DNA crime scene evidence has a powerful influence on a jury. But the difficulties inherent in DNA analysis, particularly with multiple suspects and degraded samples, can lead to wrongful conviction. Crime labs need new tools to help interpret mixed and degraded DNA evidence. A team of BU forensic scientists is on the case.
Marked by a convivial exchange of ideas, goals, and values, discussions at the first two all-day retreats of the BU College of Fine Arts task force are moving toward a new vision for the college. Charged with what Lynne Allen, CFA dean ad interim, refers to as “articulating a wildly compelling vision for the future […]
When Peter Pettengill moved to the San Francisco Bay area after graduating from UMass in the late 1970s, he planned to become a librarian. But a chance encounter with a bookbindery around the corner from the café he worked at changed the trajectory of his life. He soon began working at the prominent Oakland studio […]
Alcohol was the number-one crime problem on the Charles River Campus in 2014, at least when considering the number of offenses. The University’s annual Security and Fire Safety Report counts 1,004 alcohol violations referred for disciplinary action. That’s up 43 percent from 2013’s 701 and 76 percent from 2012’s 572. Officials say the increase reflects more […]
In the fifth edition of Red Hot Hockey, the BU men’s ice hockey team is traveling to Madison Square Garden to face off against the Big Red of Cornell on November 28. The biennial event was first launched in 2007. “With such a strong alumni base in New York City, this has kind of turned […]