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Mehar Maju (CAS'17) (left) and high school student Diana Callejas laugh at the sound of chocolate in a blender during a nanotechnology lab at SED on Wednesday, July 15. Mehar is an instructor for Upward Bound at Boston University, a college preparatory program for potential first-generation college and low-income students from targeted public high schools and neighborhoods in Boston and Chelsea. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi

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Seinfeld’s Costanza Gives Master Class in Acting at CFA

Before he shot to fame playing curmudgeon George Costanza on the long-running hit TV series Seinfeld, Jason Alexander (CFA’81, Hon.’95) was making a name for himself on Broadway. His recent master class at CFA drew more than 100 School of Theatre students.

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Fighting Fat

There are many reasons why people are obese. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which estimates that one-third of Americans are obese, attributes the epidemic to genes, diet, socioeconomic status, environment, and lifestyle, among other things. At BU, dozens of researchers are searching for a better understanding of the causes of, and for solutions to, a health problem associated with heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer, and whose medical costs were $147 billion in 2008. In this four-part series, BU Today looks at their work in progress.

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