Boston University News Releases


29th May, 2009
Boston University to Award Full-Tuition Medeiros Scholarships to 10 Archdiocesan High School Graduates (Boston) — Ten students from among the graduating seniors of the parochial high schools in the Archdiocese of Boston will receive four-year, full-tuition scholarships to Boston University through the Cardinal Medeiros Scholarship Program at a June 1 ceremony at BU’s George Sherman Union, beginning...
27th May, 2009
Boston University Overseer & Philanthropist Robert Hildreth Pledges $2 Million to CAS Creative Writing Programs (Boston) – Philanthropist Robert J. Hildreth, vice chair of Boston University’s Board of Overseers, has donated $2 million to Creative Writing Programs at the College of Arts & Sciences, and challenged alumni to raise an additional $1 million, announced Robert A. Brown, BU president.
21st May, 2009
Boston University’s Institute for Geriatric Social Work Awarded $3.1-Million Grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies (Boston) – Boston University’s Institute for Geriatric Social Work (IGSW), a national leader in training social workers in competencies related to aging, has received a five-year, $3.1-million extension grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies (AP) to continue the institute’s trail-blazing efforts...
19th May, 2009
George Annas & James Collins Win BU's Distinguished Professor Award BOSTON – Health law and bioethics authority George Annas, and bioengineer and inventor James Collins, were named the first William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professors at Boston University for their outstanding contributions to teaching and research, announced BU President Robert A. Brown.
18th May, 2009
Vitamin D Expert Receives Linus Pauling Prize for Health Research PORTLAND, Ore. – Dr. Michael Holick, a professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics at the Boston University School of Medicine who has revolutionized the understanding of vitamin D and its role in disease prevention, today received the $50,000 Linus Pauling Institute Prize for Health Research.
17th May, 2009
Rep. Capuano Urges BU Grads To Seek Fufillment By Bettering Society (Boston) – Speaking today at Nickerson Field to over 6,300 Boston University graduates and 20,000 guests at the school's 136th commencement, U.S. Rep. Michael E. Capuano exhorted the Class of 2009 to find fulfillment in their lives by improving the world they are inheriting. “You can...
17th May, 2009
Boston University Baccalaureate Address 2009 BOSTON -- Pediatric physician and minister Rev. Gloria E. White-Hammond today delivered the 2009 baccalaureate address at Boston University. Below is her prepared text: Thank you, to the mighty, matchless class of 2009 of our beloved Boston University for receiving me so generously....
15th May, 2009
BUSM Researchers Find High Frequency of Gram-Negative Rods in Two Philippine Neonatal Intensive Care Units (Boston) - Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found a high frequency of multidrug-resistant Gram-negative rods (GNRs) in two of the largest neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in the city of Manila, Philippines. Improved infection control methods could reduce the vast...
13th May, 2009
Bloomberg’s Andrew Lack, CBS Entertainment’s Nina Tassler & Overseer Chair Richard Reidy Elected Boston University Trustees (Boston) – Bloomberg CEO of Multimedia Andrew R. Lack, Richard D. Reidy, president and CEO of Progress Software and chair of Boston University’s Board of Overseers, and CBS Entertainment President Nina C. Tassler, were recently elected university trustees, announced BU Trustee Chair Robert A. Knox....
1st May, 2009
U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano Tops Ticket for Boston University Commencement (Boston) – U.S. Rep. Michael E. Capuano, who has emerged as a major voice in Congress concerning the ongoing atrocities and genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan, will deliver the commencement address at Boston University’s 136th graduation ceremonies at BU’s Nickerson Field at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday,...
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