Boston University News Releases


23rd December, 2002
Boston University to Celebrate "American Dream" Vision of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Boston, Mass.) – Boston University will celebrate its 18th annual commemoration of the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 20, 2003. The theme of this year’s King Day program is “The American Dream” -- Dr. King’s belief that America is as yet a dream unfulfilled. “It is...
19th December, 2002
BU Public Health Researchers to Evaluate National Program that Awards Doctors Cash Bonuses (Boston, Mass.) — Starting January 1, as part of the Rewarding Results program, employers and insurers across the nation will award cash bonuses to physicians who offer high-quality care to their patients. The federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has awarded .5 million to researchers...
11th December, 2002
"Lost" Cassavetes' Masterwork Found at Library of Congress by Eagle-Eyed Boston University Film-Studies Professor BOSTON, MA — Boston University Professor Ray Carney had a gut feeling something was amiss when the online catalogue of archived films in the Library of Congress listed one copy of John Cassavetes' breakthrough 1968 independent production "Faces" as 18 minutes longer than the others. Told by library...
9th December, 2002
Boston University Athletes to Provide Local Children with Holiday Gift of Reading (Boston, Mass.) - More than 75 Boston University athletes will present Boston-area second graders with the holiday gift of reading this month. This is the fourth year the athletes and the University mascot, Rhett the Boston Terrier, have visited local schools to read to children. Some 500 schoolchildren...
21st November, 2002
Literary Stars Headline Boston University's Annual Faculty Reading (Boston, Mass.) - Nobel Prize-winning playwright Derek Walcott and former U.S Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky will be among the notable writers and poets participating in Boston University's Annual Faculty Reading on Monday, December 2, 2002. Sponsored by the University's Creative Writing Program -...
7th November, 2002
Boston University School of Social Work to Evaluate Springfield HIV/AIDS Treatment Program (Boston, Mass.) - A team of Boston University School of Social Work professors will monitor for five years an HIV/AIDS treatment program in Springfield, Mass., that focuses on its Hispanic community, the most at-risk group in one of the nation's hardest hit cities for contracting the disease. The...
31st October, 2002
Boston University Celebrates 80th Birthday of Esteemed Faculty Member Lukas Foss (Boston, Mass.) - On November 26, Boston University celebrates the 80th birthday of acclaimed composer and esteemed faculty member Lukas Foss with a special concert at Symphony Hall. The Boston University Symphony Orchestra will premiere Symphonic Fantasy, Foss's newest work, especially commissioned...
28th October, 2002
"Inside Edition" Gives Boston University Professors a New Look (Boston, Mass.) - Syndicated television news magazine "Inside Edition" travels to Boston University's College of Communication to reward four hardworking professors with makeovers. Participating in the event are professors T. Barton Carter and Edward Downes of the Department of Mass Communication,...
23rd October, 2002
Boston University School of Social Work Receives $4.4M Grant to Meet the Care Needs of Older Adults BOSTON, MA — To address the urgent shortage of trained health care professionals to care for the nation's aging population, Boston University's School of Social work has received a $4.4 million grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies to create the Institute for Geriatric Social Work. At a time...
18th October, 2002
TV Talk Superstar, Local Business Star, Diplomat Among Bu Alumni Award Winners This Weekend BOSTON, MA Fox News' Bill O'Reilly, Syms Corporation's CEO Marcy Syms, and Wendy Chamberlin, former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, are among six Boston University alumni who will receive distinguished service awards Saturday morning. Also receiving awards will be Maxwell Blum, a World War II veteran...