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Spanish Dialects Melding In Boston

December 13th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Daniel Erker, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, WGBH 0 comments

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Daniel Erker, College of Arts & Sciences

Boston’s Spanish-speaking population largely hails from six places: Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico, and Guatemala…

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“What we find is patterns of variation that are specific to individual speakers and individual speech communities.”

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New Repertory Theatre Conjures Camelot

November 26th, 2013 in 2013, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen, WGBH 0 comments

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

With the recent 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy, there’s also been a lot of discussion about the myth of Camelot…

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Beat The Press Video: Rants And Raves

November 15th, 2013 in 2013, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tom Fiedler, WGBH 0 comments

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Tom Fiedler, College of Communication

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Taking Care Of Ailing Parents Takes Toll On Caregivers, Too

November 13th, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Sharon Levine, WGBH 0 comments

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Sharon Levine, School of Medicine

It is a quiet Sunday afternoon at Antonina Cotugno’s house in South Boston…

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“Depression is very common in caregivers. You know, you give at the office, you give at home, you give to your spouse or partner, you give to your kids, you give to your community, often before you give to yourself. I think it’s very important for caregivers to be able to talk to their own physicians to be able to get mental health help for themselves if they need it.”

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Lowell Woman Fulfills Promise To Care For Her Elderly Parents

November 11th, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Sharon Levine, WGBH 0 comments

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Sharon Levine, School of Medicine

Three flags hang proudly over the front porch of Chantha Soun’s house, on a busy residential street in Lowell: an American flag, a Buddhist flag and a Cambodian flag…

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“Like administering intravenous medications or caring for loved ones who need feeding tubes and wound care that nurses used to do. It’s that, plus the bathing, grooming, dressing, feeding, transferring, managing the bills, cooking, cleaning, shopping, laundry.”

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Why Did It Take NASA A Year To Realize The Voyager Left The Solar System?

September 13th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Merav Opher, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, WGBH 0 comments

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Merav Opher, College of Arts & Sciences

For the first time in history, we’ve left the solar system…

Expert quote:

“It really is a milestone. It’s the first man-made object to cross the last boundary that separates our home. Voyager is like our spy that we sent to tell us what lies beyond our home.”

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NASA Moon Launch Viewable From Boston Tonight

September 6th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Michael Mendillo, Newsmakers, WGBH 0 comments

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Michael Mendillo, College of Arts & Sciences

If going to the moon seems like something from America’s past, you might be surprised to learn that we never really stopped going…

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John Kerry Throws Support Behind Ed Markey as Replacement

December 28th, 2012 in 2012, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen, WGBH 0 comments

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

Sen. John Kerry, who was nominated by President Barack Obama last week to replace Hillary Clinton as U.S. Secretary of State, has released a statement supporting U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Malden) as his replacement, a day after Markey announced his candidacy…

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Springfield explosion aftermath

November 28th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Nathan Phillips, Newsmakers, WGBH 0 comments

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Nathan Phillips, College of Arts & Sciences

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Political TV Ads in the Final Days

November 5th, 2012 in 2012, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tobe Berkovitz, WGBH 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

By Wednesday, there will be one soundtrack to this election that will go away and few people will miss…

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