When It Comes to Communication Skills—Maybe We’re Born with It?

Neuroscientists find brain matter makeup in infancy is linked to children’s degree of language skills at five years old Jenny Zuk, neuroscientist and speech pathologist, led a first-of-its-kind study that uncovered how neural networks in infants influence their language learning skills in early childhood. Photo by Kelly Davidson. From inside the womb and as soon […]

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New Wheelock Educational Policy Center Will Put Research in the Hands of Policymakers, Drive National Conversations

Aim: improving educational outcomes for historically marginalized students Boston University’s Wheelock College of Education & Human Development is taking another big step forward, one that expands the cross-discipline collaborations that began with the 2018 merger of Wheelock College and Boston University. The college recently launched the Wheelock Educational Policy Center (WEPC), an interdisciplinary hub for […]

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A Vision for a More Equitable Future

Wheelock Dean David Chard discusses 2020’s impact on education and human development, and how to move forward Wheelock’s dean, David Chard, discusses takeaways from a pandemic year and what the future of education and human development should look like. Photo (left) by Cydney Scott. In spring 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic spread and schools closed, […]

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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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BU Readies for Title IX Changes to Sexual Misconduct Regulations

Amid concerns the new rules will discourage victims from coming forward, BU officials vow to maintain aggressive enforcement Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos rejected Obama-era guidance for how schools should respond to allegations of sexual misconduct. She issued new regulations in May. Photo by Evelyn Hockstein/Getty Images. Changes to Title IX regulations concern administrators at […]

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BU Students Will Have Choice of In-Person or Remote Classes This Fall

Other changes after the COVID-19 interruption: a return to normal grading and a strict safety-focused teaching format The University chose a hybrid teaching format called Learn from Anywhere for this fall’s undergraduate classes because it lets students choose to take classes either in person or remotely. Photo by Adele Bertschy. This fall, Boston University’s arriving […]

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Translational Research Hub at BU Gets $38.3 Million Renewal from NIH

Clinical and Translational Science Institute aids junior investigators and bench-to-bedside research, including new coronavirus studies BU clinical trials that could immediately benefit from the funding are those studying antibody testing, virus detection, and how COVID-19 is affecting individuals differently. Photo by Elaine Thompson/AP. The importance of translating science rapidly from laboratory bench to clinical bedside has […]

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Five Things COVID-19 Might Do to Young Adults’ Mental Health

BU social worker will probe how COVID-19 hits the mental health of America’s future workforce, and what makes some people more resilient BU field hockey teammates Shannon Ma (right) and Rebecca Janes hug goodbye last month as BU students left campus to flee the pandemic and begin remote study. A BU social worker wants to […]

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