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Week of 29 April 2005· Vol. VIII, No. 29

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Student’s MTV documentary reveals plight of Darfur refugees

Andrew Karlsruher (COM’08) spent seven days in March touring refugee camps in Chad and talking to refugees about their experiences. The interviews were used in an mtvU documentary that aired on April 7. Photo courtesy of Andrew Karlsruher

By Jessica Ullian
As Andrew Karlsruher’s seven-day trip to central Africa was ending in late March, he began thinking about the high and low points of the journey.

Life Science and Engineering building: “cathedral to science”

The $83 million Life Science and Engineering building at 24 Cummington St. is organized according to faculty research interest rather than departmental affiliation. Photo by Vernon Doucette

By Tim Stoddard
Rising from the former site of the Nickelodeon Theatre at 24 Cummington St., the 10-story building is the first at the University, and one of few nationwide, designed according to researchers’ interests rather than their departmental affiliations.

Medical industry tech firms take top prizes at SMG business plan competition

A nerve conduction study uses stimulating electrodes to test how well nerves conduct signals that control muscles. Photo courtesy of TeleEMG.com

By Brian Fitzgerald
TeleEMG, a company that Jabre (GSM’06) founded in 1997, will receive a $7,500 cash prize and about $6,000 in in-kind services relating to legal and business expenses in developing and marketing the Expert Neurographer...

CAS economist Kotlikoff elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Laurence Kotlikoff Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

By Tim Stoddard
Laurence Kotlikoff, a CAS professor of economics and department chairman, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, among a 2005 class of 213 new academy fellows and foreign honorary members that includes leaders in scholarship, business, the arts, and public affairs.

Vatican’s welcoming atmosphere signals hope for ecumenical dialogue, says STH invitee

Karen Westerfield Tucker and the archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, in Vatican City on April 24, shortly before the inauguration of Pope Benedict XVI.

By David J. Craig
Karen Westerfield Tucker received word on the morning of April 21 that she was among a select group of non-Catholic religious leaders from around the world invited by the Vatican to participate in the inauguration of Pope Benedict XVI.

A change of heart, a revolution in medicine

MED Professor Daniel Levy (MED’80), director of the Framingham Heart Study. Photo courtesy of Alfred A. Knopf, Publisher

By Brian Fitzgerald
Some 57 years ago, doctors began physical examinations and lifestyle interviews of more than 5,200 residents between the ages of 30 and 62 in the town of Framingham, Mass.


High-tech childbirth has marginalized natural delivery, says SPH nurse-midwife

Nurse-midwife Mary Barger, director of SPH’s Nurse-Midwifery Education Program, and Therese Fitzgerald (SSW’99) with Fitzgerald’s daughter at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Photo by Fred Sway

By Tricia Brick
Students in the School of Public Health’s undergraduate introduction to public health course are asked: do you believe that birth is a normal process that should not be interfered with unless absolutely medically necessary?


Terror alerts, the Super Bowl, and Wiffle ball — all in a day’s work for Free Press editor Gillooly

Daily Free Press editor in chief Patrick Gillooly directs an editorial meeting early this semester. Photo by Phoebe Sexton

By Kristen Hoffman (COM’05)
It’s six o’clock on a Wednesday evening and eight students are gathered in a tiny, disheveled office.

CFA Summer Institute part of rich palette of summer programs

High school juniors participating in a portfolio preparation course last year at the College of Fine Arts. Photo by Melinda Horsey

By Robert O’Neill
A few creative high school students from across the country will spend their summer break in an unusual way this year — drawing, sculpting, and painting on the banks of the Charles River, as part of a new summer program offered by the CFA school of visual arts.


CFA students explore a small-town hate crime in The Laramie Project

Emma Greer (CFA’07) (from left), Katy Rubin-Weinstein (CFA’07), Matt Peterson (CFA’05), and Greg Hildreth (CFA’05) each play several roles in The Laramie Project, the play that uses interviews and court transcripts to recount the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard. Photo by Albert B. L’Étoile

By Kristen Hoffman (COM’05)
The Laramie Project, is being staged by CFA’s school of theatre arts and opens at the Boston University Theatre on May 4.

Please note
This issue of the B.U. Bridge is the last regularly scheduled paper of the 2004–2005 academic year. Our pre-Commencement issue will be published on Thursday, May 19, with an advertising and classified ad deadline of Thursday, May 12. Our post-Commencement issue will be published on Friday, June 3; no advertisements will be accepted for the June 3 issue.


Earth-friendly. Andie Gersh (UNI’07), Andrew Rahmberg (CAS’07), and Victoria Barbato (SED’07) (from left) display a papier-mâché globe of the world as students celebrate Earth Day at a gathering at Marsh Plaza on April 22. The festivities, which included used clothing and recycling drives, were organized by the Office of Environmental Health and Safety, the Environmental Student Organization, and the Student Union’s Sustainability Committee. This year’s celebration attracted an estimated 500 people, the largest turnout at a campus Earth Day event thus far. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky
Rebecca Lavery (COM’05) (left) and April Wildermuth (COM’05) help clean up the Back Bay Fens on April 11 as part of BU-tification: Hands at Work, a local cleanup effort developed during a one-month community relations class at the College of Communication. Participating students select a site for a service project, coordinate the activities, and prepare a follow-up presentation that analyzes the results. Seventeen students participated in this year’s cleanup, which was organized in conjunction with the Boston Parks Department. Photo by Tatum Charron
Back Bay Fens cleanup

29 April 2005
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