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May 21st, 2014

PR senior shares her story in Commencement address

Public Relations

Taryana Gilbeau (’14), a senior public relations major, was selected from 56 entries to deliver the student Commencement address in front of an estimated 20,000 guests at Boston University’s 141st Commencement on May 18, 2014. The first in her family to attend college, Gilbeau told the audience, “I wasn’t supposed to be here.” Thanks to […]

February 10th, 2014

COM in the News: January 2014


Business Edward Boches Professor of the Practice, Advertising The Moscow Times, Sochi Concedes Defeat to Vancouver in Merchandise Sales(1/26/14) Time Magazine, Yes, Chipotle Has a Show—And So Will a Lot of Your Favorite Brands (1/29/14) Caryl Rivers Professor, Journalism WBUR’s “Cognoscenti”, Think Gender Struggles In The Workplace Are History? Think Again (1/2/14) Huffington Post, How […]

January 8th, 2014

COM in the News: December 2013


Law Douglas Starr Co-director of Science Journalism Program Co-director, Center for Science & Medical Journalism Professor of Journalism The New Yorker, The interrogation: Do police interrogation techniques produce false confessions?” (12/9/13) NPR “Fresh Air,” Beyond good cop/Bad cop: A look at real-life interrogations (12/5/13) WBUR “Radio Boston,” The strategy behind a police interrogation (12/10/13) WNYC, […]

November 13th, 2013

COM grad honored by PRSA

Mass Comm, Advertising, Public Relations

Edward Parham (’94) of Clifton Park, N.Y., director of public relations at Rueckert Advertising and Public Relations, Inc., was recognized last night with the 2013 Outstanding Practitioner Award from the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Capital Region Chapter. Handed out at the PRSA’s Empire Awards gala held at The Hilton Albany, the annual honor […]

February 14th, 2013

COM in the News: December 2012


Business John Carroll Assistant Professor, Mass Communication WBUR’s Cognoscenti, Facebook Announcements Can Be Confusing. Let Us Explain (12/6/12) Hyun-Yeul Lee Assistant Professor, Communication Forbes, Will the Redesigned YouTube Hurt the Retailers That Use It? (12/8/12) Media Tobe Berkovitz Associate Professor, Advertising WCVB, Prank Apology Edward Boches Professor of the Practice, Advertising Forbes, Minecraft as Mind […]

November 27th, 2012

When the mighty fall, they call Judy

Public Relations

Alumna and crisis advisor Judy Smith (CGS ’78 COM ’80) established a career by managing the secrets of several celebrity clients. Her work even helped inspire the character Olivia Pope (played by Kerry Washington) in ABC’s drama Scandal. With the rise of Facebook, hidden cameras and “deleted emails,” these are boom times for Smith and […]

March 3rd, 2012

From old t-shirts, a spark for Ghana development

Public Relations

The Participants Yvonne Young Ginny Soskey Rachel Goldstein Yin Tang NaEun Park Becky Loya Emily Lorei Harper Schmidt Brianna Epstein Ivellisse Morales Laura Castro Alisha Zaveri Mirabelle Murray Lori Kovacevich Rachel Eides Rebecca Hwang Rebecca Beyer Ashley Waxman Merry Lo Alex Hyken Fiona Maguire Kosha Shah Juhi Pikale Katie Radford Melanie Murray Branson Skinner On […]

July 29th, 2011

Chatting with Nickelodeon intern Bonnie Kim (’12)

Public Relations

Watching cartoons like SpongeBob SquarePants paid dividends for Bonnie Kim (’12). Not only did she learn to speak English while watching Nickelodeon as a child, she also turned her love for the network into a summer internship at the network. How did you find out about this internship? Professor [Stephen] Quigley mentioned that MTV was […]

February 22nd, 2011

COM celebrates Harold Burson’s 90th

Public Relations

By Jin Kwon PR Week once called Harold Burson the most influential person of the 20th century. It may have to do the same for the 21st – 10 years in, Burson is 90 years old and still going strong. To celebrate this, COM helped Burson celebrate his 90th birthday with a symposium at the […]

January 27th, 2011

BUPRSSA hosts 5th annual PR Advanced conference

Public Relations

Boston University’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter will host its fifth annual regional conference, PR Advanced: Be the Change on February 26, 2011 at the Boston University Photonics Center from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The theme of the conference is driving change in the public relations industry through personal and professional […]