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Collins selected for prestigious MacArthur fellowship

Jim Collins, a UNI and ENG biomedical engineering professor, has been recognized with a 2003 MacArthur Fellowship. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By Tim Stoddard
Jim Collins thought someone was playing a joke on him last week when the phone rang and a caller identifying himself as Jonathan Fanton, president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, informed him that he’d received a 2003 MacArthur Fellowship.

Harold Burson (left) and Otto Lerbinger Photo by Fred Sway

Lerbinger first recipient of COM's Burson Chair

By David J. Craig
The College of Communication this month announced the establishment of a faculty chair in honor of Harold Burson (Hon.’88), founding chairman of the global public relations and counseling firm Burson-Marsteller and a PR industry pioneer.

BU Academy celebrates 10 years as model for improving secondary education

This fall the BU Academy celebrates 10 years of educating high school students. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By Tim Stoddard
In the 10 years since the Boston University Academy (BUA) first opened its doors to talented high school students, it has earned a reputation as an academic powerhouse, with what Boston magazine has called “the most impressive intellectual offerings in Boston.”

DNA project helps African-Americans search for ancestry

Bruce Jackson

By Brian Fitzgerald
Author Maya Angelou once said that Africa “is more than just glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.”

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The annual United Way fund drive began
October 1


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