Boston University News Releases


19th May, 2004
Boston Medical Center Awarded Grant to Support Breastfeeding Initiative (Boston, Mass.) – The Breastfeeding Center at Boston Medical Center (BMC) has been awarded a $40,000 grant from the Trustees of the Theodore Edson Parker Foundation to help support the Hospital Education of Lactation Practices (HELP) Lowell Program. An innovative, education-based...
17th May, 2004
Boston University Professor Named to Prestigious Oxford University Post (Boston, Mass.) — Eminent literary critic and scholar Christopher Ricks, a Boston University professor and co-director of the University’s Editorial Institute, was recently elected Oxford’s new Professor of Poetry. He replaces poet and academic Paul Muldoon. In this post, Ricks, a...
17th May, 2004
Boston University Board Votes 25% Turnover (Boston, Mass.) — The Boston University Board of Trustees voted today to implement changes that will result in a 25 percent turnover on the Board. Three new members joined the governing body, and 10 members will be leaving, effective at the Annual Meeting in October. The Board also named departing...
16th May, 2004
Boston University Recognizes Four Professors May 16 for Excellence in Teaching (Boston, Mass.) — Boston University at Commencement today bestowed its highest teaching award to Joel L. Sheveloff, a professor of music for four decades in the College of Fine Arts. Professor Sheveloff, one of nearly 3,500 faculty members at the University, was named the 31st recipient of the Metcalf...
12th May, 2004
2004 Boston University Commencement to Feature Scientist, Businessman J. Craig Venter (Boston, Mass.) — J. Craig Venter, a visionary scientist and entrepreneur who was a principal leader in the effort to decode the human genome, will deliver the main address at Boston University’s 131st commencement exercises at Nickerson Field Sunday, May 16. The University’s commencement is the...
7th May, 2004
Newswoman Emily Rooney Wins Dennis Kauff Memorial Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism (Boston, Mass.) – Highly respected Boston television newswoman Emily Rooney, executive editor and host of WGBH-TV’s nightly “Greater Boston” news magazine show, is this year’s recipient of the Dennis Kauff Memorial Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism. The Award was announced...
3rd May, 2004
Researchers Strengthen Link Between Heart and Periodontal Disease (Boston, Mass.)—Strengthening the link between periodontal and heart disease, researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) found they can prevent mice from developing P. gingivalis-accelerated heart disease by immunizing the mice with a vaccine that protects against periodontal disease....