Category: Student News

Boston University Journalism Students to Cover 2012 Olympic Games

July 11th, 2012 in College of Communication, News Releases, Student News, Study Abroad 0 comments

CONTACT: Kira Jastive, 617-358-1240 or kjastive@bu.edu

(Boston) – Student journalists from Boston University’s College of Communication (COM) have arrived in London to begin their local lens coverage of the 2012 Olympic Games for six New England news organizations. These 14 students will provide multimedia coverage, including videos, tweets and blog updates, from a newsroom set up in BU’s London complex in South Kensington, London, UK for outlets including The Boston Globe, WBZ-TV and WBUR-FM.

The participating students, who arrived in London July 2nd, will complete three weeks of training prior to the beginning of the Games. Students will study the history of the Olympics with an in-depth look at the seismic changes in Olympics coverage such as real-time video streaming of events and 3D broadcasts. In addition, they will receive an overview of the current organization, visit Olympic event sites, and conduct interviews with organizers and journalists, including Stephen Mitchell, deputy director of BBC News and head of multimedia programs.

Stories to be covered include profiles of Boston and New England-based Olympians and their families and sidebar features about New England’s role in the 2012 Olympic Games. BU intern-correspondents will go for the gold with coverage that starts before the Games and runs through the closing ceremonies on August 12th.

“Consider this Olympic-level training for the online journalists of tomorrow. Our students will navigate an international news and sports event and collaborate with each other to blog, videotape and photograph Olympic stories. Viewers will get beyond the network, finish line coverage of their favorite local Olympians, watching when and what they want online.” said Susan Walker, associate professor of journalism and director of the London Olympics program. “Our partnering news outlets have welcomed the added value of BU’s students contributing on the ground coverage of local athletes to supplement their online and on air coverage.”

The London Olympics program is sponsored by the College of Communication and Boston University’s Study Abroad office.

News websites that will showcase BU student work beginning July 27th are:

WBUR-FM:
http://onlyagame.wbur.org/

The Boston Globe:
www.boston.com/sports/?p1=GN_Sports

WBZ -TV and WBZ-AM:
http://boston.cbslocal.com  

Go Local Providence:
www.golocalprov.com  

Metro West Daily News:
www.metrowestdailynews.com

Go Local Worcester:
www.golocalworcester.com  

In addition, their work will also be featured on the Boston University London Olympics site: www.bujournalism.com/olympics2012.  Biographies of the students covering the Olympics can be found here: www.bu.edu/com/academics/journalism/semester-at-the-summer-olympics-2012.

Established in 1947, the Boston University College of Communication (COM) specializes in Film and Television, Journalism, and Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations. With more than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students, COM integrates a strong liberal arts core with a heavy focus on preparing students for careers as communication professionals. COM’s faculty is a blend of traditional academicians and widely experienced professionals.

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized private research university with more than 30,000 students participating in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. BU consists of 16 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school’s research and teaching mission.

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Boston University Awards Full-Tuition Medeiros Scholarships to 12 Archdiocesan High School Graduates

June 1st, 2012 in BU In the Community, News Releases, Student News, University Affairs 0 comments

Contact: Stacy Roberts, 617/358-1688, stacyr@bu.edu

(Boston) — Boston University (BU) awarded twelve students among the graduating seniors of the parochial high schools in the Archdiocese of Boston four-year, full-tuition scholarships through the Cardinal Medeiros Scholarship Program at a May 22 ceremony at BU’s George Sherman Union.

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley and Provost Jean Morrison presented the students with their scholarships, cumulatively valued at over $2 million. Medeiros Scholars are chosen for their academic achievements, demonstrated leadership skills and contributions to their schools and communities. The scholars were selected by a two-person committee composed of representatives from BU Admissions and the Archdiocese of Boston.

By the time these students graduate, the university will have enrolled a total of 374 scholars since the program’s inception in 1986, representing a contribution of over $40 million from Boston University to the Greater Boston area and the students of the Archdiocese.

