Tagged: immigration

“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 […]

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 […]

British election showdown

The month-long British elections are in the homestretch headed for Thursday’s vote after a furious weekend of campaigning by Prime Minister Gordon Brown (r.) of the Labour party, Conservative party leader David Cameron (l.), and and Nick Clegg (center) of the upstart Liberal Democrats. Political science Professor Graham Wilson, a native of Great Britain who is in […]

H-1B visas and human capital

Management, Strategy and Innovation Professor Professor N. “Venkat” Venkatraman from the School of Management says this year’s 5 business-day scramble for temporary visas for foreign scientists and technology engineers is different this time around. “It’s the beginning of the latest cycle of applications for H-1B visas for highly qualified foreign-born workers intending to work in the […]