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Ellalou Dimmock Honors Voice Recital at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16, at the CFA Concert Hall

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Aram Chobanian reflects on first year at the helm and on the University's future

Aram Chobanian Photo by Fred Sway

By Brian Fitzgerald
When Aram Chobanian was named president ad interim by the Board of Trustees last fall, his first mission was to steer the University through a leadership crisis.


Ted Koppel to vist BU, receive journalism award for lifetime achievement

Ted Koppel, a 40-year veteran at ABC News and longtime anchor of Nightline, has won COMís first annual Hugo Shong Lifetime Journalism Achievement Award. Photo courtesy of ABC News

By Tim Stoddard
Despite his rough introduction to TV, Koppel has gone on to become one of the most distinguished television news personalities in the past 25 years. “He is internationally recognized and respected, has a lifetime unblemished record, and is greatly respected by all of his peers,” says John Schulz, dean of COM.

GRS architectural historian helps in fight to preserve historic Haverhill stadium

Haverhill Stadium

By Brian Fitzgerald
No, Orwig (GRS’01,’06) isn’t trying to save Fenway Park. He hopes to preserve a baseball and football stadium 31 miles north of Boston by getting it included on the National Register of Historic Places.

Father-daughter team brings brazil's feminist movement to BU

CAS Associate Professor Jeffrey Rubin and his daughter, Emma Sokoloff-Rubin, plan to create a high-school curriculum based on their research about the Brazilian feminist movement. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By Jessica Ullian
On a research trip to Brazil in 2001, Jeffrey W. Rubin, a CAS history associate professor, discovered a colleague who helped him find the personal stories behind the social trends, understand the human side of a political movement, and operate a digital video camera — his teenaged daughter, Emma Sokoloff-Rubin.


CFA concert at Symphony Hall to present Estes, honor Daverio

L. P. Hollander Co. Christmas photograph, c. 1930, anonymous, American. Gelatin silver print.

By Jessica Ullian
Throughout his career, renowned opera singer Simon Estes has often used the music of Richard Wagner as a means of introduction.



Boston University Books of 2004

If you were the author, coauthor, editor, or coeditor of a book published in 2004, the B.U. Bridge would like to include it in the annual list of books by faculty and staff, which will be published early next year.

Please fill out the form at www.bu.edu/bridge/books by December 17. Because of the large volume of responses, we ask that forms include all information requested. Please use a separate form for each submission.

Direct questions to dcraig@bu.edu.

Brainstorm. A group of alumni and parents gathered at The Castle on October 28 to hear prominent BU professors discuss the future of liberal arts education. Hosted by Arts and Sciences Dean Jeffrey Henderson, William Goodwin Aurelio Professor of Greek Language and Literature and general editor of the Loeb Classical Library, the forum consisted of (from left) Sheldon Glashow, Nobel laureate in physics, UNI professor, and Arthur G. B. Metcalf Professor of Physics, Henderson, Christopher Ricks, esteemed literary critic, William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities, and University of Oxford Professor of Poetry, and Glenn Loury, a UNI professor and CAS professor of economics. They described their work as researchers and teachers, fielded questions from audience members, and discussed the importance of a liberal arts education in developing such essential intellectual attributes as numeracy and cultural literacy. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

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12 November 2004
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