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Boston University Arts & Sciences
Making Sense of China’s Investments in Latin America
Never letting data get in the way of a good story, pundits and policymakers alike have clamored that Chinese development banks are engaged in "low-ball" finance that is out-competing Western finance in Latin America. Read the full article in Investors Chronicle by Associate Professor of International Relations Kevin Gallagher.Sustainable Living Lab Gets Shot in the Arm
IBM Corporation is providing a $31,000 grant—as well as technical, consulting, and other support, such as IBM’s Intelligent Building Management software—for BU's Sustainable Neighborhood Living Laboratory (SNLL). The SNLL is a University-wide collaboration, involving a number of CAS professors, to help urban centers solve pressing environmental challenges. Learn more about the SNLL.
Egypt Watcher Confident Democracy Will Prevail
Farouk El-Baz, director of the Center for Remote Sensing, spoke with WBUR's "Here & Now" about Egypt's future. Read the full article and listen to the interview.
Pondering What’s Way, Way Out There
CAS astronomer uses Voyager probe to look beyond
our solar system Excitement Builds Around New Architectural Studies, Architectural History Majors
Over the past three years, a committee of faculty who teach courses on architectural history developed a proposal for changes to the art history curriculum. These included the renaming of the department as the Department of History of Art & Architecture and the creation of new concentrations/tracks. With these changes in place, a new era in the study of art and design has begun at CAS. Read more.
Lynton Award Nominations Due April 27
Lectures and Events
“American Grace: How Religion Divides
and Unites Us”
Lecture by Robert D. Putnam of Harvard University
6–8 p.m., Barristers Hall, BU School of Law
A Time to Stir: documentary on a 1968 student uprising at Columbia University
Presented by the International History Institute (firstname.lastname@example.org)
6:30–8:30 p.m., 775 Comm. Ave., CAS 224
“BU's Road to Washington:
An Election Year Series”
Post-Super Tuesday election year conversation with Doug Kiner, Assistant Professor of Political Science and expert on American politics and military policymaking; Virginia Sapiro, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and expert in gender politics, political psychology, and political behavior and public opinion; and Tammy Vigil, Associate Dean of the College of Communication and expert in political communication and media effects. The conversation will be moderated by Tobe Berkovitz, Associate Professor of Advertising and professional media consultant and strategist.
12:30-1:30 p.m., George Sherman Union Conference Auditorium
775 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor
“The Raw and the Rotten: Perversions of
Consumption in Antiquity”
Graduate student conference supported by the Boston University Center for the Humanities and the Department of Classical Studies
9 a.m.–4 p.m., Barristers Hall, BU School of Law
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Assistant Professor of Mathematics & Statistics Margaret Beck (Math), Assistant Professor of Physics Tulika Bose (Physics), and Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences Robinson Fulweiler (Ocean Sciences) have been awarded Sloan Research Fellowships for 2012 by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Read more.
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