Category: BU in the News

Developer Steve Karp opens wallet for Boston University — with a hitch

April 30th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Business Journal, BU in the News, BU Today, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Steve Karp, CEO of New England Development, has promised to match all donations of under $1,000 made to Boston University Wednesday during the school’s 24-hour fundraising extravaganza, which it’s calling Giving Day. Karp, who graduated from BU, also said he will match the first $1,000 of any donation that come in at more than $1,000, BU said on its website…

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Theater class creates the actor’s ‘expanded self’

April 29th, 2014 in 2014, BU in the News, BU Today, My4 "Your Campus Cheat Sheet", Newsmakers 0 comments

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Betsy Polatin’s subtle craft isn’t easy to describe. But after her course, her students say, they’re more focused, more confident, and more at ease in their bodies…

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BU receives $12.5M to start a center for social work and public health

April 26th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Business Journal, BU in the News, BU Today, Feature, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Boston University has received $12.5 million to create a new center that will join together social work and public health initiatives on the university’s medical campus…

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Running for unfinished dreams: Boston University Chinese community honors marathon victim Lu Lingzi

April 11th, 2014 in 2014, BU in the News, BU Today, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Every day after class, Baiyun Yao, a doctoral student at Boston University, goes to the gym to work out. Biking and jogging along the track, Yao is preparing for her first marathon this month. While doing regular training, her presence is passionate but serious…

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History class asks ‘why be a pirate?’

April 9th, 2014 in 2014, BU in the News, BU Today, My4 "Your Campus Cheat Sheet", Newsmakers 0 comments

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Historian Clifford Backman doesn’t look like a pirate—he’s wearing a sweater vest, for one thing—yet he’s telling a lecture hall full of students about the maritime marauders of the 17th century using his own life story to help illuminate the topic…

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Conference considers music as medicine

April 2nd, 2014 in 2014, BU in the News, BU Today, My4 "Your Campus Cheat Sheet", Newsmakers 0 comments

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A dual focus on neuroscience and tuba performance led junior Kameron Clayton to organize an event about music’s power to heal…

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Vinyl makes a comeback

April 1st, 2014 in 2014, BU in the News, BU Today, My4 "Your Campus Cheat Sheet", Newsmakers 0 comments

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Senior Madeline Shalita remembers the moment she fell in love with vinyl. Having grown up with CDs and MP3s, she had dismissed records as old-fashioned. But when she stumbled upon her father’s old record collection and played one on his dusty turntable for the first time, she says she was “introduced to a sound unlike anything I’d ever heard.”…

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Biology class gets wild with Florida fieldwork

March 28th, 2014 in 2014, BU in the News, BU Today, My4 "Your Campus Cheat Sheet", Newsmakers 0 comments

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Junior Rose Zandvliet and senior Chris Addis paused in Florida’s Bird Rookery Swamp and peered warily at the reflective eyes of a well-known inhabitant of the Florida swamp—an 11-foot-long adult American alligator, swimming only a few feet away…

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Boston University’s Dean of Students Starts an Online, Candid Conversation on Race

March 27th, 2014 in 2014, BostInno, BU in the News, BU Today, Feature, Kenneth Elmore, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Boston University’s Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore is starting “a discussion on race,” and wants the community to join him. Elmore published a personal blog post and an accompanying editorial on Thursday, calling on students to jump into a “fraught-ridden” conversation — one that’s surfaced at neighboring Harvard University…

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Workshop on “Consumption and Economic Crises: Post-Socialist Experiences”

March 20th, 2014 in 2014, Alya Guseva, BU in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Professor Extras 0 comments

alya-gusevaCritical Research in Consumer Culture
Alya Guseva, College of Arts & Sciences

This conference explores Russian and post-socialist experiences of consumption, economic life and consumer cultures in the first decades ofthe 21st century, focusing on three aspects of urban post-socialist consumer cultures: contemporary consumption practices and economic lives; how these practices are shaped by migration and access to new financial services and institutions; and Russian experiences and understandings of global, regional and local economic crises. We are pleased to announce our keynote speakers: Alya Guseva (Boston University) and Olga Shevchenko (Williams College)…

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