Category: University Affairs

Mytrus Secures Exclusive Rights to Clinical-Trials Patent from Boston University

Contact: Richard Taffe, 617-353-4626 | (Boston/San Francisco) — Boston University and San Francisco software firm Mytrus today announced an agreement for Mytrus to purchase the exclusive rights to BU’s patented method for more efficiently managing clinical trials remotely over the Internet from a single coordinating center. The 2007 patent, “Method For Conducting Clinical Trials […]

Boston University to Recognize Three Professors for Excellence in Teaching Honors

Contact: Richard Taffe, 617-353-4626 | (Boston) — Boston University announced it will bestow its highest teaching award at Commencement May 22nd to College of Fine Arts School of Theater Associate Professor Judith B. Chaffee, the 39th recipient of the Metcalf Cup and Prize for Excellence in Teaching. BU also will recognize School of Law […]

Boston University Announces Online Master of Social Work Degree

Contact: Jason London, 617-358-5149 | 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 […]

Clarissa Hunnewell Appointed Boston University Chief Investment Officer

Contact: Tom Testa, 617/353-2240 | (Boston) — Clarissa (Lila) Hunnewell, former managing director for Cambridge Associates LLC, has been selected as Boston University’s chief investment officer, announced BU President Robert A. Brown. Starting May 4, Hunnewell will manage the day-to-day oversight of a $1 billion-plus endowment. “It is a pleasure to have Lila join […]

The Boston University Art Gallery Appoints New Director and Chief Curator

Contact: Lauren Davalla, 617-358-1688 | (Boston) – The Boston University Art Gallery (BUAG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kate McNamara to the role of Director and Chief Curator. McNamara comes to BUAG with an extensive background in curation and instruction both in New York and Western Massachusetts. She will fill the position […]

College of Communication to Honor Harold Burson

Contact: Kira Jastive, 617-358-1240 | (Boston) – Harold Burson, one of the world’s most successful public relations practitioners, will be honored Friday, February 18 when Boston University’s College of Communication (COM) helps him celebrate his 90th birthday with a symposium beginning at 1 p.m. in the Colloquium Room of the Photonics Center (8 St. […]

Boston University Trustee Bahaa Hariri Gives $15M to Establish New Institute for Computing

Contact: Tom Testa, 617/353-2240 | (Boston) — Boston University Trustee Bahaa Hariri has pledged $15 million to establish an institute for computation and engineering that will support teams of University and outside experts pursuing transformative, interdisciplinary research, today announced BU President Robert A. Brown. “We are extremely grateful for Bahaa Hariri’s visionary commitment in […]

Dr. Jean Morrison Named Boston University Provost

Contact: Tom Testa, 617/353-2240 | (Boston) — Boston University President Dr. Robert A. Brown announced today that Dr. Jean Morrison, executive vice provost for academic affairs at the University of Southern California, has been named BU provost, effective January 2011. Morrison succeeds Provost David Campbell, who will return to teaching and to research projects […]

Boston University Welcomes New Faculty to School of Education

Contact: Lauren Davalla, 617-358-1688 | (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 […]

Boston University Names Donald K. Wright the Burson Professor and Chair in Public Relations

Contact: Kira Jastive, 617-358-1240 | (Boston) – Boston University today announced that it has named Donald K. Wright the Harold Burson Professor and Chair in Public Relations. The appointment, effective for five years beginning September 1, 2010, was announced by Tom Fiedler, Dean of BU’s College of Communication (COM), who called Wright an internationally […]