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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Buzz Bits. . . White House Unveils Big Data Research Plan

May 27th, 2016 in For BU

BU IN DC Raul Garcia and Michelle Henshaw of the Goldman School of Dental Medicine delivered a presentation to the advisory committee for the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research at the National Institutes of Health on May 24.  BU Washington, D.C. Programs held a 40th anniversary celebration on May 25. More

Obama Administration Releases Overtime Rule

May 20th, 2016 in For BU

BU IN DC Daniel Segré of the College of Engineering and the College of Arts & Sciencesand graduate student Allyson Byrd of the BU-NIH Graduate Partnership Program in bioinformatics attended the White House launch of the National Microbiome Initiative on May 13. Cornelius Hurley of the Center for Finance, Law & Policy discussed financial reform efforts... More

NSF Unveils Future Investment Areas

May 13th, 2016 in For BU

BU IN DC Scott Solberg, Eve Manz, Lynsey Gibbons, Elizabeth Bettini and Kimberly Howard of the School of Education met with officials at the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education to discuss funding opportunities on May 5 and 6.    NSF UNVEILS FUTURE INVESTMENT AREAS National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France Cordova... More

BU Researcher Receives Presidential Award

May 6th, 2016 in For BU

BU IN DC Ellen DeVoe of the School of Social Work attended a White House event on supporting military-connected students on April 13. Dean Tanya Zlateva and Daniel LeClair of Metropolitan College participated in a White House roundtable on criminal justice reform on May 5. Vice President and Associate Provost for Global Programs... More

Administration: Accreditors Have Flexibility

April 29th, 2016 in For BU

BU IN DC Kate Mellouk of Research Compliance spoke at a National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine meeting about strengthening the disaster resilience of academic research communities on April 25. Timothy Longman of the African Studies Center participated in meetings at the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Department of State on April 27.  Correction: In... More

Senate Committee Approves NSF, NASA Funding

April 22nd, 2016 in For BU

BU IN DC President Robert A. Brown attended the spring membership meeting of the Association of American Universities from April 17 through 19. He also hosted a Choosing to Be Great alumni reception at the U.S. Institute of Peace on April 19. Anna DePold Hohler and Monica Parker James of the School... More

Committees Propose Energy Research Increase

April 15th, 2016 in For BU

BU IN DC Dean Hardin Coleman and over fifty School of Education faculty, staff, and students participated in the American Education Research Association's annual meeting between April 8 and 12. The School also hosted a reception featuring Alma J. Powell, the chair of the America's Promise Alliance. Linda Hyman of the School... More

Congress Takes Up Research Regulatory Burden

April 8th, 2016 in For BU

BU IN DC Anthony Janetos of the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future and Daniel Segrè of the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Engineering attended a meeting of the Department of Energy's Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee on March 22 and 23. Janetos also attended the National Science Foundation's Advisory Committee for Environmental Research... More

Committee Reviews Education Research, Privacy

March 25th, 2016 in For BU

BU IN DC Peter Quella of the African Studies Center hosted the Association of African Studies Annual Meeting between March 24 and 26. Sustainability Director Dennis Carlberg attended the White House Water Summit on March 22. Associate Deans Harold Cox and Lisa Sullivan of the School of Public Health spoke at the School's... More

Humanities Funding Changes Announced

March 18th, 2016 in For BU

BU IN DC Ann McKee of the School of Medicine spoke at a House Energy and Commerce Committee roundtable on concussion on March 14. Associate Dean Gene Jarrett of the College of Arts & Sciences met with Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Congressional staff as part of the National Humanities Alliance conference and... More