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Table Of Contents: Features

Unoriginal Sins

Are new attitudes weakening our resistance to literary theft?

More Than Bread Alone

How a lawyer started a book club for the homeless. And why.

The Case for New

A New York Times music critic argues that classical music has to get over its past

The Enduring Power of Queen Njinga

Four centuries later, a woman warrior captures a historian’s passion

Table Of Contents: Commonwealth

Terrier Ice Women Poised for Power

Olympic gold medalists, national team member lace up

Who Is Erin McLean?

Jeopardy!’s new college champ, that’s who

Trustee Bahaa Hariri Pledges $15M for New Computing Institute

Interdisciplinary effort will aim at big issues

LGBT Voices: Becoming Myself

Life stories offer messages of hope

MED’s First Student Residence

Complex scheduled to open in June 2012

Doctoral Research Programs on Upswing

NRC assessment cites physics, geography, biomedical engineering, and philosophy

Your Brain on Yoga: Calmer, More Content

MED study: mood benefits edge out those of walking

CSI: BU Edition

BU offers nation’s only master’s in forensic anthropology

Mouth to Snout

Dog CPR class teaches basics of canine emergencies

Support for the Tea Party from an Academic

Angelo Codevilla’s new book: the anger is legitimate

BU Poised to Impact Cancer Research

Cross-campus collaboration nets $2 million NIH nanomedicine grant

Iconic ’60s Band Barry and the Remains Honored

“Lost” BU group inducted into Boston Music Awards Hall of Fame

University Appoints New Provost

Jean Morrison comes from University of Southern California

Drums Talk, Hearts Dance

CFA class explores Senegalese and Ghanaian music

Table Of Contents: Explorations

Watching the Detectives

A new book examines how the tracks of a 19th-century serial killer led to the techniques used by today’s criminal investigators

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The Whole Tooth and Nothing but the Tooth

SDM researchers’ tooth regeneration could eliminate root canals, more

Of Rats and Robots

Researchers hope to replicate the rodents’ location-finding sense, then install it in robots

Table Of Contents: Alumni Books And Reviews

Heart and Soul

Dan Charnas tracks the hip-hop industry, from 1968 to 2008

Table Of Contents: Alumni Notes

Picture-Perfect Children’s Reading

Children’s book author and illustrator D. B. Johnson (CAS’66) is inspired by Thoreau, Zinn

Always a Student

No worries, no term papers—just a lifetime of exploration and discovery

Welcome Back: Thousands Return for Alumni Weekend

Zinn Lecture: Bill Moyers speaks of nation’s “plutocracy”

Honoring BU’s Brightest Stars

Four alums receive University’s top award at Alumni Weekend

Mission Improbable: Sea Lions as Aqua Cops

Daniell Hepting (CAS’89) preps baby sea lions for Navy programs

Table Of Contents: Obituaries

“A Good Judge of Mind and Character”

Donald J. Winslow specialized in 18th-century British literature

A Dedicated Teacher, and a Perennial Student

James Cormier’s joy at being at MET was contagious