Category: Education

Boston University Professor Recognized for Dissertation Work

May 25th, 2010 in BU In the Community, Education, News Releases, School of Education 0 comments

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

(Boston) – Boston University School of Education (SED) Assistant Professor Scott Seider was recently named the recipient of the 2010 Kuhmerker Dissertation Award. The Association for Moral Education (AME) awards the honor annually for exceptional doctorial dissertations that pertain to moral education, development or understanding. Awardees are recognized for work that presents or develops on these concepts of moral behavior.

“The university and the School of Education are immensely proud of Professor Seider’s research and work here at the university,” SED Dean Hardin Coleman said. “This award is truly a testament to Scott’s excellent work and dedication to his field of study.”

Seider was awarded for his dissertation “Literature, Justice, & Resistance: Engaging Adolescents from Privileged Groups in Social Action.” His work focuses on the effects of a social justice education course on participating high school students by measuring the civic development of adolescents and young adults. He serves on the editorial board of, and is a contributing editor for, The Journal of Adolescent Research. Seider will be presented the award in November at the AME’s annual conference in St. Louis, Missouri. His forthcoming book, Shelter: Where Harvard Meets the Homeless, will be released in September 2010.

Established in 1918, Boston University’s School of Education serves a diverse student body of 400 undergraduate and 600 graduate students, 112 of whom are pursuing doctoral degrees. It has 52 full-time faculty, numerous adjunct faculty, and 40 staff members. In addition to a significant focus on preparing education professionals, the school is regarded highly for programs in the fields of literacy, mathematics education, deaf studies, international educational development, special education and science education. It is further distinguished by its productive partnerships with local school districts, most notably with Chelsea and Boston.

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.

Boston University School of Visual Arts MFA Student Exhibitions 2010

April 7th, 2010 in Arts, College of Fine Arts, Education, News Releases, Student News 0 comments

Contact: Ellen Carr, 617-353-8783 | emcarr@bu.edu
Contact: Jean Connaughton, 617-353-7293 | jeanconn@bu.edu

(Boston, MA) – The Boston University College of Fine Arts announces its 2010 graduate student exhibitions, presenting the work of students receiving their Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degrees from the School of Visual Arts this spring. On April 16, the MFA Graphic Design exhibition will open at BUAG at the Stone Gallery, the MFA Painting and Sculpture exhibition will open at the 808 Gallery, and the MFA Art Education exhibition will open at Gallery 5. All exhibit spaces are within easy walking distance of each other and visitors are invited to take a self-guided gallery tour. Opening receptions for the exhibitions, which are free and open to the public, will be held on Friday, April 16, 6:00-8:00pm.

The Boston University School of Visual Arts at the College of Fine Arts is a community of artists within a great university and in a city that offers diversity within a vibrant arts culture. Founded in 1954 as a professional training school at Boston University, the school offers an intensive program of studio training combined with liberal arts studies leading to the Bachelor’s of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees. The first-rate teaching and mentoring of its regular faculty is supplemented by a vibrant program of visiting artists, guest lecture series, and exhibitions. The School offers introductory and advanced classes in painting, sculpture, graphic design, art education, ceramics, photography, glassblowing, and printmaking. A solid background in art history, contemporary critical analysis, and liberal arts complements the studio arts courses.

The intensive program in graphic design leading to the MFA degree is a conceptually based course of study and consists of regular critiques by a faculty of practicing professionals and professional training in advanced design technology. Students are encouraged to explore new ideas, maintain and promote the highest design standards, and keep themselves abreast of contemporary developments in the graphic design field.

Each student in the MFA painting program concentrates on developing a personal artistic vision. Student work is enriched through contact with the ideas and experiences of a distinguished painting faculty, visiting artists, and fellow students. Students acquire and practice new painting techniques and explore ideas and images by generating paintings, drawings, and prints, all of which are part of this exhibition.

Students in the studio teaching and art education programs concentrate on developing methods that teach children and adolescents to think visually and create art with personal meaning. The exhibition consists of the work students have done in extensive studio art classes.

