Hothouse Productions Film Strikes a Chord at 2016 Neuro Film Festival

Hothouse Productions produced film wins runner-up in the 2016 Neuro Film Festival. The film “Love is Out There: A Story of Love, Loss and Resilience in the Face of Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)” tells the story of Katie Brandt and the loss of her husband to FTD. “After losing my husband to the rare neurological disorder… Read More

Gay Couple, Surrogate Mother Subject of COM Student’s New Documentary

Rachel Segall gave her old college friend, Erik Mercer, the most selfless and generous gift possible—she carried a baby for him and his husband. Even more remarkable: the happily married mother of three teenagers was in her late 40s at the time and insisted on doing it for free. And then she volunteered to carry… Read More

Study: Social media helps perpetuate misinformation about antimicrobial resistance

People who are active in posting and sharing information on social media can perpetuate misinformation about antimicrobial resistance (AMR), according to a team of researchers from the Division of Emerging Media Studies at Boston University. The study also suggested that this distribution of misinformation may indirectly lead to the misuse of antibiotics. Dr. Jacob Groshek,… Read More

Xiaoyang Wang (’16): ‘At COM, anyone can be anything’

Graduate student Xiaoyang Wang (’16) told an audience during the 2016 Graduate Convocation: “If you are from a different culture, you don’t need to worry,” she said. “At COM, anyone can be anything.” “If I could think COM for one thing, it would be helping me believe that…even though I was afraid, COM was not… Read More

COM Trio Takes High Honor at Prestigious New York Competition

Wednesday, May 11 marked a great night in New York City for three COM students. At the One Show, The One Club’s showcase of the world’s best advertising and design work, Jason Gan (’16), Kiersten Utegg (’16), and Sumer Kotwal (’16) took home one of the two highest creative honors in advertising for their gender… Read More

Andrea Taylor (’68) Asks ‘What Do You Want Your Legacy To Be?’

Alumna Andrea Taylor (’68) challenged Boston University’s College of Communication Class of 2016 to look way in the future and decide what they want their legacy to be. A BU trustee and president and CEO of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Taylor spoke at the school’s undergraduate Convocation on May 13. “Today…we gaze into a… Read More

PRWeek singles out COM for training the next generation of PR pros

The future of public relations is bright, and according to a recent PRWeek column, a big reason for this industry optimism can be found in the halls of Boston University’s College of Communication. In his May 13 column “I have seen the future of PR — and it works” Editor-in-Chief Steve Barrett recalled a recent… Read More

COM grad pioneers new technology at Google

Google wants to play a leading role in VR through technologies such as Cardboard, which was released in 2014. And it’s part of Nooka Jones’ job to figure out how to make that happen. Jones (’10) is marketing manager and team lead at Google Creative Lab, a think tank in the company’s marketing division. His… Read More

2016 COM graduate commencement speaker: Ray Kotcher (’83)

As non-executive chairman of one of the world’s largest public relations agencies, Ray Kotcher spends a good deal of his time consulting with staff and clients and assiduously working to advance the industry. He is equally passionate about furthering public relations as a career destination of choice and supporting those just starting out and this… Read More