New Concerns about Children Born to HIV-Infected Mothers

SPH study: high percentage at increased risk of illness and death A recent SPH study has found that a growing number of children born to HIV-infected mothers who were not themselves infected, are at a higher risk for developing illnesses and dying. Photo by Lindsay Mgbor/United Kingdom Department for International Development. The last 15 years […]

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Trump Delivers First Address to Congress

BU IN DC School of Education Dean Hardin Coleman joined the LEARN Coalition to discuss education research supported by the Institute for Education Sciences with Congressional staff on February 13. Willis Wang of Global Programs participated in the annual conference of the Association of International Education Administrators on February 19 through 22. School of Medicine Dean Karen Antman attended a board […]

BU Joins Federal Effort to Engineer Human Tissue

New national institute will develop innovative, life-saving industry Human-made tissue for healing wounds and preserving organs for transplantation won’t be science fiction if a new consortium, including BU, can develop the technology. Photo by BeholdingEye/iStock. Imagine this: a new factory opens in the United States after years of dwindling manufacturing jobs. Unlike the great factories […]

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Easing Transition to Civilian Life for Women Veterans

MED researchers create network with Walmart Foundation grant Tara Galovski (left) and Amy Street, MED associate professors of psychiatry, are using a grant from the Walmart Foundation to create the Women Veterans Network to help female vets more successfully reintegrate into civilian life. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. Women make up 15 percent of US active […]

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Bringing Unsung African American Heroines to Light

FACULTY EXPERT Bringing Unsung African American Heroines to Light BU historian Ashley Farmer has spent years piecing together the stories of the remarkable, but largely overlooked, black female activists who helped shape the post-World War II battle against racial inequality. Find out more     COMMUNITY RESOURCE Pediatric Dental Clinic Is Changing Lives The new BU Pediatric […]

New Trustee and New Overseer Join BU Boards

An award-winning journalist and a public policy expert elected Kevin Merida (COM’79) (left) has been elected to the Board of Trustees and James Stergios (CAS’85, UNI’03) to the Board of Overseers. Merida photo courtesy of ESPN; Stergios photo courtesy of Pioneer Institute. An award-winning journalist has joined Boston University’s Board of Trustees and the leader […]

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US-Russian Relations Under the Microscope

Pardee expert: Trump-Putin connection unnerves allies President Donald Trump has been criticized for his rosy assessment of Russian President Vladimir Putin, but his administration’s contacts with that nation have been problematic so far. Trump photo by Flickr contributor Gage Skidmore; Putin photo by the Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images. Robert G. Loftis knows diplomacy after three decades in […]

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Arctic Squirrels: Invasive or Native Species?

A CAS archaeologist studies ancient bones for clues Catherine West, a CAS research assistant professor of archaeology, set out to discover the origins of a small rodent on a remote Alaskan island. What she found were some big questions. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. Catherine West hadn’t planned on studying ancient rodents. When West, a College of […]