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Boston University Arts & Sciences
Introducing the Class of 2016
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to gain admission to BU, as the students accepted to the Class of 2016 make clear. This year, a record-breaking 43,979 students applied for 3,900 spots, and the University offered admission to only 45.5 percent, the lowest percentage in BU’s history. Read more
Physics Launches Scholarship and Research Program on Graphene
The BU Physics Department, in collaboration with the Graphene Research Centre of the National University of Singapore (NUS), will launch a collaborative exchange for theoretical and experimental research on the most promising nanomaterial of our time: graphene. Read more
Dellheim Named Kilachand Professor
Professor Charles Dellheim, former chair of the History Department and current director of the Kilachand Honors College, has been named as BU’s Arvind and Chandan Nandlal Kilachand Professor. In the announcement of the appointment, BU Provost Jean Morrison commended Dellheim for the “exceptional leadership, heightened standards, and serious scholarship” he has brought to the University.
BU Helps City of Boston Track Pollution, Vehicle Usage
As part of an IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grant, BU researchers will help the Boston Transportation Department to spot traffic problems faster, allowing the city to spend more time fixing problems and less time looking for them. Researchers will also help Boston see how its bike, parking, and traffic management policies are impacting vehicle usage in the city. Read more
NECN Interviews Gallagher on Obama’s Selection for World Bank Chief
NECN interviewed CAS Associate Professor of International Relations Kevin Gallagher about President Obama’s recent appointment of Dartmouth President Jim Yong Kim as World Bank head.
Conference on Liberty and Security in a Time of Global Re-ordering
On March 5 and 6, 2012, International Relations and Political Science faculty took part in an international conference on human security at BU. The focus was on human rights and security issues and the ways in which rights are seen as a legitimate part of the security discourse. Read more
Food and the City Conference a Success
For two days, scholars from the U.S. and Europe met to explore the relationship between food and cities, a topic of increasing interest for historians, geographers, anthropologists, and urban planners. The CAS History Department co-sponsored the event along with the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future and other partners. Read more.
The New CAS Website is Here!
New Dean’s Executive Assistant
Lectures and Events
Mapping Rubens' Emulations of Titian:
A Project in the Digital Humanities
5:10-7 p.m., CAS 303A More Info
Politics, Religion, and Violence: The Maccabean Wars
5-7 p.m., BU School of Law, Barristers Hall
Two Lectures by Yale Professor Miguel Maduro
Presented by Center for the Study of Europe
The Euro’s Crisis in Democracy: Luncheon Discussion
12:30 - 2 p.m., Eilts Room, 154 Bay State Rd.
The Promises of Constitutional Pluralism
2:30 - 4 p.m., Barristers Hall, BU Law School, 765 Comm. Ave.
RSVP by April 9: firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-358-3915
“The Outsourced Self: Intimate Life in
Lecture by Arlie Russell Hochschild, Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley
5 p.m., Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary’s Street,
9th Floor, Colloquium Room
Reception to follow.
The System Film Screening and Director Talk with Marc Bauder and Dorte Franke
6-9 p.m., SED, 2 Silber Way, Room 130
Reception to follow
What We Talk About When We Talk About Food
Darra Goldstein, Professor of Russian, William College
7-8:30 p.m., Barristers Hall, Law School
Sponsored by the Core Curriculum and the NEH Distinguished Teaching Professorship
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Assistant Professor of History Brooke Blower has won the Chinard Prize of the Society for French Historical Studies. The prize, awarded for Blower’s 2011 book, Becoming Americans in Paris, recognizes the best book published on the history of France and the Americas, covering any time period.
Robert Kozma (CAS’10) has been named a recipient of a 2011 Andree Award by Pi Mu Epsilon for his research paper “Julia sets converging to the fixed basilica.” He carried out this research while an undergraduate here at CAS, under the supervision of Professor Bob Devaney. The awards are given annually to authors of undergraduate-written papers that have been judged by the officers and councilors of Pi Mu Epsilon to be the best that have appeared in the Pi Mu Epsilon Journal in the past year.
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