Hessler-Radelete, swearing in ceremony

BU Alum Heads Peace Corps For Hessler-Radelet, service is a family tradition.


Stephen Quigley

East Meets West—Online COM’s new online resources help Chinese students before they arrive.

Global Days of Service brings together alumni, students, faculty, parents, and staff to serve communities around the world.


Former Prime Minister Talks about Kenya’s Challenges & Future

May 22nd, 2014

The Republic of Kenya is facing numerous daunting challenges, including terrorist attacks, a tidal wave of refugees from embattled neighbors, pervasive corruption, and a capital increasingly engulfed by restive shantytowns and slums. But Raila Odinga, who has been in residence this spring at BU’s African Presidential Center, believes that with the right leadership, his nation, rich in natural resources and tourism, could be poised for stability and prosperity.


Gift to SMG supports dialogue on East-West business culture

May 14th, 2014

The Harry Susilo Institute for Ethics in a Global Economy (IEGE) at the School of Management, established in 2014 through an endowment in perpetuity by Indonesian businessman Harry Susilo, will promote dialogue and debate through scholarly work in global ethics and by teaching cross-cultural business practices that focus on ethics in both Western and Eastern cultures. It is SMG’s first permanently endowed institute.

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BU Today

Points of Departure: Up the Hill

May 7th, 2014

The three friends, who jokingly refer to themselves as “the Tronchies”—after the French town they lived in—say that their experience abroad has created a bond for life.

New Middle East–North Africa Major Fills Gap at CAS

May 6th, 2014

As interest in Middle Eastern studies grows, BU students with a scholarly passion for the region’s languages and culture have been accustomed to cherry-picking related courses. But with the creation of a new College of Arts & Sciences undergraduate major in the modern languages and comparative literature department, students can now major in Middle Eastern and North Africa (MENA) studies, a course of study that corrals offerings in the region’s four spoken languages as well as the humanities, social sciences, and geography.

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Global News

Calling all Graduate Students!

May 1st, 2014

Have you studied, conducted research, or worked abroad during Fall 2012, Spring 2013, or Summer 2013? If so, we request your response to a short survey.