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MED Researcher Ann McKee Makes TIME’s 100 Most Influential People List

April 20th, 2018 in News & Events

Carmen Yulín Cruz (CAS’84), San Juan mayor, also named Two BU affiliates, MED’s Ann McKee, a CTE researcher, and San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz (CAS’84), made TIME’s list of 100 most influential people. Photo courtesy of Time. Ann McKee “may have saved my life,” former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland writes in TIME magazine’s annual… MORE

Wanted: Red Dwarfs for NASA’s TESS Mission

April 18th, 2018 in News & Events

CAS astronomer helps pick targets for exoplanet-hunting space telescope Merav Opher (left) is the only female investigator on NASA’s Voyager team. Suzanne R. Dodd (center) is program manager. Photo courtesy of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. NASA is launching a new exoplanet-hunting space telescope called TESS CAS astronomer Phil Muirhead assembled a list of… MORE

BU Cybersecurity Expert on How to Protect Yourself from Internet Scams

April 10th, 2018 in News & Events

Millions of Saks, Lord & Taylor customers compromised in recent hack BU’s cybersecurity director has tips for defeating online scams like the one that stole millions of customers’ information recently from Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor. Photo credit: iStock/wdstock. In the 21st century, it seems, life is a breach. Hackers made news again… MORE

Groundbreaking for “New” Goldman School of Dental Medicine

April 9th, 2018 in News & Events

Dean says SDM is “on its way into and beyond the 21st century” Breaking ground for the Goldman School of Dental Medicine renovation and addition: Michael Donovan and Gary Nicksa, BU VPs (from left); Karen H. Antman, MED dean and Medical Campus provost; Jeffrey Hutter, SDM dean; David Lustbader, (CAS’86, SDM’86), SDM Dean’s Advisory Board… MORE

College of Engineering Will Now Require Data Science for All Majors

April 6th, 2018 in News & Events

Change will prepare students for a digital and maker economy In new mathematics and statistics courses, ENG students will learn to analyze huge data sets and be introduced to machine learning, a major component of autonomous systems, like self-driving cars and robotics. For decades, product developers have depended on a primary engineering discipline to turn… MORE

MLK, 50 Years Later: BU Community Reflects on Civil Rights Leader’s Legacy

April 5th, 2018 in News & Events

TEXT BY BU TODAY STAFF | PHOTOS BY JANICE CHECCHIO VIDEOS BY ALAN WONG On the night of April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. (GRS’55, Hon.’59) was gunned down on the balcony of a motel in Memphis, Tenn. The most prominent voice in the US Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, King… MORE

BU Honors Martin Luther King, Jr. (GRS’55, Hon.’59)

April 2nd, 2018 in News & Events

Events all week long commemorate the 50th anniversary of his death Boston University will observe the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (GRS’55, Hon.’59) with a weeklong series of lectures, church services, and concerts. Photo by Jerónimo Bernot on Unsplash. This week, the world is marking the 50th anniversary of the… MORE

BU Researchers: The American Frontier Continues to Shape Us

April 2nd, 2018 in News & Events

Residents of these western areas more Republican, anti-tax, anti-regulation A family during the Great Western Migration, 1866. The frontier closed 130 years ago, but its individualist ethos continues to incline Americans living in old frontier counties to anti-government, anti-tax, anti-regulation views, say BU researchers. Public domain photo. Easterners who heeded the 19th-century call to “Go… MORE

U.S. News Rankings: BU Grad Schools among Nation’s Best

March 20th, 2018 in News & Events

Six schools in top 50 in 2019 assessments The Questrom School of Business part-time MBA program jumped 10 spots in the U.S. News 2019 rankings of the country’s best graduate school programs. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. Several schools within Boston University advanced in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of the country’s best graduate… MORE

Close Up: George J. Mitchell

March 19th, 2018 in News & Events

George J. Mitchell, former US senator from Maine, 1980-95, Senate Majority Leader, 1989-95, and US Special Envoy for Middle East Peace, 2009-11, delivered the annual Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Lecture March 14 at the LAW auditorium. “I was…proud…to call him a friend,” he said of Rabin. Photo by Maddie Malhotra… MORE