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The men's hockey Terriers take on Northeastern University in the Beanpot Championship, 8 p.m., Monday February 14, at the FleetCenter

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ENG launches consortium to develop sensor networks

Yannis Paschalidis, an ENG associate professor of manufacturing engineering (right), and Linda Grosser, associate director of the ENG Center for Information and Systems Engineering, have launched a new consortium for businesses and academics pursuing sensor network technology. Photo by Vernon Doucette

By Tim Stoddard
Students and faculty in Yannis Paschalidis’ ENG laboratory readily swap ideas about designing sensor networks, but until recently, the cross-pollination has been strictly intramural.

Iraqi professor cautiously optimistic following election

Shakir Mustafa, a CAS assistant professor of Arabic, says that the high turnout for the elections in Iraq gives him hope that his home country can rebuild. Photo by Albert L’Étoile
By Jessica Ullian
“The way that the Iraqis came out and voted, in defiance of terrible odds, that demonstrates to me that the Iraqis will do something to save the country,” he says. “There is a will to oppose terrorism.”


Growing a rain forest in the heart of the city: Douglas Zook discusses the Darwin Project

The Darwin Project will be built on four acres in the footprint of the old elevated Central Artery, between Summer Street and the Moakley Bridge. Photo courtesy of Boston Planning Institute

By Brian Fitzgerald
A cascading waterfall feeds a stream that meanders through a lush rain forest...Yes, this scene will be taking place in downtown Boston, albeit some years away.

2004 Nobel Laureate offers new theories on mass and matter

MIT Professor and Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek (left) lectured at the Metcalf Science Center on February 1. The audience included Lawrence Sulak, CAS physics chairman (right), and Sheldon Glashow, the Arthur G. B. Metcalf Professor of Physics and a 1979 Nobel laureate. Photo by Vernon Doucette

By Jessica Ullian
A hundred years after the discovery of the theory of relativity, Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek is reworking Einstein’s famous equation describing the relationship between mass and energy.

CGS students killed on railroad tracks

An MBTA commuter train traveling inbound from Worcester on the wide swath of tracks west of Case Gymnasium struck and killed two BU students at approximately one a.m. on Wednesday, February 9.

COM's Kornchuck takes first prize at sold-out Redstone

A capacity crowd packed the Tsai Performance Center to watch seven short films produced by BU undergraduate and graduate filmmakers at the 25th annual Redstone Film Festival February 8.


Boston Ballet artistic director Nissinen to discuss future of Dance

Mikko Nissinen

By Brian Fitzgerald
Mikko Nissinen, the dance legend widely credited with helping the Boston Ballet Company leap to new heights during his four years as artistic director, will discuss the future of ballet and his vision for the company at the Tsai Performance Center on February 23.

John Laliberte (SHA’06) scores the tying goal against Boston College in the first round of the Beanpot tournament on February 7. BU went on to defeat top-ranked BC, 2-1, avenging an overtime loss to the Eagles by the same score in last year’s final. The Terriers will go for their 26th Beanpot title on Monday, February 14, at 8 p.m. at the FleetCenter against Northeastern. The game will be televised on NESN and broadcast on WTTT-1150 AM. AP Photo/Elise Amendola
Nearly 3,000 fans in Agganis Arena watched the New England Patriots win their third Super Bowl in four years by defeating the Philadelphia Eagles, 24-21. Spectators also enjoyed free skating and a postgame concert by De La Soul. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky
The Super Bowl in the Agganis Arena

11 February 2005
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