Leventhal gift jump-starts $15M fund to be allocated by next president
In a unique show of generosity and commitment, Trustee Chairman Alan Leventhal and his wife, Sherry Leventhal, recently donated to the University $5 million, which will serve as the seed money for a $15 million fund to be spent at the discretion of BU’s next president.
Readying for presidential search, Board seeks faculty and alumni input
The Board of Trustees recently appointed 8 of its members to a 15-person search committee that will recommend candidates for the University presidency.
United Way looks to BU community to assist families, children in need
By Tim Stoddard
For C. Robert Horsburgh, Jr., giving to the United Way is a natural extension of the medical calling. “It’s a great way to support the kinds of things that people on the Medical Campus are often involved in anyway,” says Horsburgh, an SPH professor of epidemiology and biostatistics and a MED professor of medicine.
Astronomy prof: NASA must adjust positioning system for Mars' quirks
By Danielle Masterson
When the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) lands people on Mars in perhaps 20 or 30 years, it will need to be able to track the location of landing craft on the planet with much more precision than current technology allows.
New women's basketball coach brings motivating skills, dazzling court record
By Brian Fitzgerald
Expect the BU women’s basketball team to take a lot of shots this season. While new coach Kelly Greenberg’s philosophy isn’t exactly “bombs away,” she says you’ll rarely see the shot clock run out on the Terriers.
High-tech visual extravaganza touts BU's best and brightest
By Jessica Ullian
In an underground chamber beneath Morse Auditorium, hundreds of students, faculty, and alumni are waiting to lure prospective students to Boston University.
Conversazioni to examine journalistic abuse and the need for change
By Brian Fitzgerald
It’s no secret that the media are capable of placing their own interests above the search for the truth. But what can be done to improve the situation? Scholars will address this question in the upcoming Boston, Melbourne, Oxford Conversazioni on Culture and Society entitled Power Without Responsibility: Was Kipling Right? The Press.