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.


The Cities of Tomorrow: How Research and Innovation Can Help Address the U.S. Infrastructure Crises

October 27, 2016

Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) and Boston University co-hosted a discussion of the future of federal policies for smart cities and the cutting edge research and innovation that makes these advances possible. Thursday, October 27, 2016, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m Information Technology and Innovation Foundation 1101 K Street NW, Suite 610A Washington, DC 20005… MORE

The Other 95%: The Unsecure Internet You Don’t Know About

June 17, 2016

Boston University Provost Jean Morrison and honorary co-hosts the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus hosted an illuminating panel discussion with leading researchers, policymakers, and government officials on the true breadth of Internet insecurity and what can (or can’t) be done to fix it.  Speakers:  Sharon Goldberg, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Boston University Joseph Hall, Chief Technologist, Center for Democracy & Technology… MORE

BU School of Public Health Turns 40

March 22, 2016

Four Decades Forward: BUSPH Regional Celebration in Washington, DC BU School of Public Health held a DC alumni reception on March 21.  Many were invited to network with alumni, enjoy food, and drink in celebration of the School’s 40th anniversary at the Army & Navy Club.  Find out more Read the BU Today story


How the Trump Administration Could Impact Research

January 20, 2017

Federal Relations’ Jennifer Grodsky on the uncertainties ahead for BU There are a lot of unknowns about the impact the incoming Trump administration and the new Congress will have on federally funded research at BU and other universities. Photo by Kkolosov/iStock. As Donald Trump assumes the presidency, Boston University and other higher education institutions face… MORE

Taking Stock of the New President’s Foreign Policy Proposals

January 20, 2017

BU experts predict “a ride like we… have never seen before” Rex Tillerson, Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State, has close ties with Russia, which concerns both senators who must confirm him and some BU foreign affairs scholars. Photo by Olivier Douliery/ABACA (Sipa via AP Images). rom vowing to pull out of last year’s United… MORE

President Trump: What He Should Do, How He Should Do It

January 19, 2017

Students talk about what new US leader ought to focus on On Friday, before a live audience of approximately 800,000, Donald John Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. There remains a great deal of uncertainty about what kind of presidency he intends. A political neophyte, Trump has said—among other… MORE

COM Covers the Inauguration

January 19, 2017

Students to file for BU News Service today through Saturday BU News Service editors Rob Carter and Sarah Toy are coordinating student coverage of Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. Most of the nation will watch Donald Trump’s inauguration tomorrow from the comfort of their own homes. It will be more frenzied for… MORE

The Dyslexia Paradox

December 21, 2016

Differences in how the brain adapts to sights and sounds could be at the root of reading disorder Tyler Perrachione looks for the source of reading disorders, like dyslexia, in the brain. Photo (right) by Jackie Ricciardi. It’s there, at the start of every conversation: the moment it takes your brain to adjust to an… MORE