Category: International

Boston University Researcher’s "Desert Development Corridor" Plan Accepted by Egypt’s Government

Contact: Kira Jastive, 617-358-1240 | kjastive@bu.edu (Boston) – A visionary plan for a “Desert Development Corridor” in Egypt, researched and created by Boston University geologist Dr. Farouk El-Baz, has been adopted by the country’s interim government as its flagship program. According to El-Baz, the plan – which includes the construction, along 1,200 kilometers, of a […]

Boston University College of Fine Arts professor Simon Estes performs at “Celebrate Africa – The Grand Finale”

Contact: Ellen Carr, 617-353-8783 | emcarr@bu.eduContact: Jean Connaughton, 617-353-7293 | jeanconn@bu.edu Boston, MA – Boston University College of Fine Arts Professor of Music Simon Estes performed as part of the “Celebrate Africa – The Grand Finale” concert at the Coca Cola Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa on Friday, July 9, 2010. The world-renowned bass-baritone was […]

Professor Farouk El-Baz to be honored by American University of Beirut

Contact: Ronald Rosenberg, 617-358-1240 | ronrosen@bu.edu (Boston) — American University of Beirut will honor Boston University professor Farouk El-Baz with a Doctor of Science degree for his outstanding contributions to geology and a better understanding of the Earth and its environment. The recognition will occur on June 27, 2009 as part of the university’s commencement […]

Botswana’s Former President Festus Mogae Newest Boston University African President-in-Residence

Contact: Richard Taffe, 617-353-4626 | rtaffe@bu.edu (Boston) – Former two-term President Festus Mogae of Botswana has accepted an appointment as the sixth African President-in-Residence at Boston University’s African Presidential Archives and Research Center (APARC), it was announced today by APARC Director Charles Stith, a former U.S. ambassador to Tanzania. Funded by a grant from the […]

UN Secretary-General Nominates Boston University Professor Adil Najam to Committee on Development Policy

Contact: Ronald Rosenberg, 617-358-1240 | ronrosen@bu.edu BOSTON– Adil Najam, director of Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, was nominated to serve on the United Nations Committee on Development Policy (CDP) by UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon. The CDP provides input and independent advice to the UN Economic and […]

Boston University & UK’s University of Warwick Launch Partnership

Contact: Colin Riley, 617-353-2240 | criley@bu.edu (Boston) – Boston University and the University of Warwick, one of Britain’s leading research universities, have announced a partnership to leverage the strengths of each institution through research collaboration in new and emerging disciplines. The announcement coincided with a BU visit and speech by Rt. Hon. John Denham MP, […]

Boston University School of Dental Medicine Opens Institute of Dental Research & Education, and Dental Health Center at Dubai Healthcare City

Contact: Mary Becotte, 617-638-5147 | becottem@bu.edu (DUBAI) — The Boston University Institute of Dental Research and Education Dubai, and the Boston University Dental Health Center at Dubai Healthcare City were officially opened today at ceremonies held in the United Arab Emirates, announced Boston University Executive Vice President Joseph Mercurio and Goldman School of Dental Medicine […]

US Journalists Win Boston University Fellowships

Contact: Richard Taffe, 617-353-4626 | rtaffe@bu.eduContact: Elizabeth Amrien, 617-358-2778 | eamrien@bu.edu (Boston) — Three American journalists have been awarded Milena Jesenská Fellowships for research in Europe. Sponsored by the Institute for Human Sciences at Boston University, the program enables journalists enlarge their knowledge of European social and political issues. The 2006 recipients follow in the […]