The Medeiros Scholars are:*
• Michelle Abou-Raad, Central Catholic High School
• Sarah Blackwell, Academy of Notre Dame
• Brenton Bockus, St. John’s Prep
• Jennifer Collins, Bishop Fenwick
• Ryan Gelly, Boston College High School
• Christopher Laffey, Arlington Catholic High School
• James Lynch, Xaverian Brothers High School
• Thomas V. McTigue IV, Boston College High School
• Varsha Muralidhar, Academy of Notre Dame
• Alexander O’Donovan, Malden Catholic High School
• Joseph O’Keefe, Malden Catholic High School
• Luke Walsh, Xaverian Brothers High School

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized private research university with more than 33,000 students participating in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. BU consists of 16 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school’s research and teaching mission.

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Milford student educating moms and moms-to-be

July 22nd, 2011 in BU In the Community, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Health & Medicine, News Releases, Student News 0 comments

Contact: Jackie Rubin, 617/638-4892 | jackier@bu.edu

(Boston)–Neelam Shah, a second-year dental student at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) and Milford native, wants women to know how important oral health is during and after pregnancy. To correct the myths that Shah says many women believe to be fact, Shah will help integrate the OB/GYN and Dental Departments at the South End Community Health Center (SECHC) in Boston so that the mothers and soon-to-be-mothers attending the Center have more access to oral health information and treatment.

“I hoped to educate pregnant women and their children on the importance of oral health, reverse the misconception that dental care during pregnancy is unsafe, and encourage mothers to seek treatment for periodontal disease and dental caries for themselves and their children,” Shah said.

Shah received funding for the project from the Paul Ambrose Scholars Program. The Scholarship introduces health professions students to influential public health professionals and prepares students to be leaders in addressing health challenges. The Scholarship pays for students to attend a three-day leadership symposium and conduct a funded community-based health education project, in this case Shah’s integration project at the SECHC.

Shah attended a symposium in Washington, DC, where she learned about health policy, project planning, and healthcare finance and delivery from leaders in the political and academic fields, including Surgeon General Regina Benjamin.

“I was truly inspired and shocked at the impact that a few people can have on their local community when they pull together for a common cause,” Shah says. She sees this project as a jumping off point for her involvement in public health.

GSDM Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter said of Shah, “Being selected for the Paul Ambrose Scholarship Program is a wonderful opportunity. We, as a School, are very proud of Neelam and will continue to provide her with whatever support is needed for her to complete this outstanding project.”

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About Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine:

The Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine will be the premier academic dental institution promoting excellence in dental education, research, oral health care, and community service to improve the overall health of the global population.

We will provide outstanding service to a diverse group of students, patients, faculty, staff, alumni, and healthcare professionals within our facilities, our community, and the world.

We will shape the future of the profession through scholarship, creating and disseminating new knowledge, developing and using innovative technologies and educational methodologies, and by promoting critical thinking and lifelong learning.

We will do so in an ethical, supportive environment, consistent with our core values of respect, truth, responsibility, fairness, compassion; and our operational values of excellence, service and effective communication in synergy with the strategic plan of Boston University.

We will support this mission using responsible financial policies and philanthropy.


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

March 23rd, 2011 in Education, Health & Medicine, News Releases, School of Social Work, Student News 0 comments

Contact: Kira Jastive, 617-358-1240 | kjastive@bu.edu
Contact: 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 obese. Child obesity is one of the major public health issues of the 21st century, and its physical and psychosocial consequences can stretch well into adulthood.

A recent article by Boston University School of Social Work Assistant Professor Daniel Miller published in Social Science & Medicine, “Associations between the home and school environments and child body mass index,” investigates the role school and home environments play in the childhood obesity epidemic.

Using growth curve modeling, Miller’s examined the role of the home and school environments on child body mass index (BMI). Using a sample of approximately 11,400 children from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Kindergarten cohort, the study assessed whether characteristics of homes and schools were related to children’s BMI in kindergarten and the rate of growth of BMI until fifth grade.

