Despite the Supreme Court temporarily allowing a partial travel ban, BU students, faculty, and staff will not be barred from entering the United States and seeking a new visa. Nonetheless, the University is advising people from the six Muslim-majority countries targeted to seek advice from their International Students and Scholars Office advisor as the situation remains fluid.
Interviews of urban youths of color conducted by their peers find that over 80% in Boston identify as being stressed, especially by neighborhood violence and distrust that police would do anything about it.
A study from Boston University School of Hospitality Administration shows that rather than hurting the hotel sector, Airbnb's unique features & audience may actually be boosting tourism overall in the city of Boston.
Massachusetts doesn’t have a law against encouraging suicide, and Michelle Carter was not with Conrad Roy at his death—facts that had experts expecting an acquittal in the local trial that captivated the nation. So, how do we make sense of the judge's ruling? Boston University School of Law professor David Rossman offers why we shouldn't be surprised by the guilty verdict.
Quantum dots are tiny, quirky little particles that glow different colors under UV light depending on their size. BU's Allison Dennis uses them to track breast cancer tumors to see how well chemotherapy is working. Her work could revolutionize breast cancer treatment:
To stay competitive in the world economy, America needs more scientists and engineers—and evidence shows that diversity may lead to better science. While the scientific community has made a push to increase STEM diversity by targeting women and minorities, they have paid less attention to members of the LGBT community.
For the first time in 17 years, more than 50 majestic tall ships from 14 countries will glide into Boston Harbor for Sail Boston, a stop on the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta course. Our guide to the weekend's events and top viewing locations:
The odds of Bob Hines (ENG’97) being selected as a NASA astronaut were, well, astronomical: a record 18,300 people applied with just 12 making the cut. The astronaut candidates will report in August for two years of training. When they graduate, they will join an astronaut corps that currently stands at 44. Congratulations, Bob! #ProudToBU
From biology to business, the wide range of academic programs at BU means there is no singular student experience. Our Terriers' class schedules, extracurriculars & internships are as diverse as they are!
Follow painting major Maddie Durso (CFA'19) for a peek at a day-in-the-life of the Boston University College of Fine Arts student.
Lighting designer Christopher Akerlind (CFA'85) is among several BU alumni nominated at this year's Tony Awards for his work on "Indecent." The Awards, which takes place Sunday evening, count seven BU alums in total among the 2017 nominees. #ProudToBU
Climate change and an influx of invasive grasses are altering the landscape in ways that make existing techniques to manage tick populations more risky. A team of BU researchers are using computer science to see how ecosystem change affects tick populations. Their research will ultimately help better control and manage ticks - and the diseases they carry.
Learning: The relatively permanent change in a person’s knowledge or behavior due to experience.
Virtue: A particular moral excellence.
Piety: Understanding your responsibilities to other people and to society.