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Stanley Rosen, UNI and CAS professor and Borden Parker Bowne Professor of Philosophy, speaks on Nietzsche on Friday, February 20, 10 a.m., SMG 208

Week of 13 February 2004 · Vol. VII, No. 19

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Grad student's robotic arms probe for answers on Mars

The robotic arm on both the Spirit and Opportunity Mars exploration rovers has instruments that can grind away rock layers, take microscopic images, and analyze the elemental composition of rock and soil. Illustration courtesy of NASA

By Brian Fitzgerald
Last spring Matt Heverly waved farewell to identical robotic arms he helped design for Spirit and Opportunity, two exploration rovers that NASA was sending to Mars.

CAS Honors Program offers both challenge and community to top undergraduates

Freshmen in the CAS Honors Program canoed and hiked during a September retreat to Sargent Center for Outdoor Education in New Hampshire. The annual weekend getaway is one of many extracurricular activities that build a sense of community among honors students, who have the opportunity to live in honors houses on campus and attend a variety of special lectures, concerts, and tours around Boston.

By Tim Stoddard
When Stephanie Dutchen was deciding where to go to college four years ago, BU's College of Arts and Sciences stood out among others, in part because of its Honors Program for academically outstanding freshmen and sophomores.

BU at forefront of Alzheimer's research and clinical care

Robert Green speaks with study participant Barbara Loatman at BU's Alzheimer's Disease Center. Photo by Vernon Doucette

By David J. Craig
The fight against Alzheimer's disease today is a numbers game: while no cure is on the immediate horizon, experts say, drugs now being developed could delay the disease's onset for five years or more, thus dramatically reducing the number of cases in the United States.

Former Northeastern goaltender Dan Eberly presents the Eberly Award to Sean Fields (CAS'04) following BU's 2-1 overtime loss to Boston College in the Beanpot tournament championship on February 9. The award, named after Dan and his brother, former BU goalie Glen Eberly (COM'63), is given annually to the goaltender with the tournament's best save percentage. Fields won not only consecutive Eberly awards, but also his second straight Beanpot MVP trophy. Photo by Albert L'Étoile
Eberly Award
Abdel Soufiane, CEO of Verrillon (from left), Donald Fraser, director of the Photonics Center, Francis Mer, French Minister of Economy, Finance, and Industry, and Aram Chobanian, president ad interim, recently announced a joint initiative for technology commercialization and company development in optics and photonics, with the aim of fostering the establishment of French start-up companies in the United States. The agreement between the Photonics Center and France's Opticsvalley, a consortium of optics and photonics companies, underscores the success and international recognition of the center's business accelerator model. Since 1997, the center has participated in the launch of 17 start-up technology commercialization companies, which together have raised nearly $200 million from outside private-equity sources. Photo by Fred Sway
Agreement between the Photonics Center and France's Opticsvalley
Midday Shave. Lauren Hansen-Flaschen (CAS'04)
In the artist's words...

13 February 2004
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