New BU Center for Innovation in Social Science Will Promote Collaborative Research and Teaching

Center designed to offer “one-stop shopping” for faculty looking to pursue multidisciplinary research projects and team teaching Deborah Carr leads a new center that will foster collaborative research and teaching among social scientists. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. BU boasts renowned faculty in the social sciences, from economics to history. But collaborating with each other can […]

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A Left among Rights: A Progressive Student’s Week at a Conservative Think Tank. What Did He Learn?

In his own words, Zak Schneider (CAS’22, Pardee’22) recounts a week with right-leaning peers: “I came to this realization that I was wrongly worried” Zak Schneider brought a progressive perspective to the conservative American Enterprise Institute during its weeklong Summer Honors Program. Photo courtesy of AEI. Zak Schneider (CAS’22, Pardee’22) describes himself as “Elizabeth Warren […]

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US Census Bureau Has Released Some 2020 Census Results: What’s Next?

CAS political scientist Maxwell Palmer on how data will shape redistricting Photo by hapabapa/iStock. Last month the US Census Bureau released detailed 2020 data on population changes and a breakdown of the nation’s racial and ethnic diversity. Among the chief findings: the United States has become more diverse than ever before, and the population of […]

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“This Is My Stepping-stone.” 553 BU First-Generation Students Welcomed into Honor Society

BU Newbury Center ceremony celebrates inaugural members, their determination, contributions blazing new trails Meet six first-generation college students at Boston University and hear their stories. They were among 553 students, faculty, and staff inducted April 26 as the inaugural members of BU’s Alpha Alpha Alpha honor society for first-gen students. They didn’t grow up assuming […]

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Boston University Upward Bound Day in the City of Boston

    On April 10, Boston University Upward Bound, a federally funded TRIO program providing outreach and student services to low-income and first-generation college students from Boston Public Schools, celebrated its 30th anniversary with a virtual symposium. Former Upward Bound student William Onuoha, executive director of Boston’s Office of Fair Housing and Equity, read a […]

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New BU Center for the Humanities Summer Program for Local High Schoolers Launches with $300K Grant

Support from Teagle Foundation will bring underserved students to campus to tackle the classics A $300,000 grant from the New York–based Teagle Foundation will allow the BU Center for the Humanities (BUCH) to bring Boston-area high school students to campus for the next three summers to participate in a seminar program intended to deepen their […]

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Meet BU’s Newest AAAS Fellows

A pioneer in treating anxiety, one in turning moon dust into oxygen, and one in developing disease diagnostics for low-resource communities recently appointed fellows Each year, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) recognizes scientists who have made major contributions to their fields of expertise. As the chaotic and uncertain year of 2020 […]

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Candidates with BU Ties Run for Congress

Three incumbents, two challengers on the ballots, in Massachusetts, Florida, New York, and Texas Four BU alums are in the running for seats in Congress in Tuesday’s elections. US Representative Lois Frankel (CAS’70) and US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (CAS’11) are running for reelection, while Gina Ortiz Jones (Pardee’03, GRS’03) and John Paul Moran (Questrom’05) are […]

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