Campaign News

From the Campaign Chairman

June 20th, 2014 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 5

Dear friend of Boston University, The campaign moves forward. And bucking the pattern of campaigns at many other institutions, ours has experienced no “second-year slump.” In fact, the opposite is true. As of this writing—less than halfway through the public phase of our campaign—we have raised more than $675 million toward... More

Building a better BU—in a day

June 20th, 2014 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 5

First-ever Giving Day a huge success It was a first-ever 24-hour BU giving blitz! For one full round-the-clock day, on April 30, BU alumni, parents, students, faculty, and staff members around the globe came together—on campus and online—to make a difference at BU during the University’s first Giving Day. The fundraising drive for... More

Pardee endows global studies school

June 20th, 2014 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 5

Gift will advance research in human progress Frederick S. Pardee (SMG’54, GSM’54, Hon.’06) has given $25 million to endow a new BU school that will be built on his dream of advancing human progress. The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies will open this fall. The goal of the school will... More

Inspiring support from Asia

June 20th, 2014 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 5

$1M matching challenge for Chinese alumni UPDATE (Nov, 2014): Challenge met! Thanks to generous donations from BU alumni and friends in the greater China area, Hugo Shong will donate $1M to Boston University. Thank you to everyone who responded to the call. Your donations to The Campaign for Boston University will... More

Sumner Redstone Creates Professorship

June 3rd, 2014 in News stories

$2.5M Gift will explore power of storytelling Ever since the internet began to lure readers away from print, pundits have been predicting the end of long-form journalism. But the end, it turns out, is not in sight. In fact, if the popularity of websites like and is any indication, More

First Dean, Pardee School of Global Studies

June 3rd, 2014 in News stories

Adil Najam Named Inaugural Dean Global policy expert will develop new school’s vision and strategies The new Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies took a major step forward last week with the appointment of Adil Najam as inaugural dean. The school, whose core mission is the improvement of the human condition... More

CAS Physics Team Wins First Gitner Award

May 14th, 2014 in News stories

Andrew Duffy has been known to stand astride spinning tables, fire lasers, and crash model cars in class, all to engage his students with more interactive instruction than the traditional lecture. Now he and fellow College of Arts & Sciences physics faculty have earned a newly created prize recognizing innovative, tech-based instruction. More

A Day to Give

April 24th, 2014 in News stories

24-hour fundraising drive for BU on April 30 The Boston University community includes 300,000 alumni and 29,000 parents around the globe, along with 30,000 students and 9,000 faculty and staff members. On Wednesday, April 30, the University will ask that far-flung group to come together for 24 hours—on campus and online—for... More

Running for Lu Lingzi

April 15th, 2014 in News stories

Seven earn Boston Marathon slots for slain student Baiyun Yao and Lu Lingzi were much alike—both Chinese, both roughly the same age, and both on the adventure of an overseas education at BU. Both attended last year’s Boston Marathon, where their similarities ended. Yao returned home. Lu didn’t. “When I came back home, More

David Carr: Inaugural Lack Professor

March 25th, 2014 in News stories, Video

Campaign Gifts Create New COM Professorship In September, New York Times media columnist David Carr will convene his first class at the College of Communication, where he is the inaugural Andrew R. Lack Professor, a post dedicated to the exploration of new business models that might support serious journalism in the... More