Category: University Affairs

Teach For America Chair Wendy Kopp Addresses BU Grads at University’s 140th Commencement Ceremony

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 19, 2013 CONTACT: Kira Jastive, 617-358-1240 or (Boston) – Speaking to nearly 6,700 Boston University graduates and 20,000 guests at today’s 140th commencement at Nickerson Field, Wendy Kopp, CEO and Co-Founder of Teach For All and Founder and Chair of Teach For America, encouraged the class of 2013 to think […]

Teach For America Chair Wendy Kopp to Deliver Boston University Commencement Address

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 3, 2013 CONTACT: Kira Jastive 617-358-1240 or (Boston) – Boston University today announced that Wendy Kopp, Founder and Chair of Teach For America and CEO and Co-Founder of Teach For All, will deliver the commencement address at Boston University’s 140th graduation ceremonies at BU’s Nickerson Field at 1:00 p.m. on […]

Sequester will have a devastating impact on America’s research enterprise

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 19, 2012 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three organizations representing America’s research universities today launched a website that aims to inform policymakers and the public of the impact that the upcoming budget sequester would have on federal funding for university research.  The organizations – the Association of American Universities (AAU), the Association of […]

Boston University Launches First-Ever Comprehensive Fundraising Campaign

CONTACT: Tom Testa, 617-353-7628, (Boston) — Boston University today formally launched the first comprehensive fundraising campaign in its 173-year history with a $1 billion goal — believed the largest for any school’s first-time effort — aimed at financing an array of new and enhanced mission goals envisioned for future stability and growth, according to […]

BU Celebrates New Center for Student Services

CONTACT: BU: Kira Jastive, 617-358-1240 or Bruner/Cott: Dana Kelly, 617-492-8400 or (BOSTON) – Boston University and Bruner/Cott & Associates Architects and Planners, today held a dedication ceremony for BU’s new Center for Student Services. The building serves as an iconic campus gateway from the east for the University. The six stories house dining […]

Sumner M. Redstone Gives $18 million to Boston University School of Law

CONTACT:   Tom Testa, 617-353-2240 or (Boston) – Boston University today announced that well-known media executive and Boston native, Sumner M. Redstone, has given $18 million to help expand and improve the facilities of the Boston University School of Law, including the construction of a new building adjacent to the School’s core facility; the new […]

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

Contact: Stacy Roberts, 617/358-1688, (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 […]

Philanthropist & Visionary Business Leader Rajen Kilachand Pledges $25 Million to BU

Contact: Tom Testa, 617/353-2240 | (Boston) — Rajen Kilachand, a Dubai-based global entrepreneur, has pledged $25 million to Boston University, announced BU President Robert A. Brown. Kilachand’s contribution, the largest in school history, will support and rename the University’s Honors College in honor of his parents, whose full name will become the Arvind and […]

New Leadership in Periodontology & Oral Biology at Boston University Dental

Contact: Jackie Rubin, 617/638-4892 | (Boston) – Three leadership appointments were announced in the Department of Periodontology & Oral Biology at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) this week: Dr. Serge Dibart, Department Chair; Dr. Philip Trackman, Director of Oral Biology Research; and Dr. Oreste Zanni, Clinical Director, Advanced Specialty […]

Three New Boston University Faculty Tapped for Peter Paul Career Development Professorships

Contact: Richard Taffe, 617-353-4626 | (Boston) — Three new Boston University professors have been selected by Provost Jean Morrison as this year’s recipients of the prestigious Peter Paul Professorships, providing $40,000 each for three years for unrestricted support for their scholarly and creative work as they launch their academic careers. The 2011 honorees are […]