Monthly Archives: January 2011

“Reaching Out” Part Six: Educating Families for Life in the States

The final installment of BU Today’s “Reaching Out” series focuses on the School of Education’s (SED) Intergenerational Literacy Program, an component of the long-stading collaboration between the Chelsea Public Schools and BU. The program, which supports both children and their parents, is designed to teach English and equip families with the skills and information needed to […]

“Reaching Out” Parts Four and Five

Today in BU Today’s “Reaching Out” series, we learn more about a School of Law program, the Asylum & Human Rights Clinic (AHR), which assigns second and third year law students to help people seeking asylum and fighting deportation. Launched in 1985 by School of Law (LAW) Professor Susan Akram, the program has helped hundreds […]

“Reaching Out” Part Three: Connecting Social Workers with their Communities

Part three of BU Today’s “Reaching Out” series that looks at how BU programs are helping immigrants and refugess in Boston highlights the School of Social Work’s (SSE) BRIDGE (Building Refugee and Immigrant Degrees for Graduate Education) progam.  An outgrowth of SSW’s Refugee and Immigrant Training Program, which began in the early 1990s to recruit […]

“Reaching Out” Part Two: Help for Haiti

Part two in BU Today’s “Reaching Out” series takes a look at the Haitian Earthquake Long-term Pediatric Support (HELPS) team, an effort by the School of Medicine (MED) and Boston Medical Center that brings social and legal services to Haitians who fled following last year’s devastating earthquake.  According to the story, the program includes a 24-hour […]

BU Today Kicks off Immigration Series with Look at SPH Clinic for Torture Survivors

Today, BU Today kicks off a six-part series called “Reaching Out” that takes an in-depth look at the many ways the Boston University community is working to improve the lives of immigrants and refugees living in Boston. The first installment features the work being done at the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Refugee Health Clinic (CAM). Staffed […]

Record 41,000+ and Counting Join Class of 2015 Applicant Pool

A record 41,734 applications, – up 9 percent from last year – have been submitted to BU’s undergraduate programs from prospective students vying for one of 4,000 slots in next year’s freshman class.  Extremely well prepared and more diverse than last year’s group, the applicants have a higher grade point average and SAT score averages […]

Meet CFA Dean Benjamin Juarez

  BU’s New Ambassador to the Arts (via BU Today)

Is all this snow making you hungry?

Why not try one of Sargent Choice‘s fabulous recipes for dinner?  And while you are at it, “like” them on Facebook…

Whistleblower to turn over files to WikiLeaks

Rudolf Elmer, a former Swiss banker, is set to hand over files to WikiLeaks that show offshore bank accounts of high net worth individuals and corporations to evade tax payments. Law professor Cornelius Hurley, director of the Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law, offers the following comment: “Rudolf Elmer has demonstrated that the ‘shadow […]

MLK: How a Man Became an Icon

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