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.


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

Making Research Real with Boston University

March 1, 2016

View photos of the panel discussion and reception Read the BU Today story Boston University President Robert A. Brown hosted a panel discussion about brain injuries, head trauma, and concussion – the science, national policy implications, and personal impact. The moderated discussion featured experts on brain injuries and concussion, each with a distinctive perspective: Dr…. MORE

You’re Invited…

October 19, 2015

The BU Alumni Association held two Washington events in October: A Conversation with Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet (CAS ’79) on October 26 and a discussion of Mobile Money and Migrant Remittances on October 29.


Commencement Speaker: Embrace Your Fear of the Unknown Future

May 15, 2016

Former CBS executive Nina Tassler says life took her to unexpected joys Commencement speaker Nina Tassler (CFA’79, Hon.’16) told BU graduates not to be afraid to edit their dreams and rewrite the story of what they want to do in life during the University’s 143rd Commencement Sunday. Video by BU Productions. Photo by Dana J…. MORE

Peace Corps Director Delivers Baccalaureate Address

May 15, 2016

CAS alum Hessler-Radelet urges grads to choose optimism, nurture relationships Carrie Hessler-Radelet (CAS’79), director of the Peace Corps, delivers the address at the 143rd Commencement Baccalaureate Service at Marsh Chapel. Video by BU Productions. Photos by Mike Ritter. As the current director of the Peace Corps and a former volunteer, Carrie Hessler-Radelet (CAS’79, Hon.’16) has… MORE

Honorary Degree for Hessler-Radelet

May 11, 2016

’79 alum, director of Peace Corps, will deliver 2016 Baccalaureate address Carrie Hessler-Radelet (CAS’79), director of the Peace Corps, will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree and deliver the Baccalaureate address at BU’s 143rd Commencement. Photo courtesy of the Peace Corps. Carrie Hessler-Radelet, the 19th director of the Peace Corps, will receive an honorary… MORE

Travis Roy to Receive Honorary Degree

May 10, 2016

Former Terrier hockey player now major supporter of spinal cord research View the video: Travis Roy reflects on his life 20 years after a paralyzing injury and talks about what he sees for his future. Photo by Jackie Riccardi. When Travis Roy heard he would receive an honorary degree at this year’s Commencement ceremony, he had… MORE

US Secretary of Energy Moniz to Receive Honorary Degree

May 9, 2016

Focuses on clean energy, nuclear issues Ernest Moniz. Photo (left) courtesy of the Department of Energy.  Engineering a clean-energy future is very much on Ernest J. Moniz’s mind these days, as the world tries to turn the Paris Agreement on climate into action to reduce global warming. As US Secretary of Energy, Moniz directs the… MORE