News & Events

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

COVID-19 Vaccines Don’t Cause Infertility or Harm Pregnancy Chances

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT COVID-19 Vaccines Don't Cause Infertility or Harm Pregnancy Chances With support from the National Institutes of Health, BU researchers find no link between vaccines and the chances of getting pregnant. The team also finds that COVID-19 infection may have a short-term impact on male fertility. See how they figured it out FACULTY EXPERTS Advanced... More

Homeschooling Up, Public Schooling Down During Pandemic

FACULTY EXPERTS Homeschooling Up, Public Schooling Down During Pandemic Research from a team that included BU education scholars found that the COVID-19 emergency drove many parents to remove their children from public schools altogether in favor of homeschooling or private schools. See what they learned NOTABLE ALUMNI Detangling the History of Black Hair BU alumna Zenda... More

NIH Approves Climate and Health Initiative

BU IN DC Robert Hefner of the Pardee School of Global Studies spoke at a U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom event on democracy and religious freedom on December 7th.  Associate Provost for Computing & Data Sciences Azer Bestavros, Dean David Chard and Nathan Jones of the Wheelock College of... More

BUzz Bits

BU IN DC Associate Provost for Computing & Data Sciences Azer Bestavros attended a virtual meeting of the National Science Foundation’s Computer & Information Science & Engineering Advisory Committee, of which he is a member, on December 6th and 7th. Nahid Bhadelia of the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases Policy &... More

Kennedy Center Unveils Sculpture by Alumnus Ivan Schwartz

BU IN DC Kennedy Center Unveils Sculpture by Alumnus Ivan Schwartz Ivan Schwartz (CFA '73) sculpts U.S. history's most famous figures, from President Abraham Lincoln to Harriet Tubman. The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts commissioned his latest piece, a sculpture of President John F. Kennedy, in honor of the Washington venue's... More

Biden Administration Adds New Personnel

Last week, the Biden Administration continued to expand its team: The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced Dr. Sally Benson as its deputy director for energy and chief strategist for the energy transition. Dr. Costa Samaras will be principal assistant director for energy and chief... More

Brianna Bourne’s Journey from Mattapan to Latin Academy to Comm Ave

STUDENT LIFE Brianna Bourne's Journey from Mattapan to Latin Academy to Comm Ave More than 18% of BU's entering undergraduate students are the first in their family to attend college. Brianna Bourne (CAS '24) shares her experience as one of BU's first-generation students. Follow her journey COMMUNITY RESOURCE Building the Pipeline to Get Black, Hispanic... More

BUzz Bits

BU IN DC Rachel Rojas (COM '94) was named the assistant director of the Insider Threat Office at the Federal Bureau of Investigation Headquarters on November 10th. Heidi Peltier of the College of Arts & Sciences spoke at a George Washington University virtual conference on the costs and consequences of war on... More

This Squad of Researchers Is a Real-Life Justice League

FACULTY EXPERTS This Squad of Researchers Is a Real-Life Justice League BU scientists from a range of disciplines are advocating for new policies to protect the world's most vulnerable people from the consequences of climate change. Meet these environmental superheroes RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT For Knee Replacements, Physical Therapy Reduces Risk of Chronic Opioid Use BU researchers find... More

Pell, NSF Increases Nearing a Vote

BU IN DC School of Public Health Dean Sandro Galea delivered a book talk at a hybrid event hosted by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health and the Pulitzer Center on November 2nd.  Rena Conti of the Questrom School of Business moderated a panel during the Biomedical Advanced Research... More

Brianna Bourne’s Journey from Mattapan to Boston Latin to Comm Ave

“I’ve learned over time that asking for help is better than struggling by yourself” With a $6 million gift from shuttered Newbury College, Boston University opened the Newbury Center in January 2021 to support first-generation (students whose parents did not graduate from a four-year college) undergraduate and graduate students. This year, More

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Honoring BU’s Women in STEM through Artwork

ARROWS Hidden HERstories project is looking for students to pitch site-specific artwork for BU’s public spaces One of the alums who will be featured in the ARROWS HERstories art installation is Anne Everest Wojtkowski (ENG’56), former mayor of Pittsfield, Mass., who fought for equal pay earlier in her career. Photo courtesy... More

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$8 Million Gift from Richard Shipley Will Expand Technology’s Role in Residential Education

Endowment from BU alum and trustee emerituswill help fund new Center for Digital Learning & Innovation   Richard C. Shipley (Questrom’68,’72), a BU trustee emeritus, will help fund creation of the Richard C. Shipley Center for Digital Learning & Innovation. Photo (left) by Janice Checchio. Among the unexpected revelations of the COVID-19 pandemic... More

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