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Inner City Entrepreneurs gives small businesses a shot at the big leagues

Gillian Isabelle, the owner of the Roslindale greenhouse Edenscapes, is one of 14 small business owners participating in InnerCity Entrepreneurs, a technical training and networking program created by Dan Monti, a CAS sociology professor (right). Photo by Frank Curran

By David J. Craig
Daniel Monti, a CAS sociology professor, and Andrew Wolk, an SMG research associate, recently launched InnerCity Entrepreneurs (ICE), a collaboration between the CAS sociology department, BU's Entrepreneurial Management Institute, and Roxbury Community College's Small Business Development Institute.

Mike Lynch takes the mound as BU's new athletics director

New Athletics Director Mike Lynch talks to the media at a press conference in the Case Athletic Center's Eilberg Lounge March 31. Photo by Vernon Doucette

By Brian Fitzgerald
Right after graduating from Rollins College in 1990, Mike Lynch certainly wasn't thinking about becoming the director of athletics at a major university.



COM students covering Democratic Convention look forward to once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

Mitchell Zuckoff Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By Brian Fitzgerald
This summer, 80 student journalists in the College of Communication will be covering a flood in Boston — a deluge of 35,000 delegates, along with thousands more spectators and protesters flowing into the city for the Democratic National Convention.


Chelsea Honors Silber for commitment to early ed

Chelsea schoolchildren present John Silber with a bouquet at a March 26 ceremony announcing the naming of the city's Early Learning Center in his honor. Looking on are Chelsea School Committee member Morrie Seigal and the center's principal, Jacqueline Bevere Maloney. Photo by Fred Sway

By David J. Craig
Chelsea officials recently named the city's Early Learning Center for BU President Emeritus John Silber, in recognition of his efforts in revitalizing the district's public schools.


NanoZone promotes the scientist in every kid

NanoZone Images courtesy of the Lawrence Hall of Science. © 2004 LHS and UC Regents

By Tim Stoddard
Not many scientists have eureka moments while riding their tricycles, but Tejal Desai recalls a pivotal ride on her childhood trike that steered her toward a career in biomedical engineering.


Photonics Center start-up targets ulcer-causing bacteria

The ulcer-causing bacterium Helicobacter pylori. Image courtesy of LumeRx. © LumeRx 2004

By Tim Stoddard
A swig of Pepto Bismol or a couple of Tums usually does the trick for minor cases of heartburn. But gastric ulcers require sterner stuff: a two-week course of antibiotics to kill off the hardy bacterium, Helicobacter pylori, that causes over 80 percent of ulcers in the stomach.

Robert S. Bennet, delivered the Max M. Shapiro Lecture in Trial Advocacy at the School of Law on March 25. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

Robert S. Bennett, , delivered the Max M. Shapiro Lecture in Trial Advocacy at the School of Law on March 25.
Alistair Cooke is shown above with Howard Gotlieb in 1985. Photo by Kerry Loughman, BU Photo Services
“Good night and good-bye” from Alistair Cooke

2 April 2004
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