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Contemporary Vernacular, an exhibition of works using found and anonymous photos, at the Photographic Research Center through January 25

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Two paths of foreign study: both bright spots at BU

Despite unrest, student interest in overseas programs is expanding

Students from BU’s Sydney Internship Program celebrating Australia Day in January 2003. The program is among more than 40 offered in 18 countries.

By Jessica Ullian
Boston University’s leadership in study-abroad programs among American universities has a lengthy history — William Fairfield Warren, the school’s first president, reportedly set up exchange programs in Athens and Rome near the end of the 19th century.

University remains a top choice among international students

Members of the Filipino Student Association performing a traditional dance at The World Is One, a cultural event that took place last March. There are more than 40 cultural and international clubs affiliated with the Student Activities Office. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By Jessica Ullian
International students attending college in the United States face an increasingly long — and increasingly exhaustive — list of federal regulations and guidelines.

LAW prof to Supreme Court: federal government, butt out of medical marijuana

Randy Barnett, Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Law. Photo by Mark Ostow

By Tim Stoddard
It was a trial run for an important trial. Randy Barnett last week stood before a panel of “justices” inside a replica of the U.S. Supreme Court.


Director of Global Health Initiative sees BU in world leadership role

BU’s efforts in global health run the gamut; they include the SPH Master’s International Program, which allows students to earn up to five credits during 27 months of service in the Peace Corps. Kevin Fiori (SPH’03) (left), stationed in Kara, Togo, talks with members of the Association Espoir Pour Demain (Hope for Tomorrow), which provides comprehensive HIV/AIDS services at the community level. Photo by Anna Summa

By Brian Fitzgerald
Gerald Keusch’s reputation as a leader in global health preceded his arrival at BU last year. In fact, his work in the field goes back almost four decades.

BU regarded as third most reputable organization in the state, survey finds

Boston University enjoys one of the finest reputations of any business organization in the commonwealth, according to a recent survey of Massachusetts executives.


Artists who found out that found is in

Detail of Untitled, Rachel Hellmann (CFA’05), oil on canvas, 2004.

By Brian Fitzgerald
A collage of “found” objects such as newspapers and ticket stubs? “One person’s trash may be another person’s art,” a skeptic might say, “but I’m certainly not going to look at it.”

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.

Hit the court. The new four-court basketball facility in the Fitness and Recreation Center, which opens this spring, is designed also for volleyball and badminton competition. It features a one-eighth-mile running track suspended near its ceiling. A worker from Kenvo Floor Company, of Exeter, R.I., lays down the hardwood surface on November 16. Photo by Vernon Doucette
Hit the court.
Celebrating a 50-year career. Otto Lerbinger (right) retired this summer as a COM professor of mass communication, advertising, and public relations, after teaching at the college for half a century. An expert in corporate affairs and communication theory, Lerbinger was the University’s longest serving faculty member. BU alumni, faculty, friends, and students gathered at SMG to celebrate his retirement on November 5. COM announced that it had raised $35,000 to establish the Otto Lerbinger Public Relations Research Fund, which will offer financial support to the school’s graduate students, faculty, and alumni. Commemorating Lerbinger’s immigration to the United States from Germany as a young boy, COM Professor Emeritus Norman Moyes (left) presents Lerbinger with a photo he took this fall of the Statue of Liberty. Photo by Frank Curran
Celebrating a 50-year career.

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19 November 2004
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