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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Senate Holds Hearing On Higher Ed Regulations

February 27th, 2015 in For BU

BU IN DC Karen Antman, Provost of the Medical Campus and Dean of the School of Medicine, attended the Board of Directors meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges on February 23 and 24. Dean Sandro Galea of the School of Public Health attended a meeting of the National Advisory Council on Minority Health... More

Lawmakers See BU Impact

February 20th, 2015 in For BU

BU IN DC College of Arts & Sciences Dean Virginia Sapiro participated in the Brookings Institution's Forum on the Economy and Higher Education on February 13. David Jones of the School of Public Health attended the AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference on February 9 and 10. Ron Corley and Nahid Bhadelia of the National... More

Senators Identify Higher Ed Regulatory Burdens

February 13th, 2015 in For BU

BU IN DC Ron Corley, director of the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory, attended the American Society for Microbiology's Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research meeting on February 9 and 10. Kevin Gallagher of the Pardee School of Global Studies conducted a briefing on the growing economic ties between China and Latin America... More

President Issues Budget Request for 2016

February 6th, 2015 in For BU

BU IN DC Gloria Waters, associate provost and vice president for research, attended a Universities Research Association meeting on February 4. Christine McGuire, associate vice president of enrollment and student affairs, participated in the National Direct Student Loan Coalition's national loan forum on February 2 and 3. Ambassador Charles Stith of the African Presidential Archives and... More

White House Forum on Aging Coming to Boston

January 30th, 2015 in For BU

BU IN DC Graham Wilson, Nathan Phillips and David Glick of the College of Arts & Sciences and Conor LeBlanc of the Initiative on Cities hosted an Urban Seminar Series panel on the Initiative's 21st Century Mayors Leadership Survey on January 27 at the BU Washington, DC Programs office. Roscoe Giles of the College of Engineering testified on exascale computing before the Energy Subcommittee... More

Obama State of the Union Touts Science, College

January 23rd, 2015 in For BU

BU IN DC Provost Jean Morrison  co-chaired the Association of American Universities copyright task force meeting on January 23. Cornelius Hurley of the Center for Finance, Law & Policy attended the Brookings Institution's Asset Management, Financial Stability and Economic Growth event on January 9. Alan Cohen of the  School of Management participated in a meeting of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute's Advisory... More

New Committees for Massachusetts Delegation

January 16th, 2015 in For BU

BU IN DC Timothy Longman of the College of Arts & Sciences helped brief the new U.S. ambassador to Rwanda during the U.S. Department of State's Executive Analytic Exchange on Rwanda on January 9.   NEW COMMITTEES FOR MASS. DELEGATION Several members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation will receive new committee assignments as the... More

As Congress Returns, What’s on Tap?

January 9th, 2015 in For BU

BU IN DC Dean Adil Najam of the Pardee School of Global Studies attended the annual deans meeting of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs on January 8 and 9. AS CONGRESS RETURNS, WHAT'S ON TAP? The 114th Congress began this week, with Republicans taking control of both chambers for the... More

House Passes Final Budget For Fiscal Year 2015

December 12th, 2014 in For BU

BU IN DC Hee-Young Park of the School of Medicine attended the Council on Graduate Schools annual meeting on December 4 and 5.   HOUSE PASSES FINAL BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2015 The U.S. House of Representatives approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill (H.R. 83) Thursday night that will set nearly all federal agency budgets for the remainder of... More

White House Hosts College Completion Summit

December 5th, 2014 in For BU

BU IN DC Robert Stern of the School of Medicine participated in the Safe Sports Think Tank conference on concussions in youth sports on November 24. Allen Mitchell and Carol Louik of the Slone Epidemiology Center discussed medication safety for pregnant women with Food and Drug Administration officials and Congressional staff on December... More