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The psychology behind “fairness” — is it innate or is it learned?

When do we develop a sense of fairness? With the help of the Templeton Foundation, Boston University College of Arts & Sciences professor Peter Blake studied 866 pairs of children to answer that question. Blake and his team tested kids and would either offer one child more Skittles than the other or the same number or […]

BU Satellite Team Gets Big Boost from NASA

Boston University’s eight-year-old Student-satellite for Applications and Training program, run through the College of Engineering, will soon cross its final frontier: NASA will help launch BU’s DVD-sized satellites. From there, the satellites will orbit the Earth at a rate of six miles per second, transmitting data about weather in space back down the BU STAT team. […]

Experts Media Alert – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan to visit Washington

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President Barack Obama will meet next week in Washington to discuss a number of issues including bilateral cooperation on the economy, trade, education, health, defense, counterterrorism and climate change. The meeting follows the announcement by Obama that he plans to keep 5,500 troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016. While explaining the move, […]

Dr. Gibbon Awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 23, 2015 Dr. Gibbon Awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Dr. Peter Gibbon, a senior research fellow at the School of Education, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to bring a seminar to the School of Education. The three-week NEH Seminar, Philosophers of Education: Major Thinkers […]

Elie Wiesel Exhibit to Open at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 15th, 2015 CONTACT: Margaret Waterman, Public Relations Assistant, 617-353-2240 or mhw@bu.edu ELIE WIESEL EXHIBIT TO OPEN AT THE HOWARD GOTLIEB ARCHIVAL RESEARCH CENTER AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY Dedicated to the extraordinary life and work of professor, activist and nobel laureate  The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University is pleased to announce an exciting new Elie Wiesel exhibit, dedicated […]

Elie Wiesel Exhibit to Open at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 15th, 2015 CONTACT: Margaret Waterman, Public Relations Assistant, 617-353-2240 or mhw@bu.edu ELIE WIESEL EXHIBIT TO OPEN AT THE HOWARD GOTLIEB ARCHIVAL RESEARCH CENTER AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY Dedicated to the extraordinary life and work of professor, activist and nobel laureate  The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University is pleased to announce […]

Surprising Math Rules of Saturn’s Rings Revealed

Space.com Paul Krapivsky, College of Arts & Sciences As particles race around Saturn at breakneck speeds, their jostling and crashing may look random and haphazard — but a new mathematical theory brings a simple kind of order to the chaos that will help reveal more about rings across the universe… Expert quote: “They still have similar rings. […]

BUSM Clinician Scientist Chosen to Serve on NIH Cardiovascular Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 25, 2015 Contact: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, ginad@bu.edu BUSM Clinician Scientist Chosen to Serve on NIH Cardiovascular Committee (Boston)—Flora Sam, MD, FACC, FAHA, associate professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), has been chosen to serve a six-year term as a permanent (chartered) member of the National Institutes of […]

Local Physician Receives Life Time Achievement Award for Work involving Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 22, 2015 Contact: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, ginad@bu.edu Local Physician Receives Life Time Achievement Award for Work involving Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (Boston)–Michael Charness, MD, professor of neurology and associate dean of veterans affairs at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Chief of Staff of the VA Boston Health Care System […]