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. The Boston University College of Fine Arts was created in 1954 to bring together the School of Music, the School of Theatre, and the School of Visual Arts. The University’s vision was to create a community of artists in a conservatory-style school offering professional training in the arts to both undergraduate and graduate students, complemented by a liberal arts curriculum for undergraduate students. Since those early days, education at the College of Fine Arts has begun on the BU campus and extended into the city of Boston, a center of rich cultural, artistic and intellectual activity.

BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS: 2010 STUDENT EXHIBITIONS

MFA Exhibitions
Friday, April 16 – Sunday, May 2
Opening Receptions: Friday, April 16, 6:00-8:00pm

MFA Painting & Sculpture Exhibition
808 Gallery

MFA Graphic Design Exhibition
BUAG at the Stone Gallery

MFA Art Education Exhibition
Gallery 5

BFA Exhibitions
Friday, May 7 – Sunday, May 16
Opening Receptions: Friday, May 7, 6:00-8:00pm

BFA Painting & Sculpture Exhibition
BUAG at the Stone Gallery, Commonwealth Gallery, Room 102, and Gallery 5

BFA Graphic Design Exhibition
Sherman Gallery

Admission to the exhibitions and all related events are free and open to the public.

VENUE INFORMATION

Art Galleries at Boston University:
617.353.3371
www.bu.edu/cfa/visual-arts
Gallery Hours: Tue-Fri, 11am-5pm; Sat-Sun, 1-5pm

808 Gallery: 808 Commonwealth Ave.

BUAG at the Stone Gallery: 855 Commonwealth Ave., 1st floor

Commonwealth Gallery: 855 Commonwealth Ave., 1st floor

Gallery 5: 855 Commonwealth Ave., 5th floor

Room 102: 855 Commonwealth Ave., 1st floor

Sherman Gallery: 775 Commonwealth Ave., 2nd floor

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Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series: Kerry James Marshall

March 26th, 2010 in Arts, College of Fine Arts, Education, Entertainment, Humanities/Social Science, News Releases 0 comments

Contact: Ellen Carr, 617-353-8783 | emcarr@bu.edu
Contact: Jean Connaughton, 617-353-7293 | jeanconn@bu.edu

Boston, MA – The Boston University School of Visual Arts at the College of Fine Arts is pleased to present sculptor and artist Kerry James Marshall as the final visiting artist in the fourth season of the Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series on Thursday, April 8, at 6:30pm in Morse Auditorium at Boston University. The lecture series offers students the opportunity to work in both lecture and studio settings with artists who offer diverse and multicultural perspectives. The lecture is free and open to the public.

School of Visual Arts Director Lynne Allen explains, “Based on a broad range of art-historical references, many which connect to his African American upbringing, Marshall’s work explores contemporary pop culture and is rooted in the geography of his upbringing.” Marshall himself has said ‘You can’t be born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1955 and grow up in South Central (Los Angeles) near the Black Panthers headquarters, and not feel like you’ve got some kind of social responsibility.’” Allen continues, “Marshall’s personal road as an artist makes him a valuable resource for aspiring visual artists here at BU.” In addition to this public lecture, Marshall will also participate in critiques of undergraduate and graduate work during his brief residency at the BU School of Visual Arts.

Renowned artist Kerry James Marshall draws upon aspects of African-American popular culture in his paintings, sculptures and installations, reflecting the social and political context of his upbringing in such geographic hotbeds of the Civil Rights Movement as Birmingham, Alabama and South Central Los Angeles, California. Marshall received a BFA from the Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles in 1978 and an honorary doctorate from the Institute in 1999. Marshall has exhibited his work internationally and is included in many permanent collections throughout the world. In 1997, Marshall was the recipient of the prestigious MacArthur genius grant.

PRESS RELEASE AT A GLANCE

Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series: Kerry James Marshall
Thursday, April 8, 6:30pm

Morse Auditorium at Boston University
602 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
T Green Line, B train, Blandford Street stop

Lecture is free and open to the public. Call 617.353.3371 for more information.

