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Newswise: Energy Expert Peter Fox-Penner Joins Boston University Questrom School of Business
Released: 14-Dec-2015 1:30 PM EST
Energy Expert Peter Fox-Penner Joins Boston University Questrom School of Business
Boston University

The Boston University Questrom School of Business announced today that Peter Fox-Penner, renowned expert in energy policy, sustainability and business strategy, will join the School as Professor of the Practice on January 1, 2016. Dr. Fox-Penner will lead initiatives to expand the School’s education programs in the field of sustainability, including the creation of a University-wide Institute for Sustainable Energy.

Newswise: “Desert Development Corridor” Plan Accepted by Egypt’s Government
Released: 1-Mar-2011 11:00 AM EST
“Desert Development Corridor” Plan Accepted by Egypt’s Government
Boston University

A visionary plan for a “Desert Development Corridor” in Egypt, researched and created by Boston University geologist Dr. Farouk El-Baz, has been adopted by the country’s interim government as its flagship program. According to El-Baz, the plan – which includes the construction, along 1,200 kilometers, of a new eight-lane superhighway, a railway, a water pipeline, and a power line – would open new land for urban development, commerce, agriculture, tourism and related jobs.

Released: 8-Sep-2001 12:00 AM EDT
Vigorous and Greener Vegetation Growth in Northern Hemisphere
Boston University

Researchers from Boston University and NASA have recently discovered that parts of the northern hemisphere have become much greener and the growing season has increased over the past 21 years.

Released: 23-Aug-2001 12:00 AM EDT
Astronomy Dept Receives $500,000 Grant From W.M. Keck Foundation
Boston University

The Los Angeles-based W.M. Keck Foundation recently awarded Boston University's astronomy department a $500,000 grant to develop Mimir, a powerful, state-of-the-art, wide-field imaging spectrometer and polarimeter.

Released: 1-Aug-2001 12:00 AM EDT
Biomedical Engineering Program Receives $14M
Boston University

The Virginia-based Whitaker Foundation has recognized Boston University's worldwide leadership in biomedical engineering education and research with a $14M Leadership Award to enhance and expand its biomedical engineering programs.

19-Jul-2001 12:00 AM EDT
School Zone Anti Drug Law Fails to Deter Dealers
Boston University

A study released by Join Together, a project of Boston University School of Public Health, finds that the 1989 Massachusetts' School Zone Anti-Drug law fails to drive drug dealers away from Massachusetts schools.

Released: 11-Jul-2001 12:00 AM EDT
Green Tea May Offer Some Protection from Breast Cancer
Boston University

Researchers from Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health have shown that compounds found in green tea may offer some protection from development of breast cancer.

5-Jul-2001 12:00 AM EDT
Vitamin D Intoxification
Boston University

For many people, vitamins are beneficial and essential, not potentially poisonous. However, in a "Letter to the Editor" of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), researchers from Boston University School of Medicine, describe the dangers associated with ingestion of an over-the-counter vitamin D supplement.

4-Jul-2001 12:00 AM EDT
Physician Antitrust Exemption Legislation
Boston University

Physician antitrust exemption legislation recently proposed at both the state and federal levels could impact health care costs and considerably alter the relationship between physicians and managed health care plans. Researchers recently published their analysis of this significant legislative development in the July 3rd issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Released: 11-May-2001 12:00 AM EDT
Governor of Puerto Rico to Speak at Boston University Commencement
Boston University

The Hon. Sila Calderon, the first woman governor of Puerto Rico, will deliver the address at Boston University's 128th commencement exercises Sunday, May 20, at 11 a.m. President Jon Westling announced the speaker during the annual senior brunch, held on campus last week.

8-May-2001 12:00 AM EDT
Boston University School of Medicine Commencement Speaker
Boston University

Boston University School of Medicine announces Anamaria Bulatovic, MD, MPH, FAAP, president, Doctors Without Borders, as this year's commencement speaker. The BUSM Commencement will be held on Sunday, May 20 at 3:00 p.m. at the World Trade Center in Boston.

