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Supporting Boston Public School Students

June 19th, 2017 in For DC

STUDENT LIFE Supporting Boston Public School Students 65 outstanding graduates of the Boston Public Schools system were awarded four-year scholarships to attend BU in the fall. Meet the students   RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT Fighting Tick-Borne Disease with Computer Science With support from the Departments of Defense and Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, BU ecologist Michael Dietze... More

A Showcase Out of This World

June 5th, 2017 in For DC

BU IN DC A Showcase Out of This World Meet BU faculty and their tiny satellites at a June 14 Capitol Hill reception featuring cutting-edge research supported by NASA and hosted by the Coalition for Aerospace and Science. Mark your calendar     RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT Mapping Inequality BU sociologist Jessica Simes uncovered an unexpected reality of mass incarceration in... More

Tackling Sports Injuries

May 22nd, 2017 in For DC

FACULTY EXPERT Tackling Sports Injuries BU School of Medicine Professor Robert Stern testified before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee on health and safety issues facing American athletes. Read his testimony   RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT Can Boston Go Green by 2025? Boston's Green Ribbon Commission has asked the BU Institute for Sustainable Energy to help the city... More

Sparking Economic Growth

May 8th, 2017 in For DC

ADVOCACY RESOURCE Sparking Economic Growth Three start-ups with ties to BU are featured in a new report from The Science Coalition highlighting 102 companies that grew out of federally-funded research grants. See the report RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT Why Do So Many Black Women Die of Breast Cancer? The BU Slone Epidemiology Center has led the nation's... More

Doctor’s Orders: Don’t Cut Arts Funding

April 24th, 2017 in For DC

ADVOCACY RESOURCE Doctor's Orders: Don't Cut Arts Funding BU School of Public Health Dean Sandro Galea urges continued funding for the National Endowment for the Arts in order to promote a healthier society. Read more ON THE CHARLES RIVER Innovations in Social Work and Health Dr. Sally Bachman applies the insights of social work to reduce... More

Bringing Boston to the Beltway

April 10th, 2017 in For DC

BU IN DC Bringing Boston to the Beltway On April 5, BU President Robert A. Brown met with members of Congress and hosted a reception on Capitol Hill attended by more than 100 alumni and key stakeholders. Learn more   COMMUNITY RESOURCE Girls Science Club Takes STEM to the Next Generation Female graduate students at BU... More

Bringing Boston to the Beltway

March 27th, 2017 in For DC

YOU'RE INVITED Bringing Boston to the Beltway Join us on April 5 for a Capitol Hill reception hosted by BU President Robert A. Brown and Provost Jean Morrison. RSVP today   RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT Getting the Word In BU Deaf Studies researchers look for ways to prevent deaf children from being deprived of language, with support from the... More

Help Needed for Youngest Opioid Victims

March 13th, 2017 in For DC

FACULTY EXPERT Help Needed for Youngest Opioid Victims BU School of Medicine Professor Scott Hadland urges fellow pediatricians to better identify and treat addiction in their young patients. Find out more       RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT Support for Female Veterans Returning Home The Women Veterans Network created by the BU School of Medicine helps female vets more successfully reintegrate into... More

Bringing Unsung African American Heroines to Light

February 27th, 2017 in For DC

FACULTY EXPERT Bringing Unsung African American Heroines to Light BU historian Ashley Farmer has spent years piecing together the stories of the remarkable, but largely overlooked, black female activists who helped shape the post-World War II battle against racial inequality. Find out more     COMMUNITY RESOURCE Pediatric Dental Clinic Is Changing Lives The new BU Pediatric Oral Healthcare... More

Travel Ban Diminishes Our Nation

February 6th, 2017 in For DC

ON THE CHARLES RIVER Travel Ban Diminishes Our Nation BU President Robert A. Brown says the Trump Administration's executive order banning immigrants from seven countries from entering the U.S. is morally wrong. Find out why   STUDENT LIFE BU Expands Scholarship Program for Boston Public Schools Transfer students will now be eligible for Boston University's scholarship that... More