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Boston University Arts & Sciences
CAS News January 23, 2013
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This image was taken with the Large Monolithic Imager (LMI) on Lowell Observatory’s 4.3-meter Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT), with which BU is affiliated.
Welcome Back to Campus
As classes start up again this week, we look forward to another busy, exciting semester. Here’s to learning, discovery, and community. Welcome back to all faculty and staff!
What to Do About the Flu at CAS
To ensure that we maintain our teaching mission, help minimize the spread of illness, and work flexibly and fairly with affected students during this influenza epidemic, we ask that all instructors and departments prepare for the eventuality of large numbers of absences by students, faculty, and staff by developing course-specific plans to implement the following guidelines. Read more
Center for Humanities Announces 2013/14 Fellows
The Boston University Center for the Humanities recently announced the winners of its 2013/14 Faculty Fellowships. Read more
Mega-Array Reveals Birthplace of Giant Stars
Professor of Astronomy James Jackson and his collaborators were recently able to get some of the very first science-quality data from the new ALMA telescope in Chile. ALMA is a truly ground-breaking telescope for those working at long wavelengths. Their work is featured in the December 18 issue of Nature. Read More
Discovering Alien Worlds
Professor of Astronomy Andrew West discusses his class in the new student-produced CAS video series, CAS Presents. Alien Worlds explores the possibility of life on other planets. Watch Video.
Computing Resources for Researchers
Attention researchers: the Scientific Computing & Visualization (SCV) group within Information Services & Technology at BU provides specialized computing and communication resources in support of computational science and engineering, scientific visualization, computer graphics, and other disciplines that require high-performance computing or complex visualization. Read more
News from American & New England Studies
As of January 1, AMNESP has a new director: Nina Silber, Professor of History. Professor Silber specializes in the era of the U.S. Civil War and the afterlife of the Civil War in American culture. Read more
IMAGER Rocket Studies Nearby Galaxy
The Interstellar Medium Absorption Gradient Experiment Rocket (IMAGER) launched on November 21 from White Sands, New Mexico. IMAGER is studying the nearby spiral galaxy M101. This study will directly impact our understanding of the nature of dust and our ability to accurately account for the effects of dust on observations at all redshifts. CAS researchers Ewan Douglas and Meredith Danowski are part of the project team. View launch video
Arts & Sciences Media Team Recognized for Excellence
The communications and media team at Boston University and the College of Arts & Sciences received a broad range of awards for 2012 from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Read more
Brain: It’s What’s for Dessert
Food competition a fun tool to teach neuropsychology
Alice Cronin-Golomb knows a lot about the human brain. Her research into vision problems resulting from neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s has improved thousands of lives. A dedicated professor, she has also found a highly creative and playful way to inspire her students to unlock the mysteries of the brain. Read More
CAS Faculty Members to Address AAAS Meeting
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has chosen Assistant Professor of Anthropology Jeremy DeSilva and Professor of Psychology Howard Eichenbaum to speak at symposiums during the association’s annual meeting, to be held in Boston on February 14–18. Read More
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Lectures & Events
23
JAN
Big Data at BU & Beyond
An internal networking event and educational forum
6
FEB
Machiavelli’s The Prince After 500 Years
29
JAN
Religion at the Smithsonian
12
FEB
50th Anniversary of The Feminine Mystique—Discoveries Lecture Series
30
JAN
The Arab Spring and the Arts
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Faculty Meetings & Deadlines
28
JAN
CCD Meeting
13
FEB
CAS Faculty Meeting
18
Feb
President’s Day
20
Feb
Monday schedule of classes to make up for President’s Day
20
Feb
Natural Sciences CCD
Humanities CCD
25
Feb
Faculty Annual Reports, External Activity Reports Due
27
Feb
Social Sciences CCD
Faculty Meetings
Faculty Accolades

Gail Carpenter
Professor of Cognitive & Neural Systems
and Mathematics

Robert Chodat
Associate Professor of English

Kevin Gallagher
Associate Professor of International Relations

Mark Greenman
Physics Teacher-in-Residence

Mark Grinstaff
Professor of Chemistry

Gene Jarrett
Professor and Chair of English

Ramesh Jasti
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Bill Saturno
Assistant Professor of Archaeology

this month's accolades
Keep us in the loop
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