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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 […]


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 […]


November 10th, 2010

Staying connected: Home is just a text away

Student Life

Freshmen away from home for the first time are finding new ways to stay in touch with their parents, using tools like Facebook and Skype. Could a plea from your mom to text more be far off? Video by Kate Brown.


November 4th, 2010

Can you tweet your way to a job?

Mass Comm, Advertising, Public Relations

Peter Shankman (CGS’92, COM’94), media entrepreneur and founder of Help a Reporter Out, a website that connects journalists and sources, sits down to talk about the role of social networking in our daily lives – and how it can lead to a job. For more on social networking, watch a panel led by Shankman speak […]


October 29th, 2010

Zombies invade BU, take over radio station

Journalism

Don’t take refuge in a mall just yet — students who saw brain-hungry zombies groaning their way across campus on Oct. 28 should be advised that these were, in fact, actors promoting Undead End, a zombie radio drama on WTBU. BU Today looks at the creative (and delicious) minds behind the project: Orson Welles has […]


September 29th, 2010

Public Relations is forever

Public Relations

By Harold Burson (Hon. ’88) The founder and chairman of global communications firm Burson-Marsteller, on the past, present and future of the field he has influenced for 57 years. My greatest frustration as a lifelong public relations professional is that so many of my fellow professionals cannot define public relations in its totality. Otherwise, I […]


September 1st, 2010

Donald K. Wright named Harold Burson Professor & Chair in Public Relations

Public Relations

(Boston) – Boston University today announced that it has named Donald K. Wright the Harold Burson Professor and Chair in Public Relations. The appointment, effective for five years beginning September 1, 2010, was announced by Tom Fiedler, Dean of BU’s College of Communication (COM), who called Wright an internationally known professor, researcher and corporate communications […]