Category: International

New York Times Correspondent Wins Asia Reporting Award from BU

Contact: Laren Glaser, 617-353-5015 | leglaser@bu.edu (Boston) – David Barboza, a New York Times correspondent based in Shanghai, is the 2006 recipient of the Hugo Shong Journalist of the Year Award for Reporting on Asia Affairs, given by Boston University’s College of Communication. It is presented to a print journalist who has done the most […]

Boston University’s Center for English Language & Orientation Programs Welcomes Foreign Fulbright Scholars

Contact: Erin Whipple, 617-358-1688 | ewhipple@bu.edu (Boston) – The Center for English Language and Orientation Programs (CELOP) at Boston University is welcoming 65 Fulbright Scholarship winners from around the world to campus this week. The Fulbright Program for non-U.S. students is the U.S. government’s flagship program in international educational exchange. Each year, more than 1,300 […]

UN Secretary General Praises Boston University’s African Presidential Archives and Research Center

Contact: Richard Taffe, 617-353-4626 | rtaffe@bu.edu Contact: Zoe Smoke, 617-353-5452 | zsmoke@bu.edu (Boston) — United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has praised BU’s African Presidential Archives and Research Center (APARC) for encouraging developing democracies on the African continent. APARC Director Charles Stith, a former U.S. ambassador to Tanzania, briefed Annan upon returning from APARC’s annual […]

BU Alumnus and Best-Selling Author Nicholas Gage Addresses Graduating International Students

Contact: Erin Whipple, 617-358-1688 | ewhipple@bu.edu (Boston) – Last Thursday afternoon at the Metcalf Trustee Center, the Boston University Office of Development and Alumni Relations held a reception to recognize and celebrate the international graduates of the Class of 2006. The event featured an address by honored guest and Boston University alumnus, Nicholas Gage (COM […]

Boston University’s Stith to Receive Honorary Degrees

Contact: Richard Taffe, 617-353-4626 | rtaffe@bu.eduContact: Zoe Smoke, 617-353-5452 | zsmoke@bu.edu (Boston) — Former U.S. Ambassador Charles Stith, director of the African Presidential Archives and Research Center at Boston University, will receive honorary degrees this month from two prominent southern universities in recognition of a career as a minister, civil rights activist, and civil servant. […]

Afghan Women’s Health and Human Rights Activist Sima Samar to Visit Boston University as Distinguished Scholar

Contact: Kira Jastive, 617-358-1240 | kjastive@bu.edu (Boston) – The Global Health Initiative (GHI) at Boston University and the BU School of Public Health announced today that Dr. Sima Samar, chair of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, has been chosen as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Global Health and will spend time on BU’s Medical […]

Boston University Hosts Forum to Address U.S. Administration Policy and Strategy in Iraq

Contact: Tom Testa, 617/353-2240 | ttesta@bu.edu (Boston) — Approaching the third anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, the threat of civil war and continued violence against coalition forces has aroused questions about the conduct of the war. For some answers, Boston University will host a forum on Wednesday, March 29, featuring three high-level administration […]

Largest Crater in the Sahara Discovered by Boston University Scientists

Contact: Kira Jastive, 617-358-1240 | kjastive@bu.edu (Boston) – Researchers from Boston University have discovered the remnants of the largest crater in the Sahara, which may have been formed by a meteorite impact tens of millions of years ago. Dr. Farouk El-Baz made the discovery while studying satellite images of the Western Desert of Egypt with […]

NOTE LOCATION CHANGE: Bill Clinton to Lead BU Africa Forum

Contact: Richard Taffe, 617-353-4626 | rtaffe@bu.eduContact: Kari AlSherif, 617-353-5452 | kalsheri@bu.edu Former President Bill Clinton will lead a transcontinental dialogue with students at seven universities and colleges in Africa and the United States linked in a videoconference on “Africa and the Global Community,”on Wednesday, March 1, sponsored by Boston University’s African Presidential Archives and Research […]