Tagged: Africa

Containing Ebola with Nanotechnology

September 30th, 2014 in News

BU team’s device detects virus quickly and on site.

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Battling Ebola: Heading Into the Outbreak

August 4th, 2014 in News

Dr. Nahid Bhadelia from Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory (NEIDL) will soon head straight into the heart of the Ebola outbreak that has already killed more than 800 people in western Africa, to share her expertise on infection control and care directly for Ebola patients.

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Former Prime Minister Talks about Kenya’s Challenges & Future

May 22nd, 2014 in News

The Republic of Kenya is facing numerous daunting challenges, including terrorist attacks, a tidal wave of refugees from embattled neighbors, pervasive corruption, and a capital increasingly engulfed by restive shantytowns and slums. But Raila Odinga, who has been in residence this spring at BU’s African Presidential Center, believes that with the right leadership, his nation, rich in natural resources and tourism, could be poised for stability and prosperity.

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Frederick S. Pardee Endows New Global Studies School

December 13th, 2013 in News

The new Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, named for its largest benefactor, will focus on advancing human progress and improving the human condition.

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Renegotiating Bilateral Treaties Should not Scare off Investors

November 4th, 2013 in News

Back in the early 1990s, a newly unshackled South Africa wanted to send a strong signal to financial markets that the country was not hostile to foreign capital.

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Lessons from a Hot Zone

June 27th, 2013 in News

“This is a story of hope and resilience … and of the determination of the Ugandans I have worked with. In the midst of an outbreak of one of the deadliest and most contagious viruses known to man, the health workers in Kibaale refused to run. And because I witnessed their unshakable dedication even in the darkest hours, I also refused to run.” - Nancy Brady (SPH’13)

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Language on the Brink

June 21st, 2013 in News

SED Professor, Catherine O’Conner, teaches a Linguistic Field Methods class where undergraduate and graduate students learn to properly document a language—how to describe its grammar, build a dictionary, and compile texts of its legends and myths. Some students gain experience in the field through documenting a threatened Cameroonian tongue called Medumba.

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