Released: 2-May-2001 12:00 AM EDT
Does Shortening Length of Stay Reduce or Shift Costs?
Boston University

Hospitals may be saving money because coronary artery bypass surgery patients are being discharged sooner, but surgeons from Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center have shown that costs are actually being shifted to other health care providers.

Released: 13-Apr-2001 12:00 AM EDT
Pyramids and Sphinx May be Gifts of Desert
Boston University

"Egypt is the gift of the Nile," wrote Herodotus in 450 B.C. But according to research by Boston University Professor, the Greek historian got it only half right.

Released: 24-Jan-2001 12:00 AM EST
International Public Health Researchers Join Boston University
Boston University

Thirteen leading researchers have joined the Department of International Health at Boston University School of Public Health, bringing to the school a wealth of international public health knowledge and the well-respected Applied Research on Child Health Program.

Released: 4-Nov-2000 12:00 AM EST
Tip Sheet: Grin and Grip
Boston University

Campaigning season is coming to a close and many candidates are feeling the effects of incessant hand shaking with the American public. A Clinical Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy at BU's Sargent College offers the following tips as we near the end of the campaign trail.

Released: 19-Oct-2000 12:00 AM EDT
Female Sexual Function and Dysfunction
Boston University

On Monday, October 23, Irwin Goldstein, MD, professor, department of urology, Boston University School of Medicine will hold a press conference to discuss the current status of female sexual function and dysfunction research and to provide an overview of the third international forum on female sexual function.

Released: 19-Oct-2000 12:00 AM EDT
First National Napping Day for Women
Boston University

Camille & Bill Anthony, co-authors of The Art of Napping at Work, have declared the Sunday marking the end of daylight savings time to be National Napping Day for Women.

Released: 12-Oct-2000 12:00 AM EDT
International Symposium on Virtual Colonscopy
Boston University

Boston University School of Medicine is sponsoring the Second International Symposium on Virtual Colonoscopy, beginning October 16, 2000.

Released: 27-Sep-2000 12:00 AM EDT
$1.1 Million Knight Foundation Grant to Boston University
Boston University

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded $1,151,700 to Boston University to establish an international science and medical journalism center to strengthen news coverage of science, medicine and public health.

Released: 27-Sep-2000 12:00 AM EDT
Knight Foundation Awards BU $1.1M
Boston University

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded $1,151,700 to Boston University to establish an international science and medical journalism center to strengthen news coverage of science, medicine and public health.

26-Sep-2000 12:00 AM EDT
Parental Role in Development of Obesity in Children
Boston University

According to researchers from Boston University School of Medicine, children whose parents display certain eating behaviors are at a greater risk for developing obesity than children whose parents do not display these behaviors. The study appears in the September issue of International Journal of Obesity.

Released: 26-Aug-2000 12:00 AM EDT
Exercise May Reduce The Risk Of Impotence
Boston University

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine and the New England Research Institutes report that physical activity of at least 200 calories a day--the equivalent of walking briskly for two miles--may reduce a man's risk of developing erectile dysfunction/ED (impotence). (Urology, 8-00)

Released: 17-Aug-2000 12:00 AM EDT
IBM's ASCI White Power for Researchers at BU
Boston University

Boston University has implemented a broadly available version of IBM's ASCI White, the most powerful supercomputer ever built. It will help researchers on projects in fields such as quantum physics, genome research as well as investigations into a cure for Alzheimer's.

Released: 8-Aug-2000 12:00 AM EDT
PhotoSecure, Inc., Emerges from BU Photonics Center
Boston University

PhotoSecure, Inc., announced that GenuOne, Inc., has invested one million dollars in the development of the company. PhotoSecure was incubated in the Boston University Photonics Center.

Released: 27-Jul-2000 12:00 AM EDT
New Drug Useful for Acute Congestive Heart Failure
Boston University

An experimental drug, nesiritide, provides new hope for the more than one million patients hospitalized in the U.S. each year with acute congestive heart failure, according to an article in NEJM.

