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BU President Robert A. Brown Honored by Fellow Engineers

October 2nd, 2014 in News & Events

National Academy of Engineering recognizes research, leadership At the NAE award ceremony honoring BU President Robert A. Brown September 26: Pallab K. Bhattacharya, a University of Michigan professor, Charles O. Holliday, Jr., retired chairman and CEO of E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Brown, and C. D. Mote, Jr., NAE president. Photo by… MORE

Prof. Outterson Testifies Before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

September 24th, 2014 in News & Events

School of Law Professor Kevin Outterson appeared before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce on September 19 to discuss how to better combat antibiotic-resistant viruses. Dr. Outterson, an expert in the legal issues surrounding antimicrobal resistance, walked the committee through what he calls the broken business model for antibiotics. He was… MORE

President Brown and Vice President Waters Meet With Policymakers

September 11th, 2014 in News & Events

On September 10, Boston University President Robert A. Brown and Vice President and Associate Provost for Research Gloria Waters traveled to Washington, D.C., to discuss important research and academic initiatives at BU with the U.S. Secretary of Energy, the Director of the National Science Foundation, key research staff at the Department of Defense, the President… MORE

Prof. Stern Testifies Before the Senate Aging Committee

June 26th, 2014 in News & Events

School of Medicine Professor Robert Stern testified before the Senate Special Committee on Aging for the June 25th hearing entitled, “State of Play: Brain Injuries and Diseases of Aging.” Dr. Stern described the medical impact of brain trauma and the need for additional federal investment in medical research through the National Institutes of Health. Chris… MORE

Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) Visits BU

April 25th, 2014 in News & Events

Representative Chaka Fattah (D-PA) visited the Charles River campus on April 24 to learn about BU’s ground-breaking neuroscience research. Fattah is the foremost advocate for neuroscience in Congress and was instrumental in launching the federal Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative. During his visit, the Congressman met with President Robert A. Brown and… MORE

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) Visits BU

April 16th, 2014 in News & Events

Senator Warren Calls for More Federal Research Money and also pitches student loan reform in BU visit. Elizabeth Warren pulled up to campus Monday with a sputtering vehicle—the federal government, for which she works—and got under the hood to check two key problems: its leaky research support and its broken student loan system. On the… MORE

President Brown and Provost Morrison Visit DC

April 3rd, 2014 in News & Events

BU President Robert A. Brown and Provost Jean Morrison visited Washington, DC, on April 2nd to discuss the University’s priorities in research, student aid and international education with policymakers. They also hosted an open house for the new BU Federal Relations office in downtown Washington. President Brown held a number of meetings on Capitol Hill…. MORE

President Brown Visits DC

October 29th, 2013 in News & Events

President Robert A. Brown traveled to Washington on October 9 to discuss the upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act with members of Congress. Brown met with Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Edward Markey (D-MA), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and Massachusetts Representatives Stephen Lynch and Jim McGovern, advocating for BU’s priorities on higher education issues and highlighting… MORE

BU on the Hill

May 9th, 2013 in News & Events

Amid federal cuts to research funding and political science studies, President Robert A. Brown, Provost Jean Morrison, and other BU leaders met May 7 with Washington officials and hosted a first-ever reception for alumni working on Capitol Hill and for the federal government. Last year BU established the Federal Relations office to raise the University’s… MORE