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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.
A Maya pyramid beautifully decorated with a rare polychrome-painted stucco frieze was unearthed by CAS researchers in July at the site of Holmul, a Classic Maya city in northeastern Guatemala.
A new study by CAS researchers shows that Walbachia, intracellular bacteria that infect invertebrates at pandemic levels, evolved to target their hosts' stem cells.
Commencement 2013 was a special occasion, as we wished well this year’s graduating class. The weekend included 33 separate ceremonies for CAS/GRS. Click on the link above to see the highlights!
The student-run group GWISE hosts year-round events for women graduate students in science and engineering—providing a dynamic, supportive community.
A BU computer science student "hacking" team won Second Place Overall at the Clean Web Hackathon for developing software that helps mobile device users learn environmental information about their present location.
CAS has eight new National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) fellows.
A team of BU scientists is applying “plug-and-play” technology—standardized software interfaces that allow devices to easily talk to each other—to satellite design.