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Table Of Contents: Features


Will Lautzenheiser (CAS’96, COM’07) lost his arms and legs to a deadly bacteria. Now, transplant surgeons want to give them back.

Secret Lives

Three professors don’t just shine in the classroom. Each has a twin passion.


Denise Miller (ENG’10) always wanted to fly. Navy ROTC made it possible. Miller made it happen.

More on Moore

Actor Julianne Moore (CFA'83) talks about where she finds inspiration

Magic Numbers

In South Africa, researchers help fight the world's biggest war on AIDS

Table Of Contents: Commonwealth

Commencement 2012

Google’s Eric Schmidt urges graduates to say yes

Throwing Punches

FitRec boxing instructor John O’Brien practices what he teaches

Pops on Tap for Alumni Weekend in September

Performance at Agganis Arena a first

Growing Pains for BU’s Hindus

Increasing recognition, but where to gather?

Coaching, a Life

Terrier men’s basketball coach has the game in his blood

Writing for Mad Men

Alum, husband talk shop at BU

President Names Task Force on Hockey

Report on team culture due this summer

New Sports Field Coming to West Campus

$3 million gift from New Balance helps BU double field capacity, add men’s lacrosse

Top Rankings for SMG, SAR

Undergrad and grad programs recognized

Global Day of Service Draws Thousands

Paul Farmer gives Hubie Jones Lecture

Hariri Institute Names First Junior Faculty Fellows

Pursuing a BU trustee’s mission of interdisciplinary research

Rising Stars Receive Sloan Fellowships

Three CAS faculty among this year’s recipients

Introducing the Class of 2016

Most competitive year to date

Kilachand Professorship for Charles Dellheim

Honors College director is first holder of new chair

Table Of Contents: Explorations

Bubbles Beget Bubbles

In swimming pools, tiny droplets can transport bacteria

We Have Ignition

Archaeologists change the date of earliest man-made fire

Growing Hope

Plantibodies may be the newest weapon against HIV

Templer’s Sense of Snow

Biologist probes the impact of snow-challenged winters

Table Of Contents: Alumni Books And Reviews

For David Kelly,
Every Ballpark Has
a Mystery

Children’s books find mischief in the grandstands

Katherine Howe: A Passion for Archi-
tecture, History, Magic

Titanic tragedy plays central role in new novel

Weather Wisdom

Meteorologist Bonnie Schneider’s book offers a crash course on surviving natural disasters

Table Of Contents: Alumni Notes

Alums Named to Power 100 List

A CFA and two COM grads chosen by Hollywood Reporter

Story Time

Catherine Burns (COM’91), Sarah Austin Jenness (COM’00) are at the helm of the Moth

The Big Cheese

Jason Sobocinski (MET’07) stars in Cooking Channel show

Network Your Way to Success

BU alumni helping alumni

Table Of Contents: Obituaries

Roman Totenberg Dies at 101

Violinist, beloved CFA professor, classical music legend