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.


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  


Supreme Court Travel Ban Review Shouldn’t Affect Students, Staff

June 27, 2017

University still advises consultation with ISSO advisors The Supreme Court yesterday allowed certain travel restrictions sought by President Trump to take effect, but an exception appears to cover BU affiliates. Photo by sframephoto/iStock. BU students, faculty, and staff, including students admitted beginning this fall, apparently will not be barred from entering the United States and… MORE

New Leader for Technology Development Office

June 26, 2017

Mike Pratt will aid faculty in collaborations with industry Mike Pratt has been promoted to managing director of the Technology Development Office after being interim managing director since August 2015. Photo (right) by Jackie Ricciardi. Talk about taking one for the team. In 2008, BU researcher Ed Damiano needed a couple of healthy adults as controls for… MORE

Scholarships for 65 Boston High School Graduates

June 15, 2017

President Brown, Mayor Walsh honor recipients of Menino, Community Service scholarships Recipients of the Thomas M. Menino Scholarship and Community Service Award grants with Mayor Martin J. Walsh and President Robert A. Brown at a ceremony Tuesday night. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. Boston University on Tuesday honored 65 Boston public high school graduates who will… MORE

ENG Alum Bob Hines Is NASA Astronaut Candidate

June 13, 2017

Elite group of 12 chosen from 18,000-plus who applied Bob Hines (ENG’97) earned one of 12 astronaut candidate slots this year, with help from 76 combat missions and 5 years as a NASA research pilot. Photo (right) courtesy of NASA. BU has many alumni in high places, but Bob Hines is bound for greater heights. He… MORE

The High Cost of Summer Energy Price Spikes

June 9, 2017

Cranking up the AC during peak electric hours will raise your electricity bill Forecast for the future: hotter summers, more peak power consumption, and higher electricity bills. Photo by Dan Logan/iStock. On one of the hottest days on record in recent Massachusetts history—August 2, 2006—the mercury hit 37 degrees Celsius (about 99 degrees Fahrenheit), with… MORE