Category: BU In the Community

Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Boston University President Dr. Robert A. Brown Dedicate New BU Fitness & Wellness Center at BCYF Blackstone

February 21st, 2013 in 2013, BU In the Community, News Releases 0 comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 19, 2013

CONTACT: Tom Testa, 617-959-3887 or ttesta@bu.edu

Sandy Holden, 617-635-4920 x 2213 or sandy.holden@cityofboston.gov

(Boston)Boston University (BU) and the City of Boston today officially marked the grand opening of the Boston University Fitness & Wellness Center at the BCYF Blackstone Community Center with a dedication ceremony held in the South End.

“This new Fitness & Wellness Center once again demonstrates how Boston University is a committed partner in the battle against childhood obesity,” Mayor Thomas M. Menino said. “Boston University is more than a great school, it’s also a great neighbor.”

Established by BU, in conjunction with Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), the new center will house a unique fitness and wellness program developed to help combat teenage obesity in the City of Boston.  The program supports Boston Moves for Health, the public health initiative launched by Mayor Thomas M. Menino to increase access to free and low-cost physical activities and healthy living resources.

“We are proud to be part of the Mayor’s efforts to combat obesity and promote wellness in our community,” said Dr. Robert A. Brown.  “This new state-of-the-art center will provide important resources for neighborhood residents who want to become more physically activity and to adopt a healthier diet. This also will be a place where volunteering BU students can gain valuable field-work experience in an urban environment while enhancing the well-being of people in our community.”

The center will provide access to quality fitness training, nutrition counseling, and wellness programming for children, youths, and families in at-risk communities.  Under the direction and guidance of experts from BU’s Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences and BU’s Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Social Work, and with input from BU’s Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (PERD) and the Boston Public Health Commission, this initiative will provide youths and families with the skills needed to make physical exercise and healthy choices an enduring part of their lifestyles.

Housed in a renovated section of the BCYF Blackstone Community Center, the South End location was chosen for its potential to maximize outreach to at-risk youths and families, as well as for its proximity to additional health resources available in the region.  The design and demolition of the space, previously unused locker rooms and storage space, was overseen by BU.  Boston University also supplied all the equipment for the center.  The City of Boston’s BCYF, Boston Public Schools and the Capital Construction Division of the Property Management Department, provided electrical and HVAC services, and telecommunications wiring.

The facility is staffed and supervised by members of BU’s Department of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (PERD).  These BU staff members will help train BCYF staff on fitness assessments and self-tracking of personal fitness levels, as well as the proper use of fitness equipment.  The equipment used at the center includes personal training space and a mix of up to 25 state-of-the art exercise machines—from treadmills and ellipticals to exercise bikes – and weights.  Additional wellness programming will be introduced at a later date and will be staffed by BU.

The program, which will be a 36-hour per week commitment, is open to BCYF Blackstone Community Center members and youth 14 and up.  In addition, all BCYF Blackstone members will be able to use the center during operating hours.

In addition to the BU Fitness & Wellness program, the new public health initiative will include 100 summer camp scholarships for area youth.  These scholarships, provided by the University annually over the next five years, will be distributed by BCYF staff to local youth. Held at BU, these camps will focus on skills training in basketball, hockey, wrestling, softball, lacrosse, and rowing.

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research.  With more than 33,000 students, it is the fourth-largest independent university in the United States.  BU consists of 16 schools and colleges, along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes integral to the University’s research and teaching mission.  In 2012, BU joined the Association of American Universities (AAU), a consortium of 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada.

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Boston University Awards Full-Tuition Medeiros Scholarships to 12 Archdiocesan High School Graduates

June 1st, 2012 in BU In the Community, News Releases, Student News, University Affairs 0 comments

Contact: Stacy Roberts, 617/358-1688, stacyr@bu.edu

(Boston) — Boston University (BU) awarded twelve students among the graduating seniors of the parochial high schools in the Archdiocese of Boston four-year, full-tuition scholarships through the Cardinal Medeiros Scholarship Program at a May 22 ceremony at BU’s George Sherman Union.

