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CAS prof sees shift in U.S. war policy

Bruce Schulman Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By David J. Craig
When President George W. Bush announced in early September his intention to invade Iraq, many critics complained that he offered few details about his rationale or objective.

Sports Institute at BU
Gaining entree to the $200 billion sports industry

Frank Shorr Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By Brian Fitzgerald
When sports junkies fantasize about a dream job, they pine for positions on ESPN's Sports Center. Oh, to be in the anchor's seat next to such TV sports gods as Dan Patrick, Bob Stevens, and Bob Ley. Talking about jocks. Talking with jocks.

Intellectual History Newsletter returns to BU, will become full journal By David J. Craig

Rev. Anthony C. Campbell dies at 63

Reverend Anthony C. Campbell Photo by Vernon Doucette

Reverend Anthony C. Campbell (STH'65), a School of Theology professor and preacher-in-residence, died on September 27 after suffering a massive stroke. He was 63.

Endless tales from the papers of Dirty Harry director By Brian Fitzgerald

I recently read a story in the Boston Globe estimating that in the United States ...

Mind or body? Help for hypochondria

A woman exploited
Historic sideshow travesty takes center stage in Parks' wry Venus
By Hope Green

Drama spotlights six characters in search of life's meaning By Hope Green

Joe Mercurio, BU executive vice president (left), and Buddy Shelton, a professional golfer and sports entertainer, at the 11th annual BU Golf and Tennis Tournament, held on September 30 at Nashawtuc Country Club in Concord, Mass. The event, which was started by Mercurio, raises money for scholarships to the University. Photo by Fred Sway
Golf and Tennis Tournament

Former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda greets former U.S. Senator Carol Moseley-Braun (D-Ill.), who in 1992 became the first African-American woman elected to the U.S. Senate, at a conference at BU organized by the University's African Presidential Archives and Research Center (APARC) on September 25. Kaunda is the first African former head of state to take part in APARC's Balfour President-in-Residence program. He'll be at BU for a year, lecturing and traveling around the United States to discuss Zambia's economy and government as well as the push toward democracy in other African nations. Kaunda was Zambia's first president, serving from 1964 until 1991, when he stepped aside after losing a multiparty democratic election. He kicked off his visit by delivering the keynote address at the APARC conference, which brought together scholars to discuss ways of integrating Africa into the global economy. Kaunda said African nations need Western investment and trade more than governmental assistance. "The aid African countries received did not contribute to economic and social development," he said. "For us to achieve economic prosperity, we need access to markets in developed countries and reasonable returns." Moseley-Braun led a panel discussion later in the day about how the September 11 World Trade Center attacks have affected the African economy. To learn more about APARC and the residency program, visit www.bu.edu/bridge/archive/2002/09-20/balfour.htm or www.bu.edu/aparc. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

Film legend Luise Rainer, the first actor to win back-to-back Oscars, was interviewed by television movie host Frank Avruch (right) about her life and work at a Friends of the Libraries event on September 26. Rainer won Oscars for The Great Ziegfeld (1936) and The Good Earth (1937). With Rainer and Avruch is Howard Gotlieb, director of BU's Special Collections, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Photo by Allan E. Dines, Northstar Photography
Luise Rainer

Shannon Downey (SED'94,'97), who led the 1992 and 1993 Terrier softball teams to consecutive conference titles, will be inducted into BU's athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, October 5. Downey, shown pitching last month at an alumni varsity game held at BU, had an impressive collegiate career, with 56 complete games, 19 shutouts, 544 strikeouts, 51 wins, and a 0.66 ERA. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky
Hall of Fame

The Goldman School of Dental Medicine last month opened a new laboratory for molecular and cell research, which will focus on deciphering the molecular and genetic bases of oral health disorders. The lab will occupy 18,000 square feet in the Medical Campus' Evans Building. At the ribbon-cutting ceremony were (from left): Dennis Berkey, BU provost, Richard Towle, senior vice president, Aram Chobanian, provost of the Medical Campus and dean of MED, BU Trustee Marshall Sloane (SMG), BU Chancellor John Silber, and Spencer Frankl, dean of SDM. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky
Cell Research Laboratory


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