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Authors present book about Obama Administration’s use of social media

As social media use become increasingly prevalent in contemporary politics, Boston University hosted a book launch Thursday exploring media’s influence on the Obama Administration. Co-authored by James Katz, College of Communication professor of emerging media, China Daily reporter Michael Barris and BU Metropolitan College teaching fellow Anshul Jain, The Social Media President: Barack Obama and […]

Pulitzer-winning author, BU alum speaks about new book

Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist Jhumpa Lahiri, a Boston University alumnus, spoke to more than 700 members of the BU community Wednesday night at Morse Auditorium as part of the Ha Jin Visiting Lecturer Series. Lahiri, who won the Pulitzer in 2000 for her first collection of short stories Interpreter of Maladies, read from her latest novel […]

BU School of Public Health to collaborate with Optum Labs

Boston University’s School of Public Health will partner with Optum Labs to develop new innovations and insight on patient care through data sharing and research. As a healthcare research and innovation center, Optum Labs will provide SPH with unprecedented access to Optum Lab’s warehouse of data in exchange for extending the research results to Optum […]

New programs encourage STEM majors to participate in courses abroad

While some colleges are developing programs to encourage students in science, technology, engineering and mathematic fields to take classes abroad, Boston University is ahead of the mark and already offers students in STEM fields opportunities for study abroad. At the Association of International Education Administrators’ annual conference Monday, entitled “Universalizing Global Learning in the 21st […]

Religion and science may not be as contradictory as previously thought, study suggests

The rift between religious participants and scientists at scholarly academic institutions such as Boston University may not be as large as many people perceive. “There has been a great deal of debate about how religion and science do and should relate to each other, but often it is a small, vocal minority that receives the […]