MET celebrates 30 years in Brussels
A reception at the Hotel Ravenstein in Brussels on Saturday, May 4, marked
the 30th anniversary of Boston University Brussels (BUB), Metropolitan
College's overseas master of science in management program.
BUB has its origins in an MBA program that BU launched in Brussels in
1972 at the urging of Larry Daugherty (GRS'71), who had been working as
an international management consultant. BU was the first major American
university to introduce an MBA program in Europe, and the Belgian government
expressed its gratitude during the first commencement by dubbing SMG Professor
David Ashton, the program's founding director, a knight of the order of
In 1980, BU joined with Vrije Universiteit Brussel to offer a master of
science in management. Since then, BUB has graduated more than 1,200 students
and expanded its programs to include a master of science in administrative
studies with concentrations in multinational commerce and electronic commerce.
In addition, MET offers graduate-level certificate and diploma programs,
giving students the option to enhance their skills through a shorter,
but no less intensive, curriculum.
Two BU profs named to American Academy
of Arts and Sciences
Bonnie Costello, a CAS professor and acting chairman of the English department,
and Bruce Redford, a UNI professor, have been elected 2002 fellows by
the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. They are among a 2002 class
of 30 foreign honorary members and 177 fellows, including Senator Edward
M. Kennedy, violinist Itzhak Perlman, Academy Award winner Anjelica Huston,
author and physician Oliver Sacks, and Nobel Prize-winning chemist George
The academy was founded in 1780 by John Adams, James Bowdoin, John Hancock,
and other scholar-patriots "to cultivate every art and science which
may tend to advance the interest, honor, dignity, and happiness of a free,
independent, and virtuous people." Current members include more than
150 Nobel laureates and 50 Pulitzer Prize-winners. Drawing on the wide-ranging
expertise of its membership -- in mathematics and physics, biological
sciences, social sciences, humanities and arts, and public affairs and
business -- the academy conducts thoughtful, innovative, nonpartisan studies
on international security, social policy, education, and the humanities.
CFA artist appointed Guggenheim fellow
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation's 78th annual U.S. and Canadian
2002 fellowship winners include Alfredo Gisholt, a CFA teaching associate
in the school of visual arts and a Newton, Mass., artist. The Guggenheim
fellows, chosen from the fields of arts and sciences, are appointed on
the basis of past distinguished achievement and exceptional promise for
future accomplishment. The roll of fellows includes Nobel Laureate Derek
Walcott, a CAS professor of creative writing and founder of the Playwrights'
Theatre, Henry Kissinger (Hon.'99), Philip Roth, and Eudora Welty.
British Academy welcomes Reissman
Catherine Reissman, a professor emerita at SSW and a research professor
at Boston College, has been invited by the British Academy to be a visiting
professor for the month of November. Reissman's visit will allow her time
to pursue private research on the topic Looking Back: Reflections on Narrative
Identity and Biographical Disruption.
Dibner Institute names CAS prof senior
The Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology has named
Akihiro Kanamori, a CAS professor of mathematics and statistics, as a
senior fellow for the 2002-2003 academic year. At the institute, Kanamori
plans to complete coauthored chapters on the early and more recent history
of set theory for a forthcoming book, A History of Mathematical Logic,
and will continue work on a second volume of The Higher Infinite, which
was originally published in 1997.
Sloan Foundation gives Botticini research
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has given a research fellowship to Maristella
Botticini, a CAS assistant professor of economics. She was selected from
among hundreds of nominations of highly qualified scientists at the early
stages of their career, on the basis of exceptional promise to contribute
to the advancement of knowledge. Former Sloan fellows have received Nobel
prizes and numerous awards and honors.
The Sloan Research Fellowship Program is one of the oldest fellowship
programs in the country. Grants of $40,000 for a two-year period are administered
by each fellow's institution, but fellows are free to pursue whatever
lines of inquiry are of most interest to them and to use the funds in
a variety of ways to further their research aims.
Kahn Award winners
On Saturday, May 18, BU's annual Kahn Award will be presented during the
College of Arts and Sciences Senior Day exercises. This year's recipients
are Martin Amlin, a CFA associate professor of music, for his Piano Sonata
No. 7, and Jill Lepore, a CAS associate professor of history and director
of undergraduate studies for the interdisciplinary American and New England
Studies Program, for her book A Is for American.
The Kahn Awards were established in 1990 by Esther Kahn (SED'55, Hon.'86)
to honor faculty who have completed imaginative work in literature, the
visual arts, music, or criticism and scholarship in the humanities. Each
winner will receive $5,000.
Deans of SSW and SPH in high school Halls
Wilma Peebles-Wilkins, dean of SSW, will be inducted into the Cardinal
Gibbons High School (Raleigh, S.C.) Hall of Fame. It's the first year
the school's administration has honored alumni who have shown extraordinary
achievement in academics or athletics or as an all-around outstanding
individual. The awards will be presented on May 30.
Robert Meenan (MED'72, GSM'89), a MED professor and dean of SPH, has been
inducted into the Achievement Hall of Fame of Matignon High School in
Cambridge. He was recognized along with other alumni for his professional
and personal accomplishments.