Beltway BUzz

Washington, DC, is a busy place with a lot of moving parts. Beltway BUzz provides updates on Congressional and federal agency activities, announces key federal personnel changes, highlights grant solicitations, and features the many BU faculty and staff who participate in Washington activities.

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House Narrowly Passes Science Bill

May 22nd, 2015 in For BU

HOUSE NARROWLY PASSES SCIENCE BILL The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act (H.R. 1806) on Wednesday by a vote of 217 to 205. The bill would renew programs at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science, but proposes sharp... More

NIH Releases Alzheimer’s Research Agenda

May 15th, 2015 in For BU

BU IN DC Azer Bestavros of the Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Sciences & Engineering met with officials at the National Academies Forum on Cyber Resilience on May 13. Scott Solberg of the School of Education attended an America's Promise Alliance meeting regarding its Grad Nation project on May... More

Congress Approves Budget Agreement

May 8th, 2015 in For BU

BU IN DC Allen A. Mitchell of the Slone Epidemiology Center met with officials at the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on May 8.    CONGRESS APPROVES BUDGET AGREEMENT The U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have passed a joint budget... More

President, Provost Meet With Policymakers

May 1st, 2015 in For BU

BU IN DC Vice President for Information Services & Technology Tracy Schroeder and Vice President and Associate Provost for Research Gloria Waters attended the Internet 2 Global Summit on April 27 and 28. Bennett Goldberg of the College of Engineering and the College of Arts & Sciences, Lawrence Ziegler and Michael Sorenson of the... More

Committee Passes Controversial Science Bill

April 24th, 2015 in For BU

BU IN DC President Robert A. Brown attended the spring membership meeting of the Association of American Universities from April 19 through 21. Associate Provost Linda Hyman of the School of Medicine attended the National Science Foundation's Biological Sciences Advisory Committee meeting on April 22 and 23. Anthony Janetos of the Pardee Center... More

Humanities Indicators Report Released

April 17th, 2015 in For BU

BU IN DC Graduate students Rebecca Sanders-DeMott of the College of Arts & Sciencesand Caitlin Bogdan of the College of Engineering participated in the Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering workshop sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science on April 12 through 15. Alan B. Cohen and Jed Horwitt... More

NHLBI Seeks Input On Future Research

April 10th, 2015 in For BU

BU IN DC Tanya Zlateva, dean ad interim of Metropolitan College, attended a continuing and online education forum hosted by the Education Advisory Board on March 29.  The National Science Foundation featured College of Arts & Sciences Professor David Marchant's Antarctica research on its Science360 blog this week.    NHLBI SEEKS INPUT ON FUTURE RESEARCH The National Heart, More

Congress Advances Budget Resolutions

April 3rd, 2015 in For BU

BU IN DC Tulika Bose and Kevin Black of the College of Arts & Sciences met with Congressional staff to discuss research funded by the U.S. Department of Energy as part of the U.S. Large Hadron Collider Users Association's advocacy efforts the week of March 23.   CONGRESS ADVANCES BUDGET RESOLUTIONS The U.S. House of... More

Senate Education Committee Chair Seeks Input

March 27th, 2015 in For BU

BU IN DC Dean Sandro Galea and faculty of the School of Public Health attended the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health's annual meeting between March 22 and 25. School of Education Dean Hardin Coleman and faculty members Scott Solberg, Johanna Ennser-Kananen, Katherine Frankel, Gregg Harbaugh and Melissa Holt held an alumni... More

Congress Releases 2016 Budget Blueprints

March 20th, 2015 in For BU

BU IN DC President Robert A. Brown attended the board of directors meeting of the American Council on Education on March 13 and 14. Stephen Burgay of External Affairs and Amy Hook of Marketing & Communications participated in the Association of American Universities Public Affairs Network meeting from March 14 through March... More