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Vol. V No. 6   ·   21 September 2001 


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CAS prof wins NSF award

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced its first Director's Awards for Distinguished Teaching Scholars -- an award of $300,000 over four years given to each of seven professors nationwide to continue and expand their work beyond their institutions.

H. Eugene Stanley, a CAS physics professor and the director of the Center for Polymer Studies, received NSF's "highest honor for excellence in both teaching and research." Stanley, who along with the other recipients will be honored at a ceremony on November 8 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., was "among the most-cited physicists for work in applying statistical mechanics to physics, chemistry, engineering, biology, and medicine," according to the NSF announcement. Stanley also was recognized for developing "visualization materials to help students understand the large-scale features of simple and complex systems in terms of the small-scale interactions that give rise to them."

The NSF's award will be applied by Stanley to his work on a project that "will include the production/publication of tool kits to provide structure for curriculum design and modeling, and visualization, and to collaborate with teaching faculty to integrate research-based educational technologies into the classroom."

BU alum wins Yankee's first New Voices writing competition

"In Search of Giants" -- a nonfiction piece about a female tuna-boat captain out of the Marshfield, Mass., port of Green Harbor -- was penned by Eliza Wilmerding (COM'00). Wilmerding's story, which came out of her graduate-level journalism class at Boston University, was the nonfiction winner of Yankee magazine's first New Voices writing competition. The story appears in the October 2001 Yankee.

Children's Museum offers free admission

In recognition of the tragic events of September 11, the Children's Museum of Boston will welcome families free of charge through Saturday, September 22. "We hope that children and the adults in their lives will come to the museum to enjoy positive, playful time together in this time of national turmoil," says Lou Casagrande, president of the Children's Museum. For more information, call 617-426-8855. The Children's Museum of Boston is located at 300 Congress St.


21 September 2001
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