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.


Bringing Boston to the Beltway

April 29, 2015

BU President Robert A. Brown and Provost Jean Morrison visited Washington, DC, on April 28th to discuss the University’s priorities in research, student aid and international education with policymakers. They also hosted a reception on Capitol Hill for alumni and key stakeholders. President Brown held a number of meetings on Capitol Hill. He discussed high… MORE

Paul Gugliuzza To Testify Before The House Subcommittee About Patent Reform

February 25, 2015

The professor of intellectual property law will offer his expertise on patent demand letters. Published by BU Law: Associate Professor of Law Paul Gugliuzza has been called to testify before the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade on Thursday, February 26, 2015. The hearing, chaired by Michael C. Burgess (R-TX),… MORE

Workshop: Introduction to Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

February 12, 2015

On January 29, the Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Research hosted an informational workshop on the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).  Jean Slutsky, PA, MSPH, and Chief Engagement and Dissemination Officer at PCORI, introduced the Institute and its mission and research and discussed its proposal review and award processes. Weren’t able to… MORE


Sights and Sounds from Commencement 2015

May 18, 2015

Highlights of Sunday’s ceremony About 25,000 people filed onto Nickerson Field on Sunday for Boston University’s 142nd Commencement and to celebrate the Class of 2015. Under partly sunny skies and seasonal temperatures, they listened as Emmy-winning broadcast journalist and talk show host Meredith Vieira (Hon.’15) delivered the main address, looked on as the University conferred… MORE

The Shark

May 17, 2015

BU Commencement speaker Vieira’s memorable lesson on dancing to your own tune Meredith Vieira and a surprise friend offered a lesson about nonconformance to BU graduates during the University’s 142nd Commencement Sunday. Photo by Chitose Suzuki. Early in her Commencement address Sunday, Meredith Vieira fretted that the graduates might forget her speech years from now. She… MORE

NAACP President Delivers Baccalaureate Address

May 17, 2015

“Let us march on until victory is won,” urged Cornell William Brooks (STH’87, Hon.’15) A Methodist minister as well as president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Cornell William Brooks returned to his alma mater Sunday to deliver the 2015 Baccalaureate address in what he called a homecoming to… MORE

NAACP President and CEO to Receive Honorary Doctor of Laws

May 11, 2015

Civil rights leader Cornell Brooks (STH’87) will deliver Baccalaureate address Cornell William Brooks (STH’87), president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, will be awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws at Boston University’s 142nd Commencement. Photo by J. M. Eddins, Jr. It is not an understatement to say that Cornell… MORE

Meredith Vieira Remade Her Career Midway Through

May 8, 2015

Journalist, TV host to deliver Commencement address Meredith Vieira calls herself a reporter who tired of reporting; she’ll give BU’s Commencement address May 17. Photo by Andrew Eccles/NBC. Meredith Vieira is compelling and candid proof that there are second acts in American lives. Explaining why, as a mother, she walked away in 1997 from her… MORE