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley and Provost Jean Morrison presented the students with their scholarships, cumulatively valued at over $2 million. Medeiros Scholars are chosen for their academic achievements, demonstrated leadership skills and contributions to their schools and communities. The scholars were selected by a two-person committee composed of representatives from BU Admissions and the Archdiocese of Boston.

By the time these students graduate, the university will have enrolled a total of 374 scholars since the program’s inception in 1986, representing a contribution of over $40 million from Boston University to the Greater Boston area and the students of the Archdiocese.

The Medeiros Scholars are:*
• Michelle Abou-Raad, Central Catholic High School
• Sarah Blackwell, Academy of Notre Dame
• Brenton Bockus, St. John’s Prep
• Jennifer Collins, Bishop Fenwick
• Ryan Gelly, Boston College High School
• Christopher Laffey, Arlington Catholic High School
• James Lynch, Xaverian Brothers High School
• Thomas V. McTigue IV, Boston College High School
• Varsha Muralidhar, Academy of Notre Dame
• Alexander O’Donovan, Malden Catholic High School
• Joseph O’Keefe, Malden Catholic High School
• Luke Walsh, Xaverian Brothers High School

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized private research university with more than 33,000 students participating in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. BU consists of 16 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school’s research and teaching mission.

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Milford student educating moms and moms-to-be

July 22nd, 2011 in BU In the Community, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Health & Medicine, News Releases, Student News 0 comments

Contact: Jackie Rubin, 617/638-4892 | jackier@bu.edu

(Boston)–Neelam Shah, a second-year dental student at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) and Milford native, wants women to know how important oral health is during and after pregnancy. To correct the myths that Shah says many women believe to be fact, Shah will help integrate the OB/GYN and Dental Departments at the South End Community Health Center (SECHC) in Boston so that the mothers and soon-to-be-mothers attending the Center have more access to oral health information and treatment.

“I hoped to educate pregnant women and their children on the importance of oral health, reverse the misconception that dental care during pregnancy is unsafe, and encourage mothers to seek treatment for periodontal disease and dental caries for themselves and their children,” Shah said.

Shah received funding for the project from the Paul Ambrose Scholars Program. The Scholarship introduces health professions students to influential public health professionals and prepares students to be leaders in addressing health challenges. The Scholarship pays for students to attend a three-day leadership symposium and conduct a funded community-based health education project, in this case Shah’s integration project at the SECHC.

Shah attended a symposium in Washington, DC, where she learned about health policy, project planning, and healthcare finance and delivery from leaders in the political and academic fields, including Surgeon General Regina Benjamin.

“I was truly inspired and shocked at the impact that a few people can have on their local community when they pull together for a common cause,” Shah says. She sees this project as a jumping off point for her involvement in public health.

GSDM Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter said of Shah, “Being selected for the Paul Ambrose Scholarship Program is a wonderful opportunity. We, as a School, are very proud of Neelam and will continue to provide her with whatever support is needed for her to complete this outstanding project.”

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About Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine:

The Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine will be the premier academic dental institution promoting excellence in dental education, research, oral health care, and community service to improve the overall health of the global population.

We will provide outstanding service to a diverse group of students, patients, faculty, staff, alumni, and healthcare professionals within our facilities, our community, and the world.

We will shape the future of the profession through scholarship, creating and disseminating new knowledge, developing and using innovative technologies and educational methodologies, and by promoting critical thinking and lifelong learning.

We will do so in an ethical, supportive environment, consistent with our core values of respect, truth, responsibility, fairness, compassion; and our operational values of excellence, service and effective communication in synergy with the strategic plan of Boston University.

We will support this mission using responsible financial policies and philanthropy.


Boston University Names Avrum Spira its Innovator of the Year

July 19th, 2011 in BU In the Community, News Releases, School of Medicine 0 comments

Contact: Richard Taffe, 617-353-4626 | rtaffe@bu.edu

(Boston) – Boston University School of Medicine Associate Prof. Avrum Spira has won the university’s 2011 Innovator of the Year award which recognizes a BU faculty member whose cutting-edge research and ideas lead to the formation of companies that benefit society at large.

