WBUR Breaks Ground on New Cultural Venue CitySpace

Project supported in part by record $5 million gift WBUR and BU officials and key donors at a ceremonial groundbreaking February 28 for BU’s NPR station’s new cultural events venue CitySpace, partially funded by $5 million from Jonathan and Jeannie Lavine, WBUR’s largest gift ever. Photo by Maddie Malhotra (COM’19). WBUR, Boston University’s National Public […]

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SheHacks Boston Student Organizers Are #makingthenewnormal

Weekend hackathon tackles the gender gap in computer science A negative experience at a New York hackathon gave Fiona Whittington (COM’19) the idea for SheHacks Boston. Photo by Jake Belcher. Fiona Whittington went to her first hackathon by herself. It didn’t go well. “When I walked in some guy came up to me and was like, […]

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CAS Scientists Develop ACES to Monitor Greenhouse-Gas Emissions

Tool will give cities data needed to reduce concentrations of carbon dioxide Lucy Hutyra and Conor Gately have developed a new tool called ACES, which provides fine-resolution data on CO2 emissions. A key to climate change regulation, says Hutyra, is monitoring emissions “in a robust, transparent, and reproducible way.” Photo by Cydney Scott. In June […]

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New Leader for Technology Development Office

Mike Pratt will aid faculty in collaborations with industry Mike Pratt has been promoted to managing director of the Technology Development Office after being interim managing director since August 2015. Photo (right) by Jackie Ricciardi. Talk about taking one for the team. In 2008, BU researcher Ed Damiano needed a couple of healthy adults as controls for […]

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Science Club for Girls Takes STEM to the Next Generation

GWISE grad students share knowledge and enthusiasm Aurora Kesseli (GRS’21) with third-graders Amaria Smith (left) and Cassandra Riley as they work on an experiment at the Girls Science Club. In a messy room at Allston’s West End House Boys and Girls Club, a dozen girls and women are gathered around a table, coloring and chatting. This […]

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Emphysema: A New Way to Predict Treatment Outcomes?

Computer model may lead to more personalized, optimized treatment Boston University researchers Béla Suki (left) and Jarred Mondoñedo have developed a computer model of emphysema that could help predict patient survival and quality of life following treatment. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. Emphysema is a long-term and devastating lung disease. As it progresses, the body’s own […]

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Trustee’s Gift Ignites Student Entrepreneurship

BU Spark! connects technology ideas with expertise, funding Ziba Cranmer leads BU Spark! the new in-house incubator for student technology projects at the Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. BU students have a new way to get their great ideas off their hard drives and into the world. Created […]

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Bionic Pancreas Passes Critical Science Hurdle

$12M from NIH moves ENG prof’s device forward ENG’s Edward Damiano with the prototype bionic pancreas he’s been working on for almost 17 years. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. On the heels of winning $12 million in supplemental funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct a major, multicenter, national clinical trial of his […]

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