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BUSO concert features winners of the annual concerto-aria competition, Tuesday, April 30, 8 p.m., Tsai Perfromance Center

Week of 26 April 2002 · Vol. V, No. 32

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Classics chairman Henderson named dean ad interim of arts and sciences

Jeffrey Henderson Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By David J. Craig
Jeffrey Henderson knew he had a terrific dissertation topic as a graduate student at Harvard in the early 1970s -- a full and honest look at the works of fifth-century B.C. Greek comic dramatists. Western translations since the Renaissance had toned down or weeded out the bawdy jokes that salt the plays of Aristophanes and others, and no scholar had ever seriously examined the more colorful aspects of these works.

BU students and administrators say alcohol abuse not widespread on campus, despite study findings

By Brian Fitzgerald
The issue of student drinking, which catapulted into the public spotlight locally after an MIT freshman died of alcohol poisoning in 1997, has resurfaced in the wake of a recently released study examining the hazards of alcohol abuse in college.

SPH profs to Uganda: protect orphans or face national disaster

Angela Wakhweya, an SPH assistant professor of international health, says Uganda will face more civil unrest in the future if it does not do a better job caring for children who have lost parents to AIDS. Photo by Vernon Doucette

By David J. Craig
When a Ugandan man dies, one of his brothers traditionally takes in the man's wife and children and inherits his property. In the past, this arrangement offered assurance that a family affected by tragedy would be cared for, and polygamy in this situation was accepted.

A Down East Bluebeard is change of pace for MED author

Matthew Nugent Photo by Fred Sway

By Brian Fitzgerald
Over the past several years, Matthew Nugent has published more than 50 papers in scientific journals reporting the findings of his research team. His latest writing effort, however, is about the search for Captain Bluebeard's treasure on Timber Island in Maine.

The Country Wife sends Restoration hypocrisy aloft

By Hope Green
Had today's gossip columnists lived during the Restoration, they never would have lacked material.
William Wycherley, one of the leading English dramatists of the time, certainly had enough to inspire him: he shared a mistress with King Charles II and mingled with the king's many unsavory writer friends.

Special Collections acquires coveted Rothschild-Maugham Collection: Loren Rothschild, founder and president of a private investment firm in Los Angeles, began his collection of W. Somerset Maugham material with his wife, Frances, 25 years ago after reading Of Human Bondage. In the past, he says, he has gone "head-to-head" with BU for Maugham material, but has come to believe that the University is the right place for the collection. Among its items are original manuscripts, more than 200 periodicals containing the first publication of many of Maugham's works, personal documents and ephemera, audiovisual material, photographs, letters, first editions of the author's novels, and works of art, including this bronze bust of Maugham by Sir Jacob Epstein (1951). Photo by BU Photo Services
Rothschild-Maugham Collection

Jack Gill, a 35-year veteran of Silicon Valley companies and founder of Vanguard Venture Partners, discusses the state of high-tech entrepreneurship at the Velocity Conference, hosted by SMG, on April 19 and 20. The annual conference, organized by Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, enables MBA students who are aspiring entrepreneurs to meet venture capitalists and CEOs from high-tech companies. Also participating was MIT's Sloan School of Management. Photo by Michael Hamilton
Jack Gill

A glimpse of the spring leapers: Visions, the Dance Theatre Group's spring dance concert, wowed audiences on April 19 and 20 with the dancers' airborne acrobatics as well as raised money for the Boston Dance Collective's Summer Outreach Program. Photo by Jenny Ahlen (CAS'02)
A glimpse of the spring leapers


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The last issue of the B.U. Bridge for the 2001-2002 academic year will be published on May 16. (Please note: no advertising will be accepted for this issue.)

Although you won't see the newspaper around campus during the summer, the writers will be hard at work developing stories for 2002-2003.

As always, the Bridge welcomes information from all departments, schools, and colleges. We hope you will continue to send us your ideas for stories and announcements of interest to the BU community throughout the summer. Please e-mail amydean@bu.edu or call 358-1851.

26 April 2002
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