- Brainy, but so Artificial They will be able to learn and decide on their own and adapt to their environments. Modeled on the human brain, these "intelligent" uberrobots are in the works in BU's Neuromorphics Lab, directed by neuroscientist Massimiliano "Max" Versace.
- Hormone Hunter For nearly 20 years, anthropologist Cheryl Knott has spent her summers in the rain forests of Borneo, studying the endangered orangutans living there and the impact that a fluctuating food supply has on their fertility.
Also in this issue
Language professors discover rare Spanish and Mandinka poetry manuscripts in unlikely places.
Interdisciplinary research team models flying robots on birds, bats, and insects.
Nicole Bhatia (CAS'13) spent her summer immersed in editorial work at BU's Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies.
The luminous "skyscapes" of Roy Perkinson beckon.
Overseer Kenneth Slater's family has endowed a chair in behavioral economics, a hot research area.
Professor Alicia Borinsky's new book offers a glimpse into the struggles of Nabokov and other expatriate writers and artists.
CIA veteran Joseph Wippl suggests the nation's spies need to take a longer-term view.
Getting his start as a radio host in his student days at BU, Eric Jackson has brought his fans the sounds of jazz greats for 30 years.