Climate Change Is Threatening the Mystic River Watershed — Can It Be Saved?
Researchers at BU’s School of Public Health use geospatial data and mapping tools to support community climate resilience efforts.
BU Unveils Dramatic, Fossil Fuel–Free Center for Computing & Data Sciences
Mayor Wu hails collaborative relationship with BU at ribbon cutting, says new building should be a model for other cities across the country.
Climate Change Battle Must Include Environmental Justice
Senator Ed Markey (Hon.’04) touts $60B in government funding at BU Center for Antiracist Research Symposium.
Building a Diverse, Strong Climate Workforce
Climate leaders from Boston University and around the country briefed Congressional staff on how they are working to train the next generation for careers solving the climate crisis.
BU’s Institute for Sustainable Energy to Focus on Equity and Justice in the Climate Change Fight
Transitioning the world to sustainable energy without leaving marginalized communities behind is a top priority for new leadership team, including director Benjamin Sovacool.
Three Key Takeaways from President Biden’s Rapid Movement on Climate Policy
BU international relations and environmental policy expert reflects on whirlwind of climate action issued from the Oval Office With just over a week in office, President Joe Biden has moved quickly to reinstate the United States into multiple international agreements and agencies through new executive actions that undo moves by the Trump administration—including rejoining the […]
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 […]
12 Breakthroughs That Wowed Us in 2019
From climate science to fake news, these discoveries are sure to keep making waves in the next decade 2019 will go down in history as the year that an international team of researchers, including two BU astronomers, captured the first image of a black hole. Photo courtesy of Event Horizon Telescope. Still looking for a […]
BU’s Initiative on Cities Gets New Codirector
Katharine Lusk has played a key role in University’s urban research Katharine Lusk, who has served as executive director of BU’s Initiative on Cities since its founding in 2014, has just been named codirector of the institution. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. Katharine Lusk, who helped grow BU’s Initiative on Cities (IoC) into an urban information […]
Former UN Secretary-General Kicks Off BU Think Tank
Ban Ki-moon encourages students to think globally Ban Ki-moon, eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, gave the keynote speech kicking off the opening of BU’s new Global Development Policy Center. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. Former secretary-general of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon told a standing-room only crowd at BU’s Metcalf Trustee Center on Wednesday that […]