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Nahid Bhadelia to Head New BU Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases

FACULTY EXPERT Nahid Bhadelia to Head New BU Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases The new center will connect policy with research and use lessons from Ebola and COVID to prepare lawmakers and the public for the next crisis. Be prepared   ON THE CHARLES RIVER BU Law Dean, Whose Mother Was a Child Bride in Nigeria, Shares... More

A BU Commencement Unlike Any in History

ON THE CHARLES RIVER A BU Commencement Unlike Any in History Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) delivered a stirring Commencement address on May 16th, telling BU's new graduates, "There is a place in the movement for everyone -- and the movement needs you."  Watch her speech   ADVOCACY RESOURCE BU Supports the NSF for the Future... More

Commencement Speakers

ON THE CHARLES RIVER Commencement Speakers Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) will deliver Boston University's 148th Commencement Address on May 17th. Dr. Noubar Afeyan, co-founder and chairman of Moderna Therapeutics, will address the Advanced Degrees Commencement, and Greater Boston Food Bank CEO and President Catherine D'Amato will deliver the Baccalaureate Address. Learn more STUDENT LIFE "This... More

Clean Energy & Climate Innovation: New Opportunities for Infrastructure Investment

BU IN DC Clean Energy & Climate Innovation: New Opportunities for Infrastructure Investment The BU Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation recently hosted a webinar on how Congress can successfully incentivize cutting-edge clean energy investments in a future infrastructure package, featuring Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA) and Rep. More

Asian Americans and the Model Minority Dilemma

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT Asian Americans and the Model Minority Dilemma In light of recent attacks, BU Professor Hyeouk Chris Hahm -- founder of the Asian Women’s Action for Resilience and Empowerment (AWARE) lab -- discusses Asian Americans' experiences with racism, alienation, and anxiety.  Read her insights ADVOCACY RESOURCE It's Time to #DoublePell BU joined nearly 1,200... More

Antiracism As Health Policy: Race, COVID-19, and Policy Reform

YOU'RE INVITED Antiracism As Health Policy: Race, COVID-19, and Policy Reform Join Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), the BU School of Public Health, and the BU Center for Antiracist Research for a three-part series in April examining racial disparities in health and how they can be addressed through policy. More

We Must Welcome International Students Again

ADVOCACY RESOURCE We Must Welcome International Students Again BU President Robert A. Brown and New York University President Andrew Hamilton urge lawmakers to support international students with several policy changes in Inside Higher Ed.  Read their op-ed NOTABLE ALUMNI BU Alumni Invited to Join the Biden Administration's Senior Ranks The group includes Wendy Sherman (CAS... More

How the Biden-Harris Administration Can “Build Back Better” the Arts

FACULTY EXPERT How the Biden-Harris Administration Can "Build Back Better" the Arts BU College of Fine Arts Dean Harvey Young outlines four ways the federal government can help the arts industry recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Save our stages RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT New Policy Lab Investigates Medicaid's Intersection with Racial Justice, COVID-19 The new BU Medicaid Policy... More

The Bernie Sanders Sitting Meme’s Instant Popularity, Explained by Science

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT The Bernie Sanders Sitting Meme's Instant Popularity, Explained by Science A BU engineer uses artificial intelligence research to reveal the characteristics that make a meme go viral. Don't just sit there FACULTY EXPERT Three Takeaways from President Biden's Rapid Movement on Climate Policy BU international relations and environmental policy expert Henrik Selin reflects on... More