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Boston University Arts & Sciences
New Study Abroad Program Focuses on British History
A new BU Study Abroad program is up and running in London, England this fall. Seven students are already participating in the London History & Literature Program, taking field trips to historic sites and gaining a Reader’s Pass for upper-level research at the London Library. Read More.
Psychology Professor Named United Methodist Scholar/Teacher of the Year
Each fall, a distinguished member of the BU faculty is recognized for his or her “dedication and contributions to the learning arts and to the institution” with the United Methodist Scholar/Teacher of the Year award. This year’s winner is Professor of Psychology Alice Cronin-Golomb, a pioneer in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s research. Read More.
Charlotte Funk (CAS’12) (from left), Angela Park (CAS’13), Poorva Bhade (CAS’13), and Crystal Choe (CAS’12) take core samples from trees along Bay State Road to measure tree ring width. The students in the Biology of Global Change course, taught by Assistant Professor of Biology Pam Templer, are hoping to learn how climate has affected the trees’ growth. Photo by Cydney ScottCAS Student Researchers, Advisors Win Top Prizes at UROP Symposium
CAS student researchers and their faculty advisors won three out of a total of four poster prizes in a field of about 170 contestants at this year’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Symposium. The symposium took place on October 21 at the GSU. Read more.
“Remodeling” Natural Products
The field of diversity-oriented synthesis (DOS) has been very fruitful in providing access to numerous new molecules with diverse shapes and chemical structures in order to discover candidate molecules for therapeutic use. Chemistry professors John Porco and John Snyder and post-doctoral fellow Brad Balthaser, in a paper published in the journal Nature Chemistry, present a new approach to accessing new, biorelevant structures by “remodeling” natural products. Read more.
What is the Plural of Wug?
This is a wug. Now there is another one. There are two of them. There are two ____. Two what? Wugs? Wugren? Wuglings? With this simple test and an adorable imaginary animal, Professor of Psychology Emerita Jean Berko Gleason opened up a new understanding of what would become psycholinguistics. In this case, she sought to understand how children learn to form plurals. In the following video, she administers her test during a lively presentation at the World Science Festival. Watch the video.
A New Way of Imagining the Brain
Over the past two decades, the increased ability to analyze relationships among neural structures has provided novel insights into brain function. Most network approaches, however, focus on static representations of the brain’s physical or statistical connectivity.
Research Discoveries Could Lead to New Ways to Control Deadly Diseases
Researchers at BU have made discoveries that provide the foundation of novel approaches to control insects that transmit deadly diseases such as dengue fever and malaria through their study of the Wolbachia bacteria. Their findings have been published in the current issue of Science Express. Assistant Professor of Biology Horacio Frydman is the study’s principal investigator. Read more.
Academic Enhancement Fund
Study Abroad Assistantships for Spring 2012
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Professor of English Bonnie Costello wrote a recent piece in Arts & Opinion about her experiences visiting Malaysia. Read her recent article here.
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