Using the Humanities to Improve Healthcare



BU Health Humanities Project looks at how studying poetry, history, and religion can help doctors better connect with patients—and reduce their own stress

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Photo of Charlestown High School senior Chakaiya Harrison (center), a Menino Scholar and Charlestown High School’s Class of 2022 school's salutatorian, doing quick dance with her friends, Kaemani Hammonds, left, and Marley Gustama on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 before or after the ceremony. The students pictured are all young people of color and they wear bright blue caps and gowns as they smile and laugh together.

2022 Charlestown H.S. Graduation

Charlestown High School Class of 2022 salutatorian and Menino Scholar Chakaiya Harrison (CAS’26) (center) and friends Kaemani Hammonds (left) and Marley Gustama were among the school’s close to 200 seniors celebrating their graduation, held at BU’s Case Gymnasium June 22. A second CHS grad, Stephanie Pereyra (CAS’26), has also been named a Menino Scholar. The award provides a full-tuition merit scholarship for graduates of Boston public high schools, based on academic achievement, leadership, and merit.

Photo by Jake Belcher

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Scoring the Soundtracks of Our Lives



A Q&A with Alex Coutts (COM’11) of Made Music Studio

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June: Aphasia Awareness Month 

Learn how an interdisciplinary team of Hariri Institute computer scientists and neuroscientists found that the brain’s resting state functional connectivity predicts how stroke survivors with aphasia recover language skills.

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