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Boston University Arts & Sciences
CAS News June 18, 2012
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Gridlock and Global Warming in BU’s Sights
Battling climate change and helping unknot Boston’s snarled and snarly motorists: IBM says that mix of global and on-the-street local impact is worth roughly $400,000. That’s the Smarter Cities grant that the company has given the city of Boston, which in partnership with BU is researching a first-of-its-kind plan for managing traffic while cutting carbon dioxide emissions. Read more
Grand Opening: Department of Earth & Environment
Provost Jean Morrison has formally approved the integration of the departments of Earth Sciences and Geography & Environment to become the Department of Earth & Environment beginning July 1, 2012. The department, located in the Stone Science Building, will now be one of the largest departments in CAS and a major center for teaching and research. Congratulations to all involved!
New CAS Conference Support Policy Announced
From time to time, faculty members seek support from CAS to organize conferences. Dean Sapiro recently clarified the policy and procedures on institutional support for conferences. Click here for details. CAS policies on support for travel to conferences are found here.
Two Guggenheims Will Fuel Research
CAS professors James Winn of the Department of English and James McCann of the Department of History are taking a temporary break from their normal duties to focus on a year of intensive research, with help from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Read more
Honoring the Craft of Teaching
Last month, Dean Sapiro announced the three winners of the College’s annual endowed teaching prizes, as well as a new award for excellence in teaching and mentoring students through the First-Year Experience program. The teaching award winners were: Kevin Gallagher, Associate Professor of International Relations (Gitner Award—read full citation); David Sullivan, Lecturer in Computer Science (Neu Family Award—read citation); and Greg Williams, Assistant Professor in History of Art & Architecture (Frank and Lynne Wisneski Award—read citation). James Pasto, a Lecturer in the Writing Program, won the first annual Award for Distinction in First Year Undergraduate Education (read citation).
Monsters Arrive on Cummington Street
This summer, David Larson’s students have read Karl Marx’s critique of capitalism. They studied the same topic by watching soulless zombies munch up a shopping mall. Read more about Larson’s course on how horror films reveal what we truly fear.
236 Magazine, Issue 4
The latest issue of 236, the online literary magazine of the Creative Writing Program, has just been published. 236 publishes exclusively the work of BU MFA in Creative Writing alumni, with one featured faculty contributor in each issue. To see Issue 4, click here: www.bu.edu/236magazine/
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Faculty Accolades

Sean Mullen
Assistant Professor of Biology

Andrew Reeves and Douglas Kriner
Professors of Political Science

Keith Vincent
Assistant Professor of Modern Languages & Comparative Literature

this month's accolades
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