1. Medicine at the Margins
    1. Medicine at the Margins
    2. Where the Heart Is
    3. Virtual Worlds, Real Gains
    4. Facts and Legal Fictions
    5. Show, Don't Tell
    6. A Passion for Public Health
  2. Brave New (Media) World
    1. Brave New (Media) World
    2. Hoping for the Best, Preparing for the Worst
    3. Inbox Inundation
    4. TMI Index
    5. The Face-Time Continuum
  3. Building Smarter Machines
    1. Building Smarter Machines
    2. Machines That Can Multitask
    3. The Long Way Home
    4. The Math Behind Vision
    5. Model Aircraft
    6. A Hearing Aid That Listens to the Brain
  4. Make It New: Europe and America Between the Wars
    1. Make It New: Europe and America Between the Wars
    2. The Way We Were (and Weren't)
    3. Qui est in, qui est out?
    4. The New New Typography
    5. Reimagining Imagism
    6. Coincidence, Chiasmus, Connection
  5. The Road to Recovery
    1. The Road to Recovery
    2. The Dark Side of Dieting
    3. No Quick Fix
    4. A Ticking Clock
    5. Tying It All Together

BU at a Glance

  • Robert A. Brown, President
  • Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer
  • Karen H. Antman, Provost, Medical Campus

Research Centers and Institutes

Students

  • 16,683 undergraduate; 13,956 graduate;
  • 2,841 non-degree

Faculty and Staff

2,702 full-time faculty; 1,234 part-time faculty; 5,508 full-time staff; 351 part-time staff

Campus

133 acres, 319 buildings; 487 classrooms; 2,022 laboratories; 11,546 total residence capacity

Computing Facilities

Supercomputers

  • IBM Blue Gene/L supercomputer with 1,204 nodes
  • IBM pSeries 655 with 72 processors
  • IBM Blade Center Linux cluster with 296 processors
  • IBM xSeries Linux cluster with 60 processors

Specialized High-Performance Computer Laboratories

  • Deep Vision Display Wall
  • Computer Graphics Laboratory
  • LIVE: Laboratory for Virtual Environments

High-Performance Networking

  • Fiber Optic Metro Ring interconnecting Boston University, Harvard, and MIT
  • Northern Crossroads (NoX)
  • Internet2 ION
  • ESnet

Computing Labs

UNIX, Windows, and Macintosh labs

Libraries

24 libraries and special collections; 2.9 million volumes; 65,037 periodicals; 4.8 million microform units

Research

Sponsored Program Awards FY2011: $356.3 million

Financial Resources

  • Endowment: $1.19 billion
  • Total assets: $4.2 billion
  • Enrollment, staffing, and facilities figures as of Fall 2010.
  • Financial figures as of June 30, 2011.