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The Cities of Tomorrow: How Research and Innovation Can Help Address the U.S. Infrastructure Crises

October 27th, 2016 in News & Events

Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) and Boston University co-hosted a discussion of the future of federal policies for smart cities and the cutting edge research and innovation that makes these advances possible. Thursday, October 27, 2016, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m Information Technology and Innovation Foundation 1101 K Street NW, Suite 610A Washington, DC 20005… MORE

CAS Political Scholar Decries Horse-Race Election Coverage

October 19th, 2016 in News & Events

  Offers insights on how this presidential contest is, and isn’t, different Dino Christenson, a CAS professor of political science and an expert on American political behavior, worries about the media trend to cover the presidential election as a horse race without focusing on issues and context. Photo by Dave Green. Few people have watched… MORE

Hospitals Cut Readmissions, But at What Cost?

October 18th, 2016 in News & Events

Critics say Medicare program penalizes safety-net hospitals Report says that safety-net hospitals should be compared to other safety-net hospitals, rather than put into one broad category. Photo by EunikaSopotnicka/iStock. Safety-net hospitals, which serve large populations of low-income patients, have made significant progress in reducing patient readmissions under a federal penalty program, but adjustments to the… MORE

BU Increases Its Target for Sustainable Food Sources

October 14th, 2016 in News & Events

Food that’s better for you and for the planet BU has steadily increased its purchases of sustainable food, including from Red’s Best, a Boston seafood wholesaler that uses local, small-boat fishermen. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. When you beat your own expectations, what do you do? You aim higher. BU’s Dining Services has upped its goal… MORE

Navy Awards $7.5 Million to BU-Led Neuroscientists

October 14th, 2016 in News & Events

Hasselmo to oversee multi-center effort on rule learning in the brain Michael Hasselmo, director of BU’s Center for Systems Neuroscience, is principal investigator on the DOD grant. “How do brain circuits mediate learning rules of different types?” he asks. “To me, this is a central question of brain research.” Learning new rules is a part… MORE

COM Launches INVOLVD Political Smartphone App

October 5th, 2016 in News & Events

Seeks to engage millennials, offers interactive features Users can find out where Clinton and Trump stand on nearly two dozen issues, including student debt, using the INVOLVD app (photo to the left). Still unsure who to vote for in next month’s presidential election? Unclear about where the candidates stand on a particular issue? Looking for… MORE

Signing for Obama

September 30th, 2016 in News & Events

BU ASL interpreter at opening of new African American national museum Christopher Robinson, coordinator of outreach and training for the office of disability services, interprets the words of President Barack Obama at the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Sept. 24. Photo courtesy of Katherine Kennedy. While most of… MORE

Celebrating BU’s African American Legacy

September 29th, 2016 in News & Events

Washington events timed to opening of new museum Alumni Celebration Breakfast panelists Cornell William Brooks (STH’87, Hon.’15), NAACP president, Richard L. Taylor (COM’71), former Massachusetts secretary of transportation and BU’s first Rhodes scholar, and Andrea L. Taylor (COM’68), president and CEO of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and a trustee of the University. Photo by… MORE

BU Researchers Get State-of-the-Art MRI Scanner

September 29th, 2016 in News & Events

$1.6 million from NSF for centerpiece of new Center for Cognitive Neuroimaging The Siemens 3 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanner will be housed within the new Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering building, on BU’s Charles River Campus. Photo courtesy of Siemens Healthineers. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Boston University researchers $1.6… MORE

NEIDL Symposium: Talking about Infectious Diseases

September 21st, 2016 in News & Events

Anthony Fauci, David Quammen address scientists, BU community members, the public National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony Fauci told the NEIDL symposium audience that because there have always been, and always will be, emerging infectious diseases, “we need people and efforts like those that are going on right here, at BU, and… MORE