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Boston University Arts & Sciences
CAS News August 16, 2012
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Chemistry Department Hosts High Schoolers
Two groups of high schoolers explored X-ray crystallography and nanotechnology with CAS Chemistry Department faculty members this spring and summer. Read more
A Prehistoric Pottery Barn
A BU lab has confirmed that a pottery find in China is the world’s oldest to date. The findings, announced in a June paper in the journal Science, come from an international research team that includes Paul Goldberg, a College of Arts & Sciences professor of archaeology, research associate Trina Arpin (GRS’04), and David Cohen, an adjunct assistant professor of archaeology. Read more
One Class, One Day: Boston’s People
Boston University students study abroad from Argentina to Singapore, they design water filtration systems in Peru, and they caravan across the country to volunteer during Alternative Spring Break. Yet some of BU’s most fascinating learning experiences can be had by following Donald Gillis to neighboring Jamaica Plain, Dorchester, or Roxbury.

Gillis teaches Boston’s People, a College of Arts & Sciences sociology course that explores the evolution of Boston’s neighborhoods over the past three centuries. The CAS lecturer in sociology says the class is meant to pop what he calls the “BU bubble,” where many BU students spend their college years. Read more
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Faculty Accolades

Alisa Bokulich
Associate Professor of Philosophy

Linda Heywood and John Thornton
Professors of African American Studies

Donna Pincus
Associate Professor of Psychology

Kevin Van Anglen
Senior Lecturer in the English Department

this month's accolades
Student Accolades

Psychology Department postgraduate researcher Joshua Rottman published, with Associate Professor Deborah Kelemen, an article in Cognition detailing how children acquire purity-based morals. Read the article

Faculty in the Arts & Sciences Writing Program have named CAS undergraduate student Zoe Strassfield as the winner of the program’s Prize Essay contest. Her paper, “A Day of Sputniks and Explorers: Martin Luther King on Science and Technology,” was selected for publication in Issue 4 of the program’s e-journal, WR, which will be published on the Writing Program website in August. The competition was exceptionally strong this year, with over 480 submissions.

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