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Week of 16 April 2004 · Vol. VII, No. 28

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Former Mauritius leader: his nation and example of economic opportunity in Africa

Karl Offmann

By David J. Craig
As part of his residency, Offmann, who led Mauritius for 18 months during 2002 and 2003, will participate in a roundtable discussion at BU with eight other former African heads of state and American policy-makers and business leaders on April 27 and 28.

University's "Newton Campus" a true BU community

BU in the ’burbs: (front row, left to right) Evelyn Bell and Helen Meltzer; (middle row) Ginger Kenney, Patricia Jessico, Carolyn Kaufman, Renée Delatizky, Elaine Alpert, Arnold Meltzer, John Jiang, Daniel Primack, Jasper Primack (in front of Daniel), Margaret Primack, and Will Primack; (back row) Charles Jessico, Richard Primack, Jonathan Delatizky, James Collins, and Bill Marsh. Photos by Lauren Hansen-Flaschen

By Brian Fitzgerald
Have you been to BU’s Far-West Campus? No, not the Student Village area, Packard’s Corner, or even Allston and its environs.

Students honored for on-the-job excellence and leadership

Student Employee of the Year Ciara LaVelle (COM’04) (seated) works for Amy Marcott, senior assistant director of communications in the Office of Admissions. Photo by Vernon Doucette

By David J. Craig
Ciara LaVelle (COM’04), an aspiring magazine journalist, was hired by the Office of Admissions as a work-study student two years ago, primarily to fold letters, file, and run errands. She quickly took on a more creative role, however, writing content for the office’s Web site and helping to organize and edit it.

Product placement on television: pervasive and effective advertising, say COM profs

Television viewers of February’s Beanpot tournament, played at the FleetCenter, undoubtedly noticed the remarkable performance of goaltender Sean Fields (CAS’04). They also might have been aware that Dunkin’ Donuts and Welch’s didn’t have to wait for commercial breaks to advertise on the airwaves. Photo by Albert L’Étiole

By Brian Fitzgerald
“Wicked. Wicked haahd,” says new Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, desperately practicing a Boston accent in a Dunkin’ Donuts commercial. The ad elicits chuckles on seeing it for the first time.

CAS alum endows first chemistry lecture series

Benjamin Lambert (CAS’55) at Boston University during a 2003 visit. Lambert has endowed the CAS chemistry department’s first colloquium series. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By Tim Stoddard
When freshman Benjamin Lambert arrived on campus for the 1951–52 academic year, he wasn’t sure how he was going to pay for his tuition and student fees.


Ronald Cass to step down as dean of School of Law

Ronald Cass, dean of the School of Law for the past 14 years, announced on April 9 that he will step down at the end of the academic year to pursue scholarly research and related projects.

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I love to garden, but often experience a great deal of knee and back pain. Are there things I can do to make this outdoor activity less painful?

Christian Greer (CGS’04) was recently inspired by the generic artwork in a study lounge on the first floor of his residence hall at 1019 Commonwealth Ave.
Christian Greer (CGS’04) was recently inspired by the generic artwork in a study lounge on the first floor of his residence hall at 1019 Commonwealth Ave.

16 April 2004
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