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Week of 25 February 2005· Vol. VIII, No. 21

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Rosanna Warren elected to American Academy of Arts and Letters

Rosanna Warren Photo by Vernon Doucette

By David J. Craig
Celebrated poet, critic, editor, translator, and teacher Rosanna Warren has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.



BMC surgeon pioneers heart surgery for atrial fibrillation

Richard Shemin, a MED professor of surgery and BMC chief of cardiothoracic surgery, is pioneering a new treatment for atrial fibrillation using the “ultrawand” pictured here on his desk. Photo by Frank Curran
By Tim Stoddard
David Richard’s heart has been ticking a steady rhythm since Richard Shemin, chief of cardiothoracic surgery at Boston Medical Center, performed an innovative procedure to steady his erratic heartbeat on January 12.

Peace Corps volunteers from BU: doing well by doing good

Kevin Fiori (SPH’03) (left) and Rodrigue, a member of Association Espoir Demain, which provides HIV/AIDS services in Togo. Photo by Anna Summa

By Brian Fitzgerald
At present, 63 BU students and graduates serve in the Peace Corps around the world. The University has historically had large numbers of students and recent graduates volunteering in the organization — consistently earning a spot on the list of 25 top-producing colleges and universities.

SAT's new writing section levels admissions playing field

Andre Estrada (ENG’05) tutors Boston English High School students Bereket Sirmollo (left) and Misgana Sirmollo as part of an SAT preparation course offered by BU’s Upward Bound program. Photo by Vernon Doucette

By Mark Rader and David J. Craig
Applicants’ true writing skills soon will be more readily apparent, however, as a result of a new essay section in the College Board’s SAT, according to Kelly Walter, executive director of the Office of Admissions.

D.A. Martha Coakley examines "trial by media" phenomenon

Middlesex County District Attorney Martha Coakley (LAW’79) discussed media coverage of criminal cases at the School of Law on February 17. Photo by Linda Haas

By Jessica Ullian
In her talk, Media Coverage of Criminal Cases: What Is the Responsibility of the Fourth Estate? Coakley examined various well-known cases and the effect that media coverage had on the people involved, on the outcome, and on the aftermath.

Professor's African findings show continent in agricultural turmoil

A Zimbabwean farmer holding a type of maize recently introduced to the country. Photo by James McCann

By Abigail Klingbeil
On a trip to Ethiopia in 1986, James McCann was puzzled: the country’s agricultural landscape had been transformed since he first visited as a Peace Corps volunteer in the early 1970s.

BU's financial benefits to Boston detailed in recent report

By Brian Fitzgerald
In terms of town-gown relations, BU has much more to offer Boston than just brainpower, according to a recent report. Indeed, the University generates money for the city — and lots of it.

BU Academy students travel to Manchester , N.H to participate in the national robotics competition. Photo by Vernon Doucette

BU Academy students travel to Manchester , N.H to participate in the national robotics competition.


25 February 2005
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