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$20 million corporate sponsorship
Student Village named for John Hancock Financial Services, Arena dedicated to Harry Agganis

David F. D’Alessandro, chairman and CEO of John Hancock Financial Services, Inc., and a BU trustee, said at the October 16 naming celebration that his company provided sponsorship for BU’s new John Hancock Student Village because the facilities will serve the entire Boston community. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

Boston University has named its new housing, sports, entertainment, and recreational complex the John Hancock Student Village, in recognition of a $20 million corporate sponsorship from Boston-based John Hancock Financial Services, Inc.

SSW receives $4.4M grant to train social
workers in geriatric care

SSW professors Judith G. Gonyea, Robert B. Hudson, and Scott Miyake Geron (from left) are forming the new Institute for Geriatric Social Work, with a $4.4 million grant from the Atlantic Philanthropies. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By David J. Craig
As the American population ages and more elderly people receive care for chronic illnesses at home, social workers are increasingly working with older adults and their families.

Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation to host international conference

Sargent professors Courtenay Harding, Marianne Farkas, and William Anthony (from left) will participate in an international conference on psychiatric rehabilitation hosted by CPR in Boston from October 24 to 26. Photo by Vernon Doucette

By David J. Craig
Today, more than 30 years after U.S. mental health care providers began developing ways to help people with serious psychiatric disabilities without locking them away in institutions, practitioners in many underdeveloped countries are scrambling to build large mental hospitals.

Looking ahead to the Agganis Arena
Jack Parker hails new arena as versatile venue for University activities
By Brian Fitzgerald

Island hoppers
Sri Lankan tree frogs end game of hide-and-seek By Tim Stoddard

Rosen to deliver University Lecture
University Lecture

Chancellor John Silber talks with Elie Wiesel and Aharon Appelfeld (from left) at a reception at the School of Management after Appelfeld’s address. Photo by Fred Sway
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18 October 2002
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