Chemistry major among country’s top 50 undergrad researchers
By Brian Fitzgerald
Sarah Chobot’s research into two proteins, thioredoxin and thioredoxin reductase, has shed light on how they fight the damage that free radicals and other compounds inflict on cells.
Dean Wilma Peebles-Wilkins steps down, having reshaped SSW’s research mission
Wilma Peebles-Wilkins appreciates the value of a practice-oriented education. As a young social worker in Cleveland, Ohio, in the 1960s, her casework with autistic children and families added a critical dimension to her textbook learning.
University Lecture to explore the monarchy and Macbeth
By Jessica Ullian
The abiding fame of Macbeth, Shakespeare’s celebrated play about the corrupt general who hatches a deadly plot to ascend to the throne of Scotland, is rooted in a complex brew of history and witchery, according to CAS English Professor William Carroll.
Howard Thurman Center will dedicate new facility, honor BU civil rights figure
By Brian Fitzgerald
With lots of space, light, and windows, including a large serpentine-shaped glass wall inside, the new home of the Howard Thurman Center provides visitors with a feeling of openness.
African statesmen: Western media should look at continent’s bright side
By Tim Stoddard
Sir Ketumile Masire, former president of Botswana and BU’s current Balfour African President-in-Residence, called upon the Western media to be more fair and balanced in coverage of Africa at an April 13 press conference at SMG concluding the African Presidential Roundtable 2005.
MED researcher identifies genes linked to lung cancer susceptibility
It’s a startling statistic: some 170,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with lung cancer each year, and within five years of diagnosis, 85 percent of them are dead.
Journalism department blasts government ‘news’ videos
David J. Craig
They resemble real television news investigations of such issues as Medicare reform, the war in Iraq, and airport security. In fact, they’re propaganda films produced by U.S. government agencies and narrated by public relations professionals sounding like journalists.