Boston University News Releases


31st May, 2002
Boston University Refugee Center Offers Caring for Survivors Workshop on June 8 Boston, Mass. — Psychiatrist Michael Grodin, a professor at Boston University's School of Public Health who works extensively with survivors of torture, has seen it all. One of his patients, a Hutu woman, escaped ethnic strife in Burundi a year ago, after Tutsi police arrested her husband, a fisherman...
30th May, 2002
Computer Model Reinforces Observed 20-Year Greening Trend in Northern Forests Boston, MA — A new study of how vegetation growth is affected by worldwide changes in temperature, to be published in the May 31 issue of Science, finds that the northern regions of the earth have become more green over the past 20 years. As average temperatures have increased, spring is starting...
29th May, 2002
Hundreds Of High School Students Compete For Scholarships At Boston University's Annual Design Competition (Boston, Mass.) - Boston University's College of Engineering will host its twelfth annual Design Competition, a vehicle-design competition for high school students throughout the Northeast, on Sunday, June 2. More than 200 students will compete in two-person teams for partial scholarships to Boston...
20th May, 2002
Commencement Address A university properly celebrates human achievement, but it also must be mindful of all that it means to be human. Our lives are limited by death and our joys are tempered, both by natural tragedy and by mankind's own evil acts. At the beginning of this academic year, thousands of innocent...
17th May, 2002
Boston University Recognizes Professors May 19 for Excellence in Teaching Boston, MA — - Boston University at Commencement today bestows its highest teaching award to Dr. Laisheng Lee Chou, DMD, Ph.D., a professor and director of the Division of Oral Medicine in the School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Chou has been named the 29th recipient of the Metcalf Cup and Prize, chosen...
16th May, 2002
Fashion Designer Jessica McClintock to be Honored at Boston University Boston, MA —Famed designer Jessica McClintock will be honored by Boston University’s General Education Alumni Association (GEAA) at a reunion and alumni awards reception on May 18, 2002. McClintock, a 1950 graduate of BU’s General College, will receive the 2002 award for outstanding service to the...
15th May, 2002
Termites Show Social Transfer of Immunity Boston, MA — Modern medicine discovered vaccination only two centuries ago-although its common use began more than a hundred years later, and then mainly in Europe and North America. For most people in the world, vaccination began less than fifty years ago. Termites, however, probably...
13th May, 2002
New Boston University Hillel House Groundbreaking Boston, MA — Boston University breaks ground May 20 for the $15 million new Hillel House center for Jewish life on campus. Ceremonies feature Edgar M. Bronfman, chairman of Hillel’s International Board of Governors, president of the World Jewish Congress and former CEO and chairman of Seagram...