Boston University News Releases


27th May, 2010
Boston University College of Fine Arts presents Boston University Tanglewood Institute Summer 2010 Season Boston, MA – The Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) launches its 45th season with another summer full of talented students, exciting concerts, and renowned guest artists. A program of the Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Music, BUTI enrolls a select group of gifted high...
25th May, 2010
Boston University Professor Recognized for Dissertation Work (Boston) – Boston University School of Education (SED) Assistant Professor Scott Seider was recently named the recipient of the 2010 Kuhmerker Dissertation Award. The Association for Moral Education (AME) awards the honor annually for exceptional doctorial dissertations that pertain to moral education,...
24th May, 2010
Study Finds Fat Around the Abdomen Associated with Smaller, Older Brains in Middle-Aged Adults Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found a significant association between abdominal fat and lower total brain volume. The study, which currently appears in the Annals of Neurology, may improve understanding of the mechanisms underlying the relationship of obesity...
24th May, 2010
MRI Research Highlights High-risk Atherosclerotic Plaque Hidden in the Vessel Wall Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have shown that use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in an animal model can non-invasively identify dangerous plaques. The findings, which appear in the May issue of Circulation Cardiovascular Imaging, offer possible applications in...
24th May, 2010
Study Finds Alzheimer's Disease Link in Eyes of Children with Down Syndrome A team of researchers has discovered that the protein that forms plaques in the brain in Alzheimer’s disease also accumulates in the eyes of people with Down syndrome. The new findings in Down syndrome show that the toxic protein, known as amyloid-β, that causes Alzheimer’s pathology in the...
20th May, 2010
Boston University Receives $1.5M Grant for Undergrad Neuroscience-Lab Research (Boston) — Boston University today was awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to accelerate research for undergraduate neuroscience students. The country’s largest private funder of science education awarded $70 million to 50 research institutions nationwide...
18th May, 2010
BUSM Researchers Discover Gene Network Associated with Vitamin A Deficiency and Lung Birth Defects (Boston) – Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered the mechanism responsible for the failure of the lungs to form as a result of vitamin A/retinoic acid (RA) deficiency. The study, which appears in the June issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, also...
17th May, 2010
Boston University College of Fine Arts presents three students with prestigious Esther B. and Albert S. Kahn Career Entry Awards Boston, MA – The Boston University College of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Esther B. and Albert S. Kahn Career Entry Award: Kara Harris from the School of Music for opera, Paul Tate dePoo III from the School of Theatre for theatre design and production, and Shari Mendlowitz...
16th May, 2010
BU Commencement 2010 - Commencement address by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder President Brown, Dean Lataif, distinguished faculty, proud parents, family, friends – and most importantly, the Class of 2010 – thank you for inviting me here to share in this moment. It is a privilege to congratulate you all on this milestone and to join you in celebrating this new beginning.
16th May, 2010
U.S. Attorney General Holder Urges BU Grads to Fulfill the Obligation to Serve the Public Good (Boston) – Speaking to over 5,000 Boston University graduates and 20,000 guests at today’s 137th commencement at Nickerson Field, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder urged the Class of 2010 to fulfill their obligation to be a servant for the public good. “No matter what your path, you...
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