Lung cancer study collaboration between
Affymetrix and BUMC
Another appointment for El-Baz
Farouk El-Baz, a CAS research professor and the director
of BU’s Center for Remote Sensing, has been appointed to a three-year
term on the board of trustees of the Desert Research Institute (DRI) Research
Foundation, the fundraising arm of the DRI, a Nevada-based nonprofit research
organization that addresses environmental issues on a global scale. Established
44 years ago, it has evolved into one of the nation’s leading environmental
research institutions, dedicated to increasing scientific knowledge of
the earth’s environment, promoting preservation of diverse ecosystems,
advancing responsible resource management, and improving human health
CAS prof to chair study on European model
The first of two independent working groups formed by the European Commission to discuss the long-term future of the European model is being chaired by Krzysztof Michalski, a professor of philosophy at BU’s College of Arts and Sciences and at the University of Warsaw and the rector of the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. The group will seek to identify the spiritual and cultural perspectives within Europe and discover values and unifying factors that could form a basis for common living in Europe between European citizens, immigrants settled on the European territory, and neighboring populations. It will issue its report and recommendations by the end of this year.
Mini-Med School returns this spring
Now in its fourth year, the School of Medicine’s Mini-Med School features informative lectures from medical school faculty and is open to anyone interested in learning more about the worlds of medicine, science, and health. This year’s 10-part series, which runs from March 11 to May 6, introduces students to the basic principles of medicine and features topics that include anatomy, sports medicine, pulmonary disease, the eye, the brain, the cardiovascular system, infectious diseases, and psychiatry. Students will also learn about cutting-edge developments in medical research, including new discoveries in genetics and treatments for cancer. Lectures are on Tuesdays, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Bakst Auditorium, located on BU’s Medical Campus at 715 Albany St. One lecture, consisting of a hands-on laboratory investigation, will take place on a Thursday at MED’s CityLab. Tuition is $125 and includes a comprehensive course notebook and refreshments. A discount is offered to BU employees. To register for Mini-Med School or for more information, call 866-MED-MINI or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.