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Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis (SAR’53, CFA’57, Hon.’00) discusses her life in the arts on Wednesday, January 16, at the BU Concert Hall, at 4 p.m.
Week of 11 January 2002 · Vol. V, No. 18

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Brendan Gilbane, former CGS dean, dies at 71

By David J. Craig
Occasionally freshmen would visit the office of Brendan Gilbane when he was dean of the College of General Studies to talk about being placed in the two-year liberal arts program upon being accepted to BU. He always would take time to discuss the importance of eceiving a broad education. His passion on the subject was contagious, his colleagues remember. "He would tell students that no matter what profession you want to go into, you first must mature as a reader and as a thinker before you learn your craft," says Linda Wells, a longtime coworker, who suceeded Gilbane as dean.

A "Lost Boy" who found himself with ENG professor's help

By Brian Fitzgerald
In 1987, seven-year-old Peter Wal was resting under a tree while tending calves on the outskirts of his village in Sudan. It had been an ordinary afternoon in November until he noticed in the distance a thick cloud of smoke covering the sky above the village.

When anxiety strikes early
Children gain freedom from fear at BU center

By Hope Green
Two years ago, Jimmy had an unusual fixation for an active eight-year-old boy: soap and water. An otherwise bright and good-natured child, Jimmy scrubbed his hands at the bathroom sink several times an hour, at home and at school. When he played basketball he kept running into the house to clean off sweat and pavement dust.

Scoring big on the airwaves
BU alums double-team the FleetCenter broadcast booth

By David J. Craig
Are BU graduates taking over the Boston sports radio airwaves? As is the case on many winter nights, on Saturday, January 12, listeners can tune in to WBZ-AM 1030 and hear a Boston University alumnus announcing a Bruins game. Then, between periods, they can turn the dial to WWZN-AM 1510 and listen to another alum covering a Celtics game.

South African firms self-impose "AIDS tax" by ignoring the disease, SPH study finds

By David J. Craig
In South Africa, where in some provinces HIV-infection rates are as high as 30 percent, corporations have been attempting for years to shake the economic burden of AIDS by cutting back on insurance benefits and hiring proportionately more temporary workers.

Camp memories
"Sargent spirit" lives on at Sargent Center for Outdoor Education

From Bucharest to BSO

Symphony seat is dream job for Romanian-born cellist
By Hope Green


Railing at winter

Tobogganing on Commonwealth Avenue

Tales of the city

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11 January 2002
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