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Week of 24 September 2004 · Vol. VIII, No. 4

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ENG’s Gardner honored by Technology Review

Timothy S. Gardner (ENG’00), an ENG assistant professor of biomedical engineering, was selected recently by Technology Review magazine as one of the world’s 100 “top young innovators” in 2004. The annual awards recognize those under the age of 35 who transform industries such as biotechnology, medicine, computing, and nanotechnology. Gardner’s research focuses on the complex systems of genes, proteins, and metabolites that underlie cellular function, with the aim of modeling gene regulatory networks in minute organisms such as bacteria. His work has important medical applications: controlling metabolic systems in microbes helps scientists understand mechanisms of drug action and the tolerance of bacteria to particular antibiotics. Gardner will be recognized at Technology Review’s Emerging Technologies Conference, September 29 and 30 at MIT.

SED doctoral candidate named O’Bryant headmaster

Joel Stembridge (SED’05), who is working on his doctorate at the School of Education, recently was appointed headmaster of Roxbury’s John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science. One of Boston’s three exam schools, the O’Bryant accepts only the brightest students in grades 7 through 12, and has a curriculum focused on mathematics and science. Stembridge previously was assistant principal at Scituate High School in Scituate, Mass., and has taught math and drama in Oregon and Chicago.

BMC holds We Care Walk

The fourth annual We Care Walk to benefit Boston Medical Center will be held on Sunday, October 3. Funds raised will support BMC’s mission “to provide exceptional care without exception.” The walk begins and ends on the Medical Campus, traveling through the historic surrounding communities. To obtain a pledge form, learn how to arrange online giving, or volunteer for the event, visit www.bmc.org/walk or call 617-638-8990.

Ureneck named director of journalism department’s graduate studies

Lou Ureneck, a COM professor of journalism, recently was appointed to the new position of director of graduate studies for COM’s journalism department. Ureneck will represent the department in the broader journalistic community, establish a board of advisors made up of distinguished alumni and other prominent journalists, spearhead minority recruitment efforts, and oversee graduate internships in BU’s reporting programs in Washington and London, and at the Massachusetts State House.


24 September 2004
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