News & Events

Whether it’s a recent visit to Washington by BU’s President Brown, one of our faculty members testifying before Congress, or the latest research developments on campus, we’ll keep you up to speed.

Events:

Research Leads to Amazing Things

November 16, 2017

  Ed Damiano, an ENG professor of biomedical engineering and owner of medical device company, Beta Bionics, Inc.  BU’s own Ed Damiano and other inventors of amazing things that began with National Institutes of Health funding spoke at a Congressional briefing on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Watch the video See the photos View the flyer

November 8th Congressional Briefing on Costs of War

November 9, 2017

The $5.6 Trillion Price Tag of the Post-9/11 Wars and How We Are Paying for It   Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 10:00am – 11:00am Senate Armed Services Committee Room 236 Russell Senate Office Building   Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) hosted a panel of speakers from the Costs of War Project at Brown University’s Watson Institute… MORE

American-Made Innovation Sparking Economic Growth

October 26, 2017

Abraham (center), with the team in her MED lab. Photo by Cydney Scott. The Science Coalition in conjunction with the House R&D Caucus hosted a panel discussion at the Rayburn House Office Building on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.  BU’s own Carmela Abraham and the leaders of eight cutting-edge companies held a forum about how federally-funded… MORE

News:

CAS Researchers Working to Predict Future Climate Change

December 14, 2017

Findings could have implications for carbon cycling Harvard Forest in Petersham, Mass., is a more than 3,700-acre ecological research area where scientists have been carrying out experiments since 1907. Photo courtesy of Mark Friedl and Minkyu Moon. Forests’ role in absorbing carbon from fossil fuel emissions is important  Researchers study spring’s timing to understand how… MORE

Winds of Change

December 11, 2017

CAS scientists look to coral reefs for how Pacific gusts influence global climate Diane Thompson extracting a core from a live Porites coral colony at Kiritimati in 2012. Photo by Elizabeth Wiggins. Winds in the tropical Pacific are poorly characterized, yet affect climate worldwide Scientists use the chemical fingerprint of winds captured in coral to re-create wind… MORE

BU Trustees Approve Aggressive Climate Action Plan

December 8, 2017

Effort prepares University for global temperature rise The BU Climate Action Plan adopted by the BU Board of Trustees recommends new building efficiencies, changes to renewable energy sources, and ways to make climate change a bigger part of the University’s curriculum and research. Illustration by Rubén D. Cerón Guevara (MET’19) and BU Metropolitan College Professor… MORE

NEIDL BSL-4 Lab Gets Green Light

December 7, 2017

Boston Public Health Commission approves research NEIDL microbiologist Elke Mühlberger (center), one of the world’s leading researchers on the Ebola and Marburg viruses, senior research scientist Judith Olejnik (left), and research scientist Adam Hume are eager to get to work in the NEIDL BSL-4 lab. Photo by Cydney Scott. After years of scrutiny by regulatory… MORE

Jorge Delva Chosen as New School of Social Work Dean

December 6, 2017

Nationally recognized expert on economically disadvantaged assumes post in January Jorge Delva, incoming dean of the School of Social Work, is a prolific author and researcher and a nationally recognized scholar. Photo by Cydney Scott. Immigrated to Hawaii from Chile at age 16 Expert in substance abuse and ethnic health disparities Holds a second-degree black… MORE