Boston University News Releases


31st October, 2007
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Franz Wright to Speak at Boston University Boston – Distinguished poet Franz Wright will give a lecture entitled Language as a Sacrament in the New Testament on Thursday, November 1 at Boston University. The talk will explore the idea of language as sacrament in the Christian scriptures, as well as the poetic forms used by Jesus in his teaching....
30th October, 2007
Scientists Use Shared Genome Data to Confirm SORL1 Gene Linked to Alzheimer's Until recently, only one of the approximately 30,000 genes in the human genome has been linked to risk of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Now, a new NIH-supported study in the Nov. 19, 2007, issue of NeuroReport (now online) used a publicly shared genome dataset to strongly support findings...
26th October, 2007
Boston University Academy Students Commended in National Merit Scholarship Program Boston – Boston University Academy Head of School, James S. Berkman, announced that eighteen students (53 percent) of BU Academy's senior class have been named Commended Students in the 2008 National Merit Scholarship Program. Students receiving this distinction are: Adrian Banerji,...
26th October, 2007
Three Boston University Professors Named American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows (Boston) - Professors Howard Eichenbaum and Maureen Raymo of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), and Helen Tager-Flusberg of the School of Medicine (MED), have been awarded the distinction of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows. Election as a Fellow is an honor...
24th October, 2007
Faculty Forum Chats: Boston University Students Invited to Engage in Stimulating Discussions with Renowned Professors Boston – The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University presents the Fall 2007 Faculty Forum Chats series. The forums bring students and faculty together in an informal setting to discuss a variety of engaging subjects. The series seeks to promote dialogue and cultivate the personal...
23rd October, 2007
BU Goldman School of Dental Medicine Mourns Dean Spencer Frankl Spencer Frankl, dean of the Goldman School of Dental Medicine for more than 30 years and the longest-serving dean of any dental school in the country, died peacefully Saturday morning after a battle with cancer. Frankl led the school and its faculty to a position of prominence among the nation’s...
22nd October, 2007
Public and Private Sector Leaders Join to Support Children’s Health In Wake of Rising Fuel Prices (Boston)-Members of the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation and Citizens Energy Chairman Joseph P. Kennedy II joined area doctors led by the Children’s Sentinel Assessment Program (C-SNAP) out of Boston Medical Center to announce the findings of a new report today linking rising fuel prices to...
18th October, 2007
Boston University Awarded $1.25 Million Upward Bound Math Science Grant Boston – The United States Department of Education recently awarded Boston University one of only 110 national Upward Bound Math Science grants. BU’s proposal scored among the top ten percent and the program will be funded $1.25 million over five years. Led jointly by representatives from the...
12th October, 2007
Banker to the Poor: Nobel Laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus To Speak at Boston University Boston - 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Muhammad Yunus will give a lecture entitled The End of Poverty: Because Poverty Is the Absence of Every Human Right on Saturday, October 13 at Boston University. One of the most prominent world leaders and activists for peace and the end of poverty, Dr....
11th October, 2007
Boston University School of Visual Arts presents the Fourth Annual Tim Hamill Visiting Artist Lecture Chuck Close and Robert Storr in conversation Boston - Acclaimed artist Chuck Close will be joined by distinguished curator and critic Robert Storr in the Fourth Annual Tim Hamill Visiting Artist Lecture Series on Thursday, November 1 at Boston University. The lecture series, named in honor of BU School of Visual Arts alumnus Tim Hamill, was...
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