genome pioneer previews life as we don't know it yet
Charles DeLisi, senior associate provost of biosciences and Arthur G.
B. Metcalf Professor of Science and Engineering, will deliver this year’s
University Lecture, entitled Crossing the Watershed: Biological and Other
Worlds in the Post-Genomic Era.
looks beyond front page in new history
In 1976 the international pages of American newspapers
were dominated by stories about Pol Pot’s ascension as ruler of Cambodia, the
implications of Mao Tse-tung’s death, and Lebanon’s civil
war. There wasn’t much coverage of the decade-long struggle that
began that year between Morocco and Algeria for control of the Western
Sahara, which William Keylor calls one of the “longest and most
intractable territorial disputes in postcolonial Africa.”
Terriers aim for hot shots, fiery defense to reach Frozen Four
Will the BU men’s hockey offense be firing bullets or blanks this
year? Like last season, the team probably doesn’t have any sharpshooters
who are going to score 30 goals. Coach Jack Parker points out, however,
that the 2002–03 Terriers were getting better at hitting their
target — the opponent’s net — late in the campaign,
when it counted the most.
COM prof studied social effects of TV
Emeritus Francis Earle Barcus, a COM professor of mass communication
from 1969 to 1989, was decades ahead of his time. He began studying the
social effects of television almost half a century ago.
Shannon, director of BU’s International
Visitors Program and advisor of the Trustee Scholars Program, with
Frank McCourt, author of Angela’s Ashes. Photo by Fred Sway
The annual United Way fund drive began on October 1.