“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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Meet the Newly Promoted Charles River Campus Professors

Faculty from CAS, CFA, ENG, LAW, Pardee, Questrom, Sargent, SSW, STH, Wheelock The recently promoted BU faculty on the Charles River Campus “are having demonstrable impact in their disciplines and excelling as teachers in our classrooms and laboratories,” says Jean Morrison, University provost. Photo by Cydney Scott. Nearly three dozen faculty on the BU Charles […]

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A BU Professor, Two Alums Win City of Boston Fellowships

Filmmaker, writer, and artist receive $10,000 grants Performance artist Marilyn Arsem (CFA’73) outside the Museum of World Culture in Sweden holding several gallons of melting peppermint ice cream. Photo courtesy of Marilyn Arsem. Marilyn Arsem has been called the godmother of performance art in Boston. Arsem (CFA’73) walked for miles across Svalbard, Norway’s thawing permafrost in the Arctic […]

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New CFA Dean Is Arts Historian and Advocate

Harvey Young champions transformative experiences of the arts Harvey Young, a prominent theater historian and arts advocate, is the new dean of the College of Fine Arts. Young comes to BU from Northwestern University, where he was chair of the School of Communication department of theatre. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. Young authored the award-winning book Embodying […]

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Do Your Future Work with Passion, Nobel Laureate Tells Graduating University Seniors

Climate change scientist Mario Molina (Hon.’17) delivers Baccalaureate Address “Science has to work together with government and business for the continued improvement of the quality of life of the human population, now and in the future,” Nobel Laureate Mario Molina (Hon.’17) told those at BU’s Baccalaureate Service at Marsh Chapel May 21. Molina served on […]

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Celebrating BU’s African American Legacy

Washington events timed to opening of new museum Alumni Celebration Breakfast panelists Cornell William Brooks (STH’87, Hon.’15), NAACP president, Richard L. Taylor (COM’71), former Massachusetts secretary of transportation and BU’s first Rhodes scholar, and Andrea L. Taylor (COM’68), president and CEO of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and a trustee of the University. Photo by […]

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Commencement Speaker: Embrace Your Fear of the Unknown Future

Former CBS executive Nina Tassler says life took her to unexpected joys Commencement speaker Nina Tassler (CFA’79, Hon.’16) told BU graduates not to be afraid to edit their dreams and rewrite the story of what they want to do in life during the University’s 143rd Commencement Sunday. Video by BU Productions. Photo by Dana J. […]

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US Secretary of Energy Moniz to Receive Honorary Degree

Focuses on clean energy, nuclear issues Ernest Moniz. Photo (left) courtesy of the Department of Energy.  Engineering a clean-energy future is very much on Ernest J. Moniz’s mind these days, as the world tries to turn the Paris Agreement on climate into action to reduce global warming. As US Secretary of Energy, Moniz directs the […]

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University Commits $50 Million for CFA

New spaces for theater and production, makeover of 855 Comm Ave An artist’s rendering of planned renovations to the façade of the College of Fine Arts, 855 Comm Ave. Image courtesy of Wilson Butler Architects, Inc. Over the next few years, BU’s Charles River Campus will see some invigorating changes along the stretch of Commonwealth […]

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