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Christopher Barreca elected chairman of Board of Trustees

Christopher Barreca Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By Brian Fitzgerald
“Flattered” to be unanimously elected chairman of the BU Board of Trustees on January 9, Connecticut attorney Christopher Barreca says that his goal is to focus on the University’s presidential search -- and to help continue the momentum that BU has developed over the past few decades, as it has become “one of the premier universities not only in our country, but in the world.”

Bioethicist Annas urges separation of reproductive and research cloning

George Annas Photo by Vernon Doucette

By David J. Craig
Few observers believe that a Canadian religious cult claiming to have successfully cloned a human being last month had the technological know-how to pull off the unprecedented medical feat.

New Bacevich book
America must weigh costs of economic expansionism

Andrew Bacevich Photo by Vernon Doucette

By David J. Craig
American foreign policy often is described as inconsistent, floundering, and reactionary. No longer preoccupied with containing communism, some critics say, our nation’s foreign policy makers are lost, rummaging around for the next big idea, lurching from one crisis to another.

Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future
Pardee doubles gift to $10M

Postholiday blues: there are ways to cope

A lizard on the base path
Alum’s photos capture the joy of baseball’s spring training in new book By Brian Fitzgerald

Books of 2002

Martin Luther King, Jr. (GRS’55, Hon.’59) and former BU Photo Services director Robert Case (SMG’55), son of BU President Harold Case (1950–67), discuss a photo exhibition in the GSU in 1964. BU will celebrate its 18th annual commemoration of the life and work of King on Monday, January 20. This year’s theme is The American Dream, which is based on King’s dream “of a land where men of all races, of all nationalities, and of all creeds can live together as brothers” and his global desire that “the American dream will not become a reality devoid of the larger dream of a world of brotherhood and peace and goodwill.” See Calendar for a complete listing of events. Photo by BU Photo Services
MLK in 1964

Reflective re-entry: Carolyn Wong (CAS’04) waits in line to buy her spring semester textbooks at Barnes and Noble at BU on the first day of class after winter break. Photo by Vernon Doucette
Reflective re-entry

Opus 90. Area musicians, artists, educators, and friends recently gathered to wish composer Gardner Read a happy 90th birthday. Read came to BU in 1948 as a composer in residence and professor of composition and taught at the University for 30 years. His birthday has been marked by concerts and special broadcasts. Melissa de Graaf (above), a graduate student in the Brandeis University music department, greets the maestro at his party. For more information on the CFA professor emeritus, see http://home.att.net/~gardnerread. Photo by Michael B. Shavelson
Opus 90.


17 January 2003
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