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Rock and Roll Sushi, with free Asian food and karaoke, at the GSU Food court, on Thursday, September 16, at 9 p.m.

Week of 10 September 2004 · Vol. VIII, No. 2

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Provost to freshmen: college experience is "pure potential"

Provost ad interim David Campbell told the members of the first-year class that their life at Boston University is a “blank slate” at Monday’s Matriculation Ceremony. Photo by Vernon Doucette

By Jessica Ullian
In his address to the incoming class, Provost ad interim David Campbell welcomed 4,300 first-year students to Boston University at the Matriculation Ceremony, held on September 6 at the Track and Tennis Center.


Costello 2005 University Scholar/Teacher of the year

Bonnie Costello, a CAS professor of English, winner of the 2005 University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By Tim Stoddard
For her literary shepherding in the classroom as well as her research in modern poetry, Costello has received the 2005 University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award, which is sponsored by the United Methodist Church.


Smoke screen: new legislation is sweatheart deal for big tobacco

Michael Siegel, an SPH associate professor, has released a report criticizing legislation giving the FDA regulatory control over tobacco. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By Danielle Masterson
The Food and Drug Administration will be able to strictly regulate tobacco products if legislation now before Congress is passed, say more than 50 public health organizations. But Michael Siegel, an associate professor in the School of Public Health, says the bill will result in more tobacco-related deaths.

$1 million initiative will expand MED biotech job training program

Following an August 17 press conference at CityLab Academy, recent program graduate James Leonard (right), who now works as a technician at Genzyme in Cambridge, with (left to right) State Senator Diane Wilkerson (D-Boston), Boston Mayor Thomas Menino (Hon.’01), and BU President ad interim Aram Chobanian. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By Brian Fitzgerald
Jennifer Deady was adept at science in high school, but “didn’t know much about biotechnology,” she says, until she enrolled in CityLab Academy...

Connections: WWII nurse's words echo from Gotlieb Center

Frances Slanger, the first American nurse killed in Europe in World War II, in the 45th Field Hospital, Normandy, 1944. Photo courtesy of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center

By Jessica Ullian
Frances Slanger, a nurse with the 45th Field Hospital Unit of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, had been in Normandy for four months when she decided to express her gratitude to the young soldiers of World War II.


MET and CAS computer science departments recognized as information security hotspots

Tanya Zlateva, a MET computer science associate professor and department chairman (from left), Lou Chitkushev, a MET computer science associate professor, and Nelson Acosta (MET’04), a graduate assistant in the department’s Telecom and Information Security Lab, were instrumental in earning BU’s designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By David J. Craig
The computer science departments of Metropolitan College and the College of Arts and Sciences recently positioned themselves to receive federal dollars supporting education and research in cyberspace security.

Simpson names director of CFA's school of visual arts
The College of Fine Arts announced recently the appointment of Judith Simpson, an associate professor and chairman of the art education department, as director of CFA’s school of visual arts, effective September 1.


Jacob Lawrence's art chronicals struggle and hope of people confronting oppression

Confrontation on the Bridge, 1975, silk screen, 19 1/2”x 25 7/8” Copyright Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence, courtesy of a private collection

By Brian Fitzgerald
Visitors to the Jacob Lawrence exhibition at the BU Art Gallery will witness history through the eyes of one of the greatest artists of the Harlem Renaissance, whose work depicts critical moments in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Because it was there. The most daring BU students earned a bird’s-eye view of Nickerson Field from atop a climbing wall at the SPLASH! festivities on September 6. Photo by Vernon Doucette

Because it was there.


That time of year. More than 29,000 students descended on campus over the past two weeks, including Joe Caggiano (SMG’07) and Kaitlin Ambrogio (COM’06), here rolling down Bay State Road on September 1. Photo by Vernon Doucette

That time of year.


10 September 2004
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