BOSTON UNIVERSITY NEWS



Boston Poetry Slam Tonight at Cantab Lounge
Arts & Entertainment
Every Wednesday, poets and fans of poetry come from all over the Boston area to the Cantab Lounge in Cambridge for the Boston Poetry Slam. The aim of the weekly event is to promote new voices in performance poetry and to bring poetry to as wide an audience as possible. Over its more than two […]


Stephen M. Mindich (CFA’65) Shaped Alternative Culture
In the World
Stephen M. Mindich (CFA’65), whose alternative media empire influenced the cultural landscape in and around Boston for decades, died of cancer May 23 at age 74. His alternative weekly publication, the Boston Phoenix, and his radio station, WFNX-FM, helped define hipness in Boston from the late 1960s until the final issue of the Phoenix hit […]


Kahn Awards Help to Launch CFA’s Emerging Artists
Arts & Entertainment
Pursuing a career in theater is always financially risky, but it just got a little easier for Desiré Graham. The 22-year-old Graham (CFA’18), who wants to study physical theater and help launch an experimental theater group for artists of color, is one of three winners of this year’s Esther B. and Albert S. Kahn Career […]


Associate General Counsel Dennis Hart Retires
Campus Life
Ask Dennis Hart about favorite projects in his more than 30 years of working in BU’s Office of the General Counsel and he pulls a children’s book from a shelf. How the Piloses Evolved Skinny Noses (Tumblehome Learning, 2017) is designed to help children understand Darwin’s theory of natural selection by following the evolution of […]


Bringing the Untold Story of 12 World War II American POWs to Light
Arts & Entertainment
The atomic bombing of Hiroshima in August 1945 has been etched into American history books, but only a small number of people today know the story of the 12 American soldiers languishing in a Japanese jail when the bomb dropped. Those 12 prisoners of war perished in the aftermath. While 10 of the POWs died […]


Boston Pops Pays Tribute to Leonard Bernstein Tonight
Arts & Entertainment
Few 20th-century musicians were as prolific and influential as Leonard Bernstein. A renowned composer, conductor, and pianist, Bernstein wrote symphonic pieces, among them three symphonies and numerous chamber and solo works, Broadway scores (Wonderful Town, Peter Pan, Candide, and West Side Story), operas, and film scores (On the Waterfront). His television lectures on classical music […]


Gone in a Flash
Campus Life
Well, finals have ended, the Class of 2018 has graduated, and Memorial Day has ushered in the summer season. Before we dig out the sandals and bathing suits, loosen our ties, and enjoy a little more free time (some of us, anyway), take a look back at the year past in our “Close-ups” slideshow.


Want to See Solo: A Star Wars Story Tonight—and Free?
Arts & Entertainment
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… The most famous movie franchise in Hollywood history returns to the big screen today with Solo: A Star Wars Story, produced by Lucasfilm and distributed by Disney Studios. The second anthology film in the Star Wars franchise, Solo is a prequel to Rogue One and […]


Heads Up
Campus Life
If there’s one thing that’s unmistakable about Terriers, it’s their creativity. Just take a look around Nickerson Field at a BU Commencement. These grads have figured out how to stand out in a sea of scarlet caps and gowns and how to convey parting words to a crowd of 20,000. Their personal messages are on […]


Boston Celebrates Memorial Day Weekend
Arts & Entertainment
Despite soaring gas prices, an estimated 41.5 million Americans—about 5 percent more than last year—will be hitting the road this Memorial Day weekend. While the long weekend offers a great chance to get away, staying in Boston has its own rewards. From memorials commemorating fallen soldiers to free museum days and music festivals, the city […]


Noted Scholar of Inequality to Lead BU School of Law
Campus Life
Angela Onwuachi-Willig, a renowned legal scholar and expert in racial and gender inequality as well as civil rights law, has been named dean of the BU School of Law. A prolific writer and authority on employment discrimination and law as it relates to social injustice, she comes to BU from the University of California, Berkeley, […]


Did You Score Free Tickets to Solo: A Star Wars Story?
Arts & Entertainment
It’s Memorial Day weekend, the official start of the summer movie season, and the first blockbuster out of the gate is Solo: A Star Wars Story, the second anthology film in the Star Wars franchise and a prequel to Rogue One and A New Hope. It focuses (you guessed it) on a young Han Solo […]


2018 Commencement: Over in the Blink of an Eye
Campus Life
Ever wonder how Commencement festivities for more than 7,000 graduates and 20,000 guests are pulled off? Answer: a year of careful planning. Over three days, some 40,000 chairs are set up, 500 volunteers mobilized, and lots (and lots) of food prepared. And it’s over in a second—or so it seems. Our time-lapse video of Nickerson Field tells the story.


