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Concert of American Music by the BU Chamber Chorus, Saturday, February 8, 8 p.m., Tsai Performance Center

Week of 7 February 2003· Vol. VI, No. 20

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Authority and collector Khalili to explore glories of Islamic art

Iron and steel war mask made in the late 15th century, possibly in Akkoyunlu, a state founded by Turkoman tribes in 1350 and stretching from the Caspian Sea to modern-day Syria during its 15th-century heyday.

By David J. Craig
Islamic religion and culture may be poorly understood in the West, but the intrinsic beauty of Islamic art, with its exquisite use of color and sophisticated balance of design and form, is immediately and universally appealing.

Carlo De Luca, an ENG professor of biomedical engineering, has been studying the mechanics of the human body, from designing prosthetic devices for the disabled to understanding how the brain and spinal cord control muscles, for the past 35 years. As the founding director of BU’s NeuroMuscular Research Center, he has been exploring ways to connect the central nervous system to the environment outside the body. Photo by Fred Sway

BU prof shepherding new institute at NIH

By Tim Stoddard
The new kid on the block at the National Institutes of Health stands out among its neighbors on the Bethesda, Md., campus, and is blazing a new trail in the tradition-bound world of federal health research.

The Blizzard of ’78
A storm of Siberian surrealism

Terriers, with something to prove, set sights on BC in Beanpot championship game By Brian Fitzgerald

BU goaltender Sean Fields (CAS’04) makes a crucial save with the toe of his right skate, foiling a dangerous open-net shot from Harvard’s Noah Welch in the third period of the Beanpot opener. BU won, 2-1. Photo by Phoebe Sexton (UNI’06)

In the summer, the rivalry of all Boston sports rivalries is undoubtedly the Red Sox–Yankees. In the winter, however, the Green Line college hockey feud takes center ice. There is certainly no love lost between BU and BC in a hockey matchup, a battle between the Hatfields and the McCoys of Hockey East.

Great Britten’s Shakespeare
Long Night’s Journey into Delight By Brian Fitzgerald

Leggos. The BU women’s synchronized swimming team will make a splash in the Synchro Show on Saturday, February 15, at 7 p.m., at the Faneuil Pool. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the GSU Link, February 10 to 14, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or at the door. For more information, call 353-0651. Photo by Sarah Zenewicz (CAS’02)


7 February 2003
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