Ibrahim Rashid (CAS'19), an eloquent spokesperson for tolerance on campus and beyond, has made it his mission (through his Facebook page My Muslim Friends) to promote solidarity and acceptance for American Muslims during - and in the wake of - a contentious election plagued by Islamophobia. His message? Rather than keep low profiles or retreat in fear of prejudice, Muslims should claim their... View details ⇨
"There is a wide consensus that dark matter exists, however, nobody to date has ever directly detected it," says BU physicist Alex Sushkov. Dark matter is called "dark" because it doesn’t emit electromagnetic radiation, including light, so we can’t see it; we can only infer its existence by its gravitational pull.
Sushkov is building an experiment to do what no one has done before: detect... View details ⇨
BU's 2016 Innovator of the Year, Ed Damiano, joins us on Facebook live today at 3pm to discuss the progress on his bionic pancreas - an invention with the potential to dramatically alter the lives of those with type 1 Diabetes.
Join us at 3 pm to hear from Ed directly & have your questions answered!
A $2 million gift from BU trustee Shamim Dahod (CGS’76, CAS’78, MED’87) and her husband, Ashraf Dahod will help renovate BU's Castle into a bustling Alumni Center, complete with a four-season patio and expanded BU Pub.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which was enacted by Executive Order by President Obama in 2012, protects undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children.
President-elect Trump has vowed to end the program as part of his pledge to crack down on illegal immigration. Read why BU's President Brown and 250+ other leaders in higher education are urging him... View details ⇨
"Do you know the feeling after you wake up from a long night’s sleep—you feel well-rested, ready to take on the day? I have never known that feeling, and I never will,” says Skylar Singer (COM’20). The Norwalk, Conn., native lacks a vital neurotransmitter necessary for getting a restful sleep.
Follow his journey to settling into a new routine his first semester at BU:
In studying climate change, BU biology professor Jennifer Talbot noticed a disparity in the amount of carbon coming out of soil versus that coming from human processes on land. Her research reveals that fungi, which operate under the surface of the soil, could dramatically affect our changing climate.
National lore has it that the first Thanksgiving was in 1621, when Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag Indians shared a harvest feast. But it wasn't until 1863 when President Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday, during the height of the Civil War.
The 90th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, a local Turkey Trot, half-price zoo admissions and the grand opening of the Boston Common Frog Pond! Our guide to the long Thanksgiving weekend in Boston.
The United States has the worst health indicators among its peer nations, even though it spends far more money on health than any of those countries. Much of the significant health challenges facing the nation are borne by the same marginalized groups that voted for Donald Trump.
Can the new administration seize the opportunity and take steps that can actually make a difference in the lives... View details ⇨
According to recruiters and managing directors, BU graduates are some of the most employable in the world. The University was ranked 11th in the world and 7th in the nation for employability in a new Times Higher Education report.