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Week of 18 February 2005· Vol. VIII, No. 20

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Cancer expert Karen Antman appointed Medica Campus provost, MED dean

New Medical Campus Provost and MED Dean Karen H. Antman

By David J. Craig
Karen H. Antman, a prominent oncologist who is recognized internationally as an expert on breast cancer and other malignancies, has been named provost of the Medical Campus and dean of the School of Medicine.


Former Trustee Hariri killed in Beirut

Rafik B. Hariri (Hon.’86) served on the Board of Trustees from 1990 to 2003. Photo by BU Photo Services
By Jessica Ullian
Rafik B. al-Hariri (Hon.’86), a former prime minister of Lebanon and former Boston University trustee, was killed on Monday, February 14, in a car bomb explosion in Beirut.


Terriers Celebrate 26th Beanpot after overtime dogfight with Huskies

The hockey Terriers celebrate their 3-2 overtime victory over Northeastern in the Beanpot championship game at the FleetCenter February 14. Holding the trophy is captain Brian McConnell (MET’05), who scored one of the game’s goals. Photo by Vernon Doucette

By Brian Fitzgerald
Ice hockey may be the “fastest game on earth,” but when a player has a scoring bid on a nearly empty net — especially in overtime in the Beanpot tournament final — time seems to grind to a stop.

Delta Dental underwrites SDM's program toincrease number of minority dentists

SDM’s Ana Karina Mascarenhas (right) and Michelle Henshaw proposed the Delta Scholars Program, which will recruit dental students to practice in low-income communities. Photo by Vernon Doucette

By Jessica Ullian
The Delta Scholars Program, launched this year with a $4 million endowment from Delta Dental, will help place dentists in low-income communities by recruiting qualified minority and inner-city applicants to SDM, and offering partial scholarships to offset the expensive cost of a dental education.

WBUR's On Point: three years, 40 stations — and growing

On Point host Tom Ashbrook, Photo by Vernon Doucette

By Tim Stoddard
On Point is a hybrid talk show and newsmagazine featuring news debriefs from reporters in the field, in-depth conversations with newsmakers, thinkers, and callers, and personal reactions to news in the form of speech excerpts and radio-diaries recorded by listeners.

Proust's newest translator speaks on triumphs and tribulations of her work

Lydia Davis discussed her new translation of Proust’s Swann’s Way on February 11. The process, she said, led her to some intriguing discoveries in etymology. Photo by Vernon Doucette

By Jessica Ullian
Translating the work from French into English is a monumental task, said writer Lydia Davis, who published the most recent translation of the first volume, Swann’s Way, in 2003.



A soldier, a wife, a war: CFA presents The Rape of Lucrecia

Elizabeth Peele (CFA’05) (center) a student in the CFA school of music’s master’s program in voice, rehearses a scene from The Rape of Lucretia with BU Opera Institute students Randall Ball and Courtnay Symonds. Photo by Vernon Doucette

By David J. Craig
Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, with its verbose, highfalutin libretto by Ronald Duncan and minimal orchestration, is one tough sing.


18 February 2005
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