Boston University News Releases


30th June, 2006
New Model of Brain Sheds Light on Causes of Autism (Boston) – Approximately 1.5 million children and adults in the U.S. have autism and it is estimated to be the fastest growing developmental disability with a 10 – 17 percent increase each year. While much is known about the symptoms of autism, the exact cause of the condition is not yet defined....
22nd June, 2006
Boston University Researchers Develop New Model of Ice Volume Change Based on Earth's Orbital Patterns (Boston) –Through dated geological records scientists have known for decades that variations in the Earth’s orbit around the sun – subtle changes in the distance between the two – control ice ages. But, for the first 2 million years of the Northern Hemisphere Ice Age there has always been a mismatch...
20th June, 2006
Associate Dean Honored by Boston University School of Medicine (Boston) - In celebration of his many years of loyal service and dedication to Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), the School recently honored John McCahan, MD, the associate dean of academic affairs and a professor of family medicine, with its first John McCahan Medical Education Day....
15th June, 2006
Archdiocesan High School Grads Receive Medeiros Scholarships from Boston University (Boston) — Fourteen students from Boston-area Archdiocesan high schools received four-year, full-tuition Cardinal Medeiros scholarships to Boston University at ceremonies held on May 19 at Metcalf Hall. His Eminence Sean Cardinal O’Malley, archbishop of Boston, and Boston University President Robert...
13th June, 2006
Fellowship Provides 10 Student Members of Photonics Center with Tuition and Stipend for Research Assistantships (Boston) - The Boston University Photonics Center announced today a new program funding photonics graduate students in the sciences and engineering and has selected the first recipients of these prestigious awards. Beginning in September 2006, the Center will support Research Assistantships for...
9th June, 2006
New Applications in Medicine Sweep Inaugural Round of Boston University Ignition Awards (Boston) —A non-invasive test to predict a smoker’s risk for lung cancer, a needle-free way to deliver insulin and other therapies, and a potential new non-addictive painkiller captured the inaugural round of the newly introduced Ignition Awards. The grants, which are offered through the university’s...
7th June, 2006
Boston University's Nation-Leading High School Scholarship Program to Pass $114 Million Mark (Boston) — America’s largest and longest-running scholarship program for urban public high school graduates eclipses the $114 million milestone on Monday, June 19, as Boston University presents 41 new scholars with four-year, full-tuition scholarships at the 33rd special awards ceremony for...
5th June, 2006
Boston University To Host Conference On The Social Spaces Of Food And Agriculture (Boston) — Over the course of the five-day (June 7-11, 2006) joint conference of The Association for the Study of Food and Society and The Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society, Boston University will be the hub of culinary activity. Hosted by the Department of Gastronomy in...