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COM journalism profs stress safety in the field post-9/11

Michael Berlin, a COM associate professor of journalism (left), and Robert Zelnick, a professor and chairman of COM’s journalism department, teach students to avoid the mistakes made by many reporters who recently have been killed or abducted while on foreign assignment. Photo by Fred Sway

By David J. Craig
When Daniel Pearl arranged to meet an Islamic extremist by himself in an unfamiliar location in Karachi, Pakistan, last January, his colleagues urged him not to go, or not to go alone.

SED biologist galvanizing new field of symbiology

This sea anemone in a tidal pool in Santa Cruz, Calif., gets its green color from symbiotic algae living within its tissues. Photo by Douglas Zook

By Tim Stoddard
For Douglas Zook, the unsung heroes of the natural world are tiny and cooperative. They are the microscopic organisms that shack up in symbiotic living arrangements, such as the fungi and algae that form lichens and the aphids and ants that live in cooperative colonies.

25th title in hockey classic
BU beans BC in 3-2 thriller

In the third period of the Beanpot championship February 10, Terrier fans began chanting “MVP” to goaltender Sean Fields (CAS’04). And sure enough, he took home not only the MVP, but the Eberly Trophy for best save percentage, and of course, the Beanpot trophy, which he exuberantly displays to the BU faithful. Photo by Vernon Doucette

By Brian Fitzgerald
If there were such a device as a hype-detector, and if someone had brought one into the FleetCenter on February 10, the readings would have been off the charts.

A quirky, not quacky, tour
Innovation Odyssey showcases Boston as mother of invention By Brian Fitzgerald

Nasser David Khalili (left), University Professor Herbert Mason, and Merlin Swartz, a CAS professor of religion, after Khalili’s lecture, The Art of Islam: A Glorious Tradition, on February 10. Khalili, a visiting professor in the department of art and archaeology at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, discussed the historic and aesthetic development of Islamic art and showed slides from his celebrated 20,000-piece collection. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky
Khalili Lecture

Velia N. Tosi, a former Cultural Ambassador to Italy from Boston, who with her husband, Carlos, is active in many University organizations, including the Friends of the Libraries and the Women’s Council, received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from BU at a January 29 hooding ceremony. Chancellor John Silber (left) and Board of Trustees member Frederick Chicos presented the honorary degree. Silber praised Tosi for her “decades of thoughtful, intelligent, and varied service to the University.” The Tosis established La Carlos H. and Velia N. Tosi Casa Italiana, a renovated Bay State Road brownstone for students to share and expand their love of Italian language, literature, history, and art. Most recently, they endowed a scholarship at BU in memory of their son, Carlos, Jr., a student in BU’s foreign languages department in the late ’60s. While participating in an exchange program during his junior year in Valencia, Spain, he was killed in an accident. Photo by Fred Sway
Velia N. Tosi


14 February 2003
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