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Table Of Contents: Features

Why We
Are Fat

A MED biochemist says the obesity epidemic is not just about calories. It could be the chemicals.

Squeezebox Diaspora

Marié Abe has tracked the spread of accordion music around the world

Revisiting Auto Row

BU buildings tell tales of Boston’s original auto mile

Change of Venue

From Boston prosecutor to Hollywood writer. And back.

First, Do
No Harm

For Jewish doctors, the Holocaust gave medical ethics a grim new meaning

Table Of Contents: Commonwealth

BU Astronomers Take a Giant Step Forward

University invests $10 million in state-of-the-art telescope

A Fraternity Comes Back to Life

Delta Lambda Phi welcomes gay, bisexual, and progressive men

Sarah Silverman, Rabbi Sister Riff on “Jewy-ness”

Bring freshness and irreverence to Jewish studies

Soccer, via Senegal

Dominique Badji’s unconventional road to the game

Peter Paul Fellowships Support Junior Faculty Research

Three professors awarded $40,000 annually for three years

Fungus Found to Be Killer of Little Brown Bats

Government study follows work of CAS biologist Thomas Kunz

Where Deans Go for Guidance

Advisory boards provide reality check, direction, funding

Is Groupon Bad for Business?

BU researchers shed light on the cons of daily deals

MED Students Without Borders

Ecuador program gives first years a perspective on global health

Terriers Compete in the Quidditch World Cup

Muggles gather from around the world

ENG’s Hatice Altug Receives White House Honor

One of Popular Science’s “Brilliant 10”

LAW Faculty Rated Best in Country

Princeton Review gives school high marks

Math May Help Cure Brain Diseases

Kopell elected to London Mathematical Society

New Footbaths a Nod to BU’s Growing Muslim Population

CELOP’s facilities available to everyone

Table Of Contents: Explorations

Excellent Swimmer, Great Personality

Clownfish show distinct, consistent behavior

What Is Time?

Understanding how the brain tracks time may help unravel the mystery of memory

Learning to Kneel

CAS prof researches Yeats through traditional Japanese dance

Watching Climate Change from the Ground and the Heavens

Scientists get an assist from Thoreau

Table Of Contents: Alumni Books And Reviews

Homes to Lust After

Kevin O’Connor (GSM’99) celebrates The Best Homes from This Old House

Table Of Contents: Alumni Notes

Healthful Cooking Made Easy

Deborah Chud (MED’84) has created an app for that

Making America Accessible

From his wheelchair, Kevin McGuire (CAS’83) leads the charge

Winterfest Brings Alums Back to Campus

Hockey thrills, but broomball rocks

Thousands Return to Campus for Alumni Weekend

Events honor BU’s black community

Survey Says

Alumni tell the BUAA what they really think

Back to Class, Back to the City

Alumni indulge their intellectual curiosity through a vibrant educational adventure

Table Of Contents: Obituaries

Cardiovascular Pioneer William B. Kannel Dies

MED prof’s research led to new understanding of cardiovascular health

Leader in Evolutionary Biology Dies

Lynn Margulis, creator of theory of symbiogenesis, taught at BU for 22 years

SED Prof: “the Heart and Soul of Our Extended Family”

Daniel Davis, a retired high school principal