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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Administration Retreats on College Ratings

June 26th, 2015 in For BU

BU IN DC Vice President and Associate Provost for Research Gloria Waters attended an Association of American Universities-sponsored roundtable with senior National Institutes of Health officials on June 24. Joyce Wong of the College of Engineering and Bennett Goldberg of the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Engineering attended a White House Office... More

House Subcommittee Approves NIH, Pell Funding

June 19th, 2015 in For BU

BU IN DC Kevin Outterson of the School of Law spoke at a Capitol Hill briefing on antimicrobial resistance on June 18. David Bishop of the College of Engineering attended a meeting of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, of which he is a member, from June 15 through 24. HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE APPROVES... More

House, Senate Differ on Defense Basic Research

June 12th, 2015 in For BU

BU IN DC School of Public Health Dean Sandro Galea attended a meeting of the National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities, of which he is a member, on June 9. Kate Mellouk and Marie Hladikova of Research Compliance attended an Association of University Export Control Officers conference on June 7 through 9. Thomas Bifano, director of... More

House Approves NSF, NASA Funding

June 5th, 2015 in For BU

BU IN DC Vice President for Enrollment & Student Affairs Laurie Pohl attended an Education Advisory Board meeting on May 28 and 29. Kevin Gallagher of the Pardee School of Global Studies met with staff in Senator Ed Markey's (D-MA) office to discuss trade and climate change on May 29. Associate Vice President... More

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