Released: 19-Jul-2000 12:00 AM EDT
Boston University Launches New Journalism Program
Boston University

Boston University announces the creation of a Washington Journalism Program for both graduate and undergraduate students who will report on national politics with a New England angle for the program's newly created BU-Washington News Service.

Released: 13-Jul-2000 12:00 AM EDT
Secret to Movement in Super-Cooled Water
Boston University

Scientists at the Center for Polymer Studies at Boston University and at the Universite di Roma La Sapienza have created a computer model that is useful in understanding how molecules move through super-cooled water (Nature, and Physical Review Letters, 5-15-00).

Released: 27-Jun-2000 12:00 AM EDT
Photodetection Systems Emerges from Photonics Incubator
Boston University

PhotoDetection Systems, Inc., has received a first round of venture funding in the amount of $2.75 million. The company develops advanced, low-cost, 3-D medical imaging systems that can detect very small tumors and determine whether or not they are malignant.

Released: 14-Jun-2000 12:00 AM EDT
UNH Hosts Largest Meeting of Mammalian Biologists
Boston University

Scientists and students from around the world will convene in Durham, N.H., from June 17-21, 2000, to attend the 80th annual meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists; the meeting provides opportunities for members to share recent discoveries from a wide array of topics, including evolution and genetics, ecology, behavior, conservation, and natural history.

13-Jun-2000 12:00 AM EDT
Women with HIV Who Suffer from Physical and Sexual Abuse
Boston University

Physical and sexual abuse are common and associated with increased medical disease and health care utilization among HIV-infected women according to a study in the June 12 Archives of Internal Medicine. The multi-center study examined whether victimization experience is associated with increases in documented medical disease and health care.

Released: 7-Jun-2000 12:00 AM EDT
White LED Wins Discover Award for Technical Innovation
Boston University

Fred Schubert of Boston University is one winner of the DISCOVER Magazine Awards. Schubert's Photon Recycling Semiconductor Light-Emitting Diode combines up to three different wavelengths of light to produce a highly efficient, long-lasting, white light suitable for many lighting situations.

Released: 6-Jun-2000 12:00 AM EDT
Cancer Therapy Developed in Boston: P450 Gene
Boston University

A promising new weapon against cancer, developed by scientists at Boston University, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, has begun clinical trials at Oxford BioMedica, a British company specializing in the application of gene-based therapeutics.

Released: 27-May-2000 12:00 AM EDT
New Ground-Based Photos of Mercury's Unseen Surface
Boston University

A team of astronomers from Boston University released images revealing details of Mercury's surface in the May Astronomical Journal and at the American Geophysical Union in Washington, DC.

Released: 16-May-2000 12:00 AM EDT
Olympia Dukakis: Honorary Degree at Boston University
Boston University

Actress and School for the Arts alumna Olympia Dukakis will receive an honorary degree at Boston University's 127th commencement exercises on May 21; Tom Wolfe will deliver the BU commencement address.

Released: 16-May-2000 12:00 AM EDT
BU School of Management Announces MS.MBA Program
Boston University

The School of Management at Boston University announced a unique program offering concurrent Masters degrees in business and information systems to prepare future CEOs for the new economy.

Released: 11-May-2000 12:00 AM EDT
Hidden Persuaders or Market Conscious Followers
Boston University

Are consumers manipulated into buying things they don't want? BU history professor Regina Blaszczyk, in "Imagining Consumers: Design and Innovation from Wedgwood to Corning," reveals that leading manufacturers of home goods devote considerable effort to learn their customers' priorities and preferences.

Released: 9-May-2000 12:00 AM EDT
New Brain Picture May Reveal Key to Alzheimer's
Boston University

Vertical structures, called microcolumns, found in the cerebral cortex of normal brains are disrupted in the brains of people affected by Alzheimer's disease and may be connected to the cognitive loss associated with it, report Boston University scientists in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

Released: 6-May-2000 12:00 AM EDT
Author Tom Wolfe to Speak at B.U. Commencement
Boston University

Best-selling author Tom Wolfe will deliver the address at Boston University's 127th commencement exercises Sunday, May 21, at 11 a.m.

