arts&sciences | Fall 2010
- FeatureTrade Secrets Egyptologist Kathryn Bard unearths nautical artifacts from the ancient Red Sea trade.
- featureFickle FriendsInternational relations experts give their views on the wobbly but critical relationship between Pakistan and the U.S. and how it can improve.
- featureCool Place, Not Much Atmosphere Astronomy Professor John Clarke and his team of researchers have won a NASA bid to send a spacecraft to Mars.
- featureDefining Beauty Ethnographer and former model Ashley Mears examines the business behind the fashion runway and who determines "the look."
Also in this issue
A Physics Curveball
Passionate baseball fan and physics doctoral student Alexander Petersen (GRS'11) and his colleagues "detrend" baseball stats to reveal who really are the best players of all time.
Steve Jarvi (SED'81), the new CAS Associate Dean for Student Academic Life, previews the array of services that students will find under one roof at the East Campus Center for Student Services to be constructed on campus just outside Kenmore Square.
Stories Under Glass
Curator Clara Drummond (GRS'02, '04) sparks visitors' curiosity by taking a fresh approach in her Jane Austen show at The Morgan Library & Museum in Manhattan.
The Advocate and the Activist
Alex MacDonald (CAS'72) recalls his former faculty mentor, the late Howard Zinn, and how his professor's activist principles have profoundly influenced his law career and life.
All members of the BU community can now learn any of eight U.S. government-designated critical languages—Arabic, Chinese, Dari/Tajik, Hausa, IsiXhosa, Russian, Turkish, and Wolof—on a drop-in, informal, user-friendly basis.