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LED Lighting Upgrade at Track and Tennis Center

Things are looking a little brighter at the Track and Tennis Center this semester. During the intersession break, all of the 127 metal halide light fixtures at the facility at 100 Ashford Street were replaced with more efficient GE Albeo™ LED fixtures. This project is part of the ongoing initiative to improve energy efficiency on campus and reduce the […]

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Q&A with Sophia Michael

Sophia Michael, a student striving for composting in dorms, discusses her thoughts on sustainability in this Q&A. What does sustainability mean to you? Sustainability pertains to a lifestyle in which one considers the future within the actions of their everyday life. When did you first become interested in sustainability? I have been interested in sustainability […]

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BUMC Intern

  Facilities Management on the Medical Campus welcomed its first sustainability intern this month. Ryan McLaughlin, already part of the sustainability@BU team, will spend part of the week working on the Medical Campus advising Facilities staff on sustainability related issues. Facilities Management already incorporates sustainable practices into their projects, but bringing a dedicated intern on […]

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MED’s Field of Dreams

Garden, recreation space offers students welcome respite 10.07.2013 By Leslie Friday Just over a year ago, Karen Antman was strolling past the newly opened Medical Student Residence on Albany Street when she spotted students tossing a football in the small courtyard abutting the building. The tight space called for some creative, and potentially dangerous, catches. “They […]

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Fulweiler’s Message in a Bottle

BU prof: estuary mud tells dire eco-story 01.28.2013 By Susan Seligson. Video by Erik Duda Watch this video on YouTube In the video above, biologist Robinson Fulweiler discusses her coastal ecology research as she and her team collect estuary sediment samples in Waquoit Bay, Falmouth. Photos by Melody Komyerov View closed captions on YouTube For […]

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Project Robinhood Helps Save the Environment and Money

Manning the IT help desk for the Department of Medicine from a tiny office on the 7th floor, Aaron Freed is a modern-day hero of sorts, taking discarded computers and refurbishing them for researchers in need. Freed aptly has dubbed his effort, Project Robinhood. According to Freed on the project’s website, “It’s about being environmentally […]

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Sustainable Assets

By Patrick Kirchner Photography By Jarrod McCabe For Adam Taylor (MBA’13), financial investing is all about the green Adam Taylor’s (MBA’13) interest in finance began in one of the most unlikely places—on a farm. When the Torrance, California, native arrived at BU in 2011, he had spent three years working as a major gifts associate […]

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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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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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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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