DNA crime scene evidence has a powerful influence on a jury. But the difficulties inherent in DNA analysis, particularly with multiple suspects and degraded samples, can lead to wrongful conviction. Crime labs need new tools to help interpret mixed and degraded DNA evidence. A team of BU forensic scientists is on the case.
What’s Up BU?
- Lunch and Discussion: Holy War Past and Present12:00pm
- Monday Meditation12:15pm
- Celebrating Saint Theresa of Avila (1515-2015)4:00pm
- Did the Maccabees Intend to Conquer the Promised Land?7:30pm
- Baroque Chamber Ensemble8:00pm
- Melodies of the Soul, Then and Now: A Musical Homage to Saint Theresa of Ávila, 1515-20158:00pm
- Guest Artist: Augustus Arnone, piano “The Music of Milton Babbitt”8:00pm
A musical homage to Saint Theresa of Ávila, the evening features music by Mompou, Pärt, Ligeti, and Chaillou, as well as readings of texts by Saint Theresa of Ávila and Saint John of the Cross. Performing will be soprano Camila Parias and pianist Moisès Fernández Vila. Free and open to the public.
Mental Health Matters
Mental Health has become a critical issue on college campuses. Here at BU, Behavioral Medicine clinicians report that the number of students in crisis coming in for help has more than doubled over the past five years. And the number of students needing medical transports for psychiatric evaluation has also risen, from 68 in the 2010–2011 academic year to 120 last year. In light of this alarming trend, BU Today examines the state of mental health both nationally and at BU in this special four-part series.
Where to go for help and steps you can take to deal with stress
Anxiety now the most common mental health diagnosis in college students
More students seeking help—a look behind the numbers