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Trustee’s Gift Ignites Student Entrepreneurship

February 13th, 2017 in News & Events

BU Spark! connects technology ideas with expertise, funding Ziba Cranmer leads BU Spark! the new in-house incubator for student technology projects at the Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. BU students have a new way to get their great ideas off their hard drives and into the world. Created… MORE

Going Green Earns Plaudits for BU

February 13th, 2017 in News & Events

University ranked country’s 25th most sustainable college Sustainably sourced food comprises 22 percent of the food served in University dining halls. Green initiatives have landed BU a place on two nationally recognized sustainable university guides. Photo by Cydney Scott. BU’s commitment to becoming a more sustainable community has earned accolades from two different organizations. The… MORE

Questrom’s Link Day Offers Expertise to Nonprofits

February 10th, 2017 in News & Events

Grad students work on a Saturday for good causes The Citizen Schools Link Day team at work: Chi Vo (from left) and Marisabel Jaramillo from Citizen Schools, Diego Da Silva Nunes (Questrom’18), Parul Kashyap (Questrom’18), Lisa Lerma (Questrom’17), Myles Fish (Questrom’18), Sarah Horwitz (Questrom’18), and Dalia Rinaldi (Questrom’18). Photo by Cindy Scott. Chi Vo and… MORE

SDM Pediatric Dental Clinic Serves the Underserved

February 8th, 2017 in News & Events

Changing lives one filling at a time At the new Goldman School of Dental Medicine Pediatric Oral Healthcare Center’s treatment fair: three-year-old Levi McBride of Dorchester with Yasmin Alayyoubi (SDM’17) (from left), center director Dolrudee Jumlongras, an SDM clinical assistant professor, Athanasios Zavras, an SDM professor and chair of pediatric dentistry, and Stephen Prieve (SDM’18)…. MORE

Bionic Pancreas Passes Critical Science Hurdle

February 7th, 2017 in News & Events

$12M from NIH moves ENG prof’s device forward ENG’s Edward Damiano with the prototype bionic pancreas he’s been working on for almost 17 years. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. On the heels of winning $12 million in supplemental funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct a major, multicenter, national clinical trial of his… MORE

BU Weighs In Against Trump Travel Ban

February 6th, 2017 in News & Events

Joins seven area schools in amici curiae motion The amici curiae brief submitted by BU, Boston College, Brandeis, Harvard, MIT, Northeastern, Tufts, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute in US District Court supporting a lawsuit calling for repeal of Trump’s executive order on immigration. Boston University and seven other area schools are supporting a federal lawsuit challenging… MORE

Lawyering Up

February 3rd, 2017 in News & Events

LAW’s Maureen O’Rourke is aiming legal education at the future Photo credit: Dan Aguirre. For some graduates in a field marked by high expectations, a recent headline in the New York Times captured their pain: “An Expensive Law Degree, and No Place to Use It.” Law graduates, according to the story, are caught up in… MORE

Office Artifacts: Robert A. Brown

February 2nd, 2017 in News & Events

BU president shares University history, toys, gifts from his sons Visit BU Today and click on the circles above to see more of what Robert A. Brown displays in his Silber Way office. Photo by Cindy Scott. Visitors to BU President Robert A. Brown’s oak-paneled office, on the eighth floor of One Silber Way, are… MORE

Tackling the Wage Gap with Code

January 27th, 2017 in News & Events

Hariri software team aids Boston Women’s Workforce Council Hariri Institute director Azer Bestavros at a City Hall press conference on the Boston Women’s Workforce Council wage gap report earlier this month, flanked by Katie Conboy, Simmons College provost (from left), former Lt. Governor Evelyn Murphy, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and Eddie Ahmed, MassMutual Financial… MORE

School of Law Project Earns Gold LEED Certification

January 26th, 2017 in News & Events

The School of Law construction and renovation project completed in 2015 earned gold status in its LEED Certification Review, a ratings system designed to encourage sustainable design. Photo by Melissa Ostrow. The BU School of Law makeover won plaudits from students and faculty for its vibrant design and state-of-the art-classrooms and moot courtroom when it… MORE