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National Academy of Inventors Elects Four BU Profs

Inventions range from LEDs to cholera-killing probiotics 01.30.2013By Leslie Friday Mark Grinstaff (clockwise from top left), an ENG professor of biomedical engineering and a CAS professor of chemistry; Theodore Moustakas, an ENG professor of electrical and computer engineering; Barbara Gilchrest, a MED professor and former chair of dermatology; James Collins, a William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor […]

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Three BU Restaurants Get Four Stars for Eco-Friendliness

Center for Student Services eateries earn high honors 01.28.2013 By Leslie Friday Sabrina Pashtan, Dining Services sustainability coordinator, applies a Certified Green Restaurant® sticker at Marciano Commons. Photos by Kalman Zabarsky Leanne Ciccone wasn’t aware that Rize, the upscale café at the Center for Student Services that she visits “embarrassingly a lot,” is a four-star restaurant. […]

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Early Spring Flowering Sets Record

CAS study: climate change speeding, but not preventing, blooms 01.25.2013 By Art Jahnke The truth is, April showers do not bring May flowers; long cold winters do, at least when it comes to some species that flourish in the New England woods. That’s what concerns conservation biologists like Richard Primack, who worries that the trend toward […]

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Alternative Visions Sustainable Futures

School of Visual Arts and sustainability@BU present a cross-disciplinary and collaborative project that responds to current environmental issues and explores the potential to effect change through critical dialogue and innovative practices. This multi-tiered project, falling under the thematic umbrella Alternative Visions/Sustainable Futures, encompasses a large-scale exhibition in Boston University’s 808 Gallery that will serve as […]

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Templer’s Sense of Snow

CAS biologist probes impact of snow-challenged winters By Susan Seligson. Video by Nicolae Ciorogan Watch this video on YouTube   When Pamela Templer muses about silver white winters that melt into springs, she is thinking beyond the photogenic snowfall of show tunes and poetry to the complex natural world hidden beneath. It is a world in delicate […]

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