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Week of 13 December 2002 · Vol. VI, No. 15

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Green light on blue light
Blue light technology remains BU’s intellectual property

n the late 1980s, photonics pioneer Theodore Moustakas discovered a way to make a highly sought-after substance called gallium nitride, which is now ubiquitous in blue light-emitting diodes and blue light lasers. That patented process was at the heart of an intellectual property rights dispute between the University and Nichia Corporation of Japan. Photo by Vernon Doucette

By Tim Stoddard
After months of legal wrangling with a Japanese technology company, Boston University has reached a favorable settlement in its first patent infringement lawsuit.

Toleration Project appeals to teens’ moral values

Adam Seligman Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By David J. Craig
On a warm afternoon earlier this year, 100 miles north of the most hotly contested real estate in the world, Israeli Jewish and Muslim scholars met with foreign guests to discuss ways to promote peace using lessons from scripture.

MADD at Mass.
Drunk driving laws affect people, federal funding

Ralph Hingson Photo by Vernon Doucette

By Brian Fitzgerald
To those who fight for driver safety in the state, it seemed like absorbing a one-two punch combination: a couple of recent reports in the press that Massachusetts is losing ground in its efforts against drunk driving.

Deep Vision Display Wall is larger-than-life and 3-D By Brian Fitzgerald

CAS prof gives keynote address to international conference
Barth urges fellow anthropologists to recognize the power of individuals By David J. Craig

Books of 2002

Stopping by The Castle on a snowy day. A recent snowfall adorns The Castle at 225 Bay State Road. The Tudor revival mansion, acquired by BU in 1939, was built in 1905 by Boston businessman William Lindsay. Today The Castle, operated by BU’s Office of Conference Services, is used primarily for functions, receptions, and conferences. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky
Snowy Day at the Castle

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13 December 2002
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