Boston University News Releases


30th September, 2004
Fast, Robust, and a Blast from the Past, Mechanical Memory Switch Outstrips Chip Technology (Boston) — There are no gears or levers involved, nor even, for those who remember such things, punch cards transported in oblong boxes. Yet research by a Boston University team led by physicist Pritiraj Mohanty does update a decidedly “old” technology in a bid to build better, faster data storage...
28th September, 2004
Nutrition Expert Recommends Healthy Ways to Avoid the “Freshman 15” (Boston) – With easy access to fattening take-out food, convenience stores with quick fixes for munchies readily accessible and daily late night pizza runs, the freedom of college life can also mean gaining the dreaded “freshman 15.” “For many students, freshman year is the first time...
28th September, 2004
Dr. James A. Pritchett Named Director of African Studies Center at Boston University (Boston) — Dr. James A. Pritchett has been named director of the African Studies Center at Boston University. Pritchett succeeds James McCann, who will stay on at the center as the associate director for development. Serving as the center’s assistant director since 1991, Pritchett is also associate...
27th September, 2004
Former Prime Minister Michel Rocard of France Speaks at Boston University (Boston) — French former Prime Minister Michel Rocard examines French-U.S. relations on Wednesday, October 6, at Boston University. Responding will be Mark Lilla, professor at the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. The discussion, entitled “Some Reflections on...
23rd September, 2004
Boston University Trustees Begin Presidential Search Committee Selection (Boston) – The Boston University Board of Trustees today voted to take the first step in a two-part process to create a presidential search committee. The fifteen-person group will consist of trustees, deans, faculty, and alumni, ensuring that various groups within the university community are represented...
23rd September, 2004
U.S. Ambassador to India David Mulford Speaks on U.S.-India Relations at BU Alumni Event (Boston) — “I have no doubt that close and collaborative relations between America and India will flourish in the next few years,” said U.S. Ambassador to India and Boston University alumnus Dr. David C. Mulford at a recent BU alumni lecture and reception in Mumbai, India. “Prime Minister...
22nd September, 2004
Boston University Biomedical Engineer among 100 Young Innovators Being Honored by Technology Review (Boston) — Timothy S. Gardner, research associate and assistant professor of biomedical engineering in Boston University’s College of Engineering, has been selected as one of the world’s 100 “top young innovators” in 2004 by Technology Review, MIT’s Magazine of Innovation. Those named to this year’s...
20th September, 2004
BU Sargent College Kicks Off Healthy Lifestyle Challenge with Free Breakfast on October 4 (Boston) - Join us for a free breakfast as we kick off the “Sargent Healthy Lifestyle Challenge” in the Sargent College lobby at 635 Commonwealth Avenue on Monday, October 4 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Stop by to receive a free breakfast bag, learn about the challenge and find out how to join.
16th September, 2004
Boston University to Host Free, Anonymous Screenings During National Depression Screening Day (Boston) – Each year depression and anxiety disorders affect more than 17 million Americans, hampering their ability to function at work, school, and at home. Depression causes pain and suffering not only to those who have the disorder, but to those who care about them. Unfortunately, many people...
9th September, 2004
Boston University Professor Receives 2005 United Methodist Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award (Boston) — Professor Bonnie Costello of Boston University was recently honored with the 2005 United Methodist Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award, which was presented at a special university ceremony. Costello is a professor of English at Boston University’s College of Arts and Sciences....
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