Spira’s research on lung cancer, Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD), and the effects of smoking on airway epithelial cell-gene expression sparked development of a technology that allows for a non-invasive method for the early detection of lung-cancer. With this technology, Spira and BU colleague Dr. Jerome Brody founded Allegro Diagnostics of Maynard, Mass.

BU Provost and Chief Academic Officer Jean Morrison presented this year’s Innovator of the Year award at Tech, Drugs and Rock & Roll — BU’s annual networking event for individuals involved in Technology Transfer in the Boston area.

“Professor Spira is an entrepreneurial scientist, whose practical approach to science has led to the formation of Allegro Diagnostics, a startup company intent on producing beneficial molecular diagnostics for detecting lung cancer,” said Morrison. “His accomplishments in the past year include 14 peer-reviewed papers published, one invention disclosure, two patent filings, over $3.5 million in NIH funding and $8.9 million invested in Allegro Diagnostics.”

In addition to being an Associate Professor of Medicine, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Spira attends in the Boston University Medical Center’s Medical Intensive Care Unit and he is Chief of the Division of Computational Biomedicine. He also directs the Translational Bioinformatics core within BU’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

A native of Montreal, Spira earned his medical degree from McGill University and did his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto. He completed a pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship and received a master’s degree in bioinformatics from the BU College of Engineering.

The Boston University Innovator of the Year award highlights translational research at BU by recognizing an entrepreneurial faculty member and the potential for commercialization and/or wider adoption of their inventions. It also encourages faculty to become entrepreneurial while promoting role models who can inspire graduate students to pursue entrepreneurial careers.

“It was a difficult decision to choose Avi as the Innovator of Year as it was strong year for successful BU faculty spinoffs,” said BU Office of Technology Development Managing Director Vinit Nijhawan.

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized private research university with more than 30,000 students participating in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. As Boston University’s largest academic division, the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences is the heart of the BU experience with a global reach that enhances the University’s reputation for teaching and research.

Boston City Council Recognizes Smart Smiles for Treating 4000 Kids and Counting

July 15th, 2011 in BU In the Community, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Health & Medicine, News Releases 0 comments

Contact: Jackie Rubin, 617/638-4892 | jackier@bu.edu

Contacts:
Jackie Rubin
Assistant Director of
Publications & Media Relations
Boston University Henry M. Goldman
School of Dental Medicine
617-638-4892, jackier@bu.edu

Andrea Grossman
Public Relations Specialist
Health Sciences Campus
Tufts University
617-636-3728, andrea.grossman@tufts.edu

(Boston) – Highlighting the need for oral health care for Boston’s children, Boston City Council has signed an official resolution, offered by Councilor Rob Consalvo, in recognition of Smart Smiles for providing an estimated $400,000 in free dental care.

Smart Smiles is a preventive dentistry program offering comprehensive dental services—screenings, sealants, fluoride, X-rays, cleanings, fillings, education, referrals, and follow-up—by dentists and hygienists to Boston children in the best place to find them: public elementary schools. It is a partnership among Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM), Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM), and Commonwealth Mobile Oral Health Services (CMOHS).

“Every day children in Massachusetts go to school with painful tooth aches,” says Dr. Michelle Henshaw, GSDM assistant dean for community partnerships and extramural affairs. “By eliminating barriers to dental care, Smart Smiles is able to provide the treatment the children need so they can concentrate in school. Once treatment is completed, Smart Smiles’ ongoing preventive services help to keep the children’s teeth healthy.”

The Council recognized Smart Smiles’ “outstanding work & future commitment to providing free dental care and education to over 4000 children in the Boston Public Schools.”

Smart Smiles came to Boston’s second- and third-grade classrooms in 2004 after a survey revealed that only 36 percent of third graders had a dental sealant, a thin coating placed over teeth to prevent cavities. The program has since expanded to offer new services to more students at nearly every public elementary school in the city.

