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
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
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
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
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.