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BMC's $2.25M AIDS care initiative to focus on jobless and homeless

Jon Hall (left) and Paul Skolnik of the Center for HIV/AIDS Care and Research collaborated to obtain a $2.25 million grant for new testing and prevention programs. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By Jessica Ullian
Since its creation three years ago, the Center for HIV/AIDS Care and Research at Boston Medical Center has provided testing and counseling services for the hospital’s at-risk patients — including those without jobs, homes, and health insurance.

Neglected children thrive under volunteer's efforts in India and Romania

Carolyn Norris (SED’07), director of the Student Activities Office, with two friends at the Dazzling Stone Home for Children near Chennai, India. Photo courtesy of Carolyn Norris

By Brian Fitzgerald
Carolyn Norris had no prior teaching experience the first time she stood in front of a class of wide-eyed Romanian schoolchildren. What she did have, in abundance, were butterflies in her stomach.

BU panel to preview Bush-Kerry showdown

Andrew Bacevich Photo by Vernon Doucette

By Danielle Masterson
Panelists will discuss the strategies of the Bush and Kerry campaigns and offer historical context by looking at how previous debates have affected election outcomes.


Predicting New England's earthquake activity

CAS Associate Professor of Earth Sciences Rachel Abercrombie. Photo by Fred Sway

By Brian Fitzgerald
“I feel the earth move under my feet,” Carole King sang in 1971. Rachel Abercrombie felt that way on the morning of April 20, 2002, when her home in Belmont, Mass., started shaking.


COM professor Caryl Rivers attacks gender myths

In her new book, Caryl Rivers says that men and women are not as different as some researchers claim. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By Jessica Ullian
The popular theory that men are from Mars and women are from Venus — or that there’s a fundamental difference in how the sexes view the world and communicate with each other — was supposed to simplify relationships. But authors Caryl Rivers and Rosalind Barnett found that it has had the opposite effect.

New study abroad, internship programs in Switzerland, Spain

Burgos, Spain, site of BU’s new language and liberal arts program, offers “a totally Spanish environment,” says Amalia Pérez-Juez, the program’s coordinator and assistant director of BU’s Madrid programs.

By Tim Stoddard
Geneva is an ideal destination for college students looking to work and study in a safe, English-friendly city abroad. The Swiss city, after all, is a hub for global diplomacy and business, as well as for scores of international humanitarian organizations in need of interns.

Brownstone brushwork. Painting major Christina Goodwin (CFA’05) takes advantage of September 15’s clear skies to capture the “luscious coral pink” tones that she says Bay State Road buildings take on around noon on sunny days. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

Brownstone brushwork.


Gerald Keusch, SPH associate dean for global health and a professor of international health (left), chats with Analjit Singh (SMG’77, GSM’79) after a lecture on September 15 in Mumbai by U.S. Ambassador to India David C. Mulford (GRS’62), sponsored by the BU Alumni Association of India. Keusch also is Medical Campus assistant provost for global health and a MED professor of medicine. This month, he became U.S. chairman of a National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases working group overseeing a bilateral Indo-U.S. vaccine program. Singh is chairman of Max India Limited, a multibusiness corporation that aims to create an integrated health-care system in India. Photo courtesy of Stacylee Kruuse

September 15 lecture in Mumbai


As part of BU’s First-Year Student Outreach Project (FYSOP), freshmen visited Barbara and John Brown of Acton, Mass., on September 3 to help with household chores, yardwork, and cleaning. John Brown has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease; the FYSOP trip was organized in collaboration with the Boston chapter of the social service organization Extra Hands for ALS. Pictured (back, from left) are Julia Hart (SED’08), Patrice O’Neill (COM’08), Josh Koshar (CAS’07), Lindsay Trembulak (CAS’08), Ashley Adams (CAS’08), Josh Avroch (CAS’08), the Browns, Rebecca Rosenbaum (CGS’06), Yayne Hailu (CAS’08), and Ryan Lee (CAS’08); (front, from left) Terrance McGovern (ENG’08), Jayme Lerner (SAR’08), Cherry Chiu (CAS’08), Elyse Maziarz (CAS’08), Cassandra Bulau (CAS’08), and Laura Johnson (CAS’06). Photo by Kati Cawley

First-Year Student Outreach Program


24 September 2004
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