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Julian Zelizer, CAS History, talks about his new book, The American Congress, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 3, at Barnes and Noble at BU.

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La señorita Lia woos teens to science


By Tim Stoddard
She has the courage of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the quirky intelligence of Harry Potter’s friend Hermione, and a knack for gadgetry that Spy Kids would envy.



Red Sox, city of Boston, and colleges to student fans: celebrate responsibly

Red Sox supporters keep the faith in BU Central during game one of the World Series on October 23: (left to right) Brian Fudge (COM’08), Jay Kramer (CAS’08), Tilson Allen-Merry (COM’08), and Nathan Penn (SMG’08). Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By Brian Fitzgerald
During the Boston Red Sox quest to win their first world championship in 86 years, the team, the city of Boston, and New England colleges and universities have had a message for young fans: keep the faith, but also stay safe.

Foreign policy debate focuses on terrorism, Iraq, and alliances

George Stephanopoulos, ABC News anchor and former presidential advisor, moderated the discussion about American Power and Global Security. Senator Joseph Biden (D-Del.) is at left. Photos by Albert L’Etoile

By Jessica Ullian
As U.S. military forces face ongoing resistance in Iraq and United Nations officials frantically seek support for the country’s first democratic election, politicians and pundits face two major questions: will the country be ready for democracy in January?

Thefacebook.com shows a different side of staff and faculty

Computer Monitor

By Jessica Ullian
In the past six months, certain members of the BU community have been able to discover that Katherine J. Kennedy, director of the Howard Thurman Center, likes cooking and decorating, that Daniel Berkowitz, the assistant director of Disability Services, enjoys fife and drum music, and that Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore is, according to one student, “hands down the coolest man alive!”

SPH prof urges better federal oversight of dietary supplements

Cindy Christiansen, an SPH associate professor of health services, advised the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on how to better evaluate the safety of some 29,000 dietary supplements available to American consumers. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By Tim Stoddard
Until recently, Cindy Christiansen considered dietary supplements marketed in health food stores, such as ginseng, kava, and ginkgo biloba, to be generally safe. Christiansen, an SPH associate professor of health services, reserved judgment on whether these products worked, but says she “would have said that dietary supplements are just like over-the-counter drugs.

Women's hockey will hit the ice as a varsity team in 2005

New women’s hockey coach Brian Durocher (SED’78), who has been associate head coach of the men’s hockey Terriers. Photo by Vernon Doucette

By Brian Fitzgerald
Women’s hockey at BU will be making one giant leap next year as the University elevates the sport to varsity status beginning with the 2005-2006 season.



The Glider: the reunion of three sisters,a life's worth of memories—and untold secrets

Laura Lee Latreille (left) and Birgit Huppuch play reunited sisters Fran and Essie, who uncover family secrets in The Glider, at BU’s Boston Playwrights’ Theatre. Photo by Albert L’Etoile

By Brian Fitzgerald
Why would a run-down old boathouse be landlocked? Perhaps because it’s actually a stage at BU’s Boston Playwrights’ Theatre.


MET's Chocolate Culture symposium draws foodies from afar

Leanne Palmer, a BU culinary arts student, and Devon Harrison experiment with the chocolate fountain at the New England Chocolate Festival. Photo by Albert L’Etoile

By Jessica Ullian
The festival, by all accounts, bordered on the hedonistic — more than a dozen vendors, including local favorites Phillips Candy House and Serenade Chocolatier, attended with plenty of samples, and chocolate experts were on hand to lead cooking demonstrations.

Autumn swell: Cool weather has created lots more elbow room for sunbathers on the BU Beach, like this student leaning up against Russell Jacques’ Counterpoint recently. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky
Autumn swell

Speed limit, 6 mph. The Terrier men’s crew team finished the Championship Eights division of the 40th Head of the Charles regatta on October 24
Speed limit, 6 mph

A student catches some early autumn rays — while catching up on his reading — at the COM fountain on Commonwealth Avenue. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky
A student catches some early autumn rays
Six-year-old Tami show off her skills on a computer donated to the Roxbury Boys and Girls Club recently by the BU Medical Center as Carla Richards, BUMC’s community relations director, looks on. Photo by Frank Curran
Computing success
Big wheels. As viewed from atop the School of Theology building, a cyclist in the early morning sun on October 26 casts a long shadow on Marsh Plaza.Photo by Kalman Zabarsky
Big Wheels

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