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.


Vice President Gloria Waters Participates in DC Media Roundtable

July 16, 2015

All Things Research: Roundtable Discussion with University Senior Research Officers – July 15, 2015 Watch the video

Kevin Outterson Discusses Antibiotics Policy

June 19, 2015

Professor Outterson speaks at June 18 Capitol Hill briefing on antimicrobials. Learn more

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


Two Professors Win Fulbright Awards

July 30, 2015

Samuel Hammer will go to Sri Lanka; Meg Tyler to Belfast Education is the central mission of Boston University’s College of General Studies (CGS) and its professors, who don’t have teaching assistants and carry heavier course loads than most BU faculty. It is unprecedented and gratifying, says Natalie McKnight, dean of the college, that two CGS… MORE

BUSTI Program Aims a Spotlight Offstage

July 30, 2015

Summer Theatre Institute for high-schoolers adds design track The students in BUSTI’s design class use a basic model kit to create their own production designs. Photos by Cydney Scott. Lindsey Walko remembers back in the sixth grade, when she saved the day while playing one of the orphans in a production of Annie. “During the… MORE

Gut Reactions

July 28, 2015

New grants put software to work on bioenergy and human microbiome Daniel Segrè, associate professor of bioinformatics, biomedical engineering and biology, uses mathematical modeling to understand the microbiome. Photo by Cydney Scott. Daniel Segrè studies very unusual microbes. They don’t live in petri dishes, guts, or on dirty kitchen countertops. In fact, they don’t live… MORE

New ENG Offerings in Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, and Robotics

July 22, 2015

Master’s students can now specialize in these fast-growing fields Amazon announced plans to deliver packages via drones; graduate students who specialize in ENG’s new robotics program could find themselves working for the commerce giant in the near future. Photo by Flickr contributor Arts Electronica Center. In an effort to train its graduate students in rapidly… MORE

A New Diagnostic for Kidney Disease

July 20, 2015

MED prof honored as BU Innovator of the Year David J. Salant, a MED professor of medicine and of pathology and laboratory medicine, is BU’s Innovator of the Year. Photos by Esther Ro (COM’15). Suggest to David Salant that his research must have taken a long time and you’ll hear a dry chuckle. “How about 30… MORE