INSTITUTIONAL BIOGRAPHIES

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. The Boston University College of Fine Arts was created in 1954 to bring together the School of Music, the School of Theatre, and the School of Visual Arts. The University’s vision was to create a community of artists in a conservatory-style school offering professional training in the arts to both undergraduate and graduate students, complemented by a liberal arts curriculum for undergraduate students. Since those early days, education at the College of Fine Arts has begun on the BU campus and extended into the city of Boston, a center of rich cultural, artistic and intellectual activity.

The Boston University School of Visual Arts at the College of Fine Arts is a community of artists within a great university and in a city that offers diversity within a vibrant arts culture. Founded in 1954 as a professional training school at Boston University, the school offers an intensive program of studio training combined with liberal arts studies leading to the Bachelor’s of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees. The first-rate teaching and mentoring of its regular faculty is supplemented by a vibrant program of visiting artists, guest lecture series, and exhibitions. The School offers introductory and advanced classes in painting, sculpture, graphic design, art education, ceramics, photography, glassblowing, and printmaking. A solid background in art history, contemporary critical analysis, and liberal arts complements the studio arts courses.

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Jean Connaughton at 617-353-7293 or jeanconn@bu.edu
Ellen Carr at 617-353-8783 or emcarr@bu.edu

Dr. George Huang appointed as the Herbert Schilder Chair in Endodontics and Director of the Postdoctoral Program in Endodontics at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine

July 1st, 2009 in Education, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, News Releases 0 comments

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

(Boston) – Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter announced today that Dr. George Huang has accepted an appointment as the Herbert Schilder Chair in Endodontics and Director of the Postdoctoral Program in Endodontics at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM). Dr. Huang will assume his duties on September 1, 2009.

Dr. Huang holds a DDS from Taipei Medical College and a Certificate in Endodontics, a Master of Science in Dentistry, and a Doctor of Science in Oral Biology, all from GSDM. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.

Dr. Huang has extensive experience teaching in both clinical and didactic settings. Since beginning his academic career Dr. Huang has held faculty positions at Boston University, the University of California (San Diego and Los Angeles), the University of Maryland, Kaohsiung Medical University, and most recently Columbia University, where he is currently an Associate Professor and the Director of the Division of Endodontics.

In addition, Dr. Huang has held several research positions, including at the NIH/NIDCR Intramural Oral Infection and Immunity Branch and at the NIH/NIAMS Intramural Cartilage Biology and Orthopedics Branch. He is currently engaged in research funded by the NIDCR and the AAE at over $2.7M. He is the author of 30 peer reviewed articles and numerous book chapters, and he lectures nationally and internationally.

The mission of Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine is to provide excellent education to dental professionals throughout their careers; to shape the future of dental medicine and dental education through research; to offer excellent health care services to the community; to participate in community activities; and to foster a respectful and supportive environment.

Dr. Leslie Anne Will appointed as the Anthony A. Gianelly Chair in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics and Director of the Postdoctoral Program in Orthodontics at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine

July 1st, 2009 in Education, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, News Releases 0 comments

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

(Boston) – Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter announced today that Dr. Leslie Anne Will has accepted an appointment as the Anthony A. Gianelly Chair in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics and Director of the Postdoctoral Program in Orthodontics at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM). Dr. Will plans to assume her duties on August 1, 2009.

Dr. Will holds a BS from the University of Wisconsin, a DMD from Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, and a MSD and Certificate in Orthodontics from the University of Washington. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.

Dr. Will began her academic career as an Assistant Professor at Loyola University at both the Dental School and the Stritch School of Medicine. She then served as Clinical Associate at the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago and then Clinical Associate Professor at the College of Dentistry at the University of Illinois. At Harvard University School of Dental Medicine she served as Associate Professor, Program Director of Orthodontics, Chair of the Department of Growth and Development, and finally, as Associate Chair of the Department of Developmental Biology. She currently serves as an Adjunct Associate at the University of Pennsylvania and as Professor and Graduate Program Director at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. In addition, she holds an appointment at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Will is a member of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, the International Association of Dental Research, the American Association of Orthodontists, the Northeast Society of Orthodontists and is an American Board of Orthodontists Examiner. Dr. Will serves on six editorial boards and she is the author of 28 peer reviewed articles and book chapters. She lectures nationally and internationally.

