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BUA Jazz Ensemble to Perform in University MLK Commemoration

The Swamp Cats, BUA's Jazz Ensemble, will perform in Boston University's annual commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  This event, entitled "Words Beyond the Dream: A Celebration in Honor of Alumnus Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.," will take place on Monday, January 15 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the GSU Metcalf Ballroom, 775 Commonwealth Ave. All BUA community members are invited and encouraged to attend this special event.

Samantha Cohen ’08

Samantha Cohen ‘08 received her AB in Social Studies from Harvard University in 2012. After graduating, Cohen moved to New York to work for Sotheby’s, one of the world’s largest auction houses and brokers of art, jewelry, real estate, and automobiles. She currently serves as a Senior Manager in Business Development. In addition to her academic and career interests, Cohen has trained extensively in ballet. She was a member of the Pre-Professional Program at Boston Ballet School during her high school years and went on to dance in college with the Harvard Ballet Company. In her free time, Cohen enjoys visiting museums, going on long runs in Central Park, and trying new restaurants in the city. Can you tell us about what drew you to Sotheby’s and what some of your primary responsibilities are? In college I didn’t major in art history, but I discovered I had a particular fascination with the... More

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Larry Tobin ’05

By emmeyerDecember 15th, 2017in Alumni Profiles

After graduating from BUA, Larry Tobin ‘05 received his BA from Boston University in 2007. He refined his fundraising and leadership skills at Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), where he worked from 2008-2017, most recently as Associate VP of Major Gifts. During this time, he also earned his MBA and MA at Brandeis University. This past August, Tobin became the first Director of the Shapiro Foundation, a private foundation which works to serve and resettle refugees across the world. In his free time, Tobin enjoys spending time with his wife Jesse & 8mo daughter Ruthie, deep woods XC ski & canoe trips, and being a Patriots Season Ticket Holder. Can you explain what the Shapiro Foundation strives to accomplish and what some of your primary responsibilities are as Director? Our primary goal is to serve the world’s most vulnerable and overlooked population: refugees. We focus especially on the two opposite ends of the... More

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Jennifer Johnson ’00

By emmeyerDecember 15th, 2017in Alumni Profiles, Homepage News

After graduating from BUA in 2000, Jennifer Johnson received her BA in History from Brown University and her PhD in History from Princeton University. She taught history at Lehman College and the City College of New York before returning to Brown in 2015 as an Assistant Professor of African History. Johnson is the author of The Battle for Algeria: Sovereignty, Health Care, and Humanitarianism (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016). In addition to her undergraduate and graduate teaching responsibilities at Brown, she is currently working on two projects, a book-length study on family planning programs in postcolonial Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia and a sourcebook of primary documents about African History. Her work has been supported by a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, a Watson Institute Collaboration Grant, and an American Institute for Maghrib Studies grant. In her free time, Johnson enjoys traveling, reading novels, cooking, gardening, and hanging out with her husband and... More

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2016-17 Impact of Giving Report

We are proud to share with you our 2016-2017 Impact of Giving Report. From student clubs to strategic initiatives, professional development to physical education, your gifts have a real and tangible effect on BUA's students and teachers. We hope you enjoy reading about the many programs and projects – both large and small –that your support made possible. We are deeply grateful for all of the generous supporters that made 2016-2017 a record-breaking year for the BUA Annual Fund. Thank you. See What BUA Achieved in 2016-17 -- Thanks to You!

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Sonja Page ’09

By emmeyerNovember 17th, 2017in Alumni Profiles

Sonja Page ‘09 graduated from the University of Rochester with her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and Minors in Chemical Engineering and Business in 2013. She worked at Schlumberger, the world’s leading oilfield services company, as a Senior Field Engineer. Sonja is currently an MBA student at Harvard Business School exploring entrepreneurship and full-time roles combining business and engineering in technology companies. In her free time, Sonja enjoys mountaineering, hot yoga with friends, and skiing. Working in the California oilfields can be challenging and pressure-filled. What were you responsible for as a Senior Field Engineer? What skills and abilities do you hope to bring forward from this experience? As a field engineer, I managed a crew of two to three operators, and used tools with sophisticated sensors to evaluate different aspects of an oil well (formation pressure, oil location, oil volume, cement quality, etc.). I also perforated wells using perforating guns. Detonating perforation guns... More

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Survey Highlights: A Portrait of BU Academy As Drawn By Its Community

By crjiangOctober 23rd, 2017

A culture of inquiry. Rigorous examination. Honesty and integrity. These core values of Boston University Academy inspired us to conduct a frank, independent, and comprehensive analysis of BUA itself. In 2016, we engaged a respected research firm to find out how we’re doing.  

BUA Announces Great Teachers Fund for Academic Enhancement

By crjiangOctober 23rd, 2017in BUA News and Stories

We are delighted to announce the establishment of the Boston University Academy Great Teachers Fund for Academic Enhancement.  A generous gift in the amount of $100,000 from Boston University Trustee Ruth A. Moorman (CAS ’88, SED ’89, SED ’09, P BUA ’15) and Sheldon N. Simon (P BUA ’15), parents of Sarah Simon ’15, will establish the permanently endowed fund in celebration and commemoration of Boston University Academy’s 25th anniversary year. The Fund will support BUA initiatives while honoring the school’s retiring master teachers. Gifts to the Fund will benefit BUA students, teachers, and the school as a whole by helping to incorporate unique learning opportunities that lift the quality of teaching inside and outside the classroom. 2017-2018 Challenge: The Moorman-Simon Family is offering their $100,000 gift as a challenge to the BUA community, with the goal of raising at least an additional $100,000 from current parents, parents of graduates, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends. Please consider making a... More

All-School Learning Experience Community Panel: “Mass Incarceration: Causes and Cures”

Join Boston University Academy and BU Howard Thurman Center for a co-sponsored panel discussion entitled "Mass Incarceration: Causes and Cures."   The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world. In the land of the free, 2.5 million individuals are imprisoned, at an annual cost of roughly $74 billion. This panel will address the problem of mass incarceration in the U.S., looking at the ways in which education impacts incarceration, asking what rights prisoners have, and exploring possibilities for reducing the prison population in America. 

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