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US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (left), with Thomas Menino (Hon.'01), director of BU's Initiative on Cities and former longtime Boston mayor. Duncan met with several area college leaders and BU President Robert A. Brown September 19 at the IoC. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi

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Brendan Powell Smith, LEGO, Revolution!: The Brick Chronicle of the American Revolution and the Inspiring Fight for Liberty and Equality that Shook the World, Assassination!: The Brick Chronicle of Attempts on the Lives of Twelve US Presidents, cool coffee table books Play Video
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Brendan Powell Smith (CAS’95) creates whimsical yet macabre diorama-like scenes out of LEGO, which he uses to illustrate his books. Upcoming is Revolution!: The Brick Chronicle of the American Revolution and the Inspiring Fight for Liberty and Equality That Shook the World.

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Battling Ebola

Despite the risk of infection, medical personnel continue to travel to West Africa to help bring under control the worst Ebola outbreak on record, which has killed more than 800 people to date. The World Health Organization plans to spend $100 million to fight the outbreak, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will send 50 more aid workers. In this weeklong Special Report, BU Today talks to Boston University researchers in several fields about why medical personnel confront the risks; the ethical and political dilemmas presented by the outbreak; how the virus kills; efforts to design effective therapies; and other aspects of this unprecedented outbreak of Ebola.

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