In Memoriam: Sam Gammons

Sam Gammons Our dear colleague, Sam Gammons, passed away on Monday, March 26th, 2024, after a long battle with cancer.  Much of Sam’s career was spent working with students, including at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate level, in areas such as student services, advising, and study abroad. A graduate of Miss Porter’s School, Mount…

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Inaugural Director of Career Services, Sonia Liang, Shares Insights

Sonia Liang is the inaugural Director of Career Services, bringing with her over a decade of expertise in higher education, including seven years of dedicated work in career services. Her passion lies in guiding individuals through the career development process including exploration, decision-making, effective communication across cultures, and creating holistic institutional career support for diverse…

Honoring African Heritage in American Education: Perspectives from Elsa Wiehe

Elsa Wiehe, African Studies Center Education Outreach Program Manager, authored a compelling article for the popular educational site Edutopia titled “Celebrating Africa as a Part of Black History.” In her piece, Wiehe emphasizes the importance of integrating African history into American education, challenging common omissions and distortions. She asserts, “African American history is American history—and African…

CURA Welcomes Dr. Jennifer Hunter

Dr. Jennifer Hunter is the new Assistant Director of the Institute of Culture, Religion and World Affairs (CURA)! She arrives to Boston from the University of Washington, where she earned a doctoral degree in Near and Middle Eastern Studies and a graduate certificate in Feminist Studies. While at UW, she held a variety of fellowships…

Elizabeth Amrien Named Inaugural Impact Award Recipient

We are thrilled to announce that Elizabeth Amrien has been honored with the 2023 Inaugural Impact Award at Pardee! Elizabeth has served as the Assistant Director of the Center for the Study of Europe at Boston University since October 2011 and as the Assistant Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Boston University…