Category: University Professors

Nobel Prize Winner Steven Chu to Speak at Boston University Commencement

Contact: Colin Riley, 617-353-2240 | (Boston) – Steven Chu, the 1997 Nobel laureate in Physics and director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will deliver the commencement address at Boston University’s 134th graduation ceremonies at BU’s Nickerson Field at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 20. Chu, who is leading a multidisciplinary initiative to create […]

Transcript of President Hamid Karzai’s Commencement Address to Boston University Class of 2005

Contact: Kevin Carleton, 617/353-2240 | Commencement Address Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan Boston University 132nd Commencement Such a great day to remember my own graduation. On my graduation there was a party by the junior students, and I was given a hair brush as a gift — if I take off my hat, you […]

Afghan President Hamid Karzai Challenges Boston University Graduates to Be Guided by Humanity

Contact: Ann Marie Menting, 617/353-2240 | (Boston) — Challenging graduates to “discover how moral imperative must also drive our actions, even when there are no economic or political motives,” Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai addressed the more than 25,000 graduates and guests assembled at Boston University’s 132nd commencement exercises, which begin at 11 a.m. today. […]

Boston University Recognizes Three Professors for Excellence in Teaching

Contact: Richard Taffe, 617-353-4626 | (Boston) — Boston University at Commencement today bestowed its highest teaching award to Dr. John Carroll McManama, a professor of general dentistry for nearly three decades in the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. McManama, one of nearly 3,500 faculty members at the university, was named the 32nd […]

Comments on the Passing of Boston University Professor Emeritus Saul Bellow

Contact: Jon Kniss, 617-353-2240 | Nobel Laureate Saul Bellow, a university professor emeritus, passed away at his Brookline, Mass. home on April 5, 2005. He also was a professor emeritus of English at the university’s College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Bellow joined the Boston University faculty in 1993 and was named […]

BU Hosts Timely "Perspectives on the Middle East" Talk by Jordanian Ambassador

Contact: Richard Taffe, 617-353-4626 | (Boston) — The University Professors Program at Boston University hosts a lecture on Tuesday, November 23, by Prince Zeid Raad Al-Hussein, Jordan’s permanent representative to the United Nations. His topic, “Perspectives on the Middle East,” is timely in light of the death of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat and the […]

Boston University Poet to Receive T.s. Eliot Award on September 23

Contact: Laura Mikols, 617-353-3666 | (Boston, Mass.) — Boston University professor Geoffrey Hill, a prolific poet and essayist in the British tradition of moral and historical awareness, will receive the T.S. Eliot Award for Creative Writing. The Ingersoll Foundation will present the $25,000 award during a symposium September 23 at Belmont Abbey College in […]

Birmingham, AL Native Receives Teacher of the Year Award from Boston University

Contact: Mark Toth, | (Boston, Mass.) — Birmingham native Roye E. Wates, professor of music at Boston University, recently received the 1999/2000 University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award. This award is given each year to the University by the United Methodist Church’s Division of Higher Education to recognize distinguished scholars who are also devoted, […]