Global engagement touted in film screenings, student artwork, more.
Latest gathering of alums outside of US in BU history.
EdTech grants will provide faculty with an opportunity to develop ideas that are out of the box or that push the envelope beyond traditional education methods. Thanks to these EdTech grants, dozens of Chinese graduate students will attend orientation before, not after, they arrive in Boston. Students of Korean, Hindi, and Urdu will be able to access grammar lessons on their smart phones, and undergraduates considering study abroad will get a firsthand view of life in Italy, Spain, and England before they get on a plane.
Willis Wang, vice president and associate provost for global programs, and his team of Charles River Campus and international colleagues will use their EdTech grant to develop online courses that enhance study abroad students’ pre departure preparation, in-country experience, and reentry to the United States.
The Leopold Godowsky, Jr., Color Photography Awards competition is held every four years, and for this year’s competition, organizers asked curators, gallery owners, photography critics, and educators from around the world to suggest nominees. More than 150 artists submitted their work for consideration. BU’s Photographic Resource Center show honors four of these photographers.
Thousands of BU alumni, faculty, staff, and students will be volunteering throughout April during the fifth annual Global Days of Service, a collaboration between the BU Alumni Association and the Community Service Center. In 2013, more than 3,200 volunteers served at 104 projects in 51 cities worldwide.Volunteer sites this year include nonprofits such as Atlanta Habitat for Humanity,Boston’s Pine Street Inn, and food banks across the country.
Registration for BU’s first four MOOCs (massive open online courses) opened yesterday, signaling the University’s official entrance into a new form of higher education that rethinks the current classroom model and offers it—free of charge—to a global audience.
Global Days of Service is a month-long community service event, where members of the BU community come together across the globe to give back to their communities. In 2013, Global Days of Service spanned the entire month of April for the first time, allowing over 4,000 volunteers to put in 25,000 hours of work in 15 countries.
One of the most striking aspects of The Campaign for Boston University is the broad base of support that it has received from individual alumni and groups around the world.
As of the end of October, the “Choose to be Great” campaign had received more than $89 million from international alumni and other overseas friends of BU, which represents 15.4 percent of all funds pledged to date.
BU Professor of History and International Relations Andrew Bacevich discusses the opportunity for the United States to end its involvement in the Middle East.
Kevin P Gallagher is a professor of international relations at Boston University where he co-directs the Global Economic Governance Initiative.