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With the release of 2018 U.S. News and World Report rankings of the best graduate schools this week, BU saw some significant improvements — notably, in its School of Education and College of Engineering. The QS World University Rankings by Subject also said BU stands “among the world’s elite institutions” in 36 different academic subjects:

Rankings Put BU among Best Nationally and Globally | Boston University
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03/21/2017 at 14:17. Facebook
President Trump's proposed budget, which features big cuts to medical research and public health, to fund increased defense spending, is concerning researchers at BU and beyond.

One BU researcher says the proposed cuts to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in particular would lead to “fewer scientific breakthroughs, fewer clinical trials, [and] less drug development. Citizens would...
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BU Faculty Looks Warily at Trump's Proposed Budget | Boston University
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03/20/2017 at 15:46. Facebook
Derek Walcott, remembered to the world as a Nobel Laureate awarded for his poetry of the Caribbean, taught on BU's creative writing faculty from 1981 until his retirement in 2007 where his poetry and playwriting enraptured generations of Terriers.

Walcott, who passed away in his home on March 17, is remembered by the BU community.

Derek Walcott, Nobel Laureate Poet, Dead at 87 | BU Today | Boston University
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03/19/2017 at 12:41. Facebook
Around 90 to 95 percent of deaf children are born to hearing parents who often don’t know sign language and therefore will likely struggle to teach it before their children enter school. Given this data, educators in the field worry that a majority of deaf children may be deprived of language.

BU researchers are hard at work seeking a way to prevent this deprivation, which they say creates a...
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Studying Language Acquisition in Deaf Children | Boston University
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03/18/2017 at 15:24. Facebook
Just like that, we're expanding our Terrier family! Congratulations to our newest additions - the talented Class of 2021!

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03/17/2017 at 15:11. Facebook
What began as a religious holiday, St. Patrick's Day has gradually transformed into a pageant of culture. As Americans celebrate the contributions of Irish immigrants today, Boston University School of Public Health Dean Sandro Galea reflects on the indelible mark left on this country by the Irish - America's first large wave of refugees.

St. Patricks Day: Imagine An America Without Irish Immigrants
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03/16/2017 at 15:31. Facebook
What began as a fourth grade report wound up changing the course of Lise Miltner’s (STH'17) life. After writing about Canine Companions for Independence, a nonprofit that trains assistance dogs, Miltner was hooked.

In the fall of 2015 she was matched with Gem, a 10-week-old female black Labrador retriever. Over the next 16 months, during Miltner's Master of Divinity coursework at the School...
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With storms like yesterday's Nor'easter, which brought wind, snow and rain to Boston, it's hard to believe spring is five short days away!
Photo by Alexandra Wimley (COM'17)
Despite record highs for the stock market lately, BU economist Laurence Kotlikoff recently sold off all of his holdings. You should, too, he says, to avoid a coming market crash.

Stock Market Crash Likely, BU Economist Predicts | Boston University
A late-season winter storm will close the Charles River Campus on Tuesday, March 14.

All Dining Halls will remain open while libraries, GSU eateries and Boston University Fitness and Recreation Center will both be closed. Full details:

Charles River Campus Closed Tuesday | BU Today | Boston University
This fall's addition to the Comm. Ave landscape - a theater next to our 808 Gallery - will be named for BU Trustee Steve Zide's in-laws, who "brought the joy of stage performance into his life and the lives of the Zides’ four children."

$10 Million Gift Names College of Fine Arts New Theatre | Boston University
Across the developing world, life-saving drugs are often poor quality, substandard or counterfeit, accounting for anywhere from 100,000 - 500,000 deaths annually. To combat this growing problem, BU engineer Muhammad Zaman designed PharmaChk, a portable, simple-to-use device to detect counterfeit pharmaceuticals.
Timelapse: Watch as dusk settles on the city of Boston and the lights come to life, as captured from the bustling Warren Towers dining hall.
Evan Puschak wanted to be a filmmaker when he came to BU, and in a way, he has done that. Puschak (COM’10) is the creator of the YouTube series The Nerdwriter.

Louise Baigelman (SED'11) founded Story Shares, a nonprofit that crowdsources writers to create books tailored for middle school students who read below grade-level.

They're just two of the BU alums to make Forbes annual "30 Under...
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Five Alums, BU Academy Graduate on Forbes "30 Under 30" Lists| Boston University
Fungi - molds, mushrooms, and other dirt-dwellers - have an outsize role in the decomposition of dead plants and the release of carbon. And since Earth’s soil contains more than three times as much carbon as its atmosphere, what fungi do in the soil could dramatically affect climate change.
While our Terriers may be away this week, we've still been experiencing some amazing sunrises here in Boston. This one, captured on Bay State Rd following an over night rain.

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How worried should Americans be about President Trump's ties to Putin and relations with Russia? "Slightly paranoid" says The Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University professor Robert Loftis, a career diplomat with over three decades of experience: [ Link ]

Trump-Putin ties worry allies eyeing US-Russia relations | Boston University
How are you spending your spring break? Some students will escape the cold as they head to sandy beaches. Hundreds of others embark on service- and learning-based trips across the globe. However you’re spending the time off, we hope you have a great week: [ Link ]

March Means Service, Learning-Based Trips | BU Today | Boston University
81-year-old great-grandmother Rose Girourard did her first shift for Boston University Dining Services in 1971. Then a single mother of three boys, she's perfected every procedure over her 44 years with the University. But don't think Rose is close to retirement yet. According to her, “she’s too young.”

The Queen of the Castle | Boston University
Happy Spring Break, Terriers! For those of you who are staying in Boston this week, there’s plenty going on in the city for a fun-filled vacation. We’ve put together a list of events for you. Enjoy! [ Link ]

A Guide to Spring Break in Boston | BU Today | Boston University