Afghan President Hamid Karzai: let humanity be your guide
By Brian Fitzgerald
Prior to the September 11 terrorist attacks, the world had turned a blind eye to the plight of war-torn Afghanistan. With such inaction, said Afghan President Hamid Karzai at BU’s 2005 Commencement, “we violate part of our humanity.”
Hunger for this: Metcalf honorees teach with wisdom, grace, compassion
Dynamic dentist McManama wins top teacher award
By Jessica Ullian
Delving deeply into math, chemistry
By Brian Fitzgerald and Tim Stoddard
Convocation speakers share life lessons learned firsthand
By David J. Craig, Jessica Ullian, and Brian Fitzgerald
Highlights from speeches by some of the government officials, journalists, scientists, and community leaders who offered their insights to graduates at Convocation ceremonies and at the University’s Baccalaureate service on May 22.
2005 Honorary Degrees
Mercurio announces administrative restructuring, creation of operations unit
Executive Vice President Joseph Mercurio has reorganized a core portion of the University’s central administration, in part to “group functional areas with similar missions more closely together,” and to achieve “greater integration between the Charles River and Medical Campus support functions.”
Virginia’s Smyth named head swimming coach
Bill Smyth, who is credited with helping develop successful men’s and women’s swimming programs at the University of Virginia as the Cavaliers’ assistant head coach during the past eight years, has been named head coach of BU’s men’s and women’s swimming teams.
University reorganizes WBUR
Boston University recently reorganized the administration of WBUR, the National Public Radio station it owns and operates, based on the recommendations of an outside management advisory firm.
Honors and Awards
Please note: This is the final issue of the B.U. Bridge for the 2004–2005 academic year. Please stay up-to-date with BU news and events at www.bu.edu/news, and have a safe and happy summer.