The mission of Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine is to provide excellent education to dental professionals throughout their careers; to shape the future of dental medicine and dental education through research; to offer excellent health care services to the community; to participate in community activities; and to foster a respectful and supportive environment.

Metropolitan College Offers Accelerated Summer Certificate Programs for Recent College Graduates

June 23rd, 2009 in Education, Metropolitan College, News Releases 0 comments

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

(Boston) – Boston University’s Metropolitan College (MET) now offers four new Accelerated Summer Certificate Programs available through the university’s Center for Professional Education. The courses are stepped-up versions of the traditional programs, allowing students to earn a certificate after five intensive weeks of coursework during the summer. Program topics include Publishing, Paralegal Studies, Professional Fundraising, and Genealogical Research.

“We aim to help recent graduates develop a solid understanding of industry best practices and prepare students to hit the ground running once hired,” said Ben Jolly, Training Advisor at MET’s Center for Professional Education.

To encourage recent BU graduates to enroll, the programs are offered to recent alums at a 20-percent tuition reduction, including the four recently announced accelerated courses.

Said MET Dean Jay Halfond: “We hope that the recent-graduate program will encourage students to continue at BU in our non-degree programs which can help set them apart from the competition in this tough job market.”

Programs begin on May 26 and some last through the end of July. For additional information please visit www.bu.edu/professional or call 866-633-9370/617-353-4497.

About the Boston University Center for Professional Education
The Center for Professional Education at Boston University provides the opportunity for professionals to adapt to the changes taking place in their industries by updating their knowledge, honing current skills, and acquiring new skills. Short, high-quality, non-credit programs are specifically designed to meet the continuing professional education and certificate needs of such industries as biotechnology, financial services, fundraising, private investigation, real estate, facilities management, and law. Through non-credit certificate programs, the Center for Professional Education provides students the opportunity to gain the needed education to empower them for today’s economy.

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 institution of higher education and research. With more than 30,000 students, it is the fourth largest independent university in the United States. Boston University 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 Over $5.2 million in full scholarships as Unique Program Nears $130M Mark

June 17th, 2009 in BU In the Community, Education, News Releases 0 comments

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

(Boston) — Boston University’s Boston High School Scholarship Program — America’s largest and longest-running scholarship program for urban public high school students — has presented 20 recent graduates of Boston public high schools a total of more than $5.2 million worth of four-year, full-tuition scholarships.

Since being created in 1973 by then President John Silber, the program has awarded nearly $130 million in scholarships to 1,739 students.

Boston University Provost David Campbell was joined by Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino at ceremonies Wednesday (6/17/09) honoring the 20 new scholars who have a combined GPA of 3.8, and were ranked overall in the top 2 percent of their class.

This year’s scholars shared an “upward bound” weekend in New Hampshire and are spending this week on the BU campus in an orientation program that includes lectures, labs, and receiving housing assignments.

Also recognized was the inaugural class of 76 incoming freshman earning Boston High Community Service Awards, a new component of the program. Developed by BU President Robert Brown, it offers all Boston public high school graduates, who earn BU admission, a guarantee to cover their full demonstrated financial need through grants, scholarships, or other forms of financial assistance without having to take out loans.

The total financial commitment for the 96 new students for the coming academic year is $3.5 million. This brings to more than $7 million the combined value of Boston University awards to roughly 193 Boston public high school students now enrolled as undergraduates.

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 $2.8 billion annual economic impact in the region, the Boston High School Scholarship Program represents 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.

Professor Farouk El-Baz to be honored by American University of Beirut

June 15th, 2009 in College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Education, International, News Releases, Science & Technology, University Affairs 0 comments

Contact: Ronald Rosenberg, 617-358-1240 | ronrosen@bu.edu

(Boston) — American University of Beirut will honor Boston University professor Farouk El-Baz with a Doctor of Science degree for his outstanding contributions to geology and a better understanding of the Earth and its environment.