“Environmental factors are the root of the obesity epidemic,” Miller wrote. “The identification of the full set of environmental factors related to increases in BMI is an important task for current research.”
Miller’s research concluded that after controlling for a large number of socio-demographic variables, children’s overall activity levels, characteristics of schools, and the influence of early health, a number of different home and school factors were found to be significantly associated with child BMI in kindergarten and the rate of change in BMI over time.

Children who watched more television, who had mothers who worked more often outside of the home, who ate more breakfasts and lunches at school, and who attended schools with gymnasiums rated as adequate by administrators had BMIs that grew at a significantly faster rate, suggesting increased risk for obesity. Children who got more hours of sleep per night, who ate more lunches at school, and who attended schools with cafeterias and gymnasiums rated as “adequate” by school administrators had significantly lower levels of BMI in kindergarten. Children who ate breakfasts more often with their families and spent more minutes in recess had BMIs that grew more slowly over time.

Miller’s study also adds to the existing childhood BMI literature on environmental influences by illustrating the utility and necessity of examining multiple influences within a single analytic framework.

“Further research and policy efforts should continue to acknowledge the multi-etiological manner by which the environment can affect rates of child obesity,” Miller said. “It is important [that we] pay attention to the multiple ways that children’s environments can promote or protect against obesity. It may not worthwhile just to focus only on one risk or protective factor.”

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized private research university with more than 30,000 students participating in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. BU consists of 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school’s research and teaching mission.

2011 Boston Redstone Film Festival Finalists Named

February 3rd, 2011 in College of Communication, Entertainment, News Releases, Student News 0 comments

Contact: Kira Jastive, 617-358-1240 | kjastive@bu.edu

(Boston) – The Boston University (BU) College of Communication (COM) today announced the finalists for the 2011 Redstone Film Festival. Finalists will complete for first, second and third place and winners will be announced at the screening event, Wednesday, February 9th at 7:00 p.m. at BU’s Tsai Performance Center (685 Commonwealth Ave., Boston). Open to the public, admission for the popular event is free and seating is on a first come, first serve basis.

Sponsored by Sumner Redstone, founder and Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Viacom, and recognized as one of New England’s premier film venues, the Redstone Festival showcases the best short films written and directed by COM’s undergraduate and graduate students. The short subject films range from entertaining and whimsical vignettes to touching and powerful dramatic episodes.
This year’s finalists are:

The Life Smugglers – directed by David Wells

¿Que? – directed by Stephen Ohl, Dimitri Kouri, Zack McGeehan & Michael Nusbaum

Salty Dogs – directed by Dimitri Kouri& Zack McGeehan

Your Way Home – directed by Pietro Nigro

Seashells – directed by Álvaro Congosto

September – directed by Maya Tanaka

“The Redstone Festival screenings in Boston, Los Angeles and New York, are the most anticipated events of the year for BU Film and TV and we are excited to showcase the best films that our department produces,” said Paul Schneider, Chairman of the Department of Film & Television at COM. “And, this year we are adding a new competitive category to our Los Angeles Redstone event. We will be screening a winning short by one of our alumni to be selected by a faculty panel.”

On April 1, 2011, the Redstone Festival travels to Los Angeles where student films compete again for a West Coast-based panel of judges. In addition, COM has announced a new “Best Alumni Short” category for the Los Angeles competition. To qualify, films must have been produced or directed by a BU Alum post-graduation. The running length must be no longer than 30 minutes and must be on DVD format (Blu-Ray preferred). The deadline for entry into the Alumni category is February 25, 2011.

More information about the Redstone Festival and Alumni Film Competition can be found here.

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research. With more than 30,000 students, it is the fourth largest independent university in the United States. BU consists of 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school’s research and teaching mission.

“Race to Nowhere” Screening at Boston University

January 26th, 2011 in Boston University Academy, BU In the Community, College of Communication, Education, Entertainment, News Releases, School of Education, Student News 0 comments

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 education system by interviewing parents, students and teachers about their experiences with standardized testing, college admissions and expectations of high achievement. The screening is free and open to the public.

