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Table Of Contents: Features

After the Fall

Detroit bureau chiefs for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal on how the Motor City got lost

What They Do for Love

They're actors. They're living in New York City. They rest their case.

Making Good

Ken Lutchen gave ENG students a more meaningful education. Now he's pushing for more meaningful lives.

One Day

A single day of diabetes training could change the lives of 1,700 people in Belize. And the 15 BU students who went there.

The Mayor of Terrier Nation

Elliot Driben has cheered at more than 5,000 Terrier games. And there's more action to come.

Table Of Contents: Commonwealth

Big Meaning in the Smallest Movements

Student software opens worlds for motion-impaired

Facebook, the Law, and You

Social media is a double-edged sword for employers, workers

University Sees
Record Giving

Donations from alumni, trustees, Class of 2011 cap two superlative years for BU

Cutting-Edge Technology for an Ancient Religion

GRS student develops app to connect Yoruba faithful and their gods

$25 Million Gift Largest in BU History

Alum and trustee Kilachand’s pledge renames Honors College

Summer Construction Complete

Projects included renovated dorms, more lab space

New Basketball Coach

Joe Jones helped lead Eagles to victorious season

BU Wins Sixth
Straight America East Commissioner’s Cup

Terriers also take sportsmanship, service awards

Honoring Black Alumni

Special activities planned for Alumni Weekend 2011

U.S. News & World Report: DASH Diet Number One

Plan created by MED prof tops magazine’s list

Hall Named VP for Alumni Relations

Seeks to double alum philanthropic support by 2017

Honor Caps Strong Year for Athletics

Lynch named a Division I Athletic Director of the Year

Remembering Mark

Mike Bavis recalls his twin brother, killed on 9/11

Table Of Contents: Explorations

Natural Gas Leaks Fuel Global Warming, Not Homes

BU researcher maps gas leaks on city streets

The Porous Frontier

Voyager data suggests that radiation could penetrate our solar system

The Price of War

Estimated U.S. cost: $4 trillion

Solution to Stubborn Bacterial Infections Might Be Sweet

ENG study: sugar could help fight recurring infections, TB

Holy Burkas, Batman!

Probing the rise of Muslim comic book superheroes


BU research in brief

Table Of Contents: Alumni Books And Reviews

A Widow’s Life

Stewart O’Nan (ENG’83) returns to Emily Maxwell

When the Darndest Things Are the Stuff of Poetry

Eric McHenry (GRS’97) produces a collection of enchanting verse inspired by his son

Table Of Contents: Alumni Notes

One Question About Breast Cancer: Why?

Cancer survivor Ellie Anbinder (SED’62) searches for the disease’s origins

Boston Red Sox, Behind the Lens

Michael Ivins (COM’01) captures moments on and off the field

Bravo, Andy!

Reality TV phenom Andy Cohen (COM’90) draws hundreds to kick off BU’s latest group for alumni

for the Stage

Costume designer Jess Goldstein (CFA’72) has dressed the likes of Denzel Washington, Al Pacino

Celebrating a Rich Legacy

BU to explore black alumni legacy

Red Hot Hockey

Red Hot Hockey is back. Join us for a pep rally unlike any you’ve ever seen!

Table Of Contents: Obituaries

Tough but Fair

SED’s Joseph Borozne set high standards for all of his students

“Gifted, Generous” English Professor Dies

John C. Riely was a scholar of 18th-century literature and art