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:

Professor Robert Stern Testified Before the Senate on Athlete Safety

May 17, 2017

BU School of Medicine Professor Robert Stern testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on May 17, 2017. The Committee discussed “Current Issues in American Sports: Protecting the Health and Safety of American Athletes.” Learn more 

New England Innovates Explores Role of Higher Ed

April 28, 2017

New England Innovates: Preparing the Innovation Economy Workforce   Photo (left to right) – Daniel Hewett, Dr. Patricia Maguire Meservey, Dr. Gerry Fine, Marc Sedam, Andrea Cox. Source: New England Council  On April 27, 2017, the Council held the second event in our “New England Innovates” series, which was launched last fall. “New England Innovates:… MORE

BU Institute for Sustainable Energy Reception

April 26, 2017

Boston University President Robert A. Brown hosted a Washington, DC, reception for the BU Institute for Sustainable Energy on April 25th featuring Institute Director Peter Fox-Penner and Senior Fellow Dorothy Robyn. View reception photos  

News:

Video Captures Highlights of BU’s 2017 Commencement

May 22, 2017

A look back at Sunday’s ceremony It was an ideal day for a Commencement—neither too hot nor too cold, mostly sunny skies, and low humidity. A crowd of about 20,000 family, friends, and dignitaries gathered on Nickerson Field for Boston University’s 144th Commencement to listen to Bonnie Hammer (CGS’69, COM’71, SED’75, Hon.’17), chair of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group,… MORE

A Storyteller Advises BU Grads to Write Their Own Life Story

May 21, 2017

Entertainment executive and alum Bonnie Hammer (Hon.’17) addresses 144th Commencement 2017 Commencement speaker Bonnie Hammer (CGS’69, COM’71, SED’75, Hon.’17) told BU graduates to listen to views other than their own. Watch the entire speech of the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group chair in this video here. Video by BU Productions. Photo by Chris McIntosh. Pairing the… MORE

Do Your Future Work with Passion, Nobel Laureate Tells Graduating University Seniors

May 21, 2017

Climate change scientist Mario Molina (Hon.’17) delivers Baccalaureate Address “Science has to work together with government and business for the continued improvement of the quality of life of the human population, now and in the future,” Nobel Laureate Mario Molina (Hon.’17) told those at BU’s Baccalaureate Service at Marsh Chapel May 21. Molina served on… MORE

Commencement Student Speaker: Responsibility to Tell the Truth

May 19, 2017

Maxwell T. Robidoux (CAS’17) will take to the podium Sunday Maxwell T. Robidoux (CAS’17) practicing his speech for Sunday’s Commencement ceremony on Thursday morning. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. Graduation has been a long time coming for this year’s Commencement student speaker. Maxwell T. Robidoux entered BU as a freshman in 2010, but left after just… MORE

Professor Robert Stern Testified Before the Senate on Athlete Safety

May 17, 2017

BU School of Medicine Professor Robert Stern testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on May 17, 2017. The Committee discussed “Current Issues in American Sports: Protecting the Health and Safety of American Athletes.” Learn more