Category: University News

College of Fine Arts names new Dean

Benjamin E. Juarez, director of culture, technology and development at the Dr. Jose Maria Luis Mora Research Institute for social sciences, history and culture in Mexico, today has been named dean of Boston University’s College of Fine Arts (CFA) announced BU President Dr. Robert A. Brown. “Benjamin brings to Boston University an impressive spectrum of […]

SHA Announces New Dean

Christopher Muller, a seasoned entrepreneur, fourth-generation restaurateur and decorated educator, was named dean of Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration by President Brown.  Muller will succeed Dean James Stamas in August when he assumes the helm of SHA, which each year prepares some 400 students – in the classroom and in the field – for […]

@BU_Tweets leads the Twitter pack!

BostInnovation.com recently asked Boston students: How Does Your School Stack Up on Twitter? The Answer: Boston University‘s Twitter handle, @BU_Tweets, ranks #1!

MET Awarded Distance Learning Silver Medal

Metropolitan College’s Master of Science in Health Communication program was awarded a Silver Medal for best Practices in Distance Learning Programming by the United States Distance Learning Association.  The Health Communication program is taught in conjunction with the College of Communication.  MET Dean Jay Halfond said: “Our faculty and staff commit a substantial amount of […]

BU’s class of 1970 gets what they’ve long deserved, a graduation ceremony!

1970 was a year that saw the Beatles break up, the first Earth Day celebrated in the U.S., and All My Children hit the ABC airwaves.  Born in 1970 were Actor Matt Damon and figure skating sweetheart Tonya Harding, while rock legends Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix joined the 27 Club.  However, 1970 was also […]

Boil-water order in effect

A major water main break is currently dumping millions of gallons of water into the Charles River.  A “boil-water” order is currently in effect for the City of Boston (including BU’s Charles River and Medical Campuses) and dozens of surrounding communities. During this H2O emergency, regular updates will be available on BU Today, or visit www.mwra.com […]

U.S. Attorney General to address BU Class of 2010

Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General of the United States, will deliver the commencement address at Boston University’s 137th graduation ceremonies at BU’s Nickerson Field at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 16. Holder, the nation’s 82nd Attorney General, will speak before more than 5,000 graduates and 20,000 guests at New England’s largest graduation ceremony and will receive an honorary Doctor of […]

BU archaeologist elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Kathryn Bard, a Boston University Associate Professor of Archaeology, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  Bard, who has conducted pathbreaking excavations in Egypt, is among 229 leaders in the sciences, social sciences, the humanities, the arts, business and public affairs to become members of the Academy — one of the nation’s […]

Where are we? BU’s Annual Report

President Robert A. Brown recently released the multi-media, online version of Boston University’s 2009 Annual Report which gives a glimpse into the exciting engagements by BU students and faculty around the globe.  The report also gives more detail about the University’s financial performance and some recent accomplishments in research, scholarship, and athletics.  Be sure to […]

$10 Million Pledge Made to BU

Alan M. and Sherry M. Leventhal have pledged $10 million to Boston University, a contribution intended to motivate substantial parallel gifts for student financial aid and professorships, announced BU President Robert A. Brown. “Alan’s and Sherry’s very generous pledge will serve as a compelling stimulator for other individuals to contribute to the university, and reflects […]