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Four Days in Copenhagen

Trying to change the world before it changes us By Rachel Weil (CAS’10) Rachel Weil (CAS’10) left, and Athena Laines Rachel Weil is one of several BU students and professors who traveled to Copenhagen, where representatives of 192 nations have come together to devise a strategy to combat global warming at the United Nations Climate […]

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Greening of the Guard

COM student part of documentary crew filming National Guard green initiatives By Anna Webster (COM) Megan Masur (COM’11) (top right) helped create a documentary on the National Guard. Megan Masur was sitting in class with her phone on silent this fall when she got the voice mail she had been waiting for all summer. The […]

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The Secret Roof Garden

Growing organic tomatoes, learning to compost, with great views By Edward A. Brown In the slide show above, Chris Holden (CAS’10, GRS’11) offers proof that even as winter arrives, things grow. Boston University offers full urban immersion, with theaters, restaurants, and a historic ballpark just minutes away. But what if you want to grow your […]

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Getting Around on That Funky Green Thing

The T makes much possible, once you get used to it By Edward A. Brown In the slide show above, two experts share T tips. Although it squeaks and groans and can run late, greater Boston’s public transportation system — formally the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), but known near and far as the T […]

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On Two Wheels, Fingers Crossed

Bicycling in this city can be a scary joy By Katie Koch (CAS’09, COM’09). Video by Nicolae Ciorogan In the video above, videographer Nicolae Ciorogan follows Katie Koch as she shares views and impressions of a typical bike ride on campus during rush-hour insanity. Take heart — both emerged unscathed. Thousands of cars. Hordes of […]

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An Incubator That Hatches Businesses

Part two: More innovation at Photonics By Art Jahnke. Video by Robin Berghaus In the video below, Frank Bobe, president and CEO of Entra Pharmaceuticals, talks about how BU’s incubator program helped his staff develop battery technology to control drug levels in a patient’s body. Bob DiMatteo and Brandon Johnson photos by Vernon Doucette. Second […]

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Bat Man vs. White Nose

Thomas Kunz is fighting a killer disease By Chris Berdik and Edward A. Brown Select from the topics below to hear Thomas Kunz offer his impressions of bat surveillance, using a thermal camera. Counting Bats Hibernating Arousal Emergence On a sticky August evening, the woodsy suburbs of Boston fading into darkness, gray clouds threaten rain. […]

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The Secret Roof Garden

Growing organic tomatoes, learning to compost, with great views By Edward A. Brown In the slide show above, Chris Holden (CAS’10, GRS’11) offers proof that even as winter arrives, things grow. Boston University offers full urban immersion, with theaters, restaurants, and a historic ballpark just minutes away. But what if you want to grow your […]

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BU Goes to the Center of the Earth

Geothermal system to heat Comm Ave building By Vicky Waltz Twelve years ago, the Brookline Historical Society declared the former Fellsway Motor Mart, with its intricate stone arches and large-windowed storefront, the most historic structure along Boston’s Auto Mile, a stretch of road between the BU Bridge and Packard’s Corner that was dominated by more […]

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The Misses Congeniality

Co-op living amid frescoed walls at the Harriet E. Richards House By Jessica Ullian During finals, residence halls all over Boston University are strewn with end-of-the-semester debris, and the Harriet E. Richards Cooperative House is no exception. But if there is a down-side to living in a beautifully appointed, lovingly maintained row house on Bay […]

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