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CAS News October 17, 2012
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Alumni Weekend 2012
CAS goes all-out to welcome alumni and friends
CAS alumni were very well represented at the major University-wide events held throughout Alumni Weekend, including the Black Tie Gala—held Friday night for the University’s largest donors—and Saturday night’s Celebration of BU extravaganza at Agganis Arena. The weekend was also an opportunity for the CAS Leadership Advisory Board to meet up at the new Center for Student Services for a guided tour, followed by a discussion of career and leadership preparation with Associate Dean Steve Jarvi and Kimberly Delgizzo, Director of the Center for Career Development.

Contributing to the festivities of Alumni Weekend 2012, a number of CAS departments offered special programs and presentations for returning alumni and friends. Read more
New Study Predicts Rapid Urban Expansion
A brief window of opportunity exists to shape the development of cities globally before a boom in infrastructure construction transforms urban land cover, according to CAS Assistant Professor of Earth & Environment Lucy Hutyra. Read more
BU Shares $1.6M High-Performance Computing Infrastructure Grant
The grant will fund the purchase of a hybrid computing cluster that will combine high-performance computing CPU power with GPU accelerators. Read more
Walls of Lunar Crater May Hold Patchy Ice
As much as 5 to 10 percent of material in a permanently shadowed lunar crater could be patchy ice, according to the team of researchers led by Bradley Thomson at Boston University’s Center for Remote Sensing. Read more
BU Students Design Satellite for National Competition
A team of about 20 BU students are designing a small satellite called BUSAT, the Boston University Satellite for Applications and Student Training. It is part of a competition sponsored by the U.S. Air Force known as the University Nanosat Program (UNP). Read more
What a Shark’s Nose Knows
Sharks are the tabloid fodder of the animal kingdom. They dominate headlines, face overblown or fabricated claims, and inspire titillating biopics. In his 20 years communing with sharks at laboratories in Boston and Woods Hole, Jelle Atema, a College of Arts & Sciences professor of biology and an adjunct scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, has found much to respect about the creatures, and not so much to fear. Read more
The Penguin Pal
In this video, Nicole Gosselin (CAS’14) works closely with penguins as part of an internship at the New England Aquarium. Watch the video
more news
Lectures & Events
18
Oct
The Road to Washington
(Brown-bag luncheon)
30
Oct
The Road to Washington
(Evening program)
25
Oct
In-Your-Face Politics: Television
and the Intensification of
Political Emotions
view calendar
Faculty Meetings & Deadlines
17
Oct
CAS Faculty Meeting
31
Oct
Special Faculty Meeting: Presentation and Discussion of Kilachand Honors College
7
Nov
Faculty Meeting
5
Dec
CCD Meeting
19
Dec
CAS Faculty Meeting
Faculty Meetings
Faculty Accolades

Marcia Barbosa
Visiting Scholar, Physics

Brooke Blower
Assistant Professor of History

Linda Heywood and John Thornton
Professors of African American Studies

Jim Iffland
Professor of Romance Studies

James Johnson
Associate Professor of History

Leonid Levin
Professor of Computer Science

Bob Margo
Professor of Economics

Ashley Mears
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Bill Saturno
Assistant Professor of Archaeology

Eugene Stanley
Professor of Physics

Evimaria Terzi
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

this month's accolades
Keep us in the loop
Let us know about news or upcoming events. Announcements about upcoming events, new faculty book publications, and news items can also be submitted online. If you prefer, you can send news items to cascom@bu.edu, or call Patrick Farrell at 617-358-1185. Events geared toward students should be submitted to the Student Programs Office.

For all matters regarding your alumni, please contact Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Caitlan Nee at 617-358-6275.

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