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National Biocontainment Laboratory to be built at BUMC

Chancellor John Silber speaks at a Boston City Hall press conference on September 30 announcing that Boston University was awarded $127 million from the National Institutes of Health to build a National Biocontainment Laboratory to study emerging infectious diseases and agents of bioterrorism. Flanking Silber are (from left) President-elect Daniel Goldin, Governor Mitt Romney, Mayor Thomas Menino, and MED Provost Aram Chobanian and Associate Provost Mark Klempner, the grant’s principal investigator. Photo by Fred Sway

Boston University, in partnership with Boston Medical Center, was selected on September 30 to receive $127 million to build a National Biocontainment Laboratory...

Paul Streeten

Pardee Center lectures focus on twin forces of Technology

By Tim Stoddard
Paul Streeten, a visiting professor of future studies at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, will address technology’s double-edged sword in two lectures, entitled Technological Nightmares, on Tuesday, October 7, and Tuesday, October 14, each at 6 p.m., in the SMG Auditorium.

Elmore returns to University as new dean of students

Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By David J. Craig
As an attorney at a Boston law firm until recently, Kenneth Elmore counseled colleges and universities on matters that he had an unusual amount of experience in for a lawyer. A former associate director of BU’s Office of Residence Life, Elmore has a deep personal interest in the legal aspects of academic, employment, and student life issues as well, and to his clients, that showed.

Collector and collection hailed at Gotlieb tribute

Author David Halberstam, who was invested as the first Fellow of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center on September 30 (from left), with center director Howard Gotlieb, actress Angela Lansbury, and Chancellor John Silber. Photo by Allan Dines

By Brian Fitzgerald
Four decades ago, Howard Gotlieb founded Special Collections at BU as an archive that would “tell the story of our times” through the personal papers of influential public figures, writers, and performers.

United Way looks to BU community to assist families, children in need

image of United Way campaign poster

By Tim Stoddard
The United Way of Massachusetts Bay (UWMB) kicked off its annual BU campaign this week, and according to Marian Heard, president and CEO of UWMB, the University community’s contributions are needed more than ever this year. A sluggish economy and state budget cuts, she says, have hit hard the health and human services agencies that support communities around Boston.

2004 SPRInG funding deadline
The Special Program for Research Initiation Grants (SPRInG), launched in 2001 by the Office of the Provost, encourages innovative new projects that require initial research effort in order to be competitive for significant, long-term, extramural support.


James Petosa, a CFA professor and director of the school of theatre arts (left), is directing La Tragédie de Carmen as part of this year’s Fringe Festival. Stephanie Chigas (CFA’05), a singer in the Opera Institute, plays Carmen, and William Lumpkin, a CFA assistant professor of music, is musical director. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

CFA's Fringe Festival offers in-your-face opera and theater
By David J. Craig

Winning x-pression: To evaluate the services of Image X-Press for the BU community, the University and IKON Office Solutions, which operates Image X-Press, developed an online survey this summer
Winning x-pression: To evaluate the services of Image X-Press for the BU community, the University and IKON Office Solutions, which operates Image X-Press, developed an online survey this summer


3 October 2003
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