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CAS News November 1, 2012
Bennett Goldberg Wins Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award
Bennett Goldberg, a professor in the CAS Physics Department, has been inspiring students and conducting cutting-edge research for decades. Now, he has been given this year’s United Methodist Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award in recognition of his commitment to both teaching and research. Read more
Mushrooming Metropolises
CAS prof warns biodiversity imperiled by global urban growth

A paper recently coauthored by Lucy Hutyra, a CAS assistant professor of earth & environment, forecasts a tripling of urban spaces worldwide by 2030. Read more
Even Scientists Look for Purpose in Nature, BU Psychologists Conclude
A team of researchers in Boston University’s Psychology Department have found that, despite years of scientific training, even professional chemists, geologists, and physicists from major universities such as Harvard, MIT, and Yale cannot escape a deep-seated belief that natural phenomena exist for a purpose. Read more
Geologist “Rocks” Lecture Tour of Europe, N. America
Ethan Baxter has spent his career studying the geological processes that affect the evolution of the Earth’s crust and the crust’s interactions with the mantle and surface. These lectures, funded by the Mineralogical Society of America (MSA), emphasize ancient Earth processes, or processes that occur over long periods of geologic time. Read more
Knuth Prize Goes to Computer Science’s Levin
Leonid Levin’s career began in the Soviet Union, where he conducted path-breaking work on computational complexity. This month, he gave the Knuth Prize Lecture to a gathering of colleagues at the Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science in New Brunswick, NJ. Read more
When the World Is Scarier Than It Should Be
CAS prof’s book: hope, advice on easing childhood anxiety

For years, as she shared wisdom gained from treating childhood anxiety disorders, colleagues urged Donna Pincus to write a book. Read more
First-Year Experience (FYE) Students Tour the Sites of Boston
Around 25 students from the CAS First-Year Experience program, which helps first-year students take advantage of all that BU and CAS have to offer, recently enjoyed a tour of Boston. See photos
Earth & Environment Launches New Minor in Sustainable Energy
Energy is central to one of the preeminent challenges facing humanity: a sustainable human existence on the planet. The minor in Sustainable Energy allows a student in any four-year undergraduate school or college to complete a coherent suite of classes that reveals the interdisciplinary nature of energy studies. Read more
BU Center for Finance, Law & Policy Invites Proposals for Research and Other Initiatives
The Center for Finance, Law & Policy was created to promote collaborative and interdisciplinary initiatives across the University by helping prospective principal investigators refine their ideas and identify potential sources of funding. The center invites CAS faculty members to consider submitting proposals. Guidelines for submission can be can be found here.
Leaves are Changing and So Are Students’ Majors: It Must Be Advising Season
Although students are just about halfway through their current slate of courses, most are well into the process of choosing their classes for Spring 2013. As a faculty member, you are well aware of this as you work to squeeze in advising appointments over the next few weeks. In an effort to assist you in your role as an academic advisor, the CAS Academic Advising Center, now located in the Center for Student Services at 100 Bay State Road, would like to make you aware of two new resources. Read more
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Lectures & Events
The Road to Washington
(Brown-bag luncheon)
Democracy and the EU: A Luncheon Discussion
Obama’s Foreign Policy:
A European View
Findings from a Breast Health Study Among Immigrant Women of Color
Can Greece and the Eurozone Live
With Each Other?
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Faculty Meetings & Deadlines
Faculty Meeting
CCD Meeting
CAS Faculty Meeting
Faculty Meetings
Faculty Accolades

H. Eugene Stanley
Professor of Physics

Plamen Ivanov
Research Associate Professor of Physics

Carrie Preston
Associate Professor of English



Vivien Schmidt
Professor of International Relations

Paul Trunfio
Senior Research Scientist, Center for Polymer Studies

Peter Yeager
Associate Professor of Sociology

this month's accolades
Student Accolades

Two Computer Science graduate students, Nir Bitansky and Omer Paneth, accepted the prestigious Machtey (Best Student Paper) Award at the IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science this month.

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