Thin rods and other active materials that can bend and fold on command are essential to the engineering of smart needles, soft robotic arms, and other flexible devices that can improve care in fields such as medicine, for instance. Douglas Holmes, a College of Engineering assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has received a National Science […]
Being ranked among the world’s most influential economists is an honor that BU’s Laurence Kotlikoff welcomes. And doubts. “Janet Yellen is much more influential than anybody right now,” says Kotlikoff, who clocked in at number 19 on the Economist magazine’s top-25 list. Yet the Federal Reserve chairwoman (and Kotlikoff’s former professor) was not on the list […]
Call this the year of Anton Chekhov, reimagined. Boston theater audiences were treated to a comic mashup of the great Russian playwright’s works last month with the Huntington Theatre Company’s critically lauded production of Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Now comes Uncle Jack, a modern retelling of Chekhov’s classic tragicomedy Un […]
Amidst the public discourse about the deaths of black men in violent encounters with the police, President Obama has called for funding to expand the use of body-worn video cameras to record police-public interactions. The political appeal of this initiative is easy to see: it is quick, seemingly simple to implement, and broadly understood. Given […]
The notion of stage fights conjures images of Shakespearean jousts or operatic duels, all clanking swords and fancy footwork. But today’s fight directors craft melees from playful wrestling to barroom brawls. CFA’s Angie Jepson has choreographed staged rapes and attempted rapes as well as intimate physical tussling.