2013 Annual Report
Our Radical Year
The Patriot League
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Being asked to join the
First private university added since 1995.
What Price, Innovation?
Sociologist Ruha Benjamin and the hidden cost of biotech.
Archaeologist Bill Saturno describes the thrill of “the find.”
Dark End of the Spectrum
Helen Tager-Flusberg’s plans as head of a federal autism center at BU.
Dean Kenneth Lutchen redefines a “well-rounded education.”
Abriella Stone ditched her chemistry beakers for aphasia patients.
Anthropologist Jeremy DeSilva reveals how early humans really went mobile.
The Politics of Listening
Medical student Ashish Premkumar discovers himself among Lebanon’s refugees.
Kicking off a
After initial quiet phase, the halfway mark is reached.
Dean Maureen O’Rourke’s vision for a transformed student space.
Professor in the Coal Mine
Lucy Hutyra explains why urban warming is a harbinger for the planet.
Teaming up with
To revolutionize the way education is delivered
Clapping, Stomping, Twirling
One student-club member goes from introvert to center stage.
New venue welcomes back field hockey, plus club sports and men’s lacrosse.
The Computer Will See You Now
Dr. Brian Jack: how a computer program curbs hospital readmissions.
Birth of an Artist
Helping his students find their artistic voices keeps Jim Petosa young.
Elizabethan Time Machine
How one history major was able to experience the Tudor court.
See how Donald Thea plans to end HIV transmission in Zambia.
Best of Both Worlds
Student-athlete Katie Matthews breaks down the science of victory. On the track, as well.
Since 1998, the league has posted highest graduation rates among Division I student-athletes.
Spring Break, Not
Alternative Spring Break is not only popular, but transformative.
Julie Keysor combats arthritis across the country—and at home.
Freshly minted Terriers boast an average GPA of 3.6.
Melting Prison Bars
André de Quadros and the impact of teaching prisoners to sing.
Catharine Wang seeks to empower patients amid the genetics-testing revolution.
Not to brag, but...
Learn Mary Jane Doherty’s secret to the perfect documentary.
Freedom from gluten-free? If researcher Eva Helmerhorst has her way.
Into numbers? You’ll like these ones.
2013 Annual Report