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...