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Public Health Research Reduced Smoking Deaths -- It Could Do The Same For Gun Violence

The Conversation US | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
The Conversation US

Prayers are not going to fix the fact that each year 30,000 deaths and many more injuries are caused by firearm violence. Recognizing gun violence for the public health problem it is might.

Checking In With Alex Shadrow, Founder and CEO of UNItiques

She's Fit To Lead | Posted 06.30.2016 | College
She's Fit To Lead

This article previously appeared in and appears courtesy of She's Fit to Lead. What if you could sell the clothes in your closet (the ones you lov...

Scientists Are Getting Serious About Diagnosing CTE In The Living

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 06.02.2016 | Sports

Beginning this summer, the researchers behind a nationwide, seven-year, $16 million study will attempt to leap a hurdle that’s never been cleared be...

Is Boston University Bold Enough to Listen?

Ibrahim Rashid | Posted 04.13.2016 | College
Ibrahim Rashid

Mental health clearly matters at BU. But does it to our administration? Recently students have gone as far as to say that they felt neglected by the university.

Customer service on hold: we hate phone menus and don't trust virtual assistants like Siri

The Conversation US | Posted 04.07.2016 | Business
The Conversation US

Jacob Groshek, Boston University; Chelsea Cutino, Boston University, and Jill Walsh, Boston University "Just thinking about it makes me break out int...

Mental Health Takes a Hit at Boston University

Ibrahim Rashid | Posted 04.13.2016 | College
Ibrahim Rashid

I hesitantly stepped onto Boston University's campus in the fall of 2014. As someone with anxiety, I was apprehensive about the transition to a big school in an even bigger city, but I had not anticipated the hardships I would face.

From Boston University to Army Paratrooper to The Academy Awards: Q & A with Henry Hughes

Xaque Gruber | Posted 04.05.2016 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

He's fought in a war. He's been nominated for an Academy Award. He met his wife when he was 13. He's mentored by the director of Star Wars. Director H...

An American's Havana Adventure of Discovering Cuba Through Music

Ibrahim Rashid | Posted 03.23.2016 | Good News
Ibrahim Rashid

I might look different, speak a different language, hail from a different country, and see the world from a completely different perspective than he does. But none of that mattered to Sergio; what mattered is that we both share a common passion for music.

Poetry at Stake

Tara Skurtu | Posted 02.09.2016 | Arts
Tara Skurtu

Poetry has the logic of memory, the spontaneity of dreams, yet is much like calculus--each line is, in a sense, an asymptote composed of and continual...

Art Schools Pushed to Improve Environmental Record

Daniel Grant | Posted 02.08.2016 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Art schools and university art departments are where the next generation of professional artists receives its training.

Sport and Society for Arete -- Concussions and the NFL

Richard Crepeau | Posted 12.28.2015 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

ESPN reported this week that the NFL had pulled funding for concussion research because one of the principal researchers was Dr. Robert Stern of Boston University who has been critical of the NFL.

Did This University Not Read About Bill Cosby's Alleged Rapes Until 2015?

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.15.2015 | Entertainment

Boston University honored entertainer Bill Cosby with an honorary degree in May 2014, making it the most recent higher education institution to do so....

Just Ask!

Svetlana Dotsenko | Posted 10.21.2015 | College
Svetlana Dotsenko

I must admit, this sunshine-and-serendipity advice sounds more fitting from my friend who is an aspiring astrologist, than from a presumably cold-hearted data-driven engineering professor at one of the U.S.'s most prestigious educational institutions.

Everyone Has a Cool Research Project. How Do I Get One?

Svetlana Dotsenko | Posted 10.14.2015 | College
Svetlana Dotsenko

Project Lever asked our best students to decode the secrets of their success. What did they do back when they were freshmen? How did they get courage to approach faculty members? How did they choose their projects?

What Public Health Researchers Want You to Know About Gun Control

The Conversation US | Posted 10.11.2015 | Politics
The Conversation US

In the wake of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, The Conversation US asked two public health researchers on gun violence to help us understand this latest violent act.

Free Speech at Duke

David Moshman | Posted 05.22.2016 | College
David Moshman

Faculty should be hired and evaluated on the basis of their teaching, research, and professional service, and should be free to speak as citizens and persons without fear for their jobs.

Meredith Vieira: 'Be The Left Shark'

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 05.18.2015 | College

Television host and journalist Meredith Vieira offered some memorable advice for Boston University's class of 2015: "Be the Left Shark." Vieira, wh...

Free Speech at Boston University

David Moshman | Posted 05.18.2016 | College
David Moshman

This could have been "Salaita 2: A Censorship Sequel." Once again, a new college faculty member whose appointment has not yet officially begun has been denounced for offensive speech.

Why Jack Eichel Needs To Turn Professional

Jeffrey Hoffman | Posted 06.28.2015 | Sports
Jeffrey Hoffman

Buffalo has long been regarded as a great hockey town, and this is why the Sabres and their fans were willing to gamble on the draft and why Eichel needs to turn professional and begin that journey.

Hockey Goalie Commits Humiliating Gaffe In National Title Game

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.12.2015 | Sports

O'Connor held the puck in his glove momentarily and then inexplicably dropped it between his legs, where it bounced in for the tying goal by Providence.

Good Stories Still Rule in Journalism's Wired Era

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 05.31.2015 | Media
Bill Lichtenstein

It's often said in the digital world that "content is king." It is clear that in journalism, good stories (even at considerable lengths) still rule, whether in books, newspapers, magazine, web-based publications, podcasts, or on innovative digital narrative platforms.

The 39 Most Iconic College Town Food Joints Across North America

Spoon University | Posted 05.26.2015 | College
Spoon University

We strongly believe that few things strike the core of a college's essence than where its students choose to hang out and chow down.

University Offers 'Harry Potter'-Themed Sex-Ed Class

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.04.2015 | College

Boston University is teaching students about safe sex and sexual health with a little bit of help from none other than wizard extraordinaire Harry Pot...

Women's Rights at 87th Oscars: Why #AskHerMore Should Focus on Asking Actresses to Run for Office!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 04.25.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

The #AskHerMore twitter campaign highlighted at last night's 87th Academy Awards by Reese Witherspoon and others, points out the disparity in the types of questions asked of the 44 women nominees compared with those asked of their male counterparts.

Bill O'Reilly Comes To The Rescue Of His Old College Newspaper

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.13.2014 | College

Conservative author and TV pundit Bill O'Reilly is one of a few notable donors coming to the rescue of the Boston University student newspaper. Th...