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Week of 18 March 2005· Vol. VIII, No. 23

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Archaeologists discover ancient ships in Egypt

Kathryn Bard, a CAS associate professor of archaeology, recently discovered the first ancient remains of Egyptian seafaring ships. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By Tim Stoddard
Kathryn Bard had “the best Christmas ever” this past December when she discovered the well-preserved timbers and riggings of pharaonic seafaring ships inside two man-made caves on Egypt’s Red Sea coast.

WBUR named Boston News Station of the Year by Associated Press

Only a Game, the WBUR weekly sports magazine hosted by commentator Bill Littlefield, was named the Boston market’s top Sports Program by the Associated Press. Photo by Vernon Doucette

By Brian Fitzgerald
A trophy on the reception desk of WBUR-FM will soon have company: the BU-owned radio station was recently named Boston’s News Station of the Year by the Associated Press for the second consecutive year.

Career counselors: job search best launched face-to-face

Deborah Halliday, assistant director of the Office of Career Services, helps Shari Hileman (CAS’08) look for an internship. “It’s never too late” to begin looking for a job, Halliday says. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By Jessica Ullian
To make the most of the economic upswing, Halliday says the first step is to walk into a career services office and meet with a career counselor.

CAS psychologist calls for new descriptions, appreciation for therapy

David Barlow, director of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, says that insurers need to recognize the proven medical benefits of psychotherapy. “There’s a reluctance to recognize the robust effects of psychotherapy for disorders,” he says. Photo by Vernon Doucette

By Jessica Ullian
“Our current health-care system tends to mislead people into thinking that all psychotherapy is a long-term, lying-on-the-couch, examining-the-meaning-of-life sort of thing,” says Barlow. “As a result, there’s a reluctance to recognize the very strong and robust effects of psychotherapy for disorders.”

New Purchasing Services staff stresses collaboration in cost management

Richard Stack (center), Rosalind D’Amico, and Matt Mansfield are working with administrators to make the University’s purchasing systems more effective. Photo by Vernon Doucette

By Jessica Ullian
The faculty, staff, and students of Boston University are well aware of the academic resources available to them, but many don’t think about the behind-the-scenes procedures that enable research and scholarship to happen.

Wetmore, the founding father of BU swimming program, to quit after three decades of success

Reagh Wetmore, who has coached the BU men’s and women’s swim teams for 30 years, in the seating area of the new pool at the Fitness and Recreation Center. Photo by Vernon Doucette

By Brian Fitzgerald
He leaves a swimming program that under his direction has won 13 team titles and 172 individual conference titles and produced two All-Americans and three Olympians. Wetmore, who was named America East Coach of the Year four times, has been at BU long enough to remember when his athletes didn’t have a pool.

Cold light of day. Russell Jacques’ Counterpoint casts a chilly shadow on the BU Beach on March 10. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky
Cold light of day.


Rafik Hariri (Hon.’86), the former prime minister of Lebanon and a former BU trustee, was honored at a memorial service March 14 in the School of Management building, which is named for him. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky
Memorial service for Rafik Hariri (Hon. '86)


Signs of spring. Commonwealth Avenue bustles with students on the relatively mild morning of March 14, following a weekend that brought more snow and sleet. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky
Signs of spring.


18 March 2005
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