Boston University

Boston University is no small operation: it has over 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 140 countries, 10,000 faculty and staff, 16 schools and colleges, and 250 fields of study. BU was founded in 1839.

Boston University offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctorates, and medical, dental, business, and law degrees through eighteen schools and colleges on two urban campuses. The main campus is situated along the Charles River in Boston’s Fenway-Kenmore and Allston neighborhoods, while the Boston University Medical Campus is in Boston’s South End neighborhood. BU also operates 75 study abroad programs in more than 33 cities in over twenty countries and has internship opportunities in ten different countries (including the United States).

The university counts seven Nobel Laureates including Martin Luther King, Jr. (PhD ‘55) and Elie Wiesel, 35 Pulitzer Prize winners, nine Academy Award winners, Emmy and Tony Award winners among its faculty and alumni. BU also has MacArthur, Sloan, and Guggenheim Fellowship holders as well as American Academy of Arts and Sciences and National Academy of Sciences members among its past and present graduates and faculty.

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Trump offre aux joueurs de football américain les Clemson Tigersun diner à la Maison blanche constitué de ‘fast food’ le 14 janvier tandis que les institutions du pays sont partiellement paralysées par le ‘shutdown’. SAUL LOEB / AFP

Les fonctionnaires américains se serrent la ceinture pendant que Trump offre des hamburgers

Le « shutdown » qui paralyse les États-Unis depuis trois semaines impacte aussi les salaires des fonctionnaires : certains sont sommés de prendre des congés sans solde ou de travailler sans être payés.
Newborn babies in a Bangkok hospital on Dec. 28, 2017.They are wearing dog costumes to observe the New Year of the dog. Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters

What the US could learn from Thailand about health care coverage

Universal Coverage Day came only three days shy of the deadline for open enrollment in the US. Why are much smaller, less wealthy countries such as Thailand pushing forward while the US is not?
La cuenca del Amazonas proporciona las precipitaciones que sustentan las tierras de cultivo del sur de Brasil, fuente alimentaria de importancia mundial. Reuters/Bruno Kelly

La protección estricta del Amazonas fomenta la productividad agrícola en Brasil

Jair Bolsonaro dice que las protecciones medioambientales entorpecen el desarrollo rural en Brasil. En realidad, las leyes que eviten la deforestación del Amazonas ayudan a los agricultores.
President Donald Trump speaks to the media outside of the White House. AP/Evan Vucci

Lies, damn lies and post-truth

Any amateur politician can engage in lying. President Donald Trump is going further than that. He's engaging in 'post-truth'.
A Kosovo policeman directs cars in Pristina after the government banned traffic in response to extremely high fine particle pollution levels, Jan. 31, 2018. AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu

Fine particle air pollution is a public health emergency hiding in plain sight

The head of the World Health Organization calls air pollution 'the new tobacco' because it causes millions of preventable deaths yearly. Fine particle pollution is especially deadly.

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