The recognition will occur on June 27, 2009 as part of the university’s commencement program.

A veteran of NASA’s Apollo lunar exploration program, Farouk El-Baz is director of the Boston University Center for Remote Sensing. He is renowned for pioneering the use of satellite images in the study of desert landforms. His research resulted in the location of groundwater resources in numerous desert regions, particularly in Arab countries.

Professor El-Baz is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and the Arab Academy of Sciences. He served as science adviser to the late President Anwar Sadat of Egypt, and for the past eight years was chairman of the U.S. National Committee for Geological Sciences.

He is also a board member of the Geological Society of America Foundation, which established two awards in his name to encourage and reward scientific research in the desert.

The Boston University Center for Remote Sensing was established in 1986 under his direction and has advanced the applications of satellite images in the fields of archaeology, geography and geology. In 1997, it was selected by NASA as a “Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing.”

American University of Beirut, Lebanon is one of the most distinguished higher education institutions in the Middle East and its graduates hold many leadership positions throughout the Arab world.

In Memory of Dr. Anthony A. Gianelly, 72

June 9th, 2009 in Education, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, News Releases 0 comments

Contact: Mary Becotte, 617-638-5147 | becottem@bu.edu

In Memory of Dr. Anthony A. Gianelly, 72

Dr. Anthony A. Gianelly, an internationally recognized professor of orthodontics, died of a heart attack on Thursday, May 28. He was 72. Dr. Gianelly was Chair ad interim of the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine.

He is survived by his wife, Ernestine (Painter), his son, Todd, daughter Lisa and her husband, Jeff Levinson, and grandsons William and Matthew Levinson. He was the brother of the late Dr. Ralph Gianelly. He made his home in Waban, Massachusetts for 45 years.

Dr. Gianelly was born in Boston, the younger of two brothers, and moved to Medford at the age of eight. He graduated from Harvard College in 1957, where he was a leading fullback and linebacker on Harvard’s varsity football team in the 1954-56 seasons. He was also a member of Harvard’s varsity track team and the rugby team.

He received a doctor of dental medicine (DMD) degree from Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1961 and a certificate of advanced graduate study in orthodontics from Harvard/Forsyth Dental Center in 1963. He earned a PhD in biology and biochemistry from Boston University in 1967 and a doctor of medicine (MD) degree from Boston University School of Medicine in 1974.

Dr. Gianelly began his career as a Research Fellow in Orthodontics at Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1963. He was appointed Associate Professor of Orthodontics at Boston University’s School of Dental Medicine in 1967 and held the position until 1969, when he became a full Professor, a position he held until his death.

He served as Chair of the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at Boston University from 1968 to 2003 and had returned as Chair ad interim in 2007. In addition to teaching at Boston University, Dr. Gianelly lectured around the world throughout his career. Adept at languages, he picked up Italian early in his career to free his seminars in Italy from translation. His fluency in Italian led to a special relationship with Italian colleagues, who numbered among his closest friends.

For over forty years, Dr. Gianelly served as a mentor and father figure to his students. Dr. Jeffrey Hutter, Dean of Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine said,”Dr. Gianelly positively influenced countless lives as a teacher, mentor, colleague, and friend during the years he spent at the BU Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Both my wife Kathy and I have been profoundly touched by his presence, his dedication, and his passion for our School. He was an integral and founding member of what became the legacy of our School.”

Dr. Victor Dietz, a friend and colleague of Dr. Gianelly at Boston University, said, “Tony was a true intellect, the consummate teacher, a dedicated mentor and above all, a true friend. He was loved and admired by his students, past and present. It was an honor and a privilege to have been associated with him, first as a student and then as a colleague and faculty member, for close to 40 years.”

