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Scholars and policy-makers have worked for decades to understand and improve the representation women receive from national and international political organizations. Tali Mendelberg, professor of politics at Princeton University, argues that their efforts will often fall short unless they also address institutional rules that impede women's voices.
A year after its 442 million-mile journey began, the MAVEN explorer entered Mars orbit on September 19. Three CAS professors from the Center for Space Physics have been integrally involved in the project, the first mission dedicated to studying Mars’ upper atmosphere.
More than 200 attendees and speakers from around the world came together at the Metcalf Trustee Center for BU’s first conference on Sea Level Rise and the Future of Coastal Cities.
Wiebke Denecke, associate professor of Chinese, Japanese, and comparative literature, became the first BU recipient of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's prestigious New Directions Fellowship.
Mark Lewis has a vision. The new director of the Geddes Language Center wants to marry technology with teaching so that students reap the benefits of both.
A new study by Associate Professor of Biology Pamela Templer shows that milder winters can lead to deteriorating water quality and trigger widespread harmful consequences to humans and the environment.
Biology curriculum adds class on amphibians and reptiles, including a field trip to Florida that gets students up close and personal with scaly swamp-dwellers. Watch the video!
Deborah Kelemen's innovative approach introduced five-to-eight year-olds to the concept of natural selection using a story book, and the children showed remarkable comprehension.
Political Science Professor Cathie Jo Martin co-led a task force investigating the debilitating failure of Congress to find common ground on policy issues. Martin and her colleagues presented their findings to Congress in December.
The BU Center for the Humanities has expanded its research support once more—this time to doctoral students—helping the College of Arts & Sciences to continue its strong support of humanities scholarship.