To find out if Smart Smiles is visiting your child’s school this year, call the GSDM Division of Community Health Programs at 617-638-6383 and ask for Smart Smiles.

About Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine:

The Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine will be the premier academic dental institution promoting excellence in dental education, research, oral health care, and community service to improve the overall health of the global population.

We will provide outstanding service to a diverse group of students, patients, faculty, staff, alumni, and healthcare professionals within our facilities, our community, and the world.

We will shape the future of the profession through scholarship, creating and disseminating new knowledge, developing and using innovative technologies and educational methodologies, and by promoting critical thinking and lifelong learning.

We will do so in an ethical, supportive environment, consistent with our core values of respect, truth, responsibility, fairness, compassion; and our operational values of excellence, service and effective communication in synergy with the strategic plan of Boston University.

We will support this mission using responsible financial policies and philanthropy.

About Tufts University School of Dental Medicine:

Founded in 1868, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) is committed to leadership in education, patient care, research and community service. Students obtain an interdisciplinary education, integrated with medicine, with access to training in dental specialties. Clinics managed at TUSDM provide quality comprehensive care to more than 18,000 diverse individuals annually, including those requiring special needs. Nationally and internationally, the School promotes health and educational programs and researches new procedures, materials and technologies to improve oral health.

BOSTON UNIVERSITY AWARDS OVER $2.6 MILLION IN FULL SCHOLARSHIPS AS MATCHLESS PROGRAM PASSES $135M MARK

June 22nd, 2011 in BU In the Community, News Releases 0 comments

Contact: Richard Taffe, 617-353-4626 | rtaffe@bu.edu

(Boston) — The Boston University Boston High School Scholarship Program, the nation’s oldest and largest scholarship program for urban public high school students, has presented 16 recent graduates of Boston public high schools a total of more than $2.6 million worth of four-year, full-tuition scholarships. The program has awarded more than $135 million in scholarships to 1,775 students since being created in 1973 by then President John Silber.

Boston University President Robert Brown was joined by Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino at ceremonies Tuesday night (6/21/09) honoring the 2011 class of new scholars who shared an “upward bound” weekend in New Hampshire before spending this week on the BU campus in an orientation program that includes lectures, labs, and receiving housing assignments.

Also recognized were 45 incoming freshman earning Boston High Community Service Awards, which offers any Boston public high school graduate who earns BU admission a guarantee to cover their full demonstrated financial need through grants, scholarships, or other forms of financial assistance without needing to take out loans.

“The scholarships we offer to graduates of Boston’s public high schools reflect Boston University’s enduring commitment to the City,” said Brown. “Through research and education we contribute to the vitality of the city and we also depend on the vitality of the city. We are delighted to host so many of Boston’s most promising students.”

Boston High Scholars are nominated by their school’s headmasters or guidance counselors and chosen by a three-member committee of representatives from the Mayor’s office, the university’s Office of Admissions, and the Boston public school system.

As part of Boston University’s nearly $3 billion annual economic impact in the region, the Boston High School Scholarship Program is a continuing investment in the educational future of the City of Boston and its young people. BU also offers annual special scholarship programs for Boston City employees, Boston teachers, graduates of Bunker Hill College and Roxbury Community College, graduates of nearby Brookline and Chelsea high schools, graduates of local Catholic Archdiocesan schools, and children of Boston and Brookline firefighters killed in the line of duty.

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research. With more than 30,000 students, it is the fourth largest independent university in the United States. BU contains 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school’s research and teaching mission.

Boston University Awards Full-Tuition Medeiros Scholarships to 12 Archdiocesan High School Graduates

May 25th, 2011 in BU In the Community, News Releases 0 comments

Contact: Lauren Davalla, 617-358-1688 | davalla@bu.edu

(Boston) — Boston University (BU) awarded twelve students from the graduating seniors of the parochial high schools in the Archdiocese of Boston four-year, full-tuition scholarships through the Cardinal Medeiros Scholarship Program at a May 16 ceremony at BU’s George Sherman Union.

