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A Look Back at 2014–2015 in Pictures

Before summer officially arrives, we are taking a look back at the 2014–2015 school year with a slideshow of some of the best of BU Today’s “Close-Ups.”

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A raptor landed right outside the window of Katherine Kominis, assistant director for rare books, on the fifth floor of the Gotlieb Archival Research Center. Photo courtesy of Kominis

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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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