Trash

CAS archaeology team studies 19th-century medicines, syringes, and tooth powder


BU research in brief

Table Of Contents: Alumni Books And Reviews

Stories from the Real Africa

Susi Wyss’ portrait of African life rings true

Advice for Couples

Alum therapist offers help for strained marriages

Table Of Contents: Alumni Notes

Hubie Jones’ Purpose-Driven Life

SSW alum, dean emeritus recognized for lifetime activism

Brewing Success

Brooklyn Brewery’s Garrett Oliver (CGS’81, COM’83) is a leader in the beer world

Turning a Hobby into a Career

Diane Spadola (GSM’86) traded her corporate job for work as a body painter

Winterfest Takes the Chill Off

Weekend offered cooking, ice sculpting, TED conference

Wise Council

The BU Alumni Council and why it matters

A New Leader

Shadi Daher (SDM’90,’94) takes the reins

Table Of Contents: Obituaries

University Mourns Legendary Theater Educator

Acclaimed artist James Spruill was an actor, a director, and a leader in African American theater

Educator, Mentor, Poet

Richard Ely was a popular psychology instructor

“An Extraordinary Artist and Teacher”

Director and playwright Jon Lipsky believed actors and directors could learn from the collaborative nature of theater