One Second a Day: Seniors Record the Lead-up to Commencement
Campus Life
Inspired by social media’s popular one-second-a-day videos, we reached out to some members of the Class of 2018 and a few underclassmen and asked them to record a single moment from each of the 60 days leading up to the 2018 Commencement ceremony. We stitched the clips together into a single minute-long video that captured […]


David Quinn Leaving the Terriers for the NHL
Sports
David Quinn (CAS’89) signs contract with New York Rangers Becomes third Terrier coaching in NHL National search for a BU replacement begins immediately After five years of leading BU men’s hockey to championship competition, head coach David Quinn is leaving to take over as head coach of the NHL’s New York Rangers. Under Quinn (CAS’89), […]


David Quinn Leaving Terriers for NHL
Sports
David Quinn (CAS’89) signs contract with New York Rangers Becomes third Terrier coaching in NHL National search for a BU replacement begins immediately After five years of leading BU men’s hockey to championship competition, head coach David Quinn is leaving to take over as head coach of the NHL’s New York Rangers. Under Quinn (CAS’89), […]


Alum Nina Totenberg to LAW Grads: “Beware the Golden Handcuffs”
Campus Life
Award-winning National Public Radio legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg counseled the 2018 School of Law graduates Sunday to seek a variety of experiences as they embark on their legal careers, including public service. Families, friends, and faculty gathered at the Track & Tennis Center to celebrate the 490 graduates receiving Juris Doctor and Master of Law […]


BU-Based CARB-X Antimicrobial Partnership Gets Another $50 Million Plus
Science & Tech
In a sign of the growing recognition of the threat of antibiotic resistance, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK government are joining CARB-X (Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Biopharmaceutical Accelerator), a BU-based public-private partnership launched two years ago by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to give financial, scientific, and business […]


BU-based Antimicrobial Partnership Gets Another $50 Million Plus
Science & Tech
In a sign of the growing recognition of the threat of antibiotic resistance, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK government are joining CARB-X (Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Biopharmaceutical Accelerator), a BU-based public-private partnership launched two years ago by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to give financial, scientific, and business support […]


Emmy Winner Michael Chiklis Offers CFA Grads Some Career Advice
Campus Life
Golden Globe- and Emmy Award-winning actor Michael Chiklis had a message for 2018 College of Fine Arts grads Saturday: your job is to bring humanity to a tumultuous world. “Artists are the arbiters, the purveyors, of empathy and compassion in this world,” said Chiklis (CFA’85), speaking at the CFA Convocation at the Track & Tennis […]


BU’s 2018 Commencement Highlights
Campus Life
Under cloudy skies that threatened rain and warm, humid temperatures, an estimated 20,000 family and friends on Nickerson Field Sunday cheered for the Class of 2018 during BU’s 145th All-University Commencement. The 7,072 graduating students and guests listened to US Congressman John Lewis (Hon.’18) (D-Ga.), a leader of the nation’s Civil Rights Movement, deliver the main […]


Graduating, with a Big Assist from Dad
Campus Life
This weekend Eddie Almeida watched with pride, perhaps a little more pride than the average parent, as the second of his two children graduated from BU. The longtime custodian works the overnight shift at the GSU, and among the job’s benefits is tuition remission. Newly minted grad Andrew Almeida (COM’18) says his degree wouldn’t have been possible without his dad’s job.


Mayor of San Juan: What Will You Do in a Moral Crisis?
Campus Life
Her voice often cracking with emotion, the mayor of San Juan, P.R., used her BU Baccalaureate address Sunday at Marsh Chapel to take attendees to the ghostly streets of her devastated island, while urging them to raise their voices against injustices. Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto (CAS’84, Hon.’18) recounted her role as global troubadour for her […]


US Rep. John Lewis (Hon.’18) to 2018 Grads: Be Bold and Courageous
Campus Life
John Lewis told BU’s Class of 2018 Sunday to enjoy their big day—then get to work. “Take a long, deep breath, take it all in—and roll up your sleeves, because the world is waiting for you, waiting for talented men and women to lead it to a better place,” the civil rights leader said in […]


View Commencement Photos, Messages, on This Year’s Tagboard
Campus Life
Back by popular demand: for this year’s Commencement, members of the Class of 2018, family members, and friends were once again able to share recollections and post photos and good wishes on social media via Tagboard. Using #BU2018, anyone with a public Instagram or Twitter account could submit content for consideration, starting on Thursday and […]