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The BU Symphony Orchestra performs works by Shostakovich, and Schumann at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 5, at the Tsai Performance Center

Week of 1 October 2004 · Vol. VIII, No. 5

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Leventhal gift jump-starts $15M fund to be allocated by next president

Alan and Sherry Leventhal Photo by Vernon Doucette

In a unique show of generosity and commitment, Trustee Chairman Alan Leventhal and his wife, Sherry Leventhal, recently donated to the University $5 million, which will serve as the seed money for a $15 million fund to be spent at the discretion of BU’s next president.


Readying for presidential search, Board seeks faculty and alumni input

The Board of Trustees recently appointed 8 of its members to a 15-person search committee that will recommend candidates for the University presidency.

United Way looks to BU community to assist families, children in need

Marvin Cook, vice president of planning, budgeting, and information, is the University’s United Way manager. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By Tim Stoddard
For C. Robert Horsburgh, Jr., giving to the United Way is a natural extension of the medical calling. “It’s a great way to support the kinds of things that people on the Medical Campus are often involved in anyway,” says Horsburgh, an SPH professor of epidemiology and biostatistics and a MED professor of medicine.

Astronomy prof: NASA must adjust positioning system for Mars' quirks

CAS Astronomy Professor Michael Mendillo. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By Danielle Masterson
When the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) lands people on Mars in perhaps 20 or 30 years, it will need to be able to track the location of landing craft on the planet with much more precision than current technology allows.


New women's basketball coach brings motivating skills, dazzling court record

At the University of Pennsylvania, Kelly Greenberg had a 51-19 record in five years of Ivy League play. Photo courtesy of University of Pennsylvania Athletic Communications Office

By Brian Fitzgerald
Expect the BU women’s basketball team to take a lot of shots this season. While new coach Kelly Greenberg’s philosophy isn’t exactly “bombs away,” she says you’ll rarely see the shot clock run out on the Terriers.


High-tech visual extravaganza touts BU's best and brightest

Prospective students take a tour of the Experience Room, whose multimedia presentations provide a detailed look at BU life. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By Jessica Ullian
In an underground chamber beneath Morse Auditorium, hundreds of students, faculty, and alumni are waiting to lure prospective students to Boston University.

Conversazioni to examine journalistic abuse and the need for change

By Brian Fitzgerald
It’s no secret that the media are capable of placing their own interests above the search for the truth. But what can be done to improve the situation? Scholars will address this question in the upcoming Boston, Melbourne, Oxford Conversazioni on Culture and Society entitled Power Without Responsibility: Was Kipling Right? The Press.

Sealed and delivered. Workers from Port Morris Tile and Marble install the BU seal in the lobby of the Agganis Arena on September 23. They’re preparing to pour into a metal form an epoxy called terrazzo, which is made of marble chips. Photo by Vernon Doucette

Sealed and delivered.


1 October 2004
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