Category: University News

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Gotlieb Center Archivist receives award from Peace Corps

Diane Gallagher, the nursing history and University archivist in the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, received the 2011 Lillian Carter Award from the Peace Corps on May 19 for her commitment to public service. The award recognizes an exceptional Peace Corps volunteer who served at age 50 plus and has continued to advance Peace Corps’ […]

Boston University Commencement 2011: Guide to content and live coverage

Boston University’s 138th All-University Commencement will take place this Sunday, May 22, 2011. For a snapshot of the day’s coverage and ways to participate, check the sections below: Commencement Coverage – For news on Commencement, speaker profiles and Commencement-related activities, visit BU Today’s Commencement 2011 News Coverage landing page. – For a full schedule of […]

BU and Goodwill Industries team up and aim to recycle 70 tons at move-out

sustainability@BU is teaming up with Goodwill Industries to supply the BU community with 16 donation bins across the Charles River Campus taking clothes, shoes, linens, towels, kitchen ware and small appliances (full list).  In 2009, BU saved 6.75 tons of reusable items during move-out.  In 2010, after partnering with Goodwill Industries, BU diverted 35.24 tons […]

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 […]

Global Day of Service

Each April, the Alumni Association & Community Service Center team up to host and organize the Global Day of Service for BU community members.  In 2010 3,736 GDS volunteers performed 14,971.5 hours of service in 43 cities.  Service sites are set up around the world, providing a cohesive and organized global effort to further the […]

President Brown discusses higher ed issues on Bloomberg Radio

BU President Dr. Robert Brown recently joined Jane Williams on her Bloomberg EDU radio show to discuss big picture issues facing higher education institutions.  The discussion included the importance of career services on campus, to the difficult economic times facing Universities, to study abroad and research funding. Part 1 (audio link) Part 2 (audio link)

2011 Class Gift Campaign Challenge

Dean of Students Kenn Elmore has just announced a challenge to the graduating Class of 2011;  if 2,011 members of the graduating class gift the University $2,011 by midnight on May 21, 2011, the night before commencement, he will tux up and jump into the Charles River. Watch this video on YouTube In addition, if […]

Welcoming the Terriers of 2015: A note from our Dean of Students

Over the weekend, Boston University sent out a round of invitations to the Class of 2015. Our Dean of Students, Kenneth Elmore, has a few words for our new Terriers as they make their final decisions. Invitations Are Out — Hey New Terriers! (Kenn 2.0) More: A Few Favorite Things (Kenn 2.0)