Latest Boston University Stories

2009-02-26 09:07:00

New research reveals a sophisticated brain mechanism that is critical for filtering out irrelevant signals during demanding cognitive tasks. The study, published by Cell Press in the February 26 issue of the journal Neuron, also provides some insight into how disruption of key inhibitory pathways may contribute to schizophrenia. "The ability to keep track of information and one's actions from moment to moment is necessary to accomplish even the simple tasks of everyday life," explains senior...

2009-02-25 11:23:17

Solid-state metamaterial device tames terahertz frequencyAn engineered metamaterial proved it can function as a state-of-the-art device in the complex terahertz range of the electromagnetic spectrum, setting a standard of performance for modulating tiny waves of radiation, according to a team of researchers from Boston College, the Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories, and Boston University.An electrical current applied to the metamaterial "“ a hybrid structure of metallic...

2009-02-24 15:27:00

March 3-10, 2009 NEW YORK, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Boston University College of Fine Arts (CFA) is pleased to present the second annual InCite Arts Festival, "InCite 2009: Art Never Backs Down," taking place March 3-10 in New York City. Conceived to showcase the dynamic artistic strengths and synergy of the College's schools of Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts, the festival offers new and interdisciplinary programming that boasts an eclectic and compelling combination of titles...

2009-01-29 11:27:00

-- Expansion of Digital Production Suite and partnership with CDIA are two latest moves to capitalize on MDB's growing expertise in online and social media -- WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MDB Communications, a full-service advertising agency, announced today that it has finalized an agreement with the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University (CDIA) - Washington, DC campus to form a strategic alliance with the digital arts institution. This complements the...

2009-01-26 12:04:00

29th Among U.S. Business Schools BOSTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Financial Times' 2009 annual ranking of graduate business schools has rated Boston University School of Management among the top thirty MBA programs in the United States, up 20 spots from last year's ranking. The School improved its international ranking by 27 spots and saw the 3rd greatest improvement of all the top 100 schools included in the survey. (Note: there are approximately 1000 MBA programs in the U.S.) (Logo:...

2008-12-13 21:57:29

Luke Harangody had 23 points, 15 rebounds and five assists Saturday to pace 13th-ranked Notre Dame to a 74-67 win over Boston University. Kyle McAlarney made four three-pointers while scoring 16 points for the Fighting Irish (7-2), who got their 41st straight home victory. Corey Lowe hit four from long range and scored 19 points for Boston University (5-4). John Holland had 15 points and nine rebounds for the Eagles.

2008-12-02 07:00:00

LONDON, December 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Manpower Software plc, the leading provider of clinical workforce scheduling and optimization, is pleased to announce Boston University Radiology Associates(BURA), has selected Manpower Software's MAPS Healthroster solution for electronic scheduling of all their radiology staff. Boston University Radiology Associates (BURA) is a 42-physician academic practice that performs over 425,000 studies annually for Boston Medical Center and its...

2008-11-04 09:05:00

Boston University undergraduate Jessica Rogge and associate professor Karen Warkentin, working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's laboratories in Gamboa, Panama, discovered that frog embryos at a very early developmental stage actively respond to oxygen levels in the egg"”as reported in the Nov. 7, 2008 issue of the Journal of Experimental Biology. These initial responses to the environment may be critical to the frogs' long-term survival. Red-eyed treefrogs, Agalychnis...

2008-09-21 08:00:00

Boston University's Center for Space Physics (CSP) announced today that it will participate in NASA's next mission to Mars to study the planets atmosphere and climate history "“ particularly the history of water on the planet. The new spacecraft -- known as Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN or (MAVEN) -- was one of 20 missions first proposed in 2006 for launch in 2013 as part of its Mars exploration program. MAVEN involves a consortium of university and NASA research groups. The...

2008-08-18 09:01:01

BOSTON, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boston University and Aubrey Milunsky, MB.B.Ch, D.Sc., President of the Center for Human Genetics, Inc. ("CHG") and Director of the Center for Human Genetics of Boston University, announced that CHG will no longer offer testing services covered by patents licensed to Athena Diagnostics, Inc. These patented tests include tests relating to: CADASIL, hearing loss related to A1555G or Connexin 26 mutations, developmental disorders caused by mutation...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'