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Women's and men's Terrier baskeball doubleheader vs. Vermont, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Saturday, February 12, at Agganis Arena

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CFA at 50: world-class in music, theater, visual arts

Painter Joel Gill (CFA’04) received a master’s degree from CFA last year and is currently an artist-in-residence at Studios on the Square Gallery in Roanoke, Va. Photo courtesy of the College of Fine Arts

By Jessica Ullian
This year the college celebrates its 50th anniversary, marking the year all the programs were consolidated into one school, with 12 months of exhibitions, concerts, and performances.

Agganis Arena to offer supervenue for Super Bowl

More than 1,500 students showed up at Nickerson Field last October to watch game 4 of the World Series on a giant screen. On Sunday, February 6, the Super Bowl will be telecast at Agganis Arena. Photo by Albert L’Étoile
By Brian Fitzgerald
There won’t be any sofas or recliners, but there will be free food, prize giveaways, and football action on not just one giant screen, but four — a 9-by-13-foot full-color LED
video screen on each face of the center-hung scoreboard.


Athenian democracy an imperfect system that led to mob rule, says classic prof

Loren Samons Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By Brian Fitzgerald
Democracy: power of the people. It’s the ideal form of government, isn’t it? Loren J. Samons says no — not the way it was practiced by Athens in the fifth and fourth centuries B.C.

Barnstorming ambassador embarks on Florida trip

Aram Chobanian chats with Elizabeth Freidinger (COM’03), of Oakland, Calif., at an alumni reception in San Francisco on January 15. Photo by Fred Sway

By David J. Craig
The former Medical Campus provost and School of Medicine dean has been bringing out the people regularly since stepping up to lead the University 15 months ago, attending major alumni functions in 15 U.S. cities, including New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas, New Orleans, and Miami.

University has launched presidential search Web site

The presidential search committee launched a Web site on January 31 that gives members of the University community and the public the opportunity to offer comments and suggestions about the search.

Basketball teams prepare for invasion from Green Mountain State

Guard Rachael Vanderwal (SED’06) has averaged 11 points a game this season. Photo by Ron Irby

By Brian Fitzgerald
Both the men’s and the women’s Terrier basketball teams will mark their debut in Agganis Arena with a doubleheader against Vermont on Saturday, February 12.


BU Books of 2004
Our annual inventory of books published by faculty and staff in 2004.


Redstone Film Festival showcases rising talent

Anna encounters a burglar in Interlude, a 10-minute film by Christopher Hlas (COM’04).

By Tim Stoddard
The festival was the brainchild of George Bluestone, a COM professor emeritus of film, and Sumner Redstone (Hon.’94), CEO of Viacom, Inc., who has sponsored the festival since its inception in 1980.


4 February 2005
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