Posts by: Kira Jastive

Redstone Film Festival Tonight

Sponsored by Sumner Redstone, Chairman of VIACOM, the Redstone Festival is recognized as one of New England’spremier film and television venues, featuring projects written and directed by graduate and undergraduate students from Boston University’s College of Communication (COM). The event is free and open to the public at BU’s Tsai Performance Center (685 Commonwealth Ave.); doors open at 6:25 […]

COM Names Redstone Finalists

The Boston University (BU) College of Communication (COM) has announced the finalists for the 2011 Redstone Film Festival. Finalists will complete for first, second and third place, and winners will be announced at the screening event, Wednesday, February 9th at 7:00 p.m. at BU’s Tsai Performance Center (685 Commonwealth Ave., Boston). Open to the public, […]

“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 […]

Healthy Holiday Hors d’oeuvres

Getting ready to host that big annual holiday bash, but looking for new alternatives to those tired old stuffed mushrooms and pigs in a blanket?  How about treating your guests to some delicious and waist-friendly hors d’oeuvres that won’t fill them up before the main course.  Joan Salge Blake, clinical associate professor of nutrition at […]

Charles Kravetz Named GM of WBUR

Charles Kravetz, the founding news & programming director and station manager of New England Cable News (NECN), has been appointed the new general manager of WBUR-FM, effective January 1, 2011. Kravetz succeeds Paul A. La Camera who was appointed general manager in September of 2005 and will now take a two-year appointment as BU’s administrator […]

Trim the Sides to Trim the Calories

Gearing up for that big Thanksgiving feast, but looking for ways to avoid those dreaded holiday pounds?  Joan Salge Blake, Clinical Associate Professor at Boston University’s Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, explains how to trim down some of your favorite side dishes without sacrificing taste and tradition.  Be sure to check out Joan’s […]