Category: Education

School of Social Work Dean, Post-Doctoral Fellow Publish “The Hoarding Handbook”

Contact: Kira Jastive, 617-358-1240 | kjastive@bu.eduContact: Jason London, 617-358-5149 | london14@bu.edu Hoarding can be a debilitating, life-threatening problem and affects roughly five percent of the U.S. population. Currently categorized as a sub-type of obsessive compulsive disorder, hoarding is a distinct mental illness made up of three connected problems: collecting too many items; difficulty getting rid […]

Boston University Announces Online Master of Social Work Degree

Contact: Jason London, 617-358-5149 | london14@bu.edu The Boston University School of Social Work is pleased to announce a new online Master of Social Work (MSW) program in Clinical Social Work Practice. Taught by the School’s nationally recognized faculty, the online program will initially enroll human service professionals with a minimum of two years of supervised […]

School of Social Work Faculty Study Examines the Relationship between Home and School Environments and Childhood Obesity

Contact: Kira Jastive, 617-358-1240 | kjastive@bu.eduContact: Jason London, 617-358-5149 | london14@bu.edu According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of children who are obese has tripled in less than three decades. Recent national data shows that in 2007 – 2008, 14.8 percent of children aged 2-19 were overweight, and 16.9 percent were […]

“Race to Nowhere” Screening at Boston University

Contact: Lauren Davalla, 617-358-1688 | davalla@bu.edu (Boston) – The Boston University School of Education, College of Communication and on-campus high school, Boston University Academy, are hosting a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary “Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture.” The film examines the high stakes, high pressure environment of the current […]

Boston University School of Medicine Professor Receives 2010 RSNA Outstanding Educator Award

Contact: Nathan Bliss, 617-638-8490 | nbliss87@bu.edu (Boston) – Kitt Shaffer, MD, PhD, professor of radiology and vice chairman for Education in Radiology at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), received this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Outstanding Educator Award during the society’s 96th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting in Chicago Nov. 28-Dec. 3, […]

Boston University to Host Academy Award Winner Geena Davis

Contact: Lauren Davalla, 617-358-1688 | davalla@bu.edu (Boston) – The Friends of the Libraries at Boston University will host Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis for a reception and lecture on Tuesday, November 30 at 6:00 PM in Metcalf Hall. Davis will reflect on her career and discuss the work of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender […]

Boston University Study Examines Effects of Deployment on Military Families

Contact: Jason London, 617-358-5149 | london14@bu.edu Boston, MA – On October 7, 2001 the United States entered a war in Afghanistan. Nine years later, the U.S. military is deployed in two oversea wars. Mental health professionals are turning their attention to service members, who are deploying more frequently and for longer periods of time. However, […]

Boston University Welcomes New Faculty to School of Education

Contact: Lauren Davalla, 617-358-1688 | davalla@bu.edu (Boston) – Boston University School of Education (SED) welcomes three new tenure-track faculty and four new clinical faculty beginning in the Fall semester. Coming from far reaching regions of the United States, the three tenure-track faculty members were hired as Assistant Professors of Education. “We are pleased to welcome […]

BU School of Education to Host Private Screening of Waiting for Superman

Contact: Lauren Davalla, 617-358-1688 | davalla@bu.edu (Boston) – Boston University School of Education (SED) is hosting a screening of Waiting for Superman, an acclaimed documentary from Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim. The filmmaker takes an in-depth look at the current state of public education in the United States, spotlighting the lives of five public school […]

BU Ranks in Top 20 College Contributors to Teach for America

Contact: Lauren Davalla, 617-358-1688 | davalla@bu.edu (Boston) – Boston University was recently ranked in the top twenty large universities, those with at least 10,000 undergraduate students, for the amount of graduates it provided to the 2010 Teach for America (TFA) corps. Out of the 4,500 new corps members in 2010, 35 of them came from […]