Beatrice and Benedict, by Berlioz, a production of BU's Opera Institute and Chamber Orchestra, Thursday, April 19 to Sunday, April 22, at the BU Theatre

Vol. IV No. 30   ·   13 April 2001 


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Hutter elected president of the American Association of Endodontists

Jeffrey Hutter, associate professor and chairman of the department of endodontics at Boston University's Goldman School of Dental Medicine and director of the Advanced Specialty Education Program in Endodontics at the school, was elected president of the American Association of Endondontists during its annual meeting, held March 28 to April 1 in New Orleans.

In addition to numerous other posts, Hutter serves as a member of the American Dental Association's Council on Scientific Affairs, the scientific advisory board of the Journal of Endodontics, and the editorial board of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology.

Pinsky presents Tanner Lectures at Princeton

CAS English Professor Robert Pinsky, considered the most visible and celebrated U.S. poet laureate in the post's history, delivered Princeton's esteemed Tanner Lectures on Human Values on April 4 and 5 at Princeton. Entitled American Culture and the Voice of Poetry, the lectures coincided with National Poetry Month.


CAS English Professor Robert Pinsky
Photo by Fred Sway


Pinsky opened his lectures with a film of the Favorite Poem Project, which he launched in 1998, while he was poet laureate. The film features a cross section of Americans talking about and reading their favorite poems. Scholars who delivered commentary following the lectures included A. S. Byatt, author of Angels and Insects and Possession, Jonathon Galissi, editor-in-chief at Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and John Hollander, professor of English at Yale University.

The Tanner lectures, which are delivered annually at Harvard, Oxford, Princeton, Stanford, the University of Utah, and Yale, were endowed in 1978 by Obert C. and Grace Adams Tanner. The lectures advance scholarly and scientific learning related to human values.

BU Siblings Program watches whales

The Boston University Community Service Center's Siblings Program received a grant from the Best Buy Children's Foundation to fund a New England Aquarium whale watch on Saturday, April 7, for Boston-area schoolchildren. Attendees received T-shirts, bag lunches, and free admission on the whale watch.

The Siblings Program is a mentoring program that matches undergraduate students with children from the Boston public school system in a one-to-one relationship. The goal of the program is to enrich the lives of the children through the recreational and educational activities they share with their Big Siblings. There are approximately 90 children in the program. Ranging from first to third grades, the children in the program attend the F. Lyman Winship Elementary School and the Garfield Elementary School, both in Brighton.

Established in 1986, the Community Service Center has provided thousands of BU students and staff with community service opportunities every year.


13 April 2001
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