News & Events

Whether it’s a recent visit to Washington by BU’s president, one of our faculty members testifying before Congress, or the latest research developments on campus, we’ll keep you up to speed.



Framingham Heart Study: Celebrating 75 Years of Research

On Monday, April 8, 2024, House Minority Whip Katherine Clark (D-MA) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Monica Bertagnolli celebrated the 75th anniversary of the iconic study operated by Boston University and funded by the NIH.

Afghan Girls and Women Highlight Pardee School Summit in Washington DC

On February 27, 2024, the Boston University (BU) Pardee School for Global Studies and the State Department hosted the Alliance for Afghan Women’s Economic Resilience Summit in Washington, DC. In opening remarks, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken praises partnership with BU as “a ray of light in some of... More

School to Prison Pipeline

Dr. Andrew Bacher-Hicks of the BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development discussed how federal policymakers can address the school to prison pipeline with staff for the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation on December 8, 2023. Presentation Slides View the recording

National Drug Control Policy

Join the BU School of Public Health for a discussion with Dr. Rahul Gupta, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) on Thursday, December 7, 2023. Register to attend in-person or via Zoom webinar

Collegiate Mental Health

Dr. Sarah Lipson of the BU School of Public Health spoke with staff of the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation on current mental health trends for college-aged students, and what policymakers can do to address the situation on Friday, September 15, 2023. View the slides