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January 15th, 2014

Alumna wins international physics journalism prize

Journalism

Science journalism graduate program alumna Cynthia Graber ’00 Cynthia Graber (’00), alumna of the Graduate Program in Science Journalism at Boston University, was recently awarded the Institute of Physics Journalism Prize, a top award in the physics journalism world. In the feature, Electric Shock: Could electricity be the key to unlocking human regeneration?, the Somerville-based […]


October 30th, 2012

Starr: Dracula was the original thug

Journalism

In a recent article published by Slate Magazine, Science Journalism Prof. Douglas Starr claims today’s interpretation of Dracula is very different from the original character in Bram Stoker’s eponymous 1897 novel. As Starr writes, “He was the very model of a thug.” Starr connects the dots between Bram’s Dracula and Italian psychologist Cesare Lombroso, who […]


January 27th, 2011

Starr talks 19th Century CSI

Journalism

Douglas Starr, professor of Journalism, spoke with BU Today about the early scientific detective work that gave rise to modern day crime scene investigations. His new book, The Killer of Little Shepherds (Knopf, 2010), a nonfiction historical narrative, tells the story of the doctors who pioneered forensic science interwoven with that of a notorious serial […]


August 4th, 2010

Starr investigates origins of forensic science in new book

Journalism

This fall will see the publication of Professor Douglas Starr’s new book, The Killer of Little Shepherds (Knopf). The book, a nonfiction historical narrative, tells the story of the doctors who pioneered forensic science interwoven with that of a notorious serial killer who was apprehended and convicted with their techniques. The story takes place in […]