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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Vice President Launches Cancer Moonshot

February 5th, 2016 in For BU

BU IN DC David Sherr and Wendy Heiger-Bernays of the School of Public Health met with staff from several Massachusetts Congressional offices to discuss the work of the BU Superfund Research Program on January 29. David Jones of the School of Public Health spoke at the National Health Policy Conference on February... More

Reprieve For Foreign Students’ Training Program

January 29th, 2016 in For BU

BU IN DC Vice President and Associate Provost for Research Gloria Waters attended the Universities Research Association meeting on January 27. Anthony Janetos of the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future and Nathan Phillips of the College of Arts & Sciences attended the National Council for Science and the Environment's annual... More

2016 Presidential Candidates Talk Higher Ed

January 22nd, 2016 in For BU

BU IN DC Jessica Stern of the Pardee School of Global Studies testified at the U.S. Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee's hearing on combating ISIS on January 20. Graham Wilson and Katharine Lusk of the Initiative on Cities unveiled the 2015 Menino Survey of Mayors at the U.S. Conference of Mayors... More

State of the Union: Research and Education

January 15th, 2016 in For BU

BU IN DC Associate Vice President for Enrollment and Student Affairs Christine McGuire participated in the U.S. Department of Education's Borrower Defense Negotiated Rulemaking Committee, of which she is a member, between January 12 and 14.   STATE OF THE UNION: RESEARCH AND EDUCATION President Barack Obama delivered his final State of the Union address... More

Spending Bill Brings Good News For Research

December 18th, 2015 in For BU

SPENDING BILL BRINGS GOOD NEWS FOR RESEARCH Congress is expected to approve a comprehensive spending bill today that will boost federal research funding and maintain support for key student aid programs for the remainder of fiscal year 2016. President Barack Obama is expected to sign the measure early next week. Highlights... More

Congress Postpones Budget Bill Deadline

December 11th, 2015 in For BU

BU IN DC Vice President and Associate Provost for Research Gloria Waters attended a Capitol Hill briefing sponsored by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) on December 1.   CONGRESS POSTPONES BUDGET BILL DEADLINE Congress is poised to pass a continuing resolution today keeping the federal government operating through December 16, as... More

NIH Seeks Input On Alzheimer’s, Future of NCATS

December 4th, 2015 in For BU

BU IN DC Christos Cassandras, Ioannis Paschalidis, and Michael Caramanis of the College of Engineering and Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering Director Azer Bestavros spoke at a National Science Foundation workshop on Smart Cities on December 3 and 4. Cassandras chaired the workshop and Paschalidis was a... More

White House Unveils College Climate Pledge

November 20th, 2015 in For BU

BU IN DC Provost of the Medical Campus and Dean of the School of Medicine Karen Antman and David Coleman and Joshua Safer of the School of Medicine participated in the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine's Third Consensus Conference on the Physician-Investigator Workforce on November 12 and 13. Vice President and General... More

Education Department Takes Action on Accreditation

November 13th, 2015 in For BU

BU IN DC Provost Jean Morrison attended a meeting of the edX University Advisory Board, of which she is a member, and participated in the edX Global Forum between November 8 and 10. Provost of the Medical Campus and Dean of the School of Medicine Karen Antman and more than a dozen faculty... More

White House Releases Biosafety Plan

November 6th, 2015 in For BU

BU IN DC Anthony Janetos, director of the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future participated in a meeting of the U.S. Department of Energy's Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee, of which he is a member, on October 28 and 29. Linda Hyman, Barbara Schreiber, Deborah Fournier, Chelsea Epler, and M. Isabel... More