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley and Boston University Vice President of Enrollment and Student Affairs, Dr. Laurie Pohl, presented the students with their scholarships, cumulatively valued at over $1.5 million. Medeiros Scholars are chosen for their academic achievements, demonstrated leadership skills and contributions to their schools and communities. The scholars were selected by a three-person committee composed of representatives from the BU President’s Office, BU’s Office of Admissions and the Archdiocese of Boston.

By the time these students graduate, the university will have enrolled a total of 362 scholars since the program’s inception in 1986, representing a contribution of over $35 million from Boston University to the Greater Boston area and the students of the Archdiocese.

The Medeiros Scholars are:*
• Sean Ahern, Arlington Catholic
• Brendan Bowdridge, Pope John XXII
• Danielle Conneely, Archbishop Williams
• Jaclyn Fulton, Austin Preparatory School
• Kelly Gauthier, Bishop Fenwick
• Sean Gunning, Xaverian Brothers
• Dennis Marquis, Archbishop Williams
• Nicole Ouellette, Presentation of Mary Academy
• Claire Pozniak, Notre Dame Academy
• Kasthuri Sivalogan, Newton County Day School of the Sacred Heart
• Lindsay Smith, Mount Saint Joseph Academy
• Matthew Talbot, Xaverian Brothers

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized private research university with more than 30,000 students participating in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. BU consists of 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school’s research and teaching mission.

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Boston/Brookline Dentist Serving on MA Dental Society Board

May 19th, 2011 in BU In the Community, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Health & Medicine, News Releases 0 comments

Contact: Jackie Rubin, 617/638-4892 | jackier@bu.edu

(Boston) – Dr. Margaret Errante, Brookline resident and director of the Boston University Dental Health Center at 930 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, is now a Guest Board Member on the Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS).

Dr. Errante will offer input on issues affecting the MDS and organized dentistry in this role. The Guest Board Member program began in 2006 to provide a more representative governing body.

Dr. Errante has more than 30 years of experience in the dental field and more than 18 years of experience as a principal in a multi-location group practice. She received her DDS from University of the Pacific in San Francisco and an associates in applied sciences from the University of New York, Farmingdale. She is a registered dental hygienist.

Dr. Errante completed the MDS Leadership Institute, which trains dentists to lead in organized dentistry, the community, and in practice, in 2010. In addition to the MDS, Dr. Errante is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, TKO Honor Fraternity, Pankey Alumni Association, and the University of the Pacific Alumni Association. She has received the Peabody Award for her clinical excellence in dental hygiene and received an award from the International College of Dentists for her clinical excellence in dentistry.

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Mission of Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine:

The Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine will be the premier academic dental institution promoting excellence in dental education, research, oral health care, and community service to improve the overall health of the global population.

We will provide outstanding service to a diverse group of students, patients, faculty, staff, alumni, and healthcare professionals within our facilities, our community, and the world.

We will shape the future of the profession through scholarship, creating and disseminating new knowledge, developing and using innovative technologies and educational methodologies, and by promoting critical thinking and lifelong learning.

We will do so in an ethical, supportive environment, consistent with our core values of respect, truth, responsibility, fairness, compassion; and our operational values of excellence, service and effective communication in synergy with the strategic plan of Boston University.

We will support this mission using responsible financial policies and philanthropy.

Dr. Margaret Errante
Dr. Margaret Errante

Boston University Professor to Toss First Pitch Against Yankees

April 8th, 2011 in BU In the Community, Entertainment, Metropolitan College, News Releases 0 comments

Contact: Lauren Davalla, 617-358-1688 | davalla@bu.edu

(Boston) – Boston University Metropolitan College (MET) part-time faculty member Bruce Berman was named “Most Valuable Teacher” by JetBlue Airways and will throw out the first pitch at Fenway Park on Saturday, April 9, 2011, as the Boston Red Sox take on the New York Yankees.

Through his MET course “Politics, Public Relations, and Public Policy: The Boston Harbor Clean-Up,” Berman has introduced hundreds of Boston University students to the ecology, politics, conservation, business, and history of Boston Harbor. He is one of the region’s foremost experts on the restoration as well as the flora and fauna of the Harbor area. Berman also teaches management and business communications in the Department of Administrative Sciences.

