Research on Tap: War and Peace: Causes, Consequences, and Alternatives (2018)

William Tecumseh Sherman said “War is hell.” It is also an enormously complex process and problem which calls for multi- and inter-disciplinary approaches. Sherman also said, “You might as well appeal against a thunderstorm as against these terrible hardships of war.” What are the causes of war and peace? What are the consequences of war […]

Research on Tap: Creative Research (2018)

Standard research is about innovative thinking and practice, about making and testing assumptions, performing, proposing, speculating, asking questions and paving the way for new questions or propositions to be made next time. It is about the illumination of new knowledge around an identifiable theme and question, engaging with the known in new ways, constructing, proposing […]

Research on Tap: Materials Science and Engineering: The Science of Stuff (2017)

Hosted by David Bishop, Head, Division of Materials Science & Engineering, and Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Materials Science & Engineering, ENG; and Alice White, Chair, Mechanical Engineering, and Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering, ENG. Materials science has enabled and driven technological advances for all of human history. Today, […]

Research on Tap: The Next Generation: A Research on Tap Celebrating Postdoctoral Research at BU (2017)

BU is home to nearly 400 postdoctoral scholars, each one bringing a fresh perspective to research across a variety of fields. this session, hosted by Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs (PDPA), demonstrated how the work done by postdoctoral scholars helps develop tools and strategies that impact our everyday lives, from the tiniest particles to complex […]

Research on Tap: From Earth Orbit to Distant Galaxies: Space Research at Boston University (2017)

Hosted by Alan Marscher, Professor, Astronomy, CAS, this session featured faculty conducting research that uses space probes, as well as both space- and ground-based telescopes, to explore the Earth’s cosmic environment, our Solar System, planets around other stars, gas clouds, galaxies, and black holes. View program here. View Slides Note: Videos in slides will not […]

Research on Tap: From Renaissance to Enlightenment (2016)

Hosted by James A. Winn, William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor of English, and Director, Boston University Center for the Humanities. The Early Modern Period, roughly the three centuries from 1500 to 1800 CE, witnessed astonishing changes and developments in philosophy, religion, and all the arts. Boston University is fortunate to have a lively group of […]

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