Recent Support from Corporations

Capital IQ Inc.

Capital IQ Inc., the market research firm, donated financial analysis software to the Master of Science in Investment Management program at the Boston University School of Management.

Google

Google is supporting the efforts of the Department of Computer Science’s Imaging and Video Computing Group to develop software capable of recognizing and searching for human gestures in videos. One use of the software will be to create the first-ever lexicon of American Sign Language.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The University received a major grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to enhance the undergraduate neuroscience curriculum in the College of Arts & Sciences. The grant will fund a transformation of the introductory neuroscience course from a lecture-based format to one embracing hands-on research.

Merck & Co., Inc.

Merck provided the Biology Department with critical equipment for single neuron recording, to support the work of Assistant Professor Angela Ho on the cellular and molecular pathways involved in Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis.

National Football League

The NFL is supporting research and outreach at the BU Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy (CSTE), the nation’s leading center for the study of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative disease linked to repeated concussive and subconcussive head trauma, leading to later-life cognitive and behavioral disorders. CSTE researchers first identified the disease in studies of the donated brains of deceased athletes whose careers involved frequent head trauma.

Sovereign/Santander Universities

Santander, through Sovereign/Santander Universities, has joined BU in advancing several education initiatives, such as the Hispanic Voices Program, created by the Department of Romance Studies to provide free outreach programming, including concerts, lectures, Spanish-language training, and more. Santander has also supported the renovation of the student lounge and meeting space in Spanish House, a student residence on campus. In addition, Santander’s collaboration with BU has expanded important field practicum support for students in global public health, established new academic exchanges with National University of Singapore, and created new summer seminars for international journalists.