Boston University News Releases


26th May, 2000
New Ground-based Photos of Mercury's Unseen Surface Obtained by BU Astronomers (Boston, Mass.) — Ever since Galileo first used a telescope in 1609, astronomers have tried to capture images of the surface of Mercury with a ground-based telescope. Now, a team of astronomers from Boston University released images revealing details of Mercury's surface in the May issue of The...
22nd May, 2000
Classical Studies on the Rise at BU (Boston, Mass.) — Latin and Greek may be dead languages, but interest in them is not — at least not at Boston University, where classical studies are actually on the rise. Scholarships, journals, plays, an undergraduate association, special dormitories, and general intellectual interest all contribute...
19th May, 2000
Boston University Awards the Reverend Anthony Campbell School of Theology Alumni Award (Boston, Mass.) — The Reverend Doctor Anthony Cardova Campbell (STH’65) will receive the Boston University School of Theology Distinguished Alumnus Award for outstanding achievement and distinction in service to the profession and the alma mater. The award will be presented at the School of Theology...
18th May, 2000
Alumna Jhumpa Lahiri to Receive Pulitzer May 22 (Boston, Mass.) — Boston University alumna Jhumpa Lahiri recently became the youngest writer ever to be awarded the Pulitzer prize for fiction. Lahiri, 32, was honored for her first book, the short story collection Interpreter of Maladies, at a ceremony at Columbia University’s Low Library. [ related...
17th May, 2000
Shedding Light on Luminescence (Woods Hole, Mass.) — Anyone who's spent time at a Cape Cod beach on a warm August night has seen them: luminescing ctenophores that twinkle like tiny stars in moonlit waters. No one knows exactly why these comb jellies flicker and glow like they do, but Marine Biological Laboratory senior scientist...
12th May, 2000
Boston University Trustees Name New Dean of Metropolitan College (Boston, Mass.) — John Ebersole, associate provost and professor of management at Colorado State University, has been named Dean of Metropolitan College at BostonUniversity, effective September 2000. Ebersole, who served in the Coast Guard for 21 years, holds graduate degrees in business,...
11th May, 2000
Hidden Persuaders or Market Conscious Followers (Boston, Mass.) — Are consumers manipulated into buying things they don’t want through skillful advertising? Not so, argues History Professor Regina Lee Blaszczyk in her new book Imagining Consumers: Design and Innovation from Wedgwood to Corning. To the contrary, her research reveals that historically...
9th May, 2000
Boston University Toasts Recipients of Case, Melville, and Trustee Scholarhips at Ceremony (Boston, Mass.) — Boston University recently honored students who have received the Case, Melville, and Trustee Scholarships for the 1999-2000 school year. Harold C. Case Scholarship Established to honor the late Harold C. Case, who served as the fifth president of Boston...
8th May, 2000
A New Picture of the Brain may Reveal the Key to Alzheimer'sboston University Physicists Correlate Disappearance of Vertical Structures with Loss of Brain Function (Boston, Mass.) — Vertical structures, called microcolumns, found in the cerebral cortex of normal brains, are disrupted in the brains of people affected by Alzheimer’s disease, report Boston University scientists in the cover story of the May 9th issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy...
2nd May, 2000
Studies Document Female Sexual Dysfunction and Potential Treatments (Boston, Mass.) — Female sexual dysfunction and treatment options were the subject of three studies recently presented at the annual American Urological Meeting in Atlanta, Ga. The studies, conducted by Drs. Laura and Jennifer Berman and Dr. Irwin Goldstein of Boston University Medical Center, observe...
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