Another friend and colleague, Dr. Jack Bednar, wrote of Dr. Gianelly not long before his death, “Tony immediately establishes his friendship with his students and it becomes clear that as a friend he wants you to be proficient, honest, exhibit integrity, and be successful in the field he loves and to which he has dedicated his professional life. As an educator, Tony has the unique ability to analyze why a student has a problem understanding a concept and he then sets out to simplify it in such a way that it is clear and easily comprehensible to the student.” Dr. Bednar also wrote of the revolutionary techniques and theories developed and taught by Dr. Gianelly that contributed greatly to his field.

Dr. Gianelly received many prestigious awards over the course of his career, including the 2009 Louise Ada Jarabak Memorial International Teachers and Research Award, presented at the American Association of Orthodontists Annual Session in May 2009. Boston University awarded him the Spencer N. Frankl Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1999. The same year, the Italian Society of Orthodontists gave Dr. Gianelly the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Despite his many achievements, friends describe Dr. Gianelly as self-effacing and never wanting to bring attention to himself. “He was the most humble man I ever knew. He was a giant, but he was so humble,” said family friend Marion Lipson.

He was also a generous and uncritical man, and “he got along with everybody,” said college friend and football teammate Phil Haughey. His family was extremely important to him and he was an understanding and devoted husband and father. He delighted in his two grandsons and took great joy in playing football, baseball, and pool with them and taking them to games at Fenway Park. A lifelong fan of Boston sports teams, Dr. Gianelly spent many happy hours with his grandsons watching professional games over the years.

Dr. Gianelly held numerous non-academic appointments throughout his career, including: Advisor to the Massachusetts Medicaid Program (1970-1972); Research Council Member for the Northeast Society of Orthodontists (1979-1984); Consultant to the American Journal of Orthodontics and Angle Orthodontist (1992-1995); Editorial Board Member for Angle Orthodontist (1992-1995); Orthodontic Educational Development Committee Member for the American Association of Orthodontists (1992-1995); Council on Education Member for the American Association of Orthodontists (1996-1998); and Education Liaison to the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (1997-1998).

Dr. Gianelly co-authored 90 journal articles between 1965 and 2007 and authored or co-authored three books: Biologic Basis of Orthodontics (1971); Ortodonzia, Concetti Practici (1985); and Bidimensional Technique: Theory and Practice (2000).

He was a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists, and Charles H. Tweed Foundation for Orthodontic Research.

A memorial service will be held at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine on Friday, June 26th at 10:30 a.m. in the auditorium at 670 Albany Street. A reception in Hiebert Lounge will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made either to the Anthony A. Gianelly Chair in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Office of Alumni Relations, 72 East Newton Street B304, Boston MA 02118 or to the Parish of the Good Shepherd, 1671 Beacon Street, Waban, MA 02468.

Dr. Anthony A. Gianelly
Dr. Anthony A. Gianelly

Boston University to Award Full-Tuition Medeiros Scholarships to 10 Archdiocesan High School Graduates

May 29th, 2009 in Education, News Releases, University Affairs 0 comments

Contact: Tom Testa, 617/353-2240 | ttesta@bu.edu

(Boston) — Ten students from among the graduating seniors of the parochial high schools in the Archdiocese of Boston will receive four-year, full-tuition scholarships to Boston University through the Cardinal Medeiros Scholarship Program at a June 1 ceremony at BU’s George Sherman Union, beginning at 7 p.m.

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley and Boston University President Robert A. Brown will present 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 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 337 scholars since the program’s inception in 1986, representing a contribution of over $32 million from Boston University to the Greater Boston area and the students of the Archdiocese.

The Medeiros Scholars are:
• Edward W. Adams III, Boston College High School
• Daniel H. Bradley, Central Catholic High School
• Rebecca L. Gabriel, Presentation of Mary Academy
• Rebecca A. Gulla-Devaney, Our Lady of Nazareth Academy
• Michaela A. Immar, Cardinal Spellman Central High School
• Derek C. Liberti, Arlington Catholic High School
• Kristen M. Maney, Pope John XXIII High School
• Mark A. Medeiros, Malden Catholic High School
• Arianna Medina, Bishop Fenwick High School
• Sarah E. Shaughnessy, Notre Dame Academy