"Dare to make a difference," urges genomics pioneer Venter
By Brian Fitzgerald
J. Craig Venter’s speech at BU’s 2004 Commencement featured a list of his “rules for living” — a bit surprising for a scientist and entrepreneur with a reputation as a rule breaker and a risk taker.
2004 Metcalf honors go to teachers who inspire by sharing their passions
By Brian Fitzgerald and Tim Stoddard
The Metcalf Cup and Prize and Metcalf Awards for Excellence in Teaching, presented annually at Commencement, were established in 1974 by the late Arthur G. B. Metcalf (SED’35, Hon.’74), who was a longtime chairman of the University’s Board of Trustees and a University benefactor.
Board of Trustees elects three new members
By David J. Craig
The BU Board of Trustees recently elected three new members, business executives Bahaa Hariri (SMG’90) and Toshimasa Iue (GSM’89) and art collector and scholar Nasser D. Khalili (Hon.’03).
Guest speakers impart life lessons
By David J. Craig and Meghan Dorney
Read highlights from speeches by some of the scholars, artists, and community leaders who offered their insights to graduates at Convocation ceremonies and at the University’s Baccalaureate service on May 16, 2004.
Faculty Awards and Honors
Obituary: Former Terrier football coach Dan Allen, 48
2004 Boston University honorary degree recipients