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 Siobhan Dullea as Executive Director of Innovate@BU

From Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer This past fall, we launched a national search to identify a new executive director of Innovate@BU, Boston University’s state-of-the-art laboratory and training ground on the Charles River Campus for future entrepreneurs. After a competitive process that considered several top-notch business and academic sector candidates, I […]

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Creation of a New LGBTQIA+ Center for Students at Boston University; Launch of National Search for Center Director

From Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer and Dr. Robert A. Brown, President Boston University’s ability to create spaces where students can feel a sense of belonging, build connection, and enjoy new opportunities for engagement and reflection is central to both our mission and strategic planning. Following extensive conversation across our community […]

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Appointment of Dr. Nancy Sullivan as an Edward Avedisian Professor and Professor of Microbiology and Biology

From Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer and Dr. Karen Antman, Medical Campus Provost and Dean, Arum V. Chobanian and Edward Avedisian School of Medicine Last fall, we announced the appointment of Dr. Nancy Sullivan as director of the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) at Boston University. Prior to joining Boston […]

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