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Week of 19 September 2003· Vol. VII, No. 4

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Human rights champion Sharansky: Palestinian democracy key to peace

Rabbi Joseph Polak, the director of Boston University Hillel (left), and Natan Sharansky. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By David J. Craig
Peace will come to the Middle East only when Palestinians and other Arab peoples live in a democracy, said renowned human rights activist and Israeli cabinet minister Natan Sharansky in a September 16 lecture in the BU School of Law auditorium.

Charles DeLisi initiated the Human Genome Project. Photo by Vernon Doucette

Symposium visits ghost of DNS past, present, and future

By Tim Stoddard
In case you missed it, April 25, 2003, was national DNA Day, marking the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the structure of DNA by James Watson and Francis Crick.

Marscher new academic director of Center for Excellence in Teaching

Sharon Prado, executive director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching, and Alan Marscher, a CAS astronomy professor and the center's new academic director, this year will create and online, University-wide teacher evaluation system and offer new resources to graduate teaching fellows. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By David J. Craig
Standing before 400 students in the Core Curriculum natural science course he teaches, Alan Marscher has some captivating, if unusual, tricks up his sleeve.

BU students stimulate K-12 kids to get excited about science

Fellows in the GK-12 program work with not only Boston-area teachers, but also with educators from across the country in another NSF-funded effort. Eric Meyer (CAS’05) demonstrates to Karen Engates, a teacher at Kitty Hawk Junior High School in Universal City, Tex., the phenomenon of regelation. A weighted wire slowly melts through an ice block because of a pressure change. As the wire descends through the block, the ice refreezes behind it keeping the block from breaking in half. Similarly, while ice skating, you actually skate on a very short-lived “puddle” of water, a puddle that freezes immediately after the skate leaves the surface. Photo by Paul Trunfio

By Brian Fitzgerald
Much attention has recently been given to the poor state of the nation’s kindergarten through 12th grade science education. But at the college and graduate levels, the story is quite different...

Award-winning teacher links Methodism, MLK, BU
Award-winning teacher links Methodism, MLK, BU. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

He's not a down-and-out theater producer, he just plays one

He's not a down-and-out theater producer, he just plays one. Photo by fred Sway.

Digging Spain: BU Archaeological Field School on Menorca gives students on-site experience
Digging Spain: BU Archaeological Field School on Menorca gives students on-site experience. Photo by Kevin Mullen

19 September 2003
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