Tagged: Boston University

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 […]

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 […]

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” 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 […]

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 […]

Veteran NECN Anchor R.D. Sahl Joins BU Faculty

Long-time New England Cable News (NECN) anchor R. D. Sahl will join the journalism department at Boston University beginning in January 2011. Sahl, who brings to BU 40 years of broadcast journalism experience, will remain at NECN as a special contributor. “It’s been my privilege to be part of NECN for more than 13 years. This […]

Flu Info from Student Health Services

With flu season upon us, BU Now caught up with Michelle George, Wellness Coordinator at BU’s Student Health Services, to get the scoop on all things flu-related, including the flu shot, the “Flu Buddy” program, and tips for staying healthy this fall and winter.

Tom Whalen Talks Midterm Elections

Tom Whalen, Associate Professor of Social Science and an expert on American politics, offers his take on the potential outcomes of the upcoming midterm elections.