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Last month 16 men and women gathered at BU Central for the preliminary round of the annual contest to anoint one person BU’s Funniest Student. By night’s end, five were left standing, and a week later one was crowned king of comedy.
What’s Up BU?
- Contemporary Issues ExhibitionAll Day
- Highpoint Editions: Decade OneAll Day
- Images of Participation and Health viewed in three categories: How We Work, How We Live, and How We Play9:00am
- CFA Winter Art Sale11:00am
- University Employee Holiday Party3:00pm
- Therapy Dogs at Mugar Library5:00pm
- BU COLLEGE NIGHT: Theatre Edition 7:00pm
Share some holiday cheer at this celebration for University faculty and staff. Shuttle buses are available to and from the Medical Campus. Donations to the BUPD Toys for Tots drive are most welcome. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to make a happier holiday for a child in need. George Sherman Union Metcalf Hall, 775 Commonwealth Ave.
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.
Fighting Fat: Solutions include education, urban beautification, crime control
Fighting Fat: BU researchers probe energy-burning brown type
Fighting Fat: SSW profs focus on roles of maternal employment, abuse