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BU Joins AAU

BU Joins AAU

University becomes the 62nd member of the elite research organization.

Market Research

Rachel Eden Black knows (the anthropology of) food and wine.

Portrait of a Ponzi Scheme

Tamar Frankel examines the fine line between trust and gullibility.

Language on the Brink

Documenting a dying language in Cameroon.

Tracking Winter’s Decline

Richard Primack studies Thoreau's notes to monitor the effects of global warming.

BU Astronomers Take a Giant Step Forward

Viewing the heavens through a powerful new telescope.

Cinéma Vérité

Exposing a justice system that leaves vulnerable women and children at risk.

The Other Side of the Story

Translating Ajami manuscripts for a wider audience.

Always Sunny in Space

Studying the impact of solar flares on the Earth.

The Whole Score and Nothing but the Score

Reconstructing the complete Mozart Horn Concerti.

Turning Green into Green

Sustainable living takes investment. Nalin Kulatilaka works to make those investments in low-income areas.

No Doubt about Drought

Ranga Myneni uses satellite imagery to record the effects of drought in the Amazon.

Smart Parking

How do you build a better city? Christos Cassandras starts with parking.

Leading the Way

A research center focused on solving critical health and social development issues in poverty-stricken countries.

Sound Solutions

Developing a cheap and easy-to-use way to track whale migration patterns.

Opening the Doors to Open Source Medicine

Darrell Kotton talks about pulmonary medicine, stem cells, and building a lab to conduct research.

Fine Print

Deborah Cornell combines traditional and digital methods to create her fine art prints.

Climate’s Smoking Gun

Robert Kaufmann employs a statistical model to explain trends in global warming.

Body of Poems

Christopher Maurer scours archives for Federico García Lorca's manuscripts.

An Unlikely Ally

Using bacteria to fight West Nile virus and eastern equine encephalitis.

Reading the Clues in Galaxy Clusters

Discoveries in a galaxy far, far away.

The Challenge of Childhood Pneumonia

Donald Thea is out to reform the treatment of childhood diseases.

A Toolkit for Success

A primer for faculty and staff currently operating or planning international programs.

Adventures in History

Mitchell Zuckoff converses about his WWII plane crash survival tale, Lost in Shangri-La.

Measuring the Ionosphere of Mars

Paul Withers utilizes data from the Curiosity landing to study Mars's outer atmosphere.

Education and Service in Ecuador

A six-week immersion program for School of Medicine students teaches resourcefulness and language skills.

Growing Honors

BU invites the highest-performing incoming freshmen to take part in its honors program.

Coming Home

Japonica Brown-Saracino explores social preservation and gentrification in lesbian communities.

Persistent Beginnings

Jim Collins and Kyle Allison chat about combating antibiotic-resistant bacteria with sugar.

Setting the Stage for Public Health

André de Quadros uses theater to address public health issues in South America.

Reshaping the Solar System

Merav Opher discusses space physics, the edge of the universe, and women in science.

Unraveling the Mysteries of a Public Health Emergency

Investigating the causes of chronic kidney disease in hot climates.

Two New Associate Provosts Named

BU brings in top candidates as associate provosts for undergraduate and graduate affairs.