Event Details
Event:
“Race to Nowhere” Screening
Hosts: Boston University School of Education, College of Communication and Academy
Date: Thursday, February 10, 2011
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Tsai Center (685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston)
Admission: Free and open to the public; tickets are first come, first served at the door
Contact: Kelly Proulx (617-353-3177, proulxk@bu.edu)
Lauren Glaser (617-353-5015, leglaser@bu.edu)

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized private research university with more than 30,000 students participating in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. BU consists of 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school’s research and teaching mission.

Boston University and GreenBox Films to Screen “The Music Lesson” at AMC Loews Theater, Boston

October 20th, 2010 in BU In the Community, College of Fine Arts, News Releases, Student News 0 comments

Contact: Erin Keegan Ianni, 617.353.3359 | keegan@bu.edu

(Boston, MA) – GreenBox Films, in collaboration with The Chronicle of Higher Education and Boston University, is screening the Boston premiere of its debut documentary, “The Music Lesson,” at the AMC Loews Theater on Friday, October 29 at 7:30 pm. The Music Lesson tells the story of two groups of young people from extraordinarily different backgrounds, as they use the power of music to discover each other’s worlds Ten classically trained students from the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) leave their sheet music behind to explore the roots of music with students from Laikipia, Kenya whose tribal elders have passed down the tradition of singing, dancing and playing music for centuries. With beautiful scenery and heartfelt connections, The Music Lesson shows how these two groups transcend their differences through music. A question and answer session with director/producer, Ginny Galloway, and BYSO conductor, Federico Cortese, in addition to some of the student participants of the film, will immediately follow the screening at AMC Loews Theater, located at 175 West Tremont Street.

What: Boston premiere screening of GreenBox Films’ documentary, “The Music Lesson” with Q&A session immediately following with the director and selected stars of the film.

Who: Director/Producer, Ginny Galloway
BYSO Music Director and Conductor, Federico Cortese
Selected student cast members

When/Where: Friday, October 29 at 7:30 pm
AMC Loews Theater (Theatre 17)
175 West Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02111

Tickets: $21 Advance Purchase Only
Available through the GreenBox Films
website: http://www.greenboxfilms.com/
Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to March Forth Kenya Kids and The
Rainbow Collections to support arts and education programs in Kenya.
www.marchforthkenyakids
www.therainbowcollections.com

This is the first film collaboration between GreenBox Films and The Chronicle of Higher Education, and marks the directorial debut of Ginny Galloway. Joe Berlinger (Crude; Metallica: Some Kind of Monster) served as executive producer on the film.

GreenBox Films
GreenBox Films was founded by Ginny Galloway to tell stories that motivate, expose, explore, and inspire. The Music Lesson, which premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and has been shown at National Geographic, in Washington, D.C., is the first documentary produced by the company. For more information, please visit www.greenboxfilms.com

About the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras is regarded as one of finest youth orchestras in the US and a national model for music and arts education. Its six orchestras and Intensive Community Program serve more than 425 students from ages 6-18 representing more than 140 communities from the New England area. Appointed in 1999, Music Director Federico Cortese oversees an artistic staff of 50 in support of 14 annual orchestral performances and a semi-staged opera in such prestigious venues as Symphony Hall, Sanders Theatre, Tsai Performance Center, and Faneuil Hall. Since its founding at Boston University in 1958, BYSO continues to achieve the highest artistic standards. BYSO receives generous support from Boston University’s College of Fine Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and National Endowment for the Arts.

