A History of Achievement

With a laboratory of innovation dating back to Professor Alexander Graham Bell’s invention of the telephone, Boston University faculty, students, and alumni have never shied away from aspiration, hard work, or extraordinary achievement.

Today, BU proudly counts among its distinguished current and past faculty six Nobel Laureates and dozens of Guggenheim and MacArthur fellows, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners, New York Times best-selling authors, and hundreds of nationally renowned scholars in every discipline. BU students have been historically high achievers, as well, with eight Rhodes scholars since 1971; a tradition of nationally recognized research projects, creative endeavors, and intellectual pursuits; and ongoing distinction as one of the nation’s largest producers of Fulbright scholars.

The pages in this section chronicle much of the ingenuity, industriousness, and accomplishments taking place each day within the BU community. They also highlight the depth and diversity of knowledge of BU’s professoriate through the publication of critically acclaimed books and other creative works.


In addition to their duties as educators and researchers, Boston University faculty are also accomplished, award-winning authors across nearly every discipline.

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Appointment of Ian Mashiter, Master Lecturer of Strategy and Innovation, as Interim Executive Director of Innovate@BU

From Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer Last spring, as you may remember, we launched a national search for the next executive director of Innovate@BU, a state-of-the-art laboratory and training ground for future entrepreneurs on the BU campus. As this search process continues, I am writing to announce the appointment of Ian […]

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