“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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SPH’s Michael Siegel Testifies Before Congress on Legislation to Curb Youth Vaping

A flavor ban won’t address black market e-liquids behind epidemic of vaping-related injuries and deaths, he says Michael Siegel, an SPH professor of community health sciences and a physician, testified before Congress Wednesday about proposed legislation to curb the rise of adolescent vaping. Photo by Dave Scavone. As of October 11, 2019, 1,299 cases of […]

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SPH Forum: Commonwealth Leaders, Advocates Tackle Gun Violence

Success of bipartisan gun safety legislation, policy changes needed to create safer communities discussed Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (left) and Attorney General Maura Healey, two speakers at the SPH Dean’s Forum Tackling Gun Violence on March 11 at WBUR’s CitySpace. Photos by Cydney Scott. The data are clear: gun violence remains a uniquely American epidemic. […]

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Kenneth Elmore Named a Pillar of Higher Education

Associate provost and dean of students honored by national education group Kenneth Elmore and San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz (CAS’84, Hon.’18) visiting the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground May 18, 2018, Commencement weekend. The associate provost and dean of students has received an award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, nominated […]

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Advancing Discovery Science for Public Health Impact

NHLBI Director Gary Gibbons Visits BU on February 27, 2019  Video (above) from Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Keefer Auditorium – School of Medicine Boston University Medical Campus 72 East Concord Street Boston, MA 02118 For seven decades, research supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has led to broad-based interventions that have […]

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Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Will Speak at 145th BU Commencement

Longtime US congressman will receive Doctor of Laws degree Members of the Class of 2018 reacted enthusiastically to the announcement that longtime civil rights activist US Representative John Lewis (D-Ga.) will speak at BU’s 145th Commencement on May 20. Photo by Cydney Scott. Announced at Senior Class Breakfast: civil rights icon John Lewis will deliver […]

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