Boston University to Host Innovative Gubernatorial Forum

September 17th, 2010 in Arts, BU In the Community, Entertainment, Government, News Releases, Student News 0 comments

Contact: Lauren Davalla, 617-358-1688 | davalla@bu.edu

(Boston) – The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University (BU) is hosting a Gubernatorial Forum for students and members of the community featuring previously filmed questions from students and answers from the candidates followed by a panel analysis moderated by BU Assistant Professor of Mass Communication John Carroll. Questions will be addressed by each of the major candidates running for Massachusetts Governor including Charlie Baker, Tim Cahill, Deval Patrick and Jill Stein. The panelists will offer opinions on media coverage, campaign strategy and political science. Video clips and excerpts can also be found at the event’s webpage. The event is free and open to the public.

Event Details
Event:
Educating the Bay State’s Next Governor
Date: Thursday, September 23, 2010
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Metcalf Hall, George Sherman Union (775 Commonwealth Ave, Second Floor)
Admission: Event is free and open to the public
Contact: For more information, call 617-353-3696 or visit http://www.bu.edu/archives

Panel to include:
David Bernstein – News and Politics Reporter, The Boston Phoenix
Todd Domke – Political Analyst, WBUR
Mel Miller – Publisher, The Bay State Banner
Natasha Perez – Political Strategist
Joan Vennochi – Opinion Page Columnist, The Boston Globe
Thomas Whalen – Associate Professor of Social Science, Boston University

The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University seeks to capture and document history by collecting the manuscripts from individuals who play significant roles in the fields of journalism, poetry, literature and criticism, dance, music, theater, film, television, and political and religious movements. The Center strives to preserve the documents and make them readily available to researchers while administering all legal copyrights and restrictions. The Center also presents extensive exhibitions, seminars and tours for students, parents, alumni, various visiting groups and members of the public. For more information, visit www.bu.edu/archives.

Boston University Awards Full-Tuition Medeiros Scholarships to 12 Archdiocesan High School Graduates

June 15th, 2010 in BU In the Community, News Releases, Student News, University Affairs 0 comments

Contact: Lauren Davalla, 617-358-1688 | davalla@bu.edu

(Boston) — Twelve students among the graduating seniors of the parochial high schools in the Archdiocese of Boston received four-year, full-tuition scholarships to Boston University (BU) through the Cardinal Medeiros Scholarship Program at a June 1 ceremony at BU’s George Sherman Union.

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley and Boston University President Robert A. Brown presented the students with their scholarships, cumulatively valued at over $1.5 million. Medeiros Scholars are chosen for their academic achievements, demonstrated leadership skills and contributions to their schools and communities. The scholars were selected by a three-person committee composed of representatives from the President’s Office, BU’s Office of Admissions and the Archdiocese of Boston.

By the time these students graduate, the university will have enrolled a total of 350 scholars since the program’s inception in 1986, representing a contribution of over $35 million from Boston University to the Greater Boston area and the students of the Archdiocese.

The Medeiros Scholars are:
• John Bireley, Xaverian Brothers High School
• Paige Coles, St. Clement Junior/Senior High School
• Ronald DiTullio, Austin Preparatory School
• Laura Forth, Austin Preparatory School
• Mike Gustin, Boston College High School
• Anne Keane, Fontbonne Academy
• Brian Kimball, Archbishop Williams High School
• Jonathan Mancini, Arlington Catholic High School
• Ryan Narciso, Cardinal Spellman High School
• Michael O’Rourke, Malden Catholic High School
• Molly Rokosz, Central Catholic High School
• Daryl Thomas, Trinity Catholic High School

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized private research university with more than 30,000 students participating in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. BU consists of 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school’s research and teaching mission.

Boston University College of Fine Arts presents three students with prestigious Esther B. and Albert S. Kahn Career Entry Awards

May 17th, 2010 in Arts, College of Fine Arts, News Releases, Student News 0 comments

Contact: Ellen Carr, 617-353-8783 | emcarr@bu.edu
Contact: Jean Connaughton, 617-353-7293 | jeanconn@bu.edu

Boston, MA – The Boston University College of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Esther B. and Albert S. Kahn Career Entry Award: Kara Harris from the School of Music for opera, Paul Tate dePoo III from the School of Theatre for theatre design and production, and Shari Mendlowitz from the School of Visual Arts for sculpture. The winners each received $10,000 grants to help them transition into their artistic careers. The awards will be presented at a luncheon this spring, hosted by Walt Meissner, Dean ad interim of the BU College of Fine Arts.

