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Week of 15 April 2005· Vol. VIII, No. 27

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COM students sweep three categories at journalism awards

By Jessica Ullian
COM’s long-standing tradition of success at the SPJ Awards was upheld on Saturday, April 9, when the awards for Region 1, which includes New England, New York, and parts of Pennsylvania, were handed out.

Brain breakthrough: researchers begin to crack the memory code

In a technical coup, Joe Tsien, a MED professor of pharmacology and an ENG professor of biomedical engineering, has cracked the code that mouse brains use to remember startling events. Photo by Tom Kates

By Tim Stoddard
With a team of MED neuroscientists, Tsien, a MED professor of pharmacology and director of the Center for Systems Neurobiology, is shedding light on how the brain forms memories of extraordinary physical experiences such as roller coaster rides, earthquakes, and car accidents.

Ambassador Dennis Ross: now is the time to make peace in the Middle East

Dennis Ross, former U.S. ambassador to Israel, said that preserving the cease-fire is the first step in ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Photo by Frank Curran

By Brian Fitzgerald
Ross, who played a leading role in shaping U.S. involvement in the Middle East peace process in the George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations, inaugurated the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies Yitzhak Rabin Lecture series...

Sports Institute to examine how sports and society interact — for better and worse

Frank Shorr, director of the Sports Institute at BU, and Amy Baltzell (SED’96,’99), an SED clinical assistant professor. Baltzell, a member of the 1992 U.S. Olympic rowing team, will teach the course Sports and Society. Photo by Vernon Doucette

By Brian Fitzgerald
Are sports in the United States a reflection of an increasingly violent society? The Sports Institute at BU will address this question and other issues, including the win-at-all-costs mentality — manifesting itself in baseball’s steroids scandal — in its new course Sports and Society.

Music and movie industries to file suit against BU students

The Recording Industry Association of America announced on April 13 that it will file lawsuits against 405 students across the country, including up to 25 at BU, for allegedly sharing music files over the Internet illegally.


Diverse styles and skills meet in Opera Institute’s La Finta Giardiniera

Nicole Ameduri (CFA’05), as the disguised gardener Sandrina, and Josh Kohl (CFA’05), as her former lover Count Belfiore, rehearse Mozart’s comic opera La Finta Giardiniera at the Opera Institute. The opera has two casts, allowing more students to sing principal roles; Jessica Tarnish (CFA’06) and Darren Anderson (CFA’05) rehearse the same roles in the background. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By Brian Fitzgerald
La Finta Giardiniera, which opens at the Boston University Theatre on April 21... incorporates a variety of seemingly disparate themes and styles, making it an important bridge between comedic opera buffa and dramatic opera seria.

Wilde pair. Presumably it was the intoxicating midafternoon sun, and not Dorian Gray’s quest for eternal youth and beauty, that caused this student to close her eyes on the BU Beach recently. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky
Wilde pair.

Neglected no longer. Eminent American and British scholars, including (from left) James Griffin, of Oxford University, Roger Kimball, editor of The New Criterion, and Alan Ryan, of Oxford University, participated in an April 8 to 10 Editorial Institute conference devoted to the life and work of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, a 19th-century English judge, essayist, and social commentator. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky
Neglected no longer.


One-of-a-kind experience. Tours of the Boston University Experience, a recruitment and promotional facility beneath Morse Auditorium that literally surrounds viewers with the sounds and images of BU, now are available to all faculty and staff. Tours feature a 25-minute multimedia presentation covering the University’s history, academics, and plans for the future and stressing three descriptors: “daring,” “intellectual,” and “diverse.” Go to www.bu.edu/experience-room/signup to find out viewing times and to schedule a tour. For groups of 10 or more, call 617-353-4017. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky
One-of-a-kind experience.


15 April 2005
Boston University
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