Boston University Arts & Sciences
CAS News
May 26, 2016
Dean's Corner: Let Summer Commence
Congratulations on completing the 2015-16 academic year with style! We in CAS graduated over 2,000 students, celebrating with them and their families this milestone on what we hope will be a lifelong path of connection and learning with Boston University. My first Commencement at BU captivated me with stories of grit, triumph, and striving against odds. Read more

A Slimmer CAS News

Following feedback from faculty members, we will be reducing the amount of content we include in each edition of CAS News. Please note not all news items that are submitted will be included. We still share our top stories with BU Today, Bostonia, the BU Research website, and BU Media Relations, so please keep the news coming!

MLCL Has a New Name

The new name, World Languages & Literatures, better reflects the department's research, interdisciplinary nature, and academic profile

CAS Honors Outstanding Teaching Fellows

Awards recognize outstanding PhD students in each discipline

Archaeology Alumna Fights Cultural Crimes in Middle East and North Africa

Tess Davis (CAS’04) is working to stop looting, selling, and destruction of cultural heritage
On May 10, Dean Cudd hosted a cookout at her home for the CAS Class of 2016 complete with a live band, lawn games, and lots of food.


Professor of International Relations and History William Keylor has been awarded the Pardee School’s Gerald and Deanne Gitner Family Prize for Faculty Excellence. Read more
Margaret Litvin, associate professor of Arabic & comparative literature, received the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers. This prestigious grant brings scholars from around the world in all academic disciplines to conduct research in Germany. Litvin will continue research for her book on “the tangled legacies of Arab writers’ experiences in Russia and the Soviet Union.”
Professor of Political Science Gina Sapiro is the recipient of the 2016 American Political Science Association Frank J. Goodnow Award for service to the profession. The award “honors service to the community of teachers, researchers, and public servants who work in the many fields of politics.”

From BU Today

BU Scientists Attend Launch of National Microbiome Initiative
White House event announces federal, private sector collaboration
CAS’ Jariwala Honored with a Metcalf Award
Physics lecturer champions an interactive approach
CAS Staffers Honored for Service to the University
Three named this year’s John S. Perkins Award winners
Jump-Start Your Job Search: Refresh Skin Therapy Founder
Alum and entrepreneur Joanna Shu gives career advice
Metcalf Winner Murphy Breathes Life Into Classic Lit
Teaching Hamlet with The Simpsons
Peace Corps Director Delivers Baccalaureate Address
CAS alum Hessler-Radelet urges grades to choose optimism, nurture relationships
US Senator Addresses Politics of Climate Change
At Pardee, Rhode Island’s Whitehouse assesses humanity’s future

From BU Research

Bump Hunters
BU physicists sift through the shrapnel of proton collisions made by the biggest machine on Earth, searching for new physics
Good Chemistry
Professor Malika Jeffries-EL looks to one of the most abundant elements to solve one of the world’s most pressing problems

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