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Lukas Foss conducts the BU Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 2, at the Tsai Performance Center

Week of 28 January 2005· Vol. VIII, No. 17

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BU astronomer lands $9.5M contract to measure charged particles near the moon

Astronomy Professor Harlan Spence is developing key instrumentation for NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which is scheduled to orbit the moon for about a year beginning in 2008. Artist’s rendition courtesy of NASA

By David J. Craig
NASA scientists and engineers know that spacecraft traveling to the moon in a few years will need to be outfitted with special protection against charged particles that routinely traverse the cosmos at nearly the speed of light.

Music, movie, and software file-sharing causes legal problems for students

Many students use free file-sharing services to get music for their MP3 players. The services, while popular, are illegal, and colleges and universities are trying to eliminate or reduce their use on campus. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By Jessica Ullian
Two years ago, when file-sharing was at the peak of its popularity, BU students often told Jim Stone about their belief in the right to free music.



Provost's SPRInG awards go to nine new interdisciplinary research projects

Mike McKenna, director of the Scientific Instrument Facility (right), fine-tunes an aluminum component for a mass spectrometer that Peter O’Connor, a MED research assistant professor of biochemistry, is building. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By Tim Stoddard
Now in its third year, the Special Program for Research Initiation Grants (SPRInG) is aimed specifically at assisting interdisciplinary research projects in their early stages.

School of Management ranks in Financial Times top 30

By David J. Craig
The School of Management was rated America’s 27th best business school by London’s Financial Times, which published its 2005 ranking of full-time MBA programs on January 24.


Living with Slim gives a voice to children with AIDS

Matthew K. Emsley (ENG’03) and Yan Li (ENG’07) at work in the Optical Characterization and Nanophotonics Laboratories, directed by Bennett Goldberg, a CAS and GRS physics professor and department chairman, and Selim Ünlü, an ENG electrical and computer engineering professor. Research teams overseen by Goldberg and Ünlü have received major grants from the National Science Foundation, which in November had its budget slashed by $105 million. Photo by Vernon Doucette

By Jessica Ullian
It has been called minor art, industrial art, and art of second rank. If you can use it, according to the West’s traditional distinction between fine art and decorative art, it’s the latter. That distinction, the paintings of Lise Lemeland seem to insist, ought not exist.

Three feet high and rising. Snowflakes and swirling winds were battering the Charles River Campus on January 23, when these students gathered at Alpert Mall for a cold game of football. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky.
Three feet high and rising
The morning after. On January 24, a chilly sunrise greeted the Charles River Campus, where the previous day a blizzard dumped more than two feet of snow. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky.
The morning after
Undercover. Behind layers of yarnwork, Carolina Chang (COM’06) breathed comfortably when temperaturs dipped to 22 degrees on January 18. Photo by Vernon Doucette.

28 January 2005
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