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Fixing Climate Change is Good Business

June 18th, 2018 in For DC

ON THE CHARLES RIVER Fixing Climate Change is Good Business BU hosted the International Mayors Climate Summit, featuring Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, municipal leaders from across the globe, and former Secretary of State John Kerry.  Read their insights   RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT Medicaid Expansion Helped Rural Areas A new study from the BU School of Public Health finds that... More

Graduating, With a Big Assist from Dad

June 4th, 2018 in For DC

ON THE CHARLES RIVER Graduating, With a Big Assist from Dad BU custodian Eddie Almeida used his University tuition benefit to give his children a world-class education they couldn't have afforded otherwise. Hear their touching story   FACULTY EXPERT Noted Scholar of Inequality To Lead BU School of Law Angela Onwuachi-Willig, a renowned expert in racial and gender... More

Be Bold and Courageous

May 21st, 2018 in For DC

ON THE CHARLES RIVER Be Bold and Courageous Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) urges BU's Class of 2018 to "stand up, speak out" during an inspiring address at the University's 145th Commencement. Be inspired   FACULTY EXPERT Laurel or Yanny? BU hearing expert Tyler Perrachione explains the science behind the phenomenon that's sweeping the Internet. You decide           RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT Cities Joining... More

Rep. John Lewis to Deliver BU Commencement Address

May 7th, 2018 in For DC

ON THE CHARLES RIVER Rep. John Lewis to Deliver BU Commencement Address National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease Director Anthony Fauci and San Juan, P.R. Mayor and BU alumna Carmen Yulín Cruz will also be honored. Find out more     COMMUNITY RESOURCE Getting to Graduation The BU School of Education-based Center for Promise studies what it'll... More

Brighter Prospects? New Views on the Global Economy

April 23rd, 2018 in For DC

BU IN DC Brighter Prospects? New Views on the Global Economy The BU Global Development Policy Center hosted a Washington discussion with Jin Liqun of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and José Antonio Ocampo of the Central Bank of Colombia on April 18. See the pictures   RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT Smaller, Faster, Cheaper BU engineer Cathie Klapperich empowers... More

You’re Invited: Join the BU Global Development Policy Center

April 9th, 2018 in For DC

BU IN DC You're Invited As financial leaders from around the world convene in Washington, DC, next week, join the Boston University Global Development Policy Center on April 18 for a discussion with two of the world's foremost leaders in global development finance.  RSVP today   NOTABLE ALUMNI MLK, 50 Years Later The BU community reflects on the... More

Tutoring Program Celebrates 20 Years

March 19th, 2018 in For DC

ON THE CHARLES RIVER Tutoring Program Celebrates 20 Years The BU Initiative for Literacy Development brings Federal Work Study students into Boston public schools.  Celebrate with us STUDENT LIFE Improving Life in Refugee Camps BU engineering students apply their skills to help Syrian refugees in Lebanon.  Find out how   FACULTY EXPERT Lobsters on the Line BU biologist Kari... More

Teaching’s Diversity Problem

March 5th, 2018 in For DC

FACULTY EXPERT Teaching's Diversity Problem BU Professor Travis Bristol is working to keep male teachers of color in public schools. Find out how   ON THE CHARLES RIVER Former UN Secretary-General Kicks Off BU Think Tank Ban Ki-moon discusses sustainable development and global citizenship at the opening of the BU Global Development Policy Center.  Learn more   RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT Farmers... More

BU, Peers Raise Concerns About Higher Education Bill

February 20th, 2018 in For DC

BU IN DC BU, Peers Raise Concerns About Higher Education Bill The PROSPER Act would hurt both undergraduate and graduate students by reducing federal student aid.  Find out more   FACULTY EXPERT Telling the Truth About Rwanda BU Professor Timothy Longman examines Rwanda's long recovery from the genocidal tribal wars in 1994. Learn about his work   RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT How... More

U.S. Surgeon General Urges More Aid for Opioid Addicts

February 5th, 2018 in For DC

ON THE CHARLES RIVER US Surgeon General Urges More Aid for Opioid Addicts During a visit to BU, Dr. Jerome Adams says "We have to make it easier to get help than to get high." Learn what he had to say   FACULTY EXPERT Investing in Cryptocurrency: Do or Don't? BU professor Mark Williams explains why... More