In less than a decade, e-cigarettes have gone from being marketed as a safe, tobacco-free alternative to conventional cigarettes to a rapidly expanding, wildly controversial, and largely unregulated $3 billion global industry that has health officials, policy makers, and researchers scrambling to learn one thing: how safe are they?
What’s Up BU?
- Choosing a Major: The Right Fit For You3:00pm
- BU Bioinformatics Admissions and Recruitment Reception4:30pm
- Ebola Teach-In5:30pm
- Inventing the Klingons: Language and Galactic Politics6:00pm
- Sargent Choice Test Kitchen8:00pm
Professors Sasha Nikolaev and Jay Samons talk about the development of the Klingon language and the role of Klingons as the “other” in galactic politics, hosted the BU Linguistics Association, the Core Curriculum, and the classical studies department and sponsored by the NEH Distinguished Teaching Professorship. Pizza and beverages will be served and the classic Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Reunion” will be screened. CAS, Room 211, 725 Commonwealth Ave.; free and open to the BU community
The Climate Crisis
BU researchers explore the science behind earth’s environmental changes, and what they mean for our future.
Research says action on climate change won’t stifle economy
The promise, and challenge, of shifting to alternative energy
CAS researchers track the city’s carbon digestion