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Michael Hogan to give fourth annual Dudley Allen Sargent Distinguished Lecture, Wednesday, October 16, Sargent College, 5 p.m.

Week of 11 October 2002 · Vol. VI, No. 7

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Better libraries through chemistry
CAS chemistry gets $10.7 million to develop molecular library

Scott Schaus (from left), James Panek, John Porco (seated), Thomas Gilmore, and John Snyder will develop a new kind of chemical library at the Center for Chemical Methodology and Library Development. Photo by Fred Sway

By Tim Stoddard
In the race to churn out new blockbuster drugs, pharmaceutical companies are hitting a wall in the development process. The chemical libraries they use to synthesize complex drugs are fundamentally limited, says John Porco, a CAS assistant professor of chemistry and pharmacology, and the poor selection is stifling innovation.

Unregulated lawyers enable corporate wrongdoing, says BU legal ethicist

By David J. Craig
By the time the federal government completes its investigation of Enron’s bankruptcy, scores of executives, bankers, and accountants are expected to face criminal charges or lawsuits for not trying to stop allegedly fraudulent deals that lined the pockets of millionaires and left thousands of employees broke.

Beating her own mental illness
Sargent student hopes to share rehab experience
By David J. Craig

Lyn Legere (SAR’04) says working toward a master’s degree at Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences has been instrumental in her own recovery from mental illness. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

Lyn Legere remembers vividly the winter day in 1984 when her advisor at a mental health day treatment program in Boston refused to support her plan to become a paralegal.

Weekly raffle for BU contributors
Student’s childhood rescue just one of many United Way success stories
By Hope Green

Polishing the Pearl
Prof’s creative preservation effort key to saving historic black church By Hope Green

CAS Professor Richard Candee

They call it the Pearl of Portsmouth. With its high tin ceilings, arched stained-glass windows, and wrought-iron balconies, the weathered 19th-century building is classic New England.

A Commonwealth Ave. desktop. William Lukenbill (SMG’06) adds the finishing touches to an assignment on a bench in front of the School of Management. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky
A Commonwealth Ave. Desktop


11 October 2002
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