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Boston University Arts & Sciences
CAS News July 2, 2012
MacArthur Grant Supports New Model of Ecosystem Dynamics
The MacArthur Foundation recently approved a $500,000 grant to a group of BU researchers to “support improving the scientific understanding of water and fisheries resource use in the Tonle Sap region” of Cambodia. Lead PI Les Kaufman, a CAS professor of biology, sees the grant enhancing the growing study of Coupled Human and Natural Systems (CHANS) at BU. Read more
BU Launches Major Research Collaboration in Singapore
In April, BU and the National University of Singapore (NUS) launched a research collaboration to probe the properties and potential uses of graphene. According to researchers in the CAS Physics Department, graphene can revolutionize everything from touch screens to medical imaging devices to electrical circuits. Read more
Remembering Norman Lichtin
Norman N. Lichtin, longtime member of the faculty of Boston University’s Department of Chemistry and its fifth chair, passed away on April 30, 2012, at age 89. In this tribute, Professor Scott Mohr remembers his colleague and friend. Read more
Smarter Cities Project Bearing Fruit
Last month, BU researchers and IBM engineers helped the City of Boston launch a prototype software application that will help the city improve traffic congestion. The app unifies previously hard-to-find and disparate data from city computers, video cameras across the city, street sensors, and databases to show a real-time picture of Boston’s traffic. Read the Globe article
Assessing Egypt’s New Regime
Center for Remote Sensing Director Farouk El-Baz sees Morsi’s victory as a boon for democracy. Read more
The Musical Economist
Everyone knows Robert Margo, the economist. Introducing Robert Margo, the classical lute and mandolin player: Read more
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Lectures & Events
Independence Day (University closed)
Summer Community for Faculty: Dean’s Summer Casuals
Baseball: An Interdisciplinary Summer Institute
Faculty Accolades

Louis Ferleger
Professor of History

Evimaria Terzi
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

this month's accolades
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