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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.
Professor Ethan Baxter has brought over 150 Boston-area high schoolers and BU undergrads into the field to study ancient tectonic collisions, such as the one that formed the Appalachians 500 million years ago.
In research conducted by Mikaela Wapman (CAS’14) and Deborah Belle, a College of Arts & Sciences psychology professor, even young people and self-described feminists tended to display subconscious gender bias.
Building on its growing international profile and the global scope of its programs for research and education, Boston University is launching a new school, to be named for its largest benefactor and housed in the College of Arts & Sciences.
Graduate students Valerie Pasquarella and Sam Toabe are creating an exhibition at Natick's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, charting the changes there over the past three decades as suburbanites flocked to the area and invasive plant species dug in.
Departing Boston Mayor Thomas Menino will launch a new chapter in his life's journey in February: as co-director of BU's new Initiative on Cities.
Two Arts & Sciences doctoral students were recently awarded Fulbright fellowships to pursue their research in Africa. Their topics? The music of Northern Ghana, and urbanization and religious traditions in Uganda.
On October 22, TV talk show host Ellen DeGeneres invited a crowd of BU students to Marsh Plaza to win Red Sox World Series tickets and appear on her show. She got more than she bargained for.
Geologist Farouk El-Baz was able to locate vast reservoirs of water deep below the Sahara Desert in the Sudan. Then a group of BU students raised money to fund a well that would bring life-sustaining water to the region.
Professor of Psychology Michael Hasselmo discusses his ongoing research into neural “grid cells” and how they help rats and bats orient themselves in space.