Boston University News Releases


16th December, 2003
BU Geographers Develop New Way to Map Environmental Effects of World’s Urban Areas (Boston, Mass.) — Using satellites rather than ships and pixels rather than paper, modern cartographers have pushed both the scope and technology of maps to produce images that move well beyond the simple detailing of boundaries. Today’s map makers produce regional, continental, and global portraits...
15th December, 2003
Boston University Scientist Wins One of 14 Grants That Mark Next Phase of Human Genome Investigation (Boston, Mass.) — Using some poetic license, you could consider the human genome as the dramatic script of each life. Its cast of star performers was recently supplied by the Human Genome Project; researchers in that effort identified each protein-encoding gene in the genome. Naming the supporting...
9th December, 2003
Emotional, Physical Responses to Harsh Words Get Lost in Translation, Says BU Psychologist (Boston, Mass.) — “Shame on you!” Say that to a colleague and you may see a brief widening of the eyes or a sharp turn of the head. If so, there may be more than just the element of surprise at work. It is quite likely, according to research reported by Catherine Harris, an associate...
1st December, 2003
Chicago Resident Receives Lubee Award at Bat Research Symposium (Boston, Mass.) — Boston University senior Diane Hirsh recently received the Lubee Award at the 33rd Annual North American Symposium on Bat Research. The Chicago resident was the sole undergraduate student in the competition and this was her first conference talk. Since June 2003, Hirsh...
24th November, 2003
"Focus on Mathematics" to Welcome Partners from Local Schools, Boston University at Colloquium (Boston, Mass) — “Focus on Mathematics” is sponsoring a colloquium and reception for teachers, school superintendents, researchers, and mathematicians affiliated with this new math-education improvement program at Boston University on Friday, December 5. The events will be held at the University’s...
24th November, 2003
Robert Pinsky and Boston Arts Academy Form Boston University Creative Writing Scholars Program (Boston, Mass.) – Robert Pinsky, professor of English at Boston University and the former Poet Laureate of the United States, and Linda Nathan, headmaster of the Boston Arts Academy (BAA), recently created the Boston University Creative Writing Scholars Program. The year-long writers’ residency...
20th November, 2003
Boston University to Hold Topping Off Ceremony for New Hillel House (Boston, Mass.) — Boston University will hold a ceremony on Sunday, November 23 to top off its new $15 million Florence and Chafetz Hillel House. The new state-of-the art facility is expected to be completed by September 2004. The 33,000 square foot structure at the center of the...
18th November, 2003
Boston University Presents Truman Capote's Holiday Memories -- A New Holiday Experience For The Whole Family (Boston, Mass.)— The Boston University Professional Theatre Initiative, in association with the Huntington Theatre Company, presents Truman Capote’s sweet and wonderful look at the holiday season, Holiday Memories, in its Boston premiere. Performances begin in Studio 210 in the Boston University...
13th November, 2003
Boston University Engineers Win NSF Grant to Improve Information Use by Sensor Networks (Boston, Mass.) — Fans of the television show Star Trek know that finding a colleague in a large spaceship is as simple as asking the computer to locate the individual’s communication device. On-body sensors are staples of science fiction, integral to dramatic situations where individuals must be...
5th November, 2003
Boston University Center for Millennial Studies and School of Theology to Co-Sponsor Apocalyptic Symposium (Boston, Mass) — The Boston University Center for Millennial Studies and School of Theology, and the Boston Theological Institute are co-sponsoring a two-day symposium, “Millennial Texts and Apocalyptic Contexts: Implications for Congregational Life,” on November 9 and 10 at the Andover Newton Theological...