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BU spin-off creates online community of smokers kicking butts

Kay Paine, director of partner development for the Web-based smoking cessation company QuitNet, and David Rosenbloom, the company’s chairman and an SPH professor of social and behavioral sciences, say a unique strength of their company is the supportive online community of former smokers that people can access through the QuitNet Web site. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By David J. Craig
Thirteen months ago, Randy Thomas kicked a four-decade smoking habit. The fifty-five-year-old salesman from Centerville, Ohio, had attempted to quit several times in the past, he says, but never lasted more than a week, until he found an unlikely source of strength -- the Internet.

Despite tough economy, entrepreneurship alive and well at SMG

Ascend Communications founder Rob Ryan, who directs a high-tech business start-up “boot camp” at his Montana ranch, speaks to aspiring entrepreneurs in the SMG Auditorium on December 2. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By Brian Fitzgerald
Entrepreneurial start-ups fail when the economy is down, right? Not necessarily. Of the 30 corporations comprising the Dow-Jones industrial average, 16 were founded during down business cycles.

Newly posted to Special Collections Sentiments both cold and warm found in letters of Somerset Maugham

The British author W. Somerset Maugham (1874–1965) was remarkably prolific, publishing 20 novels, 13 short story collections, and 24 plays, as well as several travel books, memoirs, and essay collections. He is pictured here on his 80th birthday, surrounded by all his books. An important archive of Maugham’s papers, including original manuscripts and hundreds of personal letters, was acquired recently by BU’s Special Collections from Loren and Frances Rothschild. Photo by Jack Eston

By David J. Craig
In letters to the portrait painter Sir Gerald Kelly, W. Somerset Maugham (1874–1965) was often philosophical and didactic, offering blunt opinions about the sacrifices required of a serious artist.

CFA production of Amadeus will tell classic tragicomedy of stage and film By Brian Fitzgerald

Books of 2002

Read on. Poet Rosanna Warren, a UNI professor and BU’s Emma Ann MacLachlan Metcalf Professor of the Humanities, was one of several notable writers who participated in the University’s Annual Faculty Reading, held on Monday, December 2. Started over a decade ago, the reading is sponsored by the GRS Creative Writing Program, perhaps the most venerable writing program in the country. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky
Read on

The puck stops here. Goalie Sean Fields (CAS’04) stares down at one of the 36-of-38 shots he turned aside in a dramatic come-from-behind Terrier win against UMass-Lowell in front of over 2,000 fans at Brown Arena on November 21. Photo by Phoebe Sexton (UNI’06)
The puck stops here


6 December 2002
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