Campaign News

New Professorships at BU

January 6th, 2014 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 4

Recruiting & Retaining If your goal is to assemble a world-class faculty, you only have to worry about two things: finding great scholars and teachers, and then holding on to them. That may sound easy, but—as BU Provost Jean Morrison is quick to point out—it’s an enormous challenge. “In the life of a... More

BUSM names Alpert Professor of Pediatrics

August 22nd, 2013 in News stories

Robert J. Vinci, M.D., is the new incumbent On June 12, the School of Medicine installed Dr. Robert Vinci as the incumbent of the Joel and Barbara Alpert Professor of Pediatrics. Over 200 people gathered to celebrate Dr. Vinci's appointment, and speakers included Dean Karen Antman, M.D.; Dr. Barbara Philipp; Dr. More

Videos to share

July 11th, 2013 in Video

Since the Celebration of BU last fall, Boston University has hosted campaign kickoffs across the country and around the world. These events have featured wonderful alumni, faculty, and student guests, as well as several videos that highlight our great history, our ongoing commitments to research and service, and our promise. We... More

From the Campaign Chairman

June 6th, 2013 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 3

Dear friend of Boston University, This issue of our campaign newsletter brings extremely good news, which I am happy to share with you. In our last issue, I reported that at the time of our public launch in September of 2012, the campaign had raised more than $420 million in gifts and... More

Astronomy gets nine new computers

June 6th, 2013 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 3

The campaign at work Room 606 in the College of Arts & Sciences Astronomy Department is the home of computers devoted to instruction in a number of astronomy classes. They play a critical role: enabling real-time data analysis by the undergraduates and graduate students who operate the telescopes on the roof... More

Volunteer Spotlight

June 6th, 2013 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 3

Trustee SungEun Han-Andersen Member: Campaign Executive Committee, and International Advisory Board Co-chair: Campaign Kickoff Campaign volunteer SungEun Han-Andersen (CFA’85) has lived in many worlds, both geographically and professionally. She grew up in Seoul, South Korea, where—as a child piano prodigy—she attended music schools. She moved with her family to the New York area in... More

One million hours of community service

June 6th, 2013 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 3

That’s what BU students are contributing to The Campaign for Boston University BU students are finding ways to make generous contributions to the University’s billion-dollar campaign—and not just by opening their wallets. They’re working to fulfill a campus-wide student pledge to complete one million hours of community service before the end... More

Common cause

June 6th, 2013 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 3

Donors respond to Century Challenge Increasing the funds available for scholarships is one of the most important goals of The Campaign for Boston University. With that goal in mind, BU created an exciting new initiative: the Century Challenge. Here’s how it works: For any new endowed undergraduate scholarship commitment of $100,000 or... More

Around the world in 40 days

May 31st, 2013 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 3

The campaign launches in Los Angeles and Dubai After a successful launch in Boston in September, The Campaign for Boston University went on the road to spread University news, campaign updates, and lots of excitement to alumni leaders and donors in Southern California and the Middle East. The two events, attended... More

Campaign news shorts

May 31st, 2013 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 3

BU gets a Moody’s upgrade Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded its assessment of BU’s credit-worthiness—a thumbs-up that contrasts sharply with the generally pessimistic review that the firm gave higher education earlier this year. BU’s bond rating was raised to A1 from A2. (Moody’s rating system ranges from Aaa to C, and... More