ALEA III salutes Lukas Foss, an American master, on Wednesday, March 20,
at 8 p.m., at the Tsai Performance Center
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MED prof finalist for 2001 Humanism in Medicine Award

Dick A. J. Brown, a MED associate clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology and director of student education in the department of obstetrics and gynecology, has been selected as "a distinguished finalist" for the 2001 Humanism in Medicine Award. The annual award is sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges through the support of the Pfizer Medical Humanities Initiative, a research and educational program committed to understanding and strengthening the patient-physician relationship. Brown is one of 56 national honorees. His nomination is based on five characteristics of humanism in medical education: positive mentoring skills, community service involvement, compassion and sensitivity, collaboration, and professional ethics.

Fraser among new NASA Advisory Council members

Donald Fraser, an ENG professor and director of BU's Photonics Center, has joined five newly appointed NASA Advisory Council members, including Senator John Glenn, former Mercury astronaut, and Richard Danzig, former Secretary of the Navy. The council is a standing body of experts who offer guidance to the space agency.

Delattre featured speaker at AEI

Edwin Delattre, an SED professor of education, former dean of the school, and an adjunct scholar of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, addressed AEI's book forum in Washington, D.C., on March 11. His talk, which focused on what police and law enforcement should do to protect the public from future terrorist atrocities, was based on a new chapter in the fourth edition of his book, Character and Cops: Ethics in Policing (AEI Press).

CAS prof elected to fellowship of Royal Society of Edinburgh

Knud Haakonssen, a College of Arts and Sciences professor of philosophy, has been elected a corresponding fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). The RSE was granted a royal charter "for the advancement of learning and useful knowledge" by King George III in 1783. The society is the only learned society in Great Britain that represents every intellectual discipline. In its early years, membership was composed of "the physical class" and "the literary class." Since the middle of the 19th century, science has become dominant.

Green Line TV showcases BU student films

Green Line TV, a nonprofit independent online media organization dedicated to giving student filmmakers the opportunity to present their work on film or video to a mass audience, will showcase the first, second, third, and audience choice winners in the second annual Running Start Film Festival. The festival is open to all Boston University undergraduate students. To view the winning films, go to


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