Beltway BUzz

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Spending Committee Recommends Science Increases

May 25th, 2018 in For BU

BU IN DC Kristen Goodell of the School of Medicine testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee regarding the healthcare workforce on May 22.   SPENDING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS SCIENCE INCREASES The House Appropriations Committee recently approved two spending bills that would increase the research budgets for the National Science Foundation (NSF), More

Senate Votes to Restore Net Neutrality

May 18th, 2018 in For BU

BU IN DC Anthony Janetos, director of the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, met with officials at the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, among others, to discuss environmental research on May 15 and 16.   SENATE VOTES TO RESTORE NET NEUTRALITY On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate approved... More

NSF and Air Force Announce Partnership

May 11th, 2018 in For BU

BU IN DC Michael Dennehy of the School of Education attended the national Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, a Department of Defense-sponsored program to engage youth in science, technology, engineering, and math, between May 2 and 5. BU Academy student Divya Bachina competed in the event.  Sondra Crosby of the School of Medicine spoke at... More

DOD Research Chief Lays Out Priorities

May 4th, 2018 in For BU

BU IN DC Anthony Janetos, director of the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, attended a meeting of the Space Studies Board, of which he is a member, at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine from May 1 through 3.   DOD RESEARCH CHIEF LAYS OUT PRIORITIES At a... More

Committee Explores Space Weather Outlook

April 27th, 2018 in For BU

BU IN DC The School of Education hosted an alumni event on April 18 attended by interim dean Catherine O'Connor. Daniel Segrè of the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Engineering participated in a meeting of the Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee of the U.S. Department of Energy, of which... More

GDP Center Holds First Washington Event

April 20th, 2018 in For BU

BU IN DC President Robert A. Brown and Provost Jean Morrison discussed college mergers at an event sponsored by Inside Higher Ed on April 19. Rachel Lapal ofMarketing & Communications attended the event. College of Engineering Dean Kenneth R. Lutchen participated in the spring meeting of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Engineering Advisory... More

Panels Discuss Academic Espionage

April 13th, 2018 in For BU

BU IN DC John Clarke of the College of Arts & Sciences and Joshua Semeter of the College of Engineering participated in Space Science Week committee meetings at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine between March 27 and 29. David Bishop of the College of Engineering was inducted into the National... More

Research, Student Aid Slated for Huge Boost

March 23rd, 2018 in For BU

BU IN DC Provost Jean Morrison and Rachel Lapal and Barbara Moran of Marketing & Communications addressed the Public Affairs Network of the Association of American Universities on March 18 and 19. Senior Vice President for External Affairs Stephen Burgay and Vice President for Marketing & Creative Services Amy Hook also attended the... More

BU, MIT, Harvard Advocate for Research, Students

March 16th, 2018 in For BU

BU IN DC Karl Kirchwey of the College of Arts & Sciences and Tamzen Flanders of the Center for the Humanities participated in the National Humanities Alliance's annual Humanities Advocacy Day on March 12 and 13. Timothy Longman of the Pardee School of Global Studies provided a briefing to the new U.S. More

President Nominates Humanities Chair

March 9th, 2018 in For BU

BU IN DC Dean Adil Najam of the Pardee School of Global Studies hosted a reception for alumni and graduate students on March 5. He was joined by Robert Sherbourne. Ambassador Robert Loftis and Holly Chase of the Pardee School of Global Studies accompanied more than twenty graduate students on meetings with foreign policy... More