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On March 29, CAS held its inaugural BRAIN Day. Forty undergraduate volunteers demonstrated different aspects of neuroscience to 100 Boston-area students, grades 1-12, to increase public support and awareness of brain research.
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!
A conference on the Women's Liberation Movement of the 1970s, held at CAS March 27-29, brought together leading thinkers and activists to discuss lessons learned during that revolutionary time and issues facing women today.
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.