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$20 million grant for space research
BU to lead in creating space weather forecasting model

An “eruptive prominence” (lower left corner) on the sun showed up in a picture taken by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) satellite on July 1, 2002. It wasn’t headed for earth, but when similar eruptions are aimed toward our planet, they can create space weather that causes a significant amount of aurora and other geomagnetic activity. Photo courtesy of NASA/ESA

By Brian Fitzgerald
On July 1, 2002, a massive solar eruption -- more than 30 times the diameter of the earth -- blasted away from the sun. Luckily, the “belch,” which was photographed by a satellite and widely reported in the media, wasn’t aimed at our planet.

Former Zambian president’s address launches Balfour African Residency Program

Kenneth Kaunda Photo courtesy of African Union SummitKenneth Kaunda Photo courtesy of African Union Summit

By David J. Craig
Former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda will launch a yearlong residency at Boston University by delivering the keynote address at a conference about contemporary African politics on Wednesday, September 25.

Wanted: brains and brawn
Amodeo wins 2003 University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award

Maryann Amodeo Photo by Vernon Doucette

By David J. Craig
Patience, care, hope. The traits typically associated with social work have a place in any successful clinician’s tool bag. But the popular image of the softhearted caseworker does not do justice to the profession, according to Maryann Amodeo.

SPH midwife program delivers lessons
in primary care, cultural sensitivity

By Hope Green

BU chef’s intimacy with Rome flavors new travel book By David J. Craig

Visas for Life
Holocaust exhibition reveals moral courage of diplomats
By Hope Green

Robert Pinsky (at podium) spoke at the rededication of the Longfellow House, the Cambridge family home of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, on September 14 during festivities marking its 30th anniversary as National Historic Site. Pinsky, a CAS professor of English and former U.S. poet laureate, was joined by many dignitaries, including Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy, who rededicated the house, and New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, who was instrumental in preserving and restoring its art and furnishings. The house had been closed to the public since 1998 for major renovations. Photo by Vernon Doucette
Longfellow House

Members of the newly formed BU Academy chess club, including ninth graders Alex Teixeira (left) and Aaron Schein, tried to outwit their new coach, Larry Christiansen, who played all club members -- while blindfolded -- on September 12. Christiansen, considered one of the greatest attacking players in the history of American chess, is a U.S. Chess Federation grand master and former U.S. cochampion. He represented the United States eight times as a player in the biannual chess Olympiads and was captain of the 1988 U.S. team, which won a silver medal. Photo by Vernon Doucette
Chess Club


20 September 2002
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