Author: Emily Truax

Farouk El-Baz Honored with “Distinguished Career Award” by the Geological Society of America International Section

For Release Upon Receipt – August 20, 2014 Contact: Tom Testa, 617-353-7628, (Boston) – The Geological Society of America (GSA) has announced the selection of Boston University Prof. Farouk El-Baz for its International Section’s 2014 “Distinguished Career Award.” The prestigious award recognizes worldwide scientific standing and the promotion of international geologic cooperation. It will […]

Coffee Drinkers—Your Gums May Thank You

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 15, 2014 Contact: Mary Becotte Director of Communications & External Relations Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine 617-638-5147, (Boston) – Coffee contains antioxidants. Antioxidants fight gum disease. Does coffee, then, help fight gum disease? That is the question researchers at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental […]

Boston University Names Mark Crovella 2014 Innovator of the Year

EMBARGOED until Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 5 p.m. Contact:  Vinit Nijhawan, 617-353-0606, (Boston) – In a ceremony today, the Office of Technology Development honored Boston University Computer Science Professor Mark Crovella with Boston University’s 2014 Innovator of the Year award. The annual award recognizes a BU faculty member whose cutting-edge research and ideas lead […]

BU Leads Study That Shows Surprising Spread of Spring Leaf-Out Times

Observing 1,600 species at 8 botanical gardens globally should impact climate-change models Contact: Richard Primack,,  cell 857-636-8378   (Boston) – Despite conventional wisdom among gardeners, foresters and botanists that woody plants all “leaf out” at about the same time each spring, a new study organized by a Boston University biologist found a surprisingly wide […]

Boston University Honors Three Professors with 2014 Excellence-In-Teaching Awards

For Release May 2, 2014, noon Contact:  Richard Taffe, 617/353-4626, (Boston) — Boston University will bestow its highest teaching award, the 42th Metcalf Cup and Prize for Excellence in Teaching, to College of Engineering mechanical engineering Assistant Professor Stormy Attaway, one of nearly 4,500 faculty members. At Commencement ceremonies on May 18th, BU also […]

Boston University to Host Symposium on the Legacy of the Women’s Liberation Movement

Political, literary, artistic, and legal reflections on the “Revolutionary Moment”   BOSTON UNIVERSITY  MEDIA ADVISORY  For Immediate Release  Contact:  Jaho King, 617-358-2370,   (Boston) — What is the legacy of the women’s liberation movement, the span between the late ‘60s and early ‘70s with no definitive start or end date that roiled the status quo […]

Boston University Research Reveals Surprising Results about Kids’ Capacity for Scientific Literacy

Storybook Helps Five to Eight Year Olds Learn Natural Selection It turns out kids can understand complex scientific concepts – like natural selection – far beyond what anyone would have expected. To demonstrate this, Boston University cognitive developmental psychologist Deborah Kelemen and her co-researchers created a 10-page picture storybook about pilosas, a group of fictional […]

Boston University to Host Symposium Marking 150 Years of National Banking

BOSTON UNIVERSITY MEDIA ADVISORY For Immediate Release  Contact:  Richard Taffe, 617/353-2240,  Comptroller of the Currency Curry, Volcker, Bair, Dodd and Frank among participants (Boston) — The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) commemorates its 150th anniversary at a symposium – “Building on 150 Years: The Future of National Banking” – hosted by the […]

Boston University Study Examines the Development of Children’s Prelife Reasoning

Evidence suggests our hard-wired belief in immortality may be the root of core religious beliefs For Immediate Release: January 27, 2014 By Barbara Moran Most people, regardless of race, religion or culture, believe they are immortal. That is, people believe that part of themselves–some indelible core, soul or essence–will transcend the body’s death and live […]