Soprano Kara Harris recently finished her residency at the Boston University Opera Institute, where she received the prestigious Phyllis Curtin Fellowship. Credits include the title role in the New England premiere of Tobias Picker’s Thérèse Raquin, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Second Lady in The Magic Flute, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, cover of the title role Susannah, Chérubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly. She has been a soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (Paul Madore Chorale), the second soprano soloist in Mozart’s C Minor Mass (Boston University Symphony Orchestra) and Second Woman in Handel’s Solomon (Marsh Chapel). She received her operatic training from the University of Arizona, Boston University Opera Institute, Central City Opera, and Arizona Opera. Ms. Harris is a two-time Arizona district winner of the Metropolitan National Council Auditions, as well as a Western Regional Finalist winning the Special Encouragement Award. Ms. Harris plans on using the Kahn Award for necessary audition materials, voice lessons, living and audition expenses in New York City. The Kahn Award will also enable her to further pursue her operatic career when she moves to Germany in early 2011.

Paul Tate dePoo III is originally from Key West, Florida and just completed his BFA from the Boston University School of Theatre, majoring in Production Design. Mr. dePoo recently designed BU’s Radium Girls and the BU Opera Institute’s production of Thérèse Raquin, assisted the design with David Zinn for Opera Boston’s premiere of Madame White Snake scheduled to tour Asia this summer, and was an assistant designer to Theatre Projects Consultants London, working with Cirque du Soleil’s newest production in Dubai and architect Zaha Hadid’s Dubai Opera House. Mr. dePoo will use the Kahn Award to move to New York City to pursue his dream and design with Michael Jackson’s former production designer, Michael Cotton.

Shari Mendlowitz just received her MFA in sculpture from the Boston University School of Visual Arts, and received her BFA in 2002 and post-baccalaureate certificate in 2007 from Brandeis University. During the post-baccalaureate program, Ms. Mendlowitz received the Kira Fournier Fellowship and she is the recipient of a Dean’s Scholarship at Boston University. Ms. Mendlowitz took part in the Homestead AK residency in Sunshine, AK during the summer of 2009. An extended stay summer residency, the Homestead AK provides artists a place to make art while encouraging the use and reuse of materials already on the land. With the 2010 Kahn Award, she plans to continue making artwork, while renting a studio in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

The Esther B. and Albert S. Kahn Career Entry Award Fund was established in 1985 with an endowed contribution of $1 million from Esther Kahn (SED’55, Hon.’86). Each spring, students completing their last semester of graduate or undergraduate studies are eligible to compete for the award. Deborah Kahn and Linda Green, the daughters of the late Esther and Albert Kahn, along with a faculty panel from CFA, select winners from throughout CFA to be awarded grants of $10,000. Kahn Award recipients have gone on to enjoy successful careers including singers Stephen Salters, Dominique LaBelle, and Kelly Kaduce; violinist Mira Wang; actors Russell Hornsby and Ellen Harvey; scenic designer Antje Ellerman; designer Bethany Shorb; and painter Nicholas Lamia.

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized private research university with more than 30,000 students participating in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. BU consists of 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes, which are central to the school’s research and teaching mission. The Boston University College of Fine Arts was created in 1954 to bring together the School of Music, the School of Theatre, and the School of Visual Arts. The University’s vision was to create a community of artists in a conservatory-style school offering professional training in the arts to both undergraduate and graduate students, complemented by a liberal arts curriculum for undergraduate students. Since those early days, education at the College of Fine Arts has begun on the BU campus and extended into the city of Boston, a rich center of cultural, artistic and intellectual activity.

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For additional information, please contact either:
Jean Connaughton at 617-353-7293 or jeanconn@bu.edu
Ellen Carr at 617-353-8783 or emcarr@bu.edu