Released: 29-Apr-2000 12:00 AM EDT
Dual Citizenship and Identity in the Global Context
Boston University

On May 6, 2000, the Institute for the Study of Economic Culture at Boston University will host a conference on the ways that membership in multiple societies challenges traditional notions of citizenship and nationhood, assimilation and identity.

Released: 20-Apr-2000 12:00 AM EDT
OT Students, National Initiative Against Violence
Boston University

Occupational therapy students at Boston University's Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences have begun a national initiative to raise awareness of violence in schools, violence at work, and road rage.

20-Apr-2000 12:00 AM EDT
Older Workers Key to Massachusetts' Economic Growth
Boston University

In a report submitted this morning to Governor Paul Cellucci, the Commonwealth's Blue Ribbon Commission on Older Workers warns that the Massachusetts economy could be hobbled by the loss of as many as 250,000 potential new jobs to other states by mid-decade, unless steps are taken to retrain and employ the state's older workers.

Released: 15-Apr-2000 12:00 AM EDT
Commission on Older Workers Presents Findings
Boston University

Massachusetts Commission on Older Workers to present findings to governor: today's tight labor markets only a preview of problems to come.

Released: 14-Apr-2000 12:00 AM EDT
Nobel Laureate Confronts Infinity at Boston University
Boston University

Gerard 't Hooft, winner of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Physics, will present "A Confrontation with Infinity" at Boston University's Metcalf Science Center on Tues., April 25, 2000.

14-Apr-2000 12:00 AM EDT
Nobel Laureate Sheldon Glashow to Join BU Faculty
Boston University

Sheldon Lee Glashow, a distinguished theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate who is an expert in elementary particle theory and cosmology, will join the Boston University faculty this July as the first Arthur G.B. Metcalf Professor of Science.

Released: 11-Apr-2000 12:00 AM EDT
Center for East Asian Archaeology and Cultural History
Boston University

Boston University has won a $750,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to establish the International Center for East Asian Archaeology and Cultural History; the Center's focus will include Central Asia, Siberia, Korea, Japan, China, and mainland Southeast Asia.

Released: 8-Apr-2000 12:00 AM EDT
First Aurelio Professor of Mathematics and Science
Boston University

Nancy Kopell, an accomplished mathematician who has applied her knowledge of nonlinear dynamics to fundamental problems in biology, chemistry, and neuroscience, has been named Boston University's first William Goodwin Aurelio Professor of Mathematics and Science.

4-Apr-2000 12:00 AM EDT
Tobacco Carcinogen in Fetuses of Mothers Who Smoke
Boston University

The presence of a tobacco-specific carcinogen in the amniotic fluid of fetuses whose mothers smoked has been demonstrated by Boston University and University of Minnesota researchers (Prenatal Diagnosis, 4-00).

Released: 30-Mar-2000 12:00 AM EST
FDA Approves Test for Underlying Cause of Ulcers
Boston University

A test, developed by Boston University's Stable Isotope Laboratory, to diagnose active H. pylori infection, the leading cause of peptic ulcer disease, recently received clearance from the FDA.

Released: 28-Mar-2000 12:00 AM EST
Workplace Napping Day One Week Away!
Boston University

Join the Anthonys, co-authors of The Art of Napping at Work, and companies across the nation on April 3, 2000, National Workplace Napping Day, as they celebrate the health and financial benefits of workplace napping.

Released: 15-Mar-2000 12:00 AM EST
BU School of Medicine to Celebrate Match Day
Boston University

Graduating medical students from Boston University are anxiously awaiting Thurs., March 16, when they and their peers from across the country will learn where they have been "matched" with a hospital to undergo postgraduate training in intern and residency programs.


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