Posts by: Kira Jastive

New York Times photographer Tyler Hicks addresses BU COM graduates

Tyler Hicks (COM ’92), a BU alum and New York Times photographer who was held hostage in Libya for four days in March, was the speaker at the College of Communication’s (COM) convocation.  He urged COM’s graduates to “bear witness.”  Watch his address below:

Katie Couric to deliver commencement address

Boston University today announced that Katie Couric, anchor and managing editor of The CBS Evening News, will deliver the commencement address at Boston University’s 138th graduation ceremonies at BU’s Nickerson Field at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 22. Ms. Couric will speak before more than 5,000 graduates and 20,000 guests at New England’s largest graduation […]

School of Social Work adds online MSW program

The Boston University School of Social Work has launched a new online Master of Social Work (MSW) program in Clinical Social Work Practice. Taught by the School’s nationally recognized faculty, the online program will initially enroll human service professionals with a minimum of two years of supervised experience. The part-time program, which can be completed […]

Just in time for baseball season: BU professor’s new book chronicles when the Red Sox ruled

As the new Major League Baseball season gets underway, Thomas Whalen, associate professor of social science at Boston University, talks about his new book, When the Red Sox Ruled: Baseball’s First Dynasty 1912 – 1918 (Rowman & Littlefield Publishing, Inc.).  The book, which highlights such iconic players as Babe Ruth, Tris Speaker, Harry Hooper, “Smokey” Joe Wood […]

New blog highlights BU expert voices

If you’ve been following BU Now regularly, you might be wondering where all the posts featuring Boston University professors have gone.  As a way to streamline our blogging efforts, BU Public Relations recently launched a sister blog to BU Now called Professor Voices that does just that. In our ongoing efforts to keep the news […]

The Washington Perspective: Foreign Policy in 2011

Event: P.J. Crowley – The Washington Perspective: Foreign Policy in 2011 Host: College of Communication (COM) Date: Thursday, March 10, 2011 Time: 12 – 2 p.m. Place: COM student lounge (640 Commonwealth Ave.) Admission: Free and open to the public P.J. Crowley, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs, U.S. Dept. of State, is the public […]

BU Quad Bucket List #2: Splurge on a great meal

By Stephen Maouyo, the Quad writer When I look back on my time at Boston University, it seems that there’s very little I did outside of school that didn’t involve spending money.  Lots of it.  See, I have two speeds when it comes to money management: complete saver or complete spender.  And, since only about 0.072% of the […]

Can leaks threaten our democracy?

It’s the flip side of the WikiLeaks story. Should the media be prosecuted for publishing classified information that might jeopardize national security? Hosted by the College of Communication (COM), come hear from Gabriel Schoenfeld, author of the new book, Necessary Secrets: National Security, the Media and the Rule of Law. Event: Can Leaks Threaten Our Democracy? Host: College […]

COM to honor PR legend Harold Burson

Harold Burson, one of the world’s most successful public relations practitioners, will be honored Friday, February 18 when Boston University’s College of Communication (COM) helps him celebrate his 90th birthday with a symposium beginning at 1 p.m. in the Colloquium Room of the Photonics Center (8 St. Mary’s Street, Boston).  The event is free and […]

Top NBC Exec Lecturing Today

The College of Communication is hosting a lecture by Lauren Zalaznick, Chairman of the NBC Universal Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media. One of Fortune’s “50 Most Powerful Women,” Zalaznick will discuss how she went from indie producer to corporate executive with chefs, housewives and celeb moms today from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM in the SMG Executive […]