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Tournament encourages entrepreneurship with $200,000 prize

School of Management graduate student Felipe Spinel said competing in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Clean Energy Prize Challenge is the type of tournament that can push Boston University’s student innovators ahead. “The access to publicity and the chance to network with people in the industry is great,” Spinel, a member of the BU Entrepreneur […]

Mass. gives BU biolab preliminary approval to operate

After nine years shrouded by controversy and lawsuits, state officials have granted preliminary approval for Boston University to open its biosafety laboratory in Roxbury for lower-level research. The “utilization of BSL-2 laboratory research space would result in an undue hardship for the proponent and would not serve to avoid or minimize Danger to the Environment,” […]

‘Nanovember’ aims to highlight growing role of nanotechnology in society

Monday marked the beginning of Nanovember, a week-long lecture series organized to raise awareness about nanotechnology and to dispel any myths that may exist about its use, Boston University Students for the Advancement of Nanotechnology members said. Hosted by SANT, Nanovember features four lectures by BU professors and a Brown University doctorate student. The art […]

BU officials decline to discuss biolab safety issues, panelists say

Boston University students expressed concerns about the intentions of the proposed National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories at the BU Biolab panel hosted by the Student Labor Action Project on Tuesday. College of Arts and Sciences senior Elisa Gill, who mediated the panel at Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, said that the Biolab cost […]

Class on alien worlds ranked one of ‘craziest’

Professor Andrew West played David Bowie’s “Loving the Alien” as his students filed into the room for class at 2 p.m. on Tuesday. In the class, named “Alien Worlds,” he discusses exoplanets and the possibility of alien life. While Astronomy 105 may seem like any other science class students are itching to take to fill […]