Berman is also communication director and spokesman for the non-profit group Save the Harbor / Bay, where he extends his role as an educator as the lead architect of free youth environmental education programs that have connected 50,000 youth and teens to Boston Harbor and the Boston Harbor Islands since 2002.

He and his wife, Save the Harbor / Bay’s President Patricia Foley, are avid Red Sox fans and live for most of the year on their boat “Verandah” at Constitution Marina on Boston Harbor.

“Actually, it is quite an honor – and a big responsibility” said Berman, 55, who watches nearly every Red Sox game but acknowledges that he hasn’t played much baseball since 1971. “I have much more experience casting for big striped bass on Boston Harbor than I do pitching at Fenway Park. But I have been practicing since I got the news last week, and promise to try to do my best for my team.”

“Maybe they will play ‘Love That Cleaner Water,’” quipped Berman, who has been the spokesman for Save the Harbor/Bay for 20 years.

About Metropolitan College and Boston University
As one of the 17 degree-granting bodies that comprise Boston University, Metropolitan College (MET) offers part-time, full-time and international students a remarkable range of choices for study to enrich their lives and advance their careers. MET offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, diploma and certificate programs. For more information about Metropolitan College visit www.bu.edu/met.

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized private research university with more than 30,000 students participating in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. BU consists of 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school’s research and teaching mission.

Celebrated Actor Leonard Nimoy to Speak at Boston University

March 30th, 2011 in Arts, BU In the Community, Entertainment, News Releases 0 comments

Contact: Lauren Davalla, 617-358-1688 | davalla@bu.edu

(Boston) – The Friends of the Libraries at Boston University will host an evening with actor Leonard Nimoy, best known for playing Spock on the science fiction series Star Trek. A Boston native, Nimoy will lecture on his long career in Hollywood where he was nominated for three Emmy Awards for acting, has directorial credits on numerous feature films, became a successful recording artist and authored several volumes of poetry and two autobiographies: I Am Not Spock (1977) and I Am Spock (1995). Nimoy is also an accomplished photographer and the recipient of a Master’s Degree in Education, an Honorary Master of Fine Arts and four Honorary Doctorates.

Event Details
Event:
The Friends Speaker Series Featuring Leonard Nimoy
Hosts: The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center
Date: Monday, May 9, 2011
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Tsai Performance Center (685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston)
Admission: $25 admission, free to members of the Friends of the Libraries and the BU Community
Contact: RSVP to 617-353-3697
For more information, please call 617-353-3696 or visit http://www.bu.edu/archives

Leonard Nimoy began his career with small roles in obscure films and series in the early 1950’s. After years of starring in Star Trek and directing films, Nimoy performed on stage in Camelot, The Man in the Glass Booth, Twelfth Night, Oliver and a record-setting tour in Fiddler on the Roof. Nimoy toured thirty five cities in Vincent, a one-man play he also produced and directed. Vincent was filmed at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and broadcasted on the A&E Network. Another hit was in the title role of Sherlock Holmes in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s National Tour. On Broadway, Nimoy has starred in Equus and Full Circle. Nimoy has long been interested in photography, and studied at UCLA with Robert Heineken in the early 1970s. Nimoy’s black and white art photography is represented in several galleries nationwide and is installed in numerous museums and private collections in the US and abroad. His photographic essay on the subject of the feminine presence of God is in publication under the title Shekhina. His second photography publication is titled The Full Body Project and is a commentary on the subject of female body image in American culture.

The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University seeks to capture and document history by collecting the manuscripts from individuals who play significant roles in the fields of journalism, poetry, literature and criticism, dance, music, theater, film, television, and political and religious movements. The Center strives to preserve the documents and make them readily available to researchers while administering all legal copyrights and restrictions. The Center also presents extensive exhibitions, seminars and tours for students, parents, alumni, various visiting groups and members of the public